Alexander Hamilton ABNEY

M, b. 24 March 1822, d. 3 September 1882
Relationship
Great-granduncle of John Kennedy BROWN Jr.
Alexander H. Abney
     Alexander Hamilton ABNEY was born on 24 March 1822 in Richmond, Virginia, son of Thomas Hamilton ABNEY and Mary Ann Holmes.1,2
     Alexander Hamilton ABNEY appeared on a census, enumerated 1 June 1830, in the household of Thomas Hamilton ABNEY and Mary Ann Holmes in Bibb (now Chilton) County, Alabama.3
     Alexander Hamilton ABNEY appeared on a census, enumerated 1 June 1840, in the household of Thomas Hamilton ABNEY and Mary Ann Holmes in Bibb (now Chilton) County, Alabama.4
     Alexander married Mrs. Rachel Casey on 27 May 1844 in Franklin Parish, Louisiana.5
     Alexander saw military service between 1846 and 1848 in Texas during the Mexican War. He was a sargeant in Seibel's Battalion, Alabama Volunteer Infantry. He also fought in the Texas Indian Wars.6
     Alexander Hamilton ABNEY appeared as head of household on a census enumerated 1 June 1850 in Point Pleasant, Upshur County, Texas. The household was listed as August and M. A. E. Mosley family plus A. H. Abney, age 28, a teacher born in South Carolina, and L. H. Abney, a five-year-old male born in Georgia. Also in the household was J. D. Dickson.7
     Alexander married Martha Marinda CAMP circa 1851 in Upshur County, Texas.8
     Alexander Hamilton ABNEY was a trustee on 11 February 1854 in the Gilmer Masonic Male Academy, Upshur County, Texas. In 1858 he served in the Texas legislature from Upsur County.9,10 He was postmaster on 29 December 1857 in Upshur County, Texas.9 Brothers Alexander and Samuel ABNEY IV purchased a store in the name of Abney and Brother, "Merchants and Traders and Co-partners doing business at Pittsburg..." , from Wright and Beasley. When Sam returned to Alabama at the start of the war, Alexander managed the business and sent Sam his share of the profits on 4 June 1860 in Pittsburg, Upshur County, Texas.11,12
     Alexander Hamilton ABNEY appeared as head of household on a census enumerated 2 July 1860 in Pittsburg, Upshur County, Texas. The household was listed as (an unknown value.)13
     During the Civil War in late 1862 Alexander supplied the Confederate quartmaster in Jefferson, Marion County, Texas with mules, wagons, harnesses, shoes and other leather goods. Afterward Alexander lived in Merlin and then moved to Rockport in 1870. In 1875 he had a biography of the Life and Adventures of L. D. Lafferty published by H. S. Goodspeed. In 1878 he moved to Floresville, Wilson County where he served as county judge in 1880.
     Alexander Hamilton ABNEY and Martha Marinda CAMP appeared as head of household on a census enumerated 23 June 1870 in Marlin, Falls County, Texas. The household was listed as A. H. Abney, a 47 year old farmer, his wife, M. M. Abney, 37, and children, sons A. C. 17, at home; J. H. 15, printer; W. B. 14, printerl S. L. 10, at home; and daugher, M. V. 8, in school.
     Alexander Hamilton ABNEY and Martha Marinda CAMP appeared as head of household on a census enumerated 14 June 1880 in Wilson County, Texas. The household was listed as A. H. Abney, age 58, general merchant. It said his mother was born in England. His wife, Martha M. Abney was 44. Their children were sons A. C., 27, farmer; John H., 24, clerk in store, Sam'l L., 20, stock driver; and daughter, Mary V. Abney, 17.
     Alexander Hamilton ABNEY died on 3 September 1882 in Lampasas, Lampasas County, Texas, at age 60.14 He was buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery.15
Last Edited=2 Mar 2020

Children of Alexander Hamilton ABNEY and Martha Marinda CAMP

Citations

  1. [S366] Samuel Abney, "T. H. Abney file", Cerified copy of family record supplied by Sam Abney to Alabama Department of Archives and History.
  2. [S276] Edgefield Chapter South Carolina Genealogical Society, ABCDs of Edgefield, Thomas Hamilton Abney Bible, pg. 114.
  3. [S229] 1830 U. S. Census, Bibb County, Alabama, Thos. Abney household, pg. 173.
  4. [S241] 1840 U. S. Census, Bibb County, Alabama, Thos. H. Abney household, pg. 100.
  5. [S521] Franklin Parish Webpage, online sites.rootsweb.com/~lafrankl/, Archives-- 1840s Marriages.
  6. [S923] "Mexican War Service Records", Original microfilm roll M616_0001.




  7. [S335] 1850 Federal Census, Upshur County, Texas, August Mosley household.
  8. [S194] Thomas McAdory Owen, Alabama Biographies, Pg. 6, Thomas Hamilton Abney.
  9. [S199] Abney Hintgen Brewer, "Abney Research," e-mail to John K. Brown, 26 January 1999 (her source was "A History of Upsur County, Texas" by Doyal T. Lloyd).
  10. [S72] Abney Hintgen Brewer. "Abney Family History", (Unpublished manuscript), 1993 Author's Personal Collection, pg. 9 -- Her source was letters from AHA's son, William B. Abney, located in files of Howard T. Abney.
  11. [S199] Abney Hintgen Brewer, "Abney Research," e-mail to John K. Brown, 26 January 1999, source: Upshur County, Texas Book I, pg. 370.
  12. [S1047] Letter, Samuel Abney to Alexander H. Abney, 28 sep 1861.
  13. [S263] 1860 U. S. Census, Upshur County, Texas, A. H. Abney household #500, pg. 422b.
  14. [S199] Abney Hintgen Brewer, "Abney Research," e-mail to John K. Brown, 13 Sep 2007, her source was a letter from a son of AH Abney and from his tombstone.
  15. [S696] Find A Grave (website), online http://www.findagrave.com, Alexander H. Abney, Oak Hill Cemetery, Block 1, Lot 17.
  16. [S199] Abney Hintgen Brewer, "Abney Research," e-mail to John K. Brown, 3 Mar 2004.

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