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From: "Mike Hitch" <>
Subject: Re: [LDR] Rehobeth
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 19:53:50 -0500
"Re ho' beth" is the way this Fruitland-boy learned it!
"So oftentimes it happens that we live our lives in chains and we never even know we have
the key." - Eagles
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> Subject: Re: [LDR] Rehobeth
> Thanks Craig for the detail. Earlier another lister pointed out there were
> several Rehobo/eth's and I went back again and looked in Somerset Co & this
> time found Rehobeth in Somerset Co (using DeLorme a map instead of Rand
> McNally). Too bad....my *target* was Samuel Hopkins and I thought I had a
> coincidental attachment to Sussex Co. DE. (which I needed).
> How do the residents pronounce Rehobo/eth ? Reho bo/eth' or Re ho'
> bo/eth ?
> The links wouldn't "click" ..... I'll try copy/paste later. Thanks much.
> > >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
> >>Rand McNally map.
> >>3) Rehob(o/e)th (see #2) is now in Sussex Co, DE. (I've inspected the
> >>Lyon map collection several times, but I'm fuzzy on the *exact*
> >>4) By inter relating the above 3 points, the Rev. Makemie lived in (what
> >>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 Lake
> > 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.
> > 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:
> > http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Saxis,+VA+23427&ie=UTF8&z=15&ll=37.933028,-
> >>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.
> > --
> > Craig O'Donnell
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> > American Proas, the Bolger Boat Honor Roll,
> > Plywood Boats, Bamboo Rafts, &c.
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