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Guide to '''Kent County, Maryland ancestry, family history, and genealogy''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
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:''This article is about a county in the state of Maryland. For other uses, see [[Kent (disambiguation)]].''
 
:''This article is about a county in the state of Maryland. For other uses, see [[Kent (disambiguation)]].''
  
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{{Click|Image:MD_ORP.png|Maryland Online Genealogy Records}}
  
[[Image:MD Kent map.png|thumb|right|350px|MD Kent map.png]]  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Kent County
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| state = Maryland
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| founded year = 1637
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| founded date = December 30
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| seat = [[Chestertown, Maryland|Chestertown]]
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| building address = [http://mdcourts.gov/courtsdirectory/kent.html '''Kent County Courthouse''']<br> 400 High Street / 103 N Cross Street<br>Chestertown, MD 21620<br>Phone: 410-778-7435<br>[http://www.kentcounty.com/ '''Kent County Website'''] }}
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Courthouse  ===
  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|Land]]'''  
 
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{{RAOGKcourthouse}}&nbsp;<br>[http://www.kentcounty.com/ Kent County Courthouse]<br>400 High Street / 103 N Cross Street<br>Chestertown, MD 21620<br>Phone: 410-778-7435<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1796; divorce records from 1867, land records from 1656, and court records from early 1800's.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kent, Maryland page 318, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1796; divorce records from 1867, land records from 1656, and court records from early 1800's.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kent, Maryland page 318, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== History  ====
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== History  ==
  
 
[[Image:England-kent.png|thumb|right|200px]]  
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*Created 30 December 1637 from the Colonial lands.
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*Created 30 December 1637 from colonial lands.
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*19 February 1661, [[Talbot County, Maryland|Talbot]] County was set off.  
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*19 February 1661, [[Talbot County, Maryland Genealogy|Talbot]] County was set off.  
*For a time much of [[Cecil County, Maryland|Cecil]] County was attached to Kent County until 1659 then attached to [[Baltimore County, Maryland|Baltimore]] County.
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*For a time much of [[Cecil County, Maryland Genealogy|Cecil]] County was attached to Kent County until 1659 then attached to [[Baltimore County, Maryland Genealogy|Baltimore]] County.
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*For animated maps illustrating Maryland county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/maryland/ "Rotating Formation Maryland County Boundary Maps"] (1637-1997) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1720'''--A courthouse fire in 1720 destroyed some records.<br>
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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*Betterton  
 
*Betterton  
*Chestertown  
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Chestertown,_Maryland Chestertown ]
 
*Galena
 
*Galena
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Anne Arundel County, Maryland|Anne Arundel]] | [[Baltimore County, Maryland|Baltimore]] | [[Cecil County, Maryland|Cecil]] | [[Harford County, Maryland|Harford]] | [[Queen Anne's County, Maryland|Queen Anne's]] | '''Delaware''' counties: [[Kent County, Delaware|Kent]] | [[New Castle County, Delaware|New Castle]]  
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[[Anne Arundel County, Maryland Genealogy|Anne Arundel]] | [[Baltimore County, Maryland Genealogy|Baltimore]] | [[Cecil County, Maryland Genealogy|Cecil]] | [[Harford County, Maryland Genealogy|Harford]] | [[Queen Anne's County, Maryland Genealogy|Queen Anne's]] | '''Delaware''' counties: [[Kent County, Delaware Genealogy|Kent]] | [[New Castle County, Delaware Genealogy|New Castle]]  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/kent/cemeteries/cecil.txt Cecil Burial Ground, near Lynch]  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/kent/tsimages/galena/galena.html Galena Cemetery, Galena]  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/kent/cemeteries/olivet.txt Olivet United Methodist Cemetery, Galena]  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/kent/cemeteries/quaker.txt Quaker Cemetery, Millington]  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/kent/tsimages/paulepiscopal/stpaul.html St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Chestertown]  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/kent/tsimages/paulepiscopal/stpaul.html St. Paul's Methodist Church Cemetery, Earleville]  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/kent/tsimages/westpresb/georgetown.html Westminister Presbyterian Cemetery, Georgetown]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/md/kent/cemet.htm MDGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Kent+Maryland&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Maryland&county=Kent&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/maryland/kent.html Tombstone Project]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*'''1668-1995''' {{RecordSearch|2385204|Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
Maryland State Archives' ''[http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/religion/cfm/dsp_county.cfm Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions]'' identifies all churches known to have existed in Kent 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:  
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Maryland State Archives' ''[http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/religion/cfm/dsp_county.cfm Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions]'' is not intended to be a complete listing of all Religious institutions in Maryland. It was originally based upon the churches recorded by the Federal Works Progress Administration during a records survey conducted from 1935 to 1941. It has been expanded by later acquisitions from religious organizations to the Maryland State Archives. The following records, taken from its collection, have been digitized and made available to view for free online:  
  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/m0000/m0300/m339/pdf/m339.pdf Protestant Episcopal (Church of England), Shrewsbury Parish] (includes parish registers 1699-1882, vestry minutes 1701-1861 (gaps), and communicants 1876-1882)
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccolm/m0000/m0300/m339/pdf/m339.pdf Protestant Episcopal (Church of England), Shrewsbury Parish] (includes parish registers 1699-1882, vestry minutes 1701-1861 (gaps), and communicants 1876-1882)
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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. [Kent County families appear in Vols. 1-3, 7, and 21.]  
 
*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. [Kent County families appear in Vols. 1-3, 7, and 21.]  
*Hanson, George Adolphus. ''Old Kent: The Eastern Shore of Maryland; Notes Illustrative of the Most Ancient Records of Kent County Maryland, and of the Parishes of St. Paul's, Shrewsbury and I. U. and Genealogical Histories of Land and Distinguished Families of Maryland, and Their Connections by Marriage, etc., with an Introduction''. Baltimore: J. P. Des Forges, 1876. Digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=n-z22MtDeokC Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/oldkenteasterns00hansgoog Internet Archive]; free online index at [http://www.digital-editions.com/Names-Kent.doc Digital Editions];&nbsp;{{FHL|388106|item|disp=FHL Film 908691 Item 11}}; 1967 reprint: {{FHL|73277|item|disp=FHL Book 975.21 D2h 1967}}
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*Hanson, George Adolphus. ''Old Kent: The Eastern Shore of Maryland; Notes Illustrative of the Most Ancient Records of Kent County Maryland, and of the Parishes of St. Paul's, Shrewsbury and I. U. and Genealogical Histories of Land and Distinguished Families of Maryland, and Their Connections by Marriage, etc., with an Introduction''. Baltimore: J. P. Des Forges, 1876. Digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=n-z22MtDeokC Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/oldkenteasterns00hansgoog Internet Archive]; &nbsp;{{FHL|388106|item|disp=FHL Film 908691 Item 11}}; 1967 reprint: {{FHL|73277|item|disp=FHL Book 975.21 D2h 1967}}
  
 
'''Bibliography'''  
 
'''Bibliography'''  
  
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*'''[Asbury]''' Holtzclaw, B.C. "Asbury of Westmoreland County, Virginia," ''Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jul. 1967):55-65; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1967):77-87; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan. 1968):10-26. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($).
 
*'''[Barry]''' Bidlack, Russell E. ''Ann Arbor's First Lady, Events in the Life of Ann I. Allen''. Ann Arbor, Mich., n.d.  
 
*'''[Barry]''' Bidlack, Russell E. ''Ann Arbor's First Lady, Events in the Life of Ann I. Allen''. Ann Arbor, Mich., n.d.  
 
*'''[Boyer]''' Wallis, Guy. ''The Boyer Family of Kent &amp; Cecil County, Maryland and Tompkins County, New York''. Bristol, Vt.: G. Wallis, 1997. {{FHL|652206|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Film 1750868 Item 10}}  
 
*'''[Boyer]''' Wallis, Guy. ''The Boyer Family of Kent &amp; Cecil County, Maryland and Tompkins County, New York''. Bristol, Vt.: G. Wallis, 1997. {{FHL|652206|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Film 1750868 Item 10}}  
*'''[Brooke]''' Brayton, John Anderson. "Madam Esther Pollock of Kent Co., Md., and Chowan Co., N.C., and the Lutens," ''North Carolina Genealogical Journal'', Vol. 26, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):376-392. {{FHL|12718|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 B2j}}.
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*'''[Brooke]''' Brayton, John Anderson. "Madam Esther Pollock of Kent Co., Md., and Chowan Co., N.C., and the Lutens," ''North Carolina Genealogical Journal'', Vol. 26, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):376-392. {{FHL|12718|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 B2j}}.  
 
*'''[Burchinal]''' Gans, John Lyons and Frank M. Burchinal. ''The Burchinal Genealogy: Jeremiah Burchinal of Mt. Harmon, Kent County, Maryland and His Descendants''. MSS., Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Microfilmed 1965:&nbsp;{{FHL|330580|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Film 410183}}  
 
*'''[Burchinal]''' Gans, John Lyons and Frank M. Burchinal. ''The Burchinal Genealogy: Jeremiah Burchinal of Mt. Harmon, Kent County, Maryland and His Descendants''. MSS., Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Microfilmed 1965:&nbsp;{{FHL|330580|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Film 410183}}  
 
*'''[Burchinal]''' Burchinal, Beryl Modest and Martin Luther Burchinal. ''The Burchinal Genealogy, Thomas Burtchnell of Cecil County, Maryland and His Son, Jeremiah "Jeremy" Burchinal of Mount Harmon, Kent Co. Maryland and Their Descendants''. Pittsburgh: B.M. Burchinal, 1984. {{FHL|429098|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 B893bb}}; 1988 supplement: {{FHL|636001|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 B893bb supp. 1}}  
 
*'''[Burchinal]''' Burchinal, Beryl Modest and Martin Luther Burchinal. ''The Burchinal Genealogy, Thomas Burtchnell of Cecil County, Maryland and His Son, Jeremiah "Jeremy" Burchinal of Mount Harmon, Kent Co. Maryland and Their Descendants''. Pittsburgh: B.M. Burchinal, 1984. {{FHL|429098|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 B893bb}}; 1988 supplement: {{FHL|636001|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 B893bb supp. 1}}  
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*'''[Elenor]''' ''See Elena''.  
 
*'''[Elenor]''' ''See Elena''.  
 
*'''[Elexson]''' Russell, George Ely. "The Swedish Settlement in Maryland, 1654," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 54, No. 4 (Oct. 1978):203-210. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 54}}  
 
*'''[Elexson]''' Russell, George Ely. "The Swedish Settlement in Maryland, 1654," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 54, No. 4 (Oct. 1978):203-210. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 54}}  
*'''[Forman]''' Dandridge, Anne Spottswood and Anne Elizabeth Forman Dismukes. ''The Forman Genealogy: Descendants of Robert Forman of Kent Co., Maryland, Who Died in 1719-1720: Also Descendants of Robert Forman of Long Island, New York, Who Died in 1671; the Forman Family of Monmouth Co., New Jersey; Together with Notices of Other Families of the Name Forman''. Salem, Mass.: Higginson, [2001?]. Digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=DHxMAAAAMAAJ Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/formangenealogy00dismgoog Internet Archive]; {{FHL|1025734|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 F765d}}; another copy: {{FHL|194694|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Film 547060}}.
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*'''[Forman]''' Dandridge, Anne Spottswood and Anne Elizabeth Forman Dismukes. ''The Forman Genealogy: Descendants of Robert Forman of Kent Co., Maryland, Who Died in 1719-1720: Also Descendants of Robert Forman of Long Island, New York, Who Died in 1671; the Forman Family of Monmouth Co., New Jersey; Together with Notices of Other Families of the Name Forman''. Salem, Mass.: Higginson, [2001?]. Digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=DHxMAAAAMAAJ Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/formangenealogy00dismgoog Internet Archive]; {{FHL|1025734|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 F765d}}; another copy: {{FHL|194694|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Film 547060}}.  
 
*'''[Goodhand]''' Brayton, John Anderson. "Madam Esther Pollock of Kent Co., Md., and Chowan Co., N.C., and the Lutens," ''North Carolina Genealogical Journal'', Vol. 26, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):376-392. {{FHL|12718|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 B2j}}.  
 
*'''[Goodhand]''' Brayton, John Anderson. "Madam Esther Pollock of Kent Co., Md., and Chowan Co., N.C., and the Lutens," ''North Carolina Genealogical Journal'', Vol. 26, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):376-392. {{FHL|12718|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 B2j}}.  
 
*'''[Hanson]''' Russell, George Ely. "Anicake (Hanson) (Elena) (MacKenny) Dabb of Kent County, Maryland, 1652-1674," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 54, No. 3 (Jul. 1978):159-164. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 54}}  
 
*'''[Hanson]''' Russell, George Ely. "Anicake (Hanson) (Elena) (MacKenny) Dabb of Kent County, Maryland, 1652-1674," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 54, No. 3 (Jul. 1978):159-164. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 54}}  
 
*'''[Hanson]''' Russell, George Ely. "The Swedish Settlement in Maryland, 1654," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 54, No. 4 (Oct. 1978):203-210. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 54}}  
 
*'''[Hanson]''' Russell, George Ely. "The Swedish Settlement in Maryland, 1654," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 54, No. 4 (Oct. 1978):203-210. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 54}}  
 
*'''[Hanson]''' Hanson, George A. ''Old Kent.'' 1876. 159-168.  
 
*'''[Hanson]''' Hanson, George A. ''Old Kent.'' 1876. 159-168.  
*'''[Harris]''' Brayton, John Anderson. "Madam Esther Pollock of Kent Co., Md., and Chowan Co., N.C., and the Lutens," ''North Carolina Genealogical Journal'', Vol. 26, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):376-392. {{FHL|12718|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 B2j}}.
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*'''[Harris]''' Brayton, John Anderson. "Madam Esther Pollock of Kent Co., Md., and Chowan Co., N.C., and the Lutens," ''North Carolina Genealogical Journal'', Vol. 26, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):376-392. {{FHL|12718|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 B2j}}.  
 
*'''[Holman]''' Utermohlen, William J. ''The Holman Family of Kent County, Maryland and Woodford County, Kentucky:&nbsp;A Preliminary Study''. Alexandria, Va.: W.J. Utermohlen, 1993. {{FHL|645307|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 H731u}}  
 
*'''[Holman]''' Utermohlen, William J. ''The Holman Family of Kent County, Maryland and Woodford County, Kentucky:&nbsp;A Preliminary Study''. Alexandria, Va.: W.J. Utermohlen, 1993. {{FHL|645307|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 H731u}}  
 
*'''[Holman]''' Utermohlen, William J. "The Ancestry of Richard Rue and His Holman and Vansant Connections," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 69, No. 4 (Oct. 1994):235-245.  
 
*'''[Holman]''' Utermohlen, William J. "The Ancestry of Richard Rue and His Holman and Vansant Connections," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 69, No. 4 (Oct. 1994):235-245.  
 
*'''[Hosier]''' ''Henry Hosier of Kent County, Maryland''. Typescript. No date. Microfilmed 1983:&nbsp;{{FHL|147526|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6018871}}  
 
*'''[Hosier]''' ''Henry Hosier of Kent County, Maryland''. Typescript. No date. Microfilmed 1983:&nbsp;{{FHL|147526|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6018871}}  
*'''[Ingram]''' Brayton, John Anderson. "Madam Esther Pollock of Kent Co., Md., and Chowan Co., N.C., and the Lutens," ''North Carolina Genealogical Journal'', Vol. 26, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):376-392. {{FHL|12718|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 B2j}}.
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*'''[Ingram]''' Brayton, John Anderson. "Madam Esther Pollock of Kent Co., Md., and Chowan Co., N.C., and the Lutens," ''North Carolina Genealogical Journal'', Vol. 26, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):376-392. {{FHL|12718|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 B2j}}.  
*'''[Jenkins]''' Brayton, John Anderson. "Madam Esther Pollock of Kent Co., Md., and Chowan Co., N.C., and the Lutens," ''North Carolina Genealogical Journal'', Vol. 26, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):376-392. {{FHL|12718|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 B2j}}.
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*'''[Jenkins]''' Brayton, John Anderson. "Madam Esther Pollock of Kent Co., Md., and Chowan Co., N.C., and the Lutens," ''North Carolina Genealogical Journal'', Vol. 26, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):376-392. {{FHL|12718|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 B2j}}.  
 
*'''[MacKenny]''' Russell, George Ely. "Anicake (Hanson) (Elena) (MacKenny) Dabb of Kent County, Maryland, 1652-1674," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 54, No. 3 (Jul. 1978):159-164. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 54}}  
 
*'''[MacKenny]''' Russell, George Ely. "Anicake (Hanson) (Elena) (MacKenny) Dabb of Kent County, Maryland, 1652-1674," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 54, No. 3 (Jul. 1978):159-164. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 54}}  
*'''[Pollock]''' Brayton, John Anderson. "Madam Esther Pollock of Kent Co., Md., and Chowan Co., N.C., and the Lutens," ''North Carolina Genealogical Journal'', Vol. 26, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):376-392. {{FHL|12718|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 B2j}}.
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*'''[Pollock]''' Brayton, John Anderson. "Madam Esther Pollock of Kent Co., Md., and Chowan Co., N.C., and the Lutens," ''North Carolina Genealogical Journal'', Vol. 26, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):376-392. {{FHL|12718|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 B2j}}.  
 
*'''[Rue]''' Utermohlen, William J. "The Ancestry of Richard Rue and His Holman and Vansant Connections," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 69, No. 4 (Oct. 1994):235-245.  
 
*'''[Rue]''' Utermohlen, William J. "The Ancestry of Richard Rue and His Holman and Vansant Connections," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 69, No. 4 (Oct. 1994):235-245.  
 
*'''[Strong]''' Albee, Fredericka Strong (b. 1878). ''One Branch of the Strong Family of Kent County, Maryland''. Typescript, National Library, [[Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library|DAR]]. Microfilmed 1971:&nbsp;{{FHL|317090|item|disp=FHL Film 875394 Item 3}}  
 
*'''[Strong]''' Albee, Fredericka Strong (b. 1878). ''One Branch of the Strong Family of Kent County, Maryland''. Typescript, National Library, [[Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library|DAR]]. Microfilmed 1971:&nbsp;{{FHL|317090|item|disp=FHL Film 875394 Item 3}}  
*'''[Sweatman]''' Brayton, John Anderson. "Madam Esther Pollock of Kent Co., Md., and Chowan Co., N.C., and the Lutens," ''North Carolina Genealogical Journal'', Vol. 26, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):376-392. {{FHL|12718|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 B2j}}.
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*'''[Sweatman]''' Brayton, John Anderson. "Madam Esther Pollock of Kent Co., Md., and Chowan Co., N.C., and the Lutens," ''North Carolina Genealogical Journal'', Vol. 26, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):376-392. {{FHL|12718|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 B2j}}.  
 
*'''[Usilton] '''Stuart, Sarah Elisabeth. ''William Usilton of Kent County, Maryland (? -1729) and Some of His Descendants''. Chestertown, Md.: E.V. Tuttle, 1938. {{FHL|246167|item|disp=FHL Film 1401461}}  
 
*'''[Usilton] '''Stuart, Sarah Elisabeth. ''William Usilton of Kent County, Maryland (? -1729) and Some of His Descendants''. Chestertown, Md.: E.V. Tuttle, 1938. {{FHL|246167|item|disp=FHL Film 1401461}}  
 
*'''[Vansant]''' ''See Rue''.  
 
*'''[Vansant]''' ''See Rue''.  
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*Coldham, Peter Wilson. "Correspondence with the American Colonies 1739-1782," ''The Genealogist'', Vol. 12, No. 1 (Spring 1998):108-128; Vol. 12, No. 2 (Fall 1998):189-205. [Overseas correspondence of&nbsp;residents of Chester Town [Chestertown] and Kent County with the following surnames: Ringold and Wilmore.] Available at {{FHL|94040|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
 
*Coldham, Peter Wilson. "Correspondence with the American Colonies 1739-1782," ''The Genealogist'', Vol. 12, No. 1 (Spring 1998):108-128; Vol. 12, No. 2 (Fall 1998):189-205. [Overseas correspondence of&nbsp;residents of Chester Town [Chestertown] and Kent County with the following surnames: Ringold and Wilmore.] Available at {{FHL|94040|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/kent/immigration/immig1663-67.txt Kent County Immigration Index 1663-1667]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/kent/immigration/immig1663-67.txt Kent County Immigration Index 1663-1667]  
*[http://www.pricegen.com/immigrantservants/search/advancedResults.php?surname=&givenName=&varientSurnameSpellings=&gender=&dateOfBirthDay=&dateOfBirthMonth=&dateOfBirthQuantifier=&dateOfBirthYear=&placeOfBirthParish=&placeOfBirthTown=&placeOfBirthCity=&placeOfBirthCounty=&placeOfBirthColony=&placeOfBirthNation=&occupations=&religions=&orphan=&familyPosition=&immigrationYearQualifier=&immigrationYear=&portOfDepartureTown=&portOfDepartureCity=&portOfDepartureCounty=&portOfDepartureNation=&placeOfArrivalTown=&placeOfArrivalCounty=&placeOfArrivalColony=&shipName=&convict=&yearOfIndentureQualifier=&yearOfIndenture=&lengthOfIndentureYears=&lengthOfIndentureMonths=&yearOfFreedomQualifier=&yearOfFreedom=&placeOfIndentureTown=&placeOfIndentureCity=&placeOfIndentureCounty=Kent&placeOfIndentureColony=Maryland&agentSurname=&agentGivenName=&agentTitle=&masterSurname=&masterGivenName=&masterTitle=&residenceParish=&residenceTown=&residenceCity=&residenceCounty=&residenceColony=&residenceNation=&landowner=&literate=&spouseSurname=&spouseGivenName=&spouseMarriageDateDay=&spouseMarriageDateMonth=&spouseMarriageDateQualifier=&spouseMarriageDateYear=&spouseMarriageLocationParish=&spouseMarriageLocationCounty=&spouseMarriageLocationColony=&spouseMarriageLocationNation=&deathDateDay=&deathDateMonth=&deathDateQualifier=&deathDateYear=&deathLocality=&deathCounty=&deathColony=&deathState=&testate=&proofServantStatus=&proofConvictStatus=&headright=&preServitudeSources=&postServitudeSources=&comments=&family=&sourceCitations=&interestedResearchers= List of imported servants and transported convicts from Europe] who served labor terms in Colonial Kent County, Maryland (work in progress), courtesy: [http://www.immigrantservants.com Immigrant Servants Database]. [Includes Richard J. Cox's abstracts of ''Maryland Gazette'' runaways.]
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*[http://www.pricegen.com/immigrantservants/search/advancedResults.php?surname=&givenName=&varientSurnameSpellings=&gender=&dateOfBirthDay=&dateOfBirthMonth=&dateOfBirthQuantifier=&dateOfBirthYear=&placeOfBirthParish=&placeOfBirthTown=&placeOfBirthCity=&placeOfBirthCounty=&placeOfBirthColony=&placeOfBirthNation=&occupations=&religions=&orphan=&familyPosition=&immigrationYearQualifier=&immigrationYear=&portOfDepartureTown=&portOfDepartureCity=&portOfDepartureCounty=&portOfDepartureNation=&placeOfArrivalTown=&placeOfArrivalCounty=&placeOfArrivalColony=&shipName=&convict=&yearOfIndentureQualifier=&yearOfIndenture=&lengthOfIndentureYears=&lengthOfIndentureMonths=&yearOfFreedomQualifier=&yearOfFreedom=&placeOfIndentureTown=&placeOfIndentureCity=&placeOfIndentureCounty=Kent&placeOfIndentureColony=Maryland&agentSurname=&agentGivenName=&agentTitle=&masterSurname=&masterGivenName=&masterTitle=&residenceParish=&residenceTown=&residenceCity=&residenceCounty=&residenceColony=&residenceNation=&landowner=&literate=&spouseSurname=&spouseGivenName=&spouseMarriageDateDay=&spouseMarriageDateMonth=&spouseMarriageDateQualifier=&spouseMarriageDateYear=&spouseMarriageLocationParish=&spouseMarriageLocationCounty=&spouseMarriageLocationColony=&spouseMarriageLocationNation=&deathDateDay=&deathDateMonth=&deathDateQualifier=&deathDateYear=&deathLocality=&deathCounty=&deathColony=&deathState=&testate=&proofServantStatus=&proofConvictStatus=&headright=&preServitudeSources=&postServitudeSources=&comments=&family=&sourceCitations=&interestedResearchers= List of imported servants and transported convicts from Europe] who served labor terms in Colonial Kent County, Maryland (work in progress), courtesy: [http://www.pricegen.com/immigrantservants/search/simple.php Immigrant Servants Database]. [Includes Richard J. Cox's abstracts of ''Maryland Gazette'' runaways.]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the [http://www.courts.state.md.us/ Maryland Judiciary] and the [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives], free images and indexes of the complete series of Kent County Deed Books (1648-present) have been uploaded to their website: [http://mdlandrec.net/msa/stagser/s1700/s1741/cfm/index.cfm MDLandRec.Net:&nbsp;A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland]. (Requires free registration.)  
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Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the [http://www.courts.state.md.us/ Maryland Judiciary] and the [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives], free images and indexes of the complete series of Kent County Deed Books (1648-present) have been uploaded to their website: [https://mdlandrec.net/main/index.cfm A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland]. (Requires free registration.)  
  
 
Other Kent County land resources include:  
 
Other Kent County land resources include:  
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*''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 [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Kent County on page 127.]
 
*''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 [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Kent County on page 127.]
  
===== '''''War of 1812'''''  =====
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===== 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|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Maryland, Kent County, pp. 151-152. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
 
*''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|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Maryland, Kent County, pp. 151-152. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
  
===== <br>Civil War  =====
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===== Civil War  =====
  
<br>Civil War service men from Kent County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Kent County.  
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932373|Maryland, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932407|Maryland, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
*[[2nd Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry|2nd Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry]], Company&nbsp;A, B, C, D
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*[[2nd Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry|2nd Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry]], Companies A, B, C, D and E.<br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/md/kent/ Wills and Estate Records (scroll to bottom of page)]  
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*[http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/stagsere/se1/se4/000000/html/index.html Probate Records, Colonial Index, 1634-1777] online at Maryland State Archives website - free
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/md/kent/ Wills and Estate Records], USGenWeb (scroll to bottom of page)
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1604 – 1878''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9068 Maryland Wills and Probate Records 1604-1878] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1635 – 1743''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3250 Maryland Calendar of Wills 1635-1743] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $ 
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*'''1796 – 1940''' {{RecordSearch|1542664|Maryland Probate Estate and Guardianship Files , 1796-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] images
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*'''[1678, 1681]''' 1678 and 1681 Kent County tax lists, available [http://www.mdgenweb.org/taxlists.htm online], courtesy: [http://www.mdgenweb.org/ MDGenWeb].  
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*'''1678, 1681''' 1678 and 1681 Kent County tax lists, available [http://www.mdgenweb.org/taxlists.htm online], courtesy: [http://www.mdgenweb.org/ MDGenWeb].  
*'''[1783] '''[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/stagser/s1400/s1437/html/1437ke.html Kent County Tax List of 1783]: This is an alphabetical index to names to all property owners assessed. The index cards at the [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives] include county, hundred, names of tracts of land and whether individuals were paupers or single males as provided in the law.
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*'''1783 '''[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/stagser/s1400/s1437/html/1437ke.html Kent County Tax List of 1783]: This is an alphabetical index to names to all property owners assessed. The index cards at the [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives] include county, hundred, names of tracts of land and whether individuals were paupers or single males as provided in the law.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
'''''Birth'''''
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===== Birth =====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/kent/vitals/births/colonial.txt Colonial Births 1650-1681]
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*'''1650 - 1681''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/kent/vitals/births/colonial.txt Colonial Births 1650-1681]
  
'''''Marriage'''''
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===== Marriage =====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/kent/vitals/marriages/colonial.txt Colonial Marriages 1654-1676]
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*'''1658 - 1940''' {{RecordSearch|2523377|Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1666 - 1970''' {{RecordSearch|1675199|Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1654 - 1676''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/kent/vitals/marriages/colonial.txt Colonial Marriages 1654-1676]
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*[http://guide.mdsa.net/viewer.cfm?page=marriage Marriage Records - Maryland State Archives]
  
'''''Death'''''
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===== Death =====
  
*[http://mdvitalrec.net/cfm/index.cfm Maryland Death Certificate Index 1898-1944], available online, courtesy: Vital Records Indexing Project, [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives].
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*'''1898 - 1944''' [http://www.deathindexes.com/maryland/ Maryland Death Index 1898-1944]<br>
  
 
Other Kent County death resources include:  
 
Other Kent County death resources include:  
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/kent/vitals/deaths/colonial.txt Colonial Deaths 1655-1678]
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*'''1655 - 1678''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/md/kent/vitals/deaths/colonial.txt Colonial Deaths 1655-1678]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
'''Societies'''  
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'''Historical Society of Kent County'''<br>301 High Street<br>P.O. Box 665 <br>Chestertown, MD 21620 <br>Phone: 410-778-3499<br>E-Mail: [mailto:Director@kentcountyhistory.org Director@kentcountyhistory.org]<br>[http://www.kentcountyhistory.org Website] <br>
 
 
[http://www.kentcountyhistory.org/ The Historical Society of Kent County, Maryland]  
 
  
'''Libraries'''  
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'''The Historical Society of Kent County Library''' <br>301 High Street<br>P.O. Box 665 <br>Chestertown, MD 21620 <br>Phone: 410-778-3499 <br>E-Mail: [mailto:library@kentcountyhistory.org library@kentcountyhistory.org]<br>[http://www.kentcountyhistory.org/research.php Website] <br>
  
[http://www.kentcountylibrary.org/index.php Kent County Public Library]
 
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*[http://www.geocities.com/jaccschmidt/places.html The Kent County MDGenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/maryland/kent-county/ Kent County, Maryland Genealogy, History and Facts] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/library/periodicals/perbib/html/bibk.html "Kent Co.,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/library/periodicals/perbib/html/bibk.html "Kent Co.,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/kent/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Kent County.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/kent/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Kent County.  
*[http://usgwarchives.org/md/kent/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Kent County. (Backup site)  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/kent/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Kent County. (Backup site)  
*{{FHL|Maryland%2C+Kent|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Kent County
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*{{FHL|United%20States%2C%20Maryland%2C%20Kent|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}, Kent County
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 14:41, 2 April 2017

United States
Maryland
Kent County

Guide to Kent County, Maryland ancestry, family history, and genealogy, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.


This article is about a county in the state of Maryland. For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation).


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Kent County, Maryland
Map
Map of Maryland highlighting Kent County
Location in the state of Maryland
Map of the U.S. highlighting Maryland
Location of Maryland in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 30, 1637
County Seat Chestertown
Courthouse
Address Kent County Courthouse
400 High Street / 103 N Cross Street
Chestertown, MD 21620
Phone: 410-778-7435
Kent County Website



Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Kent County, Maryland Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1898 1796 1898 1790 1648 1668


Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1796; divorce records from 1867, land records from 1656, and court records from early 1800's.[1]

History

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  • By 1631, William Clayborne was appointed Commander of the settlers of the Isle of Kent which he named for his home, the English County of Kent.

Parent County

  • Created 30 December 1637 from colonial lands.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1720--A courthouse fire in 1720 destroyed some records.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns
  • Millington
  • Rock Hall
Communities
  • Fairlee
  • Golts
  • Lynch
  • Kennedyville
  • Massey
  • Still Pond
  • Tolchester Beach
  • Worton

Neighboring Counties

Anne Arundel | Baltimore | Cecil | Harford | Queen Anne's | Delaware counties: Kent | New Castle

Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
MDGenWeb Archives WorldCat Billion Graves
Tombstone Project
MDInterment
Billion Graves
See Maryland Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Federal Census reports available 1790-1930 including slave and veterans schedules. For tips on accessing Kent County, Maryland Genealogy census records online, see: Maryland Census.

Church

Maryland State Archives' Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions is not intended to be a complete listing of all Religious institutions in Maryland. It was originally based upon the churches recorded by the Federal Works Progress Administration during a records survey conducted from 1935 to 1941. It has been expanded by later acquisitions from religious organizations to the Maryland State Archives. The following records, taken from its collection, have been digitized and made available to view for free online:

Church of England

Court

Provincial 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. [Kent County families appear in Vols. 1-3, 7, and 21.]
  • Hanson, George Adolphus. Old Kent: The Eastern Shore of Maryland; Notes Illustrative of the Most Ancient Records of Kent County Maryland, and of the Parishes of St. Paul's, Shrewsbury and I. U. and Genealogical Histories of Land and Distinguished Families of Maryland, and Their Connections by Marriage, etc., with an Introduction. Baltimore: J. P. Des Forges, 1876. Digital versions at Google Books; Internet Archive;  FHL Film 908691 Item 11; 1967 reprint: FHL Book 975.21 D2h 1967

Bibliography

  • [Asbury] Holtzclaw, B.C. "Asbury of Westmoreland County, Virginia," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jul. 1967):55-65; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1967):77-87; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan. 1968):10-26. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • [Barry] Bidlack, Russell E. Ann Arbor's First Lady, Events in the Life of Ann I. Allen. Ann Arbor, Mich., n.d.
  • [Boyer] Wallis, Guy. The Boyer Family of Kent & Cecil County, Maryland and Tompkins County, New York. Bristol, Vt.: G. Wallis, 1997. FHL Film 1750868 Item 10
  • [Brooke] Brayton, John Anderson. "Madam Esther Pollock of Kent Co., Md., and Chowan Co., N.C., and the Lutens," North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. 26, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):376-392. FHL Book 975.6 B2j.
  • [Burchinal] Gans, John Lyons and Frank M. Burchinal. The Burchinal Genealogy: Jeremiah Burchinal of Mt. Harmon, Kent County, Maryland and His Descendants. MSS., Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Microfilmed 1965: FHL Film 410183
  • [Burchinal] Burchinal, Beryl Modest and Martin Luther Burchinal. The Burchinal Genealogy, Thomas Burtchnell of Cecil County, Maryland and His Son, Jeremiah "Jeremy" Burchinal of Mount Harmon, Kent Co. Maryland and Their Descendants. Pittsburgh: B.M. Burchinal, 1984. FHL Book 929.273 B893bb; 1988 supplement: FHL Book 929.273 B893bb supp. 1
  • [Burchinal] Burchinal, Beryl Modest and Donald Lee Robinson. The Burchinal Genealogy: The Descendants of Thomas Burtchnell ca 1670-1709 of Cecil County, Maryland, and His Children Jeremiah Burchinal "Jeremy" and Mary Burchinal, Kent County, Maryland. Apollo, Penn.: Closson Press, 1998. FHL Book 929.273 B893bba
  • [Caulk] Russell, George Ely. "The Swedish Settlement in Maryland, 1654," The American Genealogist, Vol. 54, No. 4 (Oct. 1978):203-210. FHL 973 D25aga v. 54
  • [Coleman] Coleman, Richard F. and Caroline Coleman Cofrode. A Coleman Family History: De[s]cendants of Charles Coleman, Born 1763, Kent County, Maryland. North Canton, Ohio: R.F. Coleman, 1986. FHL Book 929.273 C677ccc
  • [Comegys] Moss, Ernestine Parke. Cornelius Comegys of Kent County, Maryland. Memphis, Tenn.: E.P. Moss, 1982. FHL Book 929.273 C734m
  • [Dabb] Russell, George Ely. "Anicake (Hanson) (Elena) (MacKenny) Dabb of Kent County, Maryland, 1652-1674," The American Genealogist, Vol. 54, No. 3 (Jul. 1978):159-164. FHL 973 D25aga v. 54
  • [de Hinojosa] Hoff, Henry B. "Alexander de Hinojosa and His Descendants in Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 79, No. 4 (Oct. 2004):260-273.
  • [Elena] Russell, George Ely. "Anicake (Hanson) (Elena) (MacKenny) Dabb of Kent County, Maryland, 1652-1674," The American Genealogist, Vol. 54, No. 3 (Jul. 1978):159-164. FHL 973 D25aga v. 54
  • [Elena] Russell, George Ely. "Portuguese and Spanish Colonists in Seventeenth-Century Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2001):50-60.
  • [Elenor] See Elena.
  • [Elexson] Russell, George Ely. "The Swedish Settlement in Maryland, 1654," The American Genealogist, Vol. 54, No. 4 (Oct. 1978):203-210. FHL 973 D25aga v. 54
  • [Forman] Dandridge, Anne Spottswood and Anne Elizabeth Forman Dismukes. The Forman Genealogy: Descendants of Robert Forman of Kent Co., Maryland, Who Died in 1719-1720: Also Descendants of Robert Forman of Long Island, New York, Who Died in 1671; the Forman Family of Monmouth Co., New Jersey; Together with Notices of Other Families of the Name Forman. Salem, Mass.: Higginson, [2001?]. Digital versions at Google Books; Internet Archive; FHL Book 929.273 F765d; another copy: FHL Film 547060.
  • [Goodhand] Brayton, John Anderson. "Madam Esther Pollock of Kent Co., Md., and Chowan Co., N.C., and the Lutens," North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. 26, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):376-392. FHL Book 975.6 B2j.
  • [Hanson] Russell, George Ely. "Anicake (Hanson) (Elena) (MacKenny) Dabb of Kent County, Maryland, 1652-1674," The American Genealogist, Vol. 54, No. 3 (Jul. 1978):159-164. FHL 973 D25aga v. 54
  • [Hanson] Russell, George Ely. "The Swedish Settlement in Maryland, 1654," The American Genealogist, Vol. 54, No. 4 (Oct. 1978):203-210. FHL 973 D25aga v. 54
  • [Hanson] Hanson, George A. Old Kent. 1876. 159-168.
  • [Harris] Brayton, John Anderson. "Madam Esther Pollock of Kent Co., Md., and Chowan Co., N.C., and the Lutens," North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. 26, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):376-392. FHL Book 975.6 B2j.
  • [Holman] Utermohlen, William J. The Holman Family of Kent County, Maryland and Woodford County, Kentucky: A Preliminary Study. Alexandria, Va.: W.J. Utermohlen, 1993. FHL Book 929.273 H731u
  • [Holman] Utermohlen, William J. "The Ancestry of Richard Rue and His Holman and Vansant Connections," The American Genealogist, Vol. 69, No. 4 (Oct. 1994):235-245.
  • [Hosier] Henry Hosier of Kent County, Maryland. Typescript. No date. Microfilmed 1983: FHL Fiche 6018871
  • [Ingram] Brayton, John Anderson. "Madam Esther Pollock of Kent Co., Md., and Chowan Co., N.C., and the Lutens," North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. 26, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):376-392. FHL Book 975.6 B2j.
  • [Jenkins] Brayton, John Anderson. "Madam Esther Pollock of Kent Co., Md., and Chowan Co., N.C., and the Lutens," North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. 26, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):376-392. FHL Book 975.6 B2j.
  • [MacKenny] Russell, George Ely. "Anicake (Hanson) (Elena) (MacKenny) Dabb of Kent County, Maryland, 1652-1674," The American Genealogist, Vol. 54, No. 3 (Jul. 1978):159-164. FHL 973 D25aga v. 54
  • [Pollock] Brayton, John Anderson. "Madam Esther Pollock of Kent Co., Md., and Chowan Co., N.C., and the Lutens," North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. 26, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):376-392. FHL Book 975.6 B2j.
  • [Rue] Utermohlen, William J. "The Ancestry of Richard Rue and His Holman and Vansant Connections," The American Genealogist, Vol. 69, No. 4 (Oct. 1994):235-245.
  • [Strong] Albee, Fredericka Strong (b. 1878). One Branch of the Strong Family of Kent County, Maryland. Typescript, National Library, DAR. Microfilmed 1971: FHL Film 875394 Item 3
  • [Sweatman] Brayton, John Anderson. "Madam Esther Pollock of Kent Co., Md., and Chowan Co., N.C., and the Lutens," North Carolina Genealogical Journal, Vol. 26, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):376-392. FHL Book 975.6 B2j.
  • [Usilton] Stuart, Sarah Elisabeth. William Usilton of Kent County, Maryland (? -1729) and Some of His Descendants. Chestertown, Md.: E.V. Tuttle, 1938. FHL Film 1401461
  • [Vansant] See Rue.
  • [Wallis] Wallis, Lucille A. and Guy Wallis. Samuel Wallis of Kent County, Maryland: Some of His Descendants & Allied Families. Multi-volume. Decorah, Iowa: Anundsen, 1991-2000. FHL Book 929.273 W158wL
  • [Wolcott] Wolcott, John Benjamin and Charles V. Waid. Wolcott Immigrants and Their Early Descendants (the First Six Generations): Henry and Elizabeth Wolcott of Windsor, Connecticut; John and Winifred Wolcott of Watertown, Massachusetts; William and Alice Wolcott of Salem, Massachusetts; John and Sarah Wolcott of Kent County, Maryland; Samuel Wolcott of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. n.p.: Society of the Descendants of Henry Wolcott, 2002. FHL Book 929.273 W83wj

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 Kent 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 Kent County Deed Books (1648-present) have been uploaded to their website: A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland. (Requires free registration.)

Other Kent County land resources include:

Land Records (scroll over half way down the page)

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War

Kent County men served in the 5th Maryland Regiment.[2]

  • 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, Kent County on page 127.]
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, Kent County, pp. 151-152. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Kent County, Maryland Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Kent County, Maryland Genealogy:

Newspapers

Private Papers

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. "Correspondence with the American Colonies 1739-1782," The Genealogist, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Spring 1998):108-128; Vol. 12, No. 2 (Fall 1998):189-205. [Overseas correspondence of residents of Chester Town [Chestertown] and Kent County with the following surnames: Ringold and Wilmore.] Available at FHL.

Probate

Online Probate Records

Taxation

  • 1678, 1681 1678 and 1681 Kent County tax lists, available online, courtesy: MDGenWeb.
  • 1783 Kent County Tax List of 1783: This is an alphabetical index to names to all property owners assessed. The index cards at the Maryland State Archives include county, hundred, names of tracts of land and whether individuals were paupers or single males as provided in the law.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Other Kent County death resources include:

Societies and Libraries

Historical Society of Kent County
301 High Street
P.O. Box 665
Chestertown, MD 21620
Phone: 410-778-3499
E-Mail: Director@kentcountyhistory.org
Website

The Historical Society of Kent County Library
301 High Street
P.O. Box 665
Chestertown, MD 21620
Phone: 410-778-3499
E-Mail: library@kentcountyhistory.org
Website


Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kent, Maryland page 318, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "5th Maryland Regiment," accessed 31 May 2012.