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Eastern Shore Ancestry

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  • Christopher Calvert (c.1610 - 1682)
    24 Jun 1636, William Bibby granted 300 acres for the transportation of six people, including Christopher Calvert, who at this point is reportedly settled in Accomack Co. 25 Sep 1637 Christopher verif...
  • Anne Jenifer (aft.1640 - 1696)
    Was the partner of Col. Edmund Scarburgh in an adulterous liaison (he was still married). Had three daughters, Atalanta, Arcadia, and Annabella, by this relationship. After Scarborough's death, she m...
  • Joseph Hanby (c.1676 - c.1710)
    "Children", unspecified.
  • Lt. Edward Waters (aft.1584 - 1630)
    Birth date uncertain, perhaps c. 1584 (he claimed to be forty in 1624). The date "30 November 1589" is a christening date which may not have been transcribed correctly - "4" and "9" can be easily confu...
  • Dr. Richard Cutler (bef.1810 - bef.1850)
    Presumed to have died before 1850, because his daughters Delitha Ann and Mary E. were in the household of one William Cutler (Richard's older brother?) and a woman named Margaret Cutler who may have be...

The Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, and particularly the lower end of it, has always been something of a world unto itself. But for all its geographic and genealogical isolation, it has had a significant impact on US history.

The Eastern Shore consists of the state of Delaware, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester counties in Maryland, and Accomack and Northampton counties in Virginia - sometimes collectively referred to as "the Delmarva peninsula", or "the Delmarva" for short.