Leonard Abercrombie

b. 2 February 1779, d. 16 September 1837
  • Leonard Abercrombie was born on 2 February 1779 in Orange County, North Carolina.
  • He married Sarah Comer, daughter of Anderson Comer and Maria (?), circa 1804.
  • Bolling Hall and his brother-in-law Leonard Abercrombie were administrators of the estate of John Comer, borther of Leonard Abercrombie's wife Sarah.
  • The following appeared on 25 April 1809 in the Georgia Argus: Will Be Sold, Agreeably to an Order Absolute, made by the Honorable the Inferior Court of Hancock County, on the first Tuesday in May next, in the town of Milledgeville-- Two improved Lots; one lying on the corner of Jefferson and M'Intosh Streets-- known in the plan of said town by number 3 in square 29-- on which is a good two story house; the other on the corner of Washington and Liberty streets-- known in the plan of said town by Lot number 2 in square 59-- on which is a good framed house-- belonging to the estate of John Comer, deceased. Terms of sale made known on the day. Bolling Hall, Leo. Abercrombie. administrators. February 28. 48.
  • The following appeared on 10 August 1814 in the Georgia Argus: Nine months after date application will be made to the honorable inferior court of Jones county, for leave to sell all the real estate of Anderson Comer late of said county dec'd, also all the slaves belonging to the estate of said deceased. Nancy Comer, adm'x., Robert Baldwin, L. Abercrombie, Admr's. April 27.
  • The following appeared on 7 February 1816 in the Georgia Argus: Agreeable to an order of the court of Ordinary of Jones county, at Clinton, on he first Tuesday in February next, between the usual hours, for cash, Nine Hundred One and One Fourth acres of land, we improved, with a large and commodious Brick house, out houses, &c. Also Two Hundred Two and a Half acres, lying on the waters of Falling creek, belonging to the estate of Anderson Comer, dec'd -- sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said dec'd. Leo Abercrombie, Robert Baldwin, Adm'rs., Nancy Comer, Adm'x. November 1 34-tds.
  • Leonard Abercrombie died on 16 September 1837 at age 58.
  • He was interred at the Brown plantation cemetery, Ware's Ferry Road, Montgomery, Alabama, later known as the Brown-Oliver Cemetery, and more recently Winfrey Oliver Place Cemetery, next to Eastdale Baptist Church on Burbank Street in Montgomery.
  • The following appeared on 12 January 1947 in The Montgomery Advertiser: (in "The Days of Augusta, Alabama," by Peter A. Brannon): An advertisement dated February 10, 1821, in the Republican, announces that Dr. Thomas Brown "has removed to the town of Augusta in this county where he attends to the practice of medicine." Dr. Brown's dust is in the popularly known "Oliver Cemetery" (though it should be "Brown Cemetery") about five miles out on the Ware's Ferry Road near the old Ledyard property. In that small "half-acre" are some Mitchells, some Woods, as well as the family of Dr. Brown. On Dr. Brown's father's gravestone a lengthy inscription recites his Revolutionary War experience. This old veteran was from Culpepper County, Virginia, and was at King's Mountain with John Sevier and at Yorktown when Lord Cornwallis surrendered. He died at Augusta on January 9, 1827, of fever.
         In 1980, Montgomery Eagle Scout Troop 16 erected a monument at the cemetery, then known then known as the Winfrey Oliver Place Cemetery, naming eight of the individuals: Elizabeth Eason Wood, Leonard Abercrombie, Dr. Thomas Brown, Thomas Brown, Eliza Dixon Hall Brown, Edwin Brewer Brown, Henry Pollard Brown, and Thomas Bolling Brown. In August 2008, the Eagle Scout monument was broken off at its base, lying flat on the ground, and the only other monument remaining in the area was that of Leonard Abercrombie.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2011

Family: Sarah Comer b. circa 1786, d. circa 1849