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Linthicum Origins-Source of much confusion Wales; Welsch, 5 brothers, Liverpool
Posted by: Terry Linthicum (ID *****0542) Date: May 28, 2012 at 13:53:00
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Please read the following carefully as this 1910 publication which has absolutely no source references for its content is likely the first printed source for the many variations that it has spawned:
History of Frederick County, Maryland
Two Volumes
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company
3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 260
Baltimore, Maryland 21211
Authors: T. J. C. Williams and Folger McKinsey
Format: Paper, Pages: 1,724, Published: 1910, Reprinted: 2008 (and earlier), Out Of Print

Commentary by T L Linthicum, AZ, 5/28//2012: According to the information reproduced below from the publisher and the website for the Historical Society of Frederick County, Inc., this work seems to partially consist of the efforts of the individual family members whose (as I feel in some cases as with the Linthicum family) amateur efforts to depict their lineage that predates the publication of the efforts of genealogists and Linthicum family researchers, Fouke, Newman and Badger in the 1930’s and might explain some of the possible confusion about the origin and ancestry of these Linthicums in Frederick Co., MD as published beginning on p 1224 of this work.

Vol I of this work can be found in the Family Search/BYU digital library collection but that does not seem to be the case for Vol II.
(See excerpt below)

From the publisher’s web site:
“If the genealogist would identify the perfect county history--one containing equal parts of history and biography, and enough genealogy to make the blood race--Williams' History of Frederick County, Maryland would surely be his/her choice. The history of Braddock's campaign, the local events of the Revolution, John Brown's raid nearby, the old National Road, the earliest American railroad and its opening to Frederick, and the great events of the Civil War are all covered in the first volume of this monumental work. Of particular interest to the genealogist are the 1790 census of Frederick County and the roster of Maryland Troops in the French and Indian War.
The second volume, the "Biographical Record of Representative Families," is really worth pausing over, for it contains no fewer than 1,100 biographical and genealogical sketches, in most cases supplied by the subjects of the sketches themselves. [Emphasis mine TLL] Each sketch attempts to establish the origins of the subjects' forebears, giving the dates and places of their birth, marriage, and residence, and facts concerning their immigration to and settlement in this country (most were of German or Scotch-Irish extraction). The authors then describe the subjects' family members, place of residence, education, religion, occupation, and life and times in Frederick County, which in earlier years comprised the entire area of Western Maryland. And what we are left with finally is not only an understanding of the rise and progress of a great county and its people, but also a clear perception of the county in the great genealogical chain.”
From the Historical Society of Frederick County, Inc. website
History of Frederick County, Maryland
This seminal work first published in 1910 is once again available! The history of Braddock’s campaign, local events of the Revolution, the National Road, early railroading in Frederick, the effect of the Civil War locally, as well as many other facets of the county’s history are included. Over 1,000 biographies (including genealogical information) are presented as well. T.J.C. Williams & Folger McKinsey, 2003 reprint, 2 volumes, softcover, 1724 pp, $140.00, member price $126.00
Excerpt from the book p1224:
“The ancestors of the Linthicum family were natives of Wales where the name was spelled Lynthicum, and when they removed to Liverpool, England, the spelling was changed. They owned a line of ships that plied between Liverpool and Baltimore, Md. There were five brothers of that name; one remained in Liverpool where he died, a very wealthy man; he had started in life as a poor boy. His fortune was left to his descendants in the United States who have never been able to recover it. His four brothers came to America; one settled in Kentucky, one in Virginia and two in Maryland, one of these two on a farm in the lower part of Frederick County, where he spent his life in farming. Charles H. Linthicum is a descendant of this man. Mr. Linthicum's great-great-great grandfather, Slingsberry Linthicum, settled in what is now Howard, then Frederick County, Md. where he spent his life in the cultivation of his farm on which he died.” ------

Finally, FYI
Index of Families Listed in HISTORY OF FREDERICK COUNTY, MARYLAND Written by Folger McKinsey, 1910
See the Maryland Family Group Sheet Project for details on names in this index:

Linthicum, (--?--)
Linthicum, Ann DEAD
Linthicum, Anna Mary Wolfe, Joel Hamilton 1846 1889
Linthicum, Annie M. DEAD
Linthicum, Burwell H. 1872 1944
Linthicum, Charles F. DEAD
Linthicum, Charles F. 13 Feb 1888 27 Sep 1918
Linthicum, Charles H. Burgee, Osie Delilah 12 Jul 1868 DEAD
Linthicum, Charles Hamilt 29 Jul 1901
Linthicum, Dutrow Davis, Leona May 1953
Linthicum, Elizabeth DEAD
Linthicum, Ellen
Linthicum, Fitzhue 20 May 1889 11 Feb 1890
Linthicum, Frederick DEAD
Linthicum, Frederick 14 Oct 1826 13 Feb 1909
Linthicum, Garrott D. 1854 1937
Linthicum, George F. 05 Mar 1856 31 Aug 1939
Linthicum, George Frederi 1856 1939
Linthicum, Hannah F.
Linthicum, James Garrott 1877 1940
Linthicum, John Hamilton 1812 1896
Linthicum, John W. Hendry, Sarah Amanda 15 Nov 1836
Linthicum, Julia
Linthicum, Lizzie F. 09 Jan 1875 02 Nov 1891
Linthicum, Lydia DEAD
Linthicum, Martha E. 18 Feb 1844 14 Mar 1916
Linthicum, Mary E. 1867 1954
Linthicum, Nicholas
Linthicum, Otho Lee 1862 1896
Linthicum, Otho Norris 1833 1870
Linthicum, Paul Winston 09 Oct 1896 10 Jun 1914
Linthicum, Philemon DEAD
Linthicum, Robert H. 17 Jul 1865 13 Nov 1889
Linthicum, Slingsberry DEAD
Linthicum, Stannie F.
Linthicum, Thomas DEAD
Linthicum, Thomas
Linthicum, Thomas S. Davis, Bessie
Linthicum, William Thomas 01 Mar 1833 03 Jul 1897
Linthum, Garrot

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