October 7, 1794
October 23, 1863
Betsey Doane Brace (April 18, 1817)
Abel Brace was born in Litchfield, Connecticut on October 7, 1794 to James and Susan Pierce Brace. Abel was the second of five children, and the second son to be born into the family. Two years prior to his birth, Abel's aunt, Sarah Pierce, founded the Litchfield Female Academy. His older brother, John Pierce Brace would later play a pivotal role in assisting in the education of countless numbers of students at that school.
At a young age, Abel traveled to Catskill, New York where he studied medicine with his uncle Dr. Thomas O'Hara Croswell, the first physician in Catskill. After completing his studies with Dr. Croswell, Abel began practicing medicine in Catskill as well, and continued in that profession for the remainder of his life. In addition to his personal practice, by the ...[more]
Abel Brace is buried in the Catskill Village Cemetery.
Studied medicine with Dr. Thomas O'Hara Croswell in Catskill, NY.
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