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I’m looking for a local, Delaware researcher who could possibly look at my brickwall ancestor and help me get past it by using a local area perspective. My focus is on New Castle County (probably St. George hundred) . My brickwall ancestor is Thomas v. Gordon b.1814 and his parents are unknown to me. Later census indicates that parents were born in Delaware but who, when and where are unknown.

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Hmmm this is my era. Any Gordons in the 1810 or 1800 census?

A part of my Miles family migrated to Delaware around 1708 and were part of the founding members of Welsh Tract Baptist Church in Newark. They remained in that area until the outbreak of the Revolutionary War when they moved to what is now WV. My GGGG grandfather, David Miles (1737-1805) was active in the New Castle and Kent Counties during his time in DE. Along with the pastor and other church elders of the Welsh Tract Church, he purchased a church meeting house and adjoining cemetery in Nov 1772 from John Livingston, the famous Delawarian and "Penman of the Revolution." The deed describes the location as in the forest near Duck Creek and the property as a "Welsh Meeting House and burial ground." It was not a Quaker meeting house (confirmed with Swarthmore College archives). Doubt if there is any remaining history about this property, but I would appreciate any information you might have. According to the deed, after purchase, it was apparently leased to a congregation of Mennonites, which created quite a concern among Livingston and the church elders as to whether the Mennonites were "Christian" enough for them! Thanks in advance for any thoughts. James Miles Austin TX

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There are 41 matches for "Welsh Meeting House" on www.newspapers.com dating from 1872 to 1950. Would you like these pasted into a word document? Happy to oblige. Wondering if perhaps there was more than one. I think of Duck Creek as being farther south -- down by Smyrna. Whereas I think of Welch's Tract as being just south of Newark. www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=158217 Or maybe there are two Duck Creeks?

The history section in the Wikipedia page explains the connection between Welsh Tract Church and Duck Creek. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_Tract_Baptist_Church

Some of my Shakespeares were members of the Welch Tract Baptist Meeting in Pencander Hundred. There is a David Miles mentioned in this book. archive.org/details/recordsofwelshtr00wels/page/n7/mode/2up

You may want to check out Kenton and the Old Baptist school aka. Bryn Zion cemetery

From where did your Miles migrate to Delaware in early 1700s? Upper Eastern Shore, Virginia by any chance?

All the world's a stage men&woman merely players

. Following. I have both a Miles maternal line and a Davis maternal line in my family.

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