The Times and Tides of Ocean City, Maryland
   HOME CONTACT US SHARE THIS PAGE  SOCIALIZE WITH US FaceBook YouTube Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum
Search Genealogy Archives
A FREE service provided by
The Worcester County, Maryland Commissioners
& The Ocean City Museum Society, Inc.
Records held in the Public Domain of Worcester County, Maryland
Prepared and transcribed by Suzanne B. Hurley

This record is from our Obituary records.
Phainas Hand

Information in this record:
Outrage. - Phainas Hand of Cape May was killed on Wednesday last by a
shot from a party of runaway Virginia Negroes. The owners of the
Negroes came over from Henlopen on Wednesday morning and cruised off Cape Island in search of them, who were supposed to be in an open
boat. Between two and three o`clock the blacks were discovered by the
inhabitants on shore, some eighteen of whom immediately gave chase in
a whale boat. On nearing the blacks a gun was fired from the whale
boat with a view to frighten them, and render their apprehension the
more easy, but which was returned with a volley from the Negroes, and
Mr. Hand received a ball in his forehead which caused immediate death,
and another of the party had his hat brim pierced by a ball. The
Negroes when last seen, were shaping their course for New York. They
were supposed to be 11 or 12 in number, two of whom were women.
Philadelphia Gazette. June 14th, 1831.

Some entries show dates specifically and separately. Some have the dates within the Information notes:
c = Chancery Court Date
f = Family Court Date
o = Orphan Court Date
w = Will Date
p = Probate Date

Browse Our Records
By Category