Andrew BLACK d/ 1791 (will filed 31 Oct 1791), leaving widow - Catharine and children, - Joseph BLACK - Polly BLACK Appointed widow and son, Joseph, as executors. Joseph was not of age yet, so Catharine handled the affairs until then. When Joseph took over, he was accused of “wasting” the estate. He was indebted to Nicholas FRINGER to pay his sister Polly her share. He also had many creditors, some to cover a mortgage to Christian KUHN and Henry GROFF dtd 31 Jan 1804. Other transactions included Henry KUHN of Frederick Town, who served as trustee, Paul COONTZ, Patrick CRETIN’s wife, and a note by Joseph BLACK and Christian KUHN/COON Sr. to Henry VALENTINE dtd 10 Sep 1799 and witnessed by Jacob VALENTINE. Joseph BLACK d/ Jun 1801 - lived in Taneytown, left widow - Elizabeth (administrator and guardian) and 3 children, - Elizabeth BLACK, a minor - Matilda BLACK, a minor - Andrew BLACK, a minor Land - “Valentine’s Good Will”, 85+ acres; - “Kingston Stead”, 31+ acres. Total land was 117 ¼ acres, subject to dower; sale held 16 Mar 1806 with Christian KUHN as highest bidder for 540 pounds; finalized 9 Dec 1809.
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