Posted By:Barry Wood
Subject:Re: Matthew Walling and Amy Rice
Post Date:March 04, 2003 at 19:40:02
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Forum:Wallen Family Genealogy Forum
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There is no such place as "Prince George, Washington County, Maryland."

As of the date you mentioned, all of Maryland upstream from Upper Marlboro toward the Potomac side was thrown into Prince Georges County, but there was scarcely any white settlement west of what is now Frederick County at that time. Frederick County was set off of Prince Georges County in 1745, and included all of what we would now consider western Maryland (west of Rock Creek). In 1776, Washington County was divided by taking from Frederick that portion west of the Blue Ridge.

Could your original source have possibly meant that Mary Margery (daughter of Elisha) Wallen was born in that part of Prince Georges County that is now Washington County? Again, if a date in the 1730's is correct, that would be extremely early for that section of Maryland, but of course we have the sense that Elisha Wallen was not intimidated by the frontier.