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Seeking any information pertaining to Obediah CAREY and his brother-in-law Robertson LAMBERSON and the two orphaned GOOTEE brothers in the Snow Hill, Maryland area. The brothers were born in Dorchester County, Md.
The below listed documents were found in the Worcester County, Md Orphans Court Records.
Dorchester County, Md #282 February Court 1804 - John GOOTEE to Obediah CAREY. Dorchester County, Md #283 February court 1804 - Thomas GOOTEE to Robertson LAMBERSON. John (Goote) GOOTEE, about 11 years old was bound to Obediah CAREY until he reached the age of 21 years.(this would have been about 1814) He was to be taught the trade of Cooper. Robertson LAMBERSON and Elisha Jones, Security. John was my GGGGfather. Thomas (Goote) GOOTEE, age 13 years, was bound to Robertson LAMBERSON until the age of 21 years. (This would have been 1812) He was to be taught the trade of Cordwainer (shoemaker). Obediah CAREY and William Aydelotte, Security. Obediah CAREY and Roberson LAMBERSON were brothers-in-law. I have never been able to trace either of the brothers during their servitude. I've been able to trace John after his marriage but what happened to Thomas after his servitude is a mystery. If anyone can perhaps guide me to where to find information, it would be greatly appreciated. > > Bob GOOTEE