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Leonard Anderson Abercrombie ( 1832 - 1891 )  Category ( Lawyers ) [suggest a correction]

Leonard Anderson Abercrombie was born in Macon County, Georgia on December 1, 1832 to Milo B. and Sarah (Anderson) Abercrombie, but he is known as a noted Texan for his participation as a soldier in the Civil War.

Abercrombie was schooled in Alexandria, Virginia and read law in Tuskegee, Alabama. He was admitted to the bar in 1854, but later that same year he moved to Madison County, Texas and then to Huntsville, Alabama. On January 1, 1860, Abercrombie married Lavinia Chilton in Tuskegee, Alabama. That same year, he was elected as prosecuting attorney for Galveston, Gromes, Harris and Montgomery, and Walker Counties in Alabama.

From January 28 to February 4, 1861, Abercrombie represented Walker County as a delegate to the state Secession Convention. He then served as a lieutenant colonel during the Civil War under the command of Col. Henry M. Elmore in the Twentieth Texas Infantry. This regiment, which was organized in spring of 1862, was comprised mainly of middle-aged men who were, on the whole, prominent citizens. They were assigned to guard duty on the Texas Gulf Coast from Galveston to the Sabine River and they did not see duty outside Texas. This infantry, however, did play an important role in the Confederate recapture of Galveston in January 1863.

After the war, Abercrombie returned to hiw wife and his legal practice in Huntsville, Alabama. He sired seven children, and as elected to represent the Ninth District as a state senator in the Twentieth Legislature. He was reelected to a seat in the Twenty-first Legislature. He died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on December 23, 1891, and his body was returned to Huntsville for burial.

Little else is known about this lawyer, Confederate Army officer and legislature other than what is found online through genealogy records. Some of those records are noted below through links.

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