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Object ID 1000.121.01
Title A Newlands Family Tree
Object Name Exhibit
Date 2001
Creator Eleanor Ford
Description A Newlands Family Tree
April 2001
Opening of Chevy Chase Elementary School's Newlands Family Library

2 22" x 28" sheets

The Chevy Chase Historical Society thanks the many members of the Newlands family for their most generous supply of photographs and information.

Dr. James Birney Newlands, 1807-1851
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland
Died in Quincy, Illinois

In 1832 married (In 1855 married Eben Moore, Jr., 1809-1866; born in Maine, died of cholera in Washington, D.C.):

Jessie Barland, 1811-1879
Born in Stormontfield, Scotland
Died in San Rafael, California

James and Jessie had five children:

1. John B. Newlands, -1871
Born in Troy, N.Y.
Wounded in Civil War

2. James Newlands, 1837-1917 (?)
Born in Troy, N.Y.
Died in Kentfield, Califronia
Married Margaret A. Moore, 1839-1920
Five children

3. Anna E. Newlands, c.1842-?
Born in Natchez, Miss.
Married 1st William H. Petty
Had two children
2nd Charles L. Perkins

4. Dr. William Land Newlands
Born in Natchez, Miss.
Surgeon U.S. Army
Married 1884 Ada Johnson
Two children

5. Francis Griffith Newlands "Frank", 1848-1917
Born in Natchez, Miss.
Died in Washington, D.C.
Founder and first president (1890-1917) of the Chevy Chase Land Company

In 1874 married:

Clara Adelaide Sharon, 1853-1882
Born in San Francisco and died there at the birth of her son Sharon, who also died

Francis and Clara had three daughters:

1. Edith Marian Newlands, 1875-1965
Born in San Francisco, California
Died in Washington, D.C.
Married from 1903-1915:
Charles Haven Ladd Johnston, 1878-1943
Born and died in Washington, D.C.
Two children:

a.) Francis Newlands Johnston, 1904-1996
Born in Bush Hill, Mass.
Died in Comus, Md.
Married: Janine Emma Schlagdenhauffen (1905-1996)
Born in Le Havre, France
Died in Comus, Md.
They had four children

b.) Alan Ladd Johnston, 1906-1968
Born and died in Washington, D.C.

2. Janet Newlands, 1878-1965
Born in San Francisco, California
Died in Chevy Chase, Md.
Married in 1904:
Dr. William Bernard Johnston, 1876-1948
Born in Washington, D.C.
Died in Reno, Nevada
They had two children:

a.) William Waring Johnston, 1907-1920
Died in Boston, Mass.

b.) Janet Sharon Johnston, 1904-1994
Born in Jamestown, R.I.
Died in Chevy Chase, Md.
Married in 1936:
William Sharon Farr, 1903-1992
Born in Oakland, Cal.
Died in Chevy Chase, Md.
President of the Chevy Chase Land Co., 1946-1972
Four children

3. Francis Clara Newlands, 1881-1907
Born in San Francisco, California
Married in 1905:
Waldemar Leopold von Bredow
They had one daughter:

Friederike Frances Adelaide von Bredow, 1906-
Married in 1927:
Alexander M.H.N. Strackwitz
Photographed with her grandfather, Senator Newlands c. 1911
They had six children

In 1888, Francis Newlands married:

Edith McAllister, 1860-1939
Born in San Francisco, California
Died in Washington, D.C.
They had two children:

a.) Hall McAllister Newlands, 1890-1892
b.) John Cutler Newlands, 1892-1893

Senator Francis G. Newlands now has 25 great-great grandchildren and 14 great-great-great grandchildren.