Thank you for your posting.I'm not sure it really cleared anything up for me.Serena is my husband's line and his cousin and I have been researching this for years.We would love to know how our Wiley A. Abercombie connects to William C. Abercrombie and to the Georgia Wiley Abercrombie, but have had no luck.
I tried to send you the document where Serena is selling Wiley's headright as his one of his "only living heirs", but your email address bounced back to me.Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I can send you a stack of documents about Serena.She was married 4 times.First to John Pickering here in Brazoria County, although, the courthouse does not have a marriage license.They married 17 Feb 1838.He was killed fighting Indians west of San Antonio 20 Oct 1838.She then married Wilson Van Dyke in 1840 and had two children.He went off to Mexico to fight with the Mier Expedition, drew a white bean and was kept in prison.Word came back he was killed and Serena married William C. Abercrombie 8 May 1844 and had 4 daughters.Van Dyke came back from Mexico and filed for divorce, custody of their children, and the land her father had given them at their marriage.That's where I discovered her maiden name was Morris.Her father was subpoenaed to testify.William died sometime before 1850 because he is not on the 1850 census.Serena is in the Lavaca County census in 1850 and in the Lavaca County 1860 census living with her son-in-law, Samuel Bruce.She then married John Hill 14 Nov 1865.I have no record on his death either.
I have all the documents about her marriages and divorce from the courthouse in Columbus.I would be happy to mail you a copy.Some of them were so worn and pale, they are very difficult to read.
Hopefully some fresh eyes will find something we have missed.