St. George’s (Old Spesutia) Parish, Harford County, Maryland: Church and Cemetery Records, 1820-1920


These records were taken from the microfilm copies of the original records found in the Maryland State Archives Special Collections and from cemetery records maintained by the Harford County Historical Society. “While there is a gap in the registers from 1800 to 1834, the later records do contain some information for that time period, mainly birth dates and/or ages. To help fill this gap, I [the author] decided to include all the data for the hundred year period from 1820 to 1920 that pertained to births, baptisms (including sponsors), marriages, confirmations, communicants (received and removed), deaths and burials. From cemetery records maintained at the Historical Society of Harford County, plus several visits I made to the Old Spesutia Church Cemetery in Perryman, I supplemented the aforementioned data with information copied from tombstone inscriptions.” “Essentially, the information found in the registers and cemetery records has been gleaned, alphabetized by the person’s last name, and in many cases combined when they pertain to a specific individual. In other words, instead of having several entries scattered throughout the book for one person’s baptism, confirmation, marriage, and burial, this information has been pulled together into one paragraph about that individual.” Every entry is followed by the source and/or page number.


Henry C. Peden Jr. 

(2002), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 246 pp.

ISBN: 9781585497423