Location: Cecil County MD

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 administratrix, March 30, 1671. LIBER 1-2, page...

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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 agreement Oct. 25,1765; was delegate to Provincial Convention, July 15.1774; on Committee of Safety and Council of Safety. He had also quite a military career and was a gallant officer. In 1775 he was a Major of the Second Battalion and then Colonel of Associators and served during a period of two years. He was in the battle of Princeton and was personally thanked by General Washington for services rendered. He was also in the battles of Germantown, Brandywine and Valley Forge. He appears to have served in a military capacity and as a member of the State Board of War until after Dec. 4, 1777. He had a seat on the Supreme Executive Council, Oct. 31, 1781; was Judge of High Court of Appeals, March 15, 1783; member of Continental Congress 1785; removed from Philadelphia, Pa., to New Brunswick, N. J., and became Mayor of that town in 1790, and Judge of Court of Common Pleas. We thus see what a distinguished gentleman he was: Patriot, soldier, and statesman.   REFERENCES. John Bubenheim...

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Maryland Cemetery Records, Calvert to Dorchester 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 Calvert County Following Cemeteries (hosted at Calvert County, Maryland Tombstone Transcription Project) Harrison Family Graveyard Lower Marlboro United Methodist Church Cemetery Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery Caroline County Following Cemeteries (hosted at Caroline County, Maryland Tombstone Transcription Project) Denton Catholic Cemetery Denton Township Cemetery Burrsville Union Methodist Cemetery Burrsville Wesley Methodist Cemetery Carroll County Following Cemeteries (hosted at Carroll County, Maryland Tombstone Transcription Project) Bachman’s Cemetery Baust’s (Emanuel) Lutheran/Reformed Cemetery Brandenburg United Methodist Church Cemetery Krider’s (St Benjamin’s) Lutheran & Reformed Cemetery Leister’s/St John’s Cemetery Mountainview Cemetery Mt. John’s United Methodist Church Old Leister’s Church Cemetery Piney Creek Presbyterian Cemetery Runnymeade Cemetery St. John’s Catholic Cemetery St. Mary’s Lutheran/Reformed Cemetery Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery Westminster Cemetery Winter’s (St Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran) Cemetery Wolf’s Cemetery Following Cemeteries (hosted at Interment) Manchester Cemetery Meadow Branch Cemetery St. John’s (Leisters) Lutheran Cemetery Cecil County Following Cemeteries (hosted at Cecil County, Maryland Tombstone Transcription Project) Cecilton (Zion) Cemetery Cecilton (Zion)...

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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 their abode in Holland, from which country, in 1685, Mr. Sechler’s great great grandfather emigrated to America, locating near William Penn’s town of Philadelphia. His grandson, John Sechler, a revolutionary soldier, founded the town of Danville, the birthplace not only of the subject of this sketch, but also of his father, Rudolph Sechler, and his mother, Susannah (nee Douty). His wife’s parents were Thomas and Catharine (nee Angstadt) Mackey. Mr. and Mrs. Sechler had but one son, Thomas M:, whose biographical sketch follows this one. Daniel M. Sechler’s early education was acquired in the public schools, of his native town, supplemented by several terms in the local academy. At seventeen years of age he began his apprenticeship at the carriage maker’s trade, in the City of Port Deposit, Maryland. Four years later he entered into a copartnership with a Mr. Ball, under the firm name of Ball & Sechler, Carriage Manufacturers, at Milton, Pennsylvania. During this period Mr. Ball died. Mr. Sechler continued the business for three years thereafter, producing from fifty to seventy-five...

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