I have the death certificates for my great-great-great grandfather and his wife, they both died January 23, 1891 in Washington D.C. after being hit by a B&O Railroad train. What I can't find are any birth records for either of them or record of their parents. His name was James Owens born between 1811-1813 in Maryland, either Montgomery or Prince Georges Counties, his wife was Nancy A. Raleigh (or Rally) and she was born approximately 1816 or so. I have been able to piece together that they ran a dairy farm near South Brookdale in Montgomery County, Maryland, but nothing else. I do not know what church the family would have attended, but I would guess they were Methodists since that is the denomination my great grandmother was raised in. I would appreciate any help or guidance on where to look. Thanks
Dear Ms. Latvis,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We suggest that you search the FamilySearch index to Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995 and request a record search from the Maryland State Archives. In addition, the FamilySearch Research wikis for How to Find Maryland Birth Records and Maryland Church Records may be helpful.
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