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     If you are tracing ancestors in the Old Line State, you are in luck. A new book may have the answers to some of your questions. Noted genealogist Robert W. Barnes just completed his latest work, COLONIAL FAMILIES OF MARYLAND II: THEY CAME, THEY FLOURISHED, AND SOME MOVED ON.

     In the first volume of the set, Barnes focused on colonists who came to Maryland as either indentured servants or convicts. Now he turns his attention to a cross-section of the area’s early settlers. Although the families discussed in the new volume were scattered throughout the colony, the majority resided in the counties of Anne Arundel and Baltimore.

     Most of the material deals with pre-Revolutionary colonial genealogies. Some lines, however, are traced beyond the year 1776 and beyond the boundaries of Maryland. In the case of some families, Barnes follows the offspring of the daughters for one or two generations whenever the male line died out. Because colonial women may have married at least twice—sometime more—the author provides data on descendants of all of their husbands.

     As expected, the amount of information varies greatly from sketch to sketch. Some genealogies may be only half a page long, while others may cover several pages. Most are at least a page in length. Sources for the author’s findings are included in the narratives. If a pedigree has not yet been proven, Barnes sometimes furnishes theories about the ancestral background, stressing that it has not been documented.

     Families discussed from Anne Arundel County are DARE, EDWARDS, HADDIN, HATHERLY, LEEKE, PICKERING, PIPER, ROWLES, SIMMONS, SLIGH, SMITH, SWINDELL-TANZEY, TEBEDO, TONGUE, WARD, WEST, and WHIPPS. Baltimore County lines are ATKINSON, BAGFORD, BARTON, BENGER, BOND, BRADFORD, BULL, BURK, BUSK, CANNON, CANTWELL, CARBACK, CARRINGTON, CHADWELL, CHEYNE, COBB, CORBIN, COULTER, COWAN, COX, DAUGHADAY, DAUGHERTY, DEBRULER, DUSKIN, EASTWOOD, EDWARDS, FUGATE, FIELD, FITSIMMONS, GILES, GOLDING, GRANT, GRAY, HAILE, HAMBLETON, HENNIS, HENRY, HICKSON, HITCHCOCK, HINTON, HOOK, HUGHES, JONES, KENLEY, KING, KNIGHT, LAVELY, LEEKE, LITTON, LOMAX, MAHANE, MALLONNE, MAXWELL, MCCLAIN, MCQUEEN, MERRYMAN, MOHLER, MORRIS, NORRINGTON, OAKLEY, OGG, POPEJOY, SICKEOLMORE, SLIGH, TAYLOR, TEMPLE, TOLLEY, TUCKER, TURNER, TYE, WARD, WHAYLAND, and WINEMAN. Other counties are represented by the following families:

Calvert County - DARE, HEIGHE, and WHIPPS;
Charles County - HAMMILL and MORAN;
Cecil County - CORBIN and TURNER;
Dorchester County - GODDARD;
Harford County - KENLEY;
Kent County - ANDREWS, ASHLEY, DEBRULER, and KNOWLMAN;
Montgomery County - FERGUSON;
St. Mary’s County – MORAN;
Talbot County - AIREY, COCKAYNE, and RATHELL.

     One of the preeminent authorities on Maryland genealogy today, Barnes includes data on nearly 200 families in his new publication. COLONIAL FAMILIES OF MARYLAND II: THEY CAME, THEY FLOURISHED, AND SOME MOVED ON is certainly another valuable addition to the genealogical literature on the Old Line State.

     The 277-page book has soft covers, an introduction, a bibliography of sources and their abbreviations used in the text, and a full name index. To the book's price of $29.95, buyers should add the cost for postage and handling charges. For U. S. postal mail, the cost is $5.50 for one book and $2.50 for each additional copy; for FedEx ground service, the cost is $7.50 for one copy and $2.50 for each additional book. The volume (item order #8003) may be purchased by check, money order, MasterCard, or Visa from Clearfield Company, 3600 Clipper Mill Rd., Suite 260, Baltimore, Maryland 21211-1953. For phone orders, call toll free 1-800-296-6687; fax 1-410-752-8492; website at www.genealogical.com.


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