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Hollingsworth Estates

Zebulon Hollingsworth, Jr., the son of Captain Zebulon Hollingsworth, Senior of Revolutionary War fame; the husband of Mary Hollingsworth, and the father of several children, departed this earth in 1812, leaving his family and quite a sizable estate.  Two years … Continue reading

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The Battle of Elk Landing, A Bicentennial Celebration

On April 29th, 1813, a British naval unit attached and burned the wharfs at Frenchtown and two nearby packet boats.  They then went to the plantation of Frisby Henderson seeking directions to Elkton, the county seat.  Their purpose, to burn … Continue reading

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“That Old Mud Fort at Elk Landing”

Ezekiel F. Chambers was born on February 28th, 1788 in Chestertown, Maryland. Unless you are a Maryland history buff, that name probably doesn’t mean much.  But, according to the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, Chambers was a veteran … Continue reading

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“I’m About Crazy!”

“Baltimore, Feb. 15, 1848   My Dearest Mother,   Yesterday I received a letter from Uncle John informing me of the accident which happened from fire on Friday night. I was very much frightened as you may imagine. Glad it … Continue reading

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“Being This Day Manumitted”

This edition of the Elk Landing Appeal marks the beginning of a series of essays on events in the lives of the Hollingsworths of Elk Landing leading up to the War of 1812.  Some of these entries will relate directly … Continue reading

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Christmas with the Hollingsworths – 1812

How was Christmas celebrated 200 years ago in Cecil County, Maryland?  There would be no Christmas trees, no blinking lights, no Santa Claus, and certainly no electric ice sickles!  There would be no “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” blaring from … Continue reading

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An Eclectic Christmas

Elk Landing has been around for a long time.  Archaeological evidence dug up during this past summer’s Archaeological Field Session, suggests Native Americans were living here at least 35 hundred years ago.  European invaders were celebrating Swedish/Finnish Christmas traditions in … Continue reading

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