|Birth: ||Mar. 4, 1742|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 23, 1821|
Obituary from the Georgia Journal, September 18, 1821:
DIED -- In Hancock county, on the 23 ult - Major Charles Abercrombie, in the 77th year of his age. The deceased was a valuable officer of the revolutionary army, and has since been honored with various appointments from the hands of his fellow citizens. His eulogium is written in the hearts of those who knew him intimately.
Abercrombie settled in Georgia in what was then a part of Greene County (later incorporated in Hancock when it was formed in 1793). He represented Greene in the Georgia legislature and later represented Hancock in the state senate. He was chosen a presidential elector and voted for Thomas Jefferson. He was a delegate to the constitutional convention in Louisville, Georgia, May 30, 1789, which created Georgia's early constitution.
Abercrombie laid out the town of Sparta from his own lands in 1795. The town layout, with the courthouse at the high, central area of the city, was called the "Sparta Plan" and was later imitated by other Georgia towns. The house he built still stands (2002) on Maiden Lane (Rabun Street) and may be the oldest house remaining in Hancock County.
Edwina Dicey Malinda Booth Abercrombie (1756 - 1804)*
Abner Abercrombie (1771 - 1826)*
William Abercrombie (1777 - 1829)*
Jane Abercrombie Hall (1781 - 1841)*
Anderson Abercrombie (1786 - 1867)*
James Abercrombie (1792 - 1861)*
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Record added: Mar 12, 2009
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