I am interested in contacting any researchers familiar with the Maitland family/families of Chester County, Pennsylvania. I have contacted Viscount Maitland, but he does not have information for the Maitlands in the United States.
One of my 3rd great-grandfathers was James A. Maitland, of Lower Oxfordshire, Chester Co., Pennsylvania. The 1850 US census indicates that he was living in this area at the time, with his wife, Mary Elizabeth (Courtney) Maitland, and four children, Margaret M, Sarah E, William A, and Jacob H. I have noticed from the 1850 that there were many other Maitlands in the same area.
Interestingly, one of James's sons, Harry, later married an Annette Catherine Hill, who had been raised by James M. Maitland and Ann Maitland of Kingcreek, Salem Township, Champaign Co., Ohio. I don't know if James A. Maitland and James M. Maitland were related, but it seems likely, as James M. of Ohio was born in Pennsylvania, as was his wife Ann. Harry and Annette Maitland were my 2nd great-grandparents.
If anyone can help me in any way with these Maitlands, or put me in contact me in contact with researchers familiar with the Maitland families of Pennsylvania, I would be very grateful.
Jeremiah Stephen Davis
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