Posted By:George
Subject:Re: Family Connections as Clues
Post Date:January 08, 2006 at 08:39:44
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Buxton family. George Buxstone was in Talbot County by 1672
and a John Buxton died in Lancaster County,Va. in 1704 with a son named Francis. So the Buxtons were an early Virginia family some of whom moved up to Eastern Shore of Maryland and eventually into Calvert County on the Western Shore of the Chesapeake by 1690 when Francis Buxton appears there. Our John Buxton,father in law of Charles Trail, appears in New Scotland records about 1730 so I don't think it written in stone which branch he came only that he was from the ancient Buxton family of Virginia. The Trails could have mirrored the Buxton family movements. You might be surprised if you study a map of the Chesapeake and see how close the mouth of the Rappahannock was to the southwest tip of Somerset County Maryland. You'll understand why so many apparently made this short crossing of the Chesapeake and ended up in Somerset and Delaware where real estate was prime and religion free.
Richard Bennett most likely invested in land around Bladensburg because by 1720 it was such a thriving dock. When David Trail appeared there abt. 1705 the area around Garrison Landing must have already been bustling with people clearing land for tobacco and harvesting. This area was prime real estate. Prince Georges County quickly became the largest producer of tobacco in the country and held that title for over a hundred and fifty years before it was surpassed by the counties of North Carolina. David did well starting off the way he did but it was difficult as time went on for the small farmers to compete with the great plantations and slave owners. This is why we see the sons of David diversifying their crops over at Seneca Creek like so many other small farmers. They still grew tobacco though like their father and they sold it to Scottish merchants with companies based in Glasgow. David Trail Sr. likely did the same, selling his product to Scottish tobacco merchants who likely had a trading House at Bladensburg.
George Thirle,Tryall, was actually a Thiel as proven by his son's signature. This was a Dutch name and explains why George Tryall first appears in a Talbot record dominated by the names of Dutch settlers.