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Re: Daffern Family Research
Posted by: Rick Largaespada Date: March 20, 1999 at 18:07:37
In Reply to: Re: Daffern Family Research by michael j. daffron of 184

Hello Michael,
Yes, I am aware of Rhody Daffron and it makes me curious about these very similar surnames in Maryland in the early and mid 1700s. I wonder if they could actually be part of the same family. Moving to different areas sometimes seems to cause a change to a surname, I think due to clerks recording information. This Rhody Daffron lived in St. Mary's Co. about the same time as Daffins and Dafferns and Daffons. It would be great to find who Rhody's parents were. I would like to know more of his brother John Daffron. There was another RHODY in Maryland that had about 3 or 4 various spellings of his surname that I am extremely interested in finding out more about. Read the following that I recieved from a fellow researcher:

"But the most interesting find was in a book of early land records. March
5, 1765 William Wright of Dorchester County sold 371 acres to Rhody Dafford
on the north side of the northwest fork of the Nanticoke River. Later in
the same book Rhody Daffine's plantation was mentioned as a landmark for 2
other land transactions. On August 9. 1769 Levin Lewis of Dorchester
County sold 50 acres of land to Rody Daffin, planter, on the east side of
the northwest fork of the Nanticoke River. Who do you suppose this Rody
Daffin is? I don't remember seeing that name before on any tax lists or..."

Also from the 1790 census:

Heads of Family:
Daffinny: Rhody (p. 56) Dorchester County

I think we may have corresponded some time ago. If you ever get more information on your Daffrons when they were in Maryland, let me know.By the way, there is a new webpage concerning various spellings and family history of DAFFORN, mostly in England. The person doing this site is very interested in finding connections to that surname in the various ways it was spelled. It is the DAFFORN FAMILY WEB PAGE


Rick Largaespada

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