ABERCROMBIE, James, (1795 - 1861)


ABERCROMBIE, James, a Representative from Alabama; born in Hancock County, Ga., in 1795; attended the common schools; moved to Alabama about 1812 and settled in Monroe (now Dallas) County, and later, in 1819, in Montgomery County; during the War of 1812 served as a corporal in Maj. F. Freeman’s Squadron of Georgia Cavalry; studied law; member of the State house of representatives 1820-1822 and in 1824; captain in the Alabama Militia and in command of the cavalry at the reception for General Lafayette in 1825; served in the State senate 1825-1833; moved to Russell County in 1834; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1838 and 1839; again served in the State senate 1847-1850; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1855); was not a candidate for renomination in 1854; moved to Florida in 1856 and became engaged as a Government brick contractor; died in Pensacola, Fla., July 2, 1861; interment in Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, Ga.