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From: "William Thomas" <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Beaver Dam COB, Frederick County, MD
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2007 16:02:37 -0500
Re: Beaver Dam/Trout
I have several resources that provide possible indications of one being in
the area of the Beaver Dam congregation during the time of 1775 to 1787.
The first is the non-enrollers listing of 1776 for Frederick County, MD
contained in a 1916 vintage copy of the Maryland Historical Magazine. This
list has many German Baptists and Mennonite names contained in it. There is
no Trout/Traut or similar name on the list. However, a Henry Landus is on
the list being fined 5 pounds on May 20, 1776. There is also a John
Pickelhimer fined 5 pounds on May 6, 1776.
The second is the 1776/1778 census for Frederick County. There are no
'hits' for Trout or Traut on this census found on the Maryland State
The third is a general search of the Maryland Archives website. There are
not 'hit's for Joseph Trout or Traut. There is a Henry Traut on the muster
rolls of Captain George Keeport's roll for 1776 for the First German
Battalion lead by Nicholas Hunsacker. The roll is taken at Philadelphia.
Other info shows Keeport was related to the Maryland 7th Regiment. I found
info that said the 7th was formed by men from Frederick and Baltimore
Counties. However, I have info that says the German Regiment was the 8th
The next source is the probate records for Frederick County, found on the
Maryland GenWeb site: I found the following: Final account of Michael TROUT
deceased Catherine TROUT & John TROUT executors. 200 acres sold to Jacob
CORRELL. Will. 25 Mar 1793. John MEFFORD married Catherine TROUT & Catherine
MEFFORD is the surviving executrix. (Note: there is a Jacob Trout in the
1790 census for Frederick County)
The last source is from "Frederick County Land Records" a series of books.
Unfortunately I only have a few pages. One of the pages includes a 1769
land transaction by Henry Lantis for 50 acres of land called Pleasant Valley
that was adjacent land called Jury Church. He bought it from Rubin Philips
and his wife Catharina Philips.
Hope this is of some help. A trip to the Historical Society of Frederick
County and the Frederick County courthouse down the street is the best way
to research this. That was the source of a lot of my Frederick County info.
On Behalf Of
Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2007 1:09 PM
Subject: [BRE] Beaver Dam COB, Frederick County, MD
Can anyone recommend a resource that may help me determine if there were
TROUT members of the Beaver Dam COB congregation in the 1775 -1785 time
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