Lower DelMarVa Family Album

Images of the People and Places in Our Family Histories

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dealumc2.jpgDeal Island Methodist Church and Cemetery0 views
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rehbapch.gifRehobeth Baptist Church0 viewsThis Church is located in the lower part of Somerset county some eight miles from the mouth of Pocomoke River and near the little village whose name it bears. There had been occasional Baptist preaching at this place years before the meeting house was built (around 1917). Rev Levin Henderson of the early Pitts Creek Church used to preach under an arbor on the same spot now occupied by the meeting house.
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roost99b.jpgCemTrek 19990 viewsCemTrek was a gathering of Lower Eastern Shore genealogy researchers, primarily from the Lower Delmarva Roots internet mailing list, which took place on 2 August days each year for a few years in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
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memorialbridge-princessanne-built1921.jpgMemorial Bridge1 viewsThis bridge across the Manokin River in Princess Anne was built in 1921 to honor the sons of Princess Anne, both black and white, who served in "The World War". Bronze plates on the bridge bear the names of each soldier who served.
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cherryhill.jpgCherry Hill0 viewsThe Cherry Hill name is said to have come from a land patent issued in 1788 to Capt. Robert Dashiell. By 1883, at least one section of the tract became home to the Gunby family here on the banks of the Wicomico near Salisbury.
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salisbury1860.jpgSalisbury, Maryland, about 18601 viewsThis is the oldest known photograph of downtown Salisbury. Note that the buildings all appear to be wooden frame structures. This contributed greatly to the level of destruction in both the 1860 and 1886 fires.
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1897strawberries.jpgStrawberries1 viewsMen are shown here working in a strawberry field in 1897. Strawberries and other "truck crops" were very important in the latter part of the 19th and early part of the 20th centuries. Smaller farmers found themselves profiting with these so-called “truck-crops,” or strawberries, cantaloupes, cucumbers, watermelons, and tomatoes, which all made their way from the Eastern Shore to markets throughout the Eastern United States and up into Canada with the advent of the refrigerated rail car.
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steameravalon.jpgSteam Ship Avalon3 viewsBetween 1881 and 1885, Maryland Steamboat Company built three sister ships - Ida, Avalon, and Joppa. Ida and Joppa operated on the Choptank. Avalon burned at Freeport, Virginia, in 1887. A new Avalon was built in 1888. By 1912, Joppa and Avalon were still two of the fastest steamers serving the Eastern Shore. As passenger and freight business declined after 1917, the older Joppa was returned to the Choptank route. By 1919, Joppa was still visiting Denton three times a week. Avalon was running up the Nanticoke river three times a week.

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jacksonsmill-sby.jpgJackson's Mill0 viewsThis view, taken before 1912, shows the Jackson Mill, where wooden shipping boxes were manufactured.Dec 28, 2015
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mainsteastfromdockst.jpgSalisbury0 viewsMain Street looking east from Dock Street, 1916Dec 28, 2015
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wicorivernitepostcard~0.jpgMoonlight Scene on the Wicomico River3 viewsThe vessel shown in this picture is the Baltimore, Chesapeake and Atlantic Railway Company's steamer "Virginia". She was built in 1903 and plied the water from Baltimore to Salisbury three days each week until 1924.Dec 28, 2015
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sudlersconclusion.jpgSudler's Conclusion1 viewsThe exact age is not known, but historians generally agree that this home was built between 1700-1725, with a 2-story addition in 1840. It is one of the oldest houses still standing on the Lower Eastern Shore. Sudler's Conclusion was the name Thomas Seon Sudler attached to the 419 acres on Back Creek near Manokin that he had resurveyed under one name in 1789 from 5 tracts which had been patented as early as 1665. His grandfather, Thomas Seon, assembled extensive holdings between Back Creek and the Annemessex River beginning with the purchase of a 100-acre portion of Barnaby's Lott in 1747. It is presumed that this home was already standing on the land at that time.Nov 28, 2014
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eastewart.jpgElizabeth Anne Stewart1 viewsElizabeth Anne Stewart was born in Somerset County, MD in 1790. She married into the prominent Sudler family of Somerset County, becoming the wife of Tubman Waters "Tubby" Sudler on November 5, 1817. She died in 1863, and was buried at the family's estate, Sudler's Conclusion on Back Creek near Manokin. Nov 28, 2014
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whitehavenhoteltoday.jpgWhite Haven Hotel1 viewsThis is what the White Haven Hotel looks like today, completely restored and operating as a bed-and-breakfast.Nov 26, 2014
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wicosheriffwwlarmore-1907-1909.jpgWicomico Sheriff W. W. Larmore1 viewsSheriff Larmore, pictured here with his officers, served from 1907-1909.Nov 26, 2014