Dec 1995

Annual Membership in the society is $10 for individuals and $12 for families.  Meetings are held at the LDS Family History Center, 199 North Place, Frederick, MD, at 7 PM on the 4th Tuesday of each month except for July, August and December.  301-698-0406 is the phone number for the Family History Center.

FRECOGS mailing address:   FRECOGS, Post Office Box 234, Monrovia, Maryland, 21770-0234

FRECOGS officers:

Al Werking, President, 8212 Greenvale Drive, Frederick, MD 21702 (301) 662-2621
Susanne F Flowers, Vice President, 9144 Bethel Rd, Frederick, MD 21702 (301) 663-0769
Susan Tucker, Secretary, 10809 Lake Square Ct, New Market, MD 21774 (301) 865-1963
Jim Hammond, Treasurer, 8105 Runnymeade Dr, Frederick, MD 21702 (301) 694-0815
Trudie Davis Long, Newsletter, 8213 Mapleville Rd, Mt Airy, MD, 21771-9713, (301) 831-5781


98    Editor’s note
99    Exchange journal and society information
100    Member Highlights (New and Renewal, cards submitted, new in the library)
101     New (found) Cemetery
101    Addendum from German prayer book of Feb newsletter; Snider family vital records
102    OYSTER family group sheet
103    DELPHEY/KOONS family Bible
104    Ahnentafel of Waneta FEBUS MILNER STEPHENS
105    Legal notices of Genealogical interest from contemporary newspapers
106    Family Story of Earnest C IDE
108    Books, magazines
108    Queries
109    Binkley family history continued from October Newsletter


Although the basic layout for the newsletter probably seems the same-it probably also looks a little different.  I have changed from using OfficeWriter to Word Perfect for my word processing program.
I’m always interested in hearing from our readers their likes and dislikes of the newsletter.

Ever since Edie and I published the first 2 books on the Engelbrecht manuscripts, we have been looking for a regular ‘store’ in which to offer our books for sale in Frederick County.  We found that chains like Dalton and Walden Books refused to carry our works (and those of other local authors) because we did not have a distributor-which is very expensive for shoestring operations like ours.  I am pleased to say that the Book Center at the 7th Street Shopping Center meets this need for Frederick County, 663-1222, has MANY local offerings, not just for genealogy!


The September 1995 Newsletter of the Historical Society of Frederick Co, MD, Inc advises that they have had a series of manuscripts returned from the Maryland State Archives along with a set of microfilm reels of same.  These include papers on the Baltzell, Brien, McPherson, Potts, Trail, Cunningham, Cronise and Norris families, as well as documents from the Novitiate Academy and the Frederick Female Seminary.

The Montgomery County Story published quarterly by the Montgomery County Historical Society for August 1995 title is Divorce in Montgomery County 1776-1894 and presents case decisions to show how divorce proceedings were carried out in the county for the time period listed.
The Sept-Oct 1995 and the Nov-Dec 1995 issues of Line Upon Line, from the Genealogy Club of Montgomery Co, MD,  have many interesting items.

Information on the descendants of Frank T Demaree is a leading article in the Sept 1995 issue of the Philips Family News.

The Estep Family Journal for Oct 1995 has the index for the year.

The Oct 1995 issue of  Past Tracks from the Green Valley Arizona Gen Society, includes notes on California death records and a list of museums with marine collections.

The Generator from St Mary’s County, MD announces that Ruth Graves Hill, 3365 Baptist Church Rd, Mechanicsville, MD 20659 has agreed to do research for fee for questions about St. Mary’s County, MD.
The same society newsletter for October 1995 has a notice about a genetic disorder that occurs in descendants of the Mattingly family of St Mary’s County based on an article that appeared in the 15 May 1995 Washington Post.  Also included is a review of the book Maddox a Southern Maryland family by William N Hurley, Jr , and a review of The Descendants of George E and Matilda Goodwin Cullins by Juanita Fallin Gass.
The November issue of The Generator reviews Colonial Settlers of St. Clement’s Bay, 1634-1780, St mary’s County, Maryland by Sister Mary Louise Donnelly of Ennis, Texas.

The WAGS (Whittier Area Gen Soc, CA) Newsletter for August, September & October 1995, has many short notices and a list of the alumni of Whittier Union High school 1901-1908 in the October issue.

As the editor of the Sept 1995 issue of Beall Genealogical News says, “These 18 pages have quite a variety this time. ”  Information is included from KY, MD,  IL and NC.

Family Backtracking, a publication of the Puget Sound Gen Soc for Sept 1995 has an article by Larrence Christianson called My Search for Scandinavian Cousins and continues its series on Kitsap County Marriages 1860-1915

The Los Alamos Family History Society Newsletter for Sept 1995, has information on web sites for genealogy and an article called Outlaws as in-Laws.

The Genealogical Society of Page Co, VA for Spring 1995 Reuben Somers Family Bible Records, Names of Persons who were buried in Green Hill Cemetery Ledger kept by Mr Daniel Fagan 1877-1890 and the Civil War Diary of Joseph Fant Kauffman Mar 1862-Aug 1862
The Summer issue for 1995 of the same society newsletter includes the Daniel Kauffman Family bible records; Pamphlet on the Ruffner Family bicentennial Celebration,  a continuation of Daniel Fagans Cemetery Ledger (many reinterments from other cemeteries) and the Civil War Diary of Joseph Fant Kauffman is also continued.

Mock Family Historian for summer 1995 has information on Mauck cousins of Virginia’s Northern Neck, Palatine Macks-parish of Ulmet by Steve Lapp, & George Mock/Muck of Steuben County, IN by Ron Moore.

The Noble County Chapter of OGS Newsletter for July 1995 includes information on Carey Headley a Revolutionary War Soldier, Fulton Caldwell Diary and other items.

MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS (New and Renewal, surname cards submitted, new in the library)

ANDERSON, Carol, Tavistock Dr, Bella Vista, AR 72714
AYERS, Peg, 4190 Walnut Hill, Troy, MI 48098  MCGUIRE
AYERS, Ruth, 425 Mather Hill, Wooster, OH 44691
BROWN, Nancy W, Tall Oaks Dr, Monrovia, MD 21770
CLEM, Thomas R Sr, 11504 College View Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20902-2501
DITTMER, Warren, 10 Revere Road, Ardsley, NY 10502
EVANS-THOMAS, Charleen, Dr        750 Carroll Pky No4C, Frederick, MD 21701
FLAKE, Jeannie P, 7998 Windsail Ct, Frederick, MD 21701
HALL, Wanda Barnes, 810 Stiles Ct, Joppa, MD 21085  BARNES, BRASHEAR/S, HOOD,     FLEMING, STEM, CRISWELL
LIVELY, Norma, 9502 Autumn Grove, San Antonio, TX 78250
MARTIN, Richard L & Ann E, 8113 Glendale Drive, Frederick, MD 21702
QUINN, Diane, 4981 Pintail Ct, Frederick, MD 21703
ROBINSON, Nathan, 291 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702

SURNAME CARDS Elizabeth Thompson SCHACK, 49 East 73 St, New York, NY 10021-3564

THOMPSON, Richard b ca 1735 Fred Co, m Mary Patriot list, DAR
THOMPSON, Theophilus b 1759 m Mary NEWCON ca 1780 Rev War Soldier
HAISLIP, Nancy m William WILLIAMS by 1768 first child Henry b 1769. Emigrated to Granville     Co, NC by 1774
WILLIAMS, William came to MD prob ca 1768 m Nancy HAISLIP, first child Henry b 1769, emigrated to Granville Co, NC by 1774


Cutting Edge A history of Fort Detrick, Maryland 1943-1993 compiled and written by Norman M Covert Revised edition Sept 1994 Special Distribution. Call 301/619-2018 for information on obtaining copy. (I know when the first softcover issues were available they were free. TDL)


On a Property located at 107 East 8th Street in Frederick, MD there are three tombstones in the outbuildings and three obvious grave depressions in the backyard.  There are reports of grave depressions in the neighboring yard.  The stones are not recorded in Names in Stone by Holdcraft.
Joseph WICKHAM departed this life Feby 9 1822 age 66 years 11 m 16 days
George Randolph son of Joseph and Cassandra WICKHAM born Aug 31 1810 died Dec 20 1834 age 24 yrs 3 mo 20 days
Cassandra wife of Joseph WICKHAM departed this life Mar 12 1839 age 69 years __ months 22 days. (Scharff’s, p 518, indicates that Cassandra WICKHAM was received from the Baptist Church at Salem on 21 Dec 1831.) Edie Eader, 539 Carrollton Dr, Frederick, MD 21701 reporting this information.

SNIDER FAMILY information

Remember from the Feb 1995 Frecogs newsletter: From an early German Prayer book for all occasions, translated from the old German script by Dr Steve Martin?  This had information on the middle 1700’s DIGLER family-well I left out a loose sheet I found at a later date.  This information was all written in English.  Published 1782
Chambersburg P Jeremiah SNIDER
Records my famolys eges and Remarks
P Jeremiah Snider was born in the year of hour Lord one thosand seven hundred and Sixty nine the Eleventh of June-1769
My wife Margret Snider was born in the year one thosand Seven hundred and Seventy one July the Foretenth-1771
My Daughter Rosanna Merah was Born the foretenth of febuary in the year of one thosand Seven hundred and four  1794
My Son Jerimiah Snider was born in the year of hour Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Ninety Seven in the foreteenth of Aprile AD 1797
My Daughter Cathrine was born in the year of hour Lord one thosand Eight hundred and one the thirteenth-1801
My Son Nicholas was born November the twenty eight in the year of hour Lord one thousand Eight undred and two 1802
My Son Lewis was born in the Year of hour Lord one thousand Eight hundred and five Febuary the tenth 1805
My Son Georg William the twenty nint ninth of May in the year of hour Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Seven 1807
My Son John was born the Seventh of October in the year of hour Lord One thousant Eight hundred and tenn 1810
My Daughter Margaret Elizabeth was born in March the Sixtenth in the year of hour Lord one thousants Eight hundred and theritteen Ad 1813

OYSTER Family Group Sheet Submitted by Sarah L GRIMES, 2107 Oaklawn Dr, Midland, TX 79705

George Oyster
Born 16 Sep 1789 Adams Co, PA
Died 26 Dec 1847 Trinadad Farm, Washington, DC
Buried Congressional C, Washington, DC
Married 16 Nov 1815 Emmitsburg, Frederick, MD

Mary (Polly) HOUCK
Born 26 Nov 1792 Gettysburg, Adams Co, PA
Died 11 Jan 1847 Trinidad Farm, Washington DC
Buried Congresstional C, Washington DC

1. David William OYSTER
Born 24 Dec 1816 Emmitsburg, MD
Married Elizabeth (Eliza Ann THOMPSON) 27 Feb 1828 Middletown, Frederick Co, MD

2. Margarat Ann Lewisa OYSTER
Born 30 Jun 1819 Emmitsburg, Frederick, MD
Died 26 Jun 1821

3. John Houck OYSTER
Born 25 Jun 1825 Nr Emitsburg, Frederick, MD
Died 9 Sep 1846 Georgetown, Washington, DC
Buried Congressional C, Washington DC
Married Phoebe FLOWER 9 Sep 1846 Gettysburg, Adams, PA

4. George Michael OYSTER
Born 20 Mar 1827 Emmitsburg, Frederick, MD
Died 13 Dec 1915 Washington, DC
Married Rosa A O’BRYON 17 Sep 1848 Georgetown, Washington, DC

5. Lewis Franklin OYSTER
Born 27 Oct 1830 Emmitsburg, Frederick, MD
Died 17 Sep 1832 Emmitsburg, Frederick, MD

6. Jane Amanda OYSTER
Born 3 Feb 1833 Georgetown, Washington, DC

Bible of Joseph Delphey and Delilah Koons owned by Julien Paul Delphey, Frederick, MD. Contributed by Mrs Susanne F Flowers, Chairman Genealogical Records Committee Carrollton Manor Chapter DAR, Buckeystown, MD 1993

The New Testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Translated Out Of The Original Greek And With The Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. New York American Bible Society, Instituted in the year MDCCCXVI–1880 (Pica Ref. quarto)

Presented To Joseph and Delilah Delphey By there Children On Christmas day December 25th 1880, Carroll County, MD.

Family Record
Joseph, Son of Philander and Margarett Delphey was born in Carroll Co, Maryland, March 24, 1832
Delilah, Wife of Joseph Delphey, and daughter of Nicolas and Elizabeth Koons, Was Born in Carroll Co, Maryland, August 21st 1833

Joseph Delphey’s Childrens Births:
Margarett Ann Elizabeth Delphey, Was born in Carroll Co, Maryland, July 26th 1853
Clara Lilly Virginia Delphey, was born in Carroll Co, Maryland, August 6 1854
Joseph Philander Delphey was born in Frederick County, Maryland, April 8th 1856
Ida Missouria Delphey was born in Carroll County, Maryland May 23rd 1857
John Thadeous Randolph Delphey was born in Frederick County, Maryland, May 22nd 1859
Laura Lovenia Delphey was born in Fred Co maryland, January 27th 1851
Manerva Elen Delphey was born in Carroll County, Maryland, April 15th 1862
Cornelious Grant Delphey was born in Carroll Co Maryland, April 7th 1866
Sallie May Delphey was born in Carroll Co, Maryland, Feb 26th 1868
George Nicholas Delphey was born in Frederick County, Maryland, July 27th 1871
Alice Kate Delphey was born in Fred. County, Maryland Sept 26 1872
Adie Merlie Delphey was born in Frederick County, MD Sept 26 1877
Julien Paul Delphey was born in Frederick City Maryland, son of J. Paul and Ethel H. Delphey, December 16 1917, 341 E. Third St.
Jay Paul Delphey, son of Julien Paul Delphey and Laura R Roe Delphey was born Aug 24, 1946 at Frederick City, Md.
Chester Grant Delphey, son of Julien P. and Laura Roe Delphey, born June 23, 1950 at Frederick Md.
Paula Jean Delphey, daughter of Jay Paul and Linda Jean Delphey born July 3, 1970
Julia Ruth Delphey, Jan 12, 1958 in Frederick Md, daughter of Julien & Laura R. Delphey.
Ethel M. H. Delphey, born in Frederick Co, Md. March 10, 1893, near Jefferson.
FATHER – Cornelius Grant Delphey born April 7th 1866 in Carroll County, MD
MOTHER – Laura Cordelia Hildebrand Delphey, born July 28th 1870 in Frederick County, Md
CHILDREN – Blanche A. D. Delphey born March 17th 1889 in Frederick County, Md
Naomi Grace Delphey born November 17th 1890 in Frederick Co Md
Joseph Paul Delphey born July 17th 1892 in Frederick County Md
Clarence Grant Delphey born May 23rd 1894 in Carroll County Md

Gary Ray Delphey born Aug 6th 1895 in Carroll County Md
Chester Franklin Delphey born Oct 23rd 1897 in Carroll County Md
Sally Pearl Delphey born Dec 6th 1898 in Carroll County Md
Lettie Mae Delphey born Oct 3rd 1901 in Carroll County Md

Joseph Paul Delphey and Ethel May Hemp, Saturday the 20 day of January A.D. 1917 near Jefferson, Frederick Co. Maryland, home of her parents Clarence E and Julia E. Hemp by Rev. Edward Elliott Burgess.
Julien Paul Delphey and Laura Ruth Roe were married July 23, 1944 at Neosho, Mo. Methodist Church
Jay Paul Delphey and Linda Jean Johnson married Sept. 16, 1967 at Calvary Methodist Church.

John Thadeous Randolph, son of Joseph and Delila Delphey departed this life March 19th 1860 – Dear little Babe he has gone to rest with Angels in heaven and all the best – Why should we mourn for our loved one that lives in a world bright as the sun
Chester Grant Delphey, son of Julien P Delphey and Laura Roe Delphey departed this life July 5, 1952 at Frederick, Md.
Joseph Paul Delphey, November 15, 1965, son of Cornelius Grant Delphey and Laura Cordelia Hildebrand Delphey.

Ahnentafel of Waneta Febus Milner Stephens, 310 S Vine St, Mt Pulaski, IL 62548-1338. Prepared 31 Aug 1992
An Ahnentafel is a condensed pedigree chart. The person who is the final descendant is always #1. After this, all males are even numbers; female spouses are 1+ the husband’s number. The progression is then geometric. The number of any person is their father’s number divided by 2.  If you start with #97, this is a female married to #96. Their child is #48. #48’s child is #24; #24’s child is #12 ; #12’s child is #6 [these are all males because they all have even numbers]. #6’s child is a female #3 who would be married to #2 and the mother of #1 the original person on the chart. Clear as mud?(TDL)

1.  Clyde Raymond FEBUS b 27 Aug 1896 in Sagamon Co, IL, m 23 Dec 1920 in Springfield Il; d 31 Aug 1972 in Lincoln IL ; spouse Mary Olive BRYSON

2.  William Andrew FEBUS b 17 Dec 1861 in Morgan Co, OH; m 8 Dec 1881; d Apr 8 1941 in Lake Fork, IL
3. Ida May PEDDYCOURT b Apr 28 1864 in OH; d 19 Jan 1953 in Lincoln, IL

4. William PHEBUS b 6 Oct 1808 in Frederick Co, MD; m 25 Mar 1837; d 16 Mar 1888 in Benton, Hocking Co, OH
5. Susan RICE b 25 Dec 1819 in VA; d 6 Oct 1889 in Mt Pulaski, IL
6. John S. PEDDYCOURT b 1882 (?) in OH; d 20 Aug 1900 in Little Pine, OH
7. Amanda b Sep 1832 in OH; d Apr 1868 in OH

8. James FIBUS b 1766-84; m 12 Oct 1805 in Frederick Co, MD
9. Sally ROLLINS B 1785-94

Legal notices of Genealogical interest from contemporary newspapers

The Defendants, Maria Bowens and alledged children, are hereby notified that the Complainants, Ralph E Buffington and Truth N Buffington, his wife, have filed a Bill of Complaint to Quiet Title, in which they allege that they have occupied a parcel of land situate southeast of the Bark Hill Road, in the Twelfth Election District of Carroll Co, MD and containing 2.168 acres of land, more or less, under color of title for a period of more than 20 years by virtue of a deed from Rome Roberts, et al, dated 11 Mar 1971 and recorded among the land records of Carroll County in Liber No 483, Folio 165, 35c, said grantors in said deed claiming to be the sole living children of a certain Maria Bowens who allegedly died in 1918 and to whom the subject property was devised by the last will and testament of a Francis Key dated 1 Dec 1855 and probated in the Orphan’s Court of Carroll County on 9 Jun 1862, which will is recorded among the will records of Carroll County in Liber No 3, Folio 140.
The complaint names the unknown heirs, devisees or personal representatives of Maria Bowens, whose last known address was RD, Union Bridge, MD 21791, and  unknown heirs, devisees or personal representative of Hannah Olivia Roberts, Mary Bowens, George Bowens and Lydia Bowens, their last addresses being unknown. (Saturday, August 19 1995 CARROLL COUNTY TIMES)

The object of the complaint is to remove a cloud on the title of the Plaintiff. ..That the plaintiff purchased a certain parcel of real estate lying in Ballenger Election District, Frederick Co, MD, being on the east side of Elmer Derr Rd, which she obtained by deed from Oscar T and Barbara L Smith, dated 29 Apr 1994 and recorded in Liber 2008, Folio 152, one of the land records of Frederick Co, MD.
Supposedly included in said deed is 0.920 acres of land, more or less …which was supposed to be included in the aforesaid deed, however the property was missed in the previous deed.  Oscar T and Barbara Smith obtained the property in a deed from marie C Lambert by deed dated 12 Nov 12 1979 and recorded in liber 1003, folio 698 a county record. The property was formerly owned by John C Lambert who obtained said property in a deed from Mary A Lambert A/K/A Mary E Lambert, et al, the heirs of Joseph Lambert  by deed dated 21 Jun 1888 and recorded in liber WIP 6, folio 347 a county record.
The will of Joseph Lambert leaves all his estate to his son John C Lambert dated 26 Feb 1969 and recorded in TLMcL 1, folio 212, a will record of Frederick Co, MD.
…Joseph obtained the property in a deed from George and Mary Smith in a deed dated 6 Jul 1853 and recorded in liber ES 4, folio 699, a Frederick County record. (here continues other breakdowns of the property)….however, an error was made in 1888 by failing to include the second parcel of 6 acres in the conveyance.  That the said Joseph lambert died 6 Mar 1869 leaving a wife Mary A/E Lambert who died 18 Nov 1908; leaving a daughter, Malinda Kemp who died 20 Sep 1934 with no estate and she was previously deceased by her husband, William R Kemp, who died 1 Apr 1932 leaving no estate; Sarah A E Ainsworth died 18 Dec 1923 with no estate; John C Lambert died 10 Feb 1932 with no estate. Alice C Lambert, wife of John C, died 11 Jan 1929. (Wednesday, Sept 14 1994, THE MIRROR)

50 years ago:October 20, 1945 Frederick News Post  City workmen installing a sewer in Abrecht Place uncovered the remains of one body and struck a box evidently containing another. E Ralston Goldsborough, local historian, said the workmen had struck a section of the old Colonial “potters field’ and might have run into the remains of the notorious John Casper Fritchie, buried in the selfsame ‘potters filed’ after he was executed Aug 17 1781 as a Tory after siding with England in the Revolutionary War.

A Family Story: by Mrs Joyce Herbert, 110 Nicodemus Rd, Reisterstown, MD 21136  7/11/95

To Whom it May Concern:
After seeing a recent article on Frederick’s anniversary, and a notice about collecting Civil War material, I decided to pass on to you a small amount of information for your files. It isn’t much, but my great-grandfather, Earnest C IDE, a German immigrant, first settled in Frederick County. His residence there was brief, but he did marry a girl from Middletown, Charlotte C Main, and as a member of a cornet band, attached to one of Frederick’s fire and militia companies was called to service during John Brown’s raid at Harpers Ferry. He recorded this sketchy information in a short paper, detailing his early years, for his children. A Copy of this I am enclosing, if you want to keep it.
My great-grandfather went on to serve in the Lutheran ministry for just over 50 years, mostly in Howard County, before dying in 1917. (His brother, E. Louis IDE, a music professor, who encouraged him to come to Frederick, married Sarah WOODWARD of Frederick before relocating to Staunton and Richmond, Virginia the rest of his life. They were both married on the same day in Frederick, but were on opposite sides in the Civil War.)
I apologize that I wasn’t sure whether to share this with the genealogical society or the historical society. I have done genealogical research at the historical society’s library and mentioned the enclosed, but they didn’t seem very interested; therefore, I am sending it to you. Hopefully, someone will find it of some value in charting Frederick’s wonderful historical background.

(the rest of the story………

I have been young and now am old, yet I have not seen the rightious foresaken nor their seed begging for bread-Psalm 37, v 25
Born in the village Rengershausen in the Duchee of Hesse Cassel on the 30th day of January 1837 where my Father (a Parochial School teacher) resided until I was 8 years of age when he moved to Oedelsheim.
When I was 14 years of age he pursuaded me to become a pipe-organ builder, to which I willingly consented.
His friend (an organ builder) promised him that he would take me if I would first serve an apprentice-ship with a cabinet maker. Consequently I was put with a cabinet maker in Cassel. At the age of 18 the Organ builder took me under instruction.
At that time my oldest brother had come to his country, and when I had been with the organ builder about a year and a half he wrote to Father = Do not let your son’s spent their best years on German military service. Pack up now and come over here all  of you, to the land of freedom and plenty to eat. We landed in New York on Janury 3rd 1857.
After a time of about 18 months my brother Louis wrote to me from Frederick; we want you to be with us. A man in Middletown wants a cabinet maker-Come on! So I came to Middletown where I found my first wife, got married and moved to Frederick where I made better wages.
I had scarsly landed there when I was drawn into the Frederick City Cornet Band which was attached to the “United” Fire-and Militia company. Married just about a month when one Monday morning at 10 o’clock the Fire-bells sounded a general alarm. Every member was duty bound to respond. The same evening we landed at Harpers-ferry and found “John Brown” fortified in the engine house. About midnight, a courtier arrived from Washington to hold him until next morning when a regular company would be there to take charge of him. At that raid we were 27 hours without anything to eat. On Tuesday afternoon we returned to Frederick. The next Legislature appriated $6.00 a head for our service.
When the Civil war started business was almost at a standstill in Frederick. I amoved to Baltimoe and started a butter and egg business and lived with your Grandfather IDE. But a short time in that business I had an offer on the Philadelpia-Wilmington & Baltio R.R. as car examiner. I accepted and remained there until unfortunately in 1863 I was drafted into the army. But I was not a citizen at the time, I was excepted.
Scarsly done, then came a rumor that Congress would pass a bill, that every foreighner who was 5 years in this county would have to leave the country or take out his citizen paper. Then your Mother and grandfather advised me to enlist, as it was said that the war would soon be over.
If one was drafted the would send him anywhere. The leader of the 2nd U.S. Artillery and some of the members of that Band persuaded me to enlist with them, I consented, glad to be so near home. But, whereas the band was full at the time, so they put me into Battery H. as bugler until a vacancy occurred in the Band.
The band leader told Capt. Larned of H. Battery; You will not have IDE very long-I want him in the Band. Sure enough I was soon transferred (My first wife died when I was 9 months in service) 18 months in service then the war came to an end and my regiment was ordered to Mexico where Maxmilian was at that time trying to conquer that country for himself. When we arrived at Accapulca (via Panama) Maxmillian had already been executed and his campaign come to an end.
Consequently we were ordered to proceed on the San Francisco where I was discharged. Returned to Baltimore in 186- and taught school in my Fathers church at Gardenville. Remarried in 1869 and moved to Catonsville, but came back to Gardenville where I taught school in daytime and instructed 2 brass-bands at night, drove 8 miles to Woodberry twice a week in the roughest weather.
Meanwhile I was encourraged by several ministerial brethren to study for the Gospel ministry. I did so and the rest you all know.
Now, since I had to submit to the mysterious Providence of our heavenly Father and part with my second wife also, I submit patiently and hopefully that all you my dear Children be led safely to the realm of eternal, everlasting reunion.


A Somerset Sampler: Families of Old Somerset County, Maryland 1700-1776 compiled and edited by Pauline Manning Batchelder. The format is modeled after that used by Clayton Torrence in the genealogical appendix to Old Somerset on the East Shore of Maryland (1935). Extensive source notes, about 90 families. 6 x 9; hardcover, indexed xviii + 312 pgs $35 plus $3.50 p/h. Maryland tax $1.75. Order from the Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society (check or money order payable to LDGS), PO Box 3602, Salisbury, MD 21802-3602


Researching Charles D SCOTT, 1876-1953, and wife Maude N 1892-1953.  Are these the parents of Helen b 1900 & Catherine b 1906 in VA.  Trying to find ties to others of this family name in Loudoun Co, VA. Ralph D Biddle, Rt 2 Box 193A, Tecumseh, OK 74873-9555

Researching CRIST, CARMELL, & SPEARS/SPEERS families and descendants of Lt Samuel HAMILTON of Maryland 6th Regiment. Burlyn Pike, PO Box 218, Shepherdsville, KY 40165

Henry Gunslee MORRIS was b in 1799 and m Mary KINCADE ca 1820-looking for any info on this couple. Louise Van, 9168 West S Ave, Schoolcraft, MI 49087

Is George Michael Bittle b ca 1759 (DAR) the son of George Bittle who d in Germany Township, PA 1799? The George in PA names ch Andrew, Thomas, George, Salome, Eve, Susan and Margrat.  Did Andrew serve as MD Lt in the Revolution, live in Frederick co, and later moved to Huntingdon Co, PA in 1797. Also researching David BEAL, Philip Jacob SCHAFFER, John FLOYD, John George WILES, Margaret Rebecca BROOKINS, Peter KLINE m Henrietta Mary STRAFFER, Mary SCHLOSSER m John BISER; Johan Henry MILLER m Susan KEMP; Magdalena SHAFER m Henry SCHUMACHER; Susan KOOGLE m John MILLER; Joachim STRAFER; Johan Peter JAUTZI. Robert D Bittle, 10 Warfield Pl, LaVale, MD 21502

Looking for ca 1754 WEEKLEY family of the Urbanna area. Thomas Weekley has pension papers saying he was from Frederick Co, MD.  Only Weekley found during research was James, who also had military Revolution service. Thomas moved to Tyler Co, WVA where he d 27 Nov 1843. Nancy E Gates & Sharon Pawlowski, Rt 1 Box 221, Waverly, WVA 26184

Seek info on Mahala Jane HAMDEN (RICE) dau of Charles Hamden and Elizabeth HOUSE. She was born ca 1846 in Frederick, MD. She m William Perry RICE 5/29/1868 in Auglaize Co, Ohio. Debbie Howard, 7173 Bridlewood Cir, Portage, MI 49002

Philip SCHOTT came from GER with wife Augusta, and son Peter. Any more kids? Name changed to SHUTT and Peter m Christina THOMAS from Keedysville, MD. Don Seibert, 222 Walsh Ave SE, North Canton, OH 44720

Researching ZGLUNT/CLUNT/GLANT. Donna Terrian, 531 Heatherbrite Cir, Apopka, FL 32712-4036

Researching: Arthur D WILLARD b 25 Jul 1872 States Attorney for Frederick Co. John Thomas WILLARD b nr Broad Run, 1832 was a doctor in Wolfsville d 11 Nov 1860. G W WILLARD 1840 pastor of Grace Reformed in Jefferson until 1884.  Family Farm near Broad Run called: Castle Hill.  My great-grandmother Mary HAMILTON RODERICK b 27 Jun 1867 Jefferson, d 10/19/1941 Jefferson. Hamilton Silkitis, 8097 Alder Crest Ct, Elk Grove, CA 95828

Joseph LOHR (1759-1837) was a Rev War Vet who r near Emmitsburg at the time of his death. Thomas BRAUN/BROWN (1737-after 1800) was a petitioner in 1768 and m Hannah, dau of Daniel PITTINGER (1712-1796) an early lease holder on Monocacy Manor. John BIGGS (1687-AFT 1758) was the first leaseholder in Monocacy Manor. Interest in wills, estates & deeds for any of these families. Keith A Dull, 530 Elm St Apt #59, Vermillion, SD 57069

Looking for the LLOYD family in Knoxville and Brunswick. My great-grandparents were James and Lydia LLOYD (bu Knoxville), whose son, Lester,  m Arrah (both bu in Brunswick) and.  I believe James and Lester worked for the RR as did 2 of Lester’s sons James M and Charles A. Ruth L Murray, 180 Youth Camp Rd, Honea Path, SC 29654

Researching FRALEY, WILHIDE & WERMAR. William S Cramer, 11512 Colt Terrace, Silver Spring, MD 20902.

Looking for father of Basil BEALL (1725-1818) who d in Elm Grove, Ohio Co, VA. Also looking for  record of Basil’s son Ninian’s marriage to Harriet SMITH. Barbara Hush Bowin, 21875 Longeway Rd, Sonora, CA 95370.

Alexander ANDERSON, as a resident of Frederick County, MD, enlisted in fall of 1777 and served as private in Captain PAPLO’S Company. After the war, he moved to Sevier Co, TN. 11 years later he moved to Dickson Co, TN where he lived for 23 years and then moved to Steart Co, TN. His pension application was filed in 1832 in Stewart Co, TN. Any info on Alexander would be appreciated. Kenneth Anderson, PO Box 14320, Tulsa, OK 74159

Looking for info on the marriage of Christian HILKE, who m Barbary THOMAS Sept 4 1788. Richard Eugene Hilkey, 617 E 7th, Auburn, IN 46706

Johan George Valentine came to Frederick Co, MD in 1749 & married wife Anna Margaret MATHIAS in 1752.  He was naturalized in 1758 and died Dec 1783. Looking for documentation.  Fred J Fultz, 34 Jean Dr, Florissant, MO 63031-8418

Looking for families of Elizabeth SCARFF who m Eli DAVIS 1815 in Frederick Co. Todd D Riley, 742 Fairmont Ave, Zanesville, OH 43701

Need info on surname EASTON of Carroll/ Frederick Co during 1740-1860. Johnzie (Johnsey) EASTON had same named son bu at Ebenezer Cem in Winfield Carroll Co. Leonard Easton, 1355, Streaker Rd, Sykesville, MD 21784

Jacob MICHAEL m Mary BRANDENBURG, dau of Samuel, 25 May 1801. migrated to Morgan Co in present day WVA in 1809. Looking for immigrant data on Jacob & parent of Mary.  Mary E Dalby, 1534 McKay Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80915

Looking for info on Robert PIKE B 1748-51. Ginger Thomsen, 208 Riverwood Ct, Post Falls, ID 83854.

John BRICKER lived near Pipe Creek and attended Krider’s Reformed Church in the late 1700’s. David Bricker, 5126 Shenango Rd, Beaver Falls, PA 15010-1659

The Binkley Research Record compiled by Bridget McCartney Rogier continued from the October 1995 FRECOGS newsletter