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    Jonathan “Sugar Joe” Friend
    Patrick T. Smith
    Patty (Friend) Thompson

    Jonathan Friend was the second child of Andrew Coleman Friend and Sarah Nancy Harden. Jonathan was the great grandson of “Old” John Friend, founder of Friendsville, MD. Jonathan was born in Ohio in 1820 and would move back to Allegany (Garrett) County with his parents sometime before 1830. Jonathan married Lydia Collins on March 11, 1843 and with their children lived in and around on a plot of land known as Grim’s Point located southwest of present Friendsville, MD.

    This book is the promised continuation of Pat Smith and Patty (Friend) Thompson’s Friend Family Series of Garrett County, Maryland.  This reference book is comprised of over 584 pages, fully indexed and presented in an outline format. The authors openly welcome and encourage any additions and/or corrections to this information.

    The authors can be contacted through the Friend Family Association of America (FFAA) at Friendsville, MD or by e-mail through the FFAA web-site (  The initial cost of printing the book has been donated to the FFAA.  Proceeds from the initial copies and reprints produced by the FFAA will go to the FFAA (a non-profit organization).  All book sales are tax deductible. Each book in the initial offering will be signed by the author.

    Black and white spiral bound copies can be purchased for $60.00 (plus $10.00 S&H) or a CD at $30.00 (plus $5.00 S&H).  The CD contains a color copy of the book in a PDF format (requiring Acrobat 7.0).  Earlier versions of Acrobat can open the text, but not all the images.


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    Orders paid by check (made payable to the FFAA) should be sent to:

    The Friend Family Association of America
    P.O. Box 96
    Friendsville, Maryland 21531