> there was something said about us being related to a capt. john sergeant born 1753
Cecil County and Frederick Co are about 100 miles apart and John Sargent (below) was born in 1753 in Frederick Co.
Here's the first known immigrant to Maryland:
James (b.1717) emigrated to Frederick County, MD before 1735. Married Eleanor Taylor in 1735 and had sons William, Snowdon, Richard, James, John, Elijah and five daughters. Died in 1794 or 95 in Frederick Co., MD http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&db=jtr-todd&id=I23644