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Andrew (1813-1886) & Marg.McKaleb, Carroll Co., MD;
Posted by: Linda (Noland) Layman (ID *****8388) Date: September 19, 2005 at 14:22:53
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I am not researching this family, just happened to be reading an article on these people in the September/October issue of Maryland Magazine. The article has two pictures of the home 'Antrim' which is near Taneytown, Carroll Co.

"Antrim was built in 1844 by Col. Andrew G. Ege on land inherited by his wife, Margaret, from her father, Maj. John McKaleb. The elegant estate was named in honor of the McKaleb family's ancestral home, County Antrim, in Ireland. The property originally consisted of 450 acres; Ege subsequently engaged in farming and raising horses and cows at his new plantation."

"Col. Ege was a prominent Whig politician and at one time a member of the Maryland Legislature. He was also a veteran of the Mexican War. Arguably, it was Ege's cosmoplitan nature that influenced the architectrual sophistication of Antrim."

Around 1856, Ege sold Antrim and moved to Kansas.

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