Location: Dorchester County MD

Naticoke Burial Customs

The Nanticoke, who lived on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, were connected, linguistically, with the Delaware, and before the latter removed westward beyond the Alleghenies they were neighboring tribes. The Nanticoke were encountered by Capt. John Smith and his party of colonists from Jamestown in 1608, living on or near the river which continues to bear their tribal name. For many years they were enemies of the colonists, but remained in the region until about 1730, when the majority of the tribe began moving northward, stopping at the mouth of the Juniata, and elsewhere in the valley of the Susquehanna,

Biographical Sketch of Samuel D. Lecompte

Samuel D. Lecompte, first chief justice of the Territory of Kansas and afterward prominent on the bench of Leavenworth County, and a representative in both houses of the Legislature, was born in Dorchester County, Maryland, December 13, 1814. After graduating from Jefferson College, Pennsylvania, he studied law in Maryland and, upon being admitted to the bar, began practice in Carroll County, that state. He had served one term in the Maryland Legislature and become quite prominent politically, when he moved to Baltimore in 1854. In October, 1854, President Pierce appointed Mr. Lecompte chief justice of the Territory of Kansas, which

Ababco Tribe

Ababco Indians. An eastern Algonquian tribe or subtribe. Although mentioned in the original records of 1741 1Bacon, Laws of Maryland, 1765 in connection with the Hutsawaps and Tequassiinoes as a distinct tribe, they were probably only a division of the Choptank. This name is not mentioned in John Smith’s narrative of his exploration of Chesapeake bay. The band lived on Choptank River, Maryland, and in 1741 the Colonial government confirmed them in the possession of their lands on the south side of that stream, in Dorchester County, near Secretary Creek. By 1837 the entire tribe to which they belonged had

Maryland Cemetery Records, Calvert to Dorchester Counties

Maryland Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Maryland county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Calvert County Following Cemeteries (hosted at Calvert County, Maryland Tombstone Transcription Project) Harrison Family Graveyard Lower Marlboro United Methodist Church Cemetery Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery Caroline County Following Cemeteries (hosted at Caroline County, Maryland Tombstone Transcription Project) Denton Catholic Cemetery Denton Township Cemetery Burrsville Union Methodist Cemetery Burrsville Wesley Methodist Cemetery Carroll County Following Cemeteries (hosted at Carroll