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Hasting Harrison on the Abercrombie's

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Martin Dial and Related Families ...

Family of Martin Dial

According to Harrison, Martin Dial's information is as follows:

Born: 30 Dec 1744, probably in England
Died: 26 Dec 1844 (according to a sworn statement by his son Jonathan in application for a pension from his father's Revolutionary War service)
Married (1st): Chrystie Abercrombie in about 1775
Born: about 1746 in South Carolina or England
Died: about 1800-1810
Married (2nd): Hannah (surname of Armstrong or McDaniel is suggested but not proven)
Martin Dial's Children:
  1. John Hastings Dial
  2. Hannah Dial (married Captain John Armstrong)
  3. Colvill Dial
  4. James Dial
  5. Martin Dial, Jr.
  6. Isaac Dial
  7. Jonathan Dial
  8. William Dial


Family of Jane Armstrong Abercrombie

According to Harrison, Jane Armstrong was the daughter of Hannah Dial Armstrong, who was the daughter of Martin Dial and Chrystie Abercrombie.

Born: 28 Dec 1812
Died: 29 Sep 1889
Married: Capt. Jonathan Abercrombie, Jr. in about 1830
Born: about 30 May 1807
Died: 12 Jun 1886
Children:
  1. Lewis Abercrombie
  2. Bartlett Abercrombie
  3. Chrystie Abercrombie
  4. Charlotte Abercrombie
  5. Clarinda Abercrombie
  6. Clarytine Abercrombie
  7. Jonathan Abercrombie
  8. Eunicy Abercrombie
  9. John Collier Abercrombie
  10. William D. Abercrombie

NOTE: Further information on their children can be found in the book.


Family of Hastings Dial

According to Harrison, Hastings Dial was the oldest brother of Martin Dial, and legal heir to his father's estate.

Born: 8 Nov 1732 in England
Died: about 1809 in Laurens, South Carolina, United States
Married: Rebecca Abercrombie about 1768
Born: 4 Feb 1739 in England
Died: 1 Jun 1825 in Laurens, South Carolina, United States
Children:
  1. Hastings Dial, Jr.
  2. James Dial
  3. Isaac Malcolm Dial
  4. Rebecca Dial
  5. Mary (Polly) Dial
  6. Isabella Dial
  7. Henry Arthur Dial
  8. Jane Dial

NOTE: Further information on their children can be found in the book.

Harrison states that: Hastings Dial and his father-in-law, James Abercrombie, Jr., were two of the wealthiest men in S.C.


Some of Martin Dial's Connections: Abercrombie

According to Harrison:

Rebecca and Chrystie Abercrombie's Parents:

  • Rebecca Abercrombie who married Hastings Dial and Chrystie Abercrombie who married Martin Dial, were daughters of James Abercrombie, Jr.
  • Rebecca and Chrystie Abercrombie's mother may have been:
    1. Elizabeth Sherill, their father's second wife -OR-
    2. Hannah Pickard, their father's first wife (based on Old records left by Geo. W. Dial, of Detroit, owned by Miss Rebecca Dial, a daughter of the late S.C. U.S. Senator, Nathaniel B. Dial

On James Abercrombie, Jr:

  • Veteran students disagree as to who was the father of James Abercrombie, Jr. Some say that his father was Sir James Abercrombie of Scotland, the British Attorney General of the Colony of S.C. from 1732 to 1744. They say that Sir James Abercrombie's wife was Mary Gordon, that both of them were born and died in Scotland.
  • There are some who claim that it has been established that Sir James Abercrombie, the Colonial Attorney General, was a bachelor!
  • There are those who give references to support their claim that among "our" ancestral Abercrombie families was the Abercrombie family of Burkenbog... They cite "Burk's Peerage and Barrentage" to show that "our" Sir James Abercrombie was a son of Sir Alexander of Birkenbog. Having not been able to consult the references given or otherwise verify these claims I simply submit them as interesting surmises"

Children of James Abercrombie, Jr.:

  1. Isabel Abercrombie (married a Blackwell of VA)
  2. Mary Abercrombie (Married a Dial of NC)
  3. Thomas Abercrombie
  4. Isaac Abercrombie
  5. John Abercrombie
  6. James Abercrombie
  7. Alexander Abercrombie
  8. Charles Abercrombie
  9. Colvill Abercrombie
  10. Rebecca Abercrombie
  11. Chrystie Abercrombie


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