Re: MARIA ABERCROMBIE item from book on history of Germantown Philadelphia Author: Jacqueline Sleeper RussellDate: 27 Aug 2003 10:44 PM GMT Surnames: abercrombie - etc - too numerous to list Classification: Query In Reply to: MARIA ABERCROMBIE born abt. 1790 Mississippi living in Camden NJ in 1860 censusby:Jacqueline Sleeper Russell Post Reply | Mark Unread | Report AbusePrint Message Hotchkin, Samuel Fitch, Ancient and modern Germantown, Mount Airy and Chestnut Hill Philadelphia, Pa.: P.W. Ziegler & Co., 1889, 562 pgs.
Page 61 GERMANTOWN Excerpt - In 1844 he sold "to the laste Isaiah Hacker." No. 4636 on West side of the street, with its shaggy exterior defies the storm and promises comfort within. On a pane of glass in it was written, "ANNA W. MORRIS and MARIA ABERCROMBIE, 1807. Miss Abercrombie's father was assistant minister of Christ Church and St. Peters. She was vivacious in age, as well as youth. She was a cousin of the BAYNTONS.
Prev. on Page 59 re: BAYNTONS No. 4630 was Squire Peter BAYNTON's daughter's residence. The Bayntons were a noble English family noted by Burke. They were related to the Budds of New Jersey and the Chevaliers, Markoes, Wisters and Camacs of Philadelphia and the Morgan family near Pittsburg. Squire BAYNTON was adjutant general of the Philadelphia Militia. His son JOHN was mayor of Natchez. He died in Philadelphia, and his widow is the only one now bearing his name. Page 59 item: No. 4626 is Mr. Harlan's house. GILBERT STUART, the artist, once resided here. The remaining walls of his studio still stand back of the house. There he painted an excellent portrait of WASHINGTON.