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Culture of Somerset County 1794

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Comment by Pamela Ann Drake on October 11, 2011 at 10:29pm


Here are the surnames I'm looking for, so far, in MD.: BOWIE,CALLAWAY,CARD,DRAKE,HEARN,HINKLE,MORRIS,PLUMMER & WINDHAM/WINDOM. If you're looking for the same names please contact me.Maybe we can find a link. Thanks!

Comment by Sharon Attaway Brogdon on October 11, 2011 at 2:10pm
Timothy, I don't know much, but her name was Elizabeth Elder, b. 1837 GA, m. John Lumpkin Watterson 1858 Russell, AL. They both died in TX. I have not found a burial for her but do for him. They had 7 children: Dora, James Warren, Mary, John Jr., Dave C., Julia, and Susan. I do not have parents for Elizabeth (Lizzie) Elder.
Comment by Sharon Attaway Brogdon on October 11, 2011 at 11:36am

Thanks for your help. Some of the Wills I have but hoped I could find exactly where Attaways Purchase might be. I also have a grant for land in Nancemond, NC in 1600s. I will contact the person and links you suggested so maybe there is something I didn't find in Salt Lake.


Timothy, I also have some Elders in my tree but they were in Alabama and mid 1800s. Let me know if you are interested.

Comment by Dave Cissell on October 10, 2011 at 9:24am



"Attaway's Purchase" does not seem to have been one of the earlier land patents.


It is mentioned in the will for John Bond in The Maryland Achieve records in Liber 30, folio 815, and dated 13 Jan. 1760"


    "....To wife, Elizabeth, for life, Mosely [Moulsley], the plntn. I dw. on with Attaway's Purchase, & on her d[eath]., to my son John Bond......


To son John, a slip of land purchased of Wm. Bullock next the plntn. I live on on the crkside, 1/4 of Burlington, ..... "


I believe this was in St. Clements Hundred, somewhat to the west of present day Leonardtown.


I think both "Moulsley" and "Allaway's Purchase" were probably each 100 acres in size.  Based on John Bond's will, they were likely adjacent to one another and maybe close to "Burlington" as well.


The best source for land record information of this type would be Peter Himmelheber at the St. Mary's County Historical Society.  I would strongly recommend contacting him, if you have not already done so.





Comment by Sharon Attaway Brogdon on October 9, 2011 at 5:01pm
I am looking for information on a plantation in early St. Mary's called "Attaway's Purchase" that I've seen in family wills, etc. My Attaway family came about 1635 some say on Ark or Dove, but no proof. They did marry into some families I've seen listed as passengers. Any thoughts appreciated.
Comment by Patricia Abelard Andersen on April 11, 2011 at 7:27am

That would be great -- I don't know of a Glaze connection yet, but I follow all of the Offutts - or try to.



Comment by Patricia Abelard Andersen on March 21, 2011 at 2:10pm

Hi -- I have Offutts, Pritchett, Odle,  Barnes, Price, Crawford, families in Maryland.  Most in Montgomery County, some Baltimore and Frederick.  -- Barnes was Leonard BArnes who married Nancy Price in Frederick County -- both are brick wall ancestors - no clue to parents.



Comment by Ronald Paul Wise on January 14, 2011 at 5:28pm

Hello, Maryland!

I'm Ron Wise. I live in Catonsville, a suburb of Baltimore.  I'm looking mainly for Wises, and Pilkertons.  Happy to be here!

Comment by Jamie Topping Jordan on January 14, 2011 at 12:16pm
The surnames I am researching are  Roe, Jump, and Reilly.
Comment by Joanne Case on December 29, 2010 at 6:30pm

I'm new to the group and wanted to toss my surnames into the ring.  For Maryland my primary lines are Waller, Schwartz, Lucas.  I have quite a bit of research completed but there's always room for more ideas. 


Joanne in AZ (I seek dead people) Researching surnames: Case, Dancik, Dashiell, Davenport, Davis, Harkness, Harris, Hoppe, Kocher, Lawson, Lewis, Lucas, Meyer, Prynn, Schwartz, Thomas, VonderLinden, Waller, Weaver, Woithe

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