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  • ID: I06147
  • Sex: M
  • Title: BRIG. GENERAL
  • Birth: 4 MAR 1798 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland
  • Death: 3 JAN 1877 in Roslyn, Nassau County, New York
  • Burial: Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Change Date: 7 FEB 2009
  • Note:
    IGI Individual Record FamilySearchØ International Genealogical Index v5.0North America
    Birth: 04 MAR 1798
    Christening: 03 JUN 1798 St Paul Protestant Episcopal Church,Baltimore, Baltimore, Marylan d
    Mother: SARAH
    Messages: Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listedin the record.
    John Joseph, Jr. (1798-1877), a West Point graduate from Tennessee and aUnion general durin g the Civil War;

    John Joseph Abercrombie

    ABERCROMBIE, John Joseph, soldier, born in Tennessee in 1802; died inRoslyn, New York, 3 Jan , 1877. He was graduated at West Point in 1822,served as adjutant in the 1st Infantry from 18 25 to 1833, and was madecaptain in 1836. He served in the Florida war, and was brevetted majo rfor gallant conduct at the battle of Okeechobee. He was engaged infrontier duty in the wes t until the Mexican war. For gallantry at thebattle of Monterey, where he was wounded, he rec eived the brevet rank oflieutenant colonel. He was at the siege of Vera Cruz and at Cerro Gor do,and served in 1847 as aide-de-camp to General Patterson. When the civilwar broke out he wa s stationed in Minnesota. He took part in theShenandoah campaign and was in command at the ac tion of Falling Waters.He served through the peninsular campaign as brigadier-general ofvolun teers, was wounded at Fair Oaks, and was present at Malvern Hill andin several skirmishes o n the retreat to Harrison's Landing. He wasengaged in the defense of Washington in 1862 and 1 863, had charge ofdepots at Fredericksburg in May, 1864, and took part in the defenseagains t Hampton's Legion in June. 1864. He was brevettedbrigadier-general at the close of the war , and retired 12 June, 1865.
    1830 US CENSUS
    Name: Abercrombie, John
    Township: Northern Liberties Ward 6
    County: Philadelphia
    State: Pennsylvania
    Roll: 157 Page: 150
    1 male 30-40
    1 female 10-15
    1 female 15-20

    2 females 20-30
    1 female 50-60
    1 female 80-90
    several names down census page:
    2 males 0-5
    1 males 20-30
    1 males 30-40
    1 female 5-10
    2 females 15-20
    2 females 20-30
    1830 US CENSUS
    Name: Abercrombie (REV. D. ABERCROMBIE)
    Township: Philadelphia Pine Ward
    County: Philadelphia
    State: Pennsylvania
    Roll: 159 Page: 351
    1 male 60-70
    1 female 0-5
    1 female 5-10
    1 female 10-15
    1 female 30-40
    1840 US CENSUS
    Name: John D Abercrombie
    Township: Philadelphia Pine Ward
    County: Philadelphia
    State: Pennsylvania
    Roll: 484 Page: 300
    1 male 40-50
    2 females 20-30
    1 female 30-40
    1 female 60-70
    American Civil War General Officers Record
    Name: John Joseph Abercrombie
    State Served: Tennessee
    Highest Rank: Brig-Gen
    Birth Date: 1798
    Death Date: 1877
    Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland
    Army: Union
    Promotions: Promoted to Full Colonel (7th RA Inf)
    Promoted to Full Brig-Gen
    Promoted to Brevet Brig-Gen
    Biography: JOHN J. ABERCROMBIE (Note: JJA born in Baltimore, Marylandin 1798, not Tennesse e)

    Abercrombie, John J., brigadier-general, was born in Tennessee in 1802,and died in Roslyn, N . Y., in 1877. Entering West Point from Tennessee,he was graduated in 1822, served as adjuta nt in the 1st infantry from1825 to 1833 and was made captain in 1836. He served in the Florid a war,and was brevetted major for gallant conduct at the battle of Okechobee.Then, until th e outbreak of the Mexican war, he
    was engaged in frontier duty in the west. He took an active part in theMexican war, and for g allantry at the battle of Monterey, where he waswounded, was given the brevet rank of lieuten ant-colonel. BesidesMonterey, he fought also at the siege of Vera Cruz and at Cerro Gordo,and , in 1847, served as aide-de-camp to Gen. Patterson. When the Civilwar broke out he was stati oned in Minnesota. He took part in theShenandoah campaign and was in command at the action o f Falling Waters.Through the Peninsular campaign he served as brigadier-general ofvolunteers , was wounded at Fair Oaks, and took part in the battle ofMalvern hill, and at several skirmi shes on the
    retreat to Harrison's landing. He was engaged in the defense ofWashington in 1862 and 1863, h ad charge of depots at Fredericksburg inMay, 1864, and took part in the defense against Hampt on's legion in June,1864. He was brevetted brigadier-general, U. S. A., on March 13, 1865,an d retired on the 12th of the following June. Source: The Union Army,vol. 8
    1850 United States Federal Census
    Name: John J Abercrombie
    Age: 3 Estimated birth year: abt 1847
    Birth Place: Pennsylvania
    Gender: Male
    (City,County,State): San Antonio, Bexar, Texas
    ABERCROMBIE, JOHN J age 46 occ: Col. USA b. MD
    ABERCROMBIE, MARY age 33 b. PA
    ABERCROMBIE, MARY E. age 6 b. IA
    ABERCROMBIE, FRANCIS P age 8 mos. b. Arkansas
    1860 United States Federal Census
    Name: John Abercrombie
    Age: 58 Birth Year: abt 1802
    Birthplace: Maryland
    Not Stated, Todd, Minnesota
    Gender: Male Post Office: Fort Ripley
    HOUSEHOLD: Note: Appears to be in charge at FORT RILEY many officers,etc.,
    ABERCROMBIE, JOHN age 58 occ: Lieut. Col. USA value 7000/1000
    ABERCROMBIE, MARY age 40 b. PA
    ABERCROMBIE, IDA age 11/12 b. MINN
    1870 United States Federal Census
    Name: John J Abbercrombie
    Estimated birth year: abt 1802
    Age: 68 Birthplace: Maryland
    North Hempstead, Queens, New York
    Race: White Gender: Male
    Post Office: Port Washington
    ABBERCROMBIE, JOHN J age 68 b. MD occ: Retired list Gen. Army ? ?value -18,000/3000 Line 17 . 159.199.
    ABBERCROMBIE, MARY A (?) age 46 b. PA
    ABBERCROMBIE, SARAH age 26 b. Iowa
    ABBERCROMBIE, LOUISA age 21 b. Missouri
    ABBERCROMBIE, WILLIAM R. age 12 b. Minn.
    ABBERCROMBIE, IDA age 10 b. Minn
    THOMPSON, WINFIELD age 27 occ: farm laborer
    LEDDY, MARGARET age 35 occ: domestic servant
    Next follows numerous officers/enlisted men
    John Joseph Abercrombie, who married in Charleston, South Carolina in1791, was the father o f John Joseph Abercrombie who attended West Pointand became a General. Fort Abercrombie, Nort h Dakota is named for him.
    John Joseph Abercrombie, Brigadier General Volunteers
    Born March 4, 1798 at Baltimore MD
    Brother-in-law of US General Francis Engle Patterson
    USMA 37th in 1822
    Wounded at Seven Pines/Fair Oaks
    Died January 3, 1877 at Roslyn, Long Island NY
    Buried Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia PA
    John Joseph Abercrombie From Wikipedia

    John Joseph Abercrombie (March 4, 1798 January 3, 1877) was a career
    United States Army offi cer who served in numerous wars, finally reaching
    the rank of brigadier general during the American Civil War.

    Abercrombie was most likely born in Baltimore, Maryland, although someaccounts suggest he wa s a native of Tennessee.
    He graduated 37th of 40 from the United States Military Academy in 18 22. His graduating classincluded future Union generals Joseph K. Mansfield, David Hunter andG eorge McCall, as well as future Confederate General Isaac R. Trimble. Hebegan his long milita ry career with garrison duty at Baton Rouge,Louisiana, until 1825. He became Adjutant of the 1st U.S. Infantry andwas assigned administrative duty at Regimental Headquarters. He waspro moted to first lieutenant in September 1828 and served in the BlackHawk War against the Sau k Indians in 1832. He was then on garrison dutyin Illinois and Wisconsin.

    Seeing additional combat action as a captain during the Seminole Wars,Abercrombie was brevett ed a major for gallantry at the Battle of LakeOkeechobee. Serving on frontier duty throughou t the 1830s and 40s withinthe South and Northwest, Abercrombie fought again during theMexican -American War, where he gained distinction at the Battle ofMonterrey and was promoted to lieu tenant colonel.

    Following the war, he married Mary Engle Patterson, the daughter ofGeneral Robert Patterson , a wealthy Philadelphia merchant. They wouldhave nine children.

    He founded Fort Abercrombie in what is now North Dakota in 1857,selecting the site and superv ising construction of the wooden fort. Hethen commanded the garrison until promoted and reass igned to duty inMinnesota.

    By the start of the Civil War, at the age of 63, Abercrombie was one ofthe oldest officers i n both the Union and Confederacy. He served as thecommanding officer of the U.S. 7th Infantr y in Minnesota with the fullrank of colonel in the Regular Army.

    Promoted to brigadier general on August 31, 1861, Abercrombie commandedtroops under his fathe r-in-law Robert Patterson in the Shenandoah Valleyand at the Battle of Falling Waters. He wa s reassigned as commander ofthe I Corps' 2nd Brigade, attached to the Army of the Potomac. H e led thebrigade throughout the Peninsular Campaign in 1862, during which he waswounded at th e Battle of Fair Oaks. During the Battle of Malvern Hill,his command assisted in repulsing th e Confederate attack against Unionforces. His unit later participated in several skirmishes d uring theFederal retreat to Harrison's Landing.

    After the conclusion of the Peninsular Campaign, Abercrombie was replacedas commander in favo r of younger officers and spent the next yearinvolved in the defense of Washington, D.C., and , in 1864, headed variousUnion supply depots in Virginia during the Overland Campaign. Abercr ombiecommanded the troops that defended a depot in Fredericksburg, Virginia,in June 1864 agai nst an attack by Hampton's Legion. Later brevetted afull brigadier general in recognition o f his long service, on March 13,1865, Abercrombie retired from active duty later that year af tercommanding Fort Schuyler in New York.

    In his retirement, Abercrombie stayed associated with the Army. He servedon court-martial dut y for the next 3 years.

    He died in Long Island, New York. He was buried in The Woodlands Cemeteryin Philadelphia, Pen nsylvania.
    Date: 1877-01-08; Paper: The Philadelphia Inquirer
    The Philadelphia Inquirer
    West Point Graduates
    October 24, 1861
    GEN. J. J. ABERCROMBIE - 1822

    ABERCROMBIE & ABERCROMBY ARMS Officially Recorded in Scotland

    1) John Joseph ABERCROMBIE of Carolina
    2) Francis Patterson ABERCROMBIE
    Argent on a chevron Gules between three boars' heads erased Azure langued of the field an antique crown
    1) Sir James Balfour Paul's Scottish Ordinary. 1778
    2) An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973
    20th June 1940 34/16
    Vol. 65. December 1977 Number 4.
    By: LEWIS D. COOK, F.A.S.G., F.G.S.P.


    Page 253.

    51. JOHN JOSEPH ABERCROMBIE, JR., born 3 March 1798 in Baltimore, Maryland; died 3 January 18 77, aged 79 years, in Roslyn,
    Long Island, New York BRIGADIER GENERAL, U.S. ARMY. He was appointed from Tennessee and entered West Point 7 September 1817, graduating
    in the Class of 1822. Commissioned Lieutenant Colonel in 1852, Colonel in 1861, Brigadier General in 1861, and retired in 1865. Service in Florida
    1837-1840, Mexico 1846, frontier posts in Louisiana, Texas an d Minnesota, and the Shenandoah Campaign in the Rebellion. 54

    CAPTAIN JOHN JOSEPH ABERCROMBIE, U.S. Army, and MARY ENGLE PATTERSON were married 26 July 1840 , according to the register of the Church
    of the Evangelist, Philadelphia, and probably at her father's mansion, 1300 Locust Street in that city. She was born 12 July 1818, eldest daughter of
    GENERAL ROBERT and SARAH (ENGLE) PATTERSON. She died 16 August 1874 in Roslyn, L.I. 55


    53. i. SARAH IOWA ABERCROMBIE, b. 28 July 1842, Fort Crawford, Iowa; m. 20 Oct 1870 WILLIAM ERNEST GOODMAN in SAINT MARK's
    Church, Locust St., above 16th., Phila. He was b. 10 Dec. 1838, son of HENRY and MARIA (ERNEST) GOODMAN of Montgomery Co., Pa.; d. 22 May 1912, Chestnut Hill, Phila.; bur. Trinity Lutheran Chyd., Germantown, Phila. SARAH IOWA (ABERCROMBIE) GOODMAN, d. 1935, Chestnut Hill, Phila., a member
    of the Penna. Society of Colonial Dames of America since 1919, in right of her descent from JOHN ABRAHAM DE NORMANDIE (1688-1757).

    54. ii. (daughter) m. JOHN E. COALE of Rutherford, N.J. (JSR note: LOUISE)

    55. iii. JOHN JOSEPH ABERCROMBIE, b. 17 Mch. 1848; Lieut., in 127thN.Y.. vol. Infantry; president of the Western Society, Army of the Potomac, 1912;
    res. Chicago, Ill.

    56. iv. FRANCIS PATTERSON ABERCROMBIE, res. Chestnut Hill, Phila.

    57. v. CLARA DE NORMANDIE ABERCROMBIE, b. Phila.; d. 1926,Washington, D.C. unmar. (D.A.R. Lineage Book 56:414)

    58. vi. (daughter) m. THOMAS WILSON, res. Washington, D.C. (JSR note: SUSAN)

    59. vii. MARY ERNESTINE ABERCROMBIE, m. SAMUEL APPLETON, d. by 1912. (note: death incorrect , d. Aug 26 1869)

    60. viii. IDA ABERCROMBIE, d. unmar. by 1812. (note: incorrect -married HAROLD P. NEWLIN )
    By: LEWIS D. COOK, F.A.S.G., F.G.S.P.
    Vol. 66. September 1978 Number 3.



    51. JOHN JOSEPH ABERCROMBIE, JR. The following additional information is provided concerning his children. 67


    56. iv. FRANCIS PATTERSON ABERCROMBIE, b. Fort Towson, IndianTerritory, 2 Jan. 1852; he displayed the ARMS OF ABERCROMBIE
    of South Carolina 1778. 69



    60A. ix. WILLIAM RALPH ABERCROMBIE, res. Spokane, Wash., 1896.

    Notes and References.
    69. BERNARD BURKE, General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales (London, 1884).
    US & British Isle, Joseph Thomas Biographical Dictionary: 1890
    Given Name: John Joseph
    Surname: Abercrombie
    Biographical Dictionary ID: 153
    Birth: Tennessee, 1798
    Death: January 3, 1877
    Notes: American soldier, graduated West Point in 1822, served in the Black Hawk, Florida, Mexican and Civil War. Retired in 1865.
    Biographies of Notable Americans, 1904

    The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans:Volume I A (has inaccurate birth year)
    Abercrombie, Richard Mason

    ABERCROMBIE, John Joseph, soldier, was born in Tennessee (Maryland) in 1802 (1798). His early education enabled him to pass the examinations necessary for admission to the U.S. militar y academy at West Point when sixteen (20) years old. He was graduated with
    the class of 1822 and advanced by regular promotions to adjutant, serving in the 1st infantry eight years. His captaincy was gained in 1836. The Florida war gave himactive service, notably at the battle of Okeechobee, where his gallantry won the brevet of major.
    Afterwards his regiment was in the west until the Mexican war called him to Monterey, where he was severely wounded and gained the
    rank of lieutenant colonel. His next service was at the siege of Vera Cruz and afterwards at Cerro Gordo. While in Mexico he was made
    aide to Gen. Patterson. He was in Minnesota when the civil war broke out, and was ordered to Virginia, where he served in the Shenandoah campaign, being conspicuous at the battle of Falling Waters, where he led the Federal troops. His promotion to brigadier-general of volunteers followed, and his next battle was Fair Oaks, where he was wounded, but did service at Malvern Hill and
    on McClellan's retreat to Harrison's Landing. His next post was in defence of Washington in 1862-63. In 1864 he opposed Hampton's Legion, and at the close of the war was brevetted brigadier-general in the regular army, retiring June 1 2, 1865. He died at Roslyn, Long Island, N.Y., Jan. 3. 1877.
    NEW YORK TIMES January 5, 1877


    ABERCROMBIE, at his residence, Rosylyn, Long Island, at 2 P.M., 3rdinst., GEN. J. J. ABERCROM BIE, United States army, aged 73.
    Burke's American Families with British Ancestry: The lineages of 1,600families of British ori gin now resident in the United States of Sir John Bernard Burke - 1948 (copy of l isting sent from theFitchburg Public Library, Fitchburg, MA, on 8-1-2007)

    Pages 2530. & 2531.


    ABERCROMBIE FRANCIS PATTERSON ABERCROMBIE, of Philadelphia, Penna., CivilEngineer, late Super intendent of New York Div. of Pennsylvania RailroadCo., Member of Sons of the American Revo lution, b. 2 Jan. 1852; educ.ST. MARK's School, Southborough, Mass., and Rensselaer Polytech nic Inst.,Troy, N. Y., m. 1877 ELEANOR, dau. of ALFRED LORD PACKER, of Bristol,Penna., and h ad issue,

    1) ROBERT EMMETT, of Connorsville, Indian, b. 6 Nov. 1882; m. 1905,PAULINE, dau. of CLIFFOR D WILLIAMS, of Richmond, Ind. and has issue.
    i. FRANCIS PATTERSON, b. 1912
    ii. RUTH, b. 1908
    iii. ELEANOR, b. 1910
    iv. MARY ANN, b. 1914

    1) MARY ERNESTINE (240 W. Chestnut Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia,Penna) B. 7 Nov. 1878 ; m. 11 April, 190, CLINTON BOWMAN COLEMAN, ofWilliamsport, Penna, and has issue.
    i. MARY ERNESTINE, b. 21 Dec. 1901
    ii. ELEANOR FRANCIS, b. 8 Dec. 1905
    iii. JOSEPHINE VIRGINIA, b. 10 Sept. 1908.

    2 ETHEL GERTRUDE (4308, Rhodes Avenue, Hollywood, Calif.), b. 11 June1880; m. 1) ROBERT GRAT Z FELL, of Philadelphia, Penna. (marriagedissolved by divorce) and had issue,
    she m. 2) JOHN A. STEWART, of Short Hills, N.J. and has further issue.
    i. ANNE, b. 1914.

    3. ELIZABETH PACKER (Laverock, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Penna.) b. 14April, 1886, ISAAC D OUGHTEN, and has issue.
    i. ISAAC, b. 16 Aug. 1908.
    ii. WILLIAM SIMPSON, b. 26 June 1914.
    iii. JOSEPHINE BROWNING, b. 5 July 1915.

    Lineage. ALEXANDER ABERCROMBY, son of JAMES ABERCROMBY, an officer inthe service of the stat e of Holland, by his wife KATHERINE, dau. of JOHNTHOMSON, of Kent, England, m. ERNESTINE D'HE RENT, of Arras, Flanders, andhad issue, a son.
    JOHN JOSEPH ABERCROMBY, an officer in the service of LOUIS XVI, ofFrance, settled in Americ a in 1778, m. DAME SARAH PETER, widow, dau. ofANTHONY DE NORMANDIE, of Charleston, S.C., an d had a son.
    GENERAL JOHN JOSEPH ABERCROMBIE, U.S. Army, Commissioned 1822, retd.1865. Served in Seminol e War 1837 (Brevetted Major)
    In Mexican War 1845-48 (wounded at battle of Monterey, brevetted Lieut.Col) and in Civil War , in Shenandoah Campaign, and throughout PeninsularCampaign as Brig. Gen., of Volunteers, Def ence of Washington 1862-65, incharge of depots at Fredericksburg 1864, and defence against Ha mpton'sLegion 1864 (wounded at Fair Oaks, brevetted Brigadier-Gen. 1865), b. 22March 1802 (in correct - b. March 04, 1798, Baltimore, MD), educ. U. S.Military Academy; m. 1830 MARY ANN EN GLE, dau. of GEN. ROBERT PATTERSON,and d. 1877, leaving
    issue. (Note: Numbering system is extremely vexing)

    1. JOHN JOSEPH, b. 1848, d. circa 1911.
    2. FRANCIS PATTERSON, of whom we treat.
    3. WILLIAM RALPH (Summit Boulevard, Spokane, Wash.) b. 1858; m. LILLIAN,dau. of COL. KEMBL E of U. S. Army , and has issue.
    1. SARA IOWA, b. 28 July, 1842; m. WILLIAM ERNEST GOODMAN (d. 5 March1912) and d. 24 April 1 935. leaving issue
    2. MARY ERNESTINE, b. 1846; m. SAMUEL APPLETON, and d. 1869, leavingissue.
    3. LOUISE, b. 1850, m. JOHN COLE, and d.s.p.
    4. CLARA DE NORMANDIE, (1912, N. Street, Washington, D.C.), b. 1854.
    5. SUSAN ENGLE, b. 1856; m. CAPT. THOMAS WILSON, U.S. Army, d. 1934.
    6. IDA, b. 1860, m. HAROLD NEWLIN, of Philadelphia, and d.s.p.

    Residence. - 240 W. Chestnut Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Penna.Clubs. - Art Club o f Philadlephia; Philadelphia Cricket Club.

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    maintains primary source materials that tell the history of West Pointand the U.S. ... - (went to website and sent off e-mail request on application form for GEN. ABERCROMBIE)

    At the Library of Congress is no record of an application to the Academy.

    for 2 pictures of the General.

    /pc, lh&g.
    Gravestone date of birth is: March 28, 1798.
    West Point Cadets (News Article)
    Date: 1821-07-23; Paper: Boston Commercial Gazette

    ABERCROMBIE (Ten) 2nd Lieutenant
    Dictionary of American Biography, Including Men of the Time: Containing... - Page 3
    by Francis Samuel Drake - 1872 - 1019 pages

    Abercrombie, JOHN JOSEPH, brig. gen. US Vols., b. Tenn. 1802. West Point,1822.
    His father emigrated from Scotland, was a volunteer in the Revol. army,and settled in Tenness ee
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    Medical Histories of Union Generals - Page 1
    by Jack D. Welsh - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 422 pages

    JOHN JOSEPH ABERCROMBIE Ø Born ... Abercrombie was appointed brigadiergeneral
    of volunteers in August. At Fair Oaks Station, Virginia, on May 31,, ...
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    The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy
    The Standard Genealogical Encyclopedia of THE FIRST FAMILIES OF AMERICA

    Edited by
    Director, The Institue of American Genealogy

    Volume 111

    Genealogy Publishing Co., Inc. 1987

    Page 503.

    Illustration: Arms: Argen, on a chevron gules between three
    boars' heads crased azure, langued of the field
    an antique crown.
    Crest: A cross of Calvary gules.

    1. ABERCROMBIE, FRANCIS PATTERSON, b. Fort Towson, Ind. Ty., Jan 2, 1852.
    5. JAMES ABERCROMBIE, Scotch officer in service of Holland; m. KATHERINETHOMSON, of Kent, En g.;
    4. ALEXANDER, m. ERNESTINE D'HERENT, of Arras, Flanders;
    3. JOHN JOSEPH, officer in French army of LOUIS XV1; came to Americaand was planter 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 Del aware Co., Pa., m. ANN GRAHAM (among their sonswas WILLIAM C. (1813-83), was 2nd pres. Pa. R. R.);
    3. GEN. ROBERT (1792-1881). 1st Lt. in War 1812; Maj. gen. vols. inMexican War and in Civi l War; extensive mill owner in Pa.; m. SARAH ANNENGLE (JAMES4, officer in Am. Rev., m. MARGAR ET 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 inthe several conflict s at Monterey, Mex."; bvtd. brig. gen., Mar. 13,1865, "For long and faithful service in th e army; (for issue see Vol.11, p. 23)
    1. m. in 1877, ELEANOR PACKER, b. Bristol, Pa., Feb 5, 1856; dau. ofALBERT LORD PACKER, of B ristol, Pa.,:
    issue: 1) MARY ERNESTINE, b. Washington, D.C., Nov 7, 1878; m. CLINTONBOWMAN COLEMAN, of Will iamsport, Pa.; 2) ETHEL, b. Bristol, Pa., June 11,1880; June 11, 1880; m. 1899, ROBERT G. FEL L, of Phila.; 3) ROBERTPATTERSON, b. at Woodbury, PA., Nov. 6, 1882; m. 1907, PAULINE WILLIAM S,of Richmond, Ind.; 4) ELIZABETH PACKER, b. Sunbury, Pa., Apr. 14, 1886,m. ISAAC DOUGHTON, J R.
    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.
    Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature... - Page 26
    Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1905

    WFJ ABERCROMBIE, JOHN JOSEPH, an American soldier; born in Baltimore,Maryland, in 1802. (corr ection - 1798)
    He was graduated from West Point in 1822. ...
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    Dictionary of American Biography, Including Men of the Time: Containing... - Page 3
    by Francis Samuel Drake - America Biography Dictionaries - 1872 - 1019pages

    Abercrombie, JOHN JOSEPH, brig. gen. US Vols., b. Tenn. 1802. West Point,1822.
    His father emigrated from Scotland, was a volunteer in the Revol. army,and settled in Tennessee. (This information is not correct)
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    History of the Mexican War - Page 629
    by Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox - Mexican War, 1846-1848 - 1892 - 711 pages

    John J. Abercrombie. (See Fifth Infantry.)
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    The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge -Page 667
    by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - Encyclopedias and dictionaries- 1863


    EXCERPT: his father a cousin of the British General Sir Ralph Abercrombie, emigrated to this country from Scotland, served as a
    volunteer in the Revolutionary War and settled in Tennessee . etc.

    The son was graduated at West Point in 1822, became 2d lieutenant in the1st infantry, was promoted ...
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    DE NORMANDIE family research manuscript notes by LEWIS D. COOK.
    JOHN JOSEPH ABERCROMBIE entered West Point on September 7, 1817.
    MCELROY'S Philadelphia City Directory - 1856
    ABERCROMBIE, J. J. CAL. 273 Vine
    General William S. Harney, Prince of Dragoons
    By George Rollie Adams

    P. 6 & 7 Nashville, TN ANDREW JACKSON - 1816

    JACKSON's nephew ANDREW JACKSON DONELSON and fellow Tennesseans DAVID M. PORTER and JOHN J. ABERCROMBIE gained admission the following summer.(West Point)

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    Has PHOTO of GEN. JOHN JOSEPH ABERCROMBIE in uniform and photos of grave and a bio.

    Location 62 (Woodlands Cemetery)

    Gravesite of John Joseph Abercrombie (1798-1877)
    soldier, graduate of West Point; saw service in the South, Northwest,Mexico; brigadier general of volunteers in Civil War;
    served at Falling Water, Seven Pines and other Virginia battle sites.

    Father: JOHN JOSEPH ABERCROMBIE b: ABT. 1746 in Scotland
    Mother: SARAH DENORMANDIE b: ABT. 1751 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

    Marriage 1 MARY ENGLE PATTERSON b: 12 JUL 1810 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
    • Married: 26 JUL 1840 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
    1. Has Children SARA "SALLIE" IOWA ABERCROMBIE b: 28 JUL 1842 in Iowa
    2. Has Children JOHN JOSEPH ABERCROMBIE , 111 b: 17 MAR 1845 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
    3. Has Children MARY ERNESTINE ABERCROMBIE b: 1846 in Iowa
    4. Has Children CAROLINE LOUISE ABERCROMBIE b: 22 DEC 1849 in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri
    5. Has Children FRANCIS "FRANK" PATTERSON ABERCROMBIE b: 2 JAN 1852 in Fort Towson, Indian Territory
    6. Has No Children CLARA DENORMANDIE ABERCROMBIE b: 3 NOV 1854 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
    7. Has No Children SUSAN ENGLE ABERCROMBIE b: 1856 in New York
    8. Has Children WILLIAM RALPH ABERCROMBIE b: AUG 1858 in Fort Ripley, Crow Wing County, Minnesota
    9. Has No Children IDA ABERCROMBIE b: 1860 in Minnesota
    10. Has No Children EUGENE A. ABERCROMBIE b: 1862 in Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland
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