On July 13th 1867, shortly after the end of the civil war, an article ran in the Cecil Whig about a family trying to locate property that their relatives had purchased on their way through the state several generations earlier. The story is interesting because it brings about several elements unique to Maryland and Cecil County as well as several things peculiar to the time of the purchase of land. Their problem is one common even today in the historical context; Trying to piece together a story with incomplete information. The article is displayed in its entirety below.

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