In 1790, ROBERT ABERCROMBIE was "located near Ice's Ferry" and working as a "carpenter and cabinmaker" (from "The Monongalia Story: A Bicentennial Story: Vol. II, The Pioneers," by Earl L. Core, pg. 185; pub. 1976).
Robert married ELIZABETH PHILLIPS on 14 March 1793, in Frederick Co., Virginia. They had a total of eight children: six daughters [including Mary] and two sons [Robert Frederick and Alexander].
In 1796, Robert owned "one small tract" of land in Monongalia County (from "Monongalia Co., West Va. Records of the District, Superior and County Courts"; vol. I, 1776-1799), which he most likely used for farming. He purchased additional land in 1799 from James Jenkins that later became known as ABERCROMBIE'S/CRUMMEY'S RUN. This land was located just across the Cheat River from the town of Ice's Ferry, and about five miles NE of Morgantown.
Robert and Elizabeth's son ALEXANDER ABERCROMBIE was born that same year, in 1799.
In 1812, Robert was made "Overseerer of the Poor," and on 13 June, 1814 he was made "Justice of the Peace" (also from "The Monongalia Story.")
In 1812, Robert's daughter Mary married LEVI JENKINS.
In 1827, Robert Sr. granted land to his son Robert, Jr. that was called Pierpoint's Run [is this what later became Crummey's Run?]; in 1831, Robt. Jr. granted this land to his brother, Alexander.
Alexander married ANNA WEAVER 1833 in Monongalia County, and they had about 13 children. Anna was the daughter of Joseph Weaver and Rebecca Foster; "Joseph Weaver...[was] a native of Central Pennsylvania, [who] settled on a farm near Morgantown about 1785."(From "Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia," pub. 1884.) Alexander was a farmer like his father.
In 1834 Alexander and Anna's son CHARLES was born. By 1840, Robert had died and was buried in Morgantown.
By 1850, Alexander sold his land and moved his family to Iowa.
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