Leonard B. Abercrombie
b. circa 1842, d. circa September 1862
- Father: John Comer Abercrombie b. 27 October 1809, d. 15 July 1878
- Mother: Jane Minerva Sims b. circa 1822, d. 24 July 1883
- Leonard B. Abercrombie was born circa 1842 in 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 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 Friday, 3 September 1858, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Campbell Wood left this evening for Rutersville by way of J. C. Abercrombie." [It is an educated guess that Campbell and Len Abercrombie travelled together to Rutersville.]
- There is a letter written by Lenny Abercrombie to Mrs. Abercrombie, Waverly, Texas, on 26 September 1858, describing military training and labor conditions at Texas Monumental and Military Institute in Rutersville (Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries). "According to letter annotations, he was a Confederate soldier killed in the Battle of Seven Pines at age 15. If correct, this letter was written when he was 11 years old. . . ." Despite the apparent age descrepancy, it is an educated guess that the letter was written by Leonard B. Abercrombie, son of John Comer & Jane Minerva Sims Abercrombie.
- 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.
- Leonard B. Abercrombie joined as a private Company D (later Company E), 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment, in Montgomery in May 1861.
- Leonard B. Abercrombie died circa September 1862 at the Battle of Seven Pines in Virginia.
- Last Edited: 23 Mar 2012