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Catholic Families of Southern Maryland: Records of Catholic Residents of St. Mary's County in the Eighteenth Century

By: Timothy J. O'Rourke

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc:

Seller ID: 311067


St. Mary's residents played a key role in the development of the Catholic Church throughout the whole of America, providing the spearhead of the westward expansion of Catholicism. In 1785, for example, the first of many Catholic families from St. Mary's crossed the mountains to find land in Kentucky, while a few years later, driven by economic necessity, others migrated to Georgia, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas.Mr. O'Rourke has collected many of the earliest surviving r... View more info