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Slave Narrative of Jim Taylor

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Interviewer: Rogers Person Interviewed: Jim Taylor Location: Baltimore, Maryland Place of Birth: Talbot County, Maryland Date of Birth: 1847 Place of Residence: 424 E. 23rd St., Baltimore, Maryland Age: 89 Reference: Personal interview with Jim Taylor, at his home, 424 E. 23rd St., Baltimore. “I was born in Talbot County, Eastern Shore, Maryland, near St. Michaels about 1847. Mr. Mason Shehan’s father knew me well as I worked for him for more than 30 years after the emancipation. My mother and father both were owned by a Mr. Davis of St. Michaels who had several tugs and small boats. In the summer, the small boats were used to haul produce while the tugs were used for towing coal and lumber on the Chesapeake Bay and the small rivers on the Eastern Shore. Mr. Davis bought able-bodied colored men for service on the boats. They were sail boats. I would say about 50 or 60 feet long. On each boat, besides the Captain, there were from 6 to 10 men used. On the tugs there were more men, besides the mess boy, than on the sail boats. “I think a man by the name of Robinson who was in the coal business at Havre de Grace engaged Mr. Davis to tow several barges of soft coal to...

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Biography of John R. Caulk, M. D.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Dr. John R. Caulk, urological surgeon of St. Louis, was born at McDaniel, Talbot county, Maryland, October 30, 1882, a son of the late Frank E. and Sarah D. (Wrightson) Caulk. The father was a representative of a prominent Maryland family of Scotch and English lineage and engaged in business as a wholesale tobacconist, winning substantial success. He died in 1894 at the age of forty-one years, while his wife passed away in 1912 at the age of fifty-two. She was also a representative of one of the old Maryland families of English lineage founded in the new world prior to the Revolutionary war. By her marriage she became the mother of four children, one of whom, a daughter, died in childhood. Dr. Caulk, the eldest of the family, was educated in the primary and high schools of Easton, Talbot county, Maryland, and in St. John’s College at Annapolis, a military school, where in his senior year he was commanding officer, holding the rank of major of the battalion. There he was graduated with the degree of A. B. in 1901, while in 1912 his alma mater conferred upon him the Master of Arts degree. His medical education was obtained in the Johns Hopkins University, from which he was graduated in 1906, subsequent to which time...

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Biography of Edward Thomas James

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Among the veterans of the great Civil war who came in numbers to Kansas following the end of strife, was Edward Thomas James, whose useful and honorable life closed on December 6, 1915. For almost a half century he was one of the representative men of Shawnee County, an active force in the development of this section and one who will long be remembered for his sterling traits of character. Edward Thomas James was born in Talbot County, Maryland, August 27, 1830. At the time of his death he was the only survivor of his parents’ family of three children. His only sister died in infancy. Between himself and his brother W. Lambert, three years his junior, there existed the closest affection until the latter’s death. In his youth Mr. James had only limited educational opportunities but a love of reading and contact with many phases of life provided him with information on every subject and caused him in later years to be chosen for offices of trust and responsibility in his community. In 1857 he moved with his family to Indiana and shortly after Civil war was declared he enlisted for service in the Union army, becoming a member of the Ninth Indiana Infantry. He fell sick and was- granted a furlough but subsequently re-enlisted...

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Biographical Sketch of Franklin Buchanan Owen

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Owen, Franklin Buchanan; insurance; born, Talbot County, Md., Sept. 27, 1882; son of William Tilghman and Mary Tilghman Buchanan Owen; educated, public schools of Talbot County, Md., St. John’s College, Annapolis, Md., University of Maryland, School of Law, Baltimore, Md.; first lieut. Maryland National Guard; resigned in 1904; in November, 1897, entered the employ of Messrs. Lawford & McKim, general insurance agts. and brokers, of Baltimore; remained there until April, 1899; resigned to accept a position with the American Bonding Co. of Baltimore; was with that Company in various positions, until Dec. 31, 1906, resigning as sec’y and treas., to become mgr. of Baltimore branch of The American Surety Company of New York; resigned, and came to Cleveland, Jan. 31, 1909, and entered the employ of the late E. Shriver Reese, then gen. agt. of the Fidelity & Deposit Company of Maryland; member firm of Resse, Owen, Clark Agency, Suretyship and insurance; resident vice pres. Fidelity & Deposit Company of Maryland; member Society of Colonial Wars, Sons of American Revolution, and United Sons of Confederate Veterans; member Union, Tavern; Mayfield Country, Athletic, City and Church Clubs; member executive committee National Association of Casualty and Surety Agents; member executive committee Cleveland Board of Surety...

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Biography of James A. McGonigle

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now James A. McGonigle. For many reasons may James A. McGonigle, contractor and builder and one of Leavenworth’s most respected citizens, be regarded as deserving of extended mention in a history of Kansas. He came to Leavenworth as a pioneer in 1857; he was an early, brave and loyal soldier in the Union army until incapacitated by wounds in the Civil war; since then had been more prominent in the upbuilding of the city than any other man; and still at the age of eighty-three carries on large business operations and with the same facility and exactness that won him the reputation of being the foremost contractor in Kansas and other states. James A. McGonigle was born at Hagerstown, Maryland, February 8, 1834. His father, James McGonigle, was born in County Derry, near the Giant’s Causeway, Ireland. When a young man he started out for himself, going to Londonderry and there learning the weaver’s trade, and when about twenty-five years old, in 1813, crossed the Atlantic ocean in one of the old sailing vessels of the time, which, after months on the water, safely landed him at Hagerstown, Maryland. He found work at his trade, hand looms being used exclusively at that time, and continued until the invention and introduction of weaving machinery made hand work unprofitable....

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Maryland Cemetery Records, Prince George to Worcester Counties

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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 Prince George’s County Following Cemeteries (hosted at Prince George’s¬† County, Maryland Tombstone Transcription Project) Addison Chapel of St. Matthew’s Ammendale Cemetery Cedar Hill Cemetery Evergreen Cemetery Hamilton Family Cemetery Hilleary Family Cemetery Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery Ivy Hill Cemetery St. John’s Episcopal Church Cemetery St. Mary’s Catholic Church St. Mary’s Catholic Church Fort Lincoln Cemetery¬† (hosted at Interment) Queen Anne’s County Broad Creek Cemetery (hosted at Interment) Somerset County Following Cemeteries (hosted at Somerset County, Maryland Tombstone Transcription Project) Austin Family Graveyard St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Graveyard Bonneville Family Graveyard Bozman Family Graveyard Centennial United Methodist Church Cemetery Samuel Wesley United Methodist Church Cemetery , Manokin Disharoon Related Graves Fitzgerald Cemetery Harris – Overton Family Graveyard Old Palmetto Church Graveyard Robert Pollitt Family Graveyard Long – McGrath – Fitzgerald Family Graveyard Milliagan Family Graveyard Mt. Olive Methodist Church Cemetery Manokin Presbyterian Church...

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Biography of Hon. Matthew P. Deady

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now HON. MATTHEW P. DEADY. – The character of the man whose name heads this article is one to which justice cannot be done in a short sketch of the principal events of his life. However, it will serve to illustrate one pure, wise and energetic; one of those who, while he gained his education, toiled for his living; one of those whom no circumstances, poverty or hardship could deter or turn aside from his purposes and the pursuit of knowledge. Judge Deady was born in Easton, Talbot county, Maryland, on May 12, 1824. His parents were good and respectable people, his father being a teacher by profession. When the son was four years of age, the family moved to Wheeling, Virginia, where his father was employed as principal of the Lancasterian Academy for a number of years. In 1834 his mother died as they were journeying from Baltimore to Wheeling, having been visiting her father at the former city. In 1837, Matthew removed with his father to Ohio, and there spent four years on the farm, until in 1841 he went to Barnesville and wrought at the anvil while he attended the Barnesville Academy. So, while he hammered away at the forge, he also shaped in his mind the knowledge found in good books. After completing...

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Biography of Matthew P. Deady

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Any work professing to describe the representative men of the Pacific Coast would be very incomplete which failed to present a sketch of the life and labors of the distinguished jurist whose name stands at the head of this article. Coming to Oregon in the flower of his early manhood, he has grown with the growth of his adopted State, and strengthened with her strength. His hand and mind are everywhere seen in her constitution, her laws and her polity. Her material advancement has been greatly promoted by his efforts, and his name will ever remain indelibly impressed upon her history. Judge Deady was born near Easton, in Talbot County, Maryland, on May 12, 1824.. His parents were substantial and respectable people, his father being a teacher by profession. In 1828, the family removed to Wheeling, Virginia, where the father was employed as principal of the Lancasterian Academy for some years. In 1834 the mother died on her way back to Wheeling from Baltimore, where the family had gone on a visit to her father. In 1837 young Deady removed to Ohio with his father, and spent some years on a farm. He left the farm in 1841, and went to Barnesville, where for four years he wrought at the anvil and attended the then somewhat...

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