I built a photo family tree for my son. We are both descendants of the Eckharts of Eckhart Mines, MD. http://www.geocities.com/eckhart_family/mypage.htmlhttp://www.geocities.com/eckhart_family/mypage.html I don't know if you are aware of this or not, but the story in my family was that the Eckharts discovered coal on their land. When Consolidated Coal of New York found out about it, they sent people to persuade the Eckharts to sell them their land. The father and oldest son were dead within 3 days of one another. Their land was signed over to Consolidated Coal the very next day. The story goes that they were murdered. That was in 1835, when might made right. It was the largest coal field in Maryland.