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Mary Law Miller (#47176712)
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I have been a student of my family history since my childhood when I listened to my Grandmother tell family stories. This continued with genealogical trips with my mother, and I continued the tradition with my children. My family has tended to stay in the Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia area.
I'm always eager to meet "new" cousins.
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Carlene Steel
RE: Christiana Middlekauff
Yes, my 3x great grandmother on my maternal side was Mary Ann Middlekauff (1802-1883). She was b. in Fairplay, Washington, MD & d. in Keedysville, Washington, MD. Her Find A Grave #51930434. She married John Jay "Jack" Keedy (1805-1868) in 1826. Her parents were Christian Middlekauff (1769-1828) & Rosanna Russell (1772-1832).
I believe they are all linked up on Find A Grave, if you are interested.
Getting back to Christiana, have you searched for the possibility of her having married again after Samuel died?
Happy hunting & Merry Christmas,
Carlene
Added by Carlene Steel on Dec 18, 2015 4:12 PM
Carlene Steel
Christiana Middlekauff
Hi Mary,
Glad your wrote, it's always good to check things out. I think I may have come up with some explanation of the confusion of Christiana's maiden name.

I've been searching all the trees that pop up when you click on the leaf to see how they dealt with her maiden name.
I was thinking that all those different "B" surnames were enough alike that the person writing the documents just heard the name differently & so they spelled it the way they heard it. I thought maybe she had married again, but that didn't seem to fit either.

Just now, I looked for her on Ancestry in the 1850 Census. She was listed in the family of Wm S Bantz (1818) & wife Carline Bantz (1819) & their children: Wm A, 7 yrs old; Henry H, 6 yrs old; Mary W, 4 yrs old, & Clarence, less than a month. Catherine Cole was 17 yrs old & I would guess that she was working as a "maid", "child care", or "servant". It says she was born in Germany, home in 1850 Frederick, Frederick, MD.

There was a Christiana Cole age 17 b. abt 1833 living with Henry Cole, age 62 & Ann Cole age 60; & a Timothy Tyler age 86, & John White age 17 living in Lexington, Greene, NY. It didn't give where she or Henry & Ann where born. This was also the 1850 Census.

There was another Catherine Cole in Frederick, Frederick, MD, also b. in Germany & she was b. about 1834. Her parents were John Cole & Sarah Cole.

I just went to the Public Trees on Ancestry & there are 3 that have her married to Samuel M. Middlekauff, but they don't have her parents.

I just checked the 1840 Census for Cole(s) in Frederick Co., MD & there were four families there. However, when you look at their census page only one had a free white female 5 through 9. That family was Thomas C Cole's living in New Market, Frederick, MD.

What it comes down to is, I think her maiden name was actually Cole, but you can't be sure who her parents were. And I'm guessing she was the Catherine/Christiana Cole living with the Bantz family in the 1850 Census. Why she would go by that name when her name was recorded on those death certificates is anybodies guess.

Carlene
Added by Carlene Steel on Dec 17, 2015 2:52 PM
Tips
Edit for Washington L. Gill
Would you kindly share your source for the middle name?
Added by Tips on Sep 26, 2015 7:13 PM
Donna Butler Sheaffer
RE: Margaret Law
Am I missing something? I looked up all the Margaret Laws on Find A Grave and none of them are mine. Donna
Added by Donna Butler Sheaffer on Sep 20, 2015 1:02 PM
Tips
Dora Catherine Gill
Thanks for the suggestions. Could you please provide evidence for the parental links?

Also, you’ll need to resolve which of the memorials for her father is correct. As long as there are two memorials for him, I will not pick one over the other.
Added by Tips on Sep 19, 2015 10:25 AM
Donna Butler Sheaffer
RE: Margaret Guthrie Law in Appleby Monor Cemetery
I'll delete mine. Where is she buried?
Added by Donna Butler Sheaffer on Sep 14, 2015 3:38 PM
Geanealogy Jennifer Stephenson
RE: Joel Ketteman
Of course you can use the photo. Thank you for asking first. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by Geanealogy Jennifer Steph... on May 13, 2015 8:35 AM
Wanda (Kriner) Mixell
Marie Miller
No thanks necessary, she was my cousin, so was quite happy to do it. It's nice to know she is so fondly thought of by both sides of her family. I would love to make it up to the cemetery to get a picture of the marker.
Added by Wanda (Kriner) Mixell on Apr 17, 2015 4:41 PM
pbeatty
RE: Semantha Law Simpson
Semantha;

Of course you can use the photo, I can probably find a better one to send you directly. Thank you for asking, it is appropriate to ask and I appreciate the courtesy.

I'm going to contact you directly so we can talk about Simpsons.

Preston
Added by pbeatty on Mar 02, 2015 10:53 AM
Harold G. Richards
Mollie Long
Thanks for the corrections and additions, Mary!
Added by Harold G. Richards on Dec 26, 2014 3:46 AM
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