Dorchester County, Maryland
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Settlers from England began to
claim lands in the mid 1600 s under land grants from Lord
Baltimore and by 1669 Dorchester County was recognized as a
County. It was named for the Earl of Dorset, a family friend
of the Calverts (the founding family of the Maryland
The county seat is Cambridge
In 1773 a
part of Dorchester County, together with a portion of Queen
Anne's County, was taken to form Caroline County.
Cities and Towns
Wills and Probate
| Family Pages|
Hailstorm, Mrs. Meredith and child injured;Lightening,
William Lyons and George
Wells, Brannock, Moore;Samuel Corkran and Frank L.
Thomas;Rev. Mr. Mitchell;Pritchett dead, Collier and
Travers arrested;News/Fires, Accident and
Calamaties:Butter Dish Factory Fire;F.L.
Shepherd and Chas. W. Milbourne;Mr. R.H. Insley and
Morris Insley;George W. Wilkerson;Dr. Richard H.
J. C. Mullikin;Saml. Bracey and Gottlieb
Capt. Hal. A.
Martin;Rev. George Nichols;R.T. Bryan and Norton Van
Duyne;Mrs. Robert Rennert/Francis J. Henry;Capt. William
R. Shenton;Meekins Brothers;News/Visiting and
Gossip:Judge and Mrs. John R. Pattison;
James Conway;Mrs. Edward S. Phillips and Miss Helen;Mrs.
George L. Hicks;Mrs. and Mrs. W.C. Lake;Mr. and Mrs.
Naomi Seward;Obits and Death
Notices:Mr. C. George Meginniss;William
Moraine;Dr. Eugene Hodson;Mrs. Emeline Stevens;Miss
Martha Corkran;Mrs. Elizabeth Reddish;Henry Hicks;Sarah
Catherine Mitchell;John Williams;Jesse Wright;George
Bryan;Thomas Brierwood;Margaret Childerson;John
Hackett Family, transcribed by: Debbi Cole, Proofed by
Nov 2014: WORLD WAR II ARMY &
ARMY AIR FORCE DEAD & MISSING CASUALTY LIST
2014: Military: 1883 Pensioners List - Transcribed by
February 2014: Bio: Judge William H. Stewart
- Transcribed by Genealogy Trails Staff
Oct 2012: Bio -
MURRAY, William Vans - . Transcribed by Richard
Apr 2012: Death Notice: Mary Fish, News:
Explosion at Charles Smith's Store
Marriages From the Journal of American Ancestry
Nov 2010: death notice for VICARS,
ANDERTON,GOLDSBOROUGH, HERON, MANADIER
Births, Marriages, Land, Will/Probate, Quaker Records
Caroline County (north)
Wicomico County (east)
Somerset County (southeast)
Talbot County (northwest)
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