The focus of this research is on the Early Families of Maryland and Pennsylvania who settled in the area in the late Eighteenth Century, their ancestors and descendants.
Our site began originally with the Crowe, Humbertson, Layman and Weinbrenner/Winebrenner families who had roots along the Potomac, but has grown to include many more Pioneer Families.
Some of the descendants of these families migrated later into Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, West Virginia and beyond.
If you are connected to any of these early families, please join us in our efforts. We may be able to help each other in our genealogical research.
When we started this site it was with the hope that others would find a tidbit here and there to help break down their own BRICK WALL, and perhaps have a morsel or two to share with others.
Please feel free to submit any little thing you may have, whether it's pictures, a date of birth/death/marriage, burial location, an obituary, Military Record or whatever, that pertains to these pioneers of Maryland and Pennsylvania, and their related Ancestors or Descendants.
Senior Play ~ Class of 1947
Starting at the top: Emma Martens,
2nd row, Patricia Warehime, Ina Lee Robeson and Rosemary Weimer.
On the bottom, Marguerite McGuire. Nancy Montesant, Geraldine Powers and Ruth Ann Anthony.
(Courtesy of Pat Thomas)
Posted February 17, 2012
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The Men of Wright's Crossing
A photo from Connie Hamilton Beachy, submitted by Dick Crow
Our concentration is on those not-very-well-documented family members. These are "orphans", because we need to find their parents and connect them to the rest of the families. Most often, these are Our Brick Walls.
Please be aware, that some of the information we gather, is undocumented and not yet proven. Thus, any undocumented data presented here (and elsewhere), should ONLY be used as leads, not actual fact. Where documentation is available, we will provide it or its source. You should always verify any information you find, before accepting it.
There is some data that has been 'generally accepted' as being fact. Quite often this information is based solely on assumption.
Anyone researching "orphan" family members of Maryland and Pennsylvania is invited to join us in our sleuthing.
We will include what has been accepted, along with any notes regarding the questionable data, and let you be the judge. Whatever documentation we find to substantiate or disprove that information will be added, to aid you in your research.
In climbing through family trees, we have come across many inconsistencies in the "generally accepted" family lines which we would like to resolve.
We don't want to accept assumptions such as:
"John Doe was the father of Jane Doe" when he was only 8 yrs. old at the time of her birth.
And we can't accept a death as "Oct. 15, 1850", when the wife is already found to be a widow in the census taken in June of 1850 and the final payout of the estate has been distributed on Oct. 15, 1850. Obviously, the person was dead before probate of the estate.
So join us in our pursuit of these pioneer families of Maryland and Pennsylvania and we'll help each other in giving them their rightful place in their family histories.
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