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From: "Terry Phillips-Seitz" <>
Subject: Re: [LDR] Wives of Peter Waples (1708/9-1785)
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2013 20:08:24 -0500
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In-Reply-To: <BLU161-W560E070E3E1A55B09CA2EFCB200@phx.gbl>


You are right, strictly speaking, of course, but locally few make this
distinction- in my lifetime both the north-south and east-west lines have
been referred to as the Mason-Dixon Line.

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[mailto:] On Behalf Of les riggin
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2013 7:43 PM
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Subject: Re: [LDR] Wives of Peter Waples (1708/9-1785)


There is no Mason Dixon line near Selbyville, it is the Transpeninsular
Line. The swamp you refer to is The Cypress Swamp not the Great Dismal.
> From:
> To:
> Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2013 11:33:56 -0500
> Subject: Re: [LDR] Wives of Peter Waples (1708/9-1785)
>
>
> HI,
> I'VE NOTED THAT SOME HAVE MENTIONED A SWAMP TRACT. BURNT SWAMP, THE
> NORTHERN END OF THE GREAT DISMAL LIES BETWEEN GUMBORO AND SELBYVILLE
> ALMOST TO THE MASON DIXON LINE. IT IS VERY CLOSE TO ST MARTINS, AND
WORCESTER CO.
> BACK IN THE DAY I BELLIEVE IT WA IN SOMERSET CO. BUT NOW IN DE.
>
> GOD BLESS,
> NORAH
> -----Original Message-----
> From: marjorie adams
> Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2013 10:13 AM
> To: Miller's Choice ;
> Subject: Re: [LDR] Wives of Peter Waples (1708/9-1785)
>
> Paul Waples' Piney Point may have been at Indian River, north east of
> Dagsboro at the end of Piney Neck Rd. DE Hwy Map, rev 2004 shows
> "Assawoman Willife Area Piney Point Tract". I think this neck of land
> was/is known as Piney Neck.
>
> The Peter, Paul and Mary you mention are children of Wiliam Waples,
> are they not? According to Runk, William inherited land on both sides
> of Indian River.
>
> On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 10:25 PM, Miller's Choice
<>wrote:
>
> > <Peter's brother Paul lived in Baltimore Hundred of Somerset County,
> > where he shows on the tax lists until 1739; that last year his next
> > neighbor was Paul Thoroughgood. On the 1734 debt book for Somerset
> > County, Paul Waples held 500 acres of Piney Point, 50 acres of Swamp
> > in Fellowship and 200 acres of Abigail's Chance, all in Baltimore
> > Hundred. I'm not familiar with these tracts and I suspect they are
> > now in Sussex County, DE.>
> >
> >
> > Becky
> >
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> > From: Alan Bell <>
> > To:
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 6:51 PM
> > Subject: [LDR] Wives of Peter Waples (1708/9-1785)
> >
> > Has anyone looked at the putative wives of Peter Waples of Indian
> > River, Nancy Thoroughgood and Margaret Rowe? Peter's will of 1785
> > does not mention a wife. Rufus Waples' Genealogy lists an unknown
> > first wife; Margaret Rowe as second wife; children William, John,
> > Benjamin, Joseph, and Nancy with the first wife; and Margaret,
> > Littleton, Mary, Jane, Elizabeth, and Peter with Margaret Rowe.
> > (Rufus was the great grandson of Peter.) Nancy Thoroughgood is given
> > as the first wife in several genealogies. But I have not turned up
> > any documents attesting to either marriage, or any Thoroughgood or
> > Rowe documents that might hint at Thoroughgood or Rowe families in
> > Sussex around 1700-1750 Nancy or Margaret might have belonged to.
> > The birth dates and order of the children (except for Peter, from
> > the
> > 1850 census) are mostly unattested as well, so the order of the
> > marriages seems speculative, as well as which mother the children
belonged to.
> >
> > His daughters married Bartlett, Oliver, Hazzard, Lewis, Hall, and
Waples.
> >
> > Alan Bell, Boulder, Colorado
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