|David Roberts (#46847588)|
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I am a retired high school history teacher, having taught in the public schools of St. Mary's County, Maryland. I am a native of Huntington, Suffolk County, New York.|
I have been interested in visiting old cemeteries since I was a child, when cemetery visiting was a family activity.
I began a project during the American Revolution Bicentennial to update the cemetery lists held by the St. Mary's County Historical Society, Leonardtown, MD. This project, using high school students, extended into the early 1980s. Some cemetery lists were published in the "Maryland-Delaware Genealogist."
I worked with the GenExchange Project adding cemetery data from both Long Island, New York, and Calvert and St. Mary's counties in Southern Maryland. I have also worked with the longislandgenealogy.com site.
I was editor of the "Generator," the quarterly publication of the St. Mary's County Genealogical Society from 1994 to 2014, except for one year. I also served as 2nd Vice President of that organization.
Currently, I'm a member of the Sgt. James H. Harris Camp #38, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. We are now in a project to identify & mark graves of the known Union soldiers in St. Mary's & Calvert counties.
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|JoAnne||Howard Family of Leonardtown, MD|
David – What an amazing amount of work and wealth of information! I am hoping you may be able to assist me in my search for my great (x’s 4) grandfather’s family. Stephen Howard lived with his family in St. Mary’s County, Leonardtown, MD. In 1776 he enlisted in the 1st Maryland Regiment, and in 1780 was wounded at the Battle of Camden, then taken prisoner and held aboard the prison ship “Elizabeth", then pressed into service on a man-of-war and taken to Kingston, Jamaica. Later he was sent to Canada, then onto Fort Loyal, on Dutchman’s Point in North Hero, VT (the last fort the British held onto in the U.S.) where after 16 years held as a prisoner of war, he was finally able to escape to freedom. I have been trying to find who his parents were and how they came to be in Maryland, (did they arrive on the Ark or the Dove?) Any leads would be greatly appreciated.
Added by JoAnne on May 31, 2016 11:40 PM
|Judy Hoffmeister||Earl Francis Hofmann|
Thank you so much for the correction. I wish I had more ancestors to connect with him. This is one of the few of the ancestors from Baltimore Maryland that have appeared in Find a Grave. I'm so grateful for it too. If I find more, I'll let you know. Thanks.
Hi--I am extremely grateful for your posting of the grave and information concerning Thomas Conklin, my 6th ggrandfather. Was pleased to learn that he was a Patriot in the Revolutionary War.
Would like to correspond with you re the Conklin family.
Added by Carol on Apr 30, 2016 4:39 PM
|Judy Hoffmeister||Earl Francis Hofmann|
Hi, Can you please correct the spelling of Earl Francis Hofmann's memorial. #21598832 You have it spelled Hoffman and his correct spelling is Hofmann, with only one F in Hofmann. Thanks a million.
Thanks so much for the transfers! I so appreciate your kindness! As long as you are willing to transfer, I have others I will request. There is no hurry....
Added by Rosalie on Apr 25, 2016 9:03 AM
I have contacted her in the past and she has not responded.
Added by MSB on Apr 25, 2016 7:34 AM
|Edward Bauer||Kathleen Sammis Brush|
Finally caught up to the Sammis, Conklin & Brush families. I also knew that your name would 'pop' up in this as well! Lots more to do here so I guess I'll see you on facebook! ~Ed
|Jeffrey McLane||RE: Genealogy Society|
Dave when do you meet
|Pat Green||RE: Mary Green|
Thanks!! I'm about 2 hours away, so I certainly appreciate that. I do have a question for you. My great grandmother's father was Enoch Richard Evans. I saw an article from 1905 that said he was a noted handball player in Leonardtown "in the alley behind Tubman's Store." I was at the Historical Society there back in about 2004 and there was a woman there in her 90s who did not remember that store. I'd love to find out the location of that store and of course that alley if it still exists there in Leonardtown. I've done a few web searches to no avail. If you've heard of it or know where I can find that answer I'd appreciate it. BTW - Mary's husband's family is originally from Sayville, Long Island...
|Jeffrey McLane||RE: St. Michael's Cemetery|
not a problem, i am doing ancestry at the same time as find a grave to make sure of the cross references. I figured 2 ways of verification couldn't hurt
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