Abraham was born in late 1843 at Askrigg, Yorkshire, to parents James Scarr, a farmer of 55 acres (1851), and Alice Chapman. He was baptised on 21 January 1844 at Askrigg, Yorkshire.
Census return identify the following occupations for Abraham.
- 1861 carter
- 1871 farmer
- 1881 farmer of 419 acres employing two men
- 1891 farmer & cattle dealer
- 1901 farmer
- 1911 grazier
He married Elizabeth Dawson (1841-1920) circa 1878 in the Northalleton Registration District, Yorkshire
Abraham died on 31 March 1923 at Dale Grange, nr Askrigg, Yorkshire.
- 1868 Ramsor
- 1869 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers
Note: Many later records shorten the name to Abram.