John Booth Abercrombie

b. 12 August 1785, d. 18 December 1825
  • John Booth Abercrombie was born on 12 August 1785 in Hancock County, Georgia.
  • He married Elizabeth Martin say 1805.
  • The following appeared on 3 January 1816 in the Georgia Argus: Nine months after the date hereof, application will be made to the honorable court of Ordinary for the county of Hancock, for leave to sell a certain tract of land belonging to the estate of William Barnes, deceased; containing one hundred and fifty acres, lying on the waters of Fort creek, adjoining Brantly and others-- for the benefit of the heirs. John Abercromibe, Surviving Adm'r. Dec. 20.
  • The following appeared on 16 October 1816 in the Georgia Journal: On the first Tuesday in December next will be sold, at the Market house in the town of Sparta, one hundred and fifty acres of land on the waters of Fort creek, adjoining Brantley and others, it being the real estate of William Barnes, deceased, sold for the benefit of the heirs. Terms made known on the day of Sale. John Abercrombie, Surviving Adm'r. October 1.
  • John Abercrombie was administrator of the estate of his brother-in-law William Barnes. This 9 March 1819 document John Abercrombie is related to the guardianship of Elizabeth Clark, daughter of Thomas Clark: Georgia, Putnam County. Know all men by these presents that as Edmund Lane and John J Smith are held and firmly bound unto John Abercrombie, Administrator of the goods and estate of William Barnes deceased, late of Hancock County, in the sum of five thousand Dollars, to the well and true payment whereof we jointly and severally bind ourselves our heirs Administrators firmly by these presents, signed sealed and delivered this 9th day of March 1819. Now the condition of the above obligation is such that whereas Uriah Thweatt deceased and William Barnes deceased while in life made a bond as security to Edmund Lane Guardian of Elizabeth Clark orphan of Thomas Clark commonly, called a guardian bond, condition for said Lanes faithful conduct as Guardian, before the Court of ordinary of the County of Hancock, which was dated the 7th day of April 1806. Now if said Lane shall save said Abercrombie and the Estate of said William Barnes harmless from all liability on account of said bond, and said John Abercrombie Administrator as aforesaid harmless from all expense cost and damage on account of the same, then this obligation to be void, otherwise to be in full force & virtue, signed sealed executed and delivered this day and date above written. [Signed] Edmund Lane. Jno J. Smith [Punctuation added by the transcriber for enhanced readability.].
  • About two months before Evelina's marriage to Green Wood, Bolling Hall recorded in a small financial notebook: "E Barnes: shawl 2.00, 6 yds silk, 6.00, 1 pair shoes 2.00, 2 hanks silk 1.25, 2 pair shoes 5.00, Schooling 51.06. [total] 66.31. paid by Jno Abercrombie 29th Decr 1821."
  • John Booth Abercrombie died on 18 December 1825 at age 40 in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia.
  • Last Edited: 4 Jul 2010