Its Development, Migrations, and Social Relationships, 1684-1920
This book is a genealogical narrative, following the descendants of Thomas and Mary Pindell of 17th century Maryland through migrations, historical events, and marriages into allied families.
The study begins with Thomas Pindell, a colonial Maryland planter, and follows female descendants through at least one generation and male descendants until the early 1900s. It follows their migrations to, or through, Massachusetts, Missouri, West Virginia, Arkansas, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, California, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. It traces their history through historical events, such as the major wars, imprisonment as a confederate sympathizer, and impressments by the British Navy. It also details the day-to-day lives and business dealings of planters and merchants in colonial America. The family narrative crosses racial lines, and includes a final chapter with information about Pindells who we were unable to positively link to the descendants of Thomas Pindell.
Most references are to original documents, including many unusual ones such as old unindexed miscellaneous documents, 19th century newspaper articles, land records from various states, and material from personal collections. A full-name index adds to the value of this work.
Marianne Pindell and Patricia Ward
2004, 8½x11, paper, index, 2 vols., 782 pp.