Abraham Kingry son of Daniel Kingry and Elizabeth Harmon was born c. 1806 in Warren Co, GA.
His father, Daniel Kingry, died bef 1819 in Wilkinson Co, GA.1
His mother, Elizabeth Harmon, died on Sep 21, 1819 in Wilkinson Co, GA.1
Abraham Kingry was possibly listed in the household of Daniel H. Kingry in the census in 1820 in Wilkinson Co, GA. 1 of 2 males 18-25.2
Abraham Kingry was the Head of Household in the census in 1830 in Wilkinson Co, GA. Abram Kingery males 2 < 5 (unidentified), 1 5-10 (unidentified), 1 20-30 (Abram); females 1 20-30 (Priscilla).5
On Apr 6, 1837 in Laurens Co, GA, Isaac L Hall and Abraham Kingry were presented to the the Grand Jury for offense of affray on April 5 in the town of Dublin as witnessed by William Goff and Jacob T Linder. Minute Book E p131-132. (Affray means an instance of fighting in a public place that disturbs the peace.).6,7
On Sep 12, 1837 in Laurens Co, GA, the Grand Jury presented Frederick Askew for suffering his negroes to keep disorder and retailing spiritour liquors at his house on Mar 11 1837 as witnessed by Abraham Kingry and others. The Grand Jury also commended the merchants for not suffering negroes to come into town for trafficing and buying ardent spirits and recommended the county merchants to pursue the same course. Minute Book E p 140-141.6,7
On Nov 14, 1837 Elias Pullen sold 285 acres on Big Creek in Laurens Co, GA. Adjacent property owners: Abraham Kingry. DB J p310.
On Mar 18, 1839 in Laurens Co, GA, Leroy M Willey Parish and Co was the plaintiff and Abraham Kingry was the defendent. Case was a debt on a $472.81 promissory note defendant gave the firm at Charleston on Apr 13-1837. Jury verdict for the plaintiffs in Dec 1839. Deputy Sheriff John Fondren served the papers on the defendant on May 27, 1839. Judgement for $472.81, plus $63.00 interest, and $12.50 courts. Fi-fa issued. Petitions and Writs 1839-1841 p 37..6,8
On May 16, 1839 in Laurens Co, GA, William Shivers was the plaintiff and Abraham Kingry was the defendant. Case was debt on a $170 promissory note given by Kingery to persons calling themselves Shivers and Schley. Deputy Sheriff John Fondred served the papers on Abram Kingery on May 28 1839. Jury verdict for the plaintiff at Dec 1839 court term of court. Judgement for $120 principal, $7.25 interest, and $11.50 for costs. Fi-fa issued.(Fieri-facias, usually abbreviated as fi-fa is a legal abbreviation that means the court found for the plaintiff and ordered the county sheriff to levy sell goods of the defendant as necessary to collect the debt.)..
On Dec 16, 1839 in Laurens Co, GA, plantiff(s) Leroy M Willey Parish and defendant(s) Abraham Kingry. Verdict by jury #1 was for the plaintiff in sum of $472.81 with interest and cost. Minute Book E p 179-180.. Jury foreman was James Bohannon.6,7
On Dec 26, 1839 in Laurens Co, GA, plantiff(s) William Shivers and defendant(s) Abraham Kingry. Fi-fa was for $120. Fi-fa was handed to Doctor N Tucker on Sep 1 1843 and was used to levy on one 7 year old sorrel horse, 7 head of cattle, one pedlers wagon on May 4, 1844. Winfield Hightower laid in a claim for the above stated property. The claim to the wagon was sustained while the cattle and horse were found subject to the levy. The fi-fa was handed to John Kopp on January of 1846. Execution Docket p 1..6,9
In Jun, 1840 in Laurens Co, GA, plantiff(s) Leroy Wiley and defendant(s) Abraham Kingry. Judgement was for $472.81. Fi-fa handed to Sheriff Elzy Thompson on Dec 26 1839. Levied and claim interposed by F.E. Flanders. Claim dismissed. Fi-fa again handed out to Sheriff L. M. Hudson on Jun 15, 1849. Execution Docket 1839-1856 p5..6,10
In 1840, Abraham does not appear with the family in the Wilkinson Co census where Priscilla was listed as head of household. Abraham appears to be living in Laurens Co at the time. Other records state that he had a peddler's wagon. Maybe he was a traveling salesman or maybe he and Priscilla had separated.11
On Mar 4, 1841 in Laurens Co, GA, plantiff(s) Leroy M Willey Parish and defendant(s) Abraham Kingry. Claim by Francis E Flanders, guardian of Lucy Ann Morman. Agreed by the parties that the case be appealed by consent. Supoena Docket 1828-1846 p 51-52. Minute Book E p 203..6,7,13
On Sep 2, 1844 in Laurens Co, GA, plantiff(s) William Shivers and defendant(s) Abraham Kingry. Fi-fa, Levy, and Claim. Jury found the cattle and horse only subject to the execution. Jury foreman was John Weekly. Minute Book F, p149. Supoena Docket p60..6,13,14
On Sep 10, 1844 in Laurens Co, GA, Abraham. was convicted and sentenced to 6 years in prison from 9-10-1844 until 9-10-1850 for 'assault to murder' charges. He was age 36, 5 ft 7 1/2 ' tall, dark complexion, red hair with blue eyes. His occupation was listed as farmer.15
On Mar 3, 1845 in Laurens Co, GA, plantiff(s) Thomas N Guyton and defendant(s) Abraham Kingry and Willliam Bruner. Assumpsit. Jury verdict for the plaintiff in sum of $75.88 and 1/2 cents principal, with interest and cost of suit. (Assumpsit means a legal action seeking compensation for the nonperformance of a contract that was not officially approved or recorded.).. Security was John O'Banion. Jury foreman was James Hudson.6,14
In Sep, 1845 in Laurens Co, GA, plantiff Thomas N Guyton, Abraham Kingry and Willliam Bruner the defendants. Judgement was for $75.88 and 1/2 cents. Execution Docket 1839-1856 p 55-56.. Security was John O'Banion.6,10
On Nov 24, 1849 Abraham. was pardoned from prison.15
On Sep 2, 1850 in Crawford Co, GA, Lewis F Hicks, Sheriff & Jailor, returned an itemized bill of $61.25 for committing, duting, and other charges for keep [p]in jail for 100 days. ourt ordered the bill paid.16
In 1850 in Crawford Co, GA Abraham was. convicted on simple larceny charges and sentenced to 5 years and was ordered to serve from 8-16-1850 until 8-16-1855 in Crawford Co GA. He was age 44 born in Georgia, 5 ft 7 in tall, fair complexion, sandy hair with blue eyes. His occupation was listed as shoe maker..15
In Dec, 1851, Abraham Kingry was successful in his second escape attempt from prison.15
Abraham died at an unknown date and location.
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1820 United States Federal Census
40,000 Early Georgia Marriages. Custom Id: 552; Love Houston Memorial Library, ,, Dothan, Houston Co, AL. Call Number: 929.3758 MAD.
Wilkinson County Georgia Historical Collections. Custom Id: 108; Love Houston Memorial Library, ,, Dothan, Houston Co, AL. Call Number: 929.3758 MAD.
1830 United States Federal Census
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Laurens County Georgia Petitions and Writs 1839-1841. Custom Id: 821; Georgia State Archives, ,, Morrow, Clayton Co, Georgia.
Laurens County Georgia Execution Docket 1842-1846. Custom Id: 815; Georgia State Archives, ,, Morrow, Clayton Co, Georgia.
Laurens County Georgia Execution Docket 1839-1856. Custom Id: 813; Georgia State Archives, ,, Morrow, Clayton Co, Georgia.
1840 United States Federal Census
Laurens County Georgia Minute Book G 1845-1853. Custom Id: 811; Georgia State Archives, ,, Morrow, Clayton Co, Georgia.
Laurens County Georgia Supeona Docket 1828-1846. Custom Id: 816; Georgia State Archives, ,, Morrow, Clayton Co, Georgia.
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