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Klein, Mary O. "'We Shall Be Accountable to God:' Some Inquiries into the Position of Blacks in Somerset Parish, Maryland, 1692-1865." Maryland Historical Magazine 87 (Winter 1992): 399-406.
Annotation / Notes: The author examines the conversion of free blacks and slaves in Somerset Parish. While a 1664 Maryland law stated that baptism had no effect on the status of a slave, the Anglican church worked towards conversion of the enslaved. However, Christian education and baptism varied depending on individual slaveowners. In some cases, the enslaved themselves refused to be baptized. Evidence of African religious practices remained alongside the practice of Christianity.
McElvey, Kay Najiyyah. Early Black Dorchester, 1776-1870: A History of the Struggle of African-Americans in Dorchester County, Maryland, to be Free to Make Their Own Choices. Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland at College Park, 1991.
Annotation / Notes: The author examines selected events relating to Dorchester County's black population between 1776 and 1870 and their struggle to make their own political, economic, religious, and educational choices. The author also focuses on the enslaved and free leaders who led the fight for self-determination. The author hopes that her text will be used in high school classrooms as a local history of black Dorchester County.
Varner, Lynne K. "The Forgotten Town of Oriole." Maryland 23 (Summer 1991): 20-25.
Annotation / Notes: Oriole was once a prosperous Methodist black community whose inhabitants were farmers and watermen. The few remaining residents of Oriole are hoping to revitalize the community through the preservation of St. James Church, once a cornerstone of the community.
Starin, Mary Elizabeth. "The Callister Papers, Maryland Room, Talbot County Free Library, Easton, Maryland." Maryland and Delaware Genealogist 15 (January 1974): 3-5.
Starin, Mary Elizabeth. "St. Martin's Camp." Isle of Kent (Spring 1993): 1-2.
Harrington, Norman. Shaping of Religion in America: How early churches in Delaware and on Maryland and Virginia's Eastern Shore provided the most important stimulus for the evolution of Christianity in the New World. Easton, MD: The Queen Anne Press, 1980.
Hepburn, Sewell S. "Memoirs of the Rev. Sewell S. Hepburn, PartII." Old Kent, 18 (Fall 2001): 1-2.
Jopling, Carol F. Churches of Somerset County, Maryland.Annapolis, MD: Annapolis Publishing Company, 2000.
Tyalor, Patricia. "The Foundation of Organized Presbyterianism in Old Somerset." Shoreline, 13 (March 2006): 26.
Massey, Ronald. "Methodism in Lower Somerset County, Maryland." Shoreline, 13 (March 2006): 32-33.
Briddell, David. "Restoration of a Community Cemetery." Shoreline, 9 (September 2002): 17.
Miller, Rebecca. "Carved in Stone." Shoreline, 9 (September 2002): 12-13.
Draper, Frank W., III. "The History of Chester Church and St. Paul's Church of St. Paul's Parish." Queen Anne's County Historical Society Newsletter, 4 (Winter 1992): [3, 5].
Draper, Frank W., III. "Janes United Methodist Church, Then and Now." Old Kent, 9 (Summer 1992): 1-3.
Shoge, Richard. "First Methodist Church." Old Kent, 9 (Fall 1992): [2].
Carley, Rev. Edward B. The Origins and History of St. Peter's Church Queenstown Maryland 1637-1976. N.p. [1976].
Kinnamon, Lester J., ed. Great Choptank Parish, 1693-1974. Cambridge, MD: Vestry of Great Choptank Parish, 1975.
Kinnamont, K. Matthew. "A Passage in Established Religion: Dundee Chapel of St. Michael's Parish, Talbot County, Maryland." Maryland Historical Magazine, 101 (Fall 2006): 270-303.
Lewis, Brent. "Christ Church Cemetery: Extreme Makeover." Isle of Kent, (Fall 2005): 2-3.
McCall, Davy H., ed. A Tricentennial History of St. Paul's Church, Kent. Chestertown, MD: The Church, 1993.
Curtis, Jennifer Keats. "A Private Matter: Saving Dorchester's Cemeteries." Maryland Life, 3 (September/October 2007): 73.
Curtis, Jennifer Keats. "Kent Island Methodism." Isle of Kent, (Fall 2007): 4.
Marshall, Nellie M. "Tombstone Records of Dorchester County, Maryland." Maryland and Delaware Genealogist, 15 (January 1974): 10-11; (July 1974): 52-53; (October 1974): 76-77.
Marshall, Nellie M. "Somerset County, Maryland--1800 Census." Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, 15 (August 1974): 163-69; (November 1974): 250-57.
Marshall, Nellie M. "Somerset County, Maryland, Tombstone Inscriptions." Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, 15 (May 1974): 67-73.