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Subject: Re: [LDR] Rehobeth
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 19:24:48 EST


In a message dated 1/11/2007 6:32:44 PM Eastern Standard Time,
writes:
> 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
> Virginia.

Just to cap this off with one more datum, Makemie certainly came over the
border and ministered to Somersetians, but the only specific MD land record that
seems to exist for him is associated with CHERRY STONE, a 500 ac William
Anderson patent (see MD Patents 20:214 and 20:215) "on the S side of the Pocomoke
R. about 3 mi back from River, beginning at a stooping white oak in a valley in
a neck of land called Forked Neck". Per Nottingham (f. 30), the Accomack
will of William Anderson, proved 04 Oct 1698, bequeathed to his son-in-law
Francis McKemie et ux. Naomi Mackemie a "950 ac plantation at Pocomoke". The only
Anderson property that could remotely fit the bill is the one above, whatever
the acreage discrepancy. By So Deeds L:515, on 13 Jun 1699 Francis Makemie
(minister, of Accomack) et ux. Naomi Makinnie (execs. of LW&T of William Anderson
of Accomack) sold this to William Smith (planter).

So he sold it as soon as he could, certainly not living on it. This property
starts just about a mile north of the VA border near Wagram Creek, south of
Pocomoke City.

And here in central Maryland, the crocuses are coming up. Can the daffodils
and brilliant fields of blark be far behind?

John


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