I too have devoted a lot of time attempting to prove the parentage of Colvill Abercrombie. For a while I had thought his patents were John & Sarah (Mitchell) Abercrombie.Best evidence found indicates that John Abercrombie was married to Ann Kellett.I've found no proof that John was married 1st to Sarah Mitchell. From his grave marker in the Rabun Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Laurens County, South Carolina; John Abercrombie was born 1736 and died 1816.The minutes of the Rabun Creek Baptist Church show that this John Abercrombie was a member of that church.Also, Colvill and wife Mary (Lindley) Abercrombie as well as their daughters Mary, wife if Hiram Sims; and Ruth, wife of Alfred Franklin Sims.
All I have thus far points to 4 October 1762 as the date of birth of Colvill Abercrombie, Sr.
All I have thus far points to about 1708 as the date of birth of James Alexander Abercrombie.His date of death is apparently about 1782 in Laurens County, South Carolina. Most researchers seem to have concluded that he was married twice.Hanna Picard is thought to have been his 2nd wife.
Also a plaque is said to be in The Duncan Presbyterian Church, of Laurens County, South Carolina, and the plaque is said to be inscribed with the names of Revolutionary Soldiers who served from that area.The plaque was apparently placed by the Henry Laurens Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, of Laurens, Soutrh Carolina, and the Musgrove Mill Chapter DAR, of Clinton, South Carolina.
Among the names:
Abercrombie, James(R-Pat) m/1 m/2 children: 1) Isabel m. Blackwell 2) Mary m. Dial 3) Thomas m. Mrs. Rucker (?) 4) Issac 5) John m. _____ 6) James m/1m/2 7) Alexander m. Sussanah 8) CharlesNC to GA 9) Colvill m. Mary Lindley 10) Rebecca m. Hastings Dial 11) Crystie m. Martin Dial (RS-Pvt-SC) as 1st wf
Children of son John: (a) James Jr.; (b) Alexander; (c) Jonathan; (d) William Children of son Alexander & Susannah Abercrombie: (a) John; (b) Alexander; (c) Henry; (d) Hugh; (e) Lewis; (f) Jonathan "unfortunate son"; (g) Hannah; (h) Susannah; (i) Polly Children of son Colville & Mary (Lindley) Abercrombie: a) Harriet m. John N. Nash b) Mary m. Hiram Sims c) Rebecca m. Kellett Babb d) Elizabeth m. Halway Campbell e) Christie m. William Ridgeway f) Ruth m. Alfred Franklin Sims g) Jonathan h) Lindley m/1 Rachael Mahaffeym/2 Winifred Grayden i) Colvill Jr. m. Sara Mahaffey j) James m. Nancy Camp k) John m. Elizabeth? Children of son James Abercrombie: a) Mary m/1 Benj. Williams; m/2 Wm. O'Daniel b) Isabella m. Josiah Blackwell c) Rebecca m. Gabriel Jewell d) Susannah m. ____ e) Hannah m. Elias Brock f) Elizabeth m. _____ Andrews g) James h) Margaret m. Richard Blackwell Step-son: Archibald McDaniel
End of partial names from plaque!
With reference to Colvill Abercrombie going to Gerogia with John Abercrombie.That seems more likely to have been Colvill Abercrombie, Jr. and possibly sibling/brother John T. Abercrombie. Colvill Abercrombie, Jr. and wife Sara Mahaffey are both buried in marked graves in the Babb Family Cemetery in Henry County, Georgia. Colvill Abercrombie, Sr. made his will on 21 September 1837 in Laurens County, South Carolina and it was proven there on 1 November 1847 Ref: S.C. Archives; Laurens County Estates; bdl. 110, pk. 8; frames 537-558. Mary Abercrombie, widow of Colville, Sr., made her will in Laurens County, South Carolnia and it was proven there on 2 July 1852.The petition to the court shows that she died 10 June 1852. Ref: S.C. Archives; S.C. Probate Bdl. 115, pk. 16
Being that Colvill, Sr. and wife Mary (Lindley) Abercrombie were both members of the Rabun Creek Baptist Church in Laurens County, South Carolina, it does seem very probable they are buried in unamrked graves in the Rabun Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. With John Abercrombie (1736-1816) having also been a member and buried in the Rabun Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, it was easy to think he may have been the father of Colvill, Sr.I really wonder if anyone will ever find proof??