Middling Planters of Ruxton 1694-1850
The early history of a quintessential mid-Atlantic community
Ruston, Maryland, celebrated its 300th anniversary in 1994. The story of the development of this community just north of Baltimore City is a microcosm of America's transformation from wilderness to settlement, from agricultural to industrial pursuits, and from rural to urban character.
Focusing on representative families, their tracts, and their descendants, this book traces the history of this remarkable area from the colonial period through the Revolution to the early Industrial Revolution.
1996, Joseph M. Coale III, 84 pp, Hardcover