Maryland Genealogical Society
Maryland Genealogical Society

Queries 2003-2004

The following are queries that were submitted by Maryland Genealogical Society members and published in the Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, volumes 44 through 45, in 2003 through 2004.
44-01. BEALL, IGLEHART. Looking for the father, mother and wife of David BEALL, b. ca. 1750. Will probated in 1817.  David's dau. Anne m. Jacob IGLEHART. May have lived near Jessup's Cut in PG County, MD. Willing to share info. G-278 Gerri Gerhardt, 7640 Telephone Rd. Evansville, IN 47715-1714. E-Mail
44-02. CAVILEER. Charles CAVILEER, b. ca 1749, d. 8/28/1815, age 66 yrs, 2 mo. bur: Chester Cem., Kent Co MD, wife? Ann. Of St. Pauls Parish, Kent Cty., MD. Child(s): Mary Ann, m. -- BACON, Elizabeth, m -- CONSTABLE, Charles b. 1787, m. R. TREASE of Northumberland, PA, Edmund B. m. J. VIOTELL, Sarah D. ONEEL, m. Thomas Spottswood HINDE Searching for copies/records for: 1) Immigration? 2) 1778 Fidelity Oath for Charles CAVILEER b. c1749. Records found in Queen Anns, and Kent Co., possibly Baltimore? Jan Hintz 35417 Oasis Rd. Lindstrom, MN 55045 email:
44-03. DE SHON. Seeking info. on birth of Walter Wesley DE SHON, b. ca.1896, Baltimore Co. & also marriage of Walter to Florence K. SOWERS ca. 1914-1916, Baltimore Co. According to 1920 Census, both were living @ 729 N. Lakewood Ave., Baltimore. Gary Kremer, member #8690914, 115 West Roosevelt Ave., Middletown, PA 17057 <>
44-04. WILKINSON, LEACH. I am searching for any information about Priscilla Wilkinson, b. 1764, who married my GGG grandfather Joshua LEACH, likely in Calvert County, on January 6th, 1783. Priscilla, allegedly, was a "close relative of Generals James and Joseph WILKINSON," also of Calvert County. Any and all information will be greatly appreciated. Hal Leach, MdHS #8690837 12920 Popes Head Road Clifton, VA 20124-1414 E-mail:
44-05. GOTT. I am trying to locate descendants of the GOTT Family of Calvert Co and Anne Arundel Co, MD. I have lots of information taken from original records and would be happy to exchange. I am specifically looking for evidence that Anthony GOTT Jr. (c1744-bef 1800) [wife Ann Barker] or Anthony GOTT Sr. (1694-c1781) [wife Jane ?] signed an oath or in some way supported the American Revolution for the purpose of a hereditary application. Rev. Christos Christou, Jr. 303 Nicholson Road Essex, MD 21221-6609 410-574-5467 Email: abcgenealogy(@)  [to use this e-mail, replace "(@)" with "@"].
44-06. PARISH. Joshua PARRISH 1770-1840 m. Barbary TIMBLE of Frederick Co., MD, paid taxes in York Co., PA 1792-95. Moved to Huntingdon Co, PA 1797.  When was he married, where were the first children baptized, who were his parents. P-178 Karl J. Parrish 3211 Romilly Rd. Wilmington, DE 19810
44-07 TAYLOR, HARMAN, KIMBLE, DULANEY.  Seeking info. on my great-great-great-great grandfather Isaiah TAYLOR, Esq.; birthplace, parents, siblings?  He was b. ca. 1779, where?  He d. 30 March 1846, Harford Co., MD.  He is bur. Aberdeen Proving Ground, Garrettson Chapel - P3, 5-21 with his wife Catherine, son Henry S. TAYLOR, dau. Mary Jane HARMAN (Harford Co. Cem.)  Children: Sabrina KIMBLE, Susan Ann DULANEY? , Hester Ann and John Medford TAYLOR.  L-228.  Shirley F. Litrenta, 191 Sharon Drive, York, PA 17403.
Response from Jon Harlan Livezey:
Dear Shirley F. Litrenta:
With respect to your query #44-07 in the MGS Bulletin Summer 2003 issue, p. 397, concerning Isaiah TAYLOR of Harford County, the following brief summary of his paternal line as it appears from my Taylor research may help you:
probable parents: Robert TAYLOR, b. 16 Aug 1751, d. ca. 1804, and his first wife Isabella SMITH [Isaiah was next of kin on Robert's inventory and his son was named Henry Smith TAYLOR]
grandparents: James TAYLOR, b. 11 Jan 1713, d. ca. 1777, and his second wife Sarah KIMBLE
great-grandparents: Laurence TAYLOR d. 11 Nov 1727, & his first wife Agnes MONTAGUE
great-great grandparents: Laurence TAYLOR, bur. 23 Jul 1699, transported to Md 1668, & his wife Dorothy -- Isaiah presumably was born in Bush River Neck.  As Robert's son his siblings would include Sarah, James, and Joseph TAYLOR, listed in the 1776 census of Spesutia Lower Hundred. Jon Harlan Livezey, 400 Bar-Kess Ct., Aberdeen MD 21001
44-08. ROSS, CROMER, WEAVER.  Who were the parents of David J. Ross, b. 26 Dec. 1820, Baltimore, d. 20 April 1866, Baltimore; but. Greenmount Cemetery.  His obit in Scharf’s History of Baltimore City and County has him listed as a prominent Mason.  Also looking for any siblings.  First mar. Mary Anne Cromer, 26 Jan. 1843 in Baltimore County, and 2nd mar. Julia Melvina Weaver 26 Oct. 1858 in Reisterstown.  Had children by both marriages.  J-136.  Donald Jordan, 697 Windsor Drive, Westminster, MD 21158. <>
45-01. HOSKINSON, STANDIFORD. Seeking info on Charles HOSKIN-SON, b. abt. 1759 Frederick Co. MD, m Eleanor STANDIFORD, Aug. 10, 1779 in Montgomery Co. MD. They had a son David Charles HOSKINSON, who m. Polly HUTCHINSON. Any info on this HOSKINSON part of my family or their decendents or ancestors or the name HODGKINSON will be greatly appreciated. Likewise, I'll be happy to trade you info or send you what I can. Marjorie L. Hoskinson, H497, 301 Rosedale Drive, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701-1529, Phone; 270-737-5501 Email;
45-02. BUSH, OSBORN, OSBURN. Shadrach/k or Shadrich/k BUSH (Sr.) was in Baltimore Co., MD by 16 Feb. 1761 when he purchased, from the Province of  Maryland, 50 acres of Land named Mothers Friendship.  Shadrach was m. to Sarah OSBORN/OSBURN before 23 Mar. 1768 when he and Sarah had their only known child Shadrach BUSH, Jr. In 1776 Shadrach purchased 2 1/4 acres named Flat Bottom.  In addition on 09 Oct. 1776 he  was assigned 32 acres of land named Laurel Hill that had earlier been assigned on 25 Sep. 1776 to Sarah OSBORN.  On 23 March 1778, Shadrach BUSH of Pipe Creek, Baltimore Co. refused to sign the Oath Of Allegiance.  According to Bush Family Oral History some time thereafter Shadrach BUSH, Sr. returned to his home county, to take care of some business, and was never heard from again.  We have been unable to determine when and from where Shadrach came to the Americas.  I found Bush families in other MD counties as early as 1733 and am wondering if there could be a connection to our Shadrach.  We are currently a group of eight Bush descendants compiling a book.  Do any members have any information or ideas that they could supply to assist us in determining the history of our Shadrach? Martha D. Bush-Blocker B-576 1652 Mount Vernon Street Petersburg, VA 23805-1322
45-03. OSBORN, OSBURN, BUSH, SULLIVAN. Sarah OSBORN/ OSBURN was probably born in Baltimore Co., MD.   She was married to Shadrack BUSH, Sr. by  23 Mar. 1768 when their only known child, Shadrach/Shadrick BUSH, Jr., was born on 23 March 1768 in Baltimore Co., MD.  Per Bush Family Oral History Sarah had Native American Indian ancestry and was of the same family line as Pocahontas.  Sarah OSBURN received 32 acres of land named Laurel Hill on 25 Sep. 1776, which I believe was through inheritance.  On 09 Oct. 1776 she  assigned this land to a Certain Shadrick BUSH.  Sarah BUSH wrote her Last Will and Testament on 16 Oct. 1816, it was probated on 07 June 1818.  As a result of combining facts and clues I have come to believe that Sarah's parents were John OSBURN (Sr.) and Mary SULLIVAN who were married on 14 Dec. 1732 in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Co., MD, and had brothers John OSBORN, Jr. b. abt. 1733; Daniel Sullivan OSBORN b. abt. 1734; and Joseph OSBORN b. 17 Dec. 1735.  I have found the Osborn family in Baltimore Co. as early as 1699.  We are currently a group of eight Bush-Osborn descendants compiling a book.  Do any members have any information, or ideas, that they could supply to assist us in determining the history of our Sarah and her family? Martha D. Bush-Blocker B-576 1652 Mount Vernon Street Petersburg, VA 23805-1322
45-04. TODD, FORD. Require any information regarding Benjamin TODD who m. Eleanor Elizabeth FORD (dau. of John and Ruhannah FORD) on 10 DEC 1781 in Baltimore, MD. There is a reference in KY files that Benjamin had the title of Major, but I have not been able to personally verify that. Sometime between 1800 and 1810 the family relocated to Logan Co., KY.  Benjamin and Eleanor had two sons, Benjamin L. and  John F. TODD, and one dau., Lucy TODD, while still in Baltimore. Darryl D. DaHarb D-293 7944 Gambrill Court Springfield, VA  22153
45-05. HAGNER, SMITH. Looking for the parents of Sophia Isabelle HAGNER, b. c. 1825 in Baltimore, MD. Sophia d. 12/24/1902, bur. Western Cemetery. Sophia m. Ferdinand SMITH 12/18/1841 in Baltimore, MD. S-678 Lynn Smith 549 Muddy Creek Forks Rd. Brogue, PA 17309 <>
45-06. MC CUE, WILLIAMS, GLACY, MC HUGH. Seeking info on my late uncle James MC CUE (a.k.a. Frank WILLIAMS) b. 1869 Central Falls, RI to Michael & Catherine (nee GLACY) MC CUE (or MC HUGH). Next located in MD 1920 census (under name of Frank WILLIAMS) as an employee of the Springfields State Hospital, Sykesville, Carroll Co., MD. He was a patient in the Baltimore City Hospital for 13 years, until his death on Apr. 25, 1943. He is buried in a pauper’s grave in or near Baltimore. Don’t know why he used an alias, maybe a deserter from the military, family or ex-prisoner. Any help appreciated. M-564 Peter B. McCue 14 Orchard Pl. E. East Hanover, NJ 07936-1555 <>
45-07. TUCKER, REYNOLDS. Seeking info on parents/family of Margaret/Maggie TUCKER, b. 6 Nov. 1841, Baltimore, MD, m. 27 Dec. 1860 Joseph W. REYNOLDS of Lancaster, PA “at the bride’s father’s house, Baltimore, MD.” Marriage performed by Rev. George W. COOPER. They had 12 children between 1861 and 1887. She d. 24 Mar 1923, bur. Hopewell Cem., Rising Sun, MD. Religion: Friends. Will share much info on REYNOLDS family. Dennis Leebel,L271, 12007 Gordon Ave. Beltsville, MD 20705, Phone 301-937-5659, e-mail
45-08. HOFFMAN, HUFFMAN. Seeking info on John Peter HOFFMAN, b. 1705 Rohrbach, Germany, m. Maria Appolonia Traut, b. 1709 Germany. John Peter d. 1748 Frederick Co., MD. Children John, Maria, Anna, Abraham, Esther. John b. 1728 Germany, d. 1768 Hagerstown, MD. Anyone know who and when John Jr. m.? Maggie Champion, C449, P.O. Box 116, Wolcott, IN 47995, e-mail
45-09. BRADSHAW, HUFFMAN. Seeking info on John BRADSHAW, b. 1778 near Paris, Bourbon Co., KY, m. Catherine HUFFMAN 1809 Bourbon Co., KY. John’s parents came from MD. Does anyone know who they were or where in MD they were? Maggie Champion, C449, P.O. Box 116, Wolcott, IN 47995, e-mail
45-10. LITER, LIGHTER, BEAVER. Seeking info on Catherine LITER/ LIGHTER, m. John HUFFMAN, prob. 1790 Hampshire CO., VA. Parents of Catherine were Henry LITER, b. 1738 Switzerland, Catharine BEAVER, b. 1743 Bucks Co., PA. Were in Frederick Co., MD. Maggie Champion, C449, P.O. Box 116, Wolcott, IN 47995, e-mail
45-11. ROYSTON, ST. CLAIR. Seeking info on William ROYSTON, b. 1766 Caroline Co., VA, m. Jemima ST. CLAIR, b. 1770 VA, on Jan. 6, 1789, Baltimore, MD. Parents of William were John and Mary BARRETT, I think. Maggie Champion, C449, P.O. Box 116, Wolcott, IN 47995, e-mail
45-12. SCHROCK, LEGAMS, LEAGONS. Seeking info on Mary A. LEGAMS/LEAGONS, b. 1820 MD, and John C. SCHROCK, b. 1804, m. May 25, 1846.  His parents Casper (b. 1780 PA) and Mary ZOOK SCHROCK. John C. also m. Catherine HOCHSTETLER and Mary A. also m. Isaac FENLASS. Both Mary A. and John C. d. and bur. in OH.  Maggie Champion, C449, P.O. Box 116, Wolcott, IN 47995, e-mail
45-13. HOLLAND. Seeking info on Benjamin HOLLAND, left MD in 1806 for Youngstown, OH, m. Rebecca. Son Nehemiah b. 1799, Richard b. 1800 and dau. Lucinda. Maggie Champion, C449, P.O. Box 116, Wolcott, IN 47995, e-mail
45-14. SWOPE, KEENER. Seeking info on Benedict SWOPE, b. 1756 PA, and Margaret KEENER (father Melchior), m. 1777 Baltimore, MD. Children Margaret (b. 1779 MD), Benedict, Jr., Samuel, Elizabeth, Nancy, Jesse, John, Sarah and Charles. Most went to KY, I think. Maggie Champion, C449, P.O. Box 116, Wolcott, IN 47995, e-mail
45-15. MC CORMACK, SHALLCROSS. Looking for the family of Daniel MC CORMACK, b. 1724 Ireland, m. Ann SHALLCROSS, b. 1726, about 1748.  Both d. Lincoln Co., KY. Children Daniel Jr. (d. 1814, KY, m. Patsy SWEENEY 1785, she b. VA, d. 1850 KY), William and Nancy (m. ? MARTIN). Daniel Jr. and Patsy child, Joshua, m. Harriet LOGAN 1825 Lincoln Co., KY. Maggie Champion, C449, P.O. Box 116, Wolcott, IN 47995, e-mail
45-16. HOFFMAN, MEISER. Seeking info on Elizabeth MEISER, m. Henry HOFFMAN, and Mary Margaret MEISER (sister to Elizabeth) m. Jost HOFFMAN. Parents Johann Michael MEISER (b. 1701 Germany) and Anna Elizabeth ZECHT (b. 1680 Germany). Is this HOFFMAN family connected to John Peter and Maria Appolonia (TRAUT) HOFFMAN family from Frederick Co., MD. Maggie Champion, C449, P.O. Box 116, Wolcott, IN 47995, e-mail
45-17. FRANKLIN:  James Franklin b. 1750 Maryland, d. 1819-28 Sumner Co. TN, m. 1776 Botetourt Co., VA Mary Lauderdale.  James and William Franklin were in same company in Dumore's War Oct. 1774.  William lived Bot. Co. 1770s-1780s.  Were James and William brothers?  Where in Maryland was James born and who were his parents? Nancy Fratt, F073, 77 Meadow Lakes, Hightstown, NJ 08520
45-18. MC CUE. Seeking info on my uncle: James McCue aka Frank Williams. B. 1869 Central Falls, R.I. to Michael & Catherine McCue. He is listed in the 1920 MD. census as an employee at the Springfield Hospital in Carroll CO.  MD. Then spent 13 years as a patient in the Baltimore City Hospital under the alias Frank Williams (for unknown reasons) and died in 1943.  Don't know if he ever m. but he may have been in the service and/or prison.  Peter McCue, peter1925 M564 14 Orchard Place East, East Hanover, N.J. 07936-1555
45-19. KENNEDY, WANN. John G. Kennedy  Born Feb. 18, 1802 in MD (Harford Co.)  . and died Dec. 21, 1880 in Harford Co. MD   He was married to Elizabeth Wann (1806 - 1876).  Buried in Mt. Tabor Methodist Church.  They were parents of 8 children. I am searching for the names of John's parents and his siblings if known. Elizabeth Claire Albert, A-063, 5392 Eliots Oak Road, Columbia, MD 21044 Email:
45-20. ALEXANDER, CROSS. Valentine Alexander b. 1791-1797 m. 1824 to Elizabeth Cross in Washington Co Md. had 10 to 13 children. I am looking for his parents maybe Valentine also and his father Heinrich (Henry).  Kathryn L. Brown P O Box 1204 Lake Ozark MO 65049- 1204
45-21. SOWERS, HAWS, LEACH. Looking for any information on the Sowers family in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties, particularly  pre-1820.  I am especially interested in Albright Sowers, who after marriage in Baltimore in 1808, seems to completely disappear until one of his sons (Washington) shows up in Greene Co. Pa.  I am trying to find info that may connect him as a brother to William Sowers (also married in 1808 in Anne Arundel Co. and does end up in Greene Co. Pa in 1830).  I am also looking for a possible connection to an Edward Sowers who may be the father of both or even a step-brother. (Edward was first in Baltimore Co. and later in Anne Arundel Co. living next to William in 1810.  I am also aware of a Conrad Sowers who may possibly be another brother, a John Sowers who could possibly a father to all, and a Samuel Sowers who may be the original immigrant (all of Baltimore Co.)  Conrad and William are veterans of the War of 1812. Albright married Elizabeth Leach, William married Nelly Haws, and Edward's second marriage was to Nancy Leach. Edward moved his family to Ohio by 1830 where most of them remained.  Any information would be greatly appreciated. Amanda Sowers, 2535 Homehurst Ave. Pittsburgh Pa 15234  or
45-22. GIMPLE, HALL. I'm searching for the father/mother of Melvin Henry Gimple DOB 10/18/1824, born in Baltimore, Maryland.  He married Miranda Caroline Hall in 1847. He died 9/14/1900 Mankato, Kansas.  I'm willing to share any information I have. Rhonda Gaylord, Indianapolis, IN  Email
45-23. SCARCE, SCEARCE. Looking for any information on Scarce, Scearce, family. William Scarce born 1715 married a woman  Catherine born around 1719 Maryland, died 1772 in Maryland and a son Shadrack Scearce born 1748. William had to have died before Catherine because she sent  for Shadrack who had moved to Virginia, believed to have been one of her sons to settle her estate. We have some information on William but very little. The rest is all documented. We also need to know Catherine's maiden name. We have documented Shadrack’s grandparents and great grandparents but little information on his father. Gail Burgess 660 Marston Avenue Glen Ellyn, IL  60137 Home (630) 790-0449 FAX (630) 545 1158
45-24. FORWOOD, MONTGOMERY, MOORE, WOOLSEY. Looking for death dates and locations and any of children of Jason MOORE, poss. son of James MOORE and wife Ann (---) both of Harford Co., MD and his wife Deborah WOOLSEY, daughter of Joseph WOOLSEY and (---) MONTGOMERY who filed for a marriage license in Harford Co., MD in 1799. Moore served as sheriff of Harford County as well as a veteran of the War of 1812. He last appears in the 1830 Census of Harford Co., MD. The only known child was Harriett (1802-1829) who married Dr. Parker Hall Forwood (1797-1866), son of John Forwood and Hannah Forwood. Willing to share info. S-592 Christopher T. Smithson, 4219 Paddrick Rd., Darlington, MD 21034-1034. E-Mail:
45-25. BARNES, WARD. Looking for parentage of Jarrett E. WARD who was born near Havre de Grace, Harford Co., MD on Nov 16, 1802 and died in the same area Jan 31, 1898. He married Elizabeth Barnes (1823-1902), daughter of Ford Barnes and Mary A. Osborn in 1840 in Harford Co., MD. Jarrett and Elizabeth were buried at Wesleyan Chapel Cemetery near Aberdeen, Harford Co., MD. They had an issue of 14 children. Willing to share info. S-592 Christopher T. Smithson, 4219 Paddrick Rd., Darlington, MD 21034-1034. E-Mail:
45-26. SMITH, HENDRICKSON, BISER. Greenberry SMITH b. 1814 Baltimore, MD, d. 1883 Montgomery Co. OH, m. 17 Mar 1836 Margaret HENDRICKSON, Hardy Co. VA (WV). Need Greenberry’s parents. Margaret’s parents were Spencer HENDRICKSON and Catherine BISER.  Betty L. Jones, J-078, P.O. Box 1203, Globe, AZ 85502-1203. E-Mail BJones’
45-27. SUMMERS, VINEGAR. Alexander SUMMERS b. 9 Mar. 1778, Frederick Co. MD, m. 25 Mar. 1797 to Mary Ann VINEGAR, b. 1 Apr. 1776, d. 29 Feb. 1832. Who were Mary Ann’s parents?  Betty L. Jones, J-078, P.O. Box 1203, Globe, AZ 85502-1203.  E-Mail BJones’
45-28. PRESTON, PULLEY. George PRESTON b. 1756 poss. England, d. Mar. 1825 Allegany Co. MD, m. 3 Jan. 1798 Allegany Co. to Sarah PULLEY. Need dates for Sarah and both their parents.  Betty L. Jones, J-078, P.O. Box 1203, Globe, AZ 85502-1203.  E-Mail BJones’
45-29. HAMMOND, HODGES. Who is Eliza HAMMOND, age 43, personal property $2600, living in home of Charles HODGES and his wife Ann Matilda, in the 1860 Federal Census of Anne Arundel Co. MD?  Mrs. Stanley H. Arthur, A-110, 10233 Gainsborough Rd., Potomac, MD 20854.
45-30. SMITH, SPENCE. Who is Tabitha SMITH, age 76, living in home of Thomas A. SPENCE and his wife E.(linor) N.(orris), in the 1850 Federal Census of Dorchester Co. MD?  Tabitha SMITH, age 89, also listed in home of Thomas A. SPENCE in the 1860 Census of Dorchester Co. MD.  Mrs. Stanley H. Arthur, A-110, 10233 Gainsborough Rd., Potomac, MD 20854.
Response to a previous query:
TANNEHILL. Re: response in MGSB 44-1, p. 117: This mentions my 1992 Tannehill family typescript. I regret to say the line presented there is largely faulty, thanks to my naive reliance on the badly flawed "Genealogical History of the Tannehills, Tannahills and Taneyhills" privately published by J. B. Tannahill in about 1940.  This same material was repeated and unfortunately expanded in my subsequent "Hamilton Family of Prince Georges County Maryland."  I am happy to say that with the generous help of some M.G.S. members, the majority of the errors have been described.  The latest thinking on the PG County Tannehills can be found in my 2001 "Supplementary Volume to the Hamilton Family of PG County." Copies are to be found in the library of the Maryland Historical Society and the Maryland Archives in Annapolis, as well as genealogical collections in Kingwood and Morgantown WV, and Uniontown and Waynesburg PA. B-335 John Baldwin 1559 Clarence, Lakewood OH 44107.