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James Abercrombie
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1855
Preceded by Henry Washington Hilliard
Succeeded by Eli Sims Shorter
Personal details
Born February 18, 1792 (1792-02-18)
Hancock County, Georgia
Died July 2, 1861 (1861-07-03) (aged 69)
Pensacola, Florida
Citizenship  United States
Political party Whig
Military service
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank corporal
Unit Squadron of Georgia Cavalry
Battles/wars War of 1812

James Abercrombie (February 18, 1792 – July 2, 1861) was an American politician and a United States Representative from Alabama.


Abercrombie was born in Hancock County, Georgia on July 2, 1861 son of Charles and Edwina Dicey Malinda Booth Abercrombie. He moved to Alabama in the early 1810s and settled first in Monroe County, now called Dallas County, Alabama, and then in Montgomery County, Alabama. He married Evelina Elizabeth Ross, and they had four children, James, Sarah, Jane, and Clara.


During the War of 1812, Abercrombie served as a corporal in Maj. F. Freeman's Squadron of Georgia Cavalry. He studied law, and served as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 1820 to 1822, 1824 to 1825, and 1838 to 1839. He was also a member of the Alabama Senate from 1825 to 1833 and 1847 to 1850.[1] After having moved to Russell County, Alabama, in 1834, Abercrombie was elected from the Whig party to the United States House of Representatives from Alabama's 2nd congressional district. He served in that capacity from March 4, 1851, to March 3, 1855.[2] In 1859 Abercrombie moved to Florida and became engaged in supplying bricks for the government.


Abercrombie died in Pensacola, Florida on July 2, 1861 (age 69 years, 134 days), and is interred at Linwood Cemetery in Columbus, Georgia.[3]


  1. "James Abercrombie". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  2. "James Abercrombie". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  3. "James Abercrombie". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 

External links

  • Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989: Bicentennial Edition. United States: Government Printing Office, 1989. ISBN 0-16-006384-1
  • James Abercrombie (Congressman) at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  • Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Quincy Who's Who, 1963.
  • This article incorporates facts obtained from: Lawrence Kestenbaum. "The Political Graveyard". 
  • Find A Grave
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry Washington Hilliard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1851 - March 3, 1855
Succeeded by
Eli Sims Shorter

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