Oldtown, Maryland
founded about 1740 by Thomas Cresap

Map of Eastern Allegany County circa 1860
(see L22 for Oldtown)

Cresap House
built by Michael Cresap, son of Thomas

Take a walk around the Cresap House in Oldtown, MD.

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Michael was a Captain in the Revolutionary War. He died in 1775 in New York City and is buried there in the Trinity Churchyard.

After his death, the house was owned briefly by Michael's father Thomas, and then by his son, Michael, Jr, who was born 11 days before Michael's death.


C & O Canal


Canal, Lock and Towpath Canal Boat Lock Tender's House Empty Lock

Information gathered from payroll and land aquisition records of the C & O Canal, found at the National Archives II in College Park Maryland. The transcribed data is currently stored on the USGenWeb Archives.
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The Old Ditch Booming
an article from the Hagerstown Mail
Dec 22, 1892

Contributed by Tim Snyder
courtesy of Lauren Branter

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C & O Canal Payroll Records-Cumberland Division-1873

C & O Canal Index for Register of Land Aquisitions in Allegany County 1828-1868

C & O Canal Register of Land Aquisitions in Allegany County 1828-1868

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