On 2 Aug 1783, Christian ORENDORFF Jr. of Washington County, MD, owned Ĺ undivided part of "Monocacy Manor" called "Rattle Snake Spring", 248 acres; found on plot as Lot #12, lying on bank of Monocacy; purchased by Orendorff and George ADAMS of Frederick County as tenants in common (part of confiscated British property). Orendorff made bond to David LUCKETT and William BRUCE on 2 Aug 1763 for 2,000 pounds current money. Property was never deeded from the State of Maryland. Deed of Clement HOLLYDAY and Nathaniel RAMSAY dated 7 Feb 1783 to Christian ORENDORFF and George ADAMS. On 9 Aug 1783, Orendorff sold his half to Adams for 200 pounds common currency (subject to lease to William CRUM). George Adams made a mortgage in Sep 1783 to Frederick Ludwick HENOP of Frederick County to resolve his debt to Michael MONTGOMERY. Orendorff claimed Montgomery had entered into an agreement with him and they each made bond for payment of tobacco; but Montgomery left the state without paying his part. Rev. Frederick HENOP d/ 29 Sep 1784 (as stated by sons) (will 20 Sep 1784), leaving widow - Mary HENOP (was pregnant when husband died) and 5 sons, 1. Frederick Weltner HENOP b/ 16 Mar 1776 2. Philip Lucas HENOP b/ 3 Apr 1778 3. Lewis/Ludwick Weltner HENOP b/ 26 Oct 1780 4. Daniel HENOP b/ 4 Dec 1782 5. John Weltner HENOP b/ 18 May 1785 (born after fatherís death) Executrix was the widow with minor sons; guardian was John ADAMS. Testimony heard from Adam ?WAGES of Anne Arundel Co, age 32, on 18 Nov 1789. Dr. Adam FISHER of Frederick Town went with George Adams to help resolve the property issue. Also at Adamsí house, besides the doctor, were Major Peter MANTZ and Mr. MIMM. On 10 Jun 1791, Capt. John ADLUM was appointed the childrenís guardian; response from the sons of Rev. Henop stated Valentine ADAMS (at that time affluent) was to hold security for George ADAMS, Michael MONTGOMERY and Christian ORENDORFF, but later refused; whereupon, George Adams and Montgomery pledged bonds, but Montgomery became insolvent and west West. Decree dated 9 Jul 1794 ordered Orendorff to pay 13,220 pounds of tobacco by 10 Jan 1795.
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