June 1996

Annual Membership in the society is $15 for individuals, $20 for families and Life membership for $100 with proof of age over 50.  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
Vice President Please Volunteer
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
Judith L Elmer, Member at large, 1319 Danberry Dr, Frederick, MD 21702
Member at large Please Volunteer
Trudie Davis Long, Newsletter, 8213 Mapleville Rd, Mt Airy, MD, 21771-9713, (301) 831-5781

41    Editor’s note
41    Exchange journal and society information
43    Member Highlights (New and Renewal, cards submitted, new in the library)
44    Ann Burton Family Group Sheets
45    Debbie Howard Family Group Sheets
45    The Helen File (Valentine & Freese family)
46    Ahnentafel of Virginia Lynn Keefer
48    Beale family update from Jackson H Day
51    Abstract
52    Books, magazines, services
53    Queries
55    Binkley family history continued from April Newsletter

Please make sure you include your name and address on all correspondence you send to FRECOGS, or any other group for that matter.
If you had trouble reading your last newsletter, please let Al Werking know.


FRECOGS has received the March 1996 DAR Magazine which includes an article on Early American Music, Composers and Instruments.
The April issue includes an article on the DAR Library at 100 & a glass collection.
The May issue has articles on the Jay Treaty of 1794. Pleasant Ridge the first black community in Wisconsin, & Sarah Childress Polk.
To put a query in the DAR Magazine: cost of each 61/2 in typewritten line at 12 pitch is $1. Make check payable to Treasurer General NSDAR and mail with query to Genealogical Records Committee Office, 1776 D St, NW, Washington, DC 20006-5303. All copy must be received at least 2 months prior to publication date desired. All words count, including Name and Address. Anyone may submit a query for publication. If you wish an acknowledgement that NSDAR has received your query pleased send a SASE with your payment.

1996 Frederick County Historical Society lecture series schedule
11 Jun  Historic Structures of Frederick County by Janet Davis
10 Sept Brunswick Railroad by Eleanor Milligan
8 Oct Old stones and Black Tigers in Frederick County by Dr Kenn Starr
30 Nov Winfield Scott Schley by Ann Lebherz

We are now exchanging newsletters with the:
Thurmont Historical Society, Inc. PO Box 251, Thurmont, MD 21788
Point Lookout Prisoner of War Organization, 3587 Windmill Dr, VA Beach, VA. To join the society you
must have an ancestor who was a prisoner at Point Lookout and you must submit proof of their internment and your blood relationship. $20/yr

From Anne Cissel research librarian: Thurmont Historical Soc, 11 N Church St, PO Box 251 Thurmont, 21788 open Fri and Sat 9-12 & by appointment. Call 301/271-1860 or A Cissel at 301/271-2141
Mt St Mary’s Special Collections/Archives. Open 8:30 to 4 PM M-F (for Mt related families/alumni, by appointment) phone 301/447-5397
The Emmitsburg Historical Society has no research library. The Thurmont Society has agreed to answer written genealogy queries concerning Emmitsburg families, but requests should go through the Emmitsburg
Society, PO Box 463, Emmitsburg, MD 21727

The Jan issue of the Noble County Chapter OGS newsletter has articles on John WICKHAM, the HUNE Family, and the ARCHIBALD bible.

Somervell Settlers Quarterly Spring 1996 issue has articles on the Ruben KNIGHT Home, Tales of Pioneer life, the 1880 Census and marriage and cemetery records

The Kentucky Library and Archives phone number has been changed to 502\564-8704.

VISIT OUR WEB PAGE: “Genealogical Journeys In Time http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Strawn
A Collection of Surnames & Queries Including:  Ancestral Lines,  The Researchers Page,  Research Services Available, Links to Genealogy Home Pages, The STRAWN Family Project
Bonnie Strawn-Miller,  JCK Center Suite 6-208, Westminster MD 21157,
Internet  : Strawn@prodigy.com

Computers in Genealogy Computer Interest Group (CIGCIG) part of the Fairfax Genealogical Society meets at the Tysons-Pimmit Branch Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church VA. Meetings start promptly at 7 because the library closes at 9.
6 June Thurs George Archer will log onto the NGS BBS system and each person will have a chance to learn how to form a CIGCIG group on the NGS BBS. Also available will be Tryout Genealogy programs.

The April issue of Families of Fayette County has articles on Melchior BAKER, Fayette County Gunsmith,  My MCMANIS & O’NELL Families of Fayette County, PA, and HOOVER bible & family letters.

Tracing your roots to the American Revolution will be the theme of an all day seminar presented by the Maryland Sons of the American Revolution 14 Sept 1996 at the Holiday Inn, BWI Airport, in Linthicum, MD. Cost including lunch is $32 pre 14 Apr 1996; $43 post 14 Apr 1996. Make checks payable to MDSSAR, PO box 82, Woodstock, MD 21163-0082.  The phone number at the Holiday Inn for people who want to make reservations 410\859-8400.

The Spring issue of the Genealogical Society of Page County, VA Newsletter includes the first installment on an article about the Redwell Ironworks, which is reprinted from the Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts Vol VII. No 1 pg 40-81, a Prenuptial agreement in 1844 between Susan HUFFMAN and James YOUNG, and GRAYson Family Bible records.

The descendants of Revolutionary War veteran John Conrad and Margaret (BONNETT) SYCKS/SIX will be having a one time only reunion at the Mason Dixon Historical Park, located along WVA Rt 39 between Mt Morris PA & Core, WVA, 11 Aug, 1996. Contact person: Lucinda (SIX) KINLEY, 33271 Karin Dr, Sterling Heights, MI 48310. If you need to make a reservation after 15 Jul contact Mrs Betty Jo Six, Box 81, Wadestown, WVA 26589 304/662-6309

The annual National HOOK-HOOKE-HOOKS-HOUCK-HUX family reunion is held 19-22 Sept 1996 in Raleigh, NC. Contact Mary Ruth Stultz, 5800 Swarthnore Dr, College Park, MD 20740-2633

The descendants of Oliver BURCH (1646-1729) who settled in Charles Co, MD will meet on 20-23 Jun 1996 at the Holiday Inn, Bardston, KY. For info call, Jim Burch 810/642-8531 in Detroit, MI. E mail: burch@quick.net

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

#3 Life member FLYNT, Fredericka,  2216 Cumming Rd, Augusta, GA 30904 LYNCH
#4 Life member WOLD, Gary, 2406 Ellsworth Way #2A, Frederick, MD 21702  WOLD, OLSBERG

BROOKS, Roy, P O Box 661, Forest City, NC 28043
CALVERT, Barbara M, 40 Cedars Road, Caldwell, NJ 07006 MULLENDORE
ECKENRODE, Leonard C, 8311 Pete Wiles Road, Middletown, MD 21769  EKENROTT,         EKENROTTE, EKENROD, ECKROTH, ECKENRODE, ECKENROTH
FLOWERS, Susanne F, 9144 Bethel Road, Frederick, MD 21702
FRITZLER, Susannah K, 2039 Pratt Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60016
HARGET, Edna, 6361 Country  Rd 511, Dexter, MO 63841
HOWARD, Debra L, 7173 Bridlewood Cir, Portage, MI 49002-4034
LEBHERZ, Margaret G, 121 N Beechwood Ave, Baltimore, MD 21228-4928  BISER, GREEN, EPPERT, GEESEY
SHOOK, William L & Rosella M    , 4234 Kenny St, Beltsville, MD 20705-2734 CARTY, WEDDLE, SEIPLER, FELLER, SHOOK, KELLY, JENNINGS, ELLEDGE
SMITH, Lorna Duane, 2806 Foxhound Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042
SULCER, Betty, 602 Culler Ave, Frederick, MD 21701 SULCER, MOORE, CORDELL, BOTELER
TAYLOR, Janice L, HCR 67 Box 250 Waterford Dr, Urbanna, VA 23175 BEALL, RINE, BARBER, THOMAS, HAYS, SHAW  (This is also a change of address for Janice)
TUCKER, Susan, 10809 Lake Square Ct, New Market, MD 21774 TUCKER, MCCLURE Ohio; GRAHAM, BLACK, PATTERSON, PA.
WERKING, Albert, 8212 Greenvale Dr, Frederick, MD 21702 WERKING, YOUNG,  OTTO, SMITH

Change of address
MIKESELL, Phyllis, 6040 Brigids Close Dr, Dublin OH 43017
NAYLOR, Michele, 1904 Contention Ln, Cottonwood, AZ 86326

SURNAME CARDS from Edna Harget, 16361 Country Rd 511, Dexter, MO 63841
HARGET/HARGETT/HARGATE, Abraham 1790 Frederick Co, MD census 3 males 16+; 3 males <16; 5 females.
HARGET/HARGETT/HARGATE, Peter 1790 Frederick Co, MD census 2 males 16+; 4 females

Settlers of Maryland 1701-1730 (216 pgs) & Settlers of Maryland 1731-1750 (306 pgs) by Peter Wilson Coldham.  See review in Book, Magazine Services Section

The Bristol Registers of Servants sent to Foreign Plantations 1654-1683 Peter Wilson Coldham.

(Pamphlet) List of Emigrants to America from Liverpool 1697-1707 transcribed by Elizabeth French.

(Pamphlet) Quaker Genealogies: A selected list of books Willard Heiss & Thomas D Hamm

The Jacob Engelbrecht Property and Almshouse Ledgers (which includes a 19″ x 19” map of 1853 Frederick City by Henry Pittar) by Edie Eader and Trudie Davis-Long

Family Group Sheets  Ann Burton, 43779 Valley Rd, Decatur, MI 49045

Husband:  Jacob J Young  b c 13 Jun 1775 MD; d 11 Feb 1842 Carroll Co, IN; bu Brown’s Chapel Cem,     Carroll Co, IN
Wife: Nancy Reddick b ca 27 Nov 1784 MD; d 30 Aug 1853 Carroll Co, IN; bu Brown’s Chapel Cem,     Carroll Co, IN.
1. Eli YOUNG b 23 Jan 1818 MD; d 7 Jul 1886 Camden, Carroll, IN; m Esther FARNEMAN 1 Feb 1846
2. John YOUNG b 10/23 Apr 1816 Fred Co, MD d 28 Feb 1882 Carroll Co, IN; m Lydia Ann BECK 28 Mar 1839 OH
3. Anna YOUNG b MD d 11 Sep 1908 Cass Co, IN m Robert QUINN
4. Eleanore YOUNG b ca 1825 MD m Joseph RICHARD/RICKART 3 Apr 1844
5. Sarah YOUNG b 3 mar 1814 d 12 Aug 1875 Camden, Carroll Co, IN; m John BAUM
6. Eliza YOUNG b MD
7. Leonard YOUNG b ca 1816 MD
Husband: Leonard REDDICK, Sr B 1755-1774 Frederick Co, MD per 1790 census; d 1827; r Walkersville     Libertytown area; s/o George
Wife ?
1. Leonard REDDICK, Jr b 23 feb 1800 Frederick Co, MD; d 7 Apr 1870 Chapel Luth Ch; m 16 Jun 1830 Jemima WALTZ
2. John REDDICK b Frederick Co, MD m 20 Sep 1834 Deborah LIGGINS
3. Jacob REDDICK b 1794 Frederick Co, MD (to Hocking Co, OH); m Martha KELLY
4. Elizabeth REDDICK b Frederick Co, MD; m 15 Sep 1804 Daniel REP
5. Mary REDDICK b 22 Sep 1787 Frederick Co, MD; d 11 Nov 1865 McKinstry M P Ch; m 2 Sep 1813 Daniel YOUNG
6. Nancy REDDICK b ca 27 Nov 1784 Frederick Co, MD; d 30 Aug 1853 Carroll Co, IN; m ca 1812? Jacob YOUNG

Family Group Sheets Debbie Howard, 7173 Bridlewood Cir, Portage, MI 49002 616/323-3548

Husband: William RICE b 1821 Frederick Co, MD, d 1848 Auglaize Co, OH
Wife: Mary HOUSE b ca 1899 [?1799-TDL] d in OH
1. Henson T RICE b 19 Mar 1823 Frederick Co, MD; d 8 Nov 18\908 Auglaize Co, OH; m 26 Feb 1852     Auglaize Co, OH Charlotte KISER
2. Rachel Ann Rebecca RICE b ca 1829 MD; d 3 Apr 1874 Auglaize Co, OH
3. Mary RICE b ca 1832
4. William Perry RICE b 4 Mar 1834 Mill Creek, OH; d 12 Nov 1914 Alamo, MI; m 29 May 1868 Auglaize     Co, OH Mahala Jane HAMDEN
5. Harriet RICE b ca 1839 OH; d 1 Jul 1871 Auglaize Co, OH

Husband: William Perry RICE b 4 Mar 1834 Mill Creek, OH, d 12 Nov 1914 Alamo, MI
Wife: Mahala Jane HAMDEN b 1846 Frederick Co, MD; d 22 Jun 1932  d/o Charles HAMDEN & Elizabeth HOUSE
1. Charles Ornesta RICE b 22 Dec 1877 Wapakeneta, OH; d 10 Feb 1952 Kalamazoo, MI; m Edna     BOLTON, Catherine DEVEREAUX
2. Lenwal Samuel RICE b 1871; d 1947 MI; m IZORA
3. Mary Alice Corlista RICE b 26 May 1873; d 21 Jul 1957;  John E ALLEN
4. Henson Ervin RICE B 8 Aug 1879 Wapakeneta, OH; d 15 Nov 1967 Kalamazoo, MI; m 7 Oct 1904     Kalamazoo, MI Nellie SNYDER.
5. Norman Behurom RICE b 25 Dec 1881 Wapakeneta, OH; d 6 Jan 1961 Scotts, MI; m Ethel S JOHNSON 6 Jun 1906 Kalamazoo, MI
6. William RICE
7. Levirl RICE b 9 Aug 1875; d 1902 Scotts MI

The Helen File  (Letter to Helen from Mrs Thomas UNGER, 1804 Circle Dr, Ruston, MD 21204) 1967

Children of George & Margaret Matthews VALENTINE
1. Jacob m Anna Mary FREESE    2. Henry m Elizabeth FREESE (2) Kitty STINETON
3. George m Mary STULL    4. John m Margaret OTT
5. Catherine

Children of Jacob & Anna Mary FREESE VALENTINE
#1. George m Elizabeth KNOUFF 2/w Anna    2. Elizabeth m Philip ZIMMER
3. Sarah     #4. John m Elizabeth 2/w Sarah
#5. Jacob m Rebecca PICKING    6. Catherine d age 21
7. Henry m Margaret SMITH (4 son; 2 dau)    #8. Samuel m Elizabeth MARTIN
9. Magdalena m Jacob FIROR
#10. William m Magdalena MEHRING 2/w Lydia MEHRING

Children of John and Margaret OTT VALENTINE
1. Frederick m Catherine BOWERSOX 2/w Elizabeth LEAB
2. Solomon    3. John m Lavenia HARBAUGH
4. Mary m Jacob CROUSE    5. Catherine m Samuel SINGER
6. David    7. George m Susanna HARBAUGH

Children of Henry and Elizabeth FREEZE VALENTINE
1. Catherine    2. Elizabeth
3. Hannah    4. Mary m William EDWARDS
5. Sophia m John FOLTZ    6. Joshua m Margaret
7. Joseph m Nancy WHISTER    8. John m Julia Ann GROVE

Children of George and Mary STULL VALENTINE
1. John m Esther

#1 George VALENTINE m Elizabeth KNOUFF
1. George m Mary WEIST    2. Samuel m Rosanna
(2 other sons; 2 dau)

#4 John VALENTINE m Elizabeth
1. John Jr m Theodora    2. Henry Jacob m Hannah MUNSEL
3. Thomas George    4. Mary Elizabeth
5. Eli Washington m Lydia COON    6. Charles Wesley m Elizabeth AVIS

#5 Jacob VALENTINE m Rebecca PICKING
1. Levi m Angeline CLARK    2. Era m Elizabeth TRONE
3. Josiah m Emily SHRINER    4. Thomas d age 26 m ? Julia STONEBRIDLE
5. William    6. Milton m Margaret GALT
7. Lydia m Joel BOWERS    8. Ann Rebecca m Levi BAKER
9. Mary Elizabeth m Isaac SHRINER

#8 Samuel VALENTINE m Elizabeth MARTIN
1. James Vincent d 8 mo    2. Ann Margaret d 5 mo
3. Louisa d 7 1/2 yrs    4. Alfred S
5. Mary E m John FISHER    6. Emily R m Henry EYLER
7. Catherine A m William CONOVER    8. Martha A d 2 1/2 yrs
9 George S m Hannah Catherine WELLY/WELTY

#10 William VALENTINE & Magdalena
1. James Edward
(Children of William & Lydia)
2. Elias m 1/w Ann Enah; 2/w Mary; 3/w Anna Maria WETZEL
3. Sylvester m Sarah WHITMORE    4. William Albert m Mary KIPLINGER
5. Lewis H m Sarah ALBAUGH    6. Sarah m George ALBAUGH
7. Grayson H m Alice EYLER    8. Leander

AHNENTAFEL of Virginia Lynn KEEFER, 2065 Beechmont Ave, Keego Harbor, MI 48320 (Nov 1994)

1.Robert Gordon KEEFER, Jr b 3 Jul 1947 Tarentum, Butler Co, PA; m 14 May 1983 Oxford, Oakland Co,     MI.
2. Robert Gordon KEEFER, Sr b 6 Oct 1921 Campton, PA; m 26 May 1943
3. Mina Annabell NORRIS b 25 Feb 1921 Tarentum, Allegheny Co, PA
4. Arlington Olin KEEFER b 5 Feb 1894 Armstrong Co, PA; m 18 May 1918 Tarentum, Butler Co, PA
5. Harriet Elizabeth GOURLEY b 2 Mar 1892 Vandergrift, PA; d 29 Aug 1977 Natrona Heights, MC, PA
6. Howard Golden NORRIS b 9 Sep 1898 Tarentum, Butler Co, PA; d 1 Feb 1989 Sarver, Butler Co, PA
7. Mina Gertrude WALTERS b Oct 1888 Verona, PA; 30 May 1968 Lower Burrell, PA
8. Seth Boyd KEEFER b 11 Jan 1868 Armstrong Co, PA; m Westmoreland Co, PA; d 11 Apr 1949
9. Mary Guilford LEECH; b 25 jan 1864 Parks Twp, Armstrong Co, PA; d 12 Jun 1939 Leechburg, PA
10. David Bartley GOURLEY b 1854; d 11 Mar 1928 Mercer Co, PA; m Armstrong Co, PA
11. Rhoda PARKS b 1857 Armstrong Co, PA; d 16 Sep 1951 Jackson Twp, Mercer Co, PA
12. William Harrison NORRIS b 14 Feb 1869 Breckinridge, Butler Co, PA; d 17 Apr 1955 Tarentum, Butler     Co, PA
13. Minnie Etta NEGLEY b 5 Jan 1875 Fawn Twp, Allegheny Co, PA; d 1943 PA
14. Harry WALTERS b ca 1870 Shenandoah, Schulykill Co, PA; d 28 Nov 1899 PA
15. Nancy Ann WOLFE b ca 1870 PA; d PA
16. Isaac KEEFER b 24 Oct 1833 Girty, Armstrong Co, PA; d 1904 Allegheny Twp, AC, PA; m 23 Sep     1858 Leechburg, Armstrong Co, PA
17. Elsie Ann ECKMAN
18. Archibald LEECH
19. Margaret C WILSON
20. Paul GOURLEY
21. Margaret GLASS
22. John PARKS
23. Elizabeth SCHRIBER
24. Robert E NORRIS
25. Mary Jane CARNAHAN
26. Alexander W NEGLEY
27. Eliza Jane ASHBAUGH
28. John Henry WALTERS
29. Mary NITCHER
32. Daniel KIEFFER b 18 Jul 1805 N Huntingdon Twp, WC, PA; d 1873 Armstrong Co, PA; m ca 1830     Westmoreland Co, PA
33. Jane KLINGENSMITH b 1807 Westmoreland Co, PA; d PA
64. Casper KIEFFER b 1762 Middletown, FC, MD; d 27 Apr 1823 N Huntingdon Twp, WC, PA; m 11 Feb     1790 Frederick Co, MD
65. Margaretha C SCHONER b 8 Oct 1759 Emmitsburg, FC, MD; d bef 8 Apr 1826 N Huntingdon Twp,     WC, PA
128. Ludwick KIEFFER b 14 Mar 1737 Breitenbach, Pfalz, GER; d aft 23 Aug 1809 Frederick Co, MD; m     Breitenbach, Pfalz, GER
129. Anna Margaret SPENGLER c 28 Apr 1746 Lower Heidelberg, YC, PA
130. Peter SCHONER b 15 Jul 1737 Ehrstadt, GER; d Dec 1790 Westmoreland Co, PA; m 1758     Middletown, FC, MD
256. Casper KIEFFER b 1 May 1704; d 1768 York Co, PA
257. Agnes GLOCKNER
258. Rudolph SPENGLER
259. Dorthea DINKLE
260. Melchior SCHONER Joh b 14 Sep 1711 Ehrstadt, GER; d 24 Jun 1778 New Hanover, MC, PA
261. Anna Maria GEIGER
262. John Henry KISAUER
512. Leonardt KIEFFER b St Wendel’s, SB, GER
513. Anna Margaretha b GER
520. Balthasar SCHONER Johann b 29 Aug 1687 Ehrstadt, GER; d GER
1024. Jacob KIEFFER b Kettenheim, GER; d GER
2048. Michel KIEFFER b ca 1600 Orleans FRA
4096. Thiband LE TONNELIER b ca 1540, Orleans, FRA



Bernard Fulda having exhibited in open court a certificate from the clerk of the District Court of the United Sates for the District of Maryland of his intention of record to become a citizen of the United Sates, and this court being satisfied therewith, the said Bernard Fulda took the oath required by act of Congrefs and completed his naturalization according to law (August Court Granville Co, NC, 1844 Tues  the 6th LDS microfilm #1014837-the film is not paginated)

No 96-0647-CV Civils in the Circuit Court for Frederick Co, MD George Jackson & Constance L Jackson, vs Thomas Clagett, deceased & Cynthia Clagett deceased and their heirs, personal representatives and assigns as their interest may appear. The object to the complaint is that the court may take jurisdiction in the premises and enter a judgment removing the cloud upon the title of the plaintiffs and that the court shall declare that the plaintiffs have a good, marketable, fee simple, title to the property described in the complaint and may see or convey or otherwise deal with the said property without regard to the claims of Thomas & Cynthia Clagett , their heirs, personal representatives and assigns. That the plaintiffs herein are the owners of certain real estate which obtained by Deed from George E & Amelia Davis, his wife, dated 24 Jan 1975 and recorded in Liber 954, folio 862 one of the Land records of Frederick Co, MD a certified copy of said deed being attached hereto and made a part hereof as Exhibit A and described according to survey prepared by Zenith Surveys 4 Jan 1996 a copy of said description being attached hereto and made a part hereof as Exhibit B and further shown on Plat entitled “Plat of survey, house location, land conveyed to George & Constance L Jackson, 9704 Thompson Dr, Liber 954, Folio 862, Village of Centervill, Urbana Election dist, Frederick Co, MD”, prepared by Zenith Surveys a copy of said plat being attached hereto and made a part hereof as Exhibit C.  That the property was formerly owned by George & Amelia Davis..having obtained said property in a deed from Richard E Zimmerman, Assignee by deed dated 25 Jan 1955 and recorded in Liber 541, folio 394 one of the aforesaid land records…Exhibit D.  That the property was formerly owned by Luther V Thompson having obtained said property in a deed from Kelsey C & Dorothy E Thompson by deed dated 23 Sep 1953 and recorded in Liber 522, Folio 400, a land record… Exhibit E.  That the property was formerly owned by Kelsey C Thompson having obtained said property in a deed from James Luther and Malernae Sarah Thompson by deed dated 12 April 1947 and recorded in Liber 462, Folio 177 one of the land records…Exhibit F.  That the property was formerly owned by James Luther Thompson and Malernae Sarah Thompson by deed dated 29 Jul 1919 and recorded in Liber 328, Folio 514 one of the aforesaid land records being Parcel 1 in said deed….Exhibit G.  That the property was formerly owned by William Harris having obtained said property in a deed from Edmund Dorsey King, executor of the Last Will and testament of John P Rollins by deed dated 1 Nov 1905 and recorded in Liber 271, Folio 394 one of the aforesaid Land Records…Exhibit H. That part of the property was formerly owned by John P Rollins, having obtained said property in a deed from Thomas and Cynthia Clagett by deed dated 13 Apr 1877 and recorded in Liber DHH 5, Folio 357 one of the land records…Exhibit I. That part of the property was formerly owned by Thomas Clagett having obtained said property in a deed from John W Hammond by deed dated 27 May 1850 and recorded in Liber WBT 12, Folio 365 one of the aforesaid Land records… Exhibit J.  That Exhibit C shows a triangular portion of the property along the East side of the property cutting through the one story brick house which George Jackson and Constance L Jackson have used since 24 Jan 1975….That the plaintiffs and their predecessors in title have used said property for many functions  over the last twenty years and have maintained said property.  The Mirror, Weds 24 Apr 1996 Frederick Co, MD.

Additions and corrections to Estep, Thomas, Senior (c 1709-c 1772) of Frederick County, Maryland and His Descendants. Submitted by Margaret Elizabeth Vidal.  See page 432 W513 Joshua Estep. “My great grandfather, Joshua ESTEP, left that county (Frederick Co, MD) when he was 15 years old. His family moved from there to Melmore, Ohio in 1835. In 1857 they moved to an area south of Cameron, MO, bought land and became farmers. [Joshua] was born in 1820 and one of his brothers was born in 1823.

Their parents were John and Elizabeth Estep. Joshua had a son, Frank ESTEP, who had a son, Reo Flint ESTEP. I am Edna Pauline Estep FRY, d/o Reo Flint  ESTEP.”  From Edna Estep Fry, RR 1, Box 125, Turney, MO 64493-9039. (Estep Family Journal, Keeping in step with the Esteps, April 1996, Vol 6 #2 pg 22)

Ninian WILLETT b 30 Sep 1701 Prince George’s Co, MD m 1725 PG Co, MD Mary, d before 1773; d. 1773; Frederick Co, MD. Children: Ninian; Charles: Isaac.
The exact date of his birth was recorded in the Court Records of Prince Georges Co, MD because his father was Clerk of the Court. He was named after his father’s close friend, Ninian BEALL. He was listed as overseer of the highway the upper part of Mount Calvert, then the county seat, as stated in the Court records for Nov 1725 and Nov 1731 In Nov 1726, he was deeded 111 acres of a tract of land called “Perrys Folly” in the Manor of Calvert, and on 12 Sep 1726, he received a second tract called “Willett’s Folly” on the western branch of the Patuxent River. Both these came from the Lord Proprietor. His father deeded him 100 acres of land known as “Good Luck”, for natural affection and fatherly love. This was his home when it was deeded to him. He also purchased “Beall’s Chance” which adjoined “Good Luck.” In 1748 he served in Captain Samuel Magruder’s Foot Militia. Between 1750 or 1760 he moved to Frederick County, MD. In 1771 he bought 20 acres known as “Bedforeshire Carrier”. (Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin The Family of Thomas Morgan an Early Settler of Tennessee submitted by Phebe Ann Morgan, 4208 Oak Hill Dr, Annandale, VA 22003 pg 58

I have not yet seen my third theory addressed: That Elizabeth Harding, daughter of John and Elizabeth harding, was the first wife of Capt. Alexander Bell (of William, Alexander), not the wife of Alexander (of James, Alexander) who died in 1776. If this is a new idea to you, let me try to convince you. Letter continues with documentation for FrCo records-which I suppose to be Frederick Co, MD records, Nancy Pearre Leasure, 304 Upper College Ter, Frederick, MD 21701-4869 (Beale Genealogical News Dec 1995 Vol V #4)


Cygnal Software, 1225 Vienna Dr #986, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 Cygnalsoft@aol.com advises they have a genealogical utility called Family History Composer that can be focused on the ancestry of any individual represented in a file. It does not use Register format, but is designed to focus on your direct ancestors, or optionally on those of a relative of yours. Available for a limited time at $49. Hardware requirements, Macintosh running System 7; Genealogical data in standard GEDCOM format, word processor which can red RTF files. For a demo disk call 1-800\297-4156 or download DEMO from ftp://members.aol.com:/cygnalsoft/public

Settlers of Maryland 1701-1730 (216 pgs) ($25); Settlers of Maryland 1731-1750 (306 pgs) ($30) & Settlers of Maryland 1751-1765 (367 pgs) ($32.50) by Peter Wilson Coldham continues the series originally begun by Skordas and continued in the first volume by Coldham 1679-1700. The dates shown in column 4 for grants of land in the 1701-1730 volume-unlike the dates in the first volume-are those recorded in the original registers for the signing of Patents.  The properties are arranged in alpha order according to the patentee/owner.  There is also an alpha index by tract names.  Information in the columns will show owner, county, tract, acreage, date, and what reference the information came from.  The introduction for each volume includes a list of county abbreviations and the reference key. The first 2 books were sent to FRECOGS for review, and I (TDL current to 15 May) added the additional information on the 3rd book listed about from a GPC flyer.  Information on your ancestors property may be listed in one of these volumes, but please REMEMBER: Is the tract you’re looking for in the proper time period, in the proper county for that year,  still carrying its original tract name? All three books are available from Genealogical publishing Co, 1001 North Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202. Postage and handling $3.50 for the first book; each additional book $1.25. MD residents 5% state tax; MI residents 6%.

The Jacob Engelbrecht Property and Almshouse Ledgers (which includes a 19″ x 19″ map of 1853 Frederick City by Henry Pittar) by Edie Eader and Trudie Davis-Long is now available from Paw Prints, PO Box 52, Monrovia, MD 21770-0052 for $17 and $3 p/h.  Maryland residents add 5% sales tax.  All 3 books in the series (Marriage{$17}, Death{$32} and Property) are available for $55, MD tax if necessary and $6 shipping. Individual costs are as listed. Books in multiples of 2 or more are $2/book for shipping.

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CLAY, STEWART: Looking for information on Edward Hill STEWART who m Susannah CLAY/KLEE/KLU ca 1785.  Susannah may be the dau of Adam CLAY, SR. Basing search on Stewarts and Clays in the Maryland 1800 Census. Family moved to OH ca 1807. Kim Brady, PO Box 256, Clear Creek, IN 47421

NEED, PORTNER: William Henry NEED was born in Frederick Co 3 Oct 1843, s/o William and Suzan PORTNER NEED. He was in the 6th MD Company D during the Civil war.    Cherry Evans, 203 S Orchard St 14A, Ormond Beach, FL 32174

SOLLER/ZOLLAR, WISE: Looking for any info on the ZOLLAR/SOLLER and the Wise families, Adam WISE Jr b 1763 m Barbara ZOLLARS ca 1784. Her father was Frederick Soller. Rita Gibson, 2730 Bandera, East Helena, MT 59635

HAMMER: Hoping to identify George HAMMER that resided within 10 miles of Fredericktown in the 1780’s to identify his relationship to Jacob Hammer who was born in MD ca 1793. These 2 later appear in Knox & Lincoln KY ca 1800-15 & in Washington & Putnam, IN ca 1815-35. LeRoy Hammer, PO Box 11001, Truckee, CA 96162

FLUCK/FLOOK, JONES, LEHMAN, SCOLES: Abraham LEHMAN b 1765 or 1768 and wife Elizabeth FLUCK/FLOOK m 30 Mar 1790 in Frederick Co, MD. Esther JONES b 21 Mar 1768; who were her parents? Andrew SCOLES b 21 Mar 1799; who were his parents.  Dee Ann Gillies, 7419 Cherryhill Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46254-9769

HAFFNER/HEVNER, WAGLE; Looking for info on George Frederick HAFFNER and Anna Maria BAUM Haffner and Johann Michael HEVNER and Catherine WAGLE/WEGLA/WAGI Hevner of the 1700’s in Frederick Co, MD Charles G Hopper, 90 South 300 East, #2, St George, UT 84770

FRANKLIN, WILLIAMS: Looking for relatives and ancestors of James Wilson FRANKLIN, son of Francis O Franklin b 1814 m 1840 in Carroll Co, MD to Margaret WILLIAMS, son of Thomas Franklin and information on this family being related to Benjamin Franklin of Philadelphia. Mindy Long, 716 Somerset Ave, Mishawaka, IN 46544

BRADDOCK, WOOD: Researching ggmother Cecelia Frances WOOD called Fanny, dau of Alexander Wood and Mary BRADDOCK. Dudley J Ledwell, 2413 Winthrop Ave, Roanoke, VA 24015

ADAMS, CONRAD: John CONRAD b Frederick Co, MD on 10 Aug 1778. ? Brother to Baltzer Conrad who migrated to Newry, PA 1814. John Conrad m Mary ADAMS 2 Apr 1804 at Conewago Chapel. Mary d 4 Mar 1823 and John moved with 11 ch to Loretto PA in 1825. Linda A Conrad, 8579 Springfield Oaks Dr, Springfield, VA 22153

MATHIAS, WELLER, YUNG: Johan Jacob MATHEIS/MATTHEWS/MATHIAS was b GER 23 Oct 1704 and d at Thurmont 7 May 1782. He m Ana M YUNG b GER 14 Aug 1709 and d 12 Oct 1788. Their son John b 1749 m Catherine WELLER b 1747 Frederick Co. Looking for Catherine’s parents, whose father may have been Jacob Weller. Mary Kennard Perry, 32 Maple Terrace, Millburn, NJ 07041

FRENCH, HOLTZMAN: Want info on Peter FRENCH son of John and Miara Barbara French. Peter b ca 1770 and m Christinna HOLTZMAN 14 Jul 1805 in Frederick Co, MD. Their 6 ch: Anna Rebecca, Samuel, George Washington, John, William, Maria French who were baptized in the Graceham Moravian Ch, Frederick Co, MD. Ray E Novak, 2208 Larkin Dr, Sioux Falls, SD 57105

BROWER,  BYERLY, CAYLOR, HALTAMAN,  HOLDERMAN, KINSEY, LESLY, LICHTY, NOFFSINGER,  OVERHOLSER, WESTFALL: Johannes CAYLOR/KAHLER/KOEHLER, b ca 1752, came to America ca 1767 and was indentured to Rev LICHTY of MD.  John married in either PA or MD about 1774 (wife unknown) and by 1784 had migrated to Bedford Co, VA. (became Franklin Co in 1786), where John’s wife d sometime after 1789.  John m again in 1792 to Salome KINSEY and  in 1805 migrated to Montgomery Co, OH. Need info on Johannes, wife #1 and their nine children:
1. John, b ca 1775, m 1797 in Franklin Co, VA, to  Susanna HALTAMAN, dau of Christian & Elizabeth BROWER. 2. Elizabeth, b ca 1777 m 1795 in Franklin Co, VA,  to David OVERHOLSER. 3. Jacob, b 1779, m 1800 in Franklin Co, Va to Elizabeth HOLDERMAN (sis to bro John’s wife, note spelling). 4. Peter, b 1779, m 1806 in Montgomery Co, OH,  to Sarah RITTER. 5. Catharine, b ca 1783, m to Peter WOLF.    6. Daniel, b ca 1785, m 1809 in Montgomery Co, OH, to Mary BYERLY. 7. Mary, b 1787, m 1807 in Montgomery Co, OH, to Absalom WESTFALL. 8. Magdalena, b ca 1788, m to David LESLY. 9. Samuel, b 1789, m 1808 in Montgomery Co, OH, to Sarah NOFFSINGER. These families were associated with “The Church of the Brethren.” Willing to share any info I have: Sandra Kirk, 284 S. Carolyn Dr., Choctaw, OK 73020.

CLARY, TODD: Who were the parents of Benjamin TODD who m Charlotte CLARY in 1810 in Frederick County. Diane Dayley, 1781 Pine Lane, Provo, UT 84604

GARTELL, HOLLAND, RIDGLEY: Looking for the parents of Otho HOLLAND who was born ca 1760 in Anne Arundel or Frederick Co, MD. He m 25 feb 1782 in Frederick Co in the 1st German Evangelical Reformed Church to Jane RIDGLEY. He appears on the 1790 census for Frederick Co. MD and the 1800 Census for Fayette Co, PA. His will was probated in 1827 in Fayette Co. He had 9 ch. Is he related to the Otho Holland who d in 1701 from Anne Arundel Co, MD. Was my Otho the son of John Holland & Mary GARTELL? Sandy Lewin Keylon, 3492 Ethel Ct, Newbury Park, CA 91320

DOWNING, TURNER: Seeking descendants or info on the sibs of Rezin DOWNING, b 3 Mar 1789 in MD. Rezin and his w Nancy TURNER moved to Cumberland Co, VA then to Loudoun Co, VA and then To Clark Co, IN, where my 2nd greatgf William Downing was born. James, Rezin’s bro settled in KY. Judy Ann Downing Wittke, 16281 S Oak Tree Terr, Oregon City. OR 97045

ELLER: How did Ellerton get its name. Early Ancestors of mine including George Michael Eller settled in Frederick Co, MD and I wonder if somehow it is connected to them. Kathleen Overton, 2601 E Hopi Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204.

MOHLER, SAUR: Peter MOHLER, b 12 Jan 1814 in Frederick Co, MD ch 14 Sep 1814, son of Jacob & Sussanna (SAUR) MOHLER. Who were Peter’s sibs. Jacob MOHLER 1st m Elisabeth SAUR, sis of Sussanna & had 8 ch in EACH marriage. Who are Elisabeth & Sussanna SAUR’s parents? Need parents and marriage info of Jacob MOHLER. When did Peter MOHLER go to Coshocton Co, OH. Debbie Black, 615 SW Murray Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005-0655

ORT, SHOCKEY: John Valentine SHOCKEY, b PA 1819 lived Clearfield, PA as weaver d York Co, NE 1899, m Mary ORT b MD ca 1819, d Hardin Co, OH 1877. 12 Ch. Alice Balest, 2822 Beale Ave, Altoona, PA 16601-1708

CRUM, KROM, CRUMM, CRUMB: Seek info for book. SASE to Jane Ten Eyck, 1022 Pegasus Pl, Lafayette, CO 80026

DOWNING, JONES: Seek parents both Bezaleel DOWNING b MD 1777 d Logan Co, OH 1850 and w Matilda Jones b MD 1786 d Logan Co, OH 1852. Steve Seiple, 2149 Stowbridge Rd, Dublin, OH 43016-8904

BOUGHAN, RODDY: Edward RODDY m Brigitta BOUGHAN, she thought to be from MD. Alice Roddy Lirette, 505 Ohllawn Dr, Houma, LA 70363

ASHBROOK: Seek info, par, desc of John & Thomas ASHBROOK lived mid 1600s early settlers of MD b Durham, ENG J Ross 15303 Montecito Dr, Granger, IN 46530

Seek info Michael KOHR, KORR, KORE, CORE b 1777 Washington Co, MD orphaned, m ca 1803 to Magdalena Thomas, settled Tuscarowas Co, OH. Ch: John, Mary, Jonas, Michael, Elizabeth, Christian, Jacob, Margaret, Joel. Sandra Harsin, 1023 102nd Ave, Knoxville, IA 50138

MCCLURE, MORRISON: Michael MORRISON b 1794 in MD, r Belmont Co, OH 1817; m Mary MCCLURE 1818 r Morgan/Noble Co, OH. Ch: George 1819-1834; John R 1820-1862; Agnes 1821-1833; Joseph 1822+; William Michael 1826-1906; Michael McClure 1827-1907; Martha Ann 1828+. Edgel Morrison, PO Box 18, Kipling, OH 43750

BINKLEY RESEARCH RECORD by Bridget McCartney Rogier