Mattie Williams

F, b. 1857
FatherGazaway D. Williams b. 1819
MotherSarah Edwina Abercrombie b. 21 Apr 1824
     Mattie Williams was born in 1857 at Barbour Co., Alabama.

Evalena Williams

F, b. 1859
FatherGazaway D. Williams b. 1819
MotherSarah Edwina Abercrombie b. 21 Apr 1824
     Evalena Williams was born in 1859 at Barbour Co., Alabama.

James Williams

M, b. 1862
FatherGazaway D. Williams b. 1819
MotherSarah Edwina Abercrombie b. 21 Apr 1824
     James Williams was born in 1862 at Alabama.

William Williams

M, b. 1864
FatherGazaway D. Williams b. 1819
MotherSarah Edwina Abercrombie b. 21 Apr 1824
     William Williams was born in 1864 at Alabama.

John E. Bacon

M, b. 1823
     John E. Bacon was belonged to the Dr. caste. He was born in 1823 at Alabama. He was a physician in 1845 at Columbus, Muscogee Co., Georgia. He married Jane E. Abercrombie, daughter of James Charles Abercrombie and Evelina Elizabeth Ross, on 16 January 1845 at Russell Co., Alabama. (an unknown value.)

Family 1

Children

Family 2

Jane E. Abercrombie b. 21 Aug 1826, d. b 1880
Child

James A. Bacon

M, b. 1846
FatherJohn E. Bacon b. 1823
MotherJane E. Abercrombie b. 21 Aug 1826, d. b 1880
     James A. Bacon was born in 1846 at Alabama. He appeared on the census of 1850 at Columbus, Muscogee Co., Georgia. He appeared on the census of 1860 at Columbus, Muscogee Co., Georgia. He appeared on the census of 1870 at houselhold of Dr. John E. Bacon, Columbus, Muscogee Co., Georgia.

Lawrence Ripley Davis

M, b. circa 1820
     Lawrence Ripley Davis was born circa 1820. He married Mary A. Abercrombie, daughter of James Charles Abercrombie and Evelina Elizabeth Ross, on 27 March 1850 at Columbus, Muscogee Co., Georgia.

Family

Mary A. Abercrombie b. 15 Jan 1829

America Watson

F, b. 1836
     Her married name was Abercrombie. America Watson was born in 1836 at Alabama. She married John Lucas Abercrombie, son of James Charles Abercrombie and Evelina Elizabeth Ross, on 1 January 1851 at Columbus, Muscogee Co., Alabama.

Family

John Lucas Abercrombie b. 31 Mar 1831, d. 1 Oct 1861
Children

Mattie Dent Abercrombie

F
FatherJohn Lucas Abercrombie b. 31 Mar 1831, d. 1 Oct 1861
MotherAmerica Watson b. 1836

Clarence Abercrombie

M, b. August 1857, d. May 1923
FatherJohn Lucas Abercrombie b. 31 Mar 1831, d. 1 Oct 1861
MotherAmerica Watson b. 1836
     Clarence Abercrombie was born in August 1857 at Alabama. He married Georgia Magruder Smith, daughter of Milton MgGrath Smith and Sue Magruder Smith, in 1882. Clarence Abercrombie appeared on the census of 1920 at Huntsville, Madison Co., Alabama. He died in May 1923 at Madison Co., Alabama, at age 65.

Family

Georgia Magruder Smith b. Jun 1863, d. 3 Feb 1941
Children

Ella Abercrombie

F, b. 1859, d. February 1930
FatherJohn Lucas Abercrombie b. 31 Mar 1831, d. 1 Oct 1861
MotherAmerica Watson b. 1836
     Ella Abercrombie was born in 1859 at Alabama. She died in February 1930 at Madison, Madison Co., Alabama.

James Holt Clanton

M, b. 8 January 1827, d. 26 September 1871
FatherNathaniel Holt Clanton
     James Holt Clanton was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama. He was born in Columbia county, GA, January 8, 1827. His mother was a relative of Gen. H. D. Clayton, of Barbour county, Ala., himself a native of Georgia.
His father was Nathaniel Holt Clanton, who represented Macon county at one time in the lower, and at another in the upper house of the Alabama legislature. It was in 1835, when James Holt was eight years old, that the Clantons moved from their Georgia home and settled in Macon county, Ala.
It was here that young Clanton grew up to manhood. His education ended with his admission to the college at Tuscaloosa; for his youthful ardor led him then to enlist as a private in Capt. Rush Elmore's company of Col. Bailie Peyton's regiment.
Serving out his six months' enlistment he soon after enlisted in the Palmetto regiment of South Carolina, for which Capt. Preston S. Brooks had come back to recruit. He reached Mexico just after the occupation of the city by the American forces.
Returning home he began the study of law, in Tuskegee, with Hon. David Clopton, and then attended the law school of Judge Chilton. Being admitted to the bar in 1850 he opened his office in Montgomery. In 1855 he was a representative of that county in the Alabama legislature, and in 1860 he was an elector on the Bell and Everett ticket.
He opposed secession, but when his adopted State decided upon that policy, he obeyed her voice and did all in his power to make her cause succeed. Having had experience in Mexico he was elected captain of a mounted company, and served on the Florida coast until the fall of 1861; when he increased his command to a regiment, of which he was chosen colonel.
This command, known as the First Alabama cavalry, he led to Tennessee. He opened the battle of Shiloh, April 6, 1862, and was also engaged in the second day's fight. At Farmington he acted as aide to General Bragg. At Booneville he led a brigade, consisting of his own and a Mississippi regiment and Maj. S. J. Murphy's battalion, and drove the enemy from the field.
In the spring of 1863 Colonel Clanton raised three more regiments, the Sixth, Seventh and Ninth Alabama cavalry, and on November 13th of that year was commissioned as brigadier general in the provisional army of the Confederate States. In 1864 he had a fierce fight with General Rousseau at 'Ten Islands Ford,' on the Coosa river.
In this affair he lost his entire staff, Capt. Robert Abercrombie [first cousin of his wife Parthenia], of Florida, and Lieutenant Judkins, of Montgomery, being killed, and Captain Smith, of Dallas, and Lieutenant Hyer, of Florida, being wounded.
Being ordered to Dalton, he reached there ahead of his command, and acted as aide to General Polk, at Resaca, Adairsville and Cassville. For his services in getting the artillery and stores safely across the Etowah, on the retreat from Cassville, he received the thanks of the generals of the army of Tennessee.
He was subsequently placed on duty with his brigade in the department of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana. Early in 1865 he relieved General Baker at Pollard, and soon afterward defeated a raiding party of the enemy. In March he was dangerously wounded and captured at Bluff Spring, Fla.
From 1866 he resumed his law practice, and was the great leader of the Democratic party in his State until his death at Knoxville, Tenn., September 26, 1871, where he was shot down on the street by the son of Hon. T. A. R. Nelson, an ex-Union officer.
His remains were carried to Montgomery, the capital of Alabama, where they lay in state, and were followed to the grave by the whole population. The demonstrations of grief and respect that came from every part of the State, showed the high esteem in which Alabama held this gallant soldier and honored citizen.

Source: Confederate Military History, vol. VIII, p. 398. He was belonged to the Gen. caste. He was born on 8 January 1827 at Columbia Co., Georgia. He was Type: Milit-Beg in 1846 at the U. S. Army during the Mexican War. He married Parthenia Abercrombie, daughter of James Charles Abercrombie and Evelina Elizabeth Ross, on 21 September 1853 at Russell Co., Alabama. James Holt Clanton was Type: Milit-End in 1865. He appeared on the census of 1870 at Montgomery Ward 3, Montgomery Co., Alabama. He died on 26 September 1871 at Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee, at age 44. (an unknown value.)

Family

Parthenia Abercrombie b. 12 Nov 1833, d. 24 Nov 1900
Children

Mary Clanton

F
FatherJames Holt Clanton b. 8 Jan 1827, d. 26 Sep 1871
MotherParthenia Abercrombie b. 12 Nov 1833, d. 24 Nov 1900

James H. Clanton Jr.

M, b. 1859
FatherJames Holt Clanton b. 8 Jan 1827, d. 26 Sep 1871
MotherParthenia Abercrombie b. 12 Nov 1833, d. 24 Nov 1900
     James H. Clanton Jr. was born in 1859 at Montgomary Co., Alabama.

Thomas W. Clanton

M, b. 1861
FatherJames Holt Clanton b. 8 Jan 1827, d. 26 Sep 1871
MotherParthenia Abercrombie b. 12 Nov 1833, d. 24 Nov 1900
     Thomas W. Clanton was born in 1861 at Montgomery, Alabama. He appeared on the census of 1870 at household of James H. Clanton, Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama. He appeared on the census of 1880 at boarder in household of Dr. J. C. Lee.

Holt C. Clanton

M, b. 1866
FatherJames Holt Clanton b. 8 Jan 1827, d. 26 Sep 1871
MotherParthenia Abercrombie b. 12 Nov 1833, d. 24 Nov 1900
     Holt C. Clanton was born in 1866 at Montgomery Co., Alabama. He appeared on the census of 1870 at household of James H. Clanton, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., Alabama.

Robert Abercrombie

M, b. 1715, d. 31 May 1779
     Robert Abercrombie was one of the early purchasers of land in the 'Lewis Land Grant' in what is now Bath Co., VA, in 1745-46.
Olds, Abstracts of N.C. Wills 1760-1800 p. 216 Orange Co. Will of Robert 1779 Mentions Charles and Robert.
was in Orange County, North Carolina by 1755 when he appears on a tax list there.
In June 1757 he was commissioned justice of the peace in Orange County. He appears in many records of Orange County until his death in 1779.
In 1757 he had land surveyed in the parish of St. Matthew on both sides of Ellerbees Creek in Orange County, North Carolina which land was granted in 1759.
On 10 August 1759 he had 664 [646?] acres of land patented to him in Augusta [Bath] County, Virginia on the west fork of Jackson River, which he conveyed to Robert Gay on 22 October 1760. On 3 September 1761 he conveyed 320 acres on east side of Jackson’s River and mouth of Falling Spring in Augusta County, Virginia to John Stewart.
Robert Abercromby’s will, dated 31 May 1779, proved August 1779 at Orange County, North Carolina, named sons, Charles and Robert and daughter, Jenny Meban[e]. These sons fought on the patriot side during the Revolution and moved to Hancock County, Georgia in the 1780s.
GENEALOGY: Mr. Jim, The Biography of James Smither Abercrombie, by Patrick J. Nicholson:

Page 20: Just as the sons of so many other Scottish families, Robert knew from an early age that he would have to make his own way. He was even more aware of this as the male offspring of a cadet [younger] branch of the clan Abercromby. If it was of any comfort, the younger brothers of another Robert Abercromby (his contemporary, the third baronet) would also have to seek their own fortunes.

Page 21: Robert Abercromby must have chewed on the sweet sugar cane that was unloaded in such great quantities at the old port of Glasgow, or at Aberdeen's wharves. He certainly knew that almost forty thousand colonists, many of them Scots, were on Barbados, the tiny (twenty-one by forteen miles) colony with a fertile mountainous area called the Scotland District, before 1725. Abercromby (and Abercrombie) cousins had settled there (principally in the parishes of Christ Church and St. Michael) by 1700. They wrote home of wondrous things: extremely fertile land; temperatures in the narrow range of 70-90 F throughout the year; gorgeous trees and shrubs such as poinciana ('show-off'), brilliant bouginvillea, bottlebush ('rooster foot') and the fragrant frangipani; huge doves resembling dull-colored grouse, exquisite hummingbirds, tiny monkeys and tree frog that whistled in tune with a sailor's hornpipe.

Page 28: We have voluminous records of Robert Abercromby's life in North Carolina, where he apparently married Jane Gresham (or Grisham) in 1741 and set down the birth of their first-born, Charles, the following year. These range from his appointment as a justice of the peace and frequent other political and civic assignments to his will, filed for probate August 31, 1779; but all that we really know of his origins in Scotland is that he listed his birthplace as 'Scotland, 1715,' and spoke often of Abercromby 'cousins' for whom he named his sons and grandsons.

Page 46: Robert Abercromby arrived in North Carolina in 1741, presumably from Barbados. Robert began to amass land soon after his arrival in Orange County North Carolina. As late as 1770, he was purchasing tracts by the section (640 acres), as were his sons Charles (born 1742) and Robert, Jr.
(born 1748); the father and sons held individually, jointly aong them or with various relatives by marriage, thousands of acres at differing times.

Page 48: A Brick House Farm, a showplace of antique English brick probably brought over as ship's ballast was built by Sheriff Tyree Harris, Robert Abercromby Jr.'s father-in-law and neighbor. Robert Abercromby, in the pattern of the eartly settlers of Orange County, would have begun a small output of turpentine soon after his arrival, in order to bring in some cash and barter while clearing more and more land to plant corn and tobacco.
Robert Abercromby, Sr. slowly acquired slaves, strong and well-treated from all indications, who would remain with the family for generations and be left with their issue to his sons, but at the time of Orange County's first tax list, in 1755, he either did not own slaves or chose not to report them.

GENEALOGY: The History of the Abercrombie Family of Hancock County, Georgia, by Larry L. Abercrombie, Sr:

Robert Abercrombie, Sr. (1715-1779) the earliest known ancestor of this family, (DAR #412511,147953, 142312, 138259 & 136752) was born in Scotland in 1715 and died in Orange County, North Carolina. Tradition says he was a cousin to Sir Ralph Abercrombie, the celebrated Scottish General and his younger brother, Sir Robert Abercrombie, who was with the British at the surrender of Yorktown.

As Early as 1756-1759 Robert Abercrombie, Sr. was obtaining land grants in Virginia. On May 23, 1757, at a council held at New Bern, NC, he was commissioned a Justice of the Peace, which office he held for twenty-one years until 1778. In the state records of North Carolina, Volume 13, Page 281, is a letter, Dated 1778, referring to the resignation of his commission of Lieut. Colonel Abercrombie, and stating that Charles Abercrombie was first Captain. This Letter would seem to refer to Robert Abercrombie, Sr. as the Lt. Colonel.

HISTORY: VA, Bath Co., Annals of Bath County, page 188:

Robert Abercrombie was a man of enterprise and more than ordinary education. He took up several large surveys, and seems to have lived several years on the stream named for him; Cromby's Run, otherwise Molly Moore's Run, but now called Thompson's Creek. He was one of the persons who followed Craighead to North Carolina.

HISTORY: VA, Bath Co., Research done by Dorothy H. Ward, 11030 SW 52nd Court, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33328:

Robert Abercrombie was one of the early purchasers of land in the 'Lewis Land Grant' in 1745-46 in what is now Bath Co., VA. He sold 1089 A in 1760 and was in NC by Oct. 1760. Wm. Jackson died 1 June 1750 and his suits against Robert Abercrombie and Jacob Marlin were therby abated. (Bath County Records)

Charles was granted 2800 acres in Kentucky between May 1786 and Feb. 1799. James Abercrombie was granted 30000 acres in Kentucky in 1786. 'Master index to Virginia Surveys and Grants'

1755 TAXES: NC, North Carolina Taxpayers, 1701-1786, Compiled by Clarence E. Ratcliff, FHL #975.6 R4r, page 1:

Abercrombie, Robert Orange county 1755.

1756 LAND GRANT: NC, The Granville District of North Carolina, 1748-1763, Abstracts of Land Grants, Volume Two, by Margaret M. Hofmann, FHL #975.6 R28h, v. 2, page 242:

3599 pg. 331 Robert Abercromby 28 February 1759 324 acres in Orange County in the Parish of St Matthew on both sides of Ellebees Creek OR: /s/ Robert Abercromby Wits: W Churton, Jams Taylor surveyed 7 December 1757 SCC: Wm Morgan, Robert Abercrombey, W Churton Sur.

1757 WARRANT: NC, Orange County Records, Volume I, Granville Proprietary Land Office, Abstracts of Loose Papers, FHL 975.6565 R28b, v. 1, page 23:

Robt. Abercromby Warrant 16 May 1757 320 acres on both sides Ellebees Cr., begin below the Lick. Entered 2 May 1756; Surveyed 7 Dec 1757; Deed 22 Feb 1759.

1757 COURT: NC, Orange County, North Carolina Court Minutes, 1752-1761, Book 1, FHL 975,6565 P2h v.1, page 66:

[224] June 1757, North Carolina, Orange County Sst: At an Inferior Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions begun and held for the County aforesaid at the Court house in Corbin Town on the Second Tuesday in June Anno Dom 1757. Mentions Robert Abercromby among others.

1759 DEED: NC, Orange County Records, Vol. V, Granville Proprietary Land Office, Deeds & Surveys, 1752-1760, FHL 975.6565 R28l, v. 5, page 97:

284. 28 February 1759, Robert Abercromby, planter, ten shillings, on Ellerbee's Cr., begin at a water oak, S across the creek 50 ch. to a black oak, W 15 ch. to a white oak, S 20 ch. to a white oak, W 41 1/2 ch. to a white oak, N across the creek 60 ch. to a hicory, E 56 1/2 ch. to first station, 324 acres, thirteen shillings per year rent, surveyed 7 December 1757, Wm. Morgan & Robert Abercromby, SCC. (SSLG 83-A) [Ed. note: see NC Patent Book 14: 331]

1759 COURT: NC, Orange County, North Carolina Court Minutes, 1752-1761, Book 1, FHL 975,6565 P2h v.1, page 104:

[369]-185 Jun 1759 A Deed of Sale from Earl of Granville to Robert Abercromby for 324 Acres of Land was Acknowledged in open Court by William Churton and was Ordered to be Registered.

1760 DEED: VA, Augusta Co., Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, FHL 975.5916, F2c, page 365:

Page 65. 22d October, 1760. Robert Abercromby, of North Carolina to Robert Gay, 664 acres on West Fork of Jackson's River, patent to Robert Abercromby, 10th August, 1759. Delivered Benj. Estill, November, 1762.

1760 COURT: NC, Orange County, North Carolina Court Minutes, 1752-1761, Book 1, FHL 975,6565 P2h v.1, page 120:

[431]-216 Aug 1760 Ordered that Letters of Administration be Granted to Jane Wade on the Estate of James Wade Deceased she having Given Bond with Robert Abercromby and Hugh Wood Security's in the sum of five hundred Pounds Proclamation Money for her due Performance of her said Office.

1760 WARRANT: NC, Orange Couty Records, Volume I, Granville Proprietary Land Office, Abstracts of Loose Papers, FHL 975.6565 R28b, v. 1, page 40:

Richard Bullock Survey 27 Nov 1760 570 acres on Ellebees Cr. waters of Nuce, begin on McCullochs line, joins Robert Abercromby; Zachariah Bullock, Wm Bullock: CC

1761 LAND GRANT: NC, The Granville District of North Carolina, 1748-1763, Abstracts of Land Grants, Volume Two, by Margaret M. Hofmann, FHL #975.6 R28h, v. 2, page 249:

3997 pg. 348 Richard Bullock 30 January 1761 570 acres in Orange County in the Parish of St Matthew on both sides of Ellebees Creek (which is) the waters of Nuce, joining McCullocks line, Robert Abercromby, and both sides of a fork OR: /s/ Richd Bullock Wits: Jas Watson, Js Cumming examined by : W Churton and Wm Matthews surveyed 27 November 1760 CC: Zachariah Bullock, Wm Bullock, W Churton Surveyor.

1761 COURT: NC, Orange County, North Carolina Court Minutes, 1752-1761, Book 1, FHL 975,6565 P2h v.1, page 127:

[457]-229 Feb 1761 Ordered that the following Persons do Attend the Superior Court of Halifax to be held on the first Day of March next as jury men to wit: Grand Jury: James Allen, James McAlister, Robert Abercromby. Petit Jury: William Harlen, James Clarke, Hugh Woods.

1761 DEED: NC, Orange Co, Migrations Actural and Implied, Volume One, FHC, Seaside, CA, NC 6, page 2:

Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 10, p. 27: 3 September 1761 Robert Abercromby of Orange County, NC to John Stewart - 320 acres on the east side of Jackson's River and the outh of Falling Spring.

1762 LAND GRANT: NC, The Granville District of North Carolina, 1748-1763, Abstracts of Land Grants, Volume Two, by Margaret M. Hofmann, FHL #975.6 R28h, v. 2, page 280:

3965 pg. 423 Nathaniel Hart 10 December 1762 259 acres in Orange County on both sides of Nats Fork of County line Creek, joining Jno Boyd OR: /s/ Nathl Hart Wits: Jas Watson, Robert Abercromby examined by: Thos Blount and W Churton surveyed 16 June 1762 SCC: Richd Simpson, Thos Hews, W Churton Surveyor.

1763 COURT: NC, Orange County, North Carolina Court Minutes, 1762-1766, Book II, FHL 975,6565 P2h v.2, page 16:

[589]-34 May Term 1763 Ordered that a Bill of Sale from William Mebane to Robert Abercrombey for a Negro Wench which was proved in open Court by the oath of Robert Abercrombey Junr. be Recorded.

1763 COURT: NC, Orange County, North Carolina Court Minutes, 1762-1766, Book II, FHL 975,6565 P2h v.2, page 21:

[606]-51 August Term 1763 Roger a Negro belonging to Robert Abercromby is Adjudged to eleven Years of Age.

1763 COURT: NC, Orange County, North Carolina Court Minutes, 1762-1766, Book II, FHL 975,6565 P2h v.2, page 22:

[610]-55 August Term 1763 John Gouge son of John Gouge Deceased aged Seventeen Years came into open Court and Chose Thomas Hines for his Guardian which is allowed on the said Thomas Hines Giving bond with Robert Abercromby and Hugh Wood Security's in the sum of Five hundred Pounds Proclamation money for the due performance of his said Office.

1763 COURT: NC, Orange County, North Carolina Court Minutes, 1762-1766, Book II, FHL 975,6565 P2h v.2, page 34:

[656]-101 November Term 1763 Ordered that Christian Hynes wife of James Hines have the Guardianship John, Mary, James, Charity & Sarah Alstons of James Alston Deceased She having Given Bond with Robert Abercrombey, John Patterson, William Reaves and Thomas Webster Security's in the sum of Three Thousand Pounds Proclamation for the due Performace of her said Office.

1764 COURT: NC, Orange County, North Carolina Court Minutes, 1762-1766, Book II, FHL 975,6565 P2h v.2, page 61:

[767]-212 May Term 1764 Robert Abercromby agt. John Meherg: Case. And the Defendant by his Attorney comes and Defends the fource and injury when and where &c and saith that he did not asume in manner and form as the Plaintif against him hath declared and of this he puts himself upon the Country and the Plaintif Likewise. Therefore let a Jury come aggeable to Act of Assembly to Recognize &c.

1764 COURT: NC, Orange County, North Carolina Court Minutes, 1762-1766, Book II, FHL 975,6565 P2h v.2, page 63:

[772]-217 May Term 1764 Robert Abercrombey vs. William Baker: Debt. This Day came Richard Henderson Esqr. and by Virtue of a Power of Attorney to him Gioven and Specifyed in the writing Obligatory Confesed Judgment for Nine Pounds Six Shillings and Eight pence Proclamation Money and Costs. Judgment 6 pounds:3:8, Clerk 1:1:6.

1764 COURT: NC, Orange County, North Carolina Court Minutes, 1762-1766, Book II, FHL 975,6565 P2h v.2, page 71:

[804]-247 November Term 1764 Ordered that Stephen Marits Ordinary Licence be Renewed on Giving Bond agreable to Law with William Johnston & Robert Abercromby security's.

1765 COURT: NC, Orange County, North Carolina Court Minutes, 1762-1766, Book II, FHL 975,6565 P2h v.2, page 116:

[969]-411 August Term 1765 Ordered that Robert Abercrombey, William Luten Junr. & John Patterson Esqrs. be summoned to attend the next Superior Court to be held at Halifax as Grand Jurors.

1766 COURT: NC, Orange County, North Carolina Court Minutes, 1762-1766, Book II, FHL 975,6565 P2h v.2, page 124:

[999]-441 February Term 1766 Ordered that Richard Parker, Robert Abercrombie & Joseph Barbee be Summoned to attend the next Superior Court as Grand Jurors And that John Graves, Epaphroditus Gould & Nathaniel Harris Junr. be Summoned to serve as Petit Jurors.

1771 DEED: NC, Orange Eounty Records, Vol. III, Deed book 3, Abstracts, FHL #975.6565 R28b, page 108:

P. 552, 30 July 1771, Abraham Nelson of Orange to John Baker of same 75 acres, begin at a white oak William Baker's cor. tree, S 31 1/2 ch. to a black oak, W 23 ch. 81 lk. to a stake by the Main Road, N to a stake on William Baker's line in a meadow, along his line easterly to first station, Granville to William Rhodes, Rhodes to Abraham Nelson; signed: Abraham (A) Nelson; witness: Robt. Abercromby, Jno. W-- Junr; proved 1771 by Abercromby. [Ed. note: see also Granville Deeds & Surveys #197.]

1772 DEED: NC, Orange Eounty Records, Vol. III, Deed book 3, Abstracts, FHL #975.6565 R28b, page 94:

P. 486, 7 August 1772, William Few Junr. of Orange, bricklayer to James Milner of Halifax County, six hundred pounds, 1,421 acres, on both sides of Little R., John Dunnagan to William Few 9 August 1768, adjoins John Pinkertton, Earl Granville, Robert Abercrombie, orphans of William Roe, orphans of James McCallister, the granted tract a part of two tracts from Granville to Dunnagan 26 April 1753 for 640 acres & 2 February 1761 for 398 acres, the part of these tracts conveyed is 460 acres and is that part of the 2 tracts not conveyed by Dunagan heretofore, another tract on both sides Eno R., begin at a large black walnut tree, N80E 160 p. to a hicory, S10E to BArnaby Cate's line, S80W down Barnaby Cate's line to Eno R., down river to an ash tree on S Side in original line, S80W to a white oak one of the original cor., N10W 320 P. to a red oak on N side of the Catawby Path in sight thereof, N80E to first station 320 acres, William Few Senr. to William Few Junr. 9 February 1772, James Taylor to William Few Senr. 15 January 1758, to Taylor from William Smith, patent to Smith dated 29 Mar 17--, another trct & improvement of 640 acres on Toms Cr. adjoins Cantrell, sold to Few by Robt. Witty, Lawrence Bankston to Witty, land on which Pierce Au[omcock?] now lives, also another tract or lot, Lot No. 79 in Hillsborough; singed William Few Junr; witness: R. Macnair, Littleberry Mason; proved 28 September 1772 by McNair. [Ed. note: there is no record of this deed in the surviving deeds from the Granville Land Office.]

1778 MILITARY: NC, The Stte Records of North Carolina, FHL Vol. XIII, 1778-'79, FHL 975.6 N2n V. 13, page 281:

Letter from Col. Nath Rochester to Gov. Caswell: Hillsbobo' 15th 1778; By this opportunity I beg leave to inform your Excellency that Lieut. Col. Abercrombie of this County has resigned his Commission, and that Hugh Taning is first Major, Thomas Taylor second Major, and Charles Abercrombie First Captain.

1779 WILL: NC, Orange Co, FHL #0306091, Book A, p. 209:

In the name of God Amen, I Robert Abercromby of the County of Orange and State of North Carolina being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God, calling to mind the mortality of my body and kowing that it is appointed for all men and to die and do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally & just of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christina burial at the discretion of my Executor, hereafter named, and as touching sent worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless one in this Life. I give, demise and dispose of the same in the following manner & form. First I give to my loving son Charles Abercromby two Negroes, one named Billo, the other named Arshell to him and his heirs forever. I also give, bequeath, & demise all that Tract or parcel of Land on Ellebass Creek where I now dwell to my son Charles Abercromby his heirs and assigns forever. Also I give, bequeath & devise to my loving son Robert Abercromby three negroes named Radgin, Buck and Peter and my copper still & Capp to him and his heirs forever. I give to my daughter Jenny Miban five pounds current money of North Carolina State & no more. And the residue of my Estate both real & personal after payment of all my just Debts Viz Money, Horses, Hor-Cattle, Hoggs, Household Goods with all the Movables whatsoever I give and bequeath unto my loving sons Charles Abercromby and Robert Abercromby (to be equally divided between them) to them and each of them and their heirs forever. Lastly I nominate, constitute & appoint my sons Charles Abercromby & Robert Aberacromby Executors of this my last will and Teatament, hereby revoking and disannulling all other will or wills by me made either in word or writing. In witness whereof I said Robert Abercromby have to this my last will and testament set my hand & affixed my seal this thirty first day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & seventy nine. Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Robert Abercromby the Testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of William Saxon, James X Dinin, Enoch Lewis. Signature of Robert Abercromby.

Orange County, August Court 1779. The Execution of the above will was duly proved in open Court by the oaths of Wm Saxon & James Dinin two of the subscribing Witnesses thereto sed Judgment for Nine
Possible ancestry: According to Tony Schoonover, 'There is a strong probability the greater James Abercrombie family of Laurens, SC first migrated from the NJ/Maryland/PA tri-state area, then generally south to NC/SC...with later generations in GA and Alabama. The Abercrombie families of Orange County, NC and Hancock/Warren, GA are likely related to the greater James Abercrombie family of Laurens, SC. James Abercrombie (father of John, James and siblings) is the likely brother of this Robert Abercrombie. Knowing the history of Abercromby/Abercrombie lineage (Burke's), a 1675-1800 'Thomas' Abercrombie of ANY Birkenbog line is highly unlikely. Both greater Abercrombie families (James and Robert) have a known 'Thomas' naming pattern. See 'Scots deported to America' wherein a Thomas Abercromby from Carreck, Scotland is recorded as being deported to New Jersey in 1685 (no family). In my opinion, this Thomas Abercromby is the likely ancestor as (1) being the father or (2) being the grandfather of James Abercrombie of Laurens, SC. Further, it would appear that both James and Robert Abercrombie had daughters married in Lancaster County, PA...' He was ; Person Source. He was born in 1715 at Scotland. He married Jane Gresham circa 1740. Robert Abercrombie immigrated in 1740 to Orange Co., North Carolina. He was listed at the May 22, 1757, Council of New Bern as a Justice of the Peace for Orange County (served 1757 - 1778). on 22 May 1757. He was Type: Milit-Beg in 1776. He died on 31 May 1779 at Hillsboro, Orange Co., North Carolina. His estate was probated in August 1779 at Hillsboro, Orange Co., North Carolina. (an unknown value.) (an unknown value.)

Family

Jane Gresham
Children

Jane Gresham

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     Jane Gresham married Robert Abercrombie circa 1740.

Family

Robert Abercrombie b. 1715, d. 31 May 1779
Children

Abner Abercrombie

M, b. 10 January 1771, d. 1826
FatherCharles Abercrombie b. 4 Mar 1742, d. 23 Aug 1821
MotherEdwina Malinda Booth b. 6 Oct 1751, d. Sep 1804
     Abner Abercrombie was born on 10 January 1771 at Orange Co., North Carolina. He married Mary Patterson circa 1797. Abner Abercrombie died in 1826 at Montgomery, Alabama.

Family

Mary Patterson b. 25 Dec 1778, d. 1822
Children

Edmund Abercrombie

M, b. 12 January 1773, d. 1829
FatherCharles Abercrombie b. 4 Mar 1742, d. 23 Aug 1821
MotherEdwina Malinda Booth b. 6 Oct 1751, d. Sep 1804
     Edmund Abercrombie married Mary Pollard, daughter of Robert Pollard. Edmund Abercrombie was born on 12 January 1773 at Orange Co., North Carolina. He died in 1829 at Sparta, Georgia.

Family

Mary Pollard b. 25 Dec 1778, d. 10 Dec 1810
Children

Sarah Abercrombie

F, b. 29 January 1775, d. 1842
FatherCharles Abercrombie b. 4 Mar 1742, d. 23 Aug 1821
MotherEdwina Malinda Booth b. 6 Oct 1751, d. Sep 1804
     Her married name was Raines. Sarah Abercrombie was also known as Sallie Abercrombie. She married Thomas Raines, son of John Raines. Sarah Abercrombie was born on 29 January 1775 at Orange Co., North Carolina. She died in 1842.

Family

Thomas Raines b. 1763, d. 1836
Child

Wiley Abercrombie

M, b. 17 February 1777, d. 4 September 1829
FatherCharles Abercrombie b. 4 Mar 1742, d. 23 Aug 1821
MotherEdwina Malinda Booth b. 6 Oct 1751, d. Sep 1804
     Wiley Abercrombie married (?) Surgis. Wiley Abercrombie married (?) Simmons. Wiley Abercrombie was born on 17 February 1777 at Orange Co., North Carolina. He married Elizabeth M. Carson on 16 July 1812 at Baldwin Co., Georgia. Wiley Abercrombie died on 4 September 1829 at Putnam Co., Georgia, at age 52.

Family 2

(?) Simmons

Leonard Abercrombie

M, b. 2 February 1779, d. 1837
FatherCharles Abercrombie b. 4 Mar 1742, d. 23 Aug 1821
MotherEdwina Malinda Booth b. 6 Oct 1751, d. Sep 1804
     Leonard Abercrombie was born on 2 February 1779 at Orange Co., North Carolina. He married Sarah Comer, daughter of Anderson Comer and Nancy Burford, in 1801. Leonard Abercrombie died in 1837.

Family

Sarah Comer
Children

Jane Abercrombie

F, b. 25 December 1781, d. 30 October 1841
FatherCharles Abercrombie b. 4 Mar 1742, d. 23 Aug 1821
MotherEdwina Malinda Booth b. 6 Oct 1751, d. Sep 1804
     Her married name was Hall. Jane Abercrombie was born on 25 December 1781 at Orange Co., North Carolina. She married Bolling Hall on 25 October 1798 at Sparta, Georgia. Jane Abercrombie died on 30 October 1841 at Ellerslie, Alabama, at age 59.

Family

Bolling Hall b. 23 Jan 1767, d. 25 Feb 1836
Children

John Booth Abercrombie

M, b. 12 August 1785, d. 18 December 1825
FatherCharles Abercrombie b. 4 Mar 1742, d. 23 Aug 1821
MotherEdwina Malinda Booth b. 6 Oct 1751, d. Sep 1804
     John Booth Abercrombie was also known as Isaac Abercrombie. He married Elizabeth Martin. John Booth Abercrombie was born on 12 August 1785 at Hancock Co., Georgia. He died on 18 December 1825 at Milledgeville, Georgia, at age 40.

Nancy Abercrombie

F, b. 3 June 1788
FatherCharles Abercrombie b. 4 Mar 1742, d. 23 Aug 1821
MotherEdwina Malinda Booth b. 6 Oct 1751, d. Sep 1804
     Her married name was Barnes. Nancy Abercrombie was born on 3 June 1788 at Hancock Co., Georgia. She married William Barnes on 20 June 1805 at Hancock Co., Georgia.

Charles Abercrombie

M, b. 8 April 1790
FatherCharles Abercrombie b. 4 Mar 1742, d. 23 Aug 1821
MotherEdwina Malinda Booth b. 6 Oct 1751, d. Sep 1804
     Charles Abercrombie married Elizabeth Grimes. Charles Abercrombie was born on 8 April 1790 at Hancock Co., Georgia. He immigrated in 1832 to Russell Co., Alabama.

Milo Abercrombie

M, b. 1792
FatherCharles Abercrombie b. 4 Mar 1742, d. 23 Aug 1821
MotherEdwina Malinda Booth b. 6 Oct 1751, d. Sep 1804
     Milo Abercrombie married Mary Fisher. Milo Abercrombie was born in 1792.

Family

Mary Fisher

Mary Abercrombie

F, b. 1794
FatherCharles Abercrombie b. 4 Mar 1742, d. 23 Aug 1821
MotherEdwina Malinda Booth b. 6 Oct 1751, d. Sep 1804
     Mary Abercrombie was born in 1794.

Elizabeth Abercrombie

F, b. 1798
FatherCharles Abercrombie b. 4 Mar 1742, d. 23 Aug 1821
MotherEdwina Malinda Booth b. 6 Oct 1751, d. Sep 1804
     Elizabeth Abercrombie was born in 1798.