Clem Abercrombie and Great
I had originally thought this photo of Clem Abercrombie
(C.A. )Pierce. May 25 2007 a Mrs. Eugene Burris
of Harrison Arkansas called me. A man they had known
years ago had died and left a box of photos in their house in his room.
I will post more later. only a few are identified. On the
back of the identical photo above I found the
clipping posted below. This Clem Abercrombie
was a brother to Nancy E
wife of my great great grandfather Andrew Jackson Pierce.
Genealogy--Ancestors of Nancy Abercrombie Pierce
Clementh Abercrombie Biography
ABERCROMBIE FAMILY- LONG TREK
TO FAY OK By LoHurl Miles Mueller
also sent me this Biography of Clementh Abercrombie, brother to Nancy Abercrombie Pierce who married
Andrew Jackson Pierce my great great grandfather. Andrew
Jackson Pierce had a niece also named Nancy Emaline Pierce who was
descended from Sampson Pierce possible brother. She married Andrew Jackson
CLEMENTH ABERCROMBIE 1822
Newspaper article and photograph published in the "Beloit
Times" Beloit KS, Aug 21, 1902. Obtained from Mr. Homer T Abercrombie
(Great Grandson) 27069 Belvedere Court, Hayward CA 1-16-65. Typed copy
sent to me by Patricia Lay. Salmon Idaho
This excellent photograph of Uncle Clem Abercrombie and his great-great
grand child, Baby Jones, now ten months old, represents five generations
now living. Mr. Abercrombie is a resident of Mitchell County, near
Saltville, KS, to which place he moved from the state of GA, about thirty
years ago. He has been an industrious farmer, and has amassed considerable
property and is comfortably situated on his old homestead near Saltville.
He is still active and his face is as ruddy as many a man at fifty. The
family tree represented by the picture is as follows: Clemeth Abercrombie
Born July 22, 1822, was married to miss Emaline Jones March 4 1841. Their
son was William A Abercrombie who was born April 16, 1846; and was married
to Miss Elizabeth Brookshire in 1863. Miss Emaline Abercrombie, their
daughter was born 1865, and married at 18 to Joseph Shipley. Their
daughter, Etta Shipley, was married to W.C. Jones at age of 18, from which
union comes, Baby Jones, now ten months old. Uncle Clem, As he is known to
all his neighbors, came from a prolific and long lived family. He being
one of 13 brothers and sisters. He is the father of 12 children, six boys
and six girls. He has 39 grand children, and 38 great great-grandchildren.
His wife has been dead several years and sleeps on the hillside at
Saltville by whose ride the husband and father expects to rest by and by
awaiting the morning of the resurrection in hope of eternal life.
Clemeth Abercrombie was born in the Capt. Abercrombie Militia District,
Hall County GA. (1, 16) on July 28, 1822 (2) TO John and Fannie Cavender
Abercrombie. (3,4,5). He is one of thirteen brothers and sisters (6)
listed as follows:
- (~abt 1866) Md. Catherine Peck (3,10,11)
- James ( ) Md. Sarah Step Dec 5 1839 (3,10)
- Charles (1827-1908) ;Md. Cyntha A Mays Dec 22 1846 (1,4, 7, 8)
- William (1830-1885) Md. Caroline Blackwell Oct 12 1848 (4,7,9,10,13)
- Young David (1832-1863) Md. Isabella Johnson (3,11,12)
- Washington (abt. 1835- 1060's (never married) 1,3
- Joseph (Abt 1835-1860's) never married 1,3
- Fanny (abt. 1846- ) Md. Jarret Jones Feb 22 1855 1,3,10
- Andrew J (abt 1846- _ Md. Nancy E Pierce march 10 1866
- Nancy ( ) md. Jack or AJ Pierce 3,4,10
- Becky ( ) Md. Baker 3
( Possibly one daughter married J H Glaze, another married John F
During the 1840's he purchased four 160 acre agricultural lots in the
wild mountainous Penitentiary Cove area surrounding the fertile valleys of
Montgomery Creek, in the No. 935 Davis Militia District of Hall County GA,
near the Two Run Post Office, which became the Jones Creek District and
the No. 1252 Hightower Dist. of Lumpkin County in 1871. The area later
became part of the Chattahoochee National Forest and is known as a
fisherman's paradise. (11)
He was active in civic affairs, (11) served jury duty in the 1836-1837
and built, Lumpkin County Courthouse, Dahlonega, GA, in 1869 (18) with
brothers William and Andrew J, sons William Wiley and John H, and relative
John. During the Civil War, at age 41 years six months (Jan 1864) He
served as a sub-caroling officer and was exempted from Military service
for serving in that capacity. (19)
With the Death of his father John Abercrombie in Dec 1863/jan 1864,
Clemeth inherited Approximately $1384, all of which became worthless upon
the defeat of the Confederacy plus nominal amounts, in 1865, and later
years as his fair share of the large estate (21)
Clemeth's mother, the former Fannie Cavender, the daughter of Cementh
Cavender (1774-1836) (5,22) Also of Hall County GA (11) had at least one
sister Nancy (1823-1912), (5) who married John Barnes (1824-1864) Clemeth
apparently was named after his maternal grandfather Cemeth Cavender, as no
previous Clemeths can be found in earlier Abercrombie family history.
Between March 5 1869 and Oct 24 1872, Clemeth and Emeline with children
William Wiley and family, Joseph martin and wife, Permelia Arveline, Nancy
E Jones P. I, Young B., Amanda and Mary Susie; (26) and friends Simons,
Pratt's, Gads, and other (27) left Georgia traveled westward, and settled
in the new state of Kansas. The Abercrombies homesteaded several parcels
of land approximately 14 miles south of Williy Springs (now Beloit) and
nine miles northwest of Barnard, in Mitchell County KS. In later years
they were joined by sons John H (8,14,25,260 and Andrew J (26) and their
respective families. One of the original homesteads, now beside state
highway 14, was in later years owned by Mr. Frank Wright, and Mr. Joe
Weber. (27) The community of Saltville was established in the same general
area near fifth Creek, with the Abercrombie gentleman owning several of
the stores, active in local government, and becoming progressive farmers
on the rolling plains abundant with buffalo and infested with marauding
bands of savage Indians.
Clementh's wife, Emaline Jones, was born Nov 17 1824 (2) in GA. (26).
They were married in Hall County GA on March 4 1841. (6,29) She later was
a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Lumpkin County, GA (29). She
died at Saltville, Mitchell County KS, on Aug 25 1899, in her 74th
year of life.
Clementh, with ruddy complexion, gray hair, and beard, was well liked
by his neighbors and friends of Saltville and was know to all as
"Uncle Clem". He was an industrious man who amassed considerable
property during the 35 plus years of Kansas pioneer farming. (6)
On Nov 17 1907, Clemeth died at the age of 85, and was laid to rest in
the Saltville Presbyterian Cemetery beside his wife Emaline. (2) Eleven
children (29) of the original 12 children (6) as listed below survived to
mourn his death;
- Census Records Lumpkin County GA
- Tombstone engraving, Saltville Presbyterian Cemetery, Mitchell Co.
- information obtained from Joseph EB Abercrombie, Deadwood, SD 1932
- Lumpkin Co. Ga, records listing original heirs to estate of John
from Mrs. JD Anthony, Dahlonega, GA, 1965
- Information obtained from Kader Barnes, relative of Cavender Family,
- newspaper clipping and photograph of Clementh Abercrombie, Published
Aug 21, 1902 in
the "Beltoit Times", Beltoit, KS. Obtained from Mrs. Homer
- Marriage Records, Hall County, GA
- Court Desposition, Abercrombie VS Grizzle, Lumpkin Co. GA.
- Lumpkin Co. GA records listing executor of estate of John
Abercrombie --footnote 4 above
- Marriage Records Lumpkin Co. GA
- Legal and Public records, Lumpkin and Hall Counties, GA, --footnote
- Info obtained from Mrs. WW Johnson, descended from Young
- info obtained from Ruby Estelle martin, descendant of William
- Info published in the "Dahlonega Signal" on Feb 1883. Per
footnote 4 above
- info published in "Mountain Signal". Dahlonega, GA on July
8 1958. Footnote 4 above
- Census records, Hall County GA
- "History of Idaho" Hawley. Info from Mrs. Annie Ewald
- Jury List, Lumpkin Co. GA, March 5 1869.
- Civil War Records, State Archives, Atlanta, GA. Info obtained by-
foot note 4 above
- Doctors Bills and court records, Lumpkin Co. GA. Same as footnote 4
- Legal Counts of the estate of John Abercrombie-- footnote 4 above.
- Tombstone Engraving, Cavender Cemetery, Lumpkin Co. GA info obtained
- Newpaper Article published in the "The Daily Times",
Gainesville, GA July 1 1959.
- Surmised from personal research, and combined data.
- Deed book entry Oct 24 1872, Lumpkin Co. per footnote 4 above.
- Census Records Mitchell County KS.
- Info received from Homer Theodore Abercrombie, 1965.
- Newspaper article published form "Kiowa County Signal"
late 1930's/early 1940's info
obtained from Mrs. Kitty Lee DeArmon.
- Newspaper articles published in "Dahlonega Signal" on Sept
15, 1899 see footnote 4
- School Records, Lumpkin County GA
- Information received from Mrs. Kitty Lee DeArmon, descendent of
I post this info from karen roberts website on the abercrombies
Clemeth ABERCROMBIE [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 28 Jul 1822 in , Hall, GA. He died on 17 Nov 1907 in Saltville, Mitchell, KS. He was buried in Presbyterian Cem, Saltville, Mitchell, KS. Clemeth married Emeline Sarah JONES on 4 Mar 1841 in , Hall, GA.
Emeline Sarah JONES was born on 17 Nov 1824 in , , GA. She died on 25 Aug 1899 in Saltville, Mitchell, KS. She was buried in Presbyterian Cem, Saltville, Mitchell, KS. Emeline married Clemeth ABERCROMBIE on 4 Mar 1841 in , Hall, GA.
They had the following children.
Clemit Pierce ABERCROMBIE
HISTORY: Family History Book given to me by Beverly Martin:
Clem and Dora raised a girl named Olive Abercrombie, the
daughter of Clem's brother, Lee Abercrombie.
INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM C L ABERCROMBIE, DECATUR, BENTON, AR, 19
JAN 1994. INFORMATION HIS FATHER GATHERED IN ARKANSAS.
MARRIAGE: AR, Benton Co., FHL 1034661, page 362:
...Matrimony between Mr. C.P. Abercrombie aged 19 years and Miss
Dora Huls age 15...I T.J. Sillen M.G. do hereby certify that on the
23d day of Nov 1890, I did duly...solemnize the rite and publish the
bans of Matrimony...
1896 LAND: AR, Benton County, Arkansas
Land Patents, page 15:
Clem P. Abercrombie; Vol. AR2410.250,
Land Office in Harrison, 6 Aug 1896, Document #4036, Cash Entry;
Part #1: NWSE, Sec. 25, Twp. 19N, R33W, 40 acres.
CENSUS: CO, Hurefano Co, Vol 10, ED 143, sheet 17, line 12:
Chenn Abercrombie, white, age 29, born in AR; Dora, wife, 24, born
in IA; Auther, son, 9, born in AR.
1920 CENSUS: 1920 CENSUS:
ID, Bingham County, Aberdine, E.D. 69, sheet 11, line 4:
Clem P. Abercrombie, w, 49, born in Arakansas; Dora, wife, 44, born
in Iowa; Olive, niece, 12, born in Colorado.