My 3rd great grandparents, Thomas (1809-1885) and Jane (Covahey) Scally (1815-1900), were married in Strokestown, County Roscommon, Ireland, on the 24th of February, 1840. They emigrated to Texas, Maryland somewhere around 1853. According to family stories (and with some evidence), they came separately - Thomas and his son Patrick (my 2nd great grandfather) coming first,… Continue reading Scally/Scalley Families – part 1: Thomas & Jane Scally
Whilst doing some research in historical newspapers today, I came across an article in the Baltimore Sun of Saturday, September 3, 1898. The surnames found in this article include: Connor, O'Hara, Padian, Cockey, Mulcahy, McDermott, Bussey, Lindsay, Rodgers, Kenourly, Flavin, Connolly, Fitzgerald, Shea, Ryan, Kennedy, Kelly, Bradley, Hanley, Scally, Doyle, Maguire, Martin, Noppenburger, Hyland, Kenney,… Continue reading Cardinal Gibbons to consecrate New Altars of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
Many thanks to Kathleen Barry (Director) and Jim Long (Photo Collections Manager) of the Historical Society of Baltimore County for tracking down more information about the death of William H. Chaffman. Here's what they uncovered: William Chaffman died on August 7, 1901, and according to the first article, it was sudden although he had "been… Continue reading Update on Chaffman Inquiry – thanks HSBC!
There are a number of comments here from readers looking for information on the Chaffman family that lived in Texas Maryland. For example, Carole Browning wrote: "i am the daughter of Raymond Chaffman, his father was William Chaffman who was married to Lena parks Chaffman. William was born in 1849, Lena was born in 1857,… Continue reading Looking for Chaffman family records
Many thanks to Jack Cougle https://www.facebook.com/jlcougle for compiling the following list of Historic Property applications from hhttp://mht.maryland.gov/mihp/MIHP.aspx. Site # MD St Archive’s # Site Name BA-74 msa_se5_3302 St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 101 Church Lane BA-90 msa_se5_3318 Old Gunpowder Meeting House, 13100 Beaver Dam Road BA-886 msa_se5_4127 Cockeysville Freight Station BA-975 msa_se5_4216 Shipley-Kemp House [also… Continue reading Maryland Historical Trust files for Texas and surrounding areas
Thank you to the many people people who joined me for the discussion about Texas Maryland that was held at the Hereford Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library on October 16, 2014. I wish I could have recorded the many stories that were told by descendants and former Texas residents. Some of you… Continue reading Poole Engineering & Machine