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James Jackson Abercrombie

James Jackson Abercrombie, lawyer and judge, was born August 28, 1825, near Sparta, Hancock County, Georgia, and died at Opelika, May 18, 1901; son of Anderson and Sidney (Grimes) Abercrombie.

At an early age, he removed to Russell County; attended the country schools, and at LaGrange, Georgia; graduated from Emory College and from the law department of Harvard University.

He opened an office at Columbus, Georgia; served for four years as Judge of the superior court of Muscogee district; enlisted, 1862, as a private in a company of minute men Ross' battalion, Co. G., and was advanced for meritorious conduct to the rank of major.

After the war, he took up his residence at Opelika and continued the practice of law there until his death. He was a Democrat; and a Methodist.

Married:
April 23, 1856, at Tallassee, to Parthenia Eliza, daughter of Isaac H. and Narcissa Whitfield (Sledge) Ross

Children:
1. James Anderson, deceased;
2. Ross, deceased;
3. John Chappell, m. Mrs. Dora (Thornton) Jefferson, of Meridian, Mississippi.
4. Wiley, unmarried.

Last residence:
Opelika.



Source: Memoirs of Georgia, Containing historical accounts of the states civil, military, industrial and professional interests and personal sketches of many of it’s people, Volume II, The Southern Historical Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 1895







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