Sallie Comer Abercrombie
b. 10 January 1845, d. 1 January 1929
- Father: John Comer Abercrombie b. 27 October 1809, d. 15 July 1878
- Mother: Jane Minerva Sims b. circa 1822, d. 24 July 1883
- Sallie Comer Abercrombie was born on 10 January 1845 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 Sallie Comer Abercrombie, Leonard B. 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."
- Evelina Wood wrote on 5 March 1855, to her daughter Lizzie Powell, undergoing treatment for cancer in Murfreesboro, Tennessee: ". . . Cousin John Abercrombie is looking as well as I ever saw -- Chapman's gout cordial cured him, he eats any thing and every thing with impunity -- Cousin Minerva has taken Sallie Comer to school in Huntsville, she boards at Mr Mc Shan's the preacher's -- they have not been to see us since the middle of December. . . ."
- 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. . . ."
- 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 Sallie Comer Abercrombie, Leonard B. Abercrombie, John S. Abercrombie, Caroline D. Abercrombie, Evelina Wood Abercrombie, Jane Minerva Abercrombie, James B. Abercrombie, Charles Anderson Abercrombie and John Sims.
- She married Horatio White Fisher, son of William Phillips Fisher and Martha White, on 14 September 1862 in Walker County, Texas, with James E. Scott, MG, officiating.
- Horatio White Fisher and Sallie Comer Abercrombie appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Huntsville PO, Walker County, Texas. Other members of the household included Mary Rugeley Fisher and Marion Fisher. Also in the household was one Prussian male domestic servant.
- Horatio White Fisher and Sallie Comer Abercrombie appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Walker County, Texas, and cousin William Tinsley, age 20, whose origins are ot yet known.. Other members of the household included Marion Fisher, Sally Comer Fisher, William Phillips Fisher, Emily Jane Fisher and Ella Lorenzo Fisher.
- Sallie Comer Abercrombie became a widow at the 18 January 1906 death of her husband Horatio White Fisher.
- Sallie Comer Abercrombie died on 1 January 1929 at age 83 in Galveston, Texas, at 2928 Avenue North 1/2 at her residence, according to her death certificate, but 1930 on her cemetery marker. . Her death was officially witnessed by Marion Fisher.
- She was interred at Hardy Cemetery, New Waverly, Walker County, Texas, near New Waverly.
- The following appeared on 3 January 1929 in The Galveston News: The body of Mrs. Sallie C. Fisher, 82, who died at the home of her daughter, Miss Marion Fisher, 2928 Avenue N-1/2, Tuesday night, was forwarded yesterday morning to New Waverley, Tex., where funeral services and interment will be held.
Mrs. Fisher had been in Galveston the last four years, residing with her daughter. She was the wife of the late Horatio W. Fisher and came to Texas in 1850.
She is survived by four daughters: Mrs. Minnie Fisher Cunningham, women's political leader and a recent candidate for the senate; Miss Marion Fisher, a teacher in the Galveston schools; Mrs. R. M. Traylor and Mrs. A. E. Campbell, both of New Waverley.
- Last Edited: 17 Oct 2014