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
Col. Harry Gilmor, of Glen Ellyn, near Texas Maryland, raised a confederate regiment of Irish immigrants living in Texas Maryland. My great-great-grandfather, Patrick Scally and his brother-in-law, Michael Croghan, were among those who served in the Confederacy under Gilmor during the Civil War. Do you have an ancestor from Texas Maryland who served (on either… Continue reading Col. Harry Gilmor
If you know about Texas Maryland, you know that there is not much left to save about the village itself. There are buildings that I would like to see preserved, and there is St. Joseph's Church and School, and although it is all called Cockeysville now, plenty of people still refer to the area as… Continue reading Saving Texas Maryland?
It used to be a village in Baltimore County that was settled by Irish and other immigrants during the 19th century but grew with and then was overtaken by Cockeysville. It was once called Clark's Switch, and Ellengowan, and there was even a Post Office there until the 1950s. If you ever lived there or… Continue reading Have you ever heard of a place called Texas Maryland?