Revolutionary Patriots of Charles County, Maryland
Yesterday I received this through the mail – a new find at amazon.com! Many of the families on my mother’s side were originally from Maryland – many from Charles County, and a few from St. Mary’s County – and all my Linton, Edwards and Hancock’s were just across the Potomac River in Virginia! This will be a great help in finding those who were in the Revolutionary War – or at least a beginning of the search!
The book has 332 pages of alphabetically listed patriots. The entries have been documented and a key of 34 sources is included. Genealogy information such as family members, dates of birth, death or marriage, and place of residence are included in some entries. This will be a fascinating book just to sit down and read – now if I can just find the time!
For one of the Moran’s in my family the entry is as follows:
MORAN, Gabriel (1730-c1810). Private, Militia, 12th Battalion, Cap. Alexander McPherson’s Company, 1777 [Ref: M-160, which listed the name as "Gabril Morran"]. took the Oath of Allegiance in 1778 [Ref: L-19]. Resident of Benedict Hundred in 1778 [Ref: Q-I:297]. Gabriel Moran was born on June 30, 1730, married Margaret Wood, and died after Sept. 20, 1810 [Ref: J-II:2070].
For anyone with Charles County relatives this would be a valuable addition to your genealogy library! Henry C. Peden, Jr., has written several interesting books on Maryland genealogy and family history, including another one I have, Marylanders to Kentucky. Have any of you used any of his books for research?