Jane Minerva Sims
b. circa 1822, d. 24 July 1883
- Father: John Sims b. 27 December 1790, d. circa July 1867
- Mother: Mahala Mackey b. 2 May 1792, d. circa October 1832
- Jane Minerva Sims was born circa 1822 in Lancaster County, South Carolina.
- She married John Comer Abercrombie, son of Leonard Abercrombie and Sarah Comer, on 3 October 1841 in Macon County, Alabama.
- John Comer Abercrombie and Jane Minerva Sims appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Macon County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Leonard B. Abercrombie, Sallie Comer Abercrombie, John S. Abercrombie and Caroline D. Abercrombie.
- On Monday, 9 December 1850, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "J. C. Abercrombie got here with his negros, sent Carriage and Little waggon to Arnold's for Mrs. Abercrombie and children." And on the following day, "Mrs. Abercrombie and children got here, all well."
- On Wednesday, 25 December 1850, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Mr. J. Abercrombie and Family and W. B. Wood and Family and Mr. Peter C. Harris to dinner with us."
- On Sunday, 23 February 1851, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Mr. J. C. Abercrombie and Family left this morning for the Promised land."
- On Saturday, 3 May 1851, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Mrs. Abercrombie spent the week with us. " And on the following day, "Had Mrs. & Mr. Abercrombie, Mrs & Mr [Thomas] Carothers, G. M. Wood and family and Willis B. Wood to dinner with us. Mr. A. and family returned home this evening." Noted above entry: "Paid Abercrombie 1 Barrel flour and 1 of pork, due him 1 Barrel pork yet."
- On Thursday, 22 May 1851, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "J. C. Abercrombie and Lady came down this evening," and on Friday, the 23rd, "Lizzie, J. Brown and Campbell and Len [Abercrombie] all went home with J. C. A. and Lady."
- Evelina Wood wrote on 28 May 1855, to her daughter Lizzie Powell: ". . . Cousin Minerva came last evening with her three youngest children and staid all night and left this morning very soon after breakfast -- she left Carrie and Evelina with me until she returns from Huntsville, Sallie's examination came off this week and she is going to that and bring her home -- She thinks Len has improved vastly. . . ."
- On Sunday, 11 January 1857, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Mr. and Mrs. John Abercrombie's infant child was buried here today."
- On Friday, 3 July 1857, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Mrs W & Mrs Campbell started on a visit to Abercrombie's & to Waverly."
- John Comer Abercrombie and Jane Minerva Sims appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Waverly, Walker (later San Jacinto) County, Texas. Other members of the household included Leonard B. Abercrombie, Sallie Comer Abercrombie, John S. Abercrombie, Caroline D. Abercrombie, Evelina Wood Abercrombie, Jane Minerva Abercrombie, James B. Abercrombie, Charles Anderson Abercrombie and John Sims.
- The following appeared on 16 April 1862 in The Tri-Weekly Telegraph:
Ed. Telegraph--I beg to acknowledge the receipt of the following articles, contributed for the Hempstead Hospital, by the ladies of Danville and Waverly, through Mrs. Major Green Wood, of Danville, Montgomery county:
278 lbs. lard, 160 lbs. ham, 40 lbs. soap, 6 doz. candles, 88 lbs. butter, 93 doz. eggs, 2 calico spreads, 2 comforts, 12 mattrasses, 30 sheets, 27 pillows, 40 pillow cases, 40 towels, donated by the following persons:
Mrs. Mayfield, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Spiller, Mrs. Sessum, Miss Sarah L. Davis, Mrs. Green M. Wood, Mrs. J. M. Leivi, Mrs. Geo. Redding, Mrs. Major Redding, Mrs. Maj. Green Wood, Mrs. McGarr, Mrs. Charles Abercrombie, Mrs. Tryler, Mrs. Dr. Carr, Mrs. W. B. Scott, Miss Thompson, Mrs. Tabb, Mrs. Richard Williams, Waverly; Mrs. Col. Campbell, do; Mrs. Dr. Campbell, do; Mrs. Dr. Scott, do; Mrs. Col. Jno. Hill, do; Mrs. John C. Abercrombie, do; Mrs. Laura A. Scott, do; Mrs. Wm. B. Wood, Danville; Mrs. Wynne, do; Master Solomon Wood; Major Green Wood's servant[s], 31 doz. eggs; Mrs. Green Wood, cash, $10; Miss Sarah L. Davis, $10; Mrs. Dr. Stewart, $5.
Mrs. C. A. Groce,
Principal Hempstead Hospital.
Hempstead, April 10th, 1862.
- The following appeared on 5 February 1868 in The New Orleans Crescent: (Texas Intelligence) John Abercrombie, Esq., of Walker county, is now on his way to Tuxpan, Mexico, to seek a more congenial home than Texas. What a sad commendary on our political condition is this, when men are driven to seek refuge from political proscription at home in the most anarchical country on this continent. [Galveston Civilian].
- John Comer Abercrombie and Jane Minerva Sims appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Marlin, Falls County, Texas. Other members of the household included John S. Abercrombie, Evelina Wood Abercrombie, Jane Minerva Abercrombie, James B. Abercrombie and Charles Anderson Abercrombie.
- Jane Minerva Sims became a widow at the 15 July 1878 death of her husband John Comer Abercrombie.
- Jane Minerva Sims died on 24 July 1883 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.
- She was interred at Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas.
- Last Edited: 9 Jan 2015
Family: John Comer Abercrombie b. 27 October 1809, d. 15 July 1878
- Leonard B. Abercrombie b. circa 1842, d. circa September 1862
- Sallie Comer Abercrombie+ b. 10 January 1845, d. 1 January 1929
- John S. Abercrombie b. circa 1847
- Caroline D. Abercrombie+ b. 2 June 1849, d. 19 October 1944
- Evelina Wood Abercrombie+ b. circa 1852
- Jane Minerva Abercrombie+ b. 23 May 1854, d. 23 March 1943
- Lizzie Powell Abercrombie b. 31 July 1856, d. 10 January 1857
- James B. Abercrombie b. 27 July 1858
- Charles Anderson Abercrombie+ b. 27 January 1859, d. 4 August 1936