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From: Mary Catherine Cochran <>
Subject: Re: [MDFR] Georgetown & Walkersville
Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2000 22:53:54 -0400
I am interested in the information about the Randalls. My ancestor
Samuel Carr (1795-3.18.1864) married Sidney Ann Randall
(7.10.1790-4.21.1857) of Frederick County on November 30, 1820. This
is what my 'cousin' Howard Carr wrote in his family history:
"He was a native of Ireland. He was born there in March 1795. This
date is on his tombstone and recorded in an old Bible that I, Howard E.
Carr was fortunate enough to obtain. He and two brothers came to this
country between 1815 and 1820. I have been told one of them settled in
Pennsylvannia, one in Baltimore and Samuel settled in Frederick County,
MD. in the vicinity of Warfiedsburg. His marriage is recorded in
Frederick Court House. He married Sidney Ann Randall, November 3,
1820. Several men by the name of Randall owned land along the Nicodemus
Road between Warfieldsburg and Stone Chapel Road. We believe this is
where he met his wife, and that they lived nearby until 1837 when he
bought the Stevenson Farm. This farm joins the Dorsey farm, which he
bought in 1841. In 1842 he bought seven acres called Rich Meadows from
Is it possible that we are talking about the same Randall family? And,
if so... do you have any further information? I have been unable to
connect Sidney to her family. Thank you very much for any information
you might have.
Mary Catherine Cochran
> Somebody recently asked about Walkersville once being Georgetown.
> So, I did some searching and found this -
> from "Walkersville, MD - A Tale of Two Villages" by the Committee 1977
> on the cover is a picture of The Rhinehart Home and Blacksmith Shop on
> Frederick Street/Rt 194 in 1893
> BIGGS FORD was one of the earliest Monocacy River crossings.
> GEORGETOWN - was a village along Biggs Ford Road (now
> Pennsylvania Avenue where the 5-way intersection lies).
> The earliest date is unknown but no houses were built
> before 1781 which was on Monocacy Manor, property
> of Lord Baltimore and was for lease as farmland only.
> Georgetown was named for George CRAMER and was
> previously in Woodsboro election district.
> WALKERSVILLE - was a village located on
> (old Rt 194) now called Woodsboro Pike where
> the intersections of Maple, Fulton, and Main Streets
> meet. It was named for Jacob WALKER b/ 1768 who
> purchased land from Nicholas RANDALL in 1814 "Federal"
> and Dulaney's Lot, Spring Garden and Addition (Thomas
> BEATTY previously owned land he sold to Randall in 1790).
> Walkersville was previously in Mt Pleasant Election District.
> There are three tracts (confiscated after Rev War) related
> to present-day Walkersville -
> .....Res on Spring Garden patented to Joel RITE in 1792
> .....Discovery, 25 3/4 acre to Andrew HULL Jr in 1786
> .....The Discovery, 140 acres to Jacob SHERMAN in 1793
> Walkersville was incorporated as a town in 1892 combining two
> villages, Georgetown and Walkersville
> I never knew it before but I lived in the old Jacob Walker
> house in the late 60's, rented from the Carmacks who
> leased the Nicodemus Farm. It lies behind the old school
> and is now segmented by Rt 194. Presently there is
> construction on this site.
> Dorinda Shepley
> <A HREF="http://members.aol.com/midmdroots/frederick/index.htm">Old
> Frederick County Web Site</A>
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