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From: "craig o'donnell" <>
Subject: [LDR] Rehobeth
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 18:31:15 -0500
>Would Craig O'Donnell, or other knowledgable individual please correct any
>of the following statements which are not true::
>1) The Reverend Makemie (see above) was a resident of (what was THEN)
>Somerset Co MD during his life in Colonial America.
>2) Rehobeth (named in O'Donnell message above) is the same physical
>location/place as Rehoboth Beach (different spelling on the map) on my 1999
>Rand McNally map.
>3) Rehob(o/e)th (see #2) is now in Sussex Co, DE. (I've inspected the John
>Lyon map collection several times, but I'm fuzzy on the *exact* boundaries).
>4) By inter relating the above 3 points, the Rev. Makemie lived in (what is
>NOW) Sussex Co, DE during his life in Colonial America.
>It's not rocket science, but I'd like corroboration (or not) from someone
>better informed on the area. Thanks.
Joe, Rev. Makemie may have lived in Somerset County for a period but his
house when he died was just over the now-state line on Holden Creek in
Rehobeth MD is on the Pocomoke River more or less due west of Pocomoke
City. See this Google Map link:
If you can get this link to work you will see the Md-Va state line south of
Rehobeth a few miles.
The correct spelling of the biblical Rehoboth is with the "o". The Post
Office in its infinite wisdom changed Maryland's to "e".
Rehoboth Beach Del is a much later settlement (started as a Methodist
retreat, I think, maybe in the late 1800s) while Rehobeth MD was one ofthe
earliest settlements on Delmarva.
Modern day Holdens Creek Road shows up here:
>Thr Rehobeth being discussed here is in Somerset County Maryland. Francis
>Makemie is buried in Accomack County VA on Holdens Creek between the
>villages of Grotons and Jenkins Bridge just off state route 695 (Saxis
>Road). Locally the burial place has always been called Makemie Monument
No one's really sure where on the tract he's buried though. The monument is
not a gravestone.
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