Jeremiah TARLTON ..vs.. Joseph OTHO, Richard and Matilda LAWRENCE Richard LAWRENCE d/ c Feb 1802 intestate, leaving widow - Elizabeth* and 4 children, - Joseph LAWRENCE - Otho LAWRENCE - Richard LAWRENCE, a minor - Matilda LAWRENCE, a minor Land - “Lawrence’s Purchase”, 313 ˝ acres, in Anne Arundel County. Richard LAWRENCE was indebted to Jeremiah TARLTON for 117 pounds, 6 shillings, 7 pence current money; Elizabeth, as administrator recovered some money and 362 pounds of Tobacco; but was not able to make the continual payments due. Richard LAWRENCE had been bound to Peggy LAWRENCE for 181 pounds on 4 Mar 1797. Other creditors were: James STEPHENS, William MARSHALL, George KEPHART, Adam MICHAEL, John NICHOLAS. Other business associates in 1797: Burgess NELSON, George SMITH (Blacksmith), William LEASE (Hauling to Baltimore); - in 1801, Henry NELSON (hauling mill goods), David WAY (Saddlery), Matthew STEENE (Blacksmith), Edward DORSEY of Eli, Austin BROTHERS, Jonathan DAVIS (hauling wheat), Henry THOMPSON, Thomas HICKSON (Shoe & Boot Maker), William COALE (Blacksmith), Charles HURSTON and Daniel McEVERS (Clothing Merchants), Greenberry SHIPLEY and surnames of HYATT, HOBBS, DUVALL, LARKIN, PLUMMER, WARFIELD, RATLIFF; - in 1802, George BROWN of Rocksbury Mills; Benjamin OGLE (Merchant), John Stephen HALL (grains), John CLAY (hauling to Baltimore and repairing wagon wheels), John GREEN (Merchant), Philip ROHR (Wagon Repairs), Luke MERCIER (hauling), Jacob CHAMPER (hauling grains to Baltimore), James GILLINGHAN (Blacksmith 1793-1800, Baltimore Co in 1803); Mordicai Vore/Voir SHOEMAKER in 1804; Benjamin, Amos and William FARQUAHAR of Frederick Co in 1808. Sep 1800 - Richard LAWRENCE ..vs.. Leavin LAWRENCE of Anne Arundel County Survey of "Dorsey’s Grove", 1030 acres, plats, May 1802. By 25 Sep 1809, son Richard was of age (21) and Joseph LAWRENCE was guardian of Matilda (til 18). Land was in Frederick and Anne Arundel Counties and the family wanted to sell the Anne Arundel land to pay off debts. On 13 Mar 1810, Otho LAWRENCE was appointed guardian of Matilda; bonded as trustees were Otho LAWRENCE and Joshua DORSEY. Trustee was Otho LAWRENCE. *Elizabeth as “Tenant in Dower” later married Robert BENNETT of Frederick County, MD. She was about 40 years of age when she agreed to accept monetary compensation for her dower. After a failed sale, a private sale was made to Dr. Lloyd T. HAMMOND on 29 Mar 1811 for $7,102.22 ($22.66/ac); John Chew THOMAS extended bond with Hammond. By 15 Apr 1811, Jeremiah TARLTON was in Scott Co, Kentucky, when he claimed no receipt of judgment. On 21 Sep 1811, Basil OWINGS of Christopher was in Baltimore Co, MD when he also claimed no receipt of settlement.
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