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  • ID: I09810
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 12 JUL 1810 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Death: 14 AUG 1874
  • Burial: Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Change Date: 7 FEB 2009
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    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 ( b. abt. 1817)
    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 (b. abt. 1820)
    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 (b. abt. 1824)
    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
    1880 US CENSUS
    Other Information:
    Birth Year <1860>
    Birthplace MN
    Age 20
    Marital Status S <Single>
    Race W <White>
    Head of Household Robt. PATTERSON
    Relation GDau <Granddaughter>
    Father's Birthplace MD
    Mother's Birthplace PA
    Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace OccupationFather's Birthplace Mothe r's Birthplace
    Robt. PATTERSON Self W Male W 88 IRE Cotton Goods Mfgr.IRE IRE
    Louise LYNDE Dau W Female W 40 PA Keeping House IREIRE
    Frank LYNDE GSon S Male W 17 PA At College NY PA
    Clara ABBERCROMBIE GDau S Female W 27 PA MD PA
    Louise ABBERCROMBIE GDau S Female W 26 NY MD PA
    Ida ABBERCROMBIE GDau S Female W 20 MN MD PA
    Thomas BOYD Other S Male W 40 IRE Coachman IRE IRE
    Catharine WATERS Other S Female W 50 IRE Domestic IREIRE
    Ellen KARNEY Other S Female W 25 PA Chambermaid IREIRE
    Eliza CRAWFORD Other S Female W 60 IRE Waiting Woman IREIRE
    Source Information:
    Census Place Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Family History Library Film 1255171
    NA Film Number T9-1171
    Page Number 454D
    The Philadelphia Inquirer - 1-13-1882

    MARRIAGE Vol. CVI, page 8.


    Marriage of a granddaughter of GENERAL PATTERSON

    MR. HENRY NEWLIN and MISS ABERCROMBIE, daughter of the late GENERALABERCROMBIE and granddaugh ter of the late GENERAL ROBERT PATTERSON, weremarried last evening at the residence of MAJO R WILLIAM E. GOODMAN,brother-in-law of the bride, at Thirty-fourth street and LANCASTERAvenue . The parlors were tastefully decorated although the wedding wassemi-private, only relative s being present.

    REV. DR. DE WITT, pastor of the Tenth Presbyterian Church, performed theceremony, MAJOR GOODM AN gave the bride away.

    The good old custom of having bridesmaids was adhered to, the youngladies being MISS MARGARET , daughter of the late GOVERNOR GEARY, and thebride's sisters, MISSES SUE & CLARA ABERCROMBIE . The groomsmen wereMESSRS. W. E. PORTER, W. FREEDLY and FRANK NORTHRAM, of New York. Arec eption was held after the ceremony. MR. NEWLIN is a member of the bar.
    1860 United States Federal Census
    Name: Wm P Newlin
    Age: 44 Birth Year: abt 1816
    Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia Ward 22 District 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Gender: Male Post Office: Germantown
    HOUSEHOLD: Note: all NEWLIN's b. PA
    Wm P Newlin age 44 occ: Merchant v-$260
    Eliz M Newlin age 35
    Wm P Newlin age 9
    Harrold Newlin age 4
    Rachel H Newlin age 64
    Hetty A Newlin age 35
    Fred F Black age 22
    Margt Murray age 25
    Mary Sherday age 25
    1870 United States Federal Census
    Name: Henry Newlin
    Estimated birth year: abt 1855
    Age: 15 Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia Ward 7 District 20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Race: White Gender: Male
    Post Office: Philadelphia
    HOUSEHOLD: all b. PA (enumerated June 6, 1870)
    NEWLIN, WM age 53 occ: Merchant
    NEWLIN, WM P (m) age 19
    NEWLIN, HENRY age 15
    5 servants
    1880 US CENSUS
    Harold NEWLIN
    Other Information:
    Birth Year <1857>
    Birthplace PA
    Age 23
    Occupation Lawyer
    Marital Status S <Single>
    Race W <White>
    Head of Household Elizab. NEWLIN
    Relation Son
    Father's Birthplace PA
    Mother's Birthplace PA
    Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace OccupationFather's Birthplace Mothe r's Birthplace
    Elizab. NEWLIN Self W Female W 50 PA Keeping House PAPA
    Harold NEWLIN Son S Male W 23 PA Lawyer PA PA
    Mary GORMLEY Other S Female W 23 IRE Servant IRE IRE
    Mary PATTERSON Other S Female W 24 IRE Servant IRE IRE
    Mary HAGHEY Other S Female W 29 IRE Servant IRE IRE
    Source Information:
    Census Place 7th Ward, District 16, Philadelphia, Philadelphia,Pennsylvania
    Family History Library Film 1255170
    NA Film Number T9-1170
    Page Number 208C
    1890 Philadelphia City Directory
    Harold P. Newlin, lawyer, h. 18th & Pine.

    1860-91 DIME

    The addition of stars to Christian Gobrecht's uncluttered Seated Libertydime in 1838 had an u nwanted side-effect: The design would not strike upcompletely. It was thought that this was c aused by die opposition raisedportions of the design opposite one another on each side of th e coin. Inthe case of the Stars Obverse design, the reverse legend UNITED STATES OFAMERICA wa s opposite the thirteen stars spread around the rim on theobverse. To remedy the situation, i n 1860 Chief Engraver James Longacreswitched the legend to the obverse and added the so-calle d "Newlin'sWreath of Cereals" to the reverse. This wreath was adapted fromLongacre's patter n half dollar of 1859, and it's suggestion has beenattributed to Mint "hanger-on" Harold P. N ewlin. The wreath was composedof leaves of corn, wheat, maple and oak, and it would remain i n use ondimes, essentially unchanged, until 1916. Unfortunately, Longacre'sdesign change mad e little improvement in striking quality, even after hemade further minor modifications in la te 1860
    From: JANE on PHILLY-ROOTS list.

    1900 United States Federal Census
    Name: Harold Newlin
    San Francisco, San Francisco, California
    Age: 44 Estimated birth year: abt 1856
    Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    Relationship to head-of-house: Head
    Spouse's name: Ruby
    Race: White
    Harold Newlin head age 44 b. Oct 1855 b. PA parents b. PA occ: Lawyer
    Ruby Newlin wife age 24 b. Nov 1875 m. 4 years ch: 1/1 b. CA father b.Australia mother b . India
    Elsbeth Newlin dau age 2 b. Jan 1898 b. CA
    May Douglas servant age 20
    From: JANE on PHILLY-ROOTS list.

    Date: March 3, 1895
    Location: Pennsylvania
    Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer
    Article type: News Article



    JUDGE JOSEPH THOMPSON entertained a select party of friends at a dinnerThursday evening in ho nor of MR. and MRS. HAROLD NEWLIN. Those presentwere MISS MINNIE MOORE, MR. & MRS. EDWARD WI LSON, MR. & MRS. H. NEWLIN,JOHN R. WILSON, and MR. & MRS. J. GLOVER SHREVE.
    From: JANE on PHILLY-ROOTS list.

    Atlantic City
    Date: November 22, 1896
    Location: Pennsylvania
    Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer
    Article type: News Article

    MR. and MRS. HAROLD P. NEWLIN are on a trip to California.
    The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy
    The Standard Genealogical Encyclopedia of

    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.
    Weekly notes of cases argued and determined in the Supreme Court ofPennsylvania, the county c ourts of Philadelphia, and the United Statesdistrict and circuit courts for the eastern distr ict of Pennsylvania
    by Pennsylvania. Supreme Court. - Law reports, digests, etc - 1899

    Page 306
    That the executors credit the issue of Mary Engle Abercrombie with theinterest
    ... The accountants, and Robert E. Patterson individually, then appealed,...
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    Patterson's Appeal.
    Decedent's estate Will Construction of Advancements
    Interest upon, when chargeable.
    The maxim that equality is equity, among heirs, is a cardinal rule ofdistribution ; and iu th e absence of expressions clearly indicating acontrary intention, the Courts will presume tha t a testator intendedequality of distribution among his own children in accordance
    with the settled policy of the law in this Commonwealth.
    As between a loan, a gift, and an advancement, the presumption is infavor of an advancement , because of its tendency to equality.
    Interest is chargeable upon advancements from the expiration of a yearafter the death of th e testator. A testator directed that, " in computingthe net income of my estate for the purpo se of division, there shall beincluded the current interest for the preceding six months upo n the debtwhich shall be due to my estate by the estate of 6., deceased, which debtas now du e me is hereby declared to be the sum of $13,- 987.56, as ofJan. 16, 1877." He made a simila r provision as to a debt due him by S.,as of June 8, 1870, and further provided: "the debts d ue me by the estateof my son-in-law G., and by S. respectively as aforesaid, and also anyothe r sums charged on my books at the time of my death against my SODS,daughters, or sons-in-law , shall be taken into account as assets by thetrustees on making partition or division of m y estate as hereinbeforedirected, and the said sums charged against a son shall be taken as p artof the share or shares to be set apart iu the said division for or onaccount of such son o r his issue ; ami the said debts of 6. and of S.shall both be taken as part of the share or s hares to be set apart in thesaid division for or on account of the issue of my said decease d daughterM. [widow of 6.] ; and the said sums charged against any other daughter,or her husb and, shall be taken as part of the share or shares to be setapart in said division for or o n account of such daughter, or her issue:" Held, (1) that the debts of G. and S. did not bea r interest from thedates mentioned in the will to the death of testator. (2) That thesedebt s were turned into advancements by the terms of the will, and bore nointerest during the test ator's lifetime. (3) That interest was chargeableupon the advancements to testator's childre n from a year after his death; but that the advancements to G. and S. were chargeable with in terestfrom the death of testator by the directions of the will. Testatordirected that distrib ution of the income of his estate should be madeamong his devisees (per stirpes) until a cert ain distribution of theprincipal could be made. An account of both income and principal for t heperiod of three years from testator's death was filed. No distributionwas asked or made o f principal, and therefore the Court held that thedetermination of the above questions woul d be premature : Held, to beerror. Appeal of Robert E. Patterson and W. Heyward Drayton, surv ivingexecutors and trustees under the will of Robert Patterson, deceased, andof Robert . Pat terson, individually, from the decree of the Orphans'Court of Philadelphia County, upon the a djudication of the second accountof said executors and trustees. The facts as they appeare d upon theadjudication, before ASHMAN, J., were these :
    General Robert Patterson died August 7, 1881, leaving a will by which hedevised his estate t o his executors in trust for certain purposes, asfollows : He directed them to wind up the bu siness of all themanufactories owned by him. As, however, the immediate suspension of thebusi ness of those concerns might be attended with loss, he authorized histrustees to continue th e business of any or all of said manufactories forsuch period of time as might in their judgm ent be advisable to secure thebest results, but he directed that
    such period should in no event exceed the terra of three years from hisdecease. He also direc ted that the proceed? of the business of suclimanufactories, although such proceeds might b e in fact income of, should be treated as principal
    of his estate. By the subsequent clauses of the will he directed that solong as his estate s hould remain undivided
    the income should be divided into as many parts as there might be, at thetime of such divisio n, survivors of his four children, Robert E.Patterson, William II. Patterson, Susan Engle, an d Louisa H. Lynde, andthe children or issue of his deceased daughter, Mary Ann Engle, wife of General John J. Abercrombie, deceased (the children or issue of saiddeceased daughter to coun t collectively as one). The will then containedthe following provision :

    Provided, hnwerer, that in computing the net income of my estate for thepurpose of such divis ion there shall be included the current interest forthe preceding six months upon the debt wh ich shall be due to my estate bythe estate of General John J. Abercrombie, which
    debt as now due me is hereby declared to be the sum of $13,987.56 as ofthe sixteenth day of J anuary, 1877, and also upon the debt which shall bedue my estate by Samuel Appleton, Esquire , husband of my deceasedgranddaughter, Ernestine Abercrombie Appleton (
    which debt as now due me is hereby declared to be the sum of $17,153.89,as of June 8, 1870) , although suc-h interest may not have been actuallyreceived ; and that the interest upon th e debt due liy the estate ofGeneral John J. Abercrombie shall be charged
    against and deducted from the share of the income of my estate, whichshall be apportionable a nd payable to the children or issue of childrenof my deceased daughter, Mary Ann Engle Abercr ombie (including thereinthe issue of my deceased granddaughter,
    Ernestine Abercrombie Appleton), and that the interest upon the debt dueby Samuel Appleton, E squire, shall be charged against and deducted fromthe share of the income of my estate whic h shall be apportionable andpayable to the issue of my said deceased graud-
    daugbter, Ernestine. The testator then directed " so soon as it can bedone fairly and conveni ently, and without interfering
    with the business of my manufactories or any of them which may not havebeen wound up and clos ed under the third article of this my
    will," the trustees should make partition of his estate into as manyparts as there should be , at the time of such division, survivors of saidfour children and the issue of any decease d child, and that his trusteesshould hold such parts or shares upon certain trusts for said c hildrenand their issue therein specified.
    He then provided as follows :
    I direct that the debts due me by the estate of my son-in-law, QeneralJohn J. Abercrombie, de ceased, and by Samuel Appleton, Esq., respectivelyas aforesaid, and also any other sums charg ed on my books at the time ofmy death, against my sons, daughters, or sons-
    in-law shall be taken into account as assets by the trustees or trusteeon making partition o r division of my estate as hereinbefore directed,and the said sums charged against a son shal l be taken as a part of theshare or shares to be set apart in the said division for or on acc ount ofsuch son or his issue: and the said debts of the said General John J.Abercrombie and o f Samuel Appleton shall both be taken as part of theehare or shares to be set apart in the sa id division for or on account ofthe issue of my said deceased daughter, Mary Ann Eugle : an d the saidsums charged against any other daughter or her husband shall be taken aspart of th e share or shares to be set apart in the said division, for oron account of such daughter o r her issue. The executors filed their firstaccount before closing up the manufactories, an d no distribution wasordered. They were not able to complete the closing of the accounts ofth e various business interests of the testator until 1887. It did notappear, however, that thi s delay was avoidable. On November 3, 1887, theexecutors filed their present account, showin g a balance of principal onhand, amounting to $1,136,602.31, of which $6086.28 was in cash;$2 1,319.73 consisted of the Abercrombie and Appleton loans, and thebalance consisted principall y of investments in mortgages andground-rents which had been made from time to lime by the tr ustees inaccordance with the provisions of the will. The principal could readilybe distribute d in kind without converting the various securities intocash, and the account was filed befor e distribution in order that theCourt might settle the principles upon which such distributio n should bemade. The Auditing Judge held that the Abercrombie and Applelon debtswere debts be aring interest in the lifetime of the testator, and thatinterest was to be charged, in accord ance with the directions of thewill, from the death of the testator, upon the respective amou nts of suchdebts at that date. He also held that the sums charged to children on thetestator' s books were advancements and not debts, and bore no interestuntil a year after the death o f the testator, but did bear interest fromthe expiration of that year. The issue of Mary Engl e Abercrombie ex-cepted to the award of interest on the Abercrombie and Appleton debts,and th e accountants excepted to the award of interest on theadvancements. The Court in bane held th at the Abercrombie and Appletondebts were advancements bearing no interest in the lifetime o f thetestator, and directed that the interest already deducted should becredited to the issu e of Mary Engle Abercrombie ; but declined to passupon the question of the interest on the ad vancements to the children, onthe ground that this question could not be settled on a distrib ution ofincome, but only on a distribution of principal, and that the Court couldnot orde r a distribution of principal on this account, HANNA, P. J.,filing the following opinion :
    page 305. long and drawn out. Also, 306, 307,

    Father: ROBERT PATTERSON b: 12 JAN 1792 in Cappagh, County Tyrone, Ireland
    Mother: SARAH ANN ENGLE b: 2 APR 1792 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

    Marriage 1 JOHN JOSEPH ABERCROMBIE , JR. b: 4 MAR 1798 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland
    • 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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