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*Barnes, Robert W., F. Edward Wright, Vernon L. Skinner and Henry C. Peden. ''Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland''. 23 vols. Westminster, Md.: Family Line, 1996-2003; Lewes, Del.: Delmarva Roots and Colonial Roots, 2007. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=767097 FHL US/CAN Book 975.21 D2b v. 1] ff. [Somerset County families appear in Vols. 7-10, 12, 15, 17-18, 20, and 22.]
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*Barnes, Robert W., F. Edward Wright, Vernon L. Skinner and Henry C. Peden. ''Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland''. 23 vols. Westminster, Md.: Family Line, 1996-2003; Lewes, Del.: Delmarva Roots and Colonial Roots, 2007. {{FHL|767097|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.21 D2b v. 1}} ff. [Somerset County families appear in Vols. 7-10, 12, 15, 17-18, 20, and 22.]
  
 
'''Bibliography'''  
 
'''Bibliography'''  
  
*'''[Covington]''' Covington, Elbert E. ''Covington and Kin.'' DeSoto, Illinois: E.E. Covington, 1973?. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=223386&disp=Covington+and+kin%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL]; digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH9,53027 BYU Family History Archives].  
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*'''[Covington]''' Covington, Elbert E. ''Covington and Kin.'' DeSoto, Illinois: E.E. Covington, 1973?. Available at {{FHL|223386|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH9,53027 BYU Family History Archives].  
 
*'''[Delaymos]''' Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60.  
 
*'''[Delaymos]''' Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60.  
 
*'''[Gadd]''' Russell, George Ely. "John Lumbroso Jr. (1666-1744) of Pasquotank County, North Carolina," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 59, No. 1 (Jan. 1983):32. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 59}}  
 
*'''[Gadd]''' Russell, George Ely. "John Lumbroso Jr. (1666-1744) of Pasquotank County, North Carolina," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 59, No. 1 (Jan. 1983):32. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 59}}  
*'''[Gibbons]''' Dryden, Ruth T. ''The Gibbons Family of Somerset County, Maryland''. San Diego, California: R.T. Dryden, 1991. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=428562&disp=The+Gibbons+family+of+Somerset+County FHL].  
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*'''[Gibbons]''' Dryden, Ruth T. ''The Gibbons Family of Somerset County, Maryland''. San Diego, California: R.T. Dryden, 1991. Available at {{FHL|428562|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
 
*'''[Gordy]''' ''See Melson.''  
 
*'''[Gordy]''' ''See Melson.''  
 
*'''[Layfield]''' Hatcher, Patricia Law. "'Mother Nottle': A Correction to the Ancestry of George and Samuel Layfield of Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 77, No. 1 (Jan. 2002):18-24.  
 
*'''[Layfield]''' Hatcher, Patricia Law. "'Mother Nottle': A Correction to the Ancestry of George and Samuel Layfield of Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 77, No. 1 (Jan. 2002):18-24.  
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*'''[London]''' Richardson, Douglas. "Major Ambrose London of New York, Virginia, and Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 64, No. 2 (April 1989):75-78. {{FHL|973 D25aga}}  
 
*'''[London]''' Richardson, Douglas. "Major Ambrose London of New York, Virginia, and Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 64, No. 2 (April 1989):75-78. {{FHL|973 D25aga}}  
 
*'''[Manlove]''' Russell, George Ely. "The Migrations of Mark Manlove (ca.1617-1666) in New England, Virginia, and Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 61, No. 2 (Jul./Oct. 1985):71-76. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 61}}  
 
*'''[Manlove]''' Russell, George Ely. "The Migrations of Mark Manlove (ca.1617-1666) in New England, Virginia, and Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 61, No. 2 (Jul./Oct. 1985):71-76. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 61}}  
*'''[Melson]''' Melson, Lewis B. ''The Melson Family in America: With Special Emphasis on the John-John-Daniel-Daniel-Benjamin-Samson Branch that Originated on the Eastern Shore of the Delaware-Maryland-Virginia Peninsula''. 2 vols. Annapolis: L.B. Melson, 1996. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=779738&disp=The+Melson+family+in+America%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].  
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*'''[Melson]''' Melson, Lewis B. ''The Melson Family in America: With Special Emphasis on the John-John-Daniel-Daniel-Benjamin-Samson Branch that Originated on the Eastern Shore of the Delaware-Maryland-Virginia Peninsula''. 2 vols. Annapolis: L.B. Melson, 1996. Available at {{FHL|779738|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
 
*'''[Russell]''' Russell, George Ely. "John Russell from Somerset County, Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 56, No. 3 (Jul. 1980):144-147. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 55-56}}
 
*'''[Russell]''' Russell, George Ely. "John Russell from Somerset County, Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 56, No. 3 (Jul. 1980):144-147. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 55-56}}
*'''[Smith]''' Smith, Wesley. ''A Family History and Fifty-two Years of Preacher Life in Mississippi and Texas''. Nashville, Tenn.: University Press, 1898. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=303864&disp=A+family+history+and+fifty%2Dtwo+years+o%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL]. [Discusses seventeenth-century Smith immigrants.]  
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*'''[Smith]''' Smith, Wesley. ''A Family History and Fifty-two Years of Preacher Life in Mississippi and Texas''. Nashville, Tenn.: University Press, 1898. Available at {{FHL|303864|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Discusses seventeenth-century Smith immigrants.]  
*'''[Townsend]''' Bayles, John J. and James L. Taylor. ''Some Descendants of John Townsend of Snow Hill, Maryland, 1640-1698, Accomack Co., Va., and Somerset Co., Md.'' Oxnard, California: J.J. Bayles, 1989. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=458518&disp=Some+descendants+of+John+Townsend+of+Sno%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].  
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*'''[Townsend]''' Bayles, John J. and James L. Taylor. ''Some Descendants of John Townsend of Snow Hill, Maryland, 1640-1698, Accomack Co., Va., and Somerset Co., Md.'' Oxnard, California: J.J. Bayles, 1989. Available at {{FHL|458518|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
*'''[Waggaman]''' Edwards, Thomas Clarke. ''The Waggamans and Their Allied Families''. Paramus, New Jersey: T.C. Edwards, 1983. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=96672&disp=The+Waggamans+and+their+allied+families%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].  
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*'''[Waggaman]''' Edwards, Thomas Clarke. ''The Waggamans and Their Allied Families''. Paramus, New Jersey: T.C. Edwards, 1983. Available at {{FHL|96672|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
*'''[Wright]''' Wright, Charles W. ''The Wright Ancestry of Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset and Wicomico Counties Maryland''. Baltimore: Baltimore City Printing and Binding Co., 1907. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=195603&disp=The+Wright+ancestry+of+Caroline%2C+Dorch%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL]; digital versions at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH15,61663 BYU Family History Archives] and&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=iRVlAAAAMAAJ Google Books] (full-view).
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*'''[Wright]''' Wright, Charles W. ''The Wright Ancestry of Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset and Wicomico Counties Maryland''. Baltimore: Baltimore City Printing and Binding Co., 1907. Available at {{FHL|195603|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital versions at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH15,61663 BYU Family History Archives] and&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=iRVlAAAAMAAJ Google Books] (full-view).
  
 
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*[http://nabbhistory.salisbury.edu/ Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History &amp; Culture] includes bibliographies of sources, family history guides, biographies, etc.  
 
*[http://nabbhistory.salisbury.edu/ Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History &amp; Culture] includes bibliographies of sources, family history guides, biographies, etc.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=189813&subject_disp=Maryland%2C+Somerset&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library Catalog for Somerset County.  
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*{{FHL|Maryland%2C+Somerset|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Somerset County.  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mary/somerset/ Genealogy Trails]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mary/somerset/ Genealogy Trails]  
 
*The Somerset County MDGenWeb Project, a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*The Somerset County MDGenWeb Project, a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  

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United States > Maryland > Somerset County
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Contents

County Courthouse

Somerset County Maryland Courthouse.jpg

  11916 Somerset Avenue
Princess Anne, MD 21853

History

Parent County

  • Created 22 August 1666 from the Colonial lands.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

In 1831 the courthouse burned, but the records were saved.[2] For an excellent article about burned records refer to the Burned Counties Research page.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

City
Town
Census Districts
Communities

Neighboring Counties

Dorchester | St. Mary's | Wicomico | Worcester | Accomack County, Virginia

Resources

Cemeteries

  • A Hill Cemetery
  • All Saints Cemetery
  • Antioch Cemetery
  • Asbury Cemetery
  • Asbury Cemetery
  • Chance and Rock Creek Cemetery
  • Christ Cemetery
  • Emanuel Cemetery
  • Fairmount Cemetery
  • Grace Cemetery
  • John Wesley Cemetery
  • Landford Cemetery
  • Mariners Cemetery
  • Mount Olivet Cemetery
  • Oriole Cemetery
  • Palmetto Cemetery
  • Perryhawkin Cemetery
  • Quindocqua Cemetery
  • Quinton Cemetery
  • Rehobeth Cemetery
  • Rehobeth Cemetery
  • Rehobeth Cemetery
  • Saint Johns Cemetery
  • Saint Marks Cemetery
  • Saint Pauls Cemetery
  • Saint Peters Cemetery
  • Saint Stephens Cemetery
  • Salem Cemetery
  • Sunny Ridge Memorial Park
  • Trinity Cemetery
  • Union Cemetery
  • Upper Fairmount Cemetery
Cemetery Transcriptions

Census

  • 1800 Somerset County Census Images
  • 1850 Somerset County Census Transcriptions

Federal Census reports available 1800-1930 including slave and veterans schedules. Exception-1830 Federal Census is missing.

Church

Maryland State Archives' Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions identifies all churches known to have existed in Prince George's County, Maryland. It covers all denominations and includes record descriptions. The following records, taken from its collection, have been digitized and made available to view for free online:

Court

Family Histories

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]

General

  • Barnes, Robert W., F. Edward Wright, Vernon L. Skinner and Henry C. Peden. Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. 23 vols. Westminster, Md.: Family Line, 1996-2003; Lewes, Del.: Delmarva Roots and Colonial Roots, 2007. FHL US/CAN Book 975.21 D2b v. 1 ff. [Somerset County families appear in Vols. 7-10, 12, 15, 17-18, 20, and 22.]

Bibliography

  • [Covington] Covington, Elbert E. Covington and Kin. DeSoto, Illinois: E.E. Covington, 1973?. Available at FHL; digital version at BYU Family History Archives.
  • [Delaymos] Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60.
  • [Gadd] Russell, George Ely. "John Lumbroso Jr. (1666-1744) of Pasquotank County, North Carolina," The American Genealogist, Vol. 59, No. 1 (Jan. 1983):32. FHL 973 D25aga v. 59
  • [Gibbons] Dryden, Ruth T. The Gibbons Family of Somerset County, Maryland. San Diego, California: R.T. Dryden, 1991. Available at FHL.
  • [Gordy] See Melson.
  • [Layfield] Hatcher, Patricia Law. "'Mother Nottle': A Correction to the Ancestry of George and Samuel Layfield of Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 77, No. 1 (Jan. 2002):18-24.
  • [London] Richardson, Douglas. "Ambrose London of New York, Virginia and Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 58, No. 3 (Jul. 1982):160-163. FHL 973 D25aga v. 58
  • [London] Richardson, Douglas. "Major Ambrose London of New York, Virginia, and Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 64, No. 2 (April 1989):75-78. FHL 973 D25aga
  • [Manlove] Russell, George Ely. "The Migrations of Mark Manlove (ca.1617-1666) in New England, Virginia, and Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 61, No. 2 (Jul./Oct. 1985):71-76. FHL 973 D25aga v. 61
  • [Melson] Melson, Lewis B. The Melson Family in America: With Special Emphasis on the John-John-Daniel-Daniel-Benjamin-Samson Branch that Originated on the Eastern Shore of the Delaware-Maryland-Virginia Peninsula. 2 vols. Annapolis: L.B. Melson, 1996. Available at FHL.
  • [Russell] Russell, George Ely. "John Russell from Somerset County, Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 56, No. 3 (Jul. 1980):144-147. FHL 973 D25aga v. 55-56
  • [Smith] Smith, Wesley. A Family History and Fifty-two Years of Preacher Life in Mississippi and Texas. Nashville, Tenn.: University Press, 1898. Available at FHL. [Discusses seventeenth-century Smith immigrants.]
  • [Townsend] Bayles, John J. and James L. Taylor. Some Descendants of John Townsend of Snow Hill, Maryland, 1640-1698, Accomack Co., Va., and Somerset Co., Md. Oxnard, California: J.J. Bayles, 1989. Available at FHL.
  • [Waggaman] Edwards, Thomas Clarke. The Waggamans and Their Allied Families. Paramus, New Jersey: T.C. Edwards, 1983. Available at FHL.
  • [Wright] Wright, Charles W. The Wright Ancestry of Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset and Wicomico Counties Maryland. Baltimore: Baltimore City Printing and Binding Co., 1907. Available at FHL; digital versions at BYU Family History Archives and Google Books (full-view).

Gazetteers

Immigration

The New Early Settlers of Maryland database is a great place to start searching for immigrants who had arrived in the colony by the 1680s. The database "comprises 34,326 entries from Gust Skordas' Early Settlers of Maryland and Carson Gibb's Supplement to the Early Settlers of Maryland." Available online, courtesy: Maryland State Archives.

Other Somerset County immigration resources include:

Land

Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the Maryland Judiciary and the Maryland State Archives, free images and indexes of the complete series of Somerset County Deed Books (1665-present) have been uploaded to their website: MDLandRec.Net: A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland. (Requires free registration.)

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Somerset County on page 128.]
War of 1812
  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Maryland, Somerset County, p. 155. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Death

Societies and Libraries

 

Web Sites

References

  1. Somerset County, Maryland State Archives Website
  2. Maryland Destroyed Courthouses &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp; at My Maryland Genealogy accessed 21 October 2008.