Hello again! Lots of questions. I think I did not make myself clear, I would rather correspond with you through personal e-mails rather than the forum. There is just too much info to post in followups. I have given you my permission to write to me personally at my e-mail address. So if you would e-mail me at my address rather than the forum, I can then send you my genealogy chart of the family. Needless to say, it is very long.
Regarding different spelling of names, that is not unusual. All of my hard documents are back in Florida and I will be in Maine for the summer and fall. But as I remember, the marriage bond states Mary Anna K. Caskey. I believe Benjamin is the son of William Bishop Lamar and I know that Benjamin is not the father of Richard Roman Lamar.
There are two people who I trust explicitly for information, Eleanor Colson and Tom Coughlin. I have corresponded with them through personal e-mails over the years and they have more correct info than anyone. Unfortunately, most Lamar genealogist favor working on the southern Lamar's.
Did you know that there is a Bill Lamar who was a professional baseball player?
Do you live in Maryland? I am originally from Frederick and have tried many times to find time to get to Baltimore. Israel Lamar who is Richard Roman's brother is buried at Baltimore. He was a Civil War veteran. I would love to locate his death certificate to see who is listed as his parents.
Have you read the Baltimore Sun article which was posted in the early 1900's (I can't remember exactly) and it is a pretty good description of the family. Also has some misinformation. Someone wrote a letter to the paper after the publication with corrections. I have been unable to locate that letter. But I have heard that it has info on the Maximillian Lamar who I believe is Richard's grandfather and John's father.
Another reason for misinformation in the late 1700's before we were our own country, is that births, deaths, etc were not documented in any particular form or depository. So it is difficult to follow family.
I did find a Mack Lamar in the Pennsylvania archives (which is now online) and he was transferred from a sailing vessel to a ship that was made into a naval ship during the Revolutionary War. I believe that he is our Mack Lamar.
Well, enough for now. Again, I can give you much more info if you e-mail me at my e-mail address.
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