Jun 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) 695-4363
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


33    Editor’s note
34    Letter to the Editor
35    Exchange journal and society information
35    Notes
37    Member Highlights (New and Renewal, cards submitted, new in the library)
38    The Henry Yergin family
39    Genealogy in the 21st Century:…The Picture is not pretty
41    Addition to Karen Crowley’s Ahnentafel
41    Ahnentafel from the September 1979 FRECOGS newsletter of Janice C Delauter
42    Descendants list of Melchoir Hefner
43    Mackley data
45    Books, magazines
46    Queries
49    CIG (Computer Interest Group) Survey


I’m sure every FRECOG’s member has a research to-do-list.
Some the items on my list only I can take care of-like learning to use the Internet.
But, now and in the future, I’m going to ask members to help me with questions I have in the interest of the group.  Because of such requests in the past, FRECOGS has received donations of written material.
1. The books the Russell’s donated to FRECOGS are all in the FHC.  The magazines, which include all (I think) issues of the Genealogical Helper, and at least 4 other major boxes are currently living in my basement-and any one interested can come and go through them.  My question is-is anyone else in the Frederick area interested in having the collection in their home with the same basic premise-they belong to FRECOGS and will be available for members to use?
2. Where can this book be read or obtained-The WPA Historical Records Survey: A Guide to the Unpublished Inventories, Indexes and Transcripts-by the Society of American Archivists-and when was it published?
3. Most Maryland libraries have made M-CAT (the microform listing catalog for all Maryland libraries) unavailable to the general public-and I hear Frederick County has dropped the program entirely.  What can researchers do to circumvent this and find the books we need for our research?
4.  I have received a FGS for Renelder Walker and May Wilcoxson without a name or address.  If this is yours, please send me your address.



Dear Trudy,

I recently went to University of Maryland to look up some Obituaries in the Frederick Newspapers.  I just happened on a couple of articles that might be of interest for your newsletter.  You can do with them what you want.

“The Frederick Examiner” 6 August 1884 (from Hanover Spectator)
Removal of Remains-The Remains of the Rev. Jacob Henry WIESTLING, a former well known Reformed minister, who officiated in our town some 60 years ago, were exhumed last week from the old Reformed burial ground, east of York street, by direction of some of his relatives, and removed to Frederick city, MD, where they were reinterred.  Rev. WIESTLING died in the month of February, 1826, 58 years ago.

I also found something of interest in the same weeks paper.  I had an interest in Jacob KELLER who married Elizabeth SLAGLE and his family.  I’m not sure yet who this Jacob KELLER is but there are lots of clues in the following notice of Equity hearing.  What makes this really interesting is the fact that this Jacob KELLER died in 1850 and there were still trying to settle his estate in 1884.  After 34 years this is a genealogists gold mine and one that could be easily missed.  The notice is very long and I’m sure you have access to it if you would like to read it in its entirety so I will just outline the names found.

“The Frederick Examiner” August 6, 1884-No 4959 Equity-In the Circuit Court for Frederick County, Vs a Court of Equity.  July Term 1884.  Charles V.S. LEVY, administrator of Jacob KELLER, deceased, vs. Richard K HARPER, Charlotte SNOOK and Dennis R SNOOK, her husband, Henry E HANSHEW and others, and all the heirs at law and personal representatives of Ann E HARKEY, deceased.  The purpose of the bill is to determine who shall get the money of Ann E HARKEY.
The bill states that Jacob KELLER died in 1850 with a will.  He left all his real and personal property to his widow, Catharine, as long as she did not marry.  After the death or marriage of his widow, his children and their heirs were to get shares of the proceeds of the sale of what was left.  He names his executors Catharine KELLER, Richard HARPER, Charles F KELLER, Benjamin H KELLER, Frederick H KELLER and Henry E HANSHEW.  Catharine KELLER died in 1880.  In 1884, Richard HARPER and Charles F KELLER are also dead.
The next section names all of the children at the time of his death:  Ann Elizabeth, wife of James HARKEY; Sophia, wife of Richard HARPER; these two being daughters by his wife.  Caroline M, wife of Henry E HANSHEW; Jacob A KELLER; Henry M M KELLER; Charles F KELLER, Benjamin H KELLER; Frederick H KELLER; children of his second wife.
The bill next tells about each of the children.  All of them being dead except Benjamin.
Ann Elizabeth married James HARKEY.  She died in 1854 with no children.  James was also dead but the bill wants to know if his heirs are entitled to a part of the estate of if he has any heirs and if he does who are they and where are they.
Sophia died leaving husband Richard HARPER, now dead, a son Richard K HARPER and daughter Charlotte, wife of Dennis R SNOOK, both living in Frederick County.
Caroline died leaving her husband Henry E HANSHEW, a son Charles F HANSHEW, and daughters Mary Catharine HANSHEW and Caroline V HANSHEW, all now living in Montgomery County.
Jacob died and apparently never married as he left his estate to his mother and brothers and sisters and their heirs.
Henry M M died and also left his estate to his mother and brothers and sisters and their heirs.
Charles F died and left his wife Caroline; a daughter Ida, wife of William M HARDT, a son J Heisley KELLER, a son William H KELLER, and a daughter Ella C KELLER, all living in Frederick County.
Benjamin was living in Montgomery County.
Frederick H died and left a widow Mary Jane DURAN? (hard to read but she apparently remarried); sons Mathias KELLER; Samuel F KELLER; and a daughter Jane S wife of Ephram LITTLE; all living in Baltimore

sent in by Sarah Barnes Slagle Fitzgerald, PO Box 215, Valley Lee, MD 20692



Exchange journals are available in the vertical files at the FHC.

Line Upon Line, the April and May issues, from the Montgomery Co Historical Society lists 26 Jul 7:30 PM Show and Tell meeting. 23 Aug 7:30 Videos and Photographs from Carlisle Barracks: The 3rd Part of the Civil War Soldier System, speaker Ron Walker.  25 Oct 7PM The Lead Coffins, Maryland’s Earliest Settlers.

Civil War historian, Brian Pohanka, is studying African American Medal of Honor winners from the Civil War. He told David Roberts, Editor of The Generator of St Mary’s Co Gen Soc, Inc (this information is in the May issue) that there are 2 men from St Mary’s Co with the name William H Barnes and one of them won such a medal.  One of the men remained in the county and the other man moved to Texas after the war where he died in 1866.  Mention is also made that Frederick County researcher, Donna Valley Russell, has an article entitled “The Boteler Family of Maryland” in the Jan 1995 issue of The American Genealogist.
The April issue of The Generator has the Society Hill Clubhouse History, which includes some of the genealogy of the various owners.

The April 1995 issue of the Whittier Area Gen Soc Newsletter contains their usual items.

The April issue of Past Tracks, The Green Valley AZ Gen Soc Newsletter continues their surname database listing & lists their bylaws.

Nova A Lemons, editor of the Estep Family Journal, in her April issue lists the Estep marriages available on the currently available CDs, vacant land entries of Rowan Co, NC, Texas social security death records, Kentucky vital statistics and the 1920 Ohio Estep soundex index.

Vol 12 #1 issue of the Noble County Chapter OGS includes a Davis bible and a new member listing with the surnames they are researching.

The big item in the Phillips Family News is the announcement about a genealogy book on the descendants of George Philips and Susannah Dyer residents of Lunenberg Co, VA during the mid 1700’s and the Revolutionary War era.  This quarterly also has 2 family ‘Christmas’ letters and queries.  The annual July reunion usually held in Eastern TN is cancelled this year.

There is a complete 5 generation genealogy of the descendants of Alexander Beall in the Mar95 issue of the Beall Genealogical News.  In addition, there is one query from a Montgomery Co, and one query about an Allegany Co, MD Beall family.


The Genealogical Institute of Mid-America will have a seminar July 10-13, 1995 at Sangamon State University, Springfield, IL.  Sponsored by the Illinois State Gen Soc and the University, the sessions will feature nationally recognized faculty, 3 intensive course options, getting on line with Internet, Evenings with a 19th century family history expert.  Registration Fee $290 (includes 3 dinners and 1 banquet).  For info contact:  Julie Slack, SSU, Office of Continuing Education, Springfield, IL 62794-9243    217/786-7464.

The first issue of Northern Virginia Genealogy is to be published in January 1996.  It will publish records relating to Fairfax, Loudoun, Arlington, Fauquier,, and Prince William Counties and Alexandria City.  Specific attention is paid to the families of this important part of Virginia and their history.  48 pages every issue.  Published Jan, Apr, July and Oct, the October issue will include an index.  All subscriptions begin with the January issue.  Subscribers may submit free queries relating to northern Virginia, subject to editing and available space. Each query must have name, date and place.  $22/year from Northern Virginia Genealogy, Rt 1, Box 15A, Lovettsville, VA 22080-9703.

The Veterans Association has discovered some 10 million duplicates of 20th century military records thought to have been destroyed in their 1973 fire. If you have been told the records you wanted had been burned in that fire, you may want to write again: National Personnel Records Center, GSA, 9700 Page Boulevard, St Louis, MO 63132, (NGS Newsletter Mar/Apr95)

Everyone is welcome to attend the 2nd NEHGS-NYG&BS Joint Conference, presented by the New England Historic Genealogical Society and The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, at the conveniently located Westchester Marriott Hotel in Tarrytown, NY on Frid & Sat Nov 17-18 1995.  More than 20 new lecture topics have been selected, with your research interests in mind.  The conference also features a special luncheon lecture “Computers and Genealogy: The Current Options” by Stephen Kyner, editor of the NEHGS New England Computer Genealogist on Frid and co-sponsored by Connecticut Ancestry Soc,  Inc. By special arrangement the Westchester County Archives and the Westchester County   Historical Society will be open free of charge for research all day, Thursday, Nov 16.  For further information write the “NEHGS – NYG&BS Joint Conference”, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Education Dept, 101 Newbury St, Boston, MA 021156-3087.

Information requested on the whereabouts of the following persons who are children or Richard T FAIRCHILD: Richard M, Robert E, Dorren A and Carrie M. Richard T FAIRCHILD died on June 3 1993 at age 57. He had previously been employed by the Sate of Maryland, and prior to that, had served in the United States Navy.
Anyone with info as to the whereabouts of his children should write to Carla HURLOCK, 179 E Main St, Westminster, MD 21157 (Carroll County Times, Friday Apr 21 1995)

The next seminar of the Maryland Genealogical Society will take place at Western Maryland College in the Spring of 1996.
Also, the new acquisitions from the Peabody Genealogical Collection have been shelved and available for use at the Maryland Genealogical Society Library.

The descendants of Enoch and Anna Hoover Wright will have their family reunion Aug 13 at the Community Center in Milford, Iowa.
Anna Hoover was born in Baltimore County in 1800. She was the daughter of John and Betsy DEBO HOOVER. Info: 410-848-4249

The historical and genealogical societies of the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia invite you to take part in the West Augusta Homecoming, Sat June 10 at West Virginia Independence Hall, 16th and Market Sts, Wheeling VA.  Sessions include: Underground  Railroad, National Road, Art of Book Publishing, Photo Preservation, Shriver’s Grays CSA, Traditional Black Family History of President Thomas Jefferson, Carlin’s Battery USA, First Families, Beginning Genealogy & Indians.
West Augusta Homecoming is one of 4 regional workshops being held in 1995 as a prelude to the 2nd annual statewide family and local history conference, Mining Your History, to be held Oct 13 & 14. For more info, contact, Mining Your History, The Cultural Center, 1900 Kanawha Boul, East, Charleston, WV 25305-0300; (304) 558-0130
Registration of $25 can be made payable & sent to West Augusta Homecoming, Linda K Goddard, HC 61, Box 217, New Martinsville, WV 26144-9406

30 June-2 July 1995 300 year Anniversary of Nathaniel Sappington call 517-873-5191 for information.

Certificates of Freedom 1808-1864. CR 47,247  Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD.  Transcribed by FRECOGS member Sarah Fitzgerald and appearing in the May 1995 issue of The Generator.
State of Maryland, Frederick County and Town. On the 6th day of March 1820 then came John Hutzel before me the subscriber one of the justices of the peace for said county and made oath on the holy Evangels of Almighty God that Peter HUTZEL late of said county deceased by his last will and testament did liberate and set free from slavery a negro woman called Nelly who is the identical negro woman manumitted by the said Peter Hutzel and who is now before me and claims a certificate of her liberation agreeable to law which negro woman this dep? supposes to be about thirty nine years old this deponent believes said negro was set free or obtained her freedom about the 2 day of January last and was raised in St. Mary’s County, Maryland witt of my hand Andrew Smith.



Member Highlights (New and Renewal, cards submitted, new in the library)

New and Renewal members:
BROOKS, Ray, P O Box 661, Forest City, NC 28043
FLYNT, Fredericka , 2216 Cumming Rd, Augusta, GA 30904 LYNCH
CALVERT, Barbara M, 40 Cedars Road, Caldwell, NJ 07006 MULLENDORE.
GRUMSKI, Karen, 1411 Silverspot Ct, Frederick, MD 21702
HARNE, Ed, 1401 Silverspot Ct, Frederick, MD 21702 HARNE, IZER, RUMMEL, BARKDOLL, STOUFFER
LEBHERZ, Margaret G, 121 N Beechwood Ave, Baltimore, MD 21228-4928 May BISER, GREEN, EPPERT, GEESEY
PORTER, Carol L, 2928 Putty Hill Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21234-4643 BROWN,
SHOOK, William L and Rosella M, 4234 Kenny St, Beltsville, MD 20705-2734 CARTY,     WEDDLE, SEIPLER, FELLER, SHOOK, KELLY, JENNINGS, ELLEDGE
SPANGLER, Mary Snouffer, 1413 Homeric Ct, McLean, VA 22101-5611 ADAMSON,     BREADY, HARDING, OWEN, SNOUFFER, TRAIL
YOUNG, Shirley A,  8527 Crum Rd, Walkersville, MD 21793 SIMPSON, TRAYER, YOUNG, CARLIN.

Change of address
WILLIE, Ernest L, 305 Gardenia Road, Venice Garden, FL 34293 COLLIFLOWER, STAHL

Surname list
for Susan Tucker, 10809 Lake Square Ct, New Market, MD 21774:

Cards for the surname file
Families Searching MATTOX/MADDUX/MADDOX any spelling, RIGGS (James will Montgomery Co 1744) Brooke, Mary married Edmund RIGGS 1740. Wilson, Samuel; LINDSAY/LINDSEY; WEEDON/WEEDEN “Nancy m Samuel WILSON) Johnson m Riggs. Lucynthia Mattox HAASER, 3 Loma Linda Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Families of Interest: JUSTICE/JUSTUS MD, PA; UMSTEAD/UMSTAT MD; JENKS MD; OLLER/ALLER MD, PA; BOYER MD, PA; DOTSON MD, OH. Alta E Iseler, 4424 Huron City Rd, Port Hope, MI 48468-9732.

New in the library:
From Bridget McCartney Rogier, 2420 Heights Avenue, Lansing Michigan 48912-3516, FRECOGS has received the annual printout on the BINKLEY family.  The papers will be placed in the vertical files.  There is information on this family in early (1750) Frederick County.

From FRECOGS member Keith Lyman Roberson, The Redbook 1994 National Directory of Morticians.  What value? 1000 pages of current International funeral homes with addresses, phone numbers and potentially their record information, where to obtain death certificates, death certificate information (i.e. what is on certificates broken down by state), consulates, and national cemeteries (listings & regulations).


The Henry Yergin Family

Hi Donna,
Here’s what I could put together on the Henry YERGIN family.  He was born 31 May 1788 in Frederick County and came to Wayne Co, OH in 1816.  He was on the 1820 tax list, which qualifies him for Pioneer Families of Wayne County, or for First Families of Ohio.  He and his wife Catherine COBLE, had children John, Susanna, Elizabeth, Henry, Mary, David, Christian, William, Andrew, Sophia, Catharine and Joseph.  Hen died 1 June 1856 and is buried at the Salem Lutheran cemetery in Madisonburg, a section of north Wooster.
I have information on the following children.

David: born 26 Feb 1820 and died 22 Feb 1902 in Medina Co, just north of Wayne County, Ohio.  I found an obit for him dated 30 April 1902 and it is enclosed.

William: born 20 Oct 1825 in Ohio; married Nancy Steel on 2 April 1857; died 12 May 1903.  William’s obit enclosed, dated 20 May 1903.  Nancy’s will abstract enclosed, #10235.

Sophia: born 1831; married John T Bisel 5 March 1854 in East Union Twp of Wayne County, Ohio.  Marriage recorded Vol 4 1/2 on page 171.

Catharine: born 1833; married 12 Oct 1854 5o Samuel DIETRICK in East Union Twp, Wayne Co, Ohio.  Marriage recorded Vol.4 1/2 page 222.  See Yergin Dietrick section enclosed.

Joseph: born 9 Oct 1835; married 23 Feb 1860 to Sarah Ann Harry, who was born 12 May 1844.  He was a farmer in Canaan Twp, Wayne County, Ohio and had the following children: Elmer c 1864, Clara J c 1869, Harry M c 1871, Minnie c 1873, Jane c 1875, Sarah b 25 Jul 1878, and Carrie Bell who was born October 1880.  (Ref: 1880 Wayne County, Ohio Census) Joseph died 9 Dec 1910 and is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Medina County, Ohio. (Ref: birth records of children; Medina Co Cemetery Records) Simon: born 1840

This should give somebody a start if they find their Yergins match “our” Yergins.  If anyone is interested, tell them to write to me and I’ll try to do whatever I can to help them.

Hope you have a lovely holiday.
Bonnie Knox, Wayne County Public Library, 304 North market St, Wooster, OH 44691.

(This letter and the references are in the Yergin vertical file)


Genealogy in the 21st Century:…The Picture is not pretty!

by Landon Wills, Editor of Bluegrass Roots.  It appeared in the Summer 1994 issue.  It is reprinted here with Mr Will’s permission and his request that anyone with feedback on the article write him at 513 Murray St, Frankfort, KY 40601.

What will genealogy be like in the 21st Century? A note in an exchange publication prompted some thoughts on this subject.  The report said that there is a movement underway to urge Congress to require that in the year 2000 the census include the maiden names of married women.
This sounds like a good, forward-looking idea.  How nice it would be if all the past censuses had included this feature!
But, there is a catch to this.  The Bureau of the Census is working on a plan to do the 2000 Census largely by sampling.  If this plan is adopted, there will be N0 recording of all residents counted, by name. So there will be no list of the type we are accustomed to, that shows the name and age of every resident.
Let’s look at the prospects for your great-grand-child when he undertakes to do family research.  What will he find when he tries to trace his line back to you?  Here are some of the well-used sources of family data and what they will look like in the 21st Century.
Census-if the plan under consideration is adopted, census records will be completely useless for genealogical research.  Thus will be lost one of the primary sources used in current research.
Marriage Records-they will be of much less use in future research.  By 2000, half the births in the United States will be to parents who are Not married.  So how are you going to fill in the marriage data for parents in those births.
Birth Certificates-There are several current developments which will make birth records undependable for genealogical data.
-In an increasing number of cases, the mother does not know who is the father of the child.  Or for various reasons, chooses to give incorrect information for the birth certificate.
-Artificial insemination policy makes it unethical and possibly illegal for the mother to know the name of the sperm donor.  So now, birth certificates are being submitted with “Artificial insemination” entered in the space for name of father.  What do you put on your pedigree chart for the father?
-Surrogate Mothers:  These are cases where the wife is not able to carry a pregnancy to term.  So her egg is impregnated in a test tube with her husband’s sperm.  Then the fertilized egg is inserted in the womb of another woman who, for a fee, gives birth to the child.  How will the birth certificate record that one?  One case has been reported in which the wife’s mother bore the child for her.  So the child’s physical mother is her genealogical  grandmother.  With new developments in reproductive medicine, there may be other complications in making and using birth records.
Divorces-half of today’s marriages are ended by divorce. In some cases, the divorce is so bitter that the divorced parties never want to have any contact with ex-spouses (except, maybe, child support checks).  In other cases, by the time of a third or fourth marriage, contact has been lost so that there is no mechanism for handling down family information and traditions.  Because of bad feelings, some records may be intentionally destroyed.
[Have you noticed in reading wedding announcements how many of the bridges and grooms have three or four parents listed for each]
Deeds-Many times, researchers are able to trace heredity and migration by checking deeds for farms or homes. Now, with Americans moving so many times, and such far distances, and so many living in rented houses or apartments, deeds will be of little use to genealogy.
Church Records-Today, fewer young people are forming permanent church relationships.  And in many churches, records are being kept on computers, making them more  ephemeral than the old hard-bound books kept by the pastor or clerk.  And again, the high mobility of the population will make the finding of church records more difficult.
Bible Records-Bibles have been a cherished source for records of marriages, births, and deaths.  But how many families do you know who are keeping an up-to-date record in a family Bible? How many do you think will be doing it in 2050? And with so many marriages turning out unhappily, how many unpleasant marriages will be cut out of the Bibles that are being kept? (We’ve seen it done!)
Name changes-will complicate future research.  Increasing numbers of married women are continuing to use their maiden name after marriage-especially for professional identification.  In a few cases, married couples are using names that have no connection with either spouse’s original name.  An example, a few years ago in Oberlin, Ohio, Anna Marie Rasch married David Stephen Greenberg.  So, what was their surname after they married?  It was Kaftan!
That will confuse some future researcher.

If you put your mind into “future shock” gear you can probably think of more current or expected developments which will make genealogical research in the 21st century difficult.
Perhaps we can hope that at the same time that these developments make research more difficult, there may be others that will help.

At least one possibility like that has come to light in recent months.  That is the use of DNA techniques.  Here is how this can work:
Those who know the editor’s genealogical labors have probably heard him relating, ad nauseam, his attempts to prove a descent from the family of Haute Wyatt, a minister and colonist in Virginia in 1621.  For of this descent hinges on the parentage of one Susannah Wyatt, born in Virginia about 1700.  (The problem is complicated by the fact that there are records of three Susannah Wyatts flourishing at the same time).
Now,, there are thousands of persons living who have proven the descent from one branch of this family.  Suppose I could find a living person who has proven descent from Haute Wyatt.  If that person would provide a DNA sample to compare with my DNA, I would know [with odds of a million-to-one], whether or not I am descended from the same Wyatt family.  That would take my line back about 20 generations!

That is an intriguing thought!

Let us hope that other developments may emerge that will offset some of the distressing situations I have listed here. If You have any thoughts on this subjects-positive or negative-let us hear from you.
And if any of us have the time and energy left, we ought to do all we can with the resources we have available now.
Tomorrow will be too late!

Addition to Karen Crowley’s Ahnentafel

which appeared in the April 1995 FRECOGS Newsletter. Sent in by Jackson Day, 11892 Blue February Way, Columbia, MD 21044.  Mr Day is researching all descendants of James DAY of Browningsville, MD.

29. Sarah Ann DAY b 22 Mar 1814 MD d 16 Dec 1879 MD

58. James DAY b 8 Sep 1762 MD m 7 Nov 1795, d 19 Feb 1842 Browningsville, Montgomery Co, MD.
59. Sarah “Sallie” WARFIELD

116. John DAY b 1720, d 1 Oct 1772 MD
117. Sarah b 1727, d 5 Nov 1793 MD
118. John Worthington WARFIELD
119. Susannah HOLLAND

236. Alexander WARFIELD
237. Thomasine WORTHINGTON

472. John WARFIELD m 1696
473. Ruth GAITHER b 1769
475. Elizabeth RIDGLEY

944. Richard WARFIELD, arr MD from ENG c 1659
945. Elinor BROWN
947. Ruth
948. Captain John WORTHINGTON, arr MD 1650
949. Sarah HOWARD
950. Henry RIDGELEY, Jr

Ahnentafel from the September 1979 FRECOGS newsletter of Janice C Delauter
who lived at Rt #2 Box 169A-1, Myersville, MD 21773 that year.

1. Janice Louise Cashour b 27 Aug 1937 Frederick County, MD. m 15 June 1957 to Eugene Elwood DELAUTER at Wolfsville, Frederick County, MD.

2. Charles Kemp Cashour, Sr b 26 Aug 1895 Frederick County, MD, m 24 Dec 1927, d 23 Mar 1974 Frederick County, MD.
3. Mary Gertrude Hamilton b 8 Mar 1905 Frederick County, MD.

4. Charles Washington Franklin Cashour, b 7 Aug 1853 Frederick County, MD, m 6 Jun 1894, d 27 Sep 1930 Frederick County, MD.
5. Fannie Kate Kemp b 5 Jan 1862 Frederick County, MD, d 2 Aug 1923 Frederick County, MD.
6. George Washington Hamilton b 26 Dec 1873 Frederick County, MD, m 25 Dec 1897, d 22 Dec 1939 Frederick County, MD.
7. Della Mae Stone b 21 Dec 1876 Frederick County, MD, d 19 Apr 1966 Frederick County, MD.

8. William Cashour b 8 May 1814 Frederick County, MD, m 25 Mar 1840, d 23 Jul 1857 Frederick County, MD
9. Martha Albaugh b 14 Jan 1816 Frederick County, MD, d 7 Sep 1893 Frederick County, MD.
10. Charles Wesley Kemp b 14 Jul 1830 Frederick County, MD, m 9 Jun 1859, d 19 Nov 1876 Frederick County, MD.
11. Columbia Almira Rhoades b 18 Aug 1831 Frederick County, MD, d 24 Jan 1899 Frederick County, MD.
12. John Henry Hamilton b 13 Sep 1840 Frederick County, MD, d 24 Jun 1901 Frederick County, MD.
13. Georgianna Rebecca Clay Lare b 18 Nov 1846 Frederick County, MD, d 10 Oct 1930 Frederick County, MD.
14. William Dennis Stone b 24 Sep 1852 Frederick County, MD, m 31 Aug 1871, d 17 Aug 1923 Frederick County, MD.
15. Ellen Eliza Kreps b 4 Dec 1850 d 13 Oct 1926 Frederick County, MD.

18. John Wilhelm Albaugh II
19. Magdalene
20. Peter Kemp
21. Elizabeth Myers
22. John Rhoades
23. Ann M
24. John H Hamilton
25. Maria L
26. William Lare
27. Louisa Hall
28. Levi Stone
29. Ann Mary Hinkle.

Which of these lines can you add to? (TDL)

Descendants list of Melchoir Hefner

by Lacy U Weston, Jr, 117 Kenwood Circle, Gadsden, AL 35901; 205-547-8303

1.Melchoir “Melcar” HEFNER, b ca 1718 GER m Anna Catharina, d 1810.  d 1810, Lincoln         Co, NC?
I. Anna Maria HEFNER b 4 Feb 1753 Frederick, MD m 1769 Johann Michael RAUB b 24 Dec         1728, d 2 Apr 1792.
II. John (Johann) HEFNER b 9 Oct 1754, Frederick Co, MD, m/1 Elizabeth HEFNER b 1785,         m/2 Unknown BOLCH, b 1754. John d 1837.
III. Maria Margaret (Margaretha) HEFNER b 21 Oct 1759 Frederick Co, MD; m 18 Feb 1776     Sebastian BOLICK b 1753 (son of Johan Adam BOLICK and Anna Christina BOLICK) d 1822. Maria d after 1830.
A. Michael
B. Christina m Simeon BARGER.
C. Margaret m BAUMAN.
D. John m Christina BOLICK.
E. Elizabeth m Henry BAUMAN.
F. Susanna m Peter REESE.
IV. Jacob HEFNER b 1 Nov 1763 Frederick Co, MD.
V. Phillip Jacob HEFNER b 16 Jan 1769 Frederick Co, MD ch 5 Mar 1769 m/1 ca 1793         Elizabeth KELLER, b 1765 d 29 Jan 1822 m/2 14 Mar 1822 in Lincoln Co, NC Elizabeth BOLICK b 13 Jun 1785 NC (dau of Johan Caspar BOLICK Sr & Maria Magdaline DEAL) d 13 Dec 1864 m/3 after 1827 Dorothy HEFNER b 9 Sep 1771. Phillip d 11 Feb 1858, Catawba Co, NC at 90 years 26 days.
A. Michael “Mack” HEFNER b 1797 Lincoln Co, NC m/1 ca 1813 Barbara NULL b ca     1791 (dau of John NULL and Elizabeth ECHERT) d ca 1857 m/2 26 Jan 1858  Elizabeth “Betty” Ann SIGMON b ca 1816 NC, (dau of Daniel Sigmon); m/3 after 1874 Elizabeth (Betsy” Christenbury, Michael d ca 1897, Lincoln Co, NC at age 103.
B. Elias HEFNER b 4 May 1801 m 26 Oct 1824 to Sarah NULL b 20 Oct 1801 (dau of     John Mull and Elizabeth Echert) d 26 Apr 1875 Catawba Co, NC bu St Peter’s Lutheran Ch Cem. Elias d 4 Aug 1884 Catawba Co, NC bu St Peter’s Luth Ch cem.
C. Rachel Lureanna HEFNER b Apr 1806, m 7 May 1829 Daniel LAFONE b 12 Jun             1804 d 16 Aug 1862. Rachel d 21 Nov 1871.
D. Casper HEFNER b 5 Jan 1823 Lincoln Co now Catawba Co, NC m 28 May 1845         Mary HOLLER.
E. Hiram HEFNER b 8 Jan 1824 Lincoln Co, NC m Anna Carolina KAYLOR, b 27 Aug     1825, d 15 Sep 1898, Catawba Co, NC bu St Peter’s Lutheran Ch cem.
F. Fanny HEFNER b 4 May 1826 Lincoln Co, NC d Catawba Co, NC, bu St Peter’s         Lutheran Ch Cem.
G. David HEFNER b 28 Sep 1827 Lincoln Con, NC, m 1848 Sarah Hellana KAYLOR b     1828. David d after 1900.
VI. Dorothy (Dorthea) HEFNER b 9 Sep 1771 Frederick Co, MD.


Data from the Mackley Family Bible

All entries said by Chas M MACKLEY., to be in the writing of Clara MACKLEY.  Bible is in the possession of Ruth Holdcraft MACKLEY, Walnut St, Thurmont, MD.  Interpolations by Ruth MACKLEY are enclosed in parentheses where the present typist is sure they are by her.  Otherwise, all is from the pen of Clara MACKLEY, copied by Ruth MACKLEY from the original and typed by J.M. HOLDCRAFT. (from a mimeograph in the possession of G Helen Six, who adds “for further info cotnact James L MACKLEY, 18 Carroll St, Thurmont, MD 301/271-2383**TDL)

Michael MACKLEY born 16 ap 1799.  Died 19 de 1878
Bridget Ashbaugh MACKLEY born 26 no 1805.  Died 26 au 1880

Their children:

Jacob MACKLEY b 16 je 1828-4 se 1862. First wife Hannah………Second wife Louisa BENCHOFF       no dates
Margaret Isabella Sell MACKLEY OTTO 14 au 1829- ? no 1900. m Geo J OTTO
John Ashbaugh MACKLEY 26 ja 1832-/4/ ja 1908    /5 on stone/   wife Harriet KENNEDY dates unknown (I remember her.  She was real old and died after we were married.  Had a son William and a daughter Laura–RMH) Harriet’s dates 22 fe 1839-26 jy 1921
David MACKLEY  18 mh 1835-13 ja 1914   wife Elizabeth Ann HANN  17 oc 1839-11 mh 1920
Emmanuel MACKLEY  30 ap 1837-16 ap 1909 wife Margaret Matilda CREAGER 3 je 1846-27 fe 1914
William Henry Harrison MACKLEY  17 ja 1839-31 au 1911  wife Catherine HETTERLY  no dates d Un Bdge 31 my 1928  90-9-13
James Calvin MACKLEY  2 se 1843-13 de 1916  wife Martha Sophia HANN  19 se 1844-13 de 1918
Samuel Fulkerson MACKLEY  22 oc 1845-1888 (Stone at Middleburg gives 1844-1888–JMH)
*(note by JMH: James Calvin was a potter whose work is in Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.  His father, Michael, also was a potter under LYNN at Middleburg.)
Grandfather Michael MACKLEY had two brothers Joseph and Jesse and two sisters  Hettie and Jemimah, perhaps more.  Those are the only ones I remember.  Jesse went west and died there.
Grandmother Bridget MACKLEY had one brother John ASHBAUGH, Maggie TOPPER’s father. Also, Aquilla ASHBAUGH who married Rachel HANN, grandfather Michael MACKLEY’s stepsister.
There was Grandpa HANN, Uncled Jake and Lewis HANN’s father.  I think his name was Philip, and one sister John ASHBAUGH’s wife Peggy.
Grandmother HANN had four brothers that I remember:  Samuel, William, Levi and Abram SHRINER, and one sister Kitty FROCK, who was Levi FROCK’s mothers.
Ida LANDIS can tell you who our great grandfather’s SHRINER’s name was.  I have forgotten.  The names are on the stone in Taneytown cemetery.
The HANN and MACKLEY families sure did marry through one another.
Jennie MACKLEY was Uncle Samuel’s wife.  She was buried the day after father was.
Uncle Jacob HANN 6 no 1785-28 my 1878.  He was a bachelor.  Had brother named Mathias HANN  20 fe 1794-1 ap 1858 wife Sarah SHRINER 4 oc 1816 could be 1815-2 se 1886.   They had a dau Mrs. Albert WIREMAN, named Caroline Virginia born 20 jy 1857-6 my 1926.
Samuel David HANN (s/o Matthias & Sarah Shriner) 8 jy 1848.  Death unknown.  wife Mary THORPE  date unknown.
Sarah Jane HANN BOLLINGER  16 se 1857  Death Date unknown
Sarah SHRINER MACKLEY had four bothers, Samuel, William, Levi and Abram SHRINER and one sister Kitty SHRINER FROCK, who had a son, Levi FROCK. (Note by JMH: Repitition of data on previous page.)
The MACKLEY and HANN  sheets and the general information sheet are copied as they were written and found in the old MACKLEY Bible.  Uncle Charley said it was Miss Clara MACKLEY’s writing.  She was a cousin to Uncle Charley — sisters married brothers
James Calvin MACKLEY to Martha Sophia HANN
and David MACKLEY to Elizabeth Ann HANN, the latter being Miss Clar’s parents.
Cousin Clara did not bring the line down to her generation.
Can you untangle the MACKLEY-HANN-ASHBAUGH intermarriages?
I cannot tie in any of the names found in Bethel Cemetery–Good Intent Raod–except perhaps Jacob MACKLEY’s wife Lucinda.  She was born about 1833 and Jacob’ 1828.  But Miss Clara gies his wife as Hanna and second wife Louisa.  Could she be wrong?
In grandmother MACKLEY’s scrapbook is the death of Michael but does not say who he was the son of.) End of Ruth MACKLEY notes.
In the MACKLEY Bible Register:

James Calvin MACKLEY, s/o Michael and Bridget MACKLEY, and Martha S. HANN, d/o Mathias and Sarah HANN were united in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony on the 27th day of November 1866 in Middleburg, Carroll Co, MD.
James Calvin s/o Michael & Bridget MACKLEY born Middleburg 2 se 1843
Martha S HANN, d/o Mathias and Sarah HANN born in Carroll Co. 19 se 1844

James Irvin s/o James C. and Martha S. MACKLEY born 31 my 1868 in Mechanicstown

Charles David Michael MACKLEY s/o James C. & Martha S. born Mechanicstown 3 qu 1870 (This was Uncle Charley –JMH)
James Calvin MACKLEY died 13 de 1916
Martha Sophia died 11 de 1918
Martha’s death date at variance with previous date of 13 de. Stones gives 11 de 1918, Jame’s as 13 de 1916–JMH
End all MACKLEY Family Bible entries.
The problem is to learn parents of Michael MACKLEY, said to have been born in Penna.
Further note:  Mrs Mary MACKLEY, nee MENCHEY, widow of J. Wm., who lives on Good Intent Rd, at Union Gridge, Sewage Lagoon, sates her husband always said the MACKLEYs came down from Penna.
(This was on reverse of sheet 2)
Underscored were handwritten notes by JMH.
Copy of carbons from Files of Jacob Mehrling Holdcraft, Baltimore, MD. copied 12/9/1966


Frederick County Backgrounds, compiled by Steve Gilland, were written by B F M MacPherson under the pseudonym of Samuel Carrick, her ancestor.  The articles were published in the Chronicle Newspaper, Emmitsburg, Frederick County, MD, in the late 1930’s & 1940’s.  This compilation was transcribed from carbon copies of the original manuscript.  Paper, 126 pages from Family Line Publications.

The Carroll Co Gen Soc has published Vol IV in its series of Carroll Co Cemeteries.  This issues includes the town of Manchester and Hampstead.  It can be purchased from the society at PO Box 1752, Westminster, MD 21158 (Current price not listed in Our Name’s the Game)

The First 3 Generations of John Summers of Prince George’s Co, MD by Rosemary B Dodd and Helen Summers Holweck has 63 pages of text and maps. Size 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ ‘fully’ indexed. Hard cover $16.50; paper back $11.50. $1.50 p/h. Applicable 5% MD sales tax. (Have any of our members seen this book?) Helen Summers Holweck, 9731 Oak Hill Rd, Woodsboro, MD 21798

Maryland in the Civil War: A House Divided by Robert I Cottom, Jr and Mary Ellen Hayward has been published by the Maryland Historical Society.  128 pgs indexed. $24.95 5% MD state tax, and can be bought at MHS, 201 W Monument St, Baltimore, MD 21201-4674 or at bookstores. (MGS newsletter)

Death and Burials in St Mary’s County, Maryland by Leona Cryer lists burials in 36 cemeteries in the county.  It is available from Heritage Books, Inc, 1540 E Pointer Ridge Pl, Suite 300, Bowie MD 20716. Price is $33 + $3.50 p/h. It has an every name index.  The article does not mention size or page count (The Generator).

Blankenship Ancestors by Gayle K Blankenship, 24 Roberts Landing, Posquoson, VA 23662. $46. VA residents add $2.07 tax. 486 pages, fully referenced, indexed, 16.6 pitch, Hard bound, 8 1/2 x 11′, easy to read format.  Book includes: All wills and settlements of direct ancestors, land owned, proofs of descent, known children and their descendants, pictures, pedigree charts.  Chapters begin with the earliest known ancestor.

Jakob Dorner German Pioneer of Frederick County, Maryland and three generations of Descendants. (1748-1895) by Nancy Rice Kiddoo, 16 Woodfield Dr, Whippany, NJ 07981-1927. In MD, VA, PA, OH, IN & MO. From the author, softbound, 154 pages 8 1/2 x 11”. Extensive references; indexed. $20 postpaid.

The Omega Connections. Obituaries from Eastern Shore of Maryland Newspapers 1850-1900.  This 2 volume set with over 10,000 names primarily represents counties of Kent, Queen Anne, Caroline and Talbot, as well as other Maryland counties and adjoining states. Vol 1 A-K; Vol 1 L-z. Soft bound, Indexed.  Each Book 200 pgs $36 postpaid.
Genealogical Abstracts from Newspapers of Maryland’s Eastern Shore 1835-1850 Marriages, deaths, property sales, adm ads, insolvent debtors, runaways and other news items from the Eastern Shore counties. Soft bound Indexed 200 pgs $19 postpaid.  Both books available from Irma Sweitzer Harper, 101 Miles Avenue North, St Michaels, MD 21663.

The Rein-Rhein-Reinau Ancestors of the Rhyne Family by Dr Howard S Rhyne is probably still available from the Gaston-Lincoln Gen Soc, PO Box 584, Mt Holly, NC 28120. Previously the cost was, and still may be, $8.50.  84 pg, manuscript style, softback, this compilation is a supplement to the 1915 Our Kin by Miles Hoffman and to Another Look at the Rhyne Family Genealogy by Robert Carpenter.  Abstracts from both sources are reproduced in this newer compilation.  Jcob Rein (Reinau in German records) came from Blankenloch, GER, settled in York Co, PA, for a time, and then went to Gaston Co, NC.  (Other families from York Co also went at an early date to the same area of NC)  Some other names mentioned as associated with the Rein family are Rudisill, Glatfelter, Geiselman, hoos, Cloninger, Best, Hovis, and Hoyle. (Our Name’s the Game Mar95)

Genealogies Cataloged by the Library of Congress Since 1986 (there is a copy in the FHC) published 1991, is available at half-sale price for as long as copies remain for sale.  The cost is $35 for the 1349 page book.  To order call 1-800-255-3666 or write Library of Congress Cataloging Distribution Service (PO Box 75840 Washington Dc 20013-5840).  Make checks payable to “Chief, CDS.”


COUK, RECK,GAUCH, COUKLEBURGH:  Looking for Abraham RECK in the 1800 Taneytown area census. David COUK b 1810 Taneytown, MD.  I can only conjecture that the father could have been William or John, but the mother is unknown.  The German name is GAUCH.  It appears that when they landed in Philadelphia in 1740 they signed into the US as COUKLEBURGH.  Also Susannah RECK m Charles Franklin COUK in Jonesville, Lee Co, VA. Doris Jean Couk WRIGHT, PO Box 3069, Colorado Springs, CO 80934

WELLS, DUCKETT:  Researching Richard WELLS:
Northern Neck Grants & Surveys: 1767-1770: Order Book for Frederick Co, VA: part II, Vol #14, dated 15 June 1770; VA State Library Richmond, VA.
His land grant was surveyed while he lived on it on 19 Dec 1751. However, the deed was not issued until 15 Jun 1770, when it was given to Tunis WELLS, his sole heir
On Aug 1 1769, the Frederick Co, Court appointed Thomas APPLEGATE to administer  his estate, and Tunis HOOD, John MCLAUGHLIN, James HAWTHORN & Mathew MCKAY to appraise his property.
One theory is that he migrated from Maryland because of a Richard WELLS, born 26 Jan 1726/27 in PG Co, MD, son of Nathan and Mary DUCKETT WELLS.  He is old enough to have been Tunis’ father and to have moved west to settle the land in VA.  There are no subsequent records there of his marriage or children, and the PG Gen Soc suggested I check in Frederick County. Thanks for any help.  Dave Wells, 16236 Lilac Lane, Los Gatos, CA 95032-3523.

NEED, DERRICK:  Looking for info on Wm Henry NEED, who was b in MD 3 Oct 1843. He served as a volunteer from MD in the Civil War & moved to Frankfort, IN in 1868.  There was a Wm NEED in the 1850 Frederick Co Census, and a Henry NEED in the 1840 Census.  Wm Henry NEED had at least 2 brothers and a sis named Margaret. He m Mary L DERRICK of Frankfort, IN 12 Nov 1876.  Cherry Evans, 203 S Orchard St, 14 A, Ormond Beach, FL 32174

KESSLER, WASKEY:  Seek John KESSLER b 24 May 1772 PA/MD m 8 Mar 1794 Frederick Co, MD. Nancy WASKEY b 1779 dau George & Margaret HIME WASKEY. Karen Cottrill, 458 Delaware Ave, Bargaintown-EHT, NJ 08234-5906.

MUNSHOWER, et al, BAKER: Researching John MUNSHOWER/MUNDSHOWER/ MOONSHOWER, son of Nicholas and wife Catherine BAKER ca 1790. Madeline J Cobes, 1134 Logan Road, Wantagh, NY 11793

ACKERMAN, et al:  John AUKERMAN/ACKERMAN was b in Fred Co, MD 22 Feb 1780.  He migrated to OH by 1800.  Looking for info on him and/or if info is on his family in Maryland Family Genealogies and Histories: A Bibliography, by Charles E Ackerman.  Lou Ann Blakely, 430 Parkway Ave, Tooele, UT 84074

PEARL, MULLENIX, SHRINER: Need info on the PEARL, MULLENIX, SHRINER families of Hagerstown and & Thurmont, MD.  Wm Albert PEARL, b 1908 in Hagerstown, son of George Calvin PEARL, b 1882, Thurmont, and Mary E SHRINER b 1877 in Hagerstown, dau of Cornelius SHRINER, mother unknown.  Wm Albert PEARL m 1927 Geneva MULLENIX in Hagerstown.  Her parents unknown.  Mrs R L Godier, 351 Fir Ave, Woodland, WA 98674-9603

COOK: Tracing John COOK b ca 1765 who migrated to Green Co, PA between 1796 & 1802; sons James b MD 3-3-1796 and Richard b 1803. Richard m a granddaughter of Leonard GARRISON.  Robert L Bradley MD, 3320 Commodore Dr, Lexington, KY 40502

FULTON, MORRIS: Researching Nathaniel FULTON possible son of James F FULTON & Hannah MORRIS, James possibly landed in MD around 1740 from IRE or ENG. I have a date of May 13 1784, & don’t know if this is when they got m, or if it is a birth/death date.  I was told he lived in Thurmont, MD. Carolyn Potts, Patch Community Mailroom, Unit #30401, PO Box 2766, APO, AE 09131

BALL, CONDON, TODD: Researching Henry BALL b 25 May 1753 to Richard & Eleanor BALL in Prince George’s Co, MD. He m Mary CONDON ca 1773. Henry signed Oath of Allegiance 1778 in Montgomery Co. Daughter Eleanor m Warfield TODD in 1796. Ruth I Means, 19775 Stephens Rd, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.

Does anyone know where “Maple Branch Creek” is? Does anyone know where “Maple Branch Farm” is? Both are in the Clarksburg/Browningsville area.  Janice Beall Taylor, 2801 Meeting Gate Ct, Midlothian, VA 23112

FISHER, HOOVER, GIETTIER, SCHROEDER: I have traced my family back to Nathaniel FISHER who m Margaret (Magdalen-TDL) HOOVER Aug 1846. Their son John Michael FISHER was b 27 Nov 1850. He m Ellen Mary GIETTIER b 1851 in Fred Co, MD Feb 1872. Her parents were Stephan GIETTIER and Elizabeth SCHROEDER. Jeri JONES, 849 Judge Ave, Broken Bow, NE 68822.

SHAW, TIMBLE, MORRISON, INSKEEP: Researching descendants of Rev William SHAW b 1757 Lincolnshire, d 1815 Allegany Co, MD. Wife Charlotte TIMBLE. Ch: George, John, Margaret m Arthur MORRISON, Henry, William, Joseph, David, Elizabeth m Daniel SEASS, Catherine m Daniel INSKEEP. Wilda A Kelly, 159 Devon Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188

FICK, et al, PORT, Were John FICK and Rebecca PORT m ca 1795 in Frederick Co, MD? Their ch were bapt at the Evangelical Lutheran Ch in Fred. John may have m a Keziah ca 1820-25. Alternate spellings include FIG, FIGS, FEIGS, FIRST & FIX. Diane Bender, PO Box 178, Washington Grove, MD 20880

WOOLFENDEN: Would anyone be interested in researching the WOOLFENDEN family in the Baltimore-Catonsville & Rellensville area? Contact is R W Woolfenden, Jr, 2346 24th St NE, Canton Oh 44705-2459 or Susan Tucker 865-1963, 10809 Lake Square Ct, New Market, MD 21774.

STEELE: Researching Philip STEELE and his father George.  Philip was a ranger for Frederick MD 1790 (from Germans in the Monocacy Valley).  Mary Rose Steele, 366 Horton Hwy, Mineola, NY 11501

WARFIELD: Researching Richard, John, Alex and Philip WARFIELD in the areas of Anne Arundel, Montgomery and Frederick Counties.  Nancy Grundzinskas, 8106 Bridgeportway SW, Tacoma, WA 98499.

MCGUIRE, BYRNES, MCHUGH, BROWN: Mary Ann MCGUIRE b Aug 31 1801 (Sep?) m 24 Aug 1819 to Matthew McHUGH, Jr, d Apr 21 1874 (1879), dtr of Richard MCGUIRE & Eleanor BYRNES.  Richard MCGUIRE b 12 Dec 1771 Frederick Co, MD m 15 May 1800 Eleanor BYRNES, d 13 Jan 1855 Loretto, Cambria Co, PA, son of Michael, Capt MCGUIRE & Rachel BROWN. Peg Ayres, 4190 Walnut Hill Dr, Troy, MI 48098

TRUCKS: Looking for help on George TRUCKS who appears in the Frederick County Rent Rolls in 1760-1761.  He appears in the ‘Index of Maryland Inventories, 1762-1777’ books 78-126 by Annie Walker Burns.  The original citations needed: ” 1767-Liber XCI, p 51 & 1769 Liber XCVII p 253″.  I am also trying to establish a connection between George TRUCKS (b before 1755), Henry TRUCKS (b ca 1765) and John TRUCKS (1756-1826).  All appear in Frederick Co census records in 1790-1800.  Jan E Tripp, 3260 Bluett Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

BRENNEISEN, BARNES: Ann Elizabeth BRENNEISEN was born in Liberty in 1812, died near Lisbon 1851.  She was the w/o Benjamin BARNES.  Her mother was Margaret, w/o John BRENNEISEN who d at the home of her dau Ann Elizabeth and was bu at Liberty Presbyterian Ch in Lisbon.  The 1870 census of Frederick Co shows F. Brenneisen in the Liberty Dist of Frederick Co.  According to the census, he would have been b in 1816.  Was F(rank?) BRENNEISEN a bro to Ann Elizabeth?  I would like to know more about this fam.  There were several BRENNEISEN families in Lancaster Co, PA in 1850.  Sarah Fitzbergald, PO Box 215, Valley Lee, MD 20692

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