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Committee of Observation of Frederick County

Committee of Observation of Frederick County

Posted: 6 Apr 2010 2:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Would anyone know where I might find information about a person listed on this committee? The ancestor I am seeking is not appearing on muster rolls or pension records yet he is listed as a sergeant in one of the companies that served from Sept. 1775 until Dec. 1776.

Any tips would be appreciated.

Diane

Re: Committee of Observation of Frederick County

Posted: 7 Apr 2010 1:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
They were supposed to be created in each County, also called "Committee of Observation and Safety."

Since you don't give a name, I can only suggest doing a web search for the term and do a search in the MD Archives volumes on Revolutionary War records:

http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/htm...

Other than this, information on particular individuals should be sought in Frederick County Courthouse records (estate, Court, etc.) as well as in land records which you can access at www.mdlandrec.net -- you must register and get a password to use the site. These sources are genealogical, not about the Revolutionary War, and further inquiries about the individual should be on the surname or the County message boards.

Re: Committee of Observation of Frederick County

Posted: 7 Apr 2010 1:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you very much. I have registered and I'm waiting for the password to arrive.

I'll post again once I check out the system.

My ancestor's name is Matthias Smitley but appears to be Smithly when I found it listed with his Company in the Maryland Historical Society publication. He was mentioned under the command of Captain Rodenbeiler (mispelling of Rodenpiller I believe). Even the Captain himself is hidden in the muster rolls because I can't find him either.

Diane
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