Mary (Polly) Abercrombie married Richard Baldwin Childress 1/5/1841, in Laurens Co., S.C. Between 1850-1853 they moved to Walker Co., GA. (Pond Springs). There they joined Mary's brother Henry Abercrombie and his son Thomas. Mary and Henry were the children of Alexander Abercrombie Sr. and Susannah Woods. Alexander Sr. died in April 1831 and left a will. R.B. Childress died very soon after arriving in Walker and is buried in the Childress-Bailey cemetery in Walker Co. off of Old Bethel Rd. I have a story that he was the second person buried there - the first being a slave they had brought from Laurens. One of Mary's daughters, Hannah Permelia, married a W. C. Bailey. One of their daughters, Mary Tabitha Bailey, married Sylvester Abercrombie, the grandson of the aforementioned Thomas. Unless I am mistaken I believe the grandmother to whom you refer in your post was Foreste Abercrombie, Mary Tabitha and Sylvester's daughter. She was the grandmother to two Lawsons - Rodney and David. Is this correct? If so, please e-mail me at email@example.com. I have a good deal of information on this line of Abercrombies - dates, pictures, etc. I am descended from one of Sylvester's brothers - Grover. He was my g-grandfather. As for the parentage of Alexander Sr - I believe he was the son of John Abercrombie who settled in Laurens circa 1768. There is no proof of this. However, the only other Abercrombie, James, in Laurens was definitely not his father. Brenda Abercrombie Ledet, whose posts you can read in this forum, I believe is hot on the trail of the origins of this family. It's looking like they ere not far removed from the Fife area of Scotland. I believe Foreste had us related to the James Abercrombie who was Attorney General of S.C. He had no children. Look forward to hearing from you.