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Dorchester County, Maryland
Obituaries and Death Notices

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ANDERTON, Amelia
April 26. On Monday last [April 23 1787] died at her seat in Dorchester Co. Mrs. Amelia Anderton.
["MARYLAND GAZETTE", Annapolis, MD - reprinted in Maryland Historical Magazine, Volumes 17-18, 1922 -- Sub. by K.T.]

BRIERWOOD, THOMAS
Near Bucktown, Dorchester county on the 7th inst. Thomas, son of Mr. Jonathan Brierwood.
Source: Republican Star, Easton, MD, Sept. 20, 1825

BRYAN, GEORGE
In Cambridge on the 10th inst. George, eldest son of Mr. James Bryan.
Source: Republican Star, Easton, MD, Sept. 20, 1825

CHILDERSON, MARGARET
In Cambridge, on the 6th inst., Margaret, daughter of the late John Childerson.
Source: Republican Star, Easton, MD, Sept. 20, 1825

CORKRAN, Martha
On the 8th inst., after a short illness, Miss Martha Corkran of Dorchester county, aged about 17 years.
Source: Easton Star, Easton MD, Sept. 20, 1853



FISH, MRS. MARY
, aged 121 years, died a few days ago in Dorchester Co., Md. She was born in 1707 on a passage from Africa to this country.
(National Intelligencer, 21 July 1828, trans. by K. Torp)



Mary Fish
Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, July 30, 1828
Mary Fish, born on a passage from Africa to this country in 1707, died a few days since in Dorchester county in this state having attained 121 years of age. - Maryland paper.



GOLDSBOROUGH, Robt.
September 9 1790. On Sunday 5th inst., Mr. Robt. Goldsborough, Junr of Cambridge, drowned while crossing the Bay. He was in his 24th year.
["MARYLAND GAZETTE", Annapolis, MD - reprinted in Maryland Historical Magazine, Volumes 17-18, 1922 -- Sub. by K.T.]


HERON, Robert
June 16 1774. On Friday, 3d. inst. died in Dorchester Co., Robert Heron, Esq., Collector of his Majesty's Customs for the port of Pocomoke.

["MARYLAND GAZETTE", Annapolis, MD - reprinted in Maryland Historical Magazine, Volumes 17-18, 1922 -- Sub. by K.T.]

HICKS, HENRY
At his residence in Dorchester county, on Tuesday morning 13th inst. Henry Hicks, esq. in the 59th year of his age.
Source: Republican Star, Easton, MD, Sept. 20, 1825

HODSON, DR. EUGENE
Vienna, MD. July 13
Dr. Eugene Hodson died at Vienna, Dorchester county on Friday of paralysis.  He was born Feb. 28, 1832 and was married to Celeste A. Bromwell June 21, 1850.  He was descended from John Hodson, who came from England to Dorchester county in _____and settled at the village of Hodson, or Hudson, on the Little Choptank River, the original name of which was Hodson River, and is designated on the old maps as Hodson or Hudson River.  The original family homestead was erected on a tract called Johns Point, patented by John Hodson in ____, and is the oldest house in the county.  It has been for over 200 years occupied by the Woolford family.  Dr. Hodson graduated in medicine from the University of Maryland about 1850 and practiced for several years.  He was president of the Board of School Commissioners of this county from 1872 to 1874 and in the latter year was elected to represent the county in the House of Delegates.  He was buried in the old Protestant Episcopal churchyard at Vienna, where his father and other relatives lie.  He leaves a widow and five children as well as a host of friends.  His children are Eugene W. Hodson and Robert L. Hodson of Baltimore; Peyton B. Hodson and Mrs. Margaret A. Webb, of Vienna and Mrs Horace Drew of Jacksonville, Fla.  The pallbearers were William M. McBride and James Ashland Higgins, two old friens; his three sons and his only brother, Col. Thomas B. Hodson.
Source: Baltimore American, Baltimore MD, July 14, 1903



MANADIER, Rev. Daniel
1773. January 21. On the 30th ult° died at his house near Cambridge, the Rev. Daniel Manadier, Rector of Great Choptank Parish, Dorchester Co.

["MARYLAND GAZETTE", Annapolis, MD - reprinted in Maryland Historical Magazine, Vols 17-18, 1922 -- Sub. by K.T.]

MEGINNISS, C. GEORGE
Mr. C. George Meginniss died at his home, at Linkwood farm, on Monday night, aged sixty years.  He leaves a widow, two sons and one daughter.  The remains were taken to Baltimore for burial per steamer today.  Mr. Meginniss ws well known in business circles in Baltimore, where he engaged in merchandising for a number of years.  He was a great lover of trotting horses and a most successful breeder of trotters.  Linkwood Chief, Judge Fisher and Linkwood Maid being the product of his stable
Source: Sun, Baltimore, MD, Aug. 28, 1895

MITCHELL, SARAH CATHERINE
On the 12th inst. Sarah Catharine, eldest daughter of Capt. Shadrach Mitchell, of Cambridge.
Source: Republican Star, Easton, MD, Sept. 20, 1825

MORAINE, WILLIAM
On Saturday morning last, a man named William Moraine was found dead in the ditch near the residence of Mr. Levin Willey, in Bucktown district.
Source: Sun, Baltimore, MD, Jan. 30, 1865


REDDISH, MRS. ELIZABETH
At Church Creek, Dorchester county, on Sunday night, the 4th inst., Mrs. Elizabeth Reddish, consort of Mr. Joseph Reddish-and on Monday night, the 5th inst.  Mr. Joseph Reddish, was called from this transitory scene of uncertainty.
Source: Republican Star, Easton, MD, Sept. 20, 1825

STEVENS, MRS. 
widow of John W. Stevens, died this morning at 6 oclock at the residence of her son, Mr. W. L. Stevens, on Choptank avenue, aged seventy-six years.  She leaves two sons- Mr. E.H. Stevens, of the custom house, Baltimore, MD and Walter L. Stevens, of Cambridge.
Source: Sun, Baltimore, MD, April 26, 1898

THOMAS, CAPTAIN WESLEY
Captain Wesley Thomas, late master of the steamer Neuse, running on the Great Wicomico and Piankatank River line, died of heart failure at 1:30 o'clock Monday morning at his home 2131 E. Preston street. on account of ill health he has been confined to his home since May 1.
Captain Thomas was born in Dorchester cunty July 1, 1849 and commenced service with the Maryland Steamboat company as lookoutsman in 1874, which company is now known as the Baltimore, Chesapeake and Atlantic Railway company.
He is survived by a widow Mrs. Mary E. Thomas, one daughter, Mrs. Grace Armstrong, and four sons, Howard, Robert Bruce, Harry Wesley and Chas. Fletcher Thomas.
Source: The Mathews journal. (Mathews C.H. [Court house]), July 29, 1909

 VICARS, MATTHEW
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771 March 21. One Matthew Vicars lately found dead in the woods, in Dorchester Co.
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"MARYLAND GAZETTE", Annapolis, MD - reprinted in Maryland Historical Magazine, Vols 17-18, 1922 -- Sub. by K.T.]

WALLACE, JOHN
In Cambridge on the 5th inst. John, youngest son of Mr. Robert Wallace.
Source: Republican Star, Easton, MD, Sept. 20, 1825

WILLIAMS, JOHN
On the same day (10th inst.) at Church Creek, Dorchester county, Mr. John Williams, after a severe illness of only a few hours.
Source: Republican Star, Easton, MD, Sept. 20, 1825

WRIGHT, JESSE
On the 10th inst. near New Market, Dorchester Counthy, Mr. Jesse Wright
Source: Republican Star, Easton, MD, Sept. 20, 1825

 


 

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