Planning a Road Trip to Cecil County

It's the time of year when thoughts start to turn to visiting other areas for family research and this time, I'll be looking at a few old houses as well as visiting several old cemeteries. Most of my family's roots are in Pennsylvania, but my maternal line includes the Reynolds family and many of them were in Cecil County for several generations. My Reynolds ancestrors were Quakers, so the direct line was easy to follow, at least as far as where they were born is concerned; determining their final resting places, in some cases, has been a bit more challenging.

A Well-Connected Family

Bucks County has lots of historic properties, many of which have very interesting connections. The Sunbury Farms property near the Neshaminy Creek was the home of the descendants of Anthony Taylor, who purchased the property in 1808. An article appearing in the Bristol Daily Courier in 1940 made note of some of the very valuable antiques that were housed on the property by its owner of the time, Houston Dunn, Jr.

Solving Mysteries and Creating More

I've been focusing on my Montomgery County PA roots lately, working on the burials from the Limerick graveyard (also known as St. James Union, which caused me to spend some time reviewing records from the other St. James (the Episcopal one over in Evansburg). Since some of the Evans family from Limerick are tired to the Lanes in Evansburg, I took some time exploring the Lane family again, and found some new information on Edward Lane's family back in jolly old England.