You sure do have a "good old Quaker" name; Mahlon.To continue with the Beckwith information:
"The John A. Beckwith family lived near Redland on land inherited rom his grandfather John Adamson.This land in 1876 was deeded to George W. Burriss, husband of his daughter Maholda.In March 1878 Greenbrry Beckwith purchased from John B. and Grace Diamond a lot of land on Summit Avenue and moved to Gaithersburg.The Beckwith brothers were caprenters and John W. Beckwith was among those who submitted bids to construct the firt plank walks in the newly incorporated town.In 1885 Greenberry sold his land in Gaithersburg to David G. Carlisle, and in 1889 he purchased a ot of land at derwood Station.The 30 Nov 1894 'Sentinel' noted that 'Mrs. Greenbury C. Beckwith, of Derwood, this county died in Philadelphia On friday morning last and was interred at Redland on Sunday.'Greemberry Beckwith's daughters are reputed to have married a Mr. Thompson and a Mr. Kelchner."
Janet sites as her sources "Mary (Snouffer) Spangler; forest Oak Cemetery; U.S. Census 1850, 1880; 'Maryland Directory' 1878, 1881; 'Sentinel' 28 Mar 1873; Mont. Co. Marriage Licenses, Mont. Co. Land Records Liber EBP 14 f 309, EBP 35 f 238; JA 15 f 69, EBP 21 f 295, Mont. Co. Equity Records iber EBP 2 f 167; Gaithersburg Town Minutes."
Please write the Montgomry County Historical Society, Beall-Dawson House, Rockville, MD20850, for further information.I am sure they will want you to provide information on your relationship to any of our local families.We have a small library and also sell old maps of the county (1868 - which show where everyone lived, businesses, schools, etc.; old smaller maps from the 1870s of some of the towns; and booklets about local towns, churches, families, etc.