Hi! I am so thrilled to find someone actually looking for Sarah Abercrombie b. 1 Oct 1795 (from grave stone) NC/SC/TN (from various census records)m. William Burleson 6 Oct 1818 Jefferson County AL d. 5 Sept 1861 Grayson County TX. bur. Burleson Cemetery (formerly Providence Cemetery) William Burleson's second wife was Rebecca Nelson, a relative of his son-in-law, William Nelson. I've wondered if she were also an Abercrombie. I have found G.F. Abercrombie in the census. They are listed in one as mulato and in one as black. We are anglo as far back as we know. It has been a while since I looked G.F. up and I can't locate the photo copy of the record, so I could be remembering incorrectly. William and Sarah named their 1st son John Missouri--Missouri because he was born there and John, I don't know why. Their second son was Alfred Timothy. John also named a son Alfred Jackson. So that's a son and a grandson for Sarah named Alfred. I have found a will for a Mary Abercrombie (b. 1758)recorded in Montgomery county AL in 1834. She mentions the wife(unnamed)of her deceased son Alfred. She doesn't mention a child Sarah. But could her husband have been some, as yet undiscovered, Alfred? However, in the 1830 census Mary is in Perry county AL living on the same page with Isaac Abercrombie. A James is also in the county but not too near. I have Isaac's will (1824), no Sarah, but he states that he has other children not mentioned who have already received their share. An Isaac was living in Anson and Montgomery county NC (the only Abercrombie to be listed as having returned from SC to NC to settle) This may be important because those are the counties where William Burleson's father and grandfather were living at the time. There are not many Isaacs, but there are enough to confuse the issue. The Isaac that lived in NC is, in my opinion, the same one that lived in Perry County AL, but some researchers overlook the NC guy. There are a lot of things to confuse us more. For example, the names of Sarah's female children and grandchildren-Tabitha, Amanda, Malinda, Margaret, Deliah-are the unique ones. Straight from the Booth family--the wife of Charles Abercrombie. There seem to have been previous marriages between the Booths and Abercrombies, as one of the brothers is named Abner Abercrombie Booth. (Mary Abercrombie's will also mentions a son, Abner) Sarah and William's son John Missouri Burleson married Sarah Holcombe whose mother is thought to have been a Kellett. This is a family that intermarried with the Abercrombies. Mary Riley also interests me. My great grandfather was James Perry Riley from IL(I seem to remember that Mary Riley gave birthplace as IL)His (James Perry) father was James C. Riley born in IN in 1800. Another dead end. I am so anxious to hear from you both. Please let me know if any of this could be put together to help us. My line is Sarah Catherine Riley/Elizabeth Jane Burleson/John Missouri Burleson/Sarah Abercrombie/? Joy, Laredo, TX.