George Jacob SCHLEY vs Estate of Josiah RUSSELL George Jacob SCHLEY became surety for Josiah RUSSELL for 200 pounds to Jacob BAYER on 20 Jan 1778, for Bayer’s house and Lot# 63 in Frederick Town. On 8 Apr 1778, Josiah Russell and Adam FISHER, both of Frederick Town, became bound to Catherine BOYER for 500 pounds cm of Maryland. Russell owed Schley for an outstanding debt of 330 pounds, 17 shillings continental money. Josiah RUSSELL died without any known heirs and afterward, Abner RITCHIE was named Trustee to sell the real estate. The property was sold on 2 May 1799 to Abraham GAFFSON/HOFFSON with William M. HAFF/HOFF as his surety. There was also a petition of Zachariah KOONE, administrator of Ann HORSEY/HERSEY of Somerset County (from 8 Oct 1801), for a remaining debt, of 27 pounds, 17 shillings, 9 pence and ¾ penny, in the real estate of Josiah and Mary RUSSELL, deceased.
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