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Posted Queries for July 1997

Researcher: Bob Flocke

Date posted: Friday, July 11, 1997

Shellhorn: Looking for information on the families of Balser (father) and John SHELLHORN who had extensive holdings on both sides of the Potomac in central Allegany County in 1790's. Ruins of Shellhorn Tavern are at mile marker 170 on the C&O Canal. Any info on these guys (my wife's ancestors), the tavern, the Wagon Road would be appreciated. Also, there is a small (6-12 graves) burial plot on former Shellhorn property with several unreadable markers including one that appears to be a Civil or Spanish American War veteran's marker. Any info?

Researcher: Pat Sullivan

Date posted: Tuesday, July 22, 1997

My father was from Lonaconing. His father John CLUPP was killed in the Pine Hill Mine in 1901 as was his father Anthony CLUPP. He was killed in 1894. I have gotten newpaper accounts of their accidents. Would like to get a report of the accidents and deaths/coroner's inquiry/supervisors report if available. Also, materal grandparents were MONAGHAN's from Frostburg, Owen and Margaret. I am trying to trace two items about the miners. One is where my Great grandfather came from _ Germany we are told and my father said he was an only child but the newspaper account of the accident from the "Cumberland Times" states he was survived by two children. Don't know where they were buried either - possibly a St. Mary's in Lonaconing. Can you point me in the right direction? Have spoken with a Sallie Atkinson, town historian and she says the Anthony CLUPP fought in the Civil War with the Potomac Home Brigade made up of coal miners from Lonaconing. My efforts with the National Archives have been in vain and have been through the Maryland State Archives which did give me a history of the brigade and the description of the flag. Thanks for you help. I will contintribute what I know to your home page if you are interested. Oh, Frostburg University has helped me a lot also, Pam Williams.

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