Saturdays Cell Phone Pictures on Sunday
I know I should’ve done this yesterday, but by the time we got home I was plumb tuckered out! I collapsed on the couch and basically did nothing the rest of the afternoon and evening. Doing this now, I can give you more info than I would have if I had tried to struggle through it last night…
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I didn’t get any photos of Hancock, and I’m sorry I didn’t because it’s an old “country” town in Maryland, bordering Pennsylvania and West Virginia… Hancock, which is where my aunt’s viewing was, was known as “Northbend” and “Tonoloway Settlement” as early as the 1730s, and was a major transportation hub, being located along the Potomac and Tonoloway Rivers. President Washington often visited the area as a young person
From what I’ve found, the Divelbiss’ settled in Fredrick…some of the sons decided to keep going west, which is how they ended up in the Warfordsburg area. The Divelbiss’ originally came from Germany.
There’s a few of my ancestors that are buried here, but I didn’t take pics…not sure exactly how they are related. You see Garland and Layton in the background – they are both family names. Isabelle was a Layton before being married. Thomas Lawton/Laughton is or was my direct ancestor, going back 14 generations and was born and died in Cranfield, Bedfordshire England in 1524. His wife was Joan Wheeler. The Layton’s/Laughtons came to America in the mid 1600’s sometime.
When going through some of my grandfathers stuff before my dad died, I found a bunch of obituaries and have found that they are family. Or were. I had to get on MyHeritage and get info I knew into the database before I could make the connection. I knew there was a reason that my grandfather, and possibly my great grandfather, saved them! Some of the dates go all the way back to the early 1800’s.
Oliver’s father – Thomas, came from Wales and I’m not sure where he is buried. He could very possibly be buried in the same cemetery, I just haven’t found him.
The Blue Goose used to be a restaurant, but it looks like it’s just a bakery, fruit market and gift shop now.
I kinda did this photo show backwards, that’s just the way it worked out.
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