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Slave Narrative of Tom Randall

Interviewer: Rogers Person Interviewed: Tom Randall Location: Oella, Maryland Place of Birth: Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland Date of Birth: 1856 Reference: Personal interview with Tom Randall, at his home, Oella, Md. “I was born in Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland, in 1856, in a shack on a small street now known as New Cut Road—the name then, I do not know. My mother’s name was Julia Bacon. Why my name was Randall I do not know, but possibly a man by the name of Randall was my father. I have never known nor seen my father. Mother was the cook at the Howard House; she was permitted to keep me with her. When I could remember things, I remember eating out of the skillets, pots and pans, after she had fried chicken, game or baked in them, always leaving something for me. When I grew larger and older I can recall how I used to carry wood in the kitchen, empty the rinds of potatoes, the leaves of cabbages and the leaves and tops of other plants. “There was a colored man by the name of Joe Nick, called Old Nick by a great many white people of me city. Joe was owned by Rueben Rogers, a lawyer and farmer of Howard County. The farm was situated about 2-1/2 miles on a road that is the extension of Main Street, the leading street of Ellicott City. They never called me anything but Tomy or Randy, other people told me that Thomas Randall, a merchant of Ellicott City, was my father. “Mother was owned by a man by the...

Biographical Sketch of William Koehl

Koehl, William; architect; born, Akron, O., Aug. 22, 1883; educated, Parochial School, Akron, O., University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Can., St. Charles College, Elliott City, Md.; married, Cleveland, June 23, 1909, Alma Keidel; two sons, William J. and Thomas F.; received early training in architecture in prominent offices in Akron and Cleveland; for six years previous to entering partnership with A. C. Wolf, was associated with Frank B. Meade; entered into partnership with A. C. Wolf in 1911, remaining until 1913, when he established his own offices in the Park...

Biographical Sketch of Rev. William A. Scullen

Scullen, William A. Rev.; Ph. D., S. T. D., J. C. D.; sec’y Diocese of Cleveland; born, Oct. 2, 1879, East Liverpool, O.; son of Patrick and Joanna Scullen; Parochial and public high schools, East Liverpool; St. Charles College, Ellicott City Md., 1898-1902; St. Mary’s Seminary, Cleveland, 1902-1903; American College, Rome, 1903-1909; Ph. D., from the Propaganda University, Rome, 1904; S. T. D., same university 1908; J. C. D., Apollonaris University, Rome, 1909; ordained priest by Cardinal Respighi, Sept. 21, 1907, in the Lateran Basilica, Rome; appointed sec’y of Cleveland diocese, June 14, 1909; member Alumni American College, Rome, (historian, 1912); Alumni St. Charles College, Alumni, East Liverpool High...

Maryland Cemetery Records, Frederick to Montgomery Counties

Maryland Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Maryland county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MarylandMaryland Cemetery Records, Alleghany to BaltimoreMaryland Cemetery Records, Calvert to Dorchester CountiesMaryland Cemetery Records, Frederick to Montgomery CountiesMaryland Cemetery Records, Prince George to Worcester CountiesRocky Gap Veterans Cemetery Frederick County Following Cemeteries (hosted at Frederick County, Maryland Tombstone Transcription Project) Beaver Dam German Baptist Cemetery Benton Family Cemetery Bush Creek German Brethren Church Cemetery Catholic Church Cemetery Central Chapel United Methodist Church Cronise-Fundenburg Family Cemetery Elias Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery German Reformed Church Cemetery , aka St James Reformed Church Glade Reformed Cemetery Graceham Moravian Cemetery Grossnickle Church of the Brethren Cemetery House-Phillips Cemetery Ira Sears Cemetery Israel’s Creek Keedysville Cemetery Koontz Chapel Kramer-Jacobs Cemetery Linganore Cemetery McLain Family Cemetery McElfresh Burying Ground Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery Providence Methodist Church Cemetery Rocky Springs Cemetery Simmons Family Cemetery St. Ignatius Catholic St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Cemetery St. Matthews Lutheran Church St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Summers Family Cemetery Tom’s Creek Cemetery Whitmore Cemetery Zimmerman Family Cemetery Zion Episcopal Cemetery Following Cemeteries (hosted at Interment) Hawbottom Johnson Family Cemetery Wolfesville Reformed Church Cemetery Garrett County Following Cemeteries (hosted at Garrett County, Maryland Tombstone Transcription Project) Deer Park Cemetery Hoyes United Methodist Church Cemetery Jesse Tomlinson Cemetery Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery Rose Hill Cemetery Bear Creek Church of the Brethren Burials...

Biography of T. J. V. Clark

T.J.V. CLARK. – Mr. Clark, a portrait of whom will be found within these pages, is a man substantial and popular, greatly given to building up the city of his residence, and always inventing ways and means of increasing the quantity and variety of products in the surrounding country. Yakima county owes much to him for the introduction of the new grains and new machinery; and not only has he brought there improved products and methods to the notice of the farmers, but has paid them for their crops, thus giving them substantial encouragement. He is the true merchant, whose place in society is to find a use and exchange for everything is produced or made. His life has been spent in the West, although he was born in Maryland, August 27, 1847, and served in the Union army, enlisting in May, 1862, in the Twenty-third Battery, Indiana Artillery, U.S. Volunteers while but a boy of fourteen. He was discharged on account of wounds on November 26, 1863, at Indianapolis, Indiana. He also attended Rock Hill College, Maryland, after the war, with the intention of studying law, but went west to Kansas and Colorado, serving as scout and guide in the regular army during the Indian wars of 1865 and 1870. During the latter year he married Miss Maggie Mann, one of the pioneer girls of that country, and went into the cattle business; but, suffering much from losses by Indians, he went to the Indian country itself – Indian Territory – to avoid trouble. Returning, however, to Kansas, he made a home at Wichita, then but a rude...

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