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Maryland Settlers & Soldiers, 1700s-1800s
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Maryland Settlers & Soldiers, 1700s-1800s
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Maryland Settlers & Soldiers features approximately 313,000 names of Maryland residents and soldier from the 1700s and the 1800s.

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In records ranging from newspaper abstracts and marriage licenses to military diaries and cemetery transcriptions, this data collection identifies approximately 313,000 of Maryland's settlers and soldiers. More than half of the books are made up of military records and identify civilian and enlisted participants in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and the War of 1812.

 Sources for Maryland Settlers & Soldiers, 1700s-1800s :
  • Marriages and Deaths from the Maryland Gazette, 1727-1839
    by Robert W Barnes
    Published between 1727 and 1839 "The Maryland Gazette" often included references to marriages and deaths of everyday Maryland citizens. Here the marriages and deaths of approximately 3,000 Maryland residents are abstracted. The abstracts are quite informative since they provide you with information not only on the bride and groom but on ministers, relatives, and associates as well.
  • Marriages and Deaths from Baltimore Newspapers, 1796-1816
    by Robert W Barnes
    Seventeen Baltimore newspapers were researched in the compilation of this comprehensive book. At least 5,000 individuals are referenced within the 7,500 abstracts collected here. Within the abstracts you'll learn not only dates and details of vital events but names and notes on event participants (for example, relatives, ministers, and associates).

    Each entry is keyed to a specific source - the key to the code is found at the beginning of the book. This collection of records is especially valuable because it is unlikely that the newspapers consulted for this work can be found in a single repository outside of Maryland.

  • Maryland Records: Colonial, Revolutionary, County and Church from Original Sources Two Volumes
    by Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh
    In more than 1100 pages, this book has been called the most comprehensive collection of basic information ever compiled in Maryland genealogy. In addition to lists from the 1776 census, you'll find record of marriages, loyalty oaths, tombstone inscriptions, pensions, naturalizations, surveys, rent rolls, and more. In all more than 50,000 individuals are referenced within this two-volume set.

    "No other publication contains inside its covers such a wide variety of helpful materials for the researcher in Maryland genealogy." - Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin (Summer 1978)

  • Revolutionary Records of Maryland
    by Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh and Margaret R. Hodges
    Expertly compiled from both public and private collections, the bulk of the individuals included in this book were identified as signers of the Oath of Fidelity and Support from the early counties of Calvert, Montgomery, Frederick, and Washington. Signing the Oath of Fidelity and Support was essentially a pledge to support the cause of the Colonies in the Revolution. In addition, you'll find an extensive list of civil servants (constables, surveyors, justices, grand jurors, etc.) of Prince George's County. In all approximately 5,000 individuals are referenced within this collection of previously unpublished material.
  • Index of Marriage Licenses, Prince George's County, Maryland 1777-1886
    by Helen W. Brown
    Based on original manuscripts on file at the Hall of Records in Annapolis, Maryland, this index lists nearly 14,000 brides and grooms with dates of their marriage licenses. Once you have determined this fundamental information about an ancestor's marriage, you may wish to track down a copy of their original record where you'll usually find the name of the presiding minister, place of residence, parents' names, and occupation.
  • Marriage Licenses of Caroline County, Maryland, 1774-1815
    by Henry Downes Cranor
    The marriage licenses transcribed here represent all those recorded during the forty years immediately following the formation of Caroline County in 1774 from parts of Queen Anne's and Dorchester Counties. With information on more than 4,000 brides and grooms, the licenses were copied from the records in the office of the Clerk of the County Court. This material originally appeared in three 1904 issues of the "Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography."
  • Index to Marriages and Deaths in the 'Baltimore Sun,' 1837-1850
    Index to Marriages in the 'Baltimore Sun,' 1851-1860

    by Thomas L. Hollowak
    In Thomas L. Hollowak's books "Index to Marriages and Deaths in the 'Baltimore Sun'" and "Index to Marriages in the 'Baltimore Sun,' 1851-1860" you'll find reference to thousands of Maryland's everyday citizens. Here, you'll find the names of brides, grooms, and deceased individuals and dates of marriages or deaths. With this information, you will be able to place your ancestor in Maryland at a specific time and place.
  • The British Invasion of Maryland, 1812-1815
    by William M. Marine
    This comprehensive history of Maryland in the War of 1812 is comprised mostly of an exhaustive register of 11,000 Marylanders (soldiers, sailors, and citizens) who participated in the War effort. Generally, you'll learn an individual's rank, company, and regiment.
  • Muster Rolls and Other Records of Service of Maryland Troops in the American Revolution, 1775-1783
    Compiled from muster rolls, payrolls, and Land Office records, this is the standard work on the more than 20,000 Maryland troops in the Revolutionary War. The information is compiled in a tabular format and what you'll learn about each soldier varies according to command. Generally, you'll learn an individual's full name, rank, dates of enlistment and discharge. Often a record will include other notes such as whether an individual was wounded, killed, or missing.
  • Maryland Revolutionary Records
    by Harry Wright Newman
    Derived from close examination of more than 3,000 Revolutionary War pension claims and bounty land applications, this work is broken out into five parts. Part I, "Maryland Revolutionary Pensioners," gives the name of the veteran, his date of birth, rank, name of the group in which he served, and the name of the pension applicant (the widow, for example). Part II, "Maryland Federal Bounty Land Grants," gives the name of the soldier, his rank, acreage received, date the warrant was issued, and the warrant number. Part III is a list of Maryland soldiers who did not receive pensions but whose service has been established through records. Part IV consists of a list of marriages proved through Maryland pension applications, and Part V is a list of soldiers whose Revolutionary service was in states other than Maryland.
  • A Record of Interments at the Friends Burial Ground, Baltimore, Maryland
    by E. Erick Hoopes and Christina Hoopes
    This is a compilation of records that would surely be difficult to find elsewhere. Within the images of 66 pages you'll find the transcription of the tombstones found in the old Quaker cemetery located along Harford Road in Baltimore, Maryland. The transcriptions generally provide the deceased's full name, date of death, and age at death. Where possible the compilers have also furnished the names of spouses or other relatives appearing on the gravestones or surfacing from their research. You'll also find an informative history of the Friends Burial Ground written by the authors.
  • Orderly Book of the 'Maryland Loyalists Regiment,' June 18
    by Caleb Jones
    This orderly book, or military diary, of the Maryland Loyalist Regiment begins with the evacuation to Philadelphia and covers the march across the Jerseys, the foraging tour, and cantonment on Long Island. The information compiled within an orderly book is especially interesting because it is concerned with day-to-day soldier assignments or troop movements. In addition, you'll find a partial roster of Maryland Loyalists in the book's Introduction.
  • Roster of Civil War Soldiers from Washington County, Maryland
    by Roger Keller
    This is the first published account of the role of Washington County, Maryland in the Civil War. Steeped in both genealogical and historical value, this exhaustive volume compiles all that is known about 1,200 Washington County natives who participated in the War. Along with accounts of the Civil War soldiers, you'll find biographical sketches of physicians and civilians who participated in the effort. The author consulted all the major sources on the Civil War in Maryland and has written a book that is moving and informative. It is must reading for anyone interested in the genealogy or history of the Civil War in Maryland.
  • Civil War Burials in Baltimore's Loudon Park Cemetery
    by Anna Miller Watring
    Founded in 1853, Loudon Park Cemetery is one of the largest in the world and the resting place for someone from almost every family living in Baltimore today. During the Civil War, 2,300 Union soldiers and at least 650 Confederate soldiers were buried there. The nearly 3,000 Civil War burials preserved here were extracted from the 1981 transcription of the Loudon Park interment books made by Robert W. Barnes. For each soldier you'll generally learn: full name, rank, military attachment, and age as well as date, cause, and place of death.
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