This biography is included in the Book Biographies of Notable and Not-so-Notable Alabama Pioneers Vol. III along with several other Abercrombie families in Alabama.
Milo Bolling Abercrombie’s ancestors as well as his descendants can be found in the book Some Descendants of Charles Abercrombie (1742 -1819) with Notes & Sources
MILO BOLLING ABERCROMBIE, SR.
Macon and Montgomery, Alabama
Milo Bolling Abercrombie, Sr. was born March 1, 1806, in Hancock County, Georgia, the son of Leonard A. and Sallie (Comer) Abercrombie. He was the grandson of Major Charles and Dicey Edwina (Boothe) Abercrombie.
Milo moved to Alabama while a young man and settled at Cross Keys, Macon County, where he became a large planter and slave owner. He is buried in Montgomery.
He married December 15, 1829, 1st Sarah Lee Hayden, daughter of Robert G. Hayden and Mary (Fisher) Hayden, of Clarke County, early settlers of that county who started a small shoe factory about three miles south of Suggsville in 1815. She was the granddaughter of Col. George Fisher and Catherine (Sossamon) Fisher.
After her death, August 4, 1850, he married Sarah Carroll Greenleaf on January 30, 1851. His first wife is buried in Macon County, Alabama.
The children, by his first wife were:
- Mary S. Abercrombie; ( Aug. 14, 1830- Nov 1, 1830)
- Alabama Abercrombie; (Aug. 15, 1831- Aug. 15, 1831)
- Leonard Anderson Abercrombie, ( Dec. 1, 1832- Dec 23, 1891) He married Lavinia A. Chilton of Montgomery, lived at Huntsville, Texas and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Milo Boiling Abercrombie, Jr.,( Jan. 15, 1835-March 13, 1877) married Miss Anderson of Houston, Tex., d. at same place.
- John Comer Abercrombie, (Feb. 5, 1836- Jan 24, 1891) married Sara A. Martin, March 3, 1864, in Macon County, Alabama. He was a member of the 45th Alabama infantry regiment, C. S. Army, d. at Tuskegee
- Robert Hayden Abercrombie (Sep 11. 1837- June 8, 1891) married Fannie R. Gary. He died at Cross Keys, Macon County, Alabama
- George A. Abercrombie, (March 1, 1839-Feb. 17, 1875) was a physician who practiced at Snowdoun, d. unmarried;
- W. H. H. Abercrombie (Oct. 18, 1840- Oct. 24, 1840)
- Sarah Comer Abercrombie, (Dec. 8, 1841-Nov. 22, 1866) married Dr. W. H. Crawford
- Amelia M. Abercrombie (October 13, 1843- May 29, 1874)
- Annie Billingsley Abercrombie (March 11, 1845-Apr. 1, 1922) married Bolling Reid, of Tuskegee
- Charles A. Abercrombie I (May 9, 1846- Oct 12, 1846)
- Charles A. Abercrombie II (Sep 9, 1847 – Sep 30, 1847)
- James B. Abercrombie I (May 11, 1849-May 11, 1849)
- James B. Abercrombie II (July 27, 1850- )
by the second wife
- Daniel Webster Abercrombie (b.Nov. 25, 1853) was an educator of distinction, at one time at the head of Worcester academy, Mass.;
- Bolling Abercrombie (b. July 31, 1859)
- Winona Abercrombie; (b. March 8, 1857)
- Tallulah Abercrombie
Milo’s last residence was Macon County. He died August 22, 1860, and he received a Masonic funeral. His will can be found in Montgomery, Alabama as: Milo B. Abercrombie, Montgomery County, Will book 4, 1853-1869, page 315.
- History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen
- Reminiscences of public men in Alabama: for thirty years, with an appendix By William Garrett 1872
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