October 1996

Annual Membership in the society is $15 for individuals, $20 for families and Life membership for individuals is $100 with proof of age over 50.  Meetings are held at the LDS Family History Center, 199 North Place, Frederick, MD, at 7:30 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
Vice President Please Volunteer
Jim Hammond, Treasurer, 8105 Runnymeade Dr, Frederick, MD 21702 (301) 694-0815
Judith L Elmer, Recording Secretary, 1319 Danberry Dr, Frederick, MD 21702
Pepper Scotto, Member at large, PO Box 17, Rt 464, Point of Rocks, MD 21777
Susan Tucker, Member at large, 10809 Lake Square Ct, New Market, MD 21774 (301) 865-1963
Trudie Davis Long, Newsletter, 8213 Mapleville Rd, Mt Airy, MD, 21771-9713, (301) 831-5781

81    Editor’s note
82    Election notice
82    Exchange journal and society information
84    Member Highlights (New and Renewal, cards submitted, new in the library)
86    Family Group Record of Diana Martin Lehman
86    Abstract
89    Books, magazines, services
90    Adoption, Missing Person Searches
90    Queries
93    Binkley family history continued from August Newsletter


If your order any of the books or use any of the services listed in the FRECOGS newsletter, let the company you’re witting to know you saw them listed here.
We continue to receive the same exchange newsletters on a regular basis. I will not be listing them unless they have items of interest to researchers of the greater Frederick County area. Please remember that the addresses for exchange newsletters are on your membership list, if you see something of interest and need to write to that society.
New groups or changes in status of any group will be reported in the Exchange Journal section.

The executive committee is devising a renewal form to replace the postcards I normally send out to remind members to renew. Please watch for it.
The committee has also decided to change future meeting times to start at 7:30 PM instead of 7:00 PM, and we may be at a different room in the LDS Church.
Due to family constraints, Susan Tucker has resigned as recording secretary, but will be our member at large, and she is the one to thank for putting notices in the Frederick News/Post and on the Sound Source about FRECOGS meetings.
Judith L Elmer is now our recording secretary. We still have no corresponding secretary or vice president, please volunteer.

Election notice


The Frederick County Genealogy Society is pleased to announce that Ms Pepper Scotto has graciously volunteered to fill our vacant member-at-large position. Most of you know Pepper as a regular participant in our monthly membership meetings. Many of you also know here as one of the ladies so ably staffing the Historical Society’s book store.

Beginning Genealogy Class Tues, Sept 17, 24 and Oct 1, 8 & 15; Tues 7-9:30 PM. Instructor Mary Fishback past President of the Loudoun Genealogy Club. $50 plus $14.95 for optional book. Pre register by calling the Thomas Balch Library, 208 W Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176. 703/779-1328
Fall highlights of the Balch Lecture series-free open to the public at 7 PM.
Oct 2 Who moved my Ancestors? What Happens when a Cemetery is Moved by Berkeley Green
Nov 6 The Baptists of Upperville: Both Loudoun & Fauqier Families by John Gott
Workshop Tracing Your Scottish Roots Saturday October 26; 10-2 PM cost $10 instructed by Craig Scott

Workshop Finding Your Ancestors in Land Records Saturday Nov 2 10-2 PM cost $15 instructed by Marty Hiatt.
Please pre register for both workshops by calling the library.
House tour Sept 14 & 15 sponsored by the Historic Homeowners Society, The Loudoun Museum and Thomas Balch Library. Three houses, the Aldie Mill and Mt Zion Church will be on the tour. Tickets and brochures available at the library.
Virginia Genealogical Society Conference Oct 5 Saturday. Topic Both Sides of the Blue Ridge. For more info call 804/285-8954

The sixth Annual Mock Family Historian Conference 11-13 Oct 1996 will be held at the Ramada Inn, 1130 Motel Drive, Woodstock, VA. Chester Ramey will be coordinating the events from the east coast: 602 W Jasper Rd, Sterling VA 20164 or 703/430-3733. The west coast coordinator is Ron Moore, 7551 Leonard, Clovis, CA 93611 or 209/299-8444.

Always helpful in so many ways, the British Tourist Authority now offers “Tracing your Ancestors” a booklet jam packed with advice for anyone seeking family connections in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. It includes information and sources in Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Send a long (#10) stamped self addressed envelope with your request to British Tourist Authority, 551 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10176. It is free for the asking.

NAIL is an online, interactive database that provides access to the National Archives and Records Administration holdings. Users with access to the internet can search out and peruse national treasures and retrieve digital copies of textural documents, photos, maps and sound recordings. http://www.nar.gov/ on the World Wide Web.

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

HAASER, Lucynthia Mattox    , Loma Linda Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 can now add the initials CALS after her name because she has passed the boards to be a Certified American Lineage Specialist.

BURCH, James R, 3105 Kelliher Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20782-3718 LENHART,         STALEY, HILL, BUTLER,     REILLY, ALBERT
CADY, Jeanne DOTY, 6618 Belle Glade Ave, San Diego, CA 92119 SHAW, GIESY, LEATHERMAN
CAMPBELL, Judy, 106A East 2nd St, Frederick, MD 21701  MURPHY
CROMWELL, Suzanne, 24462 Broadview, Farmington Hills, MI 48336 HOUFF, ROTHENHOEFER
ELLIOTT, Kathryn R, 400 S Lake St, Grayslake, IL 60030
HAASER, Lucynthia Mattox    , Loma Linda Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80906  BROOKE, RIGGS, BEASLEY,     LINDSEY, JOHNSON, MADDOX
LEHMAN, Diana C, 53 Blake St, Needham, MA 02192  MARTIN
McHENRY, William & Patricia,         1001 Ford Road, Vestal, NY 13850  McHENRY
McNULTY, Nancy, P O Box 327, Leeds, MA 01053-0327 AMBROSE, HARBAUGH, KID,             SMITH/SCHMIDT,     STOKES, WILLIAR/VIELLARD
NAYLOR, Michele, 1904 Contention Ln, Cottonwood, AZ 86326  BRANE, DOLL

New Address
Carol Anderson, 26603 Hogan Dr, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248
Karen Dattilio, PO Box 38, New Windsor, MD 21776 Now doing research as Everything Needful


Diana Martin Lehman, 53 Blake St, Needham, MA 02192
Gailey, Esther b 17 sep 1824; d 18 Apr 1899 Woodstock, VA m Rev George Henry Martin 16 May 1844 (b 21 Oct 1816 Emmitsburg, MD d 18 Sep 1887 Woodstock, VA.
Children: George Nevin Martin; John William Henry Martin b 1849 d 1 Feb 1908 Woodstock, VA m Mary Ellen Bruner b 1852 d 25 Jul 1895 Woodstock, VA
Children: George Robert Martin b ?1878 d 1 Aug 1891; William Henry Martin b 1874 Staunton VA d 19 Feb 1938 Wash DC m Signora Marguerita McCue Santini b 22 Oct 1874 New Orleans d Jul 1932 Leesburg, VA.
Children: William Henry Martin, Jr b 25 Jul 1912 Leesburg, VA d 23 Jan 1989 Leesburg, VA m Lucille Gardner b 14 Aug 1922; George McCue Martin 28 Apr 1916 Leesburg, VA m Marie Barbara Vamos b 6 Jan 1916 d 4 Jan 1979.
Children: Diana Carol Martin Lehman b 31 Dec 1947; Robert McCue Martin 29 Nov 1951

Michele Cold Naylor, 1904 Contention Lane, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Matthews, Martha m 17 Oct 1779 Job Brain
Schmidt, Catherine b 1 Mar 1778 Frederick Co, MD 1/m George Doll, 2/m Benjamin Brane
Brane/ Brain/ Brehn/ Brayn, Job b ca 1727 d 13 May 1811 Frederick Co, MD


The June newsletter mentioned the new Peter Wilson Coldham book, Settlers of Maryland 1751-1765. ($32.50) which contains listings for 8,500 land grants. Besides receiving this volume from the Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, FRECOGS has also received the last volume in this series, Settlers of Maryland 1766-1783 ($25), 4,500 land grants. It follows the same format for presenting information. Entries are arranged by family name, county, name of tract, acreage, date and reference to original source/s. The reference works used as sources involved the creation of warrants, certificates of survey and patents which are on file at the Hall of Records in Annapolis. Where known, Mr Coldham has differentiated patentees with the same names as in ‘Thomas Johnson of Annapolis’. There are names of owners which show grants in many different counties, which isn’t unusual for the time period, but the reader needs to be careful that the same name listings isn’t for more than one individual, use the reference works cited and check to make certain the information is for the person you are researching. All 6 books in this series are now at the Family History Center library in Frederick. Books can be ordered from the Genealogical Publishing Co, 1001 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202-3897. Postage is $3.50 for the first book and $1.25 for each additional book. Maryland residents need to add 5% sales tax.

Meyer’s Directory of Genealogical Society in the USA and Canada 1996-1997 11th edition Mary K Meyer, editor

Der Kurier Newsletter of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society, Various issues 1990-1996

FAMILY GROUP RECORD of Diana Martin Lehman, 53 Blake St, Needham, MA 02192
John MARTIN b 1777 MD/PA d 25 Jul-3 Sep 1860 wife ?BUSHONG/MOTTER
Ch: Abia/Abiah b 1803 wife Ann W ? b 1820
Joseph if b 1796 wife Hanah b 1801; if b 1805 wife Heniretta b 1812
George H (if Rev George Henry b 1816 d 1887) wife Esther GAILEY b 1824-d 1899
Elizabeth m Samuel VALENTINE
Barbara m William BLACK

Elizabeth MARTIN m Samuel VALENTINE
CH: Alfred S
Mary E m John FISHER
Emily R m John EYLER
Catherine A m William CONOVER
George S m Hannah Catherine WELLY/WELTY


The Frederick County Bicentennial Committee and local politicians honored seven countians for reaching the 100 year mark. The list included Mary Whiten 104; Mary Lare 102; Lucy Cramer 100; Ella May Myers 100; Estella May Knill 100; Lewis Allnut Sr 100; and Charles Compher who would not be 100 until 28 Dec and thought the honor was a bit premature (20 years ago 15 August 1976; The Frederick News, 15 Aug 1996)

Frederick County Coincidences as Way Station on Migration Route
A good illustration is the family line of my 8th great grandfather Joseph P WEST (1661/2-1731 Prince Georges Co, MD) who first appeared by 1691 in Stafford Co, of the Northern Neck of VA. According to author Letta B Stone and others he was one of several West relatives in that area and shortly thereafter canoed across the Potomac and married Elizabeth MEARES of the Potomac-Patuxent area meeting of Quakers, then settled in St Barnabas Parish, Ann Arundel Co, MD.
He was preceded from Virginia by John to Talbot Co, William to Charles Co, Robert to Ba(?Baltimore) Co, and Richard and Simon to counties unidentified. He was followed by Peter and Stephen to Ann Arundel Co. The descendants of Joseph P found themselves residing in Frederick County after its creation in 1748. The next three generations show this record:
1. John Sr b ca 1705 Prince Georges Co decd 1766 Frederick with spouse Frances Osbourne they had 6 children b 1725-1752 in Montgomery County.
2. John Jr b ca 1730 Montgomery Co decd 1791 Bourbon Co, KY with spouse Rachel Perry they had 8 children born in Montgomery county and 2 in Berkeley County, Virginia
3. William b 1767 Montgomery County dec’d 1839 Champaign County, OH with spouse Hannah Conklin of Long Island (her family was land dealers in the Berkeley-Loudon County area)
4. John b 1791 near Harpers Ferry decd 1863 Champaign County, OH with spouse Dorcas Darnell they had 13 children in Champaign County.
By coincidence my wife’s 5th gr grandfather was in Frederick Co. There he m Sarah DUTCH in 1814, having come from PA. His son Henry in turn married Elizabeth Landrum/Lanthrum in 1843 and about 1848 moved to Clark Co, OH (adjacent to Champaign Co) then to Clinton Co, IL. Philip D Huff, 9443 Arrowhead Dr, Sun City, AZ 85351

In the records of Christ Reformed Church, Middletown, Frederick Co, MD, 40 miles to the south [of Franklin Co, PA] we find the births and baptisms in 1774 of Jacob Henry, son of Thomas and Sara Mag, in 1778 of Johann Friedrich, son of Thomas and Sara Mahg, and in 1780 of Johann Heinrich, son of Thomas and Sara Magh. The baptism of the first child of Thomas (ca 1745-ca 1815) was recorded as a Mack, as were several of his grandchildren and the family appeared in secular records early on as Muck and later as Mock, But, spelling variations aside, the name in the early church records seems to be closely akin to the name Maag in PA.
In 1811, George Litter and wife (a name which could well have been Zittle) stood sponsor to George, son of Friedrich and Peggy Mack (the above Johann Friederich and his wife Margaret Fryman) in that same church….
In 1840, a Jacob Zittle (formerly of Franklin Co, PA?) aged 40-50 was censused in Frederick Co four lines after Henry Muck…..Further in that direction, the present day Zittlestown is located in the gap over South Mountain on the way from Middletown to Boonsboro. (The Zittle Connection by Paul Swan, Mock Family Historian Vol V #3 Summer 1996 pg 31)

The third Reunion (in 336 years) of the Burhans family will be held at Hagerstown MD 7-10 Aug 1996. Write to Winslow P Burhans, Jr, PO Box 76, New Market, MD 21774     (Nexus Mar/Apr 1996, Boston, MA)

Thomas Davis came to Maryland from VA. He settled in Anne Arundel Co, and married Mary Pierpoint there. His ancestry is in doubt, but his descendants, which follow, are proved:
……(1-11) Francis Davis, b 21 Jun 1722 d 1779 Frederick Co, MD m 1/Anne Hammond, d 16 Oct 1708 St Margaret’s Parish, d/o John Hammond and Anne Dorsey; m/2 Catherine Hobbs.
1-11-1 Matthias Davis, b 2 Jun 1765 Frederick Co, MD d 9 Jun 1852 Lewis Co, KY m 1 Dec 1788 Evangelical Reform Ch, Frederick Co, MD Rachel Maynard b 9 Feb 1767 Frederick Co, MD d 18 Mar 1858 Lewis Co, KY both bur in Lewis Co Cem on Davis-Farrow Lane off Rt 1237 about one mile from rt 57 on property owned in 1979 by Ben Rice
1-11-2 Thomas Davis 1778-1845 who res Carroll Co (MD) and was soldier in the Rev War.
Additional ch of Francis and Anne were sent by Norma Baker, 4500 Neely, Midland, TX 79707. She did not name Thomas as a son. She shows the following ch, which the reader is to use with caution.
1-11-3 Rezin Davis b 18 Sep 1798 Frederick Co, MD d 29 Jul 1848 Lewis Co, KY settled in Carroll Co.
1-11-4 Ruth Davis
1-11-5 Mary Ann “Polly” Davis m 25 1786 to Rev Henry Welsh.
1-11-6 Lucy Davis m Mr Phillips, went to KY.
Francis and Catherine Hobbs had:
1-11-7 Zachariah Davis
1-11-8 Samuel Davis  (Diggin for Davises  Vol 2 issue 5 Jul 1996, Richard R Dietz, GoldenWest Marketing, 10528 Lower Azusa Rd, #162, El Monte, CA 91731-1209

Elias, son of Thomas Thrasher and Martha Lee, was married at Wells Invention in Jefferson, MD on 4 Nov 1788 to Sarah Lamar, daughter of William Bishop Lamar and Elizabeth Smith. The marriage was performed by Rev John William Runkel.  Elsewhere in same issue Elias’s birth date is given as 4 May 1767.

List of children of John and Elizabeth Thrasher, she the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Ankrom of Frederick Co, MD.
1. Josiah b 23 Jan 1763 Frederick Co, MD, d 8 Aug 1849 Fairview, Rush Co, IN bur Fairview Cem, Rush Co, IN; m Ann/Nancy Bonar, d/o John & Christian/Christe Inghram Bonar. She was b 30 Mar 1769 Harford Co, MD d 1 Feb 1839 Fairview, Rush Co, IN bu in Fairview Cem, Rush Co, IN
2. John (often called John Thrasher, Jr) b 19 Apr 1765 MD, d 8 Sep 1834 Marion Co, MO, m Rachel Fee d/o Thomas & Sarah Lieth Fee, she was b 1770/80 prob in MD, d 19 Oct 1845 prob Marion Co, MO
3. Mary b Jun 1768 MD d 1850/53 Pendleton Co, KY 1/h John Bonar, s/o John & Christian/Christe Inghram Bonar. He b ca 1765 prob Harford Co, MD d Oct 1795 Pendleton Co, KY. After John Bonar’s death, Mary had 2 illegitimate ch: William/Billie & Martha/Patsy. Her 2/h 8 Apr 1803 Pendleton Co, KY William Loveless, son of John Loveless, Sr.
4. Stephen b 17 Jan 1771 MD, d 1831 Pendleton Co, KY 1/w Mary Boyd; 2/w Jane Powers 20 Feb 1812 Pendleton Co, KY
5. Elizabeth b 7 Aug 1773 prob d bef 1818, m 1 Jun 1792 Bourbon Co, KY Daniel Thatcher.
6. William b 13 mar 1776 MD, d 1824 prob IL, m 8 Jan 1797 Campbell Co, KY Isabel McCray d/o Daniel McCray.
7. Sarah/Sallie b 9 Oct 1778 MD m Samuel Fee s/o Thomas & Sarah Lieth Fee. Samuel b 1772, d 1853 IN prob Hancock Co.
8. Thomas b 23 Jul 1780, d 4 Nov 1806 Pendleton Co, KY, bu Thrasher Cem E Fk Grassy Creek, Pendleton Co, KY, m 4 Apr 1805 Pendleton Co, KY Sarah Daugherty d/o John & Elizabeth Daugherty. Sarah b 20 May 1787 VA, d 4 Jun 1851 Pendleton Co, KY
9. Aaron b 23 Aug 1784 no further record, prob d young.
10. Nancy b 3 Sep 1787 Frederick Co, MD bapt 31 Oct 1787 Evangelical Luth Ch, Frederick, MD d 3 Mar 1854 near Fiskburg, KY, bu in Mullins fam cem near Fiskburg, Kenton Co, KY. She m 8 Apr 1802 Pendleton Co, KY Stephen Douglas Mullins s/o Gaberial & Rachael Ballard Mullins. Stephen b 11 Dec 1779 Westmoreland Co, VA, d 26 Jan 1854 near Fiskburg, Kenton Co, KY bu in family plot, Morning View, Fiskburg Rd. (Mata Data, Vol 3 #3, Aug 1996)

Barbara Mack b 1739 Heppenheim to Valentin Mack and Anna Maria; m 1 George Weber, 2 Anton Stock; d 1780 Frederick, MD. [Possibly the same Balentine Mauk who owned property in Frederick Co, MD as early as 1781}
John Maught, weaver, from Hesse Darmstadt was “British” soldier, Rev War captured, then settled in Fredricktown, MD [Family name spelled Mocht in 1820 Census] (Mock family Historian  Vol IV #4 Fall 1995)

Trustee’s sale of approximately 72 acres, more or less of valuable improved and unimproved parcels of real estate located south of Alternate US Route 40 near Braddock Heights, Frederick County, Maryland. {Dear Reader, instead of chain of transfer of property-this property record describes common held lines of property, the prior owner and dates and these are presented here-TDL} by virtue of the power and authority contained in a deed of Trust from Braddock Springs Tollhouse Estates Limited Partnership and Braddock Heights Estates, Inc, dated February 27 1987 and recorded in Liber 1398 folio 74 among the Land Records of Frederick County, Maryland the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the Court house under the clock tower (Patrick & Court Streets), in Frederick, Maryland on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1996 11AM  the following described parcels together with the improvements (if any) thereon, to wit:
Parcel No 1…..recorded in Liber DHH No 11 folio 750 one of said land records of Frederick County, said point beginning being in or about the middle of National turnpike road and running thence by and with the middle of said turnpike road according to the bearings August AD 1902…to the end of the first line of the lot formerly sold to and now owned by the coland congregation of Braddock and upon which a church is now standing….on the third line of the deed from the said Braddock Heights Improvement Company to Hammond Urner dated October 15th AD 1902….the improvements designated as 4851 Old National Pike, Braddock Heights, Maryland and consist of a two and one half story stone building.
Parcel No 2 Beginning at an iron pipe in Old Swimming Pool Road at the end of……described in a deed from Braddock Heights Improvement Company to Frederick and Middletown Railway Company dated December 31 1902 and recorded in Liber DHH #15 folio 646……described in a deed from Braddock Building and Development Company to Joseph W Sines dated April 1, 1910 and recorded in Liber 292 folio 76.
Parcel No 3. Beginning at an iron pipe driven in the road at the South side of Schley Avenue near the center of Maryland Avenue near the center of Old Swimming Pool Road, at the East terminus of Jefferson Boulevard in Braddock Heights, …..recorded in Liber 267 Folio 138 & 139 said point of beginning being the beginning point described in a Deed from Braddock Heights Improvement Company to Frederick and Middletown Railway Company dated December 31 1902 and recorded in Liber DHH #15 folio 646….line described in a Deed from Lewis F Kefauver and wife to Braddock Heights Improvement Company dated 31 December 1902 and recorded in Liber DHH #15 folio 645….to an iron pipe at the end of the twelfth line described in a Deed from Lewis F Kefauver and wife to George W Smith dated September 18 1894 and recorded in Liber JLJ #7 folio 362 ….to an iron pipe in the first line described in a Deed from Braddock Heights Improvement Company to Emma Castle dated April 29, 1899 and recorded Liber DHH #5 folio 64 and running with lines…on the first line of that part of lot 4 of “Mountain Land” conveyed to John Hagan by William Worthington and wife by Deed dated 23 Feb 1841 and recorded in Liber HS #12, folio 536, and running with said first line…..line described in a Deed from Braddock Building and Development Company to Joseph W Sines dated Sept 1, 1910 and recorded in Liber 292, folio 76 and running thence by lines of division….end of the first line described in a Deed from The Potomac Edison Company to Ollie W Rosenberry, Jr and Kathryn W Rosenberry, his wife, dated 30 Apr 1946 and recorded in Liber 454, folio 460, thence to and will said first line reversed….iron pipe at the Southwest corner and end of the second line of the substation land reserved by The Potomac Edison Company in a deed to Braddock Heights Park, Inc dated 1 Apr 1956 and recorded in Liber 573, folio 139, thence by and with the lines of said substation… the Southwest Corner of a brick building on the adjoining F A Beachley property and the end of the fifth line described in a Deed from The Potomac Edison Company to Frank A Beachley and Mariana M Beachley, his wife, dated 21 Jul 1952 and recorded in Liber 504, folio 413, and running thence by and with the lines…containing 49.85 acres, more or less, as surveyed by Rothenhoefer Engineers, in Sept 1966 and shown as Parcel ‘A’ on a Plat of Braddock Heights Estates, Inc, it being Pat No 660-902.  Being all of the remaining 47.99 acres, more ore less of real estate conveyed by deed dated 27 Jul 1973 to Braddock Heights Estates, Inc and recorded among the Land Records of Frederick County, maryland in Liber 921, folio 173.  This property is situated on the southeast corner of Schley Avenue and Old swimming Pool Road and the improvements located thereon consist of a two story building which is currently being operated as the ‘Stargaze Skateways’ roller rink; a two story house and other miscellaneous improvements. (The Frederick News, 23 Aug 1996)

Twenty three years ago two East Coast enthusiasts of early industrial architecture founded the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills. (It’s known by the acronym SPOOM, which sounds like some obsolete mill mechanism.) Members began documenting functioning mills, closed mills, mill ruins, and the sites of former mills. Membership has grown to 2,500 and today SPOOM published a quarterly magazine, sells books about the art of milling and sponsors an annual conference in september. Membership in SPOOM costs $12.50 for an individual, $17.50 for a family. To obtain an application or a free copy of their new brochure, send a SASE #10, to SPOOM, PO Box 100, East Meredith, NY 13757 (Historic Preservation, Mar/Apr 1995)

The Virginia Colonial Records Project database is available for public access on the Internet through the Library of Virginia’s Home Page. The URL is http://leo.vsla.edu/lva/lva.html (The Southside Virginian Vol XIV #2)

Regarding an announcement of the International Society of the Descendants of Charlemagne that appeared in the last issue, our member Marilyn J Freeland advises as follows: “Back in 1989, I saw an advertisement in the Genealogical Helper for The Society of Descendants of the West Virginia Pioneers, PO Box 76, Sylvester, WVA. I sent $15 and a West Virginia pioneer pedigree. In return, I received a worthless piece of paper signed by Lowell A Barker. I was supposed to receive copies of all pioneer pedigrees to help me in my West Virginia research. This is the same address as the Charlemagne Society. I believe this is a charlatan working a money scheme and I would like to caution members of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania not to waste their money.” (Pen in Hand, Vol 27 #1 Mar 1996)


Answering the Call: The Organization and Recruiting of the Potomac Home Brigade, Maryland Volunteers, Summer and Fall, 1861 by Keith O Gary according to the pre-publication flyer is divided into 5 sections. Part 1 deals with the Brigade, Part 2 is facsimile letters with transcriptions, Part 3 offers additional collateral letters, Part 4 is biographical sketches of the letter writers; and part 5 is a comprehensive listing of each person who initially volunteered to serve in the Potomac Home Brigade. The information sent does not say if the book is indexed. Paper, 308 pgs, Regular price will be $22. Prepub price is $17.50 until 31 Oct 1996, #G069. $4p/h. From Heritage books, Inc, 1540-E Pointer Ridge Pl, Suite 301, Bowie, MD 20716

We will search our own home genealogical library primarily for Indiana surnames. Send large Self addressed Stamped, Envelope for information and fees to: Surnames By request, 7200 N Nebo Rd, Muncie, IN 47304-9142.

The successor to Lest we Forget, last reprinted in 1989 has been renamed The Center and updated by author Christina K Schaefer. The subtitle is A Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Capital Area.  The books aim is to identify those resources in the Washington DC area that will aid family historians in tracing their ancestors. It is available from Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1001 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202-3897 for $19.95 MD residents add 5% sales tax. p/h  is $3.50 for the first book and each additional book is $1.25.

Volume 10 of the Maryland German Church Records series is of Zion Church, Manchester, Carroll Co, MD. The Reformed records cover 1760-1836 and the Lutheran records cover 1760-1853. The translations were done by C T Zahn and Frederick S Weiser. The Historical Society of Carroll Co is the publisher, copies may be ordered from Picton Press, PO Box 250, Rockport, ME 04856-0250; or call 800/742-8667. 131 pgs soft cover $20+ $4 p/h.

Eastep/Estep(p) Families, by Estep Family Association, Nova A Lemons, editor. 8 1/2 x 11, 451 pages, full name index. Contains pedigree charts and family group sheets with some records and photos submitted by Eastep/Estepp descendants in 1994-5. Many references included. Prepub price till 30 Sep 1996: $35 postpaid. After 30 Sept 1996: $43 postpaid. Texas residents add 8.25% sales tax ($2.89/$3.55). From Nova A Lemons, 12206 Brisbane Avenue, Dallas, TX 75234-6428


I (male) was born in Frederick Memorial Hospital on September 7 1949. I was adopted to a family in Baltimore in 1953. I am looking for my brothers and sisters. Please call and ask for Tom or Joy 410/840-9818 (The Frederick News, 11 May 1996)

Shirley Oakes used to advertise that she was publishing booklets on Irish, New England, Ohio and PA queries and reviews. Does anyone have a current address for her? Sue Cromwell, 24462 Broadview, Farmington Hills, MI 48336

Formerly US Navy Nurse Peggy Boyer. Please response to John T Cangelosi, MD, 82 Fleetwood Terrace, Williamsville, NY 14221, 716/634-2732 (The Frederick News)


BLACK, COPPERSMITH, CROUSE, CUSHING, DAVIS, DEMPSEY, ETZLER, FLEAGLE, FRANKLIN, FROCK, KOONTZ, KRAUSS, HARMAN, MARK, SHRINER, STARNER, WARNER, WINTER: Other names I’m researching are John & Margaret Hahn FLEAGLE [found conflict in info on his sister’s names; also have discovered another John & Margaret Fliegle and cannot connect them to this line]. John & Elizabeth CROUSE WINTER, Jonathan Collins DAVIS, Elias COPPERSMITH mar/Susanna FROCK of Michael, William & Rebecca WARNER, John & Elizabeth HARMAN, Daniel Fleagle mar/Eleanor SHRINER of Peter, Peter & Susanna MARK, Henry & Sarah KRAUSS KOONTZ who had daughter Anna Mary who married William STARNER of Nathan, Joseph & Susan FRANKLIN CUSHING whose son Lorenzo D. mar/ Emily Jane BLACK of James [PA], Franklin W. & Martha L. Crouse DEMPSEY, and the ETZLER family.   This is almost all of my father’s line and a touch of my mother’s.  I’d be interested in other contacts if they should cross your path.   Dorinda Davis Shepley, 10559 Highland School Rd, Myersville, MD 21773

MATHEWS/MATHIS, PENNYBACKER: Attempting to prove ancestry and spouse’s name of Henry MATHEWS Jr. b ca 1775, Frederick Co., MD.  Believe parents were Henry Sr. and Anna Maria _________.  Family history indicates Henry Sr.moved to Bourbon Co., KY with children  Jacob, Betsy and Henry Jr.  Believe Henry Jr. m. Catherine PENNYBACKER, 1803, in Bulliett Co., KY.  Other MATTHEWS/MATHIS collateral lines moved to Bardstown, KY.  Henry Jr. moved to Marion Co., MO in 1834, and possibly may have made a previous trip to MO. from KY. in the 1820’s.  Will exchange. Jack Lake REVARE, 4410 W. 112th Terr., Leawood, KS 66211.

BAKER, SPRECHER, ZENTMYER: I am searching for any information on James H.P. BAKER b. ca 1823, d. 1/1/1898 in Frederick Co.  He was buried in Wolfsville United Brethren Cemetery.  He was married to  Elizabeth ZENTMYER Baker. I need James’ father’s info:  John Baker b. ca 1798(?).  He was married to Mary SPRECHER, d/o Phillip and E. Sprecher.  Cyndi Gunter, 9447 Cedar Street, Unit E, Bellflower, CA 90706, (310) 866-4782

COON, KUHN: Seek info Christian and Elisabeth COON/KUHN d 1806 Frederick Co, MD. Evelyn E Boose, 2342 Tyrone Rd, Westminster, MD 21158-2636 (Der Kurier, Mid Atlantic Germanic Society Jun 1996)

COLLER/CULLER, MULLER, STORM, WOODWARD:  Seek desc Jacob COLLER/CULLER  b ca 1749 ? SWIS or GER d before 1830, Franklin Warren Co, OH m Elizabeth MULLER 1773 Frederick Co, MD. 7 ch bapt Frederick Co, MD: Jacob 1775 m Mary STORM; John 1777; Catherine 1779; Johan Philip 1781; Anna Maria 1786 m Nathaniel WOODWARD; Magdalena 1792; George 1799. Left Frederick Co ca 1815. Jacob, Elizabeth, son Jacob, son in law Nathaniel Woodward in Franklin, OH 1820 census. Wid Elizabeth, s Jacob Woodward in Franklin, OH 1830 census. None in 1840 Census. Patricia A Fogle, 12 Locust Blvd, Middletown, MD 21769-7934 (Der Kurier, Mid Atlantic Germanic Society Jun 1996)

COON/KOONS/KOONTZ, MILLER: I descend from Henry COON/KOONS/KOONTZ who is written about in Schaef’s History of Western Maryland. He d in 1821 aged 94. My family line is through son William, grandson Issac, g grandson Frederick Francis Koontz (son of Catherine MILLER-d/o William of Pipe Creek Hill on the Monocacy-near the Miller Bridge on Rocky Ridge Rd and Haugh’s Ch Rd), who left MD shortly after his 18th birthday and went to OH. He arrived in Ashland where he lived with his father, Issac who made remarried and moved to OH with his older son Thomas and dau Matilda. Born in 1834 he arrived in Ashland just before the end of 1850. Looking for info on Henry and his ten ch and where they lived. Jack Hutchison, 9735 Firestone Rd, Homerville, OH 44235

HOOVER. METZ: Looking for info on parents of Samuel Harrison Hoover, s/o Jacob H HOOVER b PA and Sadie METZ b in MD. I believe Sarah was b Jan 1819. She was m in a German Presbyterian Ch in OH in Franklin Twp, Stark Co in 1839. There was a Sarah Metz ch 1793 in a Lutheran Ch in Middletown-could she have been an aunt. Doris Colombatto, 30112 Briarton Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48331-2254.

MEAR(E)S, OSBOURNE, WARING, WEST: Need antecedent info re WEST, Joseph P (1661-1731) PG Co, MD; r Stafford Co, VA 1691/2, and of w Rebecca MEAR(E)S (1672/3-?) Quaker of Patuxent Mtg; also Frances OSBOURNE (?WARING) b 1700 d 1768 Frederick Co, MD w/o John, son of Joseph P. Philip D Huff, 9443 Arrowhead Dr, Sun City, AZ 85351-2932

HOWARD: Looking for info on Susannah HOWARD b ca 1803, dau of Jacob and ?Martha. Siblings: George b 1792; Catharine b 1797; Elizabeth b ca 1795; and Sarah. Also looking for a marriage for Jacob HOWARD. Ms Irene Kleiber, 410 E 13th Ave, Hutchinson, KS 67501

WHIP: Archibald WHIP b ca 1791 f/o Lloyd Whip b 1817. Lloyd’s 1/w Lucretia b 1822, 2/w Christina b 1820; Lloyd’s son by 2/w Carlton S Whipp b ca 1853 in Frederick Co, MD. Need information on church relationships and where Archibald Whip is buried. Janice Eby Barbeau, PO Box 943, North Bend, WA 98045-0943.

HOWARD, WHISNER: Looking for info on Henry WHISNER b 1818 in MD ? Hagerstown, m Rachel HOWARD in Feb of 1841. Rachel b Fountain Hills Cem 1902. Colleen Whisner, 3812 15th, Lewiston, ID 83501

ATHERTON: In 1778 Aaron, John Joshua, and Benjamin ATHERTON took the Oath of Fidelity in Hagerstown MD. They were in Capt Daniel Cresap’s Co of Col Lemuel Barretts Battalion of the MD Militia. Looking for info on Atherton. Stephen A Hadley, 1021 N Connecticut Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067-1402

HARN/HEARN: Researching HARN/HEARN and have several references to family with Fairview Farm, ca late 1700’s. Robert Doud Martin Jr, 10520 Old Eagle River Rd, Eagle River, AL 99577-8040 email: rdmartin@alaska.net

COPENHAFTER, PAYNE: I am looking for information about Joseph PAYNE and Sophia COPENHAFTER who were married 30 Jan 1820 in Frederick, Md.  He died 1865 and was buried in Frederick CO. Richard Reger P.O. Box 366; Destin, FL 32540.

HOWELL, KELLY, WOODS: I would like to know if anyone knows of a Benjamin KELLY who married Mary WOODS 16 Aug 1740. They were Quakers and lived in Frederick and Botetort Cos. I understand he was in Capt William CHOGAN’s  Co, 8th VA Regt under Col Abraham BOWEN. They had my ancestor Richard Kelly born 26 Mar 1763. Richard married Catherine HOWELL 1785 in Frederick Co, VA. Does anyone know anything of this line? Thanks. Pat Searight 6117 Calumet, Amarillo, TX 79106.
McDANIEL, McDONALD: I would like to know if anyone has knowledge of any McDONALD or McDANIEL families living in Frederick Co MD just before the Revolutionary War, particularly if any descendants wound up living near Ohio River (OH or KY side).  Sherry Mazzetti, 4522 Village Square Lane, Brookfield, IL 60513

BROOK/E, RIGGS: Looking for proof of marriage of Edmond RIGGS to Mary BROOK ca 1740. Also need parentage of Mary Brooke. Lucynthia Haaser, CALS, 3 Loma Linda Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

FOBLE, STONER: Baltzer FOBLE b ca 1816 MD m Susan STONER. A son Daniel was b 1841. They were the parents of Daniel, Mary Ann, Solomon, Abraham, William Sarah & Hester. Baltzer d in 1891 and is bu in Johnsville, Frederick Co, MD. Need his parents also Susan’s. Norma M Leonard, 1843 Bassett Rd, Westlake OH 44145-1910 (Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Spring 1996)

BRAUN/BROWN, FREY, HOLSAPPLE, LOWMAN, MOSER, RODWICK, LINEBAUGH,  WIAND, WIART, WYAND, VOYAND: Researching Jacob Frederick BRAUN/BROWN who d 1792 in Frederick Co. Widow Margaret. Adm by son Peter Henry Brown b 1740s, m by 1773 to Susanna WIAND. Lived at Silver Run. Peter d 1823, Susanna d 1831. Fam was in MD by 1757. Her father Joseph Wiart left will Washington Co 1786 naming his Brown grndch. There was also a Jost WYAND/VOYAND who d 1784 Washington Co. Working On HOLSAPPLE fam of Frederick Co, MD and sw Oh. Would like to contact others with this surname, Friederich HOLTZAPPLE pre 1720, prob immigrated 1754, was in Frederick Co by 1769, wife Mary. Prob Brethren/Dunkers, Mary LINEBAUGH (1772-1820+), Salome FREY (1774-1810+), Abraham (1775-1850), Susanna MOSER (1778-1810+), Daniel (1780-1835+), and Regina LOWMAN. (1785-1820+)  Corinne Hanna Diller, 8443 Sonneville Dr, Houston, TX 77080-3638

BINKLEY RESEARCH RECORD by Bridget McCartney Rogiet