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John Henry Thomas Abercrombie
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Birth: Oct. 22, 1859
Eden
St. Clair County
Alabama, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 1929
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA

The 1860 US Census of Cropwell P.O., St. Clair Co., AL enumerated the household of 21 Y/O William Robert Abercrombie, a farmer, and his 19 Y/O wife, Martha Adline (Robertson) Abercrombie. Also in the household was their 7 months old son, John Henry Thomas Abercrombie.

The 1870 US Census of Township 17, Jefferson Co., AL (this would become Leeds, AL in 1877) enumerated the household of 31 Y/O William Robert Abercrombie, a dry goods merchant born in AL, and his 30 Y/O wife, Martha Adline (Robertson) Abercrombie, born in AL. Also living in the household were their children: 10 Y/O John Henry Thomas Abercrombie, a student; 8 Y/O William Fendol Abercrombie, a student; 6 Y/O James Isaac Abercrombie, a student, and 4 Y/O Mary Cornelia Abercrombie.

John Henry Abercrombie married Frances Ella Godwin on 05 Nov 1877 at Leeds, Jefferson Co., AL.

The 1880 US Census of Leeds, Jefferson Co., AL enumerated the household of 21 Y/O John Henry Thomas Abercrombie, a farmer born in AL, and his 18 Y/O wife, Frances Ella (Godwin) Abercrombie, born in AL. Also living in the household was their daughter, 1 Y/O Mary Frances Abercrombie.

Following the 1885 death of his father, William Robert Abercrombie, John Henry Abercrombie took over his father's mercantile store in Leeds, AL. He was also the postmaster as the local post office was located in the store.

The 1900 US Census of Leeds, Jefferson Co., AL enumerated the household of 40 Y/O John Henry Abercrombie, a dry goods merchant, and his 38 Y/O wife, Fannie (Godwin) Abercrombie. Also living in the household were their children: 20 Y/O Mary Frances Abercrombie, a music teacher; 19 Y/O William Alexander Abercrombie, at school; 16 Y/O Emmie Abercrombie, at school and 10 Y/O Beatrice Martha Abercrombie, at school. NOTE: Living in the household next door was John Henry's 26 Y/0 brother, Andrew Jackson Abercrombie, Sr. and is 24 Y/O wife, Fannie (Gillespie) Abercrombie. Also living in the household were his 5 Y/O son, Robert W. Abercrombie and his 3 Y/O daughter, Lucile Abercrombie. Andrew's occupation was dry goods merchant.

By 1907, according to the Birmingham City Directory, John had moved his family to Birmingham, AL leaving the dry goods store in the hands of his younger brother, Andrew Jackson Abercrombie, who had been working there since before 1900. John became a real estate agent in Birmingham as it became a fast growing iron and steel production center. Real estate sales remained his occupation the rest of his life.

The 1910 US Census of Ward 12, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL enumerated the household of 50 Y/O John Henry Abercrombie, real estate agent, and his 48 Y/O Frances Ella (Godwin) Abercrombie. Also living in the household were their 20 Y/O daughter, Beatrice Martha (Abercrombie) Farrar and her 30 Y/O husband, Dr. William Charles Farrar. Sr, a general physician. Also living in the household was he Farrar's 1 Y/O son, William Charles Farrar, Jr. (b. 30 Mar 1909 - d. 09 Jul 1910).

The 1920 US Census of Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL enumerated the household of 60 Y/O John Henry Abercrombie, a real estate agent, and his 58 Y/O Frances Ella (Godwin) Abercrombie.

The 1928 Birmingham City Directory recorded John H. Abercrombie and his wife, Frances, living at 217 N. 53rd Place.

Bio by Gresham Farrar. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Robert Abercrombie (1838 - 1885)
  Martha Adline Robertson Abercrombie (1839 - 1913)
 
 Spouse:
  Frances Ella Godwin Abercrombie (1861 - 1935)
 
 Children:
  Mary Frances Abercrombie Jones (1879 - 1966)*
  William Alexander Abercrombie (1880 - 1960)*
  Infant Son Abbercrombie (1882 - 1882)*
  Emmie Abercrombie Dinsmore (1883 - 1976)*
  Infant son Abercrombie (1887 - 1887)*
  Beatrice Martha Abercrombie Farrar (1889 - 1984)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Fendol Abercrombie (1851 - 1886)*
  John Henry Thomas Abercrombie (1859 - 1929)
  James Isaac Abercrombie (1863 - 1940)*
  Mary Cornelia Abercrombie Parsons Williamson (1866 - 1945)*
  Martha Elizabeth Abercrombie Milner (1870 - 1888)*
  Andrew Jackson Abercrombie (1873 - 1950)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
 
Maintained by: Gresham Farrar
Originally Created by: CDinsmore
Record added: Nov 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101136406
John Henry Thomas Abercrombie
Added by: CDinsmore
 
John Henry Thomas Abercrombie
Added by: CDinsmore
 
John Henry Thomas Abercrombie
Added by: Gresham Farrar
 
 
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