The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy
The Standard Genealogical Encyclopedia of
THE FIRST FAMILIES OF AMERICA
FREDERICK A. VIRKUS
Director, The Institue of American Genealogy
Genealogy Publishing Co., Inc.1987
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an antique crown.
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1.ABERCROMBIE, FRANCIS PATTERSON, b. Fort Towson, Ind. Ty., Jan 2, 1852.
5.JAMES ABERCRMBIE, Scotch officer in service of Holland; m. KATHERINE THOMSON, of Kent, Eng.;
4.ALEXANDER, m. ERNESTINE D'HERENT, of Arras, Flanders;
3.JOHN JOSEPH,officer in French army of LOUIS XV1; came to America and wasplanter in S.C.,1774; m. SARAH DE NORMANDIE (ANTHONY)
2.JOHN JOSEPH (see below)
4.FRANCIS PATTERSON, participated in the Irish Rebellion of 1798, escaped and settled in Delaware Co., Pa., m. ANN GRAHAM (among their sons was WILLIAM C. (1813-83), was 2nd pres. Pa. R.R.);
3.GEN. ROBERT (1792-1881).1st Lt. in War 1812; Maj. gen. vols. in Mexican War and in Civil War; extensive mill owner in Pa.; m. SARAH ANN ENGLE (JAMES4, officer in Am. Rev., m. MARGARET ADAMS);
2.MARY ANN ENGLE (JAMES4), m. 1830, GEN. JOHN JOSEPH ABERCROMBIE (1798-1877), grad. U.S.M.A., 1822, served 2d Lt. to col. U.S.A.; maj. U.S.A. in Mexican war; brig. gen. vols in Civil War; bvtd. maj. Dec. 25, 1837, "For gallant and meritorious services in Florida".
bvtd. lt. col., Sept. 23, 1846, "For gallant and meritorious conduct in the several conflicts at Monterey, Mex."; bvtd. brig. gen., Mar. 13, 1865, "For long and faithful service in thearmy; (for issue see Vol. 11, p. 23)
1.m. in 1877, ELEANOR PACKER, b. Bristol, Pa., Feb 5, 1856; dau. of ALBERT LORD PACKER, of Bristol, Pa.,:
issue: 1) MARY ERNESTINE, b. Washington, D.C., Nov 7, 1878; m. CLINTON BOWMAN COLEMAN, of Williamsport, Pa.; 2) ETHEL, b. Bristol, Pa., June 11, 1880; June 11, 1880; m. 1899, ROBERT G. FELL, of Phila.; 3) ROBERT PATTERSON, b. at Woodbury, PA., Nov. 6, 1882; m. 1907, PAULINE WILLIAMS, of Richmond, Ind.; 4) ELIZABETH PACKER, b. Sunbury, Pa., Apr. 14, 1886, m. ISAAC DOUGHTON, JR.
1.C.D., Rensselaer Poly. Inst., '73 (Delta Phi). Supt., Pa. R.R., Philadelphia Mem. S.R., S.A.R., Aztec Club of 1847.Clubs: Phila. Cricket, Art, Whitemarsh Country.Residence: 240 W. Chestnut Av., Chestnut HIll, Philadelphia, Pa.