Helen Hinchliff has continued her thesis on her family from previous issues of the Journal, with a new article, Charles Pierpoint, 1720–1785, Friend of Baltimore County: Disowned for Marrying His First Cousin.
Readers will learn from a case study presented by Jane Burgess, Identifying Mrs. Abner H. Fox of Baltimore Affected by a Perilous Explosion in 1901: A Case Study Using Aggregated Evidence. Ms. Burgess used varied sources that culminates in her excellent analysis in her informed conclusion.
Dann Norton’s article, Patrick McAtee, Uncle and Nephew: Who Died When?, discusses the varying problems encountered when men of several generations have the same name. Those of us who share this dilemma will appreciate Mr. Norton’s analysis and evaluation of the multiple Patrick McAtees.
Robert Barnes once again has transcribed records little known and not digitized for the benefit of our readers in Record of Baptisms of the Summerfield Circuit of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1844–1872.
This issue contains a continuation of Allender Sybert’s Gleanings from the Baltimore County Orphans’ Court Proceedings to include the years 1812–1814.
Bible records are an excellent source of information in genealogical research but are often difficult to locate. Four contributors have transcribed and shared five family bible records:
Seely Kenny Foley, the Buck/Hiss Family Bible; William Hollifield, the Hollifield Bible; Rev. Christos Christou, Jr., two family bibles, the Henry M. Hutson Family Bible, and the Thomas C. Collins, Jr., Family Bible; and Russell A. Rahn, the Upshur Family Bible Records.
For those looking for reading suggestions for 2017, there are eight book reviews contributed by Robert W. Barnes, Allender Sybert, John Trezise, and Betty deKeyser.
Jane Burgess continues her regular crossword feature with a challenging puzzle on Carroll County: Genealogical Information.
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