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Montgomery County, Maryland

Posted Queries for January thru September 1997


PURSELL, SIMPSON posted by James T. Trainor on Friday, January 31, 1997

Am looking for any information concerning following subjects: John Richard Pursell-born in Charles Co. Maryland 1-7-1846 Need parents if possible Olivia Ann Simpson-born in Prince George Co. Md. 6-23-1850 Need any informamtion I can get on these two people who were my great-great grandparents.

BRADDOCK, HINES posted by Joe David Berg on Monday, August 11, 1997

BRADDOCK - Seeking information regarding the Braddock Family from before 1800. My earliest ancestor is Nicholas Braddock who is known to have been in Frederick County in 1776. He later moved to Cambria County, Pennsylvania. He married Eleanor HINES and had at least three children. Family legend is that Nicholas was a relative of General Edward Braddock, perhaps a brother.

GITTINGS, HOSKINSON posted by Howard G. Lanham on Wednesday, August 13, 1997

HOSKINSON-GITTINGS Jemina Gittings age 98 and Rebecca Hoskinson age 78 both appear in the 1850 census of the 5th district Montgomery Co., MD in the household of Christiana Gittings (widow of Thomas Gittings) age 64. Any information. HOWARD LANHAM

LETTON, LITTON, LYTTON, SMITH posted by Harold D. Smith on Tuesday, August 19, 1997

Looking for data on Richard Brooke SMITH, husband of Sarah (Sary) LETTON/LITTON/LYTTON. Richard was b. Abt. 1758 in MD, probably Montgomery or Calvert Co. M. Sept. 11, 1803 in Montgomery Co. I am looking specifically for information on his parents or siblings. He had a brother named William and Daniel.

BANKS, BENSON, HOLLAND, MOCKABEE posted by Steve Holland on Tuesday, August 19, 1997

Want to find information re: Benjamin HOLLAND SR @1714-1810 who married Hannah BANKS. Benjamin HOLLAND JR 1753-1839 who married Ann BENSON Zadock HOLLAND 1753-1839 who married Priscilla MOCKABEE Benjamin SR & JR and Zadock resided in Montgomery County along with Ben SR. Ben Jr. and Zadock removed to Fleming County, Kentucky where they died.

BARNES posted by Martin W. Lowery on Sunday, August 24, 1997

I am looking for information on my GGGGrandfather OTHO BARNES who lived in Montgomery Co., Md. before 1801 and moved to Fayette C., Pa. around that time. He was in the War of 1812 from Fayette Co.. A JAMES BARNES of Montgomery Co., Md. moved to Fayette Co., Pa. in 1801. He was A soldier in the Revolutionary War. Is he Otho's Parent? Any Info would be appreciated. Martin W. Lowery e-mail

BEVIN, SMITH posted by Jon Williamson on Sunday, August 24, 1997

Seeking information on Henry Bevin, born about 1750, Montgomery County, MD, married Rebecca. Their daughter Mary was born on July 2, 1777. She married William Smith.

APPLEBY, GRAY posted by Mary Claire Bavis on Monday, September 1, 1997

Looking for any information on Thomas APPLEBY (1735-40to 1790) and his wife Sarah Gray APPLEBY. Also son Thomas 1760-1820 who had at least one wife named Priscilla and 12 children from 1785-1815.

HERRON, PAGE, SHANE, SHEHAN posted by Kristi Fortney on Sunday, September 14, 1997

I am looking for the PAGE family that lived in Montgomery, MD and Frederick Co., VA in the late 1700's. I believe the parents were Jesse and Mary PAGE. I know of only 4 children: Rachel (b. Apr. 14, 1793 in Prince George Par., Montgomery Co., MD; d. Apr. 5, 1874 in Tuscarawas Co., OH), Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego (b. 1796 in MD; d. Sept. 21, 1840 in Clifton, Greene Co., OH). Rachel married Mark HERRON on Dec. 24, 1811 in Baltimore, MD. Abednego married Elizabeth SHEHAN/SHANE on Nov. 20, 1817 in Frederick Co., VA. Abednego is my 5th great grandfather. I am trying to find my immigrant ancestor, any connection to a Revolutionary War patriot, and a link with a Daniel PAGE that lived in Williamsburg, VA.

OGDEN, ROSS posted by Larry Ogden on Monday, September 15, 1997

Looking for Enos OGDEN, born 1785, married Sarah ROSS around 1814 perhaps in Montgomery CO. Thanks.

BECKWITH, JENNINGS, POTTER, RICE, SCAGGS posted by Glenn Repp on Thursday, September 18, 1997

Researching POTTER. William POTTER (ca 1760) m. Elizabeth JENNINGS ca 1780 @ Montgomery Cty.,Md. Her parents were John JENNINGS & Sarah BECKWITH. William POTTER's son, my ancestor, George W. POTTER (1800-1863) m. Elenor SCAGGS (1806-1862) In Frederick Cty., MD on 15 Sep 1823. Her parents were Leonard SCAGGS & Sarah RICE. Leonard Scaggs built the Lutheran Church at Point of Rocks, I'm told. George & Elenor moved to Ashland Cty., Ohio with 3 children ca 1835, where 5 more were born. Will gladly share info.

MARTH posted by Tom & Holly on Saturday, September 20, 1997

I am looking for info. on the Marth family of Montgomery County, Maryland (Rockville). Please contact me if any info. arises. Thank you, Holly

CASEY posted by Annette W. Tuttle on Monday, September 22, 1997

Seeking info re: John CASEY of Montgomery Co., MD. who 23 Oct., 1794. His will was probated in Fairfax Co. VA. with children listed as Pamelia, John and Thomas. One of the witnesses was a William CASEY. Was this a son?? Need any/all info possible.

BENSKIN, WEDDLE posted by Carol Benskin on Thursday, September 25, 1997

I am researching for family information on Aaron BENSKIN. Aaron BENSKIN was born January 10, 1797 in Frederick County, Maryland. His brothers and sisters were: James, David, John, Thomas, Mary, and Fannie BENSKIN. Aaron married Anna WEDDLE of Illinois and they settled in Callaway County, Missouri about 1840. Aaron and Anna BENSKIN had eight children: John, Mary, George, David, Susan, James, Henry and Joseph. All their children were born in Missouri, with the youngest being born in 1843. Aaron BENSKIN died March 16, 1900 in Callaway County, Missouri, aged 103 years. I would like to identify the parents of Aaron BENSKIN and family information on his brothers and sisters. No evidence that any of the brothers or sisters came with him to Missouri. I appreciate any information that anyone may be able to assist me with.

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