Patuxent River, Magruder’s Warehouse site. Photo: Margaret Yocom, 2013.
Last weekend, a friend and I made a quick trip to southern Maryland, visiting Magruder’s Ferry and Historic St. Mary’s City, site of Maryland’s first colonial capital. I’ve made a page for photos and snippets of history on Anchovie Hills & Magruder’s Tobacco Landing in the Maryland section.
Coming soon: St. Mary’s City.
Pat Magruder has been researching African American descendants in Frederick County, MD, and has found several households, some using the McGruder spelling. She posts her finds on the African American Magruder Descendants Facebook Group, so if you are interested you may want to join that group. Here are her recent posts–
I found a Zeddrick Magruder 73 years old in 1870 and his wife Harriet in Frederick City Maryland African American.
More Mcgruders, Magruders found in Urbana Frederick County , Md. Rueban Mcgruder 1870 census- 25 years old black male. Boarder of Sarah Nailor also black.
Rezin Magruder , white male , age 30 in Frederick City, 1860 census, had an entire African American family named Baton. Charles,his wife Mary and 6 children. Zaddock Mcgruder and wife Priscilla. 1860 census. He was 65 years old. Frederick City. African American. Some of the spelling of Magruder changed to Mcgruder in other census.
Hope this info helps someone.
Several of you have been in touch about the reorganization of web access to the ACGS archives at the University of Baltimore; but, like you, I was unable to figure out the new pathway to the yearbooks. Thanks to Lois Ann Garlitz for sending the new link.
I have fixed the link on the blogroll but haven’t gone back through all the pages and old posts to fix all links.
And while we’re on the subject of great photos from McGruder country, let’s not forget A ghrá, Liz O’Hara’s beautiful chronicle of her cycling trip through Strathearn in October 2012. Includes Belliclone (where Alexander was born), Inchaffray Abbey, Innerpeffrey Library, the standing stones at Craigneich, and much more. http://www.eaghra.blogspot.com/
Many thanks to Hugh Rose, at Trian House, for sending photos of the farms at Meigor/Meiggar and Craigneich. I’ve given them their own page, Photos of Glen Artney, the McGruder/MacGrouther Heartland in the Scotland section. Enjoy!
For those planning to visit McGruder country in Perthshire–and for those who just wish they could–I just found this website: Highland Strathearn | Papers in a Trunk, by Peter McNaughton, a Comrie native. The history is a might romantic (repeating legends as if they were factual) , but the driving tours look wonderful. Open the Table of Contents and scroll down to the Twentieth Century, at the bottom. There you’ll find routes and a travelogue for