Charles Thomas Abercrombie, 1823-1876
Apparently, from a fairly well off family as he married a woman who had at least two brothers (likely) who were UGA alums (using definition from the 1901 circular considering any one who had attended an alumnus) as well and a father who was apparently a judge in Putnam Co., Georgia and may well have attended the University himself, though no record indicates how the ‘Hon. Charles P. Gordon’ was educated.
Abercrombie’s monetary value and relative stationary position once he settled in Russell County, AL is evident through the census records. From 1850-1870, each of the three in which Abercrombie is enumerated, he is in Russell Co., and in 1850 and 1860 his personal estate and real estate are valued at $10,000 (real, 1850, not yet adjusted for inflation); $20,000 (real, 1860, not adjusted); and $40,000 (personal, 1860, not adjusted). Additionally, it appears that several brothers or other relatives settled near him in Russell Co, Ala. as in 1850-1870 census records there are several other Abercrombie families enumerated on the same page.
Abercrombie was an MD as well as focusing on his livelihood as a ‘planter’ as he is identified in both the 1901 Catalogue and Hull’s 1906 survey of alumni. Who completed his form is not indicated as he had died in 1876 well before the 1901 forms were sent.
Other items of note for Abercrombie include that the person responding for him lists several relatives (including a Confederate General who had become a governor of Georgia, John Brown Gordon and 3 others, none of whom have their specific connection to Abercrombie listed.
For any answers not given by respondent, I have removed the associated question for the sake of space in blog posts.
Name, in full, (Do not use initials):
Charles Thomas Abercrombie
Address; state, county, city, street and number:
Russell Co. Ala.
Place and time of birth:
Sparta, Ga. April 15th, 1823
Date of entrance, with class entered:
1844 with [class of] ’45 (i.e. what we would likely call a transfer today)
Date of graduation, and degree received; or date of leaving college:
1846 [based on Hull’s 1906 list and answer below, likely not a graduate]
Other institutions attended later; degrees received; with dates:
Graduated from University of Pa, then attended Medical College at New Orleans, (in a different hand): & was also a graduate of Jefferson Medical College Philadelphia Penn.
Facts relating to marriage:
Was married June 27th, 1849 to Virginia Gordon, daughter of Hon. Charles P. Gordon, of Eatonton.
Facts as to occupation and business life:
Most of his time was given to his planting interests, some part of it, however, was devoted to his profession as M.D.
Names and addresses of any relatives, immediate or remote who were alumni:
Messrs. Joseph C. Wilkins (18??, relation) & James (different hand) Lovick Grant (18??, relation?).
Gen’l. John B. Gordon (18??, likely brother-in-law. Was also Gov of GA) & Walter S. Gordon (18??, likely brother-in-law)
NOTE: If this circular is sent to the relatives of an alumnus deceased, kindly give accurately the date of death.
Died at his home in Russell Co., Ala. March 28th, 1876
14 April 2010