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  • Keith Lionel Brown
    I am looking for information on my great grandmother Amanda F(rances) Bell. She was married to Charles A. Brown. The family lived in and around Sharptown,
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 31, 2006
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      I am looking for information on my great grandmother Amanda F(rances)
      Bell. She was married to Charles A. Brown. The family lived in and
      around Sharptown, (what was at one time Somerset County), Wicomico
      County, Maryland. From the marriage union came forth 12 children:
      Melinda Jane, Nehemiah, Cora E. B., Hargus Miller, Vernon (my
      grandfather), Sadie, Linda, Naymon, Minos E., Daisey, Standford and
      Hattie.

      Family members seem to remember very little about my great grandmother,
      Amanda F. Bell, and her family. The oldest family member of the Brown
      family, Mildred Brown-Stanford, does seem to recall that a sister (a
      white women) came across the river by carriage to visit Amanda during
      her last days and vowed never to return to the area.

      It is possible that Amanda F(rances) Bell would have been considered
      Mulatto as it is believed that her father was a white man - a slave
      trader - and her mother was a black woman with the last name of Morris.
      It is also believed that Amanda's father was shot and killed by the
      notorious Patty Cannon (do a Google search on her for more info) in a
      tavern in Delaware.

      The dates on her tombstone read: 01 March 1855 to 27 August 1916. The
      dates on her husband's (my great grandfather) tombstone read: 18
      September 1861 to 20 October 1938. Both are buried in the Zion United
      Methodist Church cemetery in Sharptown (San Domingo) Maryland.

      According to the 1900 census for Sharptown, Wicomico, Maryland, dated 12
      June 1900, (A)Manda F. (Bell) Brown was born in Dec 1859. She married at
      the age of 18. She and her family were from Maryland. This also
      coincides with the 1910 census for Sharptown, Wicomico, Maryland, dated
      2 May 1910. The 1870 census dated 14 Jul 1870 has two listings for
      Amanda F. Bell:

      Listing 1

      Tice, Daniel 59 White Farmer $1500 real estate $1264 other

      Tice, Eleanora 50 White (wife)

      Tice, William 21 White Boatsman

      Bell, Amanda 11 White At home

      The family was living in District 15, Washington, MD

      Listing 2

      Slottlemeyer, Devall 64 White Farmer $4000 real estate $1000 other

      Slottlemeyer, Lavimia 66 White Keeping House

      Bell, Amanda 12 Black Domestic Servant

      The family was living in Hancock, Washington, MD

      If anyone has done any research on a Bell family or a Morris family
      living in Maryland in the early 1800's or earlier and has come across
      the name (A)manda F(rances) Bell in their research, I would greatly
      appreciate you sharing that information with me as I am trying to fill
      in this gap in my family tree. Any and all help is appreciated. Thank
      you in advance.

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      I have posted my latest Gedcom file in the files section as well as
      pictures of my great grandparents, Charles A. Brown and Amanda F. Bell
      Brown in the photos section.



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