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William Trail

William Trail

Male Abt 1776 - 1833  (~ 57 years)

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  • Name William Trail  [1, 2, 3
    Born Abt 1776  Montgomery Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Aug 1833  Montgomery Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I1011  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 31 May 2010 

    Family Abigail Hays,   b. 5 Jun 1789, Barnesville, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1857, Barnesville, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 14 Jun 1809  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Frances Ellen ("Abbie") Trail,   b. Abt 1819, Barnesville, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1845 or 1846, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F347  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • J.T.Scharf, HISTORY OF WESTERN MARYLAND, pp. 731-732 (1882), notes that "Abigail, wife of William Trail, born June 5, 1789, died Mary 10, 1857" was buried in the Methodist Episcopal Church cemetery, Barnesville, Montgomery County, MD. He further writes: "Prominent at an early day among the residents of Barnesville and its vicinity *** were *** William Trail ***."

      Wm. N. Hurley, Jr., in vol. 26, OUR MARYLAND HERITAGE, The Trail Families, p. 64 (Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, MD; 2001), wrote:
      "Child 5. William Trail, died c.1833. This son of William Trail (d/1783) and Frances Northcroft owned a tavern at Barnesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, and died c.1833. Married first to Priscilla Shaw, and second (or perhaps third) Jun 14, 1809 in Frederick County, Maryland to Abigail Hays, born June 5, 1789, died May 10, 1857, buried in the Hays Family burying ground at Barnesville;.... Division of the lands of William Trail, deceased, liber BS4, folio 283, Montgomery County, lists nine of his children. At least three children from his first marriage, and several from the marriage to Abigail Hays ***."
    • (Research):
      T.J.C.Williams & F.McKinsey, HISTORY OF FREDERICK COUNTY, pp. 720-722 (1910), have an extensive note about Charles Edward Trail (1825-1909); they mention his parents as Edward Trail of Montgomery Cnty, MD (1798-1876) and his wife Lydia Christine Ramsburg (1802-1884). Query: is there a connection between William and Charles Edward?

  • Sources 
    1. [S96] Ames, Margaret|, Margaret Finn Ames, "Family Group Sheets", (Margaret F. Ames : 1965 - 1993).

    2. [S34] MD, Hist of Western|, J. T. Scharf, HISTORY OF WESTERN MARYLAND, (L. H. Everts, Co., Philadelphia, PA : 1882), p.732.

    3. [S17] Charlotte Layton - 2 |, Charlotte Harper Layton, "Layton Family Tree" , (www.Ancestry.com; contact Charlotte Layton at cmairelayton@aol.com), p. 30.

    4. [S86] Hurley, Maryland Heritage|, William N. Hurley, Jr., OUR MARYLAND HERITAGE, (Bowie, MD; Heritage Books, Inc. (various years)), vol. 26, pp. 64-66.