2. John SOUDER was born about 1784 in Pa.. He appeared on the census in 1820. He died before 1850. He appeared on the census in 1850 in Not listed in household with Verlynda Souder. He was Methodist. I am guessing on the age of John Souder by adding 25 years to the birth date of Amos W. Souder. Amos W. Souder was 35 when he started having a family.

Source: Anne Arundel County Levy Court (Levy List 1811-1828) has John Souder giving testimony, ca. 1817 for Nicholas Worthington. ( Worthington is a major Anne Arundel County name).

Possible religion is Methodist per David Souder.

Theory and facts per Cherry Kinnunen:
The 1810 census for John Souter, City of Baltimore, Pipe Creek, FHL #019366 page 553, lists 1 male age 10-16, 1 male age 16-26, 1 male over 45 and 1 female 16-26, 1 female over 45. John & Verlynda Souder were married in Baltimore, Md. and according to the census it looks like John (age 16-26) lived in Baltimore in the home of his father, John Souder ( age 45+) and mother. The 1820 census in Baltimore lists Thomas Souder and Conrad Souder both of which may be related as brothers or Uncles of JOHN SOUTER.

John & Verlinda lived in Anne Arundel County, Md.

"Prince Georges Co. Md., Index of Church registers 1686 -1885 Vol II" Prince Georges Parish lists John Suter buried April 27, 1807, page 102 in original records. (Could this be the grandfather of John Souder?) A copy of this reference and the history of the formation of the counties and Church district is also in the file.

From the Maryland State Archives I received an index listing the marriage of John Souder to Belinda Cross on Feb. 28, 1814 in Baltimore County, Md. Record Request # SL00 13716-24895 Code M Type C.
MSA No. C376 Baltimore County Court ( Marriage Licenses) John Souder and Belinda Cross volume 1803- 1815 page 240 2-14-14-11. MSA No. C376 Baltimore County Court (Marriage Licenses)

During the early 1800's most marriages were performed at the home of the bride.
John & Belinda (Verlynda) Souder's marriage was probably recorded in the early Methodist Church & the their marriage license obtained in Baltimore, Md. The Mormon Church has lumped together all of the early church records with the First Methodist Episcopal Church (now Lovely Lane Methodist Church) which was not in existence until the 1870's according to the Methodist Historical Society. Records do exist for Baltimore City Station Methodist Church, David Souder will check these records at the Maryland State Archives, and go to the Baltimore Historical Society to see what they have on John Souder and Verlynda & Thomas Cross (her father).

He was married to Verlynda CROSS on 28 Feb 1814 in Baltimore City Station Methodist Church, Baltimore County, Md.. Verlynda CROSS Church in Apr in Baltimore City Station Methodist Church. She was born about 1784 in Md.. She appeared on the census in 1850 in Listed Head of Household & Listed as a male. She appeared on the census in 1850 in Listed with 2 sons. She was in Methodist. Also known as Belinda Cross on the marriage index in Baltimore Co., Md.

Per Jeane Kidwell 6/28/00:
There is a record on for Belinda Cross and John Louder on Feb. 28, 1814, at the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Balt., Md. This is the date of their marriage. John SOUDER and Verlynda CROSS had the following children:

child+3 i. Amos Warfield SOUDER.
child+4 ii. Thomas M. SOUDER.
child+5 iii. Jacob B. SOUDER.
child6 iv. Charles P. SOUDER was born in 1824 in Howard County, Md.. Charles Souder never married per David Souder.

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