You said you found A.E. on a census born Dec 1861. It would be nice if you told what county and what year. But, the only census that lists month and year of birth is the 1900, so I went looking. He's listed as Albert. But, he is listed as A.E. as the informant on what looks like his father's DC. Absolum was living next door to Albert on that 1900 census Hood Co, TX.
Name: Absalam Littell Crim Death date: 19 Sep 1910 Death place: Dublin, Erath, Texas Gender: Male Race or color (on document): White Age at death: 78 years Estimated birth year: Birth date: 10 Jul 1832 Birthplace: Indiana Marital status: Married Spouse's name: Father's name: Crim Father's birthplace: Kentucky Mother's name: Mother's birthplace: Occupation: Carpenter Residence: Cemetery name: Old Dublin Cem. Burial place: Burial date: 20 Sep 1910 Additional relatives: Film number: 2050199 Digital GS number: 4165821 Image number: 389 Reference number: cn 4869 Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
With this maybe one of the other researchers can help you.