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684[genpcfr] Re: Smallwood

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  • Mary Jane Poole
    Feb 2, 1999
      Excuse me but I couldn't help but overhear since I belong to the group. Are your Smallwoods related to Gen. Smallwood, of Southern Maryland, who I think was the Doctor for George Washington? If not his Dr., his very good friend.
      There is a Smallwood State Park in So. MD which was his home and grounds. Take my word for it, it is a very nice park.
      If this is your family you could probably get some info on the Maryland site, www.md.com. They have all kinds of things on that site about MD sites and parks. I bet there is even a group such as The Friends of Smallwood or something like that to keep the park and his family's name alive. You could also try phone 800 784-5380
      If this isn't your Smallwood, I'm sorry I intruded.

      Mary Jane Poole
      Dickerson, Grant

      coreysyl@... wrote:

      > I tried to send this message before - I have no idea where it went - someplace in cyberspace - anyway -
      > Checking in late on Smallwood - I located her niece's daughter in Eastman GA in 1995. I was able to purchase Vol II (1969) and Vol III (1976) of "Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families --". There were just a few copies available. In the preface Mrs. Smallwood indicated that "I researched and compiled --", no mention of husband doing any of this work. She published 11 books. She lived in Washington, NC for 50 years, and moved to St Augustine FLin 1964, four years after his death. She referred to Washington as his ancestral home. (Note: There is a very nice subdivision in Washington named "Smallwood".) She returned to her native Eastman in 1970. She indicated that Vol III would be her last due to failing eyesight.
      > The niece told me in our telephone conversation that several of the women in the family were active in the DAR.
      > These volumes are teeming with informati!
      > on about eastern NC bu ALAS they are not indexed, which drives me bananas. Guess I'm spoiled.
      > Sylvia
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