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Brian Skinner Tuesday, August 30, 2005 10:15 PM
Looking for information on Thomas Skinner, born May of 1759, died in Indiana in 1843. Served in the Delaware Militia 1777-1779 and 1779-1783. He is known to have lived in Kent County until 1805. His father is William Skinner @1737-1792, whose wife was Elizabeth Smith.
Thanks, Brian Skinner

Howell Saturday, July 30, 2005 4:33 PM
Looking for information about a John Howell who settled in Kent Co. Delaware in the early 1700's and had 2 sons James and Thomas Howell. Any information would be helpful.

Spicer Thursday, June 09, 2005 7:53 PM
Lemuel Spicer. He was born in Kent County, Delaware in 1770. I can trace his history forward until death in Sangamon County, Illinois (1842) but know nothing of Lemuel's parents or siblings and their experience in Kent County. Please contact me at Thank you Saturday, March 26, 2005 4:58 PM
Does anyone know when funeral homes first appeared in Smyrna DE?

Soward / Seward

H. Martin Soward, III Thursday, March 17, 2005 11:45 AM
Seeking information and descendants of the Soward/Seward family of Kent County, Delaware. George Soward and wife Eleanor Vanderford settled in Kent County in the mid 1700s, arriving from Queen Anne's County, Maryland. Will exchange info.
H. Martin Soward, III
5215 Dove Nest St
San Antonio, TX 78250-4708


Mariann Fisk Laughlin Monday, January 17, 2005 1:32 AM
I am looking for information on the parents of my 3x great grandfather Bartholomew Manlove. He was born in Kent County, DE in 1776, according to the 1850 Texas census.
Bartholomew married Avarilla (also spelled Aberilla in some places) Perkins in Baltimore County, MD in 1807. They moved to Kentucky shortly after that and I find him in the 1810 and 1830 Kentucky censuses with his family.

I have looked in censuses for Kent County, but they do not show the names of children this early. I need a lookup for land or probate records in Kent county. Bartholomew is said in our family to have been an only child. There is a Bartholomew Manlove born in 1776 whose parents are listed as Ann/Nancy Bolling and William Manlove. Ann/Nancy Bolling is from Virginia, however. She and her sister married brothers. Elizabeth Bolling married Christopher Manlove and Ann/Nancy married Christopher's brother, William.

I can find no conclusive documentation of Bartholomew's parents or birth, but he seems to have large sums of money to buy slaves at the age of 24, and I have found documents of sales of land by him to people in Maryland, prior to his move to Kentucky. Also, I find the relatives of Dr. Christopher Henry Manlove of Virginia (who left and settled his family in Robertson County, Tennessee), moving to Texas and settling on Bartholomew's land grants. So I feel like that these people, also from Virginia Manloves, must be his relatives.
I also find the name Peter Lowber (who married Margaret Manlove) associated with him.

Since Ann/Nancy and William seem to have dropped off the face of the earth, I am wondering if Bartholomew could have been orphaned and living in another home with relatives at an early age.

Any lookup help for Bartholomew would be appreciated.
Mariann Fisk Laughlin

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