Location: Dorchester County MD

Naticoke Burial Customs

The Nanticoke, who lived on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, were connected, linguistically, with the Delaware, and before the latter removed westward beyond the Alleghenies they were neighboring tribes. The Nanticoke were encountered by Capt. John Smith and his party of colonists from Jamestown in 1608, living on or near the river which continues to bear their tribal name. For many years they were enemies of the colonists, but remained in the region until about 1730, when the majority of the tribe began moving northward, stopping at the mouth of the Juniata, and elsewhere in the valley of the Susquehanna, at last arriving in southern New York on the eastern branch of the latter stream, where they rested under protection of the Iroquois, who then dominated that section. Tribal movements were often slow and deliberate, with stops of years on the way, and a generation elapsed between the starting of the Nanticoke from the Eastern Shore and their arrival among the Iroquois. Like many tribes, they removed the remains of the dead from their old home to their new settlements, This was witnessed by Heckewelder, who wrote “These Nanticokes had the singular custom of removing the bones of their deceased friends from the burial place to a place of deposit in the country they dwell in, In earlier times they were known to go from Wyoming and Chemenk, to...

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Biographical Sketch of Samuel D. Lecompte

Samuel D. Lecompte, first chief justice of the Territory of Kansas and afterward prominent on the bench of Leavenworth County, and a representative in both houses of the Legislature, was born in Dorchester County, Maryland, December 13, 1814. After graduating from Jefferson College, Pennsylvania, he studied law in Maryland and, upon being admitted to the bar, began practice in Carroll County, that state. He had served one term in the Maryland Legislature and become quite prominent politically, when he moved to Baltimore in 1854. In October, 1854, President Pierce appointed Mr. Lecompte chief justice of the Territory of Kansas, which position he held until March 9, 1859. Upon retiring from the bench he located in Leavenworth and opened a law office. At the close of the Civil war he renounced his democratic beliefs and became a republican. Judge Lecompte served four years as probate judge of Leavenworth County; represented the county in the State Legislatures of 1867-68, and on April 15, 1874, was elected chairman of the Republican Congressional Committee of the First District. In 1887 he went to Kansas City to live with his son and died there on April 24,...

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Ababco Tribe

Ababco Indians. An eastern Algonquian tribe or subtribe. Although mentioned in the original records of 1741 1Bacon, Laws of Maryland, 1765 in connection with the Hutsawaps and Tequassiinoes as a distinct tribe, they were probably only a division of the Choptank. This name is not mentioned in John Smith’s narrative of his exploration of Chesapeake bay. The band lived on Choptank River, Maryland, and in 1741 the Colonial government confirmed them in the possession of their lands on the south side of that stream, in Dorchester County, near Secretary Creek. By 1837 the entire tribe to which they belonged had dwindled to a few individuals of mixed Indian and African blood. (J. M.) Alternate Spellings Ababeves – Bozman, History of Maryland, I, 115, 1837. Footnotes:   [ + ] 1. ↩ Bacon, Laws of Maryland,...

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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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