Will of John Hawkins – 1671

“Whereas JOHN HAWKINS, late resident in Elk River, in ye Province of Maryland, did appoint his well beloved wife residing in New York, to be his true and lawful attorney, And there being credible information brought hither that the said John Hawkins is not long since deceased, intestate.” The said widow Sarah Hawkins, is appointed



Biography of Colonel John Bubenheim Bayard

Colonel John Bubenheim Bayard (he dropped the name Bubenheim) was born in the Great House, Bohemia Manor, Cecil Co., Maryland, on August 11, 1738, and died in New Brunswick, N. J., on January 7,1807. He was one of the most distinguished members of this ancient family, holding many positions of importance. He signed the non-importation



Biography of Daniel M. Sechler

Daniel M. Sechler, founder of the D. M. Sechler Carriage Company, of Moline, Illinois, was born March 4, 1818, at Danville, Pennsylvania, and died at his home in Cincinnati, Ohio, May 27, 1903. Mr. Sechler’s forefathers, in the days of the persecution of John Huss, were obliged to flee for refuge from Austria, taking up



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