This website is set up for submission of new material, as well as corrections, as it pertains to data in the book,
ESTEP, Thomas Sr. (c.1709 - c.1772) of Frederick County, Maryland and His Descendants,
compiled by Margaret Elizabeth Vidal, Mary Mellichampe, Linnaria Wheland
and Martin F. Hanson, M.D., copyrighted 1994.

Ordering information for the ESTEP book and the new and enhanced index book.
[Book Rental through LDS Family History Library]


Important guidelines for submitting material to this site
[Please read the guidelines before submitting any material!]

NOTE:  As of January 2003, due to changes and rising costs, only some of the new material submitted will be
added to this website.  It will not be maintained regularly.  Instead of removing the site, I have decided to
leave it temporarily for your benefit.  You still may contact the individuals listed below for assistance with your
Estep lines.  The latest news about the Thomas Estep, Sr. book will still be kept updated and
special announcements will be posted here and on the ESTEP CONNECTIONS website
so be sure to come back often.

Index to submitted information


This website is maintained by Nova A. Lemons
in memory of Margaret Elizabeth Vidal.


We believe all information in every arena should be freely shared.
In this spirit we invite you to enjoy the fruits of our research.  When you use information from this site,
as well as that from the Thomas Estep, Sr. book, we trust that you will exhibit honesty and respect for this
work by acknowledging the source and the site.  Fair play is a given in all healthy relationships.
You are welcome to add the link to this site on your homepage.
Thomas Estep
(c.1709 - c.1772)
Frederick County, Maryland
This page was last updated on: 13 April, 2007
visitors since 9 October 1999
Contact one of the persons listed below to submit your inquiries. 
Click here to see our Estep lines as well as the other three authors of the Estep, Thomas Sr.
(c1709-c1772) of Frederick County, Maryland and His Descendants.
Nova Lemons        Karen Carter

Phillip L. "Les" Estep           Debra Turner            Karen Walker
Martin Franklin Hanson, MD

Dr. Martin F. Hanson, one of the book authors, passed away on 10 December 2003.  He recently married Lois Jean Norris 22 November 2003 at Elwood, IN.  Dr. Hanson had contributed years and years of Estep research which was used in the Estep Family Newsletters, Estep Family Journal, and the Thomas Estep, Sr. book.  He will be greatly missed by not only family and friends, but also Estep researchers.
(Thanks to Tom Reed, nephew of Dr. Hanson, for the update.)
Margaret Elizabeth Vidal

Margaret Elizabeth Vidal passed away at North Florida Regional Medical Center on 5 January 2007.  She was 74.  Margaret was a medical secretary and served in the U. S. Air Force.  She is survived by her ex-husband, John Vidal and two children.
[Online obituary provided by Forest Meadows Funeral Home, Gainesville, FL]
A very dedicated and serious Estep researcher for years, she did not let her poor health keep her on the sidelines.  She made sure she was updated on the latest Estep research and updates for the book.  She assisted me some on the website, offering additional information as well as support.  Her last goal was to make sure that the Thomas Estep, Sr. book would still be available to future Estep researchers.  She is dearly missed by us all.