The Province of Maryland team focuses on profiles of persons who lived in Maryland before 1776. The United States Project focuses on profiles of people in American states post-1776; and has projects for each state. See Project:Maryland.
Team Leader: Jack Day. As Team Leader, I have focused on encouraging team members to share their Maryland connections and interests, and developing lists of research resources for colonial Maryland (see Resources, below). I also expanded the scope of our efforts to include identification of enslaved persons during this period. (20 November 2020)
- Mary Baker - Researching my Tullos/Rodham ancestry believed to have originated in Maryland and Virginia.
- Dola (Nowell) Acree has done a lot of research on the Nowells of Dorchester County, Maryland who eventually changed their surname to Noel, plus these others: Hargis, Lower, and Nalley.
- John Albertini My colonial ancestors were Ayers, Brown, Chew, Harris, Randall, Wynne in MD, PA, VA.
- Toni Boone joining Colony of Virginia and Province of Maryland. My father's side are Boones and came over on The Dove and Ark..
- Michael Bowdle -ancestor Thomas Bowdle arrived in Maryland in 1662 from Cambridge, England. He married Phoebe Loftus in 1684,3G granddau of Archbishop Adam Loftus, Lord Chancellor of Ireland. Thomas was appointed one of the first Vestryman of St. Peters Parish, Talbot, Maryland, 1692
- Dusti (Brown) Ide about Dusti
- Beth Golden. I have many ancestors who lived in the Provinces of Maryland and Virginia before 1700. Surnames include: Bell/Beall, Bradley, deBarrette, Cecil, Duvall, Fendall, Holloway, Mackall, Mobberley, Nuthall, Odell, Prather, Ridgely, Smith, Sprigg, Van Swearingen, and Woods. I enjoy collaborating with others to tell the true stories of our ancestors. I'm a member of the UPenn 17th Century DNA project, https://rfleskes.wixsite.com/chesapeakestudy. I'm renewing my research into Elizabeth LNABU and her two husbands, John Holloway and John Nuthall and soon will be updating their biographies and to a lesser extent their daughter, Priscilla and her husband William Stevens. (27 July 2021)
- Jack Day has extensive family connections in Maryland before 1776. Family names of 3G grandparents are Day, Beall, Walker, Lewis, Windsor, Gray, Beyer, Musseter, Purdum, Browning, King, and Miles. At 4G grandparents add Harvey, Fitzgerald, Baden, Darby, Poole. Major link back to the "old country": Sampson Waring. (3 June 2020) My work on these profiles recently has been reviewing wills for ownership of enslaved persons and creating profiles for the enslaved person linked back to the slave holder. (23 JUne 2023)
- Laura DeSpain My ancestors arrived in Maryland, Virginia and, the Carolina's between the 1500s and the 1700s. My maternal line arrived or migrated to South Carolina before the 1700s from North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland. My paternal family pioneered into Kentucky from North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland when it was still a part of Virginia in the late 1700s.
- Jerry Ellis Lazenbys show up in Maryland in the mid-late 1600s and moved into what became Montgomery County in the early 1700s. Lazenby family, included seven documented patriots, sold the farm after the Revolutionary War and resettled in Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia.
- Yolaine Hudson - Paternal side came to America during the colonial period in the 1600's and resided in VA and MD for the most part until NC came available, then many migrated to KY, etc....our early colonists- Archer, Bailey, Ball, Baugh, Bolling, Burris, Butt, Byrd, Chambers, Chewning, Chiles, Colclough, Croshaw, Durham, Farrar, Field, Holloway, Holt, Hudson, Jefferson, Moore, Tandy, and West
- Seely Foley - discovered her colonial Maryland ancestors while writing her seminar paper for a degree in history at Hood College. She's fascinated with this period of our history and thinks Maryland's is uniquely interesting. Her Maryland ancestors include: Richard Acton, the first settler on land of today's Annapolis, Jonathan Hanson, who built the first mill on the Jones Falls and Thomas Cole, an early claimant of Baltimore City. She enjoys writing long, sourced profiles revealing both the good and the bad of our forebears. Other surnames include: Martin, Hooker, Buck, Mead, Morgan and Murry.
- Stephanie Grohol
- Donna Harris My maternal family immigrated mostly from the UK and settled in Maryland-- Middleton, Wheeler, Smallwood, Coghill, Bayne, Beale and others.
- Mollie King My maternal Prout line is my passion - trying to sort all Prout lines of Maryland, some of which date back to the 1600s. Allied lines are Sunderland (1669), Ringgold (1650), Merrick (1600s), Benny, Cryer, Leonard. They span the Eastern and Western Shores of the Chesapeake Bay. My paternal King line dates solidly in Montgomery County and Prince Georges County, Maryland back to the mid-1700's - when the John Kings become harder to sort out. Allied families are Hurley, Burdette, Miles, Duckett, Waring, Waters.
- Mary Koester - I am working to prove that my Hobbs ancestors came through Washington and Lee Counties during the 1700's from Maryland. As of now, I am at a brick wall for proof in 1801 Tennessee. I am also working on the Oxford family in North Carolina. Other surnames include Herrin, Taylor, and Holloway.
- Steve Lake Returning to Southern Colonies and Maryland, Virginia, Carolinas, Georgia Teams. I'm returning to SCP, after a break, with a better sense of how important the many teams of volunteers are to the integrity and quality of WikiTree. Several of my family lines (Green, Scott, Cain and other associated families, Butt, Dean, DaVault, Wisehart, Prior, Custer) reach back into several of these colonies.
- David Martin
- RL McAdoo Researching Families McAdoo/McAdow, Stewart, Larkin, and other founder families of Buffalo and Alamance Presbyterian churches, Guilford (now Greensboro) NC area, and Sinking Springs Presbyterian churche near present day Abingdon VA, all pre-1776. Arrivals from Ulster or Scotland at Port of Baltimore, Philadelphia, or Charleston.
- Scott McClain I've spent a lot of time working on the Walling and Blevins families in Maryland in the 1730s and have several other ancestor lines that dead end in Maryland around that same time. Particular interest in indentured immigrants and the frontier settlements.
- Sherrie Mitchell - Also works on Team Virginia and Jamestown Team. My ancestors are in VA or MD early on. My MD surnames include Mitchell, Wheeler, Elliot, Boswell, Greer, Payne, Stump, Nichols, Ayers, Musgrove, Lazenby, Box
- Debbie Nance ancestors in Maryland, Colony of Virginia, Province of North Carolina and Province of South Carolina
- Fred Roe- My paternal line of Roes had a large presence on the Eastern Shore and the later "half" were in Greensboro. I, however, was born in Boston, Mass and raised in a suburb. This is because dad had gone to New England for higher education. On that journey he ended in the Cambridge, Mass area where he met my mom who was from northern NH. Her dad was a Warfield a family with a long history on the Eastern Shore starting with Richard Warfield Sr. It seems doubtful that these 2 lines had ever cross paths in Maryland! But I could be surprised. I know a lot about the Warfields due to a book on them. For the Roe's I had a "Brick Wall" pertaining to my 2X granddad's parentagel I recently got a big clue on them via the Genealogical Society of the Eastern Shore which I recently discovered! So as a result of all this I am primarily interested in recording the Early families of which I have gone quite a bit of material.
- Candice Shockley Anglo American ancestors migrated from southern sts,1830's
- Jim Shook II
- Alice Thomsen Staff Sergeant- have relatives in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland
- Carole Taylor My first Ancestors in Maryland were John Taylor D:5 Apr 1676, in Gunpowder, Harford County, AND my James Greer Owners of land around the Gunpowder Falls area and then 60 years later my mother's family Joseph Puntenney owned land 50 miles away from the Greer's.. And then 1918 my Greer gramma married my Taylor grandfather in Sedalia Missouri.
- Kern Brogan Thompson
- Cossy Veach- About Cossy
- Bill Vincent: All of my ancestor families migrated to Kentucky. Most of them came from Virginia, Maryland, and the Carolinas. (5 June 2020)
- Jim Ward
- Karen (Weitz) Wood
- Todd Whitesides - Member of Province of Maryland and Colony of Virginia
Every Person who lived in Maryland before 1776 has a documented and interesting profile on WikiTree.
- Enhance Resource list for colonial Maryland.
- Improve existing Province of Maryland profiles.
- Add new Province of Maryland profiles.
- Appropriately categorize all Province of Maryland profiles.
- Monitor Province of Maryland profiles for errors, duplications and issues.
- Identify the best resources/sources for documenting pre-1776 Maryland persons.
- Use these resources/sources to add documentation to profiles.
- Find the existing profiles on WikiTree
- Research each potential profile for references.
- List sources on profiles to validate them and familial relationships, with links to online sources. Use inline citations.
- Where existing sources are weak, seek out stronger sources for the same information.
- Check suggestions list to ensure all suggestions are addressed.
- Many pre-1776 Marylanders were slave holders. If the documents cited include the names of enslaved persons, work with the US Black Heritage Project to appropriately create profiles for them.
- Identify the men and women who settled in the Province of Maryland.
- People not already found on wikiTree will need a profile written with references
- Categories for this Province of Maryland. Add Category for '''[[:Category:Province of Maryland]]''', <SAVE>
- Recommend Categories to the Category team.
- For project Protection, Coordinate with the Managed Profiles Teams for pre-1700 and 1700 to 1776 profiles.
This Team uses Standardized Sources that are collected at Province_of_Maryland_Reliable_Sources
Links to other Resource Pages for the Province of Maryland
- US Southern Colonies Province of Maryland Resource Page This was the original resource page and uses the word "resource" to mean essentially "background information about Maryland." It needs updating.
- Province of Maryland Book Review. This was created to focus on books which are useful sources of data, presented in the form of an easy to use bibliographical reference that can be copied to profiles.
- We still need a page that will focus on the best available sources of primary information, especially those available on the internet.
Associated Free Space Projects
Any WikiTree member can create a small "Free-Space Project" to collaborate on a specific focus. The following Free Space Projects are associated with the Province of Maryland:
- Catoctin Furnace Patterson Project Addresses the descent from Mary Molloyd, indentured Irish servant in St. Mary's County, Maryland, through generations of enslaved Marylanders to free persons of color employed at the Catoctin Furnace in Frederick County, Maryland.
Temporary Links to other pre-1776 Maryland pages on Maryland subject to review
- Space: Old_Maryland_Families
Temporary Links to categories affecting the Province of Maryland:
Quick Links to other Southern Colonies pages:
- Province of Maryland Team
- Colony of Virginia Team
- Province of Carolina Team
- Province of Georgia Team
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