Joseph CHAPLINE, William PRICE, Sophia B. HAYES vs James CHAPLINE, Jacob HESS, Christopher ORENDORFF, David FURREY, John BUCHANAN, Robert SMITH, Jacob MUMMA, Henry NIGHKIRK, and Samuel M. HITE Bill of Complaint of William Williams Chapline of Washington Co, MD states, in 1773, he was in possession of tract "Resurvey of Hills and Dales and the Vineyards", lying on the West side of Big Antietam; and also one mill on Little Antietam and tract "Resurvey on Vineyard" lying in Frederick County, MD. Being indebted, his elder brother, Joseph CHAPLINE, prevailed him to convey all property to younger brother, James CHAPLINE, in trust until his debts were paid. Joseph, William W. and James were executors of their father’s will and lived in the same house. James, in violation of the trust, sold part of the land, including the mill seat and meadow, to Jacob HESSE and Christopher ORANDORFF, both of Washington County; he also cut timber and leased out lands for large sums of money. Deed - 31 Mar 1787 - to Christopher ORENDORFF by James CHAPLINE, both of Washington County, for 75 pounds for "Resurvey on Hills, Dales and the Vineyard", being in Washington County next to Antietam Creek and next to "Resurvey on Smith’s Hills", containing 10+ acres. Deed - 22 Apr 1795 - to John HOFFMAN by James CHAPLINE, both of Washington County, for 250 pounds cm for "Resurvey on Hills, Dales and the Vineyard", containing 50 acres, being in Washington County next to "Resurvey on Ellswicks Dwellings". Deed - 7 Nov 1815 to Robert SMITH by John BUCHANAN, both of Washington Co, MD. (Buchanan was named trustee on 2 Mar 1805 regarding insolvency proceedings for James CHAPLINE dated Nov 1802 and thus sold property to Smith on 5 Sep 1806, being "Resurvey on Hills, Dales and Vineyard" 165 acres, for six pounds and ten shillings per acre. Land in Washington County, MD and next to that of deed from Joseph and James CHAPLINE to Philip HAMMON and next to property of John HUFFMAN, Frederick ROHRER and Samuel FURRY. Testimony given on 5 Sep 1798 by - David FURRY, age 55; Frederick ROHOR, age 44; Jacob HESS, age 58; William ROBERTS, age 54; Abraham GROVE, age 28; and David GROVE, age 45. Testimony given on 17 Sep 1798 by: Peter THOMAS, age 45; Ludwick SPEACE, age 35; John WILHELMS, age 30; Catharine HUFFMAN, age 30; Jeremiah CHAPLINE, age 40; Joseph CHAPLINE of full age; Rachel MOUNDS, age 48. On 18 Sep 1798, those who testified were: John WADE, age 44; Simon PAUFFENBARGER, age 33; John NEIGHKIRK, age 48; John HUFFMAN, age 53. And on 8 Nov 1798: William GOOD, age 60; John O’DANOLD, age 70. Then on 1 Dec 1798 came: Col. Charles BEATTY of full age. On 11 Feb 1799: Robert SMITH, age 61; Frederick ROHOR, age 44. The commissioners met on 8 Apr 1799 at the inn of Griffith HENDERSON in Hagerstown; and at the inn of Mathias KANODE in Sharpsburgh on 14 Aug 1799, testimony heard from William GOOD, age 60. On the 18th of Aug at same place, testimony by Jacob HESS, age 58; and Frederick ROHOR, age 44; David HARVEY, age 54; Abraham BAKER, age 57; Basil BEALL, age 46; John WILLHELMS, age 32; John HUFFMAN, age 53; Robert SMITH, age 60. On 2 Sep 1799, they met at the inn of John LANDLEY at the Crossroads and heard testimony from: Sarah CHAPLINE (sister of the parties); Simon PAUFFENBARGER, age 34; David GROVE, age 45; and on 13 Sep 1799 at same location, heard from: Philip GROVE, age 39; Christopher ORENDORFF, age 47. On 4 Oct 1799 at same location, heard from: Jeremiah CHAPLINE, age 40; William ROBERTS, age 55; Abraham GROVE, age 29; Peter HAMMOND, age 39; and on 4 Nov 1799: John NERBLE, age 63; Abraham BAKER, age 57. Sworn statements: Jonas HOGMIRE “of full age” testified to stone marker on 2 May 1816. On 5 Jun 1816, in the town of Sharpsburgh (Washington Co), appeared Joseph CHAPLINE, James CHAPLINE, Jacob HESS, Christopher ORNDORFF, David FURREY, John BUCHANAN, Frederick ROHRER (refused to be sworn), Robert SMITH (refused to be sworn) and Jacob MUMMA (refused to answer) for testimony. William Williams CHAPLINE d/ intestate (Joseph CHAPLINE, adm) Joseph CHAPLINE died with a will; his wife died soon after, but before John Jones HAYS. Joseph CHAPLINE - Washington Co, MD (Will 28 Apr 1821; 12 & 17 Apr 1822) w/ Mary Ann Christianna Abigail CHAPLINE ...nephew - John Jones HAYS, 1,000 acres, named as executor witnesses: George SMITH, Hetty CRONIN, David ALLEN. ============= John J. HAYS, dec'd (will not dated, filed 28 Jul 1823) widow - Sophia B. HAYS and son/ John Jones HAYS (dec'd since his father, before Dec 1829) bro/ Adam HAYS, dec'd - his 6 children .......Theodotia HAYS .......Sarah CHAPLINE .......Jane CHAPLINE .......Joseph G.? HAYS .......Joseph Chapline HAYS, minor (guardian, Joseph C. HAYS) .......________ HAYS, minor (guardian, Joseph C. HAYS) bro/ Nathan HAYS bro/ Joseph C. HAYS (gave medical books, apparatus) uncle - Joseph CHAPLINE, dec'd aunt - Jane CHAPLINE aunt - Sarah CHAPLINE mother (was a CHAPLINE) Exec/ William PRICE; witnesses: Thomas B. HALL, Robert POTTENGER and Joseph SMITH. ============== James CHAPLINE d/ bef Dec 1829 intestate and insolvant, previously moving with his family to the Western Country with no administration because he had no personal or other estate. He did leave the following 6 children who were all “non-residents” - d/ Aletha (Chapline), now w/o William WALLACE d/ Romena (Chapline), now w/o John MISER s/ Joseph CHAPLINE s/ Heros CHAPLINE s/ Atlas CHAPLINE s/ Cyrus CHAPLINE ================== David FURRY died c March 1809 with a will David FURRY of Washington County, d/ Mar 1809 (will 20 Sep 1807; 17 Mar 1809) widow - Magdalena and 3 children, s/ John FURRY - his children .....Martin FURRY .....Elizabeth FURRY d/ Barbary w/o John PLECHER d/ Nancy w/o Henry NIGHKIRK - (left Nancy land purchased from James CHAPLINE) Exec/ Daniel KEEDY and John KEEDY; Witnesses: John ROCKFIELD, Jacob GETTING and Henry GETTING. Daniel KEEDY has since died (before Dec 1829) leaving John KEEDY as surviving executor. Since Furry’s death, Henry and Nancy (Furry) NEIGHKIRK have been in possession of the land. ======================== Robert SMITH d/ c 1818 (will 20 May 1816; 28 Oct 1818) to John REYNOLDS and wife Mary (house in Hagerstown where they live) ......their son, John REYNOLDS Jr niece/ Susannah TAIS niece/ Margaret w/o Martin HITT - Ohio - their children .........Samuel Merrit HITT - Ohio .........Thomas Smith HITT - Ohio? negro slave, JOHN - to be freed 3 months after Smith’s death Exec/ Samuel Merrit HITT and friend, Archibald M. WAUGH; Witnesses: Richard RAGAN, John KENNEDY and Hugh KENNEDY. Samuel Merrit HITT, who was devised lands, immediately took possession after the death of Smith, receiving the profits thereof. Archibald M. WAUGH has since died (before Dec 1829), leaving HITT as surviving executor. ===================== Christian ORNDORFF and Jacob HESS also died many years ago; but, their heirs are scattered over the United States and the names of most of them are unknown (this said Dec 1829).
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