I think I can clear up a little of this mystery. I have been working on it about a month now-off and on, and included a trip to Putnam Co Ga.
I also had an old chart someone sent me. (In my over 30 years of genealogy, I did not always SAVE WHO)
Wiley Abercrombie born 17 Feb 1777 Orange Co NC (I have his sister) died 4 Sep 1829 Eatonton, Putnam, Ga The guardianship papers of SOME of Wiley's children state Jun 14 1841- Elizabeth Minor-William B Carter guardian. ($5000 Bond A 258) Leave to Rent out Personality Returns 43,44,4516-7Minute Book B 202AA 258 B 229 E 126 Rebecca Abercrombie part of the division of Wiley's estate goes to Elizabeth's upkeep. It states that her two brothers,James and Wm.C.Abercrombie are deceased Also said to have married a Sturgis and a Rebecca.
So there are apparently TWO William C Abercrombie's as this one was dead before Jun 14 1841.
In about 1843-William C Abercrombie (he would be 21) came to Tx. to claim Wiley A's land-as the only living heir.(I have NOT seen this document or records, but would love to)
So apparently Wiley had a son Wiley A And this from what I find- Wiley A died Mar 27 1836- Santa Ana, Goliad Captain Wadsworth's Company (First Regiment Texas Volunteers (d) Killed by order of General Santa Anna at Goliad, March 27, 1836: Abercrombie, Wiley A. Adams, James Moss Aldridge, Isaac Others---
So we can assume he was an adult When he had William a 1822 and not too old when he died-as a Soldier? So married about 1821 to someone- had no children who lived after 1822.
William C married-according to what I find- 8 May 1844 Colorado Co Tx. (Does anyone have proof of this?) Serena R is called Van Dyke and Marshallin trees of folks. Proof here?
For sure- 1860-Jul 23, Census-Lavaca, Lavaca, Tx S Abercrombie 45 female Farmer 600 1000 Tx Samuel Bruce 28 Common Laborer Tx J Abercrombie 18Eliza 18 all Born Tx Mary Abercrombie 8 Sally 4 and 25 December, Eliza married Samuel Bruce-still Lavaca.
I have not found Serena otherwise-and apparently no one else even has that census- Hunted for hours on that and William and other children and Eliza and Sam. Still missing some.
William Bennett Carter born 1805 Ga died 13 Apr 1867-is the brother of my Robert Milton.For sure he married 3 Oct 1830 Putnam Co Ga Ariadne Early Abercrombie born 26 May 1813 Ga d a 1856 (Wm. married again next year)
I think from all I can gather, her Mother was Elizabeth M Carson and she married Wiley 16 Jul 1812 Baldwin Co Ga.
Dtr of Richard & Elizabeth Mariah Meriwether.
I think-but don't have enough proof that Elizabeth had Wiley A Elizabeth M-still a minor 1841-and had to be conceived before 4 Sep 1829. Lets say about 1822 (With a few years leeway)I am told she married Joe Mosely. And I found one that fit- born 1821 Putnam, but with another wife. and James & William C were already dead.Apparently alive when Father died-or why mention?
He supposidly married 1st according to all I find-Jane Simmonds a 1799 and had at least Rebecca L H W a 1800 who married 24 Dec 1817 PutnamSpencer Hunt. (She was born too early for 2nd wife)
I do not find enough to say he also married a Sturgis and a Rebecca. (Not enough of much of anything for that matter)
My notes on Wiley 1806-Registrants for Land Lottery Draws-Hancock Co Ga Abner Abercrombie 2 Charles " 2 Wiley 2 1813 Tax List Putnam Co. Ga. Capt. John Budrxas Dist. Lived Eatonton, Putnam. He was member of Bd. of Directors of 1st Eatonton Public Library 1819 Wiley Ambercrombee was appointed guardian to Millie T. (Amelia) Hargrove and possibly WilliamDudley Hargrove when their father died.12 Jan 1819 Minute Book AA pg 12 Putnam Co. GA. 1823-Sep 2- From Ga JournalSept 2 1823 page 939..an add by Andrew Park Eatonton.. I should put to rest a report that is now circulating that Mr Wiley Abercrombie treated my father with inhumanityduring his illness and refused to have him shrouded in his house, and had him removed precipitately. Some weeks since,my father, with almost every member of his family, became very ill with the prevailing fever of the season. It was deemed essentual to their safety, that they should be removed from their residence. Wiley Abercrombie proffered to take my father to his house, where he received the kindest and most unremitted attention until his death,..was shrouded in the neatest manner and remained in the house several house..Some days before he died the weather became excessively warm, and his disease assumed a putrid character. After his death, the putrefactive process progressed so rapidly that one of the attending physicians advised for the safety of the family, that the remains should be removed from the dwelling to an out building..Imust ask, in behalf of myself and family that the community will cease to censure and erroneously accuse this man. Signed..Andrew Park Eatonton. (1820 Capt. Jesse Bledsoes Dist. Putnam, Ga) (Probably the one 1830 Meriwether Co Ga) 1824- Dec 6 Putnam Co. Wiley was witness to will of Abraham Stevens. 1825-Mar 8-Proven Feb 1 1830-Book B 1823-1826Pg 95-96 Will of Wilie Abercrombie- Putnam Co Ga SOME GEORGIA COUNTY RECORDS Vol II Lucas page 126 Pages 95-96Last Will & Testiment of Wilie Abercrombie Putnam Co My wife and children until my children arrive at full age My daughter Rebecca S H W having already married and received part My brother Anderson Abercrombie Ex. and two friends Joel Crawford, Thomas HaneyWilliam Abercrombie Witt. Jono Hudson Wm H KimbroughIrby Hudson Book A Minute pg 49-Rebecca Abercrombie-Willie Abercrombie Guardian Elizabeth minor child William B Carter Guardian 1830-Feb. 1 Probate Common FOrm 1830-Feb 1-Letters of Testiment 1830-Mar 1 Letters of Testiment 1836-Jan 4-Letters of Testiment Anderson Abercrombie Ex D B Adams Ms. Gerry Hill-Albany Ga.