Transitions in the Antebellum Period

Web Resources:

Early Christmas Traditions
“The Yule Log:” Remembering Christmas in 18th-century Kent County,” reminiscence by Peregrine Wroth, 1858.

War of 1812 on Chesapeake
“Rediscover 1812” website with resources and information on the War in the Chesapeake region.

Battle of Caulk’s Field
History of the battle fought on Kent County soil in 1814.

Fort McHenry
Fort McHenry National Monument website.

Philip Reed
Brief biography of the Lt. Colonel and U.S. Senator from Kent County, 1806-1813.

Antebellum Life in Kent
Brief description of book, “Plantation life at Rose Hill: The diaries of Martha Ogle Forman, 1814-1845,” a valuable primary source on Kent County history (out-of-print). Originals at MD Historical Society, MS 1779.

Joseph Hopper Nicholson, Charles Smith, James Anderson, Thomas Ward Veazey, Peregrine Wroth, James Barroll Ricaud
Brief biographies on early alumni of Washington College.

Philip Reed and Caulk’s Field
Remarks given at the dedication of a memorial at Caulk’s Field in 1902.

1790 Kent County Census
Transcription of census record.

1800 Kent County Census
Full text of handwritten census records.

1810 Kent County Census
Full text of handwritten census records.

1820 Kent County Census
Full text of handwritten census records.

1830 Kent County Census
Full text of handwritten census records.

1840 Kent County Census
Full text of handwritten census records.


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