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Mollie M. Toms

Mollie M. Toms

Posted: 982930181000
Edited: 993348222000
Looking for more information on her ancestors. Mary Magdalene (Mollie) Toms (1862 - 1934), my grandmother, married Robert Garver Cushen (1864 - 1906) in Funkstown,MD, 22 January 1890, Pastor E.B. Shaver of the First Brethren Church, officiating. Mollie's fsther was Josiah Toms, (1834-1913), who married Ann Virginia Schindel (1841 - 1912). During the 1863 Gettysburg campaign, the Confederates confiscated cattle, hogs, wheat, corn, and other commodities later priced at $866 (never collected). Josiah's father was Jacob Toms, and his grandfather also named Jacob (born in Germany).

Re: Mollie M. Toms

Posted: 996482130000
Edited: 1079218315000
Surnames: Schindel, Toms
The parents of Alice Virginia Schindel were David Schindel and Magdalene Emmert. The David Schindel farm was called "Cool Hollow" near Funkstown, MD. The David Schindel family including Josiah and Anna Virigina Toms are buried in the Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren Cemetery. Please contact me at email address wrshindle@erols.com. I have been compiling the genealogy of David Schindel's great grandparents, Georg Friedrich Schindel and Maria Barbara Hamm. I need to have some of my information on the Toms family clarified.

Re: Mollie M. Toms

Posted: 1001363179000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1046468903000
I've tried to send you my current draft of my Cushen genealogy reader via e-mail, using both wrschinle@erols.com and wrschindel@erols.com. Both transmissions were rejected. Can you give me another address or a snailmail address so I can send you the draft, as well as a Xerox copy of the filing of a notice about confiscation of lots of his property by "the Rebel Army" in 1863.

When I was recently in Hagerstown, I got some info on the Schindles from the people at the drug store, and will put that into the draft I'm reworking now. But I'd love to hear more.

Re: Mollie M. Toms

Posted: 1001610378000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1079218315000
Surnames: Schindel, Shindle, Toms,
Ed: I tried the e-mail given for you but it didn't work. My e-mail is wrshindle@erols.com. You will notice the "C" was omitted in my direct line. But I do have a great deal of information on the Schindel ancestors of Mollie (Toms) Cushen.

Re: Mollie M. Toms

Posted: 1001639314000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1046468903000
I'll try again tonight with the new address. I'm most interested in expanding on the Schindels. At about age 9, right after Grandmother died, we were invited to a party at the Schindel's apartment above the drug store, and we all sang, "The More We Get Together, the Happier We'll Be." My Father was not a party person, and we never got together again. But when I was in high school I sometimes stopped at the drug store to buy a fountain coke.

Re: Mollie M. Toms

Posted: 1002567158000
Classification: Query
Was your Jacob by any chance in Pennsylvania? I'm looking for my Jacob Pollack Toms' father. I know his mother is Mary born about 1784 in PA. In the 1840 Pittsburgh census she is listed as head of household. I havent found the family in the 1830 census yet and I don't have a first name for Mary's husband.

Re: Mollie M. Toms

Posted: 1002591573000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1046468903000
I think we may have two different Jacob Toms. My info comes from Martin's Index to the first 100 years of Frederick County, MD. It said, Josiah Toms (my ggrandfather) was the son of Jacob Toms (Martin's ID number 02171). Jacob married Mary Floyd (#03584)(born 1792) in the Myersville (MD) United Brethren Church, and purchased land near Myersville in 1828. Jacob (#02171) was the son of Jacob Toms (#02170), who married (Magd???) and died in 1852 at the age of 84. He was born in Germany, and was one of the early settlers in the Middletown Valley. His body is buried in Jerusalem (Pre-Funkstown, MD) cemetery.

There was a lot of migration back and forth between MD and PA in those days, and it could have been the same person. But I hasten to point out that in the list of wills in the Frederick County courthouse there were 8 Toms listed -- one will was from Jacob, Sr (1854) and another for Mary (1855). In neighboring Washington County there were about 20 Toms listed.

If I find more, I'll be glad to share; if you find something, please let me know.
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