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Biography: Milo Bolling Abercrombie, Sr. born March 1, 1806

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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:

  1. Mary S. Abercrombie; ( Aug. 14, 1830- Nov 1, 1830)
  2. Alabama Abercrombie; (Aug. 15, 1831- Aug. 15, 1831)
  3. 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.
  4. Milo Boiling Abercrombie, Jr.,( Jan. 15, 1835-March 13, 1877) married Miss Anderson of Houston, Tex., d. at same place.
  5. 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
  6. Robert Hayden Abercrombie (Sep 11. 1837- June 8, 1891) married Fannie R. Gary. He died at Cross Keys, Macon County, Alabama
  7. George A. Abercrombie, (March 1, 1839-Feb. 17, 1875) was a physician who practiced at Snowdoun, d. unmarried;
  8. W. H. H. Abercrombie (Oct. 18, 1840- Oct. 24, 1840)
  9. Sarah Comer Abercrombie, (Dec. 8, 1841-Nov. 22, 1866) married Dr. W. H. Crawford
  10. Amelia M. Abercrombie (October 13, 1843- May 29, 1874)
  11. Annie Billingsley Abercrombie (March 11, 1845-Apr. 1, 1922) married Bolling Reid, of Tuskegee
  12. Charles A. Abercrombie I (May 9, 1846- Oct 12, 1846)
  13. Charles A. Abercrombie II (Sep 9, 1847 – Sep 30, 1847)
  14. James B. Abercrombie I (May 11, 1849-May 11, 1849)
  15. James B. Abercrombie II (July 27, 1850- )

by the second wife

  1. Daniel Webster Abercrombie (b.Nov. 25, 1853) was an educator of distinction, at one time at the head of Worcester academy, Mass.;
  2. Bolling Abercrombie (b. July 31, 1859)
  3. Winona Abercrombie; (b. March 8, 1857)
  4. 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.


  1. History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen
  2. Reminiscences of public men in Alabama: for thirty years, with an appendix By William Garrett 1872
  3. Find A Grave Memorial# 90941245 # 91511990 # 25436769 # 45244494 # 25436794

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

Biographies of Notable and Not-so-Notable Alabama Pioneers Volume III (Kindle Edition)

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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 All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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