Where Did They Go From Here?


 If you have ancestors from Caroline County and some of her surrounding
neighbors (Dorchester, Talbot, and Queen Anne in Maryland, and Kent and Sussex in Delaware) who leftthe area and settled somewhere new, please let us know who they were and where they moved to.  By sharing this information, it might help others who are unable to locate that "lost" ancestor.

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ADAMS, William Keene - of Caroline County was my great grandfather.  Supposedly his family were horse breeders from Winston-Salem area of North Carolina.  At some point they moved to Caroline County before the Civil War.  Caroline County records show he volunteered for the Union Army.  I have his Union sabre.  I think I have photos of a Gettysburg reunion encampment that he attended when he was older.  After the Civil War (I don't know what year), he moved to Lancaster County, PA.  My sister has a photograph of him and seven other men who were the Lancaster City police force in 1879. She also has his police whistle.  At some point later on, he moved to Muncy, IN and operated a grocery store.  As far as I know, he died in Indiana.  His son, Norman Alpheus Adams, my mother's father, was a sailor in the Spanish American war.  My son, who still lives in Lancaster County and was a submariner himself, has Norman's naval uniform.    ParkSchimp@aol.com

ANDREWS, Nehemiah - I am told was born about 1813 in Caroline Co.,Maryland. His wife Amelia Martin was born about 1821 in Caroline Co. Her last name may have been Van Mart. Both moved to Atlantic Co., NJ and had the following children: Elizabeth, Daniel, Issiac, Jacob, Frances and Anna. They are all buried in Atlantic CO. Nehemiah died Aug. 2, 1898 and Amelia died March 25, 1892. dlaw43@aol.com

BANNING, William and Allifair (WATKINS) - left the Caroline County/Talbot County area between 1850 and 1860.  They settled in the little town once known as Milford, now Green Hill, in Warren County, Indiana.  Adina Dyer

BARRET, Marsh Patton  Sr.
Was  born  Oct  4.1885  in  Grant  Co.,  Indiana .
He was a  son   of   Alexander  Patton  of  Caroline  Co.,  Maryland   and  Cora Marsh.
His   wife's  name  was  Frances
He  died   on  Jan  31,   1959  and is buried  in   the  I O O  F  Cemetery in  Marion, Grant  Co., Indiana.
So that is  where  one of the  children  went  after  the  family  left  Caroline  Co., Maryland
Alexander  and  Cora  were  my  Great  Grandparents  through their  daughter  Martha  E  Patton  who married  Joseph  Orlo  Fenstermacher    Marsha Fenstermacher /  Binkley

CARMEAN(S), Andrew Josiah- born in Caroline Co (Dorchester 1783), son of Elijah and Sarah Carmeans was in Guilford NC 1800-1801 (where he married Nancy Mears), Cumberland and Adair Co KY 1810-1816, Rutherford Co TN, 1820-18??, Itawamba Co MS 1838?- where he died and is buried in the Duke Flats Cemetary. Deborah Cromeans Williams

CARMEAN, Curtis ( Jacob Cremeen3,JohnJr2, John) moved  from Caroline Co, to Ross Co Ohio in 1804 along with his Brother John and sister Rohda and others possibley Grayless,Waugh. From there  they spread across most of the counties in Ohio. Gordon Carmean

COOPER, Risdon Sr, born January 19, 1765, married Elizabeth Mace, April 22, 1790, in Caroline Co. Lived at Vienna, Dorchester Co. before moving to North Carolina sometime before 1800, to Wilkes/Rockingham/Caswell counties, and ending up in Ashe County. They had 5 children, 3 to 4 of them born in Maryland.  Don Cooper

COVEY, Noble born  Dor/Caro Co  married 1793 at Guilford Co NC  died 1848 VA. Jo Johnston

COVEY, William  left Caroline Co. after 1783 in Guilford Co. NC  by 1790.  Jo Johnston

CREMEENSI have some information on recent generations of Cremeens family that descend from John I Cremeen and Susannah Mace. I need to find information on the Irish ancestors of John Cremeen if you have it. My Cremeens family is now in northwest Indiana and we have relatives in West Frankfort, Illinois. Please let me know what you would like to know and I will tell you what I can.  Thanks, Tamarin

CREMEEN, John - Have some information and am looking for more on the family of John CREMEEN, who emmigrated from Ireland to Taylor's Island, Dorchester County, in 1677.  Family Surname also spelled CARMEAN, CREMEAN, CROMEAN.  Descendents lived in Dorchester County for several years, also Kent County, and Baltimore, before moving to Ohio and west.  Julie Noble

DILL - I have a published biography of my great grand father that says that his father Benjamin Dill (born circa 1783) came from Kent Co., DE to Mason Co., KY when he was small but the biography does not mention who Benjamin’s father was.  The biography also mentions that the family moved from Mason Co., KY to Clermont Co., OH in 1813.  I have since found the will of Solomon Dill (born circa 1755 in Kent Co., De) who died in Clermont Co., OH in 1820 that lists this Benjamin Dill and the rest of his children.  I have not been able to find a will or other vital record that says who were the parents this Solomon Dill (note that there are several Solomon Dills in the Kentucky and Ohio region at that time).  George D. Dill

DILLON, John - of Caroline County, Maryland, died 1799.  Son Henry m Elizabeth BLADES and was in Kent County, Delaware, 1800 & 1810.  Henry's son Arthur married Ann O Townsend, moved from Kent County in 1823 to Concord, Fayette County, Ohio, then in 1831 to Tippecanoe County, Indiana, then in 1837 to Cedar County, Iowa.   John's other children were Mary, John, Vinson, and Ann Dillon Hignutt.  Don't know of sibs for Henry.  Arthur's children were Sarah Ann DAVIS MILLER;  Rebecca ELY; John T; William Henry; Junifer T; Catherine A SLATER; Jerimiah; Mary Ann YEAGER; Elizabeth WILSON; and Gibson Andrew.   Linda Morice

DUKES, Daniel Robert Alexander was born in Caroline County in 1814.  His father was Daniel Dukes, also born in Caroline County.  Daniel, Sr. moved to Richland County, Ohio before 1830, and by 1840, Daniel Robert Alexander Dukes moved to Edwards County, Illinois.  His children, all of whom lived in Illinois, were Henry - 1835, Martha - 1840, Abigail Ann - 1843, Mariah -1845, Emmaline - 1848, Thomas O. - 1846, Elizabeth Ann - 1856, and William Henry - 1859.  Daniel R.A., his wife Eleanor Taylor Dukes, and most of the children are buried in Edwards County, IL.  Robert Garrett

EDGIN (or EDGEL / EDGELL), Samuel was born in MD about 1783 and his brother, Moses EDGIN was born in MD about 1785.  By 1790 when their younger, Thomas EDGIN was born, they were living in Guilford Co., NC.  Eldon Edgin

FOUNTAIN, Andrew - When his father, John Fountain, Jr., died in 1810 Andrew Fountain at age 14 made over his share of the farm to his sister Hester, brothers William and Matthew (farm was on Choptank River in Caroline Co.).  He traveled first to Wilmington, DE where he worked for the DuPonts, then to Fox Springs, Fleming Co., Kentucky, where he married Louisa Ann Robb.  Some later ancestors of Andrew's ended up in Indio, CA.    DEERTRACT@aol.com

GILL, Bryson - son of Whillington Gill,  married Ann Fountain on December 14 1815 and moved to Baltimore City Maryland in 1815.   Michael Edward Graziano

GRIFFITH, John and Anne WRIGHT (md. 25 December 1824) moved to Hancock and Wayne Counties, in Indiana.  Their first child, Elizabeth was born in Maryland about 1825.  The other four were born in Indiana starting about 1831. Wendy White

GRIFFITH, Sarah Ann - was born 1 January 1807 at Denton, Caroline Co., Maryland and died 25 March 1866 in Warren Co., Indiana.  She had a brother,  Abraham but her parents and ancestry are unknown to me as yet. Sarah Ann Griffith moved to Ross Co., Ohio sometime before February 1836 and on 18 Feb 1836 she married David McPherson Kelley, born 14 May 1808 at Ross Co., Ohio and died 5 Nov 1878 at Warren Co., Indiana.   She was David's third wife and they had 8 children. David's parents were Susannah (McPHERSON) and William KELLEY.   Sarah Ann and David were my great -great grandparents through their son,  Washington Clay Kelley.  Jean A. Voege

HENDERSON, James S8708, MD & NC Line, Sol was b. 18 Feb 1760 Caroline Co MD and he lived there at enl & in 1778 he moved to Guilford Co NC and also enl there and he appl there 21 Feb 1834, sol had m. on 11 Aug 1779 but the name of his wife was not given.  from Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files vol II F-M by Virgil D White p. 1600   Roberta Russell

HOOPER, Ezekiel Richardson -  m Margaret Jackson in 1847. They both had lived in the Cambridge, Dorchestery County area. They moved in the early 1850's to Illinois.   We believe that some of her family members also moved to the area as her brother Benjamin D Jackson died in Galena, IL in 1854. Margaret and Ezekiel settled in Chicago where E.R. Hooper practiced law.   Sheryl Folena

JEFFERSON, James Warren is the son of John  W. and Elizabeth (Lynch) Jefferson.  He was born in Sussex County, Del., December 14, 1847.  The father, a farmer and live stock dealer, moved with his family to St. Clair County, Ill. in 1851, and died in June of the following year.  Elizabeth (Lynch) Jefferson died, December 30, 1877, aged 58 years.   James was admitted to the practice of law in June 1874, and in the following August, moved to Lafayette,Tippecanoe County, Indiana.   Read his biography.

KEMP, William - moved from Caroline County, MD to Fayette County, OH around 1835, supposedly after the death of his first wife, Mary Burzetta (WRIGHT).  Along with William KEMP came his children (Mary Elizabeth, Harriet A., and John Amos), his brothers Samuel KEMP and John Nelson KEMP, and his widowed mother Elizabeth (BROWN) KEMP.  Per family history, they first stayed one year with Elizabeth's brother, Thomas BROWN in Ross County, OH before moving on to Fayette County, OH.  In 1856 the family moved on to Louisa County, IA.      Jenae Meinel

KNOTTS, Joseph b 1812 QA co MD 1812 m  Elizabeth LEE, from Dover DE ca 1836.  His parents were Andrew (a plasterer) and Elizabeth (GREEN) KNOTTS.  He, his wife, and his older brother Wm, and wife, and mother, went to IL in ca 1840. Joseph and his mother stayed in IL. Wm went to Oregon.  Joseph and most of his children are buried near Springfield IL. according to KS descendants. One son (Joseph) went to KS where he married and is buried. He has descendants living in the Carey KS area. Bob Knotts

KNOTTS, William son of Andrew KNOTTS (1770?-1826) and Elizabeth (TEMPLE?) GREEN (?-1841) was born 1 Mar 1805 in Queen Anne's County, MD.  After his father died in Caroline County, William, his wife (m Margaret Mariam BARRATT ca 1837 in Queen Anne's Co, MD) and his mother moved to Hancock County, IL.  Both William's wife and mother died there.  When Margaret died she left William with a little girl, Justina (b 19 Mar 1838). On 6 Oct 1844 William married Sylvia WILSEY in Hancock County, IL and they travelled by way of the Overland Trail to become among the first settlers of Benton County, OR.  William and Sylvia had 5 children: Margaret (1847-1888), Sarah Ann (1850-1905), William (1851-1935), Thomas Andrew (1853-1867) and Mary J. (b 1855...d nine days after her father).  The family story of William's death is that on 1 Oct 1855 he went out on his horse -- the horse returned that evening but William was never seen again.  Chris Hardy

MELVIN - Looking for ancestors of George Franklin Melvin, my husband's great grandfather b. February 17, 1831.  Family lore says his family was originally from the Eastern Shore, perhaps Caroline county.  His and/or his family settled in Baltimore in the early 1800s.   He married Georgianna Field(s) of Baltimore January 13, 1853.   Pat Melvin

MERRICK, Israel (1766-1844)  purchased land on MD/DE border in 1791. Moved 1804 to
Tioga county, PA.   Fred Merrick

MORGAN, Sarah Ann, b.1806/7 in MD married  John R. Thompson. They lived in Caroline Co. MD and then moved to Dorchester Co. MD prior to moving  to Belmont &Washington Counties, OH around 1830. They had three children born in MD and six more children born in, Ohio prior to moving to Dearborn Co., Indiana. (See John R. Thompson below for more informationEarl Thompson

ORRELL, Daniel Black - b. 23 Jan 1769 Caroline Co., MD :  m.  Mary Emily Hutchinson, 1804 North Carolina  :  d. 11 Oct 1871 Rowan Co. , NC.  Karol Armstrong

PATTON, Barrett and Martha Emily MEEKINS - My   Patton  family   was   from   Caroline  Co., Maryland.   My  ancestors  were   Barrett   Patton  and  Martha   Emily Meekins.  Barrett  was  born  in  1805   and  he  and Martha   were  married  in 1832.  They  then   stayed  there   and  had  8  children.   Don't  know  if    they  moved   from   there  or  not.  But   some  of there   children     did   leave  the  area,  my  Great  Grandfather Alexander  Patton  born  in  1847   moved  to   Marion ,  Grant  Co., Indiana,  then  he   and  his  wife  moved  to  Mendon, Saint  Joseph  Co., Mi  and  lived  there  until  their   deaths  in  1925  and  1915.  They are  buried  in  Marion, Grant  Co., In  next  to   2  of  their  children.    I  am  still  having  trouble  finding  Barrett's  parents   and  also  what
happened  to  the  siblings  of  Alexander.  Marsha Fenstermacher /Binkley

PERMAR - William PERMAR lived in the Tuckahoe Hundred area of Caroline County in the  18th century at and probably before the Revolutionary War. He died in 1779 but his son James Permar and grandson James Permar JR and their families continued to farm in this area from 1777-1820 . All members of this family seem to have mysteriously left the area  and appear in the 1830 census farming in Middletown Township,  DELAWARE COUNTY, PA. (Henry Permar, son of James and several family members) They remained farming in this area into the 1870's were quite good farmers and became the largest farm producer in  Delaware County for some time. WILLIAM PERMAR who died in 1779 had a son born later in life to a second wife. His name was John and after the death of William Permar in 1779 this second wife remarried and moved with sone John to Ohio where this John established the Permar line there.    All this info, can be verified by U.S. and Maryland censuses and a family history written by a descendant in 1911.
Jane Goodfellow Straub

PRATT, James B., was born in 1792 Caroline Co. Maryland. He married there in 1817. Sometime between 1822 and 1830 he removed to Guernsey/Belmont Co. Ohio.  Mark and Sheri Nye

ROBERTSON, Frances Marion  b. 1843 in Denton, MD, Caroline county. He was one of three children, sailed the Chesapeake Bay for oysters, and moved to Kansas on or about 1867. He moved to first Milford and then to Coyville, KS where he lived in Morgan Valley and taught  school in Row Valley. He opened a grocery store and became president of the Coyville Bank for 10 years. He went on to become a KS state senator sometime after marrying his wife Lottie in 1873. In 1916 he was aide-de-camp to the Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. He died in 1926. His children included WILL ROBERTSON, b. 1-29-1879 in Coyville, KS, in Wilson County.  Vicky Rowe  nee Matthews, daughter to Judy Matthews, nee Robertson

STANTON, Peter - son of BEACHAMP STANTON of Caroline Co., MD and CECILIA WRIGHT.  His wife daughter of HATFIELD WRIGHT went to Wayne Co., IN in 1826 along with their two sons Isaac and James.   Lynn2992@aol.com

STEWART, William and Ann (WATKINS) - were living in Caroline County in 1850.  Not long after, William, and possibly Ann, left Caroline County and settled near her family in Warren County, Indiana.  It is unknown if Ann went with William, he died before the 1860 census and she is not listed.  William is buried next to Ann's brother, Clement, but no death date has been found for Ann.    Adina Dyer
*Note: Since I submitted the above information on Ann Watkins, I have found on William Stewart's tombstone the inscription: "Erected by his wife Ann and son John Wesley."  However, I still have no definite death date or place for Ann.

SULLIVAN, Florence, Jr. migrated to Wilson Co., Tennessee.   Lold615@email.msn.com

SULLIVAN(E), Florence , Jr.  - left for Wilson County, TN.  His grave is located in the Sugg's Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Wilson County, TN. He is a direct ancestor of my wife. I am researching Florence's people here in Wilson County. There are many to say the least. He died January 26, 1814, was married to a Mary (no last name yet determined). His children were: Azel b. 1775 in MD d. Mar 1835 Wilson Co, TN;  Holland b. abt. 1790 in MD d. abt. 1853 Wilson Co, TN;  Levi b. abt. 1790;  Reubin b. abt 1800 d. Feb. 7, 1852 Wilson Co, TN.  Norman Weber

THOMPSON, John R. -  b.1800 in Milford, Kent Co.,DE was a drummer boy in last part of the War of 1812 for Capt. John Adams and was only 14 years old.   John Thompson married Sarah Ann Morgan b.1806/7 in MD. John moved to Caroline Co. MD and then Dorchester Co. MD prior to moving  to Washington Co, OH. He had three children born in MD and six more children born in Washington Co.,Ohio prior to moving to Dearborn Co., Indiana. The children were as follows:
Josiah - 8 Jan 1822 - MD - 1851 Elvira McMullen at Dearborn,IN
Sarah Ann - 1825 - MD - 1843 Isaac Ruby at Washington Co.,OH
Louisa - 1829 - MD - 1847 David Gilland at Dearborn Co.,IN
Mary Jane - 1832 - OH - unknown
John H. - 1833 - OH - 1855 Rebecca A. Priest at Dearborn,IN
David L. - 1836 - OH - 1861 Emily Virginna ? at Dearborn IN
Sophia - 1838 - OH - 1859 George Mendel at Dearborn Co.,IN
Henrietta - 8 Sep 1840 - OH - 1860 William A. Roberts at Dearborn IN
William M. - 12 Feb 1842 - OH - Never married
Earl Thompson

TURNER, John and Mary BODFIELD married in Caroline Co., August 05, 1821. John was born October 17, 1800 near the Choptank River and Mary, I believe,  was born in Talbot Co., MD. They had a total of 12 children of which 4 were  born in Caroline Co., MD. They travelled Westward, stopping in Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Oregon, and finally California. Both John and Mary died in California....Mary about 1863 and John December 22, 1891.  Heidi Hafner

VENER, Benjamin Joel - Born Oct 16, 1810; died May 09, 1889, Benbow Marion Co, Missouri; buried May 10, 1889 Pleasant Prairie Church Shelby Co., Missouri.  MARRIED Mahala Pritchett Caroline Co Md on June 19, 1832; born Oct 20, 1810, Chillicothe, Ohio; died Feb 09, 1880, Bethel Shelby Co Missouri; daughter of Lott Pritchett and Henrietta Voss of Caroline Co Md.  Benjamin Joel Vener was the son of Emmanuel Vener born ca 1775; died June 1841 Lewis Co, Kty married 1st ? died between 1810-1816; married 2nd Mary Plummer Nov 16, 1816 Baltimore Co Md.  Lott Pritchett died 1823 and was son of Edward Pritchett and Priscilla Collison of Caroline Co Md. Garnet Murphey

WATKINS, Clement and Mary (BUTLER) - left the Caroline County/Sussex County area 1824-1829.  They were in Ross County, Ohio from 1830-1835.  After leaving Ross County,  they settled in Milford, now Green Hill, Warren County, Indiana.  They were probably the first of this family to go to Warren County. Adina Dyer

WATKINS, Josiah and Elizabeth (GOWTY) - having been born and lived in Sussex Co., Delaware, Josiah and Elizabeth moved after their marriage to Caroline County, where her parents Abel and Elizabeth (Whealton) Gowty lived.  Josiah and Elizabeth left Caroline County in 1865 and went to settle with his family in Green Hill, Warren County, Indiana.  Adina Dyer

WATKINS, William Henry and Amanda (DAVIS) - left Caroline County in 1857 and settled in Milford, now Green Hill, Warren County, Indiana.  William Henry Watkins was the half-brother of Josiah Watkins.   Adina Dyer

WHEATLEY, Caleb. Lived in Caroline Co. In War of 1812. Volunteered in Maryland 1813-1814. Capt. Raisins company. "full description of her husband at the time of his enlistment viz: 18 years old, light hair. Married to Margaret Thomas in Lewis Co., Kentucky in 1828. Then moved to Adams Co. Ohio; then to Lee County, Iowa.  GKelley700@aol.com

WRIGHT, Horatio - was born August 9, 1834, the son of Peter Wright, mother unknown.  He removed to Green Hill, Warren County, Indiana, with members of the Josiah Watkins family abt. 1865.  He was married in Warren County, Indiana, to Eliza J. Shoaf and by occupation was a carpenter and blacksmith.  Horatio Wright died February 28, 1909 and is buried in Armstrong Chapel Cemetery in Green Hill.  Adina Dyer

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