Monday Madness – William Gardiner

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scan0007William Gardiner is DRIVING ME CRAZY!  William Gardiner was born @1794 in Ireland,  he supposedly immigrated to the United States in 1819. I have been unsuccessful in finding immigration recrods.  Family lore has it he stowed away on the ship and traveled with his cousin William Clarke.  It is recorded in a family bible that William Clarke was from Newtownards, County Down, Ireland.  In March of 1820 he filed a declaration to become a citizen of the United States.  August 23, 1823 he married Henrietta Simpson in Rockville, MD.  1825 he became a citizen in the same year I have a bill of sales where he sold a slave in Anne Arundel County, MD.   The last record I have for him is when his farm was sold at a sheriff’s sale in 1852.  After that he totally disappeared. He is not buried with his wife or his son.  My father has been trying to locate his gravesite as well as where he came from in Ireland for over 35 years!! Come out, come out wherever you are!!!

 Pictured is William H. Gardiner – son of William Gardiner.