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Sunday, November 16, 2008

1740 :: Birth of Basil Waring

On this date in our family history . . . the 16th day of November . . . in the year 1740 . . . Basil Waring is born in Prince George's County, Maryland . . . this Basil Waring is a 2nd great-grandpa of Berta Mary Henry nee Sharp (1873-1955) . . . who is a maternal great-grandma of the Keeper of this family history blog . . . the following bio sketch is from a Google ebook entitled Baltimore Its History and Its People . . . 

Basil Waring, only son of Thomas and Jane (Oxford) Waring, was born in Prince George's county, Maryland, November 16, 1740, died about 1800. He was called Basil Waring the third, to distinguish him from his uncle and cousin who were his elders and bore the same name. After the death of his uncle he was sometimes addressed as Basil Waring Jr. He was active in efforts to induce the people of his county to resist the demands of Great Britain, and his name is frequently mentioned as participating in the proceedings of the various meetings held at Upper Marlboro by the citizens who assembled to perfect arrangements to resist the enemy. After the war commenced he was commissioned captain of a company of militia, and served in the southern campaign in Virginia and the Carolinas. He married, 1766, Anne, daughter of Thomas and Eleanor (Hilleary) Gantt, of White's Landing. . . . 

The Edward Gantt Waring and Catherine Waring mentioned in the above book-clip are the parents of Elizabeth Lemaire Beale nee Waring . . . who is the mother of Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire (1843-1876) . . . who is Berta Mary's mother . . . 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Vicki, I'm in Maryland -- if you ever need records retrieved/researched, let me know! I work full-time in Prince George's County!

Missy @

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