While I don't have a copy of the book you mentioned, I do have a couple of corrections.
Our ancestor, Mary Lindley, (1764-1852) was not a daughter of Thomas Lindley (c.1754-c.1809).
They, Mary and Thomas were siblings.Their parents were James Lindley (1735-1779) and wife, Mary Cox (c.1735-c.1785).
Colvill Abercrombie was born 4 Oct 1762 in Laurens County, South Carolina and died abt. 1847 in Laurens County, South Carolina.His Last Will and Testament was written 21 Sept. 1837 in Laurens Co., S.C.
I am aware of your ancestors, John Nesbitt Nash and wife, Harriet Abercrombie.Think you and I may have exchanges messages at some time in the past.
This is going to be a bit lenghty, but needs doing that all who may follow will have more evidence that just my say so.
From the Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly; Vol.3, #4; page 179.Transcribed and forwarded to me from Sylvia Owen Garner, deceased. She was the wife of Grady L. Garner, a descendant of Alfred Franklin Sims and wife Ruth Abercrombie.Ruth was a sibling/sister to Mary (Abercrombie) Sims.Mary and ruth were daughters of Colvill Abercrombie and wife Mary Lindley.
Evidence of Mary Lindley's parents as follows:
Mary Lindley: The identity of Mary, wife of Colvill Abercrombie.
When Lindley and Abercrombie researchers read the will of Thomas Lindley, probated in Laurens Co., S.C., 6 January 1810, they at first accept it as correct in respect to the legatees therein named.It is a legal document, so how can it contain an error?It does.
Thomas Lindley, "weak and infirm", named his children including a daughter, Mary Abercrombie.But, Mary Abercrombie proves to be his sister and not a daughter. The will was written by Charles Smith and Colvill Abercrombie.Mary Lindley was the wife of Colvill.
Due to the error in his will, Thomas has long been accepted as Mary (Lindley) Abercrombie's father.However, the reality is made clear through examination of the Colvill Abercrombie and Thomasx Lindley families.
David Smith, a Revolutionary War Soldier from Abbeville District, S.C., married in March 1785 to Rebecca Lindley, as satted in Rebecca's pension application made from Walton Co., GA. in 1850.
The government gave Rebecca a difficult time and it took seven years and a special Act of 2 March 1857 to prove her identity.Her marriage to David Smith and eligibility to receive a federal pension.Her file contains 175 pages, including Bible records, affidavits of relatives and acquaintances and sworn statements of Rebecca herself.
On 20 November 1850 from Laurens Co., S.C.Mrs. Mary Abercrombie went before Judge Sullivan and on her oath stated that she was a sister of widow Smith and that she well remembered that Rebecca had married David Smith at the widow Cox's home im March 1785, and that she, Mary, was present and had served as one of the "waiters".Mary also said that Rebecca (Lindley) Smith had been born in August 1762 and that Mary and herself had been born in October 1764.
From Cobb Co., GA., Jonathan Lindley, born 1771, gave his sworn statement on 9 September 1852 to the effect that he was a brother of the widow Smith and that he had lived with Rebecca and David Smith for some time after his father had been killed during the Revolution.In fact he stayed with them until he was grown.In Rebecca's statement she had also said that her father was killed during the Revolution.
Another affidavit was made from Laurens Co., S.C. by William Lindley on 26 May 1855 saying that his father was Thomas Lindley and that he always understood that David Smith, whom he knew, was a Revolutionary Soldier, had married his Aunt Rebecca.
These documents establish the fact that Thomas, Rebecca, Mary and Jonathan Lindley were brothers and sisters.
An affidavit made by Nancy (Lindley) Bolt from Laurens Co., S.C. on 2 June 1855 reaffirms the fact that Rebecca Lindley had married David Smith.Moreover, that David Smith had an older brother named Benjamin Smith who had married an older sister of Rebecca.Benjamin was also a Revolutionary Soldier and he received a pension from South Carolina.
Note from me (Charles E. Sims):
Benjamin Smith and Ruth Lindley married abt. 1771.
He was born abt. 1751 in York Co., PA. and died 28 June 1834 in Pickens Dist., S.C. and is buried in the Lighthouse Baptist Church Cemetery at or near Anderson, S.C.
his wife, Ruth (Lindley) Smith was born abt. 1756 at or near Spring, Orange County, North Carolina and died 1845 in Anderson Co., S.C.Her parents were James Lindley (c.1735-c.1779) and wife, Mary Cox (c.1735-c.1785).
I do have a family group record on Benjamin Smith and wife, Ruth (Lindley) Smith, and their possibly eleven children, but have names of only three of the possibly eleven children.
End of note from me (Charles E. Sims).
Transcription from Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly continues af follows:
James Lindley, one of five remaining convicted Loyalists, was hanged by Sheriff William Moore at the town of Ninety-six on the last day od April 1779. "leaving a wife and numerous children".Thomas Lindley, oldest son of James Lindley was appointed administrator of James Lindley's estate.He sold a portion of his father's land in 1785.
James Lindley, born 22 September 1735, married Mary Cox on 5 May 1753. She was a daughter of William Cox. James lindley was a son of Thomas and Ruth (Hadley) Lindley, Quakers from Chester Co., PA. and New Castle, Del.In 1750's they moved to Orange Co., N.C.
This essay has been written to identify Mary (Lindley) Abercrombie. Her ancestry is covered in Quaker records and in a history of Chester Co., PA.
Sylvia Owen Garner
September 7, 1986
1) Laurens Co., S.C., Probale: Thomas Lindley, bundle 44, pkg. 4 (1810)
2) Revolutionary War Pensions #6082, s.v. Smith, David and Rebecca.
3) South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 80, p. 179
4) Laurens Co., S.C. Deed Book A, pp. 348-352
5) William Wade Henshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Records, Vol. 1, p. 359
6) Albert Cook Myas (Mayus), Irish Quaker Arrivals to Pennsylvania 1682-1750, pp. 19, 68.
Note: For children of Colvill and Mary (Lindley) Abercrombie, see Laurens Co., S.C. Probate: Bundle 110, pkg. 8 (1847) Colvill Abercrombie; and Bundle 115, pkg. 16 (1852) Mary Abercrombie.
Another note from me, Charles E. Sims:
Trust you will excuse any typing errors on my part.I'm a poor typist and prone to some spelling errors.
Over the years I've managed to acquire a significant amount of history on our Abercrombie, Lindley, Cox, Hadley ancestry. Also, a well documented history of my Sims ancestry in America.