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Biography: Thomas Hamilton Abney born 1795

THOMAS HAMILTON ABNEY

BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY

(1795-1870)

Bibb County, Alabama

 

Thomas Hamilton Abney was born in 1795, at Edgefield, S. C., and died January 8, 1870, at Randolph, Bibb County; son of Samuel Abney and Mary (Kennedy) Abney. The emigrant ancestor came from England and settled near Raleigh, N. C. Samuel was a soldier in the Revolutionary War from S.C. His descendants were staunch patriots in the Revolutionary War. Thomas Abney was a private in the Indian and in the Mexican wars. He came to Alabama in 1826 and engaged in farming upon land still owned by his descendants in 1920.


He was an old line Whig, and a Methodist.

Thomas married: in 1817, in Richmond, Virginia., Mary Anne Gausden. Mary Ann Gosden was born on 30 March 1793 in Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, daughter of James Gosden/Gausden and Mary Ann Cecil. Mary’s father or step-father was a very well-to-do man and they inherited his fine house which he had built on his second wife’s property Mary Ann Gosden was named an heir in the will of James Gosden/Gausden dated in 1818 in Richmond, Virginia. She was willed the Gosden House upon the death of her step-mother.

Mrs. Gausden’s first husband was a Capt. Holmes of the British Army.

Their children were

  1. Mary Cecil Gausden Abney, (Oct. 23, 1818 –  d. Aug. 20, 1888) unmarried;
  2. Frances Maria Abney, m. Newton Woodruff, of Gadsden;
  3. Alexander Hamilton Abney, m. Marinda Camp of Rockport, Tex.;
  4. Aurelia Elizabeth Abney, m. George Washington Trammell, of Sardis, Miss.;
  5. Virginia Abney, (Jun 40, 1826 –  d. May 6, 1907) unmarried;
  6. Cincinnatus Abney, m. Mahulda Thomason, of Franklin Parish, La.;
  7. Amanda Augusta Abney, d. unmarried;
  8. Henry Clay Abney, m.Leonora , was a Confederate soldier, d. in the service in Virginia, 1863;
  9. Samuel Abney, born September 10, 1835, attended the University of Alabama, 1855-57, teacher at Montevallo, 1858, member of Morton’s Battery, Forrest’s Artillery, C. S. Army, m. Martha Anne Walker, April 13, 1870, resided at Randolph;
  10. Zachariah Abney. twin brother of above m. Victoria Doster;
  11. Thomas Chesterfield Abney, who resided in Franklin Parish, La., unmarried.

They are buried in Abney Cemetery in Maplesville, Chilton County, Alabama

SOURCES

  1. History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen
  2. T. H. Abney Bible.Present Owner: Brown, Frank B., Location: Maplesville, Alabama
  3. Abney Cemetery, Chilton County, Alabama, findagrave.com  Memorial# 24165221 # 24165239 # 101033907 # 75551321 # 24165297 # 11801749
  4. Daughters of the American Revolution magazine, Volumes 46-47 By Daughters of the American Revolution

More information on Thomas Hamilton Abney’s ancestry and genealogy can be found in the book, Some Alabama Descendants of George Abney (1692-1766) with notes and sources

SOME ALABAMA DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE ABNEY (b. 1692-d. 1766)


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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me
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RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE)
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Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)
is the continuation of the story. .
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