The first newspaper published in Dorchester County was the "Cambridge Chronicle". The newspaper was established in 1822. With a newspaper in Cambridge, local events and people in New Market were more frequently mentioned in the news. However, due to the size of New Market during the early part of 19th century and the newspaper's focus on Cambridge, New Market was not mentioned in every issue. The first version of the Cambridge Chronicle ceased publication in 1855. The Dorchester Aurora (1835-1840?) and The Cambridge Democrat (1845-1866?) were also published during the time of the first Chronicle.
Easton Gazette and Eastern Shore Intelligencer - 7 February 1824 -
Land for Sale -
By virtue of an order of Dorchester county Court, at October term, eighteen hundred and twenty-three, directed to us, will be offered at Public Sale, on Wednesday the 25th day of February next, in New Market, at Peter H. Lowber's Tavern, between the hours of 10 and 3 o'clock, part of the real estate of which Henry K. Steel, deceased, was seized and possessed, to wit: Three farms situated in the upper part of said county...
Easton Gazette - 27 March 1824 -Moreau -
Will stand the ensuing season, which will commence on Tuesday the 30th inst. as follows: He will be at Hunting Creek Mill, on Thursday the first of April, (on his way to New Market, in Dorchester county); on Friday the 2nd of April, will be at New Market; on Saturday the 10th of April, will be at the Trappe; and will attend each of the above stands once a fortnight regularly throughout the season, the residue of this time, at the subscriber's Stable, in Easton... Edward N. Hambleton
Cambridge Chronicle - 17 April 1824 - Dorchester County Court -
October Term 1823 - Elizabeth Birckhead vs. Joseph Daffin & others, heirs of Charles Daffin, defendants. The bill in this case states that Charles Daffin in his life time contracted to sell and convey certain lands situated in Dorchester County in fee to a certain tract Daniel Sulivane, the father of the complainant - that the purchase money of the said lands, or the consideration for the same hath been fully satisfied and rendered - that the said lands in virtue of a division of the real estate of the said Doct. Daniel Sulivane, under the acts of descents, were assigned to the complainant & that Joseph Daffin, Henry Daffin, and Charles Daffin severally the defendants and heirs of the said Charles Daffin have removed and do not reside in the state of Maryland - The object of the bill therefore is to obtain a specific performance of the contract and by a decree to compel a conveyance of the said lands from the heirs of the said Charles Daffin to the complainant & her heirs and assigns - it is therefore adjudged & ordered that the complainant by causing a copy of this order to be inserted four successive weeks in one of the papers published at Easton in Talbot County before the first day of March eighteen hundred & twenty four give notice to the said Joseph Daffin, Henry Daffin, & Charles Daffin, the absent defendants & several of the heirs of the said Charles Daffin of this application and of the substance & object of the bill that they may be warned to appear in this court in person, or by a solicitor before the first Monday in April eighteen hundred & twenty four to show cause if any they have why a decree should not be passed as prayed. E. Richardson, Clk
Republican Star - 6 July 1824 - Died -
On the 28th ult. Roger Hooper, Esq. in the 49th year of his age, of Dorchester County.
Republican Star - 18 October 1825 - Public Sale -
By virtue of an order of the Orphans' Court for Dorchester county, will be offered at public sale, on Tuesday, the 25th day of October at the tavern of Mr. Charles LeCompte, a part of the Negroes of Roger Hooper, deceased, as follows: Negroes Rachel, Joseph, Will, John, Sarah, Jane, Polly, & Ned. The terms of sale cash. John Newton, Administrator of Roger Hooper, deceased. (The editor of the Star at Easton will insert this until the day of sale, and forward his account to the Chronicle office. J.N.)
Easton Gazette - 30 July 1825 - $100 Reward -
Ranaway from the subscriber, in New Market, Dorchester county, Maryland, on the 28th instant, a negro man named Thomas, well made, about five feet five inches high, black complexion, he formerly lived in Talbot and Queen Ann's counties, came out of the estate of Mr. Dixon, and was sold here by Samuel Sewell. He has a wife near Hillsborough, Caroline county, where it is likely he has gone. Any person securing said negro, so that I get him, shall receive fifty dollars, if taken in this state, and if taken out of the state, one hundred dollars. Charles LeCompte, New Market, Dorchester county, Md. July 30, 1825
Easton Gazette - 20 September 1825 - Died -
On the 10th inst. near New Market, Dorchester county, Mr. Jesse Wright.
Republican Star - 7 March 1828 - Died -
In New Market, on Wednesday last, Mrs. Mary Sulivane, consort of Dr. Daniel Sulivane.
Easton Gazette - 8 April 1826 - Travelling Museum of Fine Arts -
S. Rich & sons respectfully acquaint the Ladies and Gentlemen of Easton and its vicinity, that they will open for exhibition, on Tuesday and Wednesday next, 11th and 12th instant, at the house of Mr. Soloman Lowe. A variety of Wax Figures, as large as life, executed by that eminent artist, Mr. Justin Street. Among them are the following characters, viz:
A striking likeness of General Washington, first president of the United States - "First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen."
An excellent likeness of General Lafayette, taken by Mr. Street when the General was on his late visit at New Haven...
[Also Sir W.M. Wallace kidling Hesselridge, Simon Bolivar, Lord Byron, General Butler, Harriet Newell, Lady Jane Grey, Madame Recamiert, the American Dwarf, an elegant band of wax musicians, two Chinese dwarfs or pigmies, and the Liliputian King.]
The museum will be open on Tuesday 11th inst. from 4 till 9 o'clock P.M. on Wednesday, it will be open from 9 A.M. till 9 P.M. Admittance 25 cents. Children under 12 years of age, half price. Good music on the Ancient Jewish Cymbal. Smoking is prohibited. April 8.
N.B.- S. Rich & Sons respectfully inform the citizens of Dorchester county and its vicinity, that they will open their Museum on Thursday the thirteenth inst. in New Market, at the house of Mr. LeCompte, and on Friday and Saturday the 14th and 15th in Cambridge.
Cambridge Chronicle – 14 October 1826 – Sheriff's Sale –
Sheriff's sale at suit of Henry Dickinson and at the suit of Nicholas Hammond against Dr. Daniel Sulivane, tract of 450 acres where he resides adjoining New Market.
Cambridge Chronicle – 14 October 1826 – Parade –
Middletown Troop of Horse to parade at New Market.
Cambridge Chronicle – 14 October 1826 – For Sale –
For sale - house occupied by Mrs. Sterling in New Market.
Cambridge Chronicle – 14 October 1826 – Death Notice –
Died in New Market Saturday evening, Mrs. Mary Light, mother of late Thomas Light. She lived to see the last of her children buried. She died at the advanced age of 96. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Cambridge Chronicle – 11 November 1826 – Dissolution of Partnership –
Dissolution of Partnership of Samuel Sewell and M&W Roach, New Market.
Cambridge Chronicle – 27 October 1827 – For Rent –
For rent: house in New Market occupied by Mrs. S. Sterling.
Cambridge Chronicle – 27 October 1827 – For Sale –
Land for sale adjoining the lands of John Stevens & Jeremiah Bramble - Henry Hicks, New Market.
Cambridge Chronicle – 19 January 1828 – New School –
J. Manross has opened a new school in New Market.
Cambridge Chronicle - 8 March 1828 -
Sherriff's sale of interest of John H. Barrow: tracts belonging to Levin Marshall, deceased, Nanticoke Indian land, Grove, Marshall's Chance, and other tracts at the suit of Henry Nicols for the use of William Parrott.
Cambridge Chronicle -- 3 May 1828 - Constable's Sale -
Negro man Joseph, negro woman Leah, and other property of Charles Lecompte of C. To satisfy the suits of William Parrott, Thomas Dawson, Henry Nicols assignee of A. Gootee, Thomas Medford assignee of Uriah Medford, Morris Roach & Son, Francis Webb admin of William Webster, James Cropper admin of Andrew McCollister, and James Webb assignee of Thomas Hayward.
Cambridge Chronicle – 21 June 1828 – Sheriff's Sale –
Sheriff's sale at suit of Thomas R. Brooks and John Randell, use of Henry Nicols, against St. George E. Roberts at the house of said Roberts in New Market, his right to 1/3 of real estate of Roger Hooper, deceased, negro girl Sarah.
Cambridge Chronicle – 21 June 1828 – Commissioner's Sale –
Commissioner's sale of real estate of Kelly Carroll, deceased, near New Market, tracts: Adventure, Preston Vale, and part of Littleton's Last Shift.
Cambridge Chronicle – 19 July 1828 – For Rent –
For rent - Friendship Hall, Vieu de Leau, and Woodville farms, all near New Market - William Richardson, Caroline County.
Cambridge Chronicle – 20 September 1828 – Accommodations –
S. Collins, New Market, has moved to house lately occupied by Charles LeCompte, to accommodate travelers and the public generally.
Cambridge Chronicle – 3 January 1829 – Insolvent Debtor –
Silas Collins, Dorchester County, insolvent debtor, to be discharged from imprisonment.
Cambridge Chronicle - 3 January 1829 - Sheriff's Sale -
Sheriff's sale in behalf of Henry Nicols against Sophia Sterling, administrator of John Sterling: negro woman Linar.
Cambridge Chronicle – 14 February 1829 – Death Notice –
Died in this county on 31 January last at the residence of her daughter near New Market, Mrs. Sarah Pritchard of this place, about 55 years of age.
Cambridge Chronicle – 1 February 1829 – New School –
Isaac R. Willet, New Market, to open a school.
Cambridge Chronicle – 13 February 1830 – Ball –
Birth night ball at house of Cassady Rawlings, New Market.
Cambridge Chronicle – 10 April 1830 – Runaway –
John Harper, near New Market, offers reward for negro man, Levin, who calls himself Levin Dickerson, about 30, dark copper color, about 5 foot 6 inches.
Cambridge Chronicle – 17 July 1830 – For Sale –
Sarah Waggaman has farm for sale near New Market.
Cambridge Chronicle – 6 November 1830 – Taxes –
A list of persons who owe tax on the following property: John Kelly's heirs - Addition to David's Venture 254 acres; Levin Marshall's heirs - Lot in New Market and improvements, 3 acres; Thomas Travers - Anderton's Desire, 176 acres.
Cambridge Chronicle – 25 December 1830 -
Henry H. Edmondson Sr. announces his removal to Dr. Rich's spacious brick house, in East New Market, which was formerly utilized as a tavern, where he is prepared to accommodate travelers and transient and permanent boarders.
Cambridge Chronicle – 1 January 1831 – Moved –
New Market Tavern - Henry H. Edmondson Sr. has just removed to Dr. Rich's spacious brick house in New Market, which was formerly occupied as a tavern and he is prepared to accommodate travelers, transient or permanent boarders.
Cambridge Chronicle – 5 March 1831 – Sheriff's Sale –
Sheriff's sale at suit of Doctor Arthur Rich against Thomas Travers, tract Anderton's Desire 176 acres; also tract near New Market 131 acres formerly the property of Dr. Rich.
Cambridge Chronicle – 16 April 1831 – Died –
At New Market in this county, on Saturday last, Mr. Henry H. Edmondson Sr., after an illness of a few days.
Cambridge Chronicle – 30 April 1831 – For Rent –
Thomas J. Hodson, Washington City, to rent farm on which Hooper Mace now resides between New Market and Vienna, in the immediate vicinity of Wallace's and Craft's mills.
Cambridge Chronicle - 7 May 1831 - Married -
In this county, on Tuesday evening last by the Rev. Mr. Rauleigh, Mr. Henry Nicols to Miss Margaret Ann Green.
Cambridge Chronicle – 4 June 1831 – For Rent –
Will Richardson, Caroline County, to rent Friendship Hall farm, adjoining New Market.
Cambridge Chronicle – 18 June 1831 – Judges of Elections –
Appointments by Levy Court of Dorchester County - Judges of Elections, District No. 2 (New Market): Jacob Howard, Wm E. Harrison, Salisbury Collins.
Cambridge Chronicle – 3 September 1831 – Warning –
John D. Stevens, guardian, forewarns persons from harboring or entertaining Edwin Hooper, son of Roger Hooper, deceased.
Cambridge Chronicle – 17 September 1831 – Response –
St. George E. Roberts responds to earlier notice regarding harboring Edwin Hooper, son of Roger Hooper, deceased. - During a recent indisposition of Mrs. Roberts, John E.A. Hooper was brought by John D. Stevens to my house to see his mother. No limited time for his return was mentioned. When after two or three days stay, he seemed much distressed about going back to Mr. Stevens' and requested his mother intercede with me for permission to remain as a boarder in my house and to attend my school. I yielded without hesitation and permitted him to stay under the impression from the late declaration both by Mr. and Mrs. Stevens, that they did not want Edwin in their house at all. I naturally concluded that it could not, but meet with his approbation, that the boy was thus received by me. And unaccountably, I was surprised on reading an advertisement to the above tenor, inserted in the Cambridge Chronicle for not other apparent purpose, than wounding the feelings of the youth's relatives, and of exhibiting himself totally unfit for a guardian. And as a person whom I ought never to have given my consent to hold a control over Mr. Hooper's children, a situation of so much delicate responsibility and of parental sensibility. During a very late conversation with Mr. Stevens, I assured him that I should have no hesitation of boarding and educating Edwin until that wished for period, when he might pass into the hands of a guardian or arrive at sufficient age to make a due approbation of his own funds. I have disliked the idea of driving from my table the son of my wife and the brother of my children, and could not forego the satisfaction when my own children desired a bed, but permit him to accompany them.
Cambridge Chronicle – 17 September 1831 – Taxes –
Persons holding lands in Dorchester County with the description and names thereof on which no person can be found to pay the taxes due thereon for the year 1830: Thomas Badley - Badley's Intention part, 50 acres; James Moore Jr. (of John) - New Market, from Wm. T. Harris, 13 3/4 acres.
Cambridge Chronicle – 1 October 1831 – Sheriff's Sale – .
Sheriff's sale at suit of William Medford, C.C. against Uriah Medford, executor of Peter Medford, at the tavern of Casidy Rawlings' in New Market: negro boy George.
Cambridge Chronicle – 15 October 1831 – Partnership Dissolved –
Copartnership of firm of Morris Roach & Son dissolved by mutual consent - Morris Roach, William Roach, New Market; William Roach continues the mercantile business at the old stand.
Cambridge Chronicle – 31 December 1831 – Tavern Opened –
Henry B. LeCompte has just opened a tavern at New Market in the well known and commodious house called the "Old Tavern".
Cambridge Chronicle – 14 January 1832 – Sheriff's Sale – .
Sheriff's sale at suit of William McKane against Silas Carroll and Mary Carroll as tere tenants of John Newton, at tavern of Henry B. LeCompte in New Market: tract called Marshall's Chance, 41 1/4 acres.
Cambridge Chronicle – 17 March 1832 – Sheriff's Sale –
Sheriff's sale at the suit of John D. Stevens, guardian to Oliver and Edwin Hooper, children of Roger Hooper, against Henry Bradley, farm where said Bradley resides.
Cambridge Chronicle – 24 March 1832 – Died –
At his late residence in New Market, on Tuesday morning 20th inst., Mr. Henry Nicols, aged about 53 years.
Cambridge Chronicle – 31 March 1832 –
Nathaniel E. Green, executor of Henry Nicols, to sell personal estate of deceased (negroes excepted).
Cambridge Chronicle – 31 March 1832 – Tax Assessors –
Tax Assessors: Henry H. Edmondson for New Market District.
Cambridge Chronicle – 21 April 1832 – Constables –
Appointments by the Levy Court of Dorchester County - Constables: New Market - Lemuel Medford & Matthias Travers; New Market Town - Henry H. Edmondson.
Cambridge Chronicle – 28 July 1832 – For Sale –
Public sale at Henry B. LeCompte's tavern in New Market a small lot containing 5-6 acres situated opposite Joseph K. Travers tan shop in New Market; also a wood lot of about 200 acres situated near Elijah Stevens', and about 2 miles from New Market. Nathaniel E. Green, executor of Henry Nicols.
Cambridge Chronicle – 18 July 1832 – For Rent –
To rent: tavern in New Market, occupied the present year by Mr. H.B. LeCompte & a small house in New Market adjoining store of Messrs LeCompte & Barrow, generally occupied by a shoe shop - apply to Joseph K Travers.
Cambridge Chronicle - 25 May 1833 -
Robert H. Webster writes a letter to the public denying rumors that he has beaten his mother. The rumor began when he was denied membership to the society of Odd Fellows in Cambridge. They gave as reason for denial that he treated his mother unkindly and inflicted blows on her. Mrs. Rachel Webster appears before Henry C. Elbert and testifies on oath that the report in circulation against her son Robert H. Webster respecting his bad treatment towards her is absolute falsehood. Francis Webb Sr. (admin of Thomas Webster, father of Robert Webster), certifies Mr. Robert Webster is a kind and affectionate and obedient son to his mother. Samuel Sewell certifies that he has been a near neighbor to Mrs. Rachel Webster for 8 to 10 years and has never known any ill treatment by the said Robert Webster to his mother. Thomas H. Hicks certifies that he has known Mr. Webster since childhood and he has always been kind to his mother. Further Mr. Webster and I have for a long time resided in the same neighborhood & I know him to be a young gentleman of sober and correct habits, and as far as I know, I have entire respectability. William W. Eccleston certifies the same. Mr. Eccleston moved from this neighborhood in the fall 1823. I have frequently been in that neighborhood since and I have never known anything disrespectful of him. I have heard it whispered in the neighborhood that he was a little irritable, but from his industrious habits, I thought it was a natural consequence. I have never heard his mother complain of any improper conduct in him towards her. [Robert H. Webster died less than 10 months later].
Cambridge Chronicle – 15 June 1833 – Judges of Elections –
Judges of Elections for Dorchester County for the present year appointed by the Levy Court - District No. 2: Wm E. Harrison, Salisbury Collins, Robert Rauleigh.
Cambridge Chronicle – 23 November 1833 – Married –
On Tuesday last by Rev. Mr. Bell, at New Market, Mr. James Smith to Miss (Ann?) Elizabeth Edmondson.
Cambridge Chronicle – 23 November 1833 – Died –
In this county at New Market, Saturday morning last, Mr. James Parks, after a short illness.
Cambridge Chronicle – 30 November 1833 – Fox Hunt –
A bag fox will be let out near New Market, sportsmen and others are invited - Henry B. LeCompte, New Market.
Cambridge Chronicle – 14 December 1833 – For Sale –
Andrew S. Gootee to sell by order of the Orphans Court of Dorchester County, personal estate of late James R Parks, mare, lease of a dwelling in New Market for 1834, bed and furniture, clock, watch, gun, and other items.
Cambridge Chronicle – 21 December 1833 – Chancery Sale –
Chancery sale of farm in neighborhood of New Market, formerly property of Joseph Richardson (of Col.), 657 acres.
Cambridge Chronicle – 18 January 1834 – Married –
On Tuesday last, near New Market, by the Rev. Mr. Lenhart, Mr. Robert Delahay to Miss Ann Carroll, all of this county.
Cambridge Chronicle – 8 February 1834 – Died –
In New Market, in this county, on Tuesday morning last, Mrs. Elizabeth, relict of the late James R. Parks.
Cambridge Chronicle – 15 March 1834 – New Renter –
Z.H. Rosse to rent house and lot lately occupied by Dr. Rosse in New Market.
Cambridge Chronicle – 26 April 1834 – For Sale –
Farm for sale whereon Wm. McKane now lives, lying on the road between Hicksburg and New Market.
Cambridge Chronicle – 3 May 1834 – Constable –
Appointments by Levy Court of Dorchester County for Constable - 2nd or New Market District: William R. Perry. Town of New Market: Henry H. Edmondson.
Cambridge Chronicle – 19 July 1834 – Sheriff's Sale –
Sheriff's sale - writ issued by Joseph K. Travers, at suit of Jeremiah Bramble against Robert Keys; and one at suit of the same against Robert Keys, Elizabeth Carroll, & Uriah Medford; and on at suit of Edward Stevens use of Joseph Keys against Robert Keys - all rights of said Robert Keys & Elizabeth Carroll to the tract or part of the tracts whereon Elizabeth Carroll now resides called Bradley's Lot, Adventure, & Preston Vale containing 158 acres, Littleton's Last Shift containing 43 3/4 acres, and Preston Vale containing 44 1/2 acres.
Cambridge Chronicle – 16 August 1834 – For Sale –
Public Sale - Henry B. LeCompte intending to remove from this county will sell at New Market on 4 September next, all his estate consisting of: a farm adjoining the lands of the late Wm. McKenzie near New Market containing 180 acres, also personal property, and livestock.
Cambridge Chronicle – 13 September 1834 – For Sale –
For sale - farm occupied by Tilghman Andrew situated in upper part of this county on Choptank River & within 3 miles of New Market, called Murray's Manor, containing 489 acres - by George J. Robertson.
Cambridge Chronicle – 4 October 1834 – For Sale –
Farm for sale, occupied by Elisha Phillips near New Market, 468 acres, part of a tract Athol Manor.
Cambridge Chronicle – 1 November 1834 – New Renter –
Jeremiah Bramble to rent house in New Market at present occupied by William D. Lynch, commonly known as the corner house, together with a granary, stable, and horse pound, attached.
Cambridge Chronicle – 15 November 1834 – Death Notice –
Died yesterday about noon at New Market in this county, Mr. James LeCompte in the 69th year of age.
Cambridge Chronicle – 29 November 1834 – For Rent –
Accommodations at Brick Tavern - Mrs. LeCompte.
Cambridge Chronicle – 6 December 1834 – Horses For Sale –
Horses for sale - Philip Mackey, New Market.
Cambridge Chronicle – 20 December 1834 – Settle Debts –
Henry T. Barrow having removed to Buck Town, requests those indebted to him to call & settle with Nimrod Newton, New Market, who is authorized to settle accounts standing on his books.
Cambridge Chronicle – 27 December 1834 – Relief –
Public meeting held in Cambridge to adopt measures to assist sufferers of the late fire in Snow Hill, Worcester County. Committees appointed - New Market District: Joseph K. Travers, Matthew Hardcastle, Doctor Thomas H. Handy, Rev. Paul Conway.
Cambridge Chronicle - 12 August 1837 - Chancery Sale -
Pursuant to authority derived from the Hon. Chancellor of Maryland, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, on Saturday the 23rd day of September next, all the real estate of which Andrew S. Gootee, died, seized, consisting of a House and Lot on which the deceased lived during the latter part of his life, and where his widow now resides. The dwelling and out houses are in tolerable repair and situated in the town of East New Market in Dorchester County. The sale will take place between the hours of 1 and 2 P.M on the premises, and the terms as prescribed by the decree are one half cash, the balance in six and twelve months from the day of sale, with interest secured by bond and security approved by the trustee. The creditors of Andrew S. Gootee are hereby notified to file their claims in the Chancery office at Annapolis, within 6 months from the day of sale, with the proper vouchers thereof. H. Page, Trustee. Aug 12, 1837.
Cambridge Chronicle - 13 January 1838 - Chancery Sale -
In Chancery 27th December 1837. Ordered that the sale made and reported by Henry Page, Trustee for the sale of the real estate of Andrew S. Gootee, be ratified and confirmed; unless cause to the contrary be shewn before the 6th day of March next, provided a copy of this order be inserted once in each of three successive weeks, in some paper, before the 6th day of February next. The report states the amount of sales to be $500.
Baltimore Sun - 5 May 1838 - Post Office Appointments -
Thos. Higgins, East New Market, Dorchester county, Maryland
Cambridge Chronicle - 1 February 1840 - Anthony Manning vs. Samuel
Troth & others.
In Chancery 17 January 1840. The object of the bill filed in this cause is to obtain a decree for the sale of the real estate of which Thomas Troth died seized. The bill states that the said Thomas Troth left the following heirs at law to wit: Nancy Troth, Henry Troth, Samuel Troth, Robert Troth, & Sylvester Troth. That the undivided interests which descended to the said Nancy, Robert, & Sylvester Troth have been purchased by this complainant and are now owned by him. That Henry Troth has died and left an only child who lives without the limits of this state, and the name of the said child is not known to the complainant. That the estate is too small to be divided without detriment to all interested, and the Bill prays a sale of the said property by a decree of this court.
It is therefore ordered that the complainant by causing a copy of this order to be published in some newspaper once in each of three successive weeks before the first day of March next, give notice to the legal representatives and heirs at law of the said Henry Troth of the substance and object of the Bill, that they be warned to appear in this court in person or by solicitor on or before the 17th day of June next, to show cause if any they have why a decree should not be passed as prayed.
Cambridge Chronicle - 23 February 1841 -
Ordered that the report of Henry Page, Trustee for the sale of the real estate of Samuel Troth and others be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary be shown before the 30th day of April next, provided a copy of this order be inserted in some newspaper once in each of three successive weeks before the 30th day of March next. The report states the amount of sales to be $100.
Baltimore Sun - 6 July 1842 - Died -
At East New Market, Dorchester county, Md., on the 25th ult., Mrs. Sarah Wilburn, consort of Nathan Wilburn, aged 46 years. [Richmond and Western papers please copy.]
Cambridge Chronicle - 26 November 1842 - Notice -
Ranaway from the subscriber about the 1st inst. last, a negro boy name John about 12 years old. He is thought to have some scars about his face and right hand caused by a fall in the fire the latter part of last summer. He generally goes both ragged and dirty. The subscriber will pay all reasonable charges for any information respecting said runaway.
Nathaniel E. Greene - Nov. 26, 1842 - 2w.
Cambridge Chronicle - 23 September 1843 -
Deputy Sheriff, William H. Akers announces the lands of William Thompson, deceased, of East New Market, are to be sold in the near future.
Cambridge Chronicle - 30 September 1843 -
James T. Smith, of East New Market, advertises wood for sale.
Cambridge Chronicle – 18 November 1843 – Teachers Wanted –
The Commissioners of Primary Schools in District No. 2 wish to employ several Teachers to take charge of the schools the first of January next. They will meet at New Market the 2nd Saturday in December – Applicants will be expected to bring recommendations as to character, qualifications, &c. Commissioners.
Cambridge Chronicle – 27 January 1844 – Chancery Sale –
By virtue of authority derived from the Honorable Theodore Bland, Chancellor of Maryland, I will sell to the highest bidder at the tavern of Silas Collins in the town of East New Market, on Saturday the 17th of February next, between the hours of 11 & 1 o’clock, all the real estate of which Robert Walker, died seized, consisting of the farm or tract or tracts of land, which the said Robert Walker bought of John Newman, and lying on Cabin Creek, containing 300 acres more or less. The condition is desirable and easily improved. Persons wishing to purchase can view the premises for themselves. The terms of sale will be one fourth each, the …and eighteen months, with interest from the day of sale, with land and securities approved by the trustee. The trustee gives notice to the creditors of the said Robert Walker to file their claims in the Chancery Office with the vouchers thereof within six months from the day of sale. James Wallace, Trustee.
Cambridge Chronicle - 17 February 1844 -
James T. Smith, administrator for the estate of Levin Smith, deceased.
Cambridge Chronicle - 23 March 1844 -
John F. Henry, administrator of John Barrow, mentions Chancery suits of William V.M. Edmondson, Nimrod Newton, and James Wallace.
Cambridge Chronicle – 15 May 1844 - $10 Reward –
Ranaway from the subscriber on or about the 25th of February last, a negro lad calling himself Charles Anderson. He is about eighteen years old, five feet, four or five inches high, bright mulatto, rather well made, with broad features and large mouth, apt to stammer when spoken to. Charles was raised in Dorchester county, near New Market and is supposed to be employed, or lurking in that neighborhood, or near Cambridge. A reward of 10 dollars will be paid by the subscriber for the apprehension & lodgment of said negro in the Jail of Cambridge or Easton – Thos. Bayne, Oxford Neck, T.C.
Cambridge Chronicle - 18 May 1844 –
Judges of Elections – District No. 2 – Robert Rauleigh, William Mowbray, & Wm. Newton, Esqs.
School Commissioners – New Market 2 – James Thompson, Algernon Thomas, Henry W. Houston, William Mowbray, and Mitchell Thompson, Esqs.
Cambridge Chronicle - 1 June 1844 -
The following men are now serving as judges of Elections in Dorchester County:
District No. 2 - Robert Rawleigh, William Mowbray, William Newton.
Announcement is made of the current Dorchester County school commissioners: New Market: James Thompson, Algernon Thomas, Henry W. Houston, William Mowbray, Mitchell Thompson.
Cambridge Chronicle – 8 June 1844 – Notice –
The School Commissioners of District No. 2, will meet at East New Market, on Saturday 15th inst at 2 o’clock, P.M. – for the purpose of electing teachers for the next six months, and transacting other important business. By order of the Board. H.W. Houston, Chairman of the Board.
Cambridge Chronicle – 12 October 1844 – Chancery Sale –
By virtue of authority derived from the Hon. Theodore Bland Chancellor of Maryland I will offer at public sale to the highest bidder on Saturday the 2nd of November next, between the hours of 2 & 4 o’clock, at the Tavern of Mr. Silas Collins in the town of East New Market, all the Real Estate of which Jonathan Hurlock died, seized , and possessed, consisting of the farm or tenement upon which the said Hurlock resided in his lifetime, and known by the name of “Hurlock’s Regulation” containing 217 acres of land, more or less. The situation of this farm is pleasant and desirable, in a good neighborhood and near the village of East New Market. All who wish to purchase can view the premises for themselves. The terms will be one third of the purchase money in cash on the day of sale, the balance in equal ... of twelve & eighteen months, with interest from the day of sale, secured by bond and surety to be approved by the trustee. James Wallace, Trustee. N.B. The creditors of the said Jonathan Hurlock are hereby notified to file the vouchers of their claims in the Chancery Office at Annapolis within four months from the day of sale.
Cambridge Chronicle – 28 December 1844 – Notice –
The subscribers having associated themselves under the firm of Ross & Brinsfield, beg leave to state to their friends and the public generally that they have commenced the Boot and Shoe making business in the town of East New Market, and are prepared to do work in the best manner at the shortest notice and at the lowest prices. Persons by giving them a trial cannot fail to be pleased. Chas. D. Ross, Peter Brinsfield, E. New Market.
Cambridge Chronicle – 8 March 1845 – For Sale –
Pursuant to competent authority, I now offer at private auction, the valuable farms belonging to Dr. Devereaux Traverse. One of these farms is beautifully situated on Great Choptank river, two miles from New Market and adjoining the lands owned and occupied by James Thompson, Esq. It contains about 269 acres and is considered very healthy. The soil is good and I understand 1000 cords of … may be spared, leave enough for all necessary purposes. Another of these farms is presently occupied by Jas. Moore, esq and situated between Elder & Fairview. Without exaggeration it may be that there is not a more beautiful or eligible situation on the Great Choptank than this. A … two story brick building and all necessary out houses, land already improved, and susceptible of improvement to a very high degree, … resources near at hand, a beautiful view at the river, a plentiful supply of oysters, terrapins, wild ducks &c, good water, a healthy location, and an agreeable neighborhood are … of the advantages attending this farm. It contains about 270 acres of land, has upon it several small tenements, a granary for the purpose of taking grain for vessels & a valuable landing. The other is also situated on Great Choptank in Talbot County and the lands on each side belonging to Wm. Hughlett, Esq. The farm is generally known as the Canner farm, is healthy, and beautifully situated, soil has shells enough on it to cover it all over… Thomas Hayward.
Cambridge Chronicle – 5 April 1845 – Vendue –
By order of the Orphans’ Court of Dorchester County I will sell at public sale at East New Market, on Thursday 17th day of April, all the personal estate of Mrs. Mary Ann Traverse, late of Dorchester County, dec’d., consisting of household & kitchen furniture, one old gig and six head of mule. T- runs … known on the day of sale. Sale to commence at 10 o’clock A.M.. Allen-… given by Wm. C. Huffington, exec’r of Mary A. Traverse, deceased.
Cambridge Chronicle - 26 April 1845 - Died -
James A. Stewart, infant son of James A. Stewart and his wife, Rebecca S., aged 8 months.
Cambridge Chronicle - 3 May 1845 – Chancery Sale –
By virtue of authority derived from the Hon. Theodore Bland Chancellor of Maryland I will offer at public sale at the Tavern of Mr. Silas Collins in the town of East New Market on Saturday the 24th day of May inst. all the Real Estate of which William R. Perry died, seized , and possessed, consisting of a small farm in the vicinity of New Market containing 150 acres more or less near the land of Jeremiah Bramble and adjacent in those formerly owned by W.W. Eccleston, the improvement upon the lands are in tolerable order, and the soil in good condition. The farm will be sold clear of the widows dower and the terms as prescribed by the Decree will be one third of the purchase money in cash on the day of sale and the balance in equal installments of six and twelve months from the day of sale, secured by bond and surety to be approved by the Trustee. James Wallace, Trustee. In Chancery 19 April 1845.
Cambridge Chronicle – 31 May 1845 – Sheriffs Sale –
By virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias issued by Nimrod Newton, Esq. a Justice of the Peace for Dorchester county and to the Sheriff directed, at the suit of Thomas K. Smith, against the goods and chattels, lands, and tenements of William Moore I have seized and taken into execution the following property of the said Moore to wit: one sorrel mare, the tract of parcel of land upon which he now lives and also the tract or parcel of land upon which Jno N. Moore and Mary Moore (widow) now lives let the said tracts be known by whatever names they may or contain whatever number of acres they may; and I hereby give notice that I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Robinson’s Hotel in East New Market on Thursday, the 27th of June next, all the right, title, interest, and claim, both at law and in equity of the said Moore, to the said property thus seized and taken into execution to satisfy the writ & costs. James E. Douglass, Deputy Sheriff.
Cambridge Chronicle - 7 June 1845 -
Nathaniel E. Greene announces he is quitting Dorchester County and moving to Baltimore.
Cambridge Chronicle - July 5, 1845 - Valuable Real Estate for Sale -
Nathaniel E. Greene, having concluded to take up a permanent residence in Baltimore, would office at private sale all his real estate in Dorchester County. The farm near New Market upon which he recently resided, contains about 400 acres, 1/3 of which is thickly set in valuable timber, and abundantly more than enough to supply the demands of the farm. The remaining 2/3 is arable land divided into 3 fields, each of which is well watered by ample branches. The soil is not only naturally good and kind for the production of corn and wheat, but it was highly improved. The improvements consist of a large & commodious Brick Dwelling, containing 8 rooms, a large cook house, with 2 rooms on the 2nd floor for servants, a new brick diary, store room quarter, smelt house, still house, wagon house, 2 curts houses, corn house, carriage houses, stables, out house, and a barn containing 4 rooms. It has a large Apple and Peach Orchard, and a Garden of the first order containing almost every variety of the choicest kind of Shrubbery and Flowers, and Fruits of all kinds, as berried, plants, pears &c. It has a well of water surpassed by none in the country. In fact few features in the State are more eligibly and favorably situated than it is. It is located near the head of Secretary Creek, which is navigable, and where there is a large granary for the reception of grain and all other produce of the surrounding country. It is bounded on the east by the beautiful town of New Market and on the west by the beautiful farm of John H. Hodson, Esq. and besides its immediate proximity to the town of New Market, there is in its immediate vicinity 2 large grist mills, a blacksmith shop, a church, and a flourishing seminary of learning...
Cambridge Chronicle - 6 September 1845 - To Rent -
For the ensuing year, (or if preferred a Lease for a team of years will be given to good and punctual tenants,) the commodious Dwelling House, Garden, and other necessary out houses, formerly the residence of Mrs. Mary Ann Traverse, in the town of East New Market; also the Tanyard now occupied by William Turpin, together with a very comfortable dwelling and all necessary out houses, this land is considered among the very best in this part of the country; as also an office, shoe-shop, and carpentry shop. The above property will be rented on accommodating terms, of early application is made to. William C. Huffington, Big Mills, Dorchester County, Md.
Cambridge Chronicle - 13 September 1845 - To Rent -
For the ensuing year the well known Tavern Stand in East New Market as present in the occupancy of Mr. D. Robertson. For terms apply to W.C. Huffington, Big Mills, Dorchester County, Md.
Cambridge Chronicle - 11 October 1845 - Woodland for Sale -
I will offer at private sale on accommodating terms all that tract or part of a tract of land called "Bachelor's Forest" which at Mr. Gerxve Cruson, containing 277 acres. This land is situated in Vienna district... Martin M. Dean, near East New Market.
Cambridge Chronicle - 25 October 1845 - Obituary -
Died at the residence of his uncle, James Higgins, Esq, Transquakin Mills, on Tuesday, the 16th September last, after a very long illness, Gilbert Matike, son of Thomas and Catharine Higgins, aged 6 years, 2 months, and 17 days. Also at the town of East New Market on Monday, the 15th instant, after a ... and prolonged illness of 22 days, Junius? Alexander, son of Thomas and Catherine Higgins, age 13 years, 10 months, and 11 days.
Cambridge Chronicle - 16 January 1846 - Married -
By the Reverend R.E. Kemp, on Wednesday, the 8th inst., Mr. James Gore, to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Sewell, all of Dorchester County.
Cambridge Chronicle - 5 September 1846 - Died -
suddenly in this town on Tuesday the 1st day of September, Inst. Curtes, fourth son of Kendall M. and Jannett Jacobs, aged 2 years, 6 months, and 1 day. On of the most lovely members of our family circle has been suddenly taken from our embraces by an all-wise Providence. Our dear little boy is gone -- we shall go to him, he cannot come to us. K.M.J.
Cambridge Chronicle – 5 September 1846 – Teacher Wanted –
The Trustees of East New Market Academy wish to employ a teach that institution for the ensuing year. A gentleman component to each the higher branches of mathematics with the Latin and Greek languages, would be preferred. - Application should be made before 24th October , as an election will be made on that day. Information upon the subject can be had by addressing post-paid Dr. Zadock H. Rosse or John H. Hodson.
Cambridge Chronicle - 3 October 1846 - Teacher Wanted -
The School Commissioners for New Market district will meet at New Market the 2nd Saturday in October next for the purpose of electing Teachers for the ensuing year. Applications may be made to any of the Commissioners. H.W. Houston, Clerk.
Cambridge Chronicle – 3 October 1846 – Collectors Notice of Lands for
A list containing the names and quantity of lands lying and being in Dorchester County, whereon the taxes for the years 1843, 1844, & 1846 -
District 2 - New Market: Sarah Ann Gootee, house & lot in East New Market;
Mary Ross, dwelling house & store house & lot in East New Market.
Cambridge Chronicle - 28 November 1846 - Teacher Wanted -
The school commissioners for District 2 wish to employ a suitable teacher to take charge of the Primary School in New Market, the ensuing year. Application may be made on or before 26th December next. H.W. Houston, clerk.
Cambridge Chronicle - 28 November 1846 - Orphan's Court -
On application of Samuel Higgins, executor of Mary Ross, late of Dorchester County, deceased, it is ordered that he give notice required by law for all creditors to exhibit their claims against the estate.
Cambridge Chronicle – 23 January 1847 – Married –
At New Market on Thursday 14 January by Rev. R.E. Kemp - Jeremiah C. Rawleigh to Miss Margaret Houston, both of this county.
Cambridge Chronicle - 9 January 1847 - Chancery Sale -
A rare situation. By virtue of a decree from the high court of Chancery, I will offer at public sale in the village of New Market on Saturday 30 January inst., between the hours of 10 o'clock A.M. and 4 o'clock P.M., the farm whereon the late Joseph Ennals resided, called "Indian Land, No. 1" and "Indian Purchase" containing 253 1/4 acres. (description)
Cambridge Chronicle – 26 March 1847 – Marriage –
Married at East New Market on Thursday 4 March by Rev. R.E. Kemp - Ansel M. Medford & Miss Ellen E. Barrow, both of this county.
Cambridge Chronicle – 26 March 1847 – Public Sale –
Nathaniel E. Greene wishing to transfer his property from the Eastern Shore to the Western Shore. Will sell at public auction at East New Market 22 April Thursday - "Rose Hill" near New Market 450 acres "Undover" or "Salem Farm" 300 acres.
Cambridge Chronicle – 1 May 1847 – Murder –
A most atrocious murder was committed near New Market, Dorchester County on Tuesday last by a negro man named Denwood Camper upon a negro man living with James Thompson, Esq. The weapon used was a grubbing hoe with which the murderer dispatched his victim and afterwards cut off his head. Camper has been apprehended and lodged in jail in this town, where he will remain until his trial which will take place at the next October term of our court. We understand he has made a full confession. The quarrel originated about parched corn, a trifling matter, certainly, to lead to such monstrous consequences.
Cambridge Chronicle – 3 July 1847 – For Sale –
Devereaux Travers of New Market wishes to sell 263 acres Farm near Cambridge on Great Choptank River.
Cambridge Chronicle – 11 September 1847 – $200 Reward –
Ranaway from the subscriber on 17th July inst., a negro man by the name of Stephen Dockings, aged about 26 or 27 years, of a dark chesnut colour; about five feet eight or ten inches high; has an impediment in his speech, and a rolling walk. His clothing consists of a low linen pair of pants and brown muslin shirt, and others not recollected at present. As there was another (Peter Dockings) who absconded at the same time, it is thought they are both together. The description of Peter varies very little from the above. He is about 23 or 24 years of age, and speaks quick when spoken to. The above reward will be given for Stephen if he is taken out of the State; if taken in the State and out of the County, one hundred dollars will be given, and if taken in the County fifty dollars will be given. In either case to be secured in Cambridge jail free of cost to the subscriber. The same reward has been offered and will be given for apprehension of Peter.
William Willoughby, East New Market, Dorchester Co. Md. July 31, 1847. - tf
Cambridge Chronicle – 9 October 1847 – Trustee's Sale –
Trustee's sale 6 November at East New Market - property of Richard Hughlett, deceased, "Warwick Fort Manor" containing 216 acres - Joseph E. Muse Jr & N.L. Goldsborough, trustees.
Cambridge Chronicle – 13 November 1847 – Trustee's Sale –
By virtue of a decree of Dorchester County Court setting as a Court of Equity, the undersigned will sell at Wilkinson's Hotel at East New Market on 20 November - "Indian Purchase" formerly the residence of William E. Hooper, deceased - George Winthrop, trustee.
Cambridge Chronicle – 18 December 1847 – Marriage –
Married near New Market on Tuesday 7 December by Rev. M.D. Kurtz - Constance Hurley & Mrs. Mary Willey.
Cambridge Chronicle – 22 January 1848 – Marriage –
Married 28 December near New Market by Rev. M.D. Kurtz - Algernon Merrick to Miss Emily Vickers all of this county.
Cambridge Chronicle – 26 February 1848 – Sheriff's Sale –
Sheriff's sale - Writ issued in suit of William Canner, administrator of William Canner, deceased, versus the land & tenements of Devereaux Travers - "Ennalls Purchase" containing 90 acres in town of East New Market... to be sold Monday 27 March.
Cambridge Chronicle - 6 May 1848 – School Commissioners –
Appointment of school commissioners of Dorchester County - District #2 - James Thompson, Algernon Thomas, John B. Leckie, William Mowbray, Mitchell Thompson.
Cambridge Chronicle – 10 June 1848 – Marriage –
Married on Tuesday evening last by Rev. M.D. Kurtz - John Quincy Leckie to Miss Rebecca Ann, daughter of Algernon Thomas, all of this county.
Cambridge Chronicle – 10 June 1848 – Death Notice –
Died on Tuesday morning 30 May at East New Market, Ellen Othella, infant daughter of A.W. & Ellen Eugenia Medford, aged 5 months and 7 days.
Cambridge Chronicle – 17 June 1848 – Proposals –
The undersigned, a Committee appointed to superintend the construction of a Methodist Episcopal Church in the town of East New Market, Dorchester County, ask that proposals be forwarded on or before the 1st day of July next.
Dimensions of house, 46 feet length by 32 feet breadth, 18 feet elevation, with one floor; Vestibule, 10 feet deep the entire width of the house; a Gallery to extend as far as the Vestibule; one large entrance door; and two doors to pass from vestibule to the seated part of the Church. Ten windows to be 10 feet by 4 - in the clear, (the frame to the square or plates) to be of good quality white oak; Sills 8 by 10 inches, with a Girder the entire length of the house, to be pillowed one half of the length; and the Sills to be underpinned two feet high with stone or hard brick.
The upper frame to be of good gum or pine; siding full 3/4 of an inch thick; best quality; Flooring to be of the best yellow or North Carolina pine 1 1/4 inches thick; Shingles of best cypress, at least 3/4 of an inch thick at butt. To be seated with three blocks of Pew seats, of best white pine, with cherry scrolls.
The Walls around to be sealed with good plank to the height of seating; House to be lathed and plastered with full coats, (and with the exception of the Roof) to be painted complete with three coats.
The contractor will be required to furnish all the materials of best quality, and do the work in a workman-like style and durability. Address James Thompson, on behalf Committee.
Cambridge Chronicle – 24 June 1848 – Marriage –
Married in New Market on Thursday evening last - Rev. Enoch Bayley to Miss Isabell, daughter of Dr. D. Travers.
Cambridge Chronicle – 23 September 1848 – Runaway –
$150 reward for runaway from James Davis of East New Market on 12 August, Saturday, negro man, Aaron Badson, aged about 28 or 29 years.
Cambridge Chronicle – 24 February 1849 – Chancery Sale –
Chancery sale 19 March, Monday - Real Estate of the late Elizabeth Carroll, deceased - "Bradley's Lot", "Adventure", and "Preston Vale" 158 1/2 acres, "Littleton's Last Shift 34 3/4 acres, "Preston" 18 1/2 acres. - This property comprises of the plantation where Mrs. Carroll resided at the time of her death and is situated in the New Market District and adjoins the lands of John D. Stevens, John Webster, and Jerry Bramble and the heirs of Henry Hicks, James A. Stewart, trustee.
Cambridge Chronicle – 24 February 1849 – Dedication –
By Devine permission, the new Methodist Episcopal Church at New Market, will be dedicated to the worship of Almighty God, on Sunday the 11th of March next. Brethren from a distance are expected to be in attendance. Preaching at 10 o'clock A.M., 2 P.M., and at 7 in the evening. A collection will be taken on the occasion to aid in defraying the expense incurred in the erection of the church edifice. The public are respectfully invited to attend. If the weather should prove unfavorable, the dedication will take place the next fair day.
Baltimore Sun - 25 April 1849 - Wanted -
A Young Lady to take charge of a Female Seminary in East New Market, Dorchester county, Md. All applicants are requested to produce satisfactory testimony of capability of teaching the English language thoroughly, together with Music, Painting, Needle-work. Also French or Latin Languages. The salary will be equivalent to $300 or $400 per annum. Applications (post paid) will be strictly attended to, W.V.M. Edmondson, E. New Market, Maryland.
Cambridge Chronicle - 2 June 1849 – School Commissioners –
Appointment of school commissioners - District #2 - James Thompson, Kendall M. Jacobs, Edwin E. Medford, William Mowbray, James N. Sherman.
Cambridge Chronicle - 2 June 1849 – Farm For Sale –
That valuable Farm situated in the beautiful town of New Market, Dorchester County, Md., formerly the property of Thomas K. Smith, consisting of about 70 acres of land in a high state of cultivation. The improvements are a large dwelling house, barn, and all the outbuildings necessary for farming purposes. The fencing improvements are in good condition. Also a lot eligibly situated for dwelling houses adjoining the residence of Major Manning. The title is indisputable. Terms: One third cash, the credit payment will be made to suit the purchaser. Address post paid - William B. Bell, Conveyancer and Property agent, Baltimore.
Cambridge Chronicle - 30 June 1849 – Notice –
To Rent for the ensuing year that large and commodious Brick House and Lot in East New Market formerly the residence of Major A. Manning. The said House has about 10 rooms, convenient for a Tavern or boarding house, with good Stables, Carriage House, and necessary out buildings. For terms apply to James Thompson, guardian to A.L. Manning.
Cambridge Chronicle - 30 June 1849 - Notice -
The Commissioners of Primary Schools for Dorchester County in New Market District will meet at New Market on the 14th day July next, at 2 o'clock P.M. to appoint teachers to the several schools. No person should apply without bringing testimonials of good moral character, and of qualifications to teach the essential branches necessary to a good English Education. By order of the board. James Thompson, Prest.
Cambridge Chronicle - 30 June 1849 - Notice -
Dr. Higgins State Agricultural Chemist, will deliver a Lecture on Thursday, July 5th at New Market, Friday July 6th at Vienna, on Saturday, July 7th at Muir and Wrightson's store, and on Monday July 9th at Stapleford's Store (Lakes' District). Lectures to commence at 11 o'clock A.M. The public are respectfully invited to attend.
Baltimore Sun - 14 February 1850 - Died -
In East New Market, Dorchester county, after a long and painful illness, which was borne with great patience and resignation, and in the full hope of a glorious immortality, Sarah Jane Twilley, in the 3?d year of her age, wife of the late James B. Twilley. Happy soul, thy days are ended, All they mourning days below.
Baltimore Sun - 25 May 1850 - Maryland Legislature -
Mr. Wilson offered a resolution directing inquiry into the propriety of appropriating $250 for the use of the East New Market academy, in Dorchester county. Adopted.
Baltimore Sun - 16 August 1850 - Wanted -
An assistant Female Teacher, in the East New Market Female Seminary, competent to teach the English branches, Music, Drawing, Painting, &c. Satisfactory reference will be required. Salary 250 per annum. Services to commence the 1st of September, prox., but may be extended to the 15th. Address post-paid, W.V.M. Edmondson, M.D.
Cambridge Chronicle - 23 November 1850 – Runaway –
George Winthrop of East New Market offers $200 reward for runaway negro called Peter on 21 November.
Baltimore Sun - 20 September 1853 - The Sussex County Canal -
A meeting will be held at the Court House, in Georgtown, Del. on the 27th inst., for the purpose of receiving subscriptions to the capital stock of the Sussex County Canal, which was chartered by the legislature of that State in 1833. It is designed, it is said, to connect this with the Maryland and Delaware ship canal - which was authorized to be cut by a recent act of the Maryland Legislature. The route spoken of is from a point on the Choptank river, near East New Market, Maryland - thence eastwardly to the Broadkiln Creek at of near the Delaware Bay passing near Seaford and Georgetown.
Baltimore Sun - 30 November 1853 - Two Hundred Dollars Reward -
Ran away from the subscriber on Wednesday, the 26th day of October, a negro lad, about 15 years of age, 5 feet and 6 inches high, spare made, dark chestnut color, called Henry. Has a tu?k in the upper jaw. The above reward will be given if taken and delivered to me or lodged in jail. John H. Stewart, East New Market P.O., Dorchester county, Md.
Cambridge Chronicle - 21 January 1854 – Marriage –
Married near New Market on 11 January by Rev. J. Hargis - Woolford Merrick & Miss Sarah J. Wright, all of Dorchester County.
Cambridge Chronicle - 25 March 1854 – Death Notice –
Died at her residence in East New Market on 4 March, Mrs. Leah, relict of the late Jacob Howard in her 59th year.
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