How Southern is Maryland? Just remember that John Wlkes Booth was a Marylander, born & bred. Baltimore was kept under Marshal Law during the Civil War to keep it from suceeding from the Union. One of the deepest Southern accents I ever heard belonged to a lady I worked with back in the early 70’s. She was a native of Maryland’s Eastern shore. Baltimore’s affinity with Philadelphia comes from it’s having been a major port of entry for the German immigrant in the last century, many of whom went on to Pennsylvania but just as many stayed here. My own ancestors on my father’s side are Pennsylvania Deutch.
Well, I’d better stop, I’m starting to digress, those of us into genealogy have a tendency to to that!