Maryland Genealogical Society
Maryland Genealogical Society

Queries 2005-2007

The following are queries that were submitted by Maryland Genealogical Society members and published in the Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, volumes 46 through 48, in 2005 through 2007.

46-02. KENNEDY, WANN, ALBERT. John G. KENNEDY, b. Feb. 18, 1802 in MD (Harford Co.), d. Dec. 21, 1880 in Harford Co., m. Elizabeth WANN (1806-1876), bur. in Mt. Tabor Methodist Church, had 8 children. Searching for names of John’s parents and his siblings, if known. A-063, Elizabeth Claire ALBERT, 5392 Eliots Oak Rd. Columbia, MD 21044, e-mail
46-03. ALEXANDER, CROSS, BROWN. Valentine ALEXANDER, b. 1791-1797, m. 1824 Elizabeth CROSS in Washington Co., MD. Looking for his parents, maybe Valentine also, father Heinrich (Henry). Kathryn L. BROWN, P.O. Box 1204 Lake Ozark, MO 65049-1204. e-mail

46-04. SCARCE/SCEARCE, BURGESS.  Looking for any information on SCARCE/SCEARCE family.  William SCARCE b. 1715, m. Catherine, b. about 1719 in MD, d. 1772 in MD. Son Shadrack SCEARCE b. 1748.  William had to have died before Catherine because she sent for Shadrack who had moved to VA.  Need to know Catherine’s maiden name. We have documented Shadrack’s grandparents and g-grandparents, but little info on his father. Gail BURGESS, 660 Marston Ave. Glen Ellyn IL 60137. Home: 630-790-0449, FAX 630-545-1158.

46-05. SOWERS, LEACH, HAWS. Looking for any info the the SOWERS family in Baltimore and Anne Arundel Counties, particularly pre-1820.  Especially interested in Albright SOWERS who, after marriage in Baltimore in 1808, seems to completely disappear until one of his sons (Washington) shows up in Greene Co. PA. I am trying to find info that may connect him as a brother to William SOWERS (also m. in 1808 in Anne Arundel Co. and does end up in Greene Co. PA in 1830). Also looking for possible connection to an Edward SOWERS who may be the father of both or even a step-brother. Edward was first in Baltimore Co. and later in Anne Arundel Co. Living next to William in 1810.  Am also aware of a Conrad SOWERS who may possibly be another brother, a John SOWERS who could possibly be a father to all, and a Samuel SOWERS who may be the original immigrant (all of Baltimore Co.). Conrad and William are veterans of the War of 1812.  Albright m. Elizabeth LEACH, William m. Nelly HAWS, and Edward’s second m. was to Nancy LEACH. Edward moved his family to Ohio by 1830 where most of them remained. Any info greatly appreciated.  Amanda SOWERS, 2535 Homehurst Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15234, e-mail
46-06. SMITH;PERRIE/PIRRIE;ENNIS;SHOWELL. Edward SMITH imm. 1672 to Maryland, wife Ann, 5 ch. In Edward's will, 1687,Somerset Co, bequeaths to Robert Perrie, tract of land called “Bangrove”. In Archibald Smith's will, 1729, Lewes, Sussex Co Delaware, mentions same land left to him by his “uncle” Robert Perrie. Were Edward and Archibald related? Edward's children apparently m. into ENNIS and SHOWELL families. Anxious to learn of Robert PERRIE'S connection to Archibald. Archibald's wife was Isabella, was she a PERRIE? Jackie Helmke, 209 Henderson St., San Antonio TX 78209. e-mail:

46-07. HALL; WICKS. I am searching for any information concerning my 4 greats grandfather Michael Rayleigh Hall b:ca1764 Ireland d:ca1850 Martin Co.,In. Lived in Maryland,Kentucky, Indiana. Thank you for any help given. Looking for any descendants of children left in Maryland also. Penny Connerley Wicks e-mail or centavita

46-08. PARRISH, TRIMBLE. Joshua PARRISH (1770-1840) paid taxes in Germany township, York Co. PA, 1792-1795, m. Barbara TRIMBLE of Frederick Co. MD, moved to Huntingdon Co. PA in 1797. When and where married, where were first children baptized, who were his parents?  Karl J. PARRISH, 3211 Romily Rd. Wilmington, DE 19810.
47-09. JENIFER, HAWLEY. Daniel JENIFER, and Robert HAWLEY/HOLLY/HALLEY, are both found together on the 1695 Accomack/ Northampton Co., Va. Census and in Court Records standing in for one another in Accomack and then both are found both in St. Mary's City, Md. and Charles Co., Md. in the 17th Century Records. I am searching for additional information on each of them and what possible connection there was between the two. Could a sibling or child of Daniel JENIFER have married Robert HAWLEY? I will be most happy to share information. Laura Hawley 3005 South Leisure World Blvd #122 Silver Spring MD (301) 598-5231. E-mail

My ancestor John HAWLEY/HALLEY/HOLLEY, etc. m. Hester BURCH in Accokeek, Md. in 1712 and John HAWLEY was b. in 1686 according to his court testimony on two separate occasions. I am seeking information on his parents and siblings. I have his descendants through his three sons documented. Perhaps he had daughters but I have not found references to any. Laura Hawley
48-01. NIPPARD. Seeking information on the Baltimore family of Julia A. NIPPARD b. Maryland ca. 1823 m. April 15, 1844 to Edwin LEWNS (b. England ca. 1822) by Rev. Charles B. Young, Caroline Street Episcopal Church. d. Baltimore, MD January 6, 1878 bur. Baltimore Cemetery. Please send any thoughts or information to mitcjlyons(at)  Chris Lyons, Falls Church, VA, Member #9702839.
48-02. STEWART, PARRISH.  In ca. 1715 John STEWART of West River, Ann Arundel, m. Sarah PARRISH (widow Norris (?)). John was b. ca. 1678, Sarah ca. 1691. Seeking parents and siblings of John. Stuard D. Nielsen, N-073, 114 Sherwood Blvd., Los Alamos, NM 87544, e-mail: s.d.nielsen(at)
48-03. RICE, SIMPKINS. Looking for John Milton RICE, b. abt. 1796, d. 1 Oct 1851 at Darlington, IN, m. Rachel Kemp Simpkins abt 1817. 1st child b. 9 July 1818 Greene Co., PA, Andrew Jackson RICE. Need help with John M. RICE and Rachel Kemp SIMPKINS. Fred Rice, e-mail megan40(at)
48-04. GINNEVAN, ROGERS.  Elizabeth GINNEVAN b. 1829 in MD, m. 19 Jun 1851 in Anne Arundel Co., MD, Seth Sweetser ROGERS. Who are her parents? Therese Berg, B-271, 7431 Ridge Way, Edmonds, WA 98026. tereeceb(at)
48-05. BUSH, BOOKER. John C. BUSH 1812-1890, b. in Caroline Co., MD, d. in Baltimore, may be buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, m. Mary Booker. Lynn Z. Brown, e-mail Mclzbrown(at)
48-06. SMITH, RUSSEL, MASTERS. Seek information on Henry Wilmer SMITH and his wife Anna RUSSELL of Carroll Co., MD. Two of their children were James (Russell) SMITH, b. 1794 in MD, m. 1824 to Anna MASTERS, b. 1802, d. 1850 and Henry Wilmer SMITH, no dates known by me. Both brothers moved to Ohio. Naaman J. Woodland, Jr. 5640 North Circuit Dr., Beaumont, TX 77706-4425, e-mail: nwoodlandjr(at)