Abijah SWEARINGHAM vs Otho WILLIAMS (of Baltimore Town) & Elie WILLIAMS, execs/of John STULL, all the rest of Washington County Isaac STULL of Frederick County possessed 1/2 part of tract "Resurvey on Whiskey". On 1 Jun 1769, he contracted with his brother, John STULL, for the sale; whereby, John issued bonds to his brother Isaac, conditioned for the payment. Before the conveyance was made, Isaac STULL died, unmarried and w/o issue - Washington county bro/ John STULL sis/ Susannah, w/o Charles SWEARINGHAM - her son, .......Abijah SWEARINGHAM/SWEARINGER bro/ Jacob STULL (if he returns within ten years) sis/ Margaret, wid/o Peter WHITE All lived in Washington County. Isaac died of smallpox in the house of John STULL; Susannah WEST nursed Issac during his final days (8-21 days of illness). Besides the nurse, others present when Isaac signed his will were: John WILT, Charles SWEARINGER, Thomas BROOKE (who wrote it) and Isaacís mother, who is now dead. Testimony was heard on 28 Sep 1792 at the courthouse in Elizabeth Town (Hagerstown); those giving testimony were: Margaret WHITE, age 56, the widow of Peter WHITE of Washington Co, sister to John Stall; and Mrs. Susannah Swearinger w/o Charles; Henry WILT of Cumberland Co, PA, labourer, age 43. The next day, at the same location, testimony was given by: John WILT Cumberland Co, PA, millwright, age 46. Thomas SMITH, a farmer of Washington Co, age 52, had a brother, James SMITH, who moved to Carolina about 13 years ago (8 Jan 1793), and since to Georgia; Thomas testified to finding a paper his brother left behind concerning the Stulls. Conrad HOGMIRE, a farmer of Washington Co, age 67, testified Jacob STULL moved away about 1760; and knew Charles SWEARINGER since 1740 when a little boy, always was his neighbor, living about 3 miles away, and knew him to be honest. He also stated John was abusive to his sister (Swearinger). In addition, he stated Colonel John STULL had an elder brother, Daniel STULL, who built the brick house where John lived. On 9 Jan 1793 in the same place, testimony was heard from Robert SMITH, a farmer of Washington Co, age 54. He stated John STULL died about 2 years ago and was an overbearing man; stated Charles SWEARINGER was a farmer of Washington County, age 57. He testified John STULL was away at the time Isaac signed his will; and John STULLís wife was ill and had very small children in the house. Mrs. Ruth BAINBRIDGE, sister to John Stullís first wife, attended her sister during her illness. (Notated as not recorded) Note - Of the five folders, this abstract was only done on folder 1, pages 1-33; there was much more to be found.
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