Frederick County, Maryland
These are abstracts from Equity Court Records of Frederick County, Maryland,
Liber HS-3; many times providing family data on the defendant and sometimes on
persons not mentioned on the docket. Some of the listings are quite informative
while others, being dismissed, may only have the date and name of plantiff and
defendant. However, the cases brought before the judge consisted of sworn testimony
and each one holds a story. Perhaps you will find a story connected to your search.
[Records Located at Maryland State Archives)
- 1-13 - SMITH, RIFE, WEISE/WISE/WHITE, OTTER, SLUSS - Feb 1836
- George WINTER vs Estate of Jacob WISE/WEISE/WHITE
- Sale of Real Estate
George SMITH, dec'd (will 8 May 1793), leaving
s/ John SMITH d/ intestate, leaving
...s/ David SMITH and w/ Mary - Bedford Co, PA
...d/ Sophia SMITH, now w/o Jacob RIFE - Emmitsburg
John inherited 1/6 part of 139+ acres from his father.
Jacob WEISE/WHITE d/ intestate, leaving
s/ George Michael WEISE (age abt 7)
Guardian was George WINTER.
Land - "Second Resurvey on Cattail Branch", 1/6 share of
139+ acres, being an undivided part containing 23+ acres
laid out for John SMITH; half from Jacob RIFE (w/ Sophia)
of Emmitsburgh in 1815; the other half from David SMITH
(w/ Mary) of Bedford Co, PA in 1830.
Commissioners were Doctor Jefferson SHIELDS, Lewis MOTTER
and Samuel BAUMGARDNER, to determine if property could be
rented out until the minor child became of age or, if in
such disrepair, would better be sold and monies invested
for the minor child.
Guardian appointed was William OTTER; trustee was Richard
H. MARSHALL. Sale was held in Emmitsburgh at the tavern
of David AGNEW; high bidder was Michael SLUSS? at $1,413.60;
guardian received for the minor child, $1,309.72; finalized
12 Aug 1836.
(Note - problem with reduced pages started before page 14.)
- 14-29 - KELLER, KUNKLE, STAUFFER, REICH, BARTGIS, EADER, CAUBLY - Jan 1836
- John KUNKLE, pro chien ami for C.J. KELLER and others
vs Jonathan KELLER and others
Frederick KELLER, dec'd
widow - Catharine and 4 minor children,
- Charles John KELLER
- Dewit Clinton KELLER
- Eugenia KELLER
- Elizabeth KELLER
Land sold in 1834 - to Joseph STAUFFER, 140 acres,
(Frederick KELLER's residence) at $3,815;
- Catharine KELLER, 59 acres at $767, where she lived and
used as a tavern, lies 2 1/2 miles east of Frederick,
adjoining the Frederick and Hagerstown Turnpike;
- to Philip REICH, 3+ acres at $136;
all conveyed from Jonathan EADER, trustee, for the estate
of Frederick KELLER.
Catharine KELLER died in Sep 1835, intestate, leaving the
same minor children. She also possessed 1/8 of an undivided
10 acres, from her father's estate; lies on south side of
Baltimore and Hagerstown Turnpike and opposite Mrs. Dorcas
COOKERLY's White Tavern, about 2+ miles east of Frederick.
Guardian was Mathias E. BARTGIS; trustee was Jonathan EADER;
on 5 Mar 1836, at the tavern of John DILL, sale was made to
Samuel CAUBLY and Samuel DUEN at $2,100. The one undivided
eight part of the ten acre lot was sold to Philip REICH at
$60. Each 1/4 share was $494.93; finalized 9 Jun 1836.
- 29-40 - RIGHTER, CRONISE, STIMMELL, RHINEHART, WARING - Jan 1837
- Jacob CRONISE vs Susan RIGHTER - Sale of Real Estate
Anthony RIGHTER d/ Oct 1836 intestate, leaving
d/ Susan RIGHTER, a minor
Land - Small Gains", Lot #2, < 1 acre, to Jacob CRONISE
and Anthony RIGHTER, as tenants in common, by deed from
Henry WARING and w/ Millicent of Montgomery County in
Sep 1835; lies on southeast side of Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad and northwest of the road from Frederick Town
to NOLAND's Ferry and next to "Addition to Carrollton".
Guardian was James RAYMOND. Testimony was given by Joseph
STIMMELL; trustee was Nicholas H. PITTS. On 15 Apr 1837,
sale was made to David RHINEHART at $208. Jacob CRONISE
and Susan RIGHTER each received $112.73; finalized 15 Jun
- 40-52 - KLINHART, SIMPSON, DILL, SLAVE, HARDING, SANDERSON - Feb 1836
- Lewis SIMPSON and others by Joshua DILL, pro ami
- Petition to Sell
Francis KLINHART, dec'd of Frederick Town
(will 24 Jul 1827; 20 Sep 1827)
s/ Frederick KLINHART
d/ Wilheminia w/o Thomas SIMPSON
d/ Mary DILL (residue of estate to her heirs)
son-in-law - Joshua DILL (household goods for the use
of Wilheminia, but for safekeeping from her husband's debts)
SLAVES - negro woman SALLY (age 38), to be freed for her
To be buried at English Presbyterian Church.
Land - To purchase a house and lot in Frederick Town for son
Frederick to live in, then be divided amongst his children upon
- Lot #126 (62x195) in Frederick Town to daughter Wilheminia,
then be divided amongst her children upon her death, repairs
to be made (to Klinhart from Henry HOFFSTATLER in 1807).
- Lot in Frederick Town adjoining the burying ground of the
English Presbyterian Church, from Clarissa STEINER.
- Lots #335 thru 340 in Frederick Town, from Martin WALTZ in
1797; to be sold at public sale.
Executors were Joshua DILL and Henry BANTZ Jr.
Witnesses: G. M. EICHELBERTER, Frederick NUSZ and John McDONALD.
Thomas SIMPSON d/ Jan 1835
w/ Wilhelmina (KLINHART) d/ Jan 1835 (after husband),
leaving 3 minor children
- Lewis SIMPSON
- Julian SIMPSON
- Samuel SIMPSON
Guardian was James M. HARDING; trustee was John DILL.
In Feb 1836, sale was made to William R. SANDERSON at $530.
Joshua DILL was given the balance of $415.14 for the minor
children, as their guardian; finalized 5 May 1836.
- 52-65 - MAGRUDER, CASTLE, PRICHARD, MARTIN, SIFFORD, BECKENBAUGH - Mar 1836
- Phineas PRICHARD vs Elias L. MAGRUDER and others - Title
Land - "Christy's Folly", 1 acre, next to "Oxford"; and
"Oxford", next to George STOTTLEMYER's land to road leading
from Kittoctin Birzo? to Shoulesburgh, then to road to John
MARSHALL's line; conveyed from John BECKENBAUGH in 1823.
In an 1824 agreement, John R. MAGRUDER and Thomas CASTLE,
as tenants in common, agreed to sell 6 acres, previously
in the possession of Henry MARTIN, to Phineas PRICHARD.
John R. MAGRUDER d/ Dec 1829, leaving children,
- Elias L. MAGRUDER - Out of State
- Edward MAGRUDER
- Elizabeth MAGRUDER
- John A. MAGRUDER
- Henry MAGRUDER
- Hezekiah MAGRUDER
- Sarah Ann MAGRUDER
On 14 Jul 1837, testimony was given by John SIFFORD;
commission was to appoint a trustee to make deed to
Phineas PRITCHARD; closed Feb 1837.
- 65-89 - BISER, SLIFER, GAVER, WILLIARD, KELLER, MOTTER,
FLOOK, SHAFER, SHAFER, RAMSBURG, KEMP, DAMON, MILLER, CLAGETT - Feb 1836
- Tilghman BISER vs Samuel SLIFER and Others
Daniel BISER SR. - (will 13 Aug 1817, 20 Oct 1817)
s/ Jacob BISER
s/ John BISER
s/ Daniel BISER
d/ Mary GAVER
d/ Catharine WILLIARD
d/ Elizabeth KELLER
d/ Susannah MOTTER
d/ Esther FLOOK
d/ Eva SHAFER
Land - "Surveyor's Industry", 79+ acres (to son Jacob);
- "Surveyor's Industry" (?), 140+ acres, where son John
now resides (to son John);
- "Surveyor's Industry" (part remaining) and "The Nipple"
(to son Daniel);
- land from Michael EASTERDAY (to dau/ Mary).
Executors: sons Jacob and John.
Witnesses: Henry BURKITT, Philip FINK, Jacob SLIFER, Eli
JAMES and George FREISE.
Jacob BISER and John BISER presented the will.
John BISER d/ 8 Aug 1835 intestate, leaving
widow - Lydia and 5 children,
- Tilghman BISER
- Sally (Biser) w/o Emanual SLIFER
- John G. BISER, a minor
- Thomas BISER, a minor
- Mary BISER, a minor
Administrator was Tilghman BISER.
Land - "Forrest of Needwood", 10+ acres, from John Dawson
GARROTT (w/ Priscilla) in 1807 (to him from Mary GATES in
1809 for 22 acres);
- "Alexandria", 150+ acres, to Daniel BISER from Enos GARROTT
(w/ Eleanor) in 1804;
- "Sword's March" and "Fielderea Manor", 43 acres, from
Thomas John CLAGETT (w/ Sophia) in 1821 (which he
received from his father, Thomas John CLAGETT Sr. of
Prince George's County), lies next to "Resurvey on
- "The Two Sisters", 84+ acres, from Esther DAMON*; except
for one acre already sold to Solomon FINK (deed also
appears to have been signed by Mary Gertrude KEMP).
Also, 3 1/2 acres of same tract from Susannah MILLER in
*Christian KEMP died with a will written 7 Nov 1789, leaving
land, "Kemp's Long Meadow" and "Kemp's Content", to his two
daughters, Esther and Susannah. They had the two tracts
resurveyed into one tract in 1792 and renamed it "The Two
Sisters", containing 169 acres.
On 2 Mar 1836, testimony was heard from Henry MILLER.
Guardian was Daniel S. BISER; trustee was Tilghman BISER.
On 28 Mar 1836, at William KNOX's(?) tavern in Burkittsville,
sale was made to Henry SHAFER for the farm where John BISER
had resided, containing 193+ acres, at $11,036.02; Isaac
RAMSBURG was purchaser of 84+ acres at $4,228.38; total
On 3 Mar 1836, Lemuel/Samuel SLIFER Sr. testified he knew
Lydia BISER, the widow, and she was 52 years old. The widow
received 2/17 in lieu of her dower, $1,851.73; each 1/5
share, $2,777.60; finalized 9 Jun 1836.
(Also see HS-2, 414-439 and 92-121)
- 89-152 - BEALL, SWEARINGEN, WILLIAMS, GRIFFITH, AYDENLOT,
EDWARDS, TURNER, SLAVES, SPRIGG, BENTLY, LYLES, GRAFF,
McPHERSON, JOHNSON - Mar 1825
- Tabitha SWEARINGEN of Mason Co, VA vs Estate of Otho SPRIGG
In 1779, Joseph BEALL had sold "Fat Oxen", 293 acres to
Charles BEALL, the former husband of Tabitha SWEARINGEN.
Charles BEALL d/ 1790 (will 23 Oct 1783; 5 Mar 1790)
w/ Tabitha (Beall) and 6 children,
1/ Priscilla (Beall), dec'd w/o Edward O. WILLIAMS - VA
...d/ Eleanor WILLIAMS (d/ Jan 1820) w/o Cornelius GRIFFITH
------their 2 children - Alexandria, DC
---------Edward Cabell GRIFFITH, a minor
---------Eliza GRIFFITH, a minor
...d/ Eliza WILLIAMS (d/ Mar 1819) w/o Benjamin AYDENLOT
------their child - Corydon, IN
---------Eleanor Priscilla AYDENLOT, a minor
...s/ Charles B. WILLIAMS (d/ abt May 1825) - VA
------his 4 children - VA
---------Lydia WILLIAMS, a minor
---------Edward O. WILLIAMS, a minor
---------Rawleigh WILLIAMS, a minor
---------Priscilla E. WILLIAMS, a minor
2/ Susanna (Beall), now w/o Headon EDWARDS - KY in 1800
3/ Asa BEALL - KY in 1800
4/ Betsy (Beall), now w/o Richard TURNER - Montgomery Co in 1801
5/ Bysey BEALL d/ betw 1783-1790, no issue
6/ Sarah BEALL d/ betw 1783-1790, no issue
SLAVES - negroes, GAMBIA?, JACOB, BOB (to wife;
but to be sold after wife's death);
- FLORA and her d/ MILLA (to d/ Priscilla);
- HANNAH and mulatto girl PAUL (to d/ Susannah);
- lad JOHN and mulatto girl CATE (to s/ Asa);
- lad LON/LEN and child BETT (to d/ Betsy);
- girl LUCE? (to d/ Bysey);
- girl DELLA and boy NAT? (to d/ Sarah).
He appointed Hardage LANE of Virginia and Alexander
CULBRETH/CATLETT of Montgomery County, Maryland to sell
the Montgomery lands; however, they never made the sales
and have since died. The proceeds were to be used to
purchase land in the "back lands" of Virginia and be
divided among his children.
(Spouses and grandchildren not listed in will.)
Executrix was his wife, Tabitha.
Witnesses: Ninian BEALL, Joseph BEALL, James KENDALL.
In 1791, Tabitha, along with Joseph BEALL, made agreement
to sell the 314 acres to Thomas SPRIGG.
Joseph BEALL (s/o Ninian) d/ 1799 (25 Apr 1798; 28 Oct 1799)
widow - Rachel and 2 children,
d/ Tabitha BEALL
...her younger daughters (not in their father's will)
s/ Nathan BEALL - KY in 1800
Land - "Lost and Found", and land lying on the East side
of Bennett's Creek (except widow Rachel to have the Old
Meadow for her life estate). Nathan to have widow's estate
after her death and the undivided residue from the other
Executors were the widow, daughter, grandson Asa BEALL and
friend Elisha BEALL. Witnesses: James KENDALL, James
BREADY, William KENDALL, John PETER.
In 1800, Nathan BEALL, Susannah and Headon EDWARDS and
Asa BEALL sold their shares to Thomas SPRIGG.
In 1801, Elizabeth and Richard TURNER sold their share of
"Marry Makes One" to Thomas SPRIGG; lies next to "Fat
Oxen" and "This Is The Way" (surveyed for Elisha BEALL
in 1786) and the dividing line between land of Joseph
BEALL, Tabitha BEALL and Elisha BEALL. Also, 1/4 share
of "Choice Improved Resurvey" and "Margaret's Delight"
(surveyed for Margaret TURNER in 1769).
Capt. Thomas SPRIGG d/ summer of 1810, intestate, leaving,
widow - Lucy Belt SPRIGG (d/ abt May 1826)
d/ Lithania, dec'd w/o John SPRIGG - Montgomery County
...their 6 children,
.....Martha Elizabeth SPRIGG, a minor
.....Randolph SPRIGG, a minor
.....Jane SPRIGG, a minor (d/ abt Apr 1826)
.....Ann Maria SPRIGG, a minor (d/ aft her mother & bef Mar 1825)
.....Edward Thomas SPRIGG, a minor (d/ aft his mother & bef Mar 1825)
s/ Otho SPRIGG (d/ bef his mother), leaving
...w/ Ann W. and 6 mnior children,
.....Thomas O. SPRIGG
.....Elie Dorsey SPRIGG
.....Sarah Ann SPRIGG
d/ Harriet w/o Eli P. BENTLY
d/ ________ HURSTONS*, dec'd
.....Maria w/o Marcus Y. GRAFF
.....Juliet w/o Robert LYLES - Montgomery County
Administrator was Otho SPRIGG.
Spriggs Land - "I Am Loser Still", 496 acres, from
Willilam Murdoch BEALL (w/ Mary) in 1790;
- "Resurvey on Hope", from Thomas DARNELL in 1793
to establish property lines (granted to Richard
BENNETT in 1723); adjoins previous tract.
- "Resurvey on Fat Oxen", 53 acres, from Jeremiah
LINTON (w/ Ruth) in 1802 (Jeremiah was son & heir
of Samuel LINTON).
Before Otho's death, he had purchased Harriet's share
and Juliet LYLES' share.
Guardian for Lithania SPRIGG's children was Joseph A.
JOHNSON; Ann W. SPRIGG was guardian for her children.
Trustee was William SCHLEY. On 30 Sep 1826, an undivided
3/4 share (639 1/2 acres of Otho's part) was sold to
Col. John McPHERSON at $8,956.50, free of dower as the
widow has died; Tabitha received $1,793.73 as her portion
from a lien; other creditors were paid and there remained
$6,595.46 in the hands of the trustee after the first audit;
file ended 4 Jan 1831.
*Note - FCML shows
Maria HURSTONS m/ Marcus Y. GRAFF 9 Nov 1818
- 152-165 - REED, POFFENBERGER, BANTZ, RIGNEY, WALLING, HOGG,
FOUT, BRENGLE, KENEGA - Jan 1837
- Gideon BANTZ as guardian to Heirs of REED
Jacob REED d/ bef Jul 1829 intestate, leaving
widow - Susanna and 4 children,
- Mary Jane REED, a minor
- John REED, a minor
- Elvina REED, a minor
- Isaac REED, a minor
In 31 Jul 1829, dower land was laid off for the widow,
who later married Jacob POFFENBERGER and died in the
Fall of 1836.
On 15 Aug 1832, Gideon BANTZ was appointed guardian for
the minor children listed above.
Land - Widow's dower consisted of Log House and 16 acres,
on Baltimore and Frederick Turnpike;
- a Log House and lot of 5 acres and 1/2 acre Lot;
- Log House and Lot <1 acre;
- a full lot fronting Church Street running back to Church
Street with a 2-story Stone House (subject to Mrs. FOUTZ's
dower) on Patrick Street and a Log House on Church Street.
Residue of Jacob Reed's estate consisted of farm, 56 acres;
- Log House on wooded lot on Linganore Hill, 34 acres;
- House and parts of 2 lots on north end of Market Street;
- 2-Story Brick House near Market Street Bridge;
- 3 Lots on Market Street, adjoining property of John WALLING,
Henry KOONTZ and others.
Guardian was William H. RIGNEY. On 20 Feb 1837, testimony
was heard from James WALLLING. Trustee was Gideon BANTZ;
sale made to Samuel R. HOGG for two-story stone house on Patrick
St at $1,035; to Mary FOUT for the south end of the lot fronting
Church St with incumbrance of dower at $200; to Alfred BRENGLE
for the lot of 5 1/2 acres with log dwelling on the road to
Baltimore at $105/acre; to Alfred BRENGLE for the lot of 16 acres
on the opposite side of the road at $70/acre; to David KENEGA
for the log tenement with 30 perches at $200; total sales was
$3,037.50. Each 1/4 share, $718.46; finalized 17 Aug 1837.
- 166-184 - HENRY, ORNDORFF, FORMWALT, LANTZ, WEBB - Nov 1835
- John FORMWALT and Joseph ORNDORFF vs Francis HENRY - Foreclosure
Francis HENRY and w/ Elizabeth mortgaged their property with
John FORMWALT, Joseph ORNDORFF and Joseph LANTZ as sureties.
The Henrys have since moved out of state with debt still due.
Land - Lot #6 and 7 of "Fanny's Meadow", from William OURSLER in 1824,
runs to NE corner of Cherry Alley, the turnpike road leading from Westminster to
Taneytown and Union Alley.
- also Lot #5 from Nicholas OGG, purchased by Joseph ORNDORFF by judgement
sale against Francis HENRY and Joseph LANTZ in Sep 1835.
Trustee was Joseph ORNDORFF; on 22 Oct 1836, sale made to George WEBB for
dower rights of Lot #5 at $1.25; Lots #6 and 7 were sold to George ORNDORFF at
$1,700; after debts, $465.04 went to Francis HENRY; finalized 16 Mar 1837.
- 184-234 - SMITH, McPHERSON, BRIEN, TYLER, JOHNSON, PRICE, ROSS, etc - Jan 1830
- John, Horatio and Edward B. McPHERSON vs Wm. S. McPHERSON and others
James SMITH, merchant, d/ c1803 intestate, leaving only heir,
d/ Sarah (d/ Jul 1821) w/o Col. John McPHERSON (d/ Nov 1829)
- their 8 children,
.....John McPHERSON Jr. (trustee for brother James)
.....Horatio McPHERSON (d/ before May 1837)
.....Edward B. McPHERSON
.....James S. McPHERSON (declared insolvent)
.....Harriet, d/ Apr 1826 intestate, w/o John BRIEN
........s/ Robert Coleman BRIEN
........s/ John McPherson BRIEN
........s/ Henry Augustus BRIEN
........s/ Edward BRIEN, a minor (not shown in distribution)
........s/ William Coleman BRIEN, a minor
........s/ Harriet BRIEN, a minor (not shown in distribution)
.....Robert G. McPHERSON, d/ 1824 intestate, leaving
........w/ Maria (now w/o William Bradley TYLER)
........d/ Catharine McPHERSON, a minor
........s/ Robert G. McPHERSON, a minor
........s/ John Hanson Thomas McPHERSON, a minor
.....William S. McPHERSON
.....Alexander McPHERSON, d/ Feb 1825 intestate, leaving
........w/ Matilda and 3 children - Baltimore County
........d/ Catharine McPHERSON, a minor
........s/ John McPHERSON, a minor
........d/ Matilda McPHERSON, a minor
In Jun 1821, Sarah and John McPHERSON conveyed to
their son, William S. McPHERSON, a house and lot
in Frederick Town; and to son Alexander, real
estate which he later sold to Worthington JOHNSON.
Lands of James SMITH which descended to his daughter -
- Lot #159, 160 and 161 in Frederick Town, fronting
south side of All Saints Street and continuing on west
side of Market Street, from Eleanor CHARLTON, exec/of
Arthur CHARLTON in 1773 (1/6 part from Abraham FAW
(w/ Mary Ann) in 1791 (to son William for their life
estate and care in 1821).
- "Resurvey on Locust Level", Lot #31, 77+ acres, from
William COOK, esquire of Baltimore and Benjamin DULANEY
of Alexandria, VA and Rebecca DULANEY of Newport, Rhode
Island, widow of Daniel DULANEY, in 1801; also Lot #32,
11+ acres; Lot #33, 209 acres; and and #34, 132 acres
(to son Alexander for the care of his parents); lies
on road from Frederick Town to George Town; Lot #32
lies on road from Frederick to Noland's Ferry on the
Potomac River. Lots in Frederick Town (numbers not
given) lie on West All Saints St and back to South Street;
neighbors were George Jacob SCHLEY and Richard POTTS,
- part of Lot #177 and #178 and dwelling house on Market
St in Frederick Town, from the son and widow of Jacob
MICHAEL, William MICHAEL and Catharine, now w/o Philip
Jacob LOTT in 1795.
- Lot #22 in Frederick Town, from William KING (w/ Elizabeth
Anne) of George Town in the District of Columbia in 1792;
except the part conveyed by William THOMAS (s/o Hugh THOMAS)
to Doctor Philip THOMAS in 1790).
Plantiffs petitioned for sale of real estate and claimed William
S. and Alexander had already received their share and should not
receive any further part of their mother's estate.
Guardian for the Brien children was Benjamin PRICE, esquire; for
Alexander's children, William ROSS; and for Robert's children,
William Bradley TYLER.
Trustees were William S. McPHERSON and Horatio McPHERSON; sales to
- Henry NIXDORF for stone house and lot in Bentz Town at $640;
- Henry NIXDORF for house and lot near William SMALL's brewery
fronting All Saints Street at $301;
- Evan CARMACK for lot on South Street at $316.
On 17 Mar 1832, another sale held, buyers were
- John BRIEN for 5+ acres at $2,122;
- Worthington JOHNSON for 18+ acres at $50/acre;
- John McPHERSON for unimproved lot on Market Street opposite
George W. ENT at $400.
Private sales were made to
- Samuel MEGAN for lot at "Cannon Hill" on All Saints Street
- William Bradley TYLER for two brick houses and lots on Market
Street at $6,750;
- William Bradley TYLER for 65+ acres at $65/acre;
- John McPHERSON for the Linton Farm, 198 acres, adjoining the
lands of Elisha BEALL, John MONTGOMERY Zadock FOWLER, at $1,080;
- Henry NIXDORF for 80 acre farm on Bennett's Creek for $400,
adjoining the lands of Richard JOHNSON and Charles JOHNSON.
On 6 Jul 1833, public sale made to
- Edward B. McPHERSON for six lots (#3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13) on
South Street at $354;
- James MEGAN (at private sale) for three lots, plots 1 and 2 on
South Street and plot 2 on All Saints Street at $250;
- John McPHERSON (private sale) for 16 remaining lots, #6-10 on
South Street and #3-13 on All Saints Street at $500.
On 28 Jul 1834, Catharine Worthington ROSS gave testimony she
was at the bedside of Mrs. McPHERSON, the widow of the late
Colonel, and, through her labored breathing, said in part
"George BAER has been here. I have secured Matilda (Alexander's
wife) a good home and I have given to my son, the doctor, the
stone house as compensation to him for his kindness to me. He
has attended me long and has made no charge. He has been my
friend, my doctor and my nurse and I have given him the ole
stone house which was my father's as a compensation and fee
for his professional services and his affection and attention
Also, John McPHERSON Jr testified to witnessing the deed to
William Smith McPHERSON. He also claimed his mother told him
since William had Smith in his name and in consideration of
his services to her as a physician, she wished to give her
father's house to him and asked if that was how the deed read
since she was too weak to sit up and read it. He said William
was very devoted to his mother and sat up with her night after
night. The next day, testimony was heard from Dr. John BALTZELL.
On 11 Feb 1834, Bolton JACKSON petitioned to be substituted
as purchaser in place of John BRIEN, dec'd. After John BRIEN
died, John McPHERSON and John R. DOLL were administrators; John
McPHERSON was made trustee to sell his real estate to cover his
debts; property was sold to Edward B. McPHERSON who later sold
it to Bolton JACKSON of Baltimore.
Each 1/8 share, $2,169.34; finalized 20 May 1837.
- 234-255 - LIND - LICHTENWALTER, SWOPE, ROBERTS, STAUFFER, etc - Jan 1836
- John McKALEB, Nicholas LIND and John R. BOGEN vs William ROBERTS et al
John LIND d/ 20 Dec 1834 intestate, leaving
widow - Judith and only child,
- George Washington LIND, a minor
Administrators were Abraham LICHTENWALTER and Juliet LIND.
William ROBERTS held a mortgage for John LIND, petitioners
Land - [A] "The Orchard", 1/2 acre, with a tavern house in
Union Town, conveyed from Peter STEM (w/ Nancy) in 1832 (to
them from Henry HINER and Abraham HITESHEW in 1830), on the
Great Road and part of original tract "Hard Grubbing";
previously from Moses SHAW to Philip HITESHEW; formerly from
Thomas MEDCALF to Earhart COVER in 1802; consists of large
dwelling house, brick stables, warehouse and other out buildings.
- [B] "Brothers Inheritance", 7+ acres, from John WILDAMOOD
or MILDERWOOD in 1832 (from Stephen BOWERS to James FISHER
- [C] ("Deerbought", 20+ acres, previously owned by Dr. Thomas
BOYER by right of his wife, Hannah BOYER,and divided in 1828
by agreement with John ROBERTS into lots) - Plot #5, 2 acres,
in Union Town on the corner of the alley leading to Daniel
Guardian was Henry SWOPE; trustee was Abraham LICHTENWALTER;
on 25 Jun 1836, sale made to William ROBERTS for [B] at $161.65;
to John ROBERTS for [C] at $12.75. On 29 Jul 1836, he sold
[A] to David STAUFFER at $510 at private sale. Total sales
were $684.38; proceeds short of debts, creditors paid part of
debt; finalized 16 Mar 1837.
- 255-278 - DORSEY, GRIMES, GAITHER - Dec 1830
- Evan DORSEY vs Roderick DORSEY - Division of Real Estate
Upton Lawrence DORSEY d/ 1829 intestate, leaving
widow - Janet and 2 minor children,
- Susan H. DORSEY
- Basil Evan DORSEY
- William James Higgins DORSEY
- Upton L. DORSEY
Administrator and guardian was Roderick DORSEY.
Land - "Resurvey on Drummond", 200 acres
- "Resurvey on Darbey's Delight, 11+ acres, next
to land of Basil DORSEY Sr (from Joshua WADDINGTON
of New York). Property had been divided into
five equal parts from estate of Basil DORSEY Sr.;
Upton received Lot #3 as stated above.
Trustee was John H. McELFRESH; on 9 Apr 1831, sale made
to Cornelius GRIMES for the Drummond farm at $8,366.24.
On 4 May 1831, William GAITHER petitioned to be named
purchaser instead of Grimes at the request of Grimes.
Debt paid to Casper MANTZ, assignee for Ormond HAMMOND Jr.
On 8 Jan 1831, Roderick DORSEY testified he knows the widow
and she is 35 years old; she received 2/15 before debts,
$2,217.66; after debts were paid, each of the four children
received $1,16.83; finalized 4 Jun 1835.
- 278-332 - HYATT, DAVIS, FOWLER, RICHARDS, PHILLIPS, NORWOOD, TABLER,
HALL, HULL, SLAVES, DORSEY - Oct 1835
- Asa HYATT, Levi PHILLIPS, George DAVIS and wife vs Estate of Ely HYATT
ELY HYATT d/ 22 Jul 1815 (will 22 Jul 1815; 7 Aug 1815), leaving
widow - Mary Ann and ten children (names not given in will)
s/ Asa HYATT
s/ William HYATT
d/ Elizabeth w/o George DAVIS
d/ Mary "Polly" w/o Elisha R. HYATT
d/ Charlotte w/o Thomas FOWLER, later w/o William RICHARDS
s/ Ely HYATT Jr ( b/ 1800)
d/ Susanna w/o John PHILLIPS
d/ Mary Ann w/o Ralph NORWOOD
s/ Samuel HYATT - Montgomery County
s/ Lloyd HYATT
Executors were Asa and William HYATT.
Witnesses: Charles McELFRESH, Levi PHILLIPS and
Land - "Addition to Discovery", 130 acres and "Trademan's
Valley", 30 acres in Montgomery County and 278 acres in
Frederick County, contiguous to each other.
(Total 471 1/2 acres)
Levi PHILLIPS of Montgomery County purchased the interests
of Samuel, Ely Jr, Mary and part of Williams; however, Ely
Jr was only 18 on 30 Dec 1818 when this commitment was made.
Ely Jr's share was also sold to Harry G. WATERS and Mul BURGEE
in 1823. Mul BURGEE died intestate with Barrick HALL as
In 1822 in Montgomery County, Levi PHILLIPS purchased
land from Sheriff William CLEMENTS for a fieri facias from
Frederick County court against William HYATT (William's
share of the Montgomery County property).
On 21 Dec 1825, John NELSON and William SCHLEY, as trustees,
sold to Lloyd HYATT for 81+ acres at $995; but Lloyd was
unable to comply with the terms and Barrick HULL became
responsible and was transferred as the purchaser in 1826.
On 7 Jan 1826, sale made to Levi PHILLIPS for 193+ acres
at $990.22; to George DAVIS for 196+ acres at $1,475.63.
In 1826, George DAVIS sold his wife's share to Lewis TABLER
and Abraham TABLER.
Mary HYATT (d/o Ely and w/o Elisha) petitioned the court for
her share as her husband was poor, could not provide for her
and her children, and had already spent her portion of her
father's estate (without her signature). She is disputing
Levi PHILLIPS' claim against her part and asking for any
remaining share (evidently the widow, her mother, died during
this time and her 1/3 of the estate would now go to her children.
Barrick HALL d/ Oct 1830
(Frederick Co will 8 Sep 1830; 21 Oct 1830)
widow - Mary
nephew - William B. DORSEY
nephew - Barrick HULL (s/o Thomas HULL)
SLAVES - negroes, CATE (for life)
- JOHN THOMAS (to be freed at age 25)
Land - Real Estate in Hyatts Town in Montgomery County;
to his wife, and after her death, to his nephew, William
Executors were widow, Mary HALL and Philemon L. McELFRESH.
Witnesses: Charles McELFRESH, Frederick LINTHICUM, Samuel
OWENS and Philip M. LINTHICUM.
The executors refused their duties and recommended Lewis
TABLER as administrator.
Barrick HALL still owed on the property. Petition to sell
the real esate to cover debts due. Trustee was L.P.W. BALCH;
on 16 Mar 1833, sale made to William B. DORSEY for 81+ acres
Barrick HALL's Distribution - proceeds short, each creditor
paid $.11 on the dollar. Asa and William were insolvent and
their shares were being held.
For HYATT's Distribution - widow received $2,138.36, but she
died, so this went to her children ($565.29). Each 1/10 share
after debts was $345.96; finalized 21 Dec 1835.
- 332-348 - RUNKLES, BROWER - Sep 1835
- Basil ROOT vs Estate of John RUNKLES
John RUNKLES d/ intestate, leaving 7 minor children,
d/ Hannah RUNKLES
d/ Elizabeth RUNKLES
s/ Washington RUNKLES
s/ John Brice RUNKLES
d/ Margaret Eve RUNKLES
s/ J. Thomas RUNKLES
d/ Sarah Ann RUNKLES
Administrator and guardian was Isaac BROWER.
Land - "Cold Friday", 38+ acres, from Cordelia H. DOWNEY
in 1834 for $47.50; next to land of Solomon BURALL and
road leading to Thomas B. OWINGS' Mill to William WORMAN's
- "Resurvey on Joshua's Lot Recitified", 55+ acres, 4+ acres,
30 acres; from John WIEANT/WIAND (w/ Hetty) in 1829; next to
land conveyed by Joshua WRIGHT and James McDANIEL.
On 11 Dec 1835 at the office of James M. HARDING in Frederick
city, testimony was given by Joel WOOD. Isaac BROWER also
testified and claimed he had known John RUNKLES for the past
On 16 Jan 1836, sale of the 130 acre farm in Liberty District
was made to Mary RUNKLES (the widow?) at $340. After debts,
each child received $.55; finalized 27 Feb 1838.
- 348-358 - MOORE, HAINES, CAUFFMAN/KAUFFMAN, LESCALETT,
ENGLE - Jul 1836
- William MOORE et al vs Christian MOORE et al
- Sale of Real Estate
Tobias MOORE (of Tobias) d/ Jun 1831
(will 11 Feb 1831; 13 Jun 1831)
widow - Elizabeth (recently died)
s/ William MOORE
d/ Elizabeth w/o Daniel HAINES
d/ Catharine MOORE
s/ John MOORE
s/ Christian MOORE - Out of State
s/ Henry MOORE - Out of State
d/ Margaret CAUFFMAN/KAUFFMAN - Out of State
granddaughter - d/ Susanna LESCALETT
Executor was son John MOORE who refused the duties.
Witnesses: Abner BAILLE, John MURRAY and Edward CRAWFORD.
Will was left with Evan L. CRAWFORD.
Land - Lots #22 and 23 of "Legh Castle", 157 acres, from
trustees, Samuel CHASE the Elder, James CLARKE, Joseph
G.J. BEND and John WEATHERBURN, all of Baltimore, for
the estate of Legh Hopkins MASTERS in Jan 1808; next
to "Link Spring", "Louisa's Inheritance" and "Jones'
In 1832, 65+ acres were sold in a suit brought by Samuel
KILER and Frederick PROUGH against Daniel HAINES and others.
Sale was made by trustee, Abraham BOYLE at $122.50
Trustee was Nathan H. OWINGS; posting bond along with the trustee
was Orvalance H. OWINGS. On 9 Feb 1837, sale was held at
Jonesburg?, high bidder for the 88 acres was Daniel ENGLE
at $869. John, Chrisitan, Henry and Margaret each received
$.64 after the other legacies were paid; the granddaughter
received $19.19; finalized Oct 1837.
- 358-362 - DUDDERAR, COLLEBERRY - Nov 1837
- Susan COLLEBERRY vs John H. DUDDERAR - Title
Jacob DUDDERAR d/ 1804 (copy of will not given)
Administrators were sons,
s/ Samuel DUDDERAR (d/ soon after his father)
s/ David DUDDERAR (d/ 16 Jan 1837)
.....John H. DUDDERAR (eldest son and administrator)
Land - Lot #100 on the west end of Liberty Town, from
John COLLEBERRY (w/ Susannah) in 1793
In Jun 1836, the surviving executor, David, sold the
lot to Susan COLLEBERRY for $306 but never received
a deed. On 16 Nov 1837, deed was granted.
- 362-381 - WILLIARD, GUMP, COONES, ELLER, CANE, CUSTARD, RHODES,
WINBIGLER, HARLEY, SHAFER, SLAVE - Jan 1837
- John WILLIARD, Henry WILLIARD, et al vs Mary WILLIARD, et al
Elias WILLIARD, dec'd (will 9 Oct 1813; 31 May 1819),
leaving 13 children
s/ John WILLIARD
s/ Philip WILLIARD
s/ George WILLIARD
s/ Elias WILLIARD
s/ Daniel WILLIARD
d/ Mary GUMP
d/ Catharine COONES
d/ Margaret ELLER
d/ Rosanna? CANE
d/ Elizabeth WILLIARD (Ellis CUSTARD)
d/ Polly ENNIS (George)
d/ Sarah RHODES (Henry)
d/ Susanna WINBIGLER (Jacob)
SLAVE - negro DICK
Also had goldmine.
Land - "Uncle's Gift", 167 acres, plantation,
14 acres and
- "Honesty Best", 4+ acres
Devised to son, John, and he to pay sums to his 12 brothers
Executors were sons, George and Daniel.
Witnesses: John FINK, Samuel GAVER and George SHAFER.
John WILLIARD of Elias d/ intestate, leaving
widow - Mary and 6 children,
s/ John WILLIARD Jr
s/ Henry WILLIARD
d/ Catharine w/o Otho HARLEY
s/ George W. WILLIARD, a minor
s/ Ezra WILLIARD, a minor
d/ Maria Rosanna WILLIARD, a minor
Land - "Resurvey on Uncle's Gift", 14 acres, from Adam KARN
and Philip KARN (w/ Barbara) in 1825 (8 acres were from David
ARNOLD in 1817)
- "Dunkards Not Mistaken", 100 acres, but should be called
"Resurvey on Dunkards Not Mistaken", yet now "The Prospect
Before Us"; from John SHAFER in 1824; and next to "Resurvey
on Mason's Folly".
- "Shepherd's Mountain", 68+ acres, from William LEE,
Outerbridge HORSEY and w/ Eliza of Cecil County and John
LEE of Frederick County in 1821.
In Feb 1837, testimony was heard from Michael THOMAS and
Henry SHAFER. Guardian was Adam CUSTARD; trustee was John
WILLIARD. On 24 Mar 1837, sale made to John LEE for 14
acres at $75/acre; to Otho HARLEY for 177+ acres at $64.25
/acre. John LEE did not comply with the terms and so John
WILLIARD, the trustee was substituted. The 101 acres of
"Prospect" was sold to Peter SHAFER at $40/acre; total
sales were $16,534.43.
On 17 May 1837, George SHAFER testified he was well acquainted
with the widow, Mary WILLIARD, and she was between 55-56 years
old; she received 1/9 share, $1,770.72. Each 1/6 share was
$2,360.95; finalized 11 Jan 1838.
- 381-402 - HACKNEY, LYNCH, GARROTT, DRILL, FAIRFAX, LANTZ, HOUSER,
WILLIAMS - Nov 1836
- Barton GARROTT vs William LYNCH et al
Mary Barton HACKNEY d/ 1 Dec 1821 intestate
h/ Jacob HACKNEY and children,
d/ Sarah w/o William LYNCH
d/ ________ GARROTT - her children,
.....Mary E. w/o Francis B. FAIRFAX - VA
.....John P. GARROTT
.....Joseph E. GARROTT
s/ _________ HACKNEY - his children,
.....Maria Louisa HACKNEY
.....Martha E. HACKNEY
.....Charles P. HACKNEY - Ohio
.....Sarah E. HACKNEY, a minor - Missouri
d/ __________ DRILL - her children - Washington County
.....Elizabeth Ann DRILL
.....Mary B. w/o George W. LANTZ
.....Sarah E. w/o John HOUSER
.....Susan R. DRILL, a minor
.....Martha C. DRILL, a minor
Land - Lot #22 of "Merryland", from John Philpott
GARROTT (w/ Elizabeth) in 1801, lies on the Potomac
- "Resurvey on Merryland", "Payne's Delight", from
John Philpott GARROTT of Fairfax County, Virginia in
1807; runs along Payne's Branch and land of Barton
PHILPOTT Sr and Levi FRAZIER.
In 1812, Jacob and Mary Barton HACKNEY transferred to
Lingan BOTELER of Washington County, one undivided moriaty
in "Merryland", "Payne's Delight" and "Hawkins Merry
Peep-A-Day; land runs along Potomac River and road leading
from Frederick to Harpers Ferry and to George HACKNEY's lot.
In 1816, Mary Barton HACKNEY transferred to Henry JARBOE
parts of "Merryland", "Payne's Delight" and "Hawkins Merry
Peep-A-Day, 3/4 acres.
Guardian of Martha and Susan DRILL was John H. WILLIAMS;
trustee was Nicholas H. PITTS. Decree to take testimony
was issued 19 May 1837 and the file ends.
- 402-418 - SOLLERS, MAYNARD, DORSEY, COALE, McCLEARY - Oct 1835
- Thomas E. SOLLERS vs Thomas G. MAYNARD et al - Petition to Sell
Sabritt SOLLERS d/ Jul 1834 intestate
s/ Thomas E. SOLLERS and w/ Barbara
d/ Sarah D. SOLLERS
d/ Mary D. SOLLERS
d/ Susan SOLLERS
d/ Ariana and Thomas G. MAYNARD
d/ Margaret SOLLERS, a minor
Land - "Bealy's Delight", "Resurvey on Beatty's Range"
and "Slate Stone Point"; 126+ acres; from Sheriff
William M. BEALL Jr. in 1821 from lawsuits against
Eli C. DORSEY, Otho DORSEY, John DORSEY and Elizabeth
DORSEY by Amos DORSEY; against Eli DORSEY and Otho
DORSEY by Warfield TODD; and against Mary DORSEY by
Warfield Simpson TODD. Lands were previously deeded
to Eli C. DORSEY, Otho DORSEY and Mary DORSEY by
On 19 Jan 1836, testimony given by Richard COALE; he
was also the guardian. Trustee was Thomas G. MAYNARD;
on 31 Mar 1836, private sale was made to Robert McCLEARY
at $800. Each 1/6 share was $117.81; finalized on
2 Jul 1836.
- 418-421 - EADER, STAUFFER, KELLER - Nov 1837
- Joseph STAUFFER vs Jonathan EADER, exec/of Frederick KELLER
Jonathan EADER died 4 Nov 1837, intestate, before final
payment and deed could be made to Joseph STAUFFER for
the sale of Frederick KELLER's estate. John H. McELFRESH
was appointed trustee to make the deed and receive the
final monies. Finalized 18 Jan 1838.
- 421-430 - HILLIARY, BALSER - May 1837
- Perry HILLIARY vs Tilghman HILLIARY et al - Title
John H. HILLIARY d/ Jan 1835 intestate, leaving
widow - Cornelia and 5 minor children,
d/ Sarah Ann Perry HILLIARY
s/ Perry Thomas HILLIARY
d/ Ellen McGill HILLIARY
s/ Tilghman HILLIARY
s/ John William HILLIARY
Administrators were the widow and Tilghman HILLIARY,
the brother of the deceased.
Land - "Catoctin Ridge" and "Resurvey on Well's Invention";
50+ acres; next to "Depford" and corner of Abraham EASTERDAY's
Land was sold to Perry HILLIARY, a co-partner in a distillery
Perry HILLIARY granted his portion to George BALSER in 1807.
Guardian was the mother who was given power to make deed to
Perry HILLIARY; finalized 10 Jul 1838.
- 430-462 - AHALT, YOUNG, FINK, FLOOK, McDEWELL, BEACHLEY,
RUDY - Oct 1834
- Jacob AHALT, John YOUNG et al vs John AHALT et al
- Sale of Real Estate
Jacob AHALT Sr d/ Feb 1834 intestate, leaving
widow - Eve Margaret and 7 children,
s/ Jacob AHALT Jr
d/ Catharine w/o John YOUNG
d/ Elizabeth w/o Samuel FINK (recently died intestate)
s/ Mathias AHALT
s/ Samuel AHALT
s/ John AHALT
s/ Joshua AHALT, a minor
Land - "Barrell", 100 acres; "Barrel", 125 acres (7 acres
of which lie in "Thick Neck"), from Frederick MURRY
(w/ Elizabeth) in 1797; next to Jacob SAILORS.
- "Jacob's Out Lot", 2+ acres; was "Resurvey on Black Acorn",
from William TUCKER (w/ Rachel) (eldest s/o William TUCKER,
dec'd) in 1811.
- "Resurvey on Tom's Gift", 1 acre; from James/Thomas
CHAPLINE (exec/of Joseph CHAPLINE) in 1823.
- "Resurvey on Locust Valley, 38 acres; "Resurvey on Locust
Valley", 10 acres, from Thomas J. MARLOW of Loudon Co,
VA and John SHAFER of Frederick Co, MD in 1824; next
to "Resurvey on Stony Ridge" on the east side of South
Mountain; also 78 acres of same tract from Thomas MARLOW
(w/ Elizabeth) in 1811.
- "Carty's Discovery", 136 acres; a resurvey of "The Mill
Is Safe", "Lamar's Generosity", "Virgin's Delight", and
"Resurvey on Virgin's Delight"; next to land of Jacob THOMAS
and John FISTER (from Jacob FISTER).
Total in all is about 380 acres. Widow's dower to be
- from John KEPHART (w/ Eve) in 1811:
- 1/7 part of "Resurvey on Learning", "Addition to Learning",
and part of "Resurvey on Learning"; 41 acres, orginally
conveyed to Mathias AHALT by Jacob FLOOK in 1769.
- "Second Resurvey on Black Acorn", 70 acres (previously
conveyed to Mathias AHALT by William TUCKER in 1773.
- "Resurvey on Tom's Gift", 70 perches, (conveyed to
Mathias AHALT by Joseph CHAPLINE in 1785; and to John
KEPHART from Jacob KEPHART and wife in 1806
In 1811, Jacob AHALT received a special warrant to resurvey
"Resurvey on Learning", "Addition to Learning", and part of
"Resurvey on Learning", orginally granted to Jacob FLOOK in
1766 for 467 acres; part of the "Resurvey on Tom's Gift",
originally granted to Joseph CHAPLINE in 1764 for 1,013 acres;
"Resurvey on Black Acorn", originally granted to William
TUCKER in 1764 for 248 acres; and another part of "Resurvey
on Black Acorn", originally granted to William TUCKER in
1773 for 208 acres; includes 2 acres of vacancy and all is
contigious; it is now called "Jacob's Loss", 154 1/2 acres;
lies next to "Resurvey on Trembling" granted to Micahel
BIEGLERY in 1762, and "Spurgeon's Folly".
Guardian was Jacob FLOOK of John; trustee was Samuel AHALT;
widow's dower land laid off. On 16 Mar 1835, sales made to:
- John BEACHLEY for 3/4 acre at $18.10.
- Frederick RUDY for 3 acres at $150.21.
from Marlow & Shafer's tract -
- Mathias AHALT for 10 acres of mountain land at $1.80;
- Henry McDEWELL for 9 acres of mountain land at $360 and
also 9 more acres at $333.
at private sale to
- Elizabeth FINK for 91 acres at $4,186; adjoins lands of
Henry AHALT and Samuel RAMSBURG.
On 2 Apr 1835, private sale made to Jacob AHALT for 136 acres
John AHALT was indebted to his father for notes paid for him
to Catharine HARSHMAN and Ann Mary COST. Since his notes were
so excessive, he was excluded from receiving a share and, in
fact, owed the estate. Each 1/6 share was $1,667.16 + $1,608.69.
Finalized 14 May 1837.
- 462-481 - SHOEMAKER, FLOOK, ROUTZAHN, BEAGLEY, SUMMERS - May 1836
- John P. FLOOK and Magdalena FLOOK vs Jacob ROUTZAHN et al
Henry SHOEMAKER d/ intestate, leaving
widow - Magdalena and 8 children,
d/ Magdalena w/o John P. FLOOK
d/ Catharine w/o Jacob ROUTZAHN
d/ Esther w/o Daniel BEAGLEY
d/ Hannah w/o Frederick SUMMERS
d/ Elizabeth SHOEMAKER
s/ Daniel SHOEMAKER and w/ Catharine
d/ Llydia SHOEMAKER
s/ Jacob SHOEMAKER (died since his father) - Indiana
....widow - Catharine and 5 minor children,
Land - "Resurvey on Midall Pickall", "I Hope It's Well
Done", "Shettled Marletany", 153 acres, from Christian
SHOEMAKER (w/ Susannah) in 1810 (to him from John ROWANSON
in 1798); next to "John's Delight", the Main Road, Jacob
SMITH's and Christian ROWANSAN.
- "Trail's Jaunt", 52 acres, unimproved lot, from Frederick
SCHLEY as trustee for Michael MENSOR Estate in 1818; next
to Henry PEAGLEY's land, "Resurvey on the Gap", "John's
Delight", "Resurvey on Machtany", "Neff's Ill Will" and
Daniel SHOEMAKER sold his interest to John Philpott FLOOK.
In Aug 1836, testimony was heard from John J. SMITH.
Guardian for Llydia was L.P.W. BALCH; trustee was John J.
SMITH. On 20 Dec 1836, John J. SMITH testified he knew
Catharine, the widow of Jacob SHOEMAKER, and she was 35
years of age and in good health.
Sales were made to John P. FLOOK for the home plantation,
now said to contain 161 acres, at $51.12/acre and the other
lot of 49 acres at $8/acre, all subject to Magdalena's
dower rights (Henry's widow); total sales $8,648.68;
each 1/8 share was $1,036.56; widow Catharine received
2/15 of 1/8, $138.20; finalized 22 Dec 1836.
- 482-484 - YOUNG, EICHELBERGER - Dec 1831
- John YOUNG vs John YOUNG and Peter YOUNG - Title
John YOUNG of Adams Co, PA purchased real estate from
the equity case of John YOUNG and Peter YOUNG against
David YOUNG, with John and Peter as trustees to sell
the real estate of David YOUNG, deceased, devised to
him by his father, Peter YOUNG. It is where John YOUNG
built a mill. The trustees now live out of state, John
being in Greencastle, PA and Peter being in Ohio. George
M. EICHELBERGER testified to that in Jun 1832; he was
chosen to act as trustee to convey the deed.
Land - Farm, 125 acres.
- 484-508 - DAVIS, INGMAN, LEWIS, HAMMOND, DEAN, WILLCOXEN - Dec 1831
- Ormond HAMMOND Jr. vs Luke DAVIS et al
Gilbert DAVIS d/ 4 Oct 1830 (will 20 Jul 1830; 11 Oct 1830)
widow - Elizabeth and 5 children and 4 grandchildren,
s/ Luke DAVIS
d/ Amelia INGMAN
s/ Ephraim DAVIS
d/ Elizabeth w/o Samuel B. LEWIS
s/ James DAVIS - Washington County
s/ Thomas DAVIS, dec'd - his 4 minor children,
.....James H. DAVIS
.....John Quincey Adams DAVIS
Executors were the widow and son, Luke.
Witnesses: James SUMMERS, William WILLCOXEN and
The widow refused the duties and asked for her
son-in-law, Samuel B. LEWIS be administrator instead.
Administrator for Gilbert DAVIS' estate was Samuel
B. LEWIS with Lewis BIRELY and George WHIP as sureties.
Land - "Rights of Man", 40 acres; from James DEAN in 1818
(DEAN inherited his share of land from the 1814 will of
Joseph RATCLIFFE as s/o Catharine DEAN; Ratcliffe was
conveyed 512 acres in 1804 from Sheriff Lawrence BRENGLE
and Samuel DUVALL, Esquire, by separate deeds). At this
time, DEAN's share was undivided.
In 1828, a deed of division was made containing Davis'
'mansion house'. It lay on the division line between
Catharine DEAN's part and Susannah DAVIS' heirs' part.
Other names shown were Ephraim DAVIS, Charles A. HARVEY
and w/ Sarah, William WILLCOXEN and Thomas DEAN.
Nathan HAMMOND was the s/o Ormond HAMMOND Jr.
Guardian was Henry BARNES; trustee was John H. McELFRESH.
On 17 Jan 1835, sale was held at the tavern of John DILL,
purchaser was William WILLCOXEN at $160.40, subject to
the widow's dower. After court fees, the widow received
the balance of $111.49 as part of monies due her from the
note she paid in her husband's name (to protect her interest
of her property of 112 acres of same tract). Ended on
11 Mar 1835.
- 508-521 - DAVIS, HAMMOND - Oct 1830
- Ormond HAMMOND Jr. vs Luke DAVIS and w/ Mary DAVIS - Foreclosure
Land - "Forrest Range", "Resurvey on Wild Cat Hill",
"Falconer's Adventure"; from Ormond HAMMOND Jr. (from
his father, Nathan HAMMOND by 1807 will).
- "Ijam's Revolution" (to Ormond HAMMOND Jr. by
Christopher MUSSETTER and w/ Ruth in 1819);
from Ormond HAMMOND Jr. in 1828, totaling 272 acres.
(pages 514-515 missing online)
Trustee was John H. McELFRESH; on 25 Feb 1832 at the
house of Margaret MICHAEL, sale was made to Ormond
HAMMOND Jr. at $2,720; proceeds only paid about half
of claim; ended 15 Nov 1832.
- 521-535 - UTZ, FEISER, STONESIFER, BISH, WEAVER, BACKMAN - Jul 1836
- Michael UTZ, et al vs Jacob STONESIFER, et al
Michael UTZ d/ 11 Aug 1823 intestate, leaving
s/ Michael UTZ, Jr.
s/ Joseph UTZ
d/ Barbara UTZ
s/ Jacob UTZ
d/ Elizabeth UTZ
d/ Rachel w/o Henry FEISER
d/ Sarah (d/ aft her father) w/o Jacob STONESIFER
.....Caroline STONESIFER, a minor
.....Elizabeth STONESIFER, a minor
s/ George UTZ
s/ John UTZ
d/ Lydia UTZ, a minor
Land - "Second Amendment", "Legonier", "Greenberry's
Second Attention", "Holmes' Lot"; 158 acres, contiguous;
from George SNIDER (w/ Barbara) in 1802; except for
4 acres sold to Christian CARVER/GAVER. (Michael UTZ
was listed as being from Baltimore County.)
Guardian was Adam BISH. Testimony was heard from John
BOYERS, 33; John SAWYER, 43; William SULLIVAN, 45.
Trustee was John H. HOPPE; on 16 Feb 1837, sale was made
to Henry WEAVER of Baltimore County for $2,382.38; but
afterwards was transferred to Frederick BACKMAN of Frederick
County. Each 1/10 share was $222.13; Jacob STONESIFER
received 3/15 of 1/10, $44.42, as his curtesy share.
Ended 3 Nov 1837.
- 535-554 - HOOVER/HAUVER, BAER, ROHRBAUGH, SNIDER, WHIBLING,
BISH, FORSYTHE, BACHMAN - Aug 1836
- Jacob BAER, et al vs Joseph HOOVER, et al - Sale of Real Estate
George HOOVER d/ 11 Jun 1835 intestate
widow - Catharine and 7 children,
d/ Elizabeth w/o Jacob BAER
d/ Sally w/o Lawrence ROHRBAUGH
d/ Polly w/o Peter SNIDER
d/ Eve w/o John ROHRBAUGH
d/ Catharine w/o Charles WHIBLING
s/ Joseph HOOVER, a minor
s/ Joshua HOOVER, a minor
Land - "Legioner", 86 acres; in undivided parts
from the 5 children of John LONG, dec'd
- from Samuel LONG in 1821
- from David LONG in 1822
- from Peter LONG in 1826 to J. Henry HOPPE (w/ Rachel)
and from them to George HAUVER/HOOVER in 1833
- from John LONG in 1833
- from Catharine and husband, Jacob YOE in 1834 of
Preston Co, VA/WV
Guardian was Adam BISH; testimony was heard from John
SAWYER, 43; William SULLIVAN, 45; John BOYER, 33.
Trustee was John H. HOPPE with Jacob SNIDER as surety;
ad was placed in The Carroltonian newspaper.
On 17 Feb 1837, sale was made to Jacob FORSYTHE at $873.33;
but, just after the sale, he transfered the sale to Frederick
BACHMAN. Each 1/7 share, $109.07; ended 14 May 1838.
- 554-566 - KEEFER, THOMAS, ZIMMERMAN, THRASHER - Feb 1837
- George THOMAS as guardian of Margaret KEEFER and
Adam KEEFER d/ Spring 1837 intestate
w/(unnamed), d/ Spring 1837
d/ Margaret KEEFER
d/ Sophia KEEFER
Land - "Fieldera", 21+ acres; from William SCHLEY in
1835, acting from a deed of trust for Joseph L. SMITH
(to Smith from Bernard RENN in 1792); runs to top of
Guardian and trustee was George THOMAS who made sale
of property to
On 1 Aug 1837, testimony was heard from Henry ZIMMERMAN.
On 1 Jan 1838, sale was made to Thomas THRASHER at $430.
Each daughter received $179.88; ended 31 May 1838.
- 566-586 - JOHNSON, BROWN, KEPHART, HAHN/HANN - Apr 1837
- Charles JOHNSON, exec/of Roger JOHNSON
vs Alexander H. BROWN, George KEPHART et al
Roger JOHNSON, dec'd - executors were sons, Joseph
A. JOHNSON and Charles JOHNSON.
Joseph A. JOHNSON died in 1835, leaving Charles JOHNSON
as surviving executor.
Land - "Mine Bank Farm" at Point of Rocks (aka Point Johnson).
Land was laid off into lots except the part lying
between the Potomack River and the Canal which is
inteded to be sold to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
Company with proceeds to be paid to Casper MANTZ who
holds a mortgage.
On 10 Apr 1832, Lot #6 was sold to William H. GILPIN
of Cecil County and Alexander H. BROWN at $100; and
Lot #48 to Alexander H. BROWN at $102.30. Neither of
these men ever complied with the terms of sale even
though they have had possesion of the land. It has
been learned that GILPIN transfered his interest to
BROWN. In Jan 1834, Alexander H. BROWN mortgaged
Lots #6 and #49 to George FRICK of Baltimore City
(Brown had no title to Lot #49). In Sep 1836, Sheriff
Mahlon TALBOTT conveyed to George KEPHART, Lots #6 and
#48 with knowledge of the lien.
Trustee was William J. ROSS; on 5 Jan 1838, the sale was
finally made as private sale to John HAHN/HANN at $550.
George KEPHART petitioned the court for public sale,
stating the court had not approved a private sale and
he was prepared to pay more for the property had it been
at a public sale (he had previously bid at a public sale
but bid was not perceived as being the best that could
be attained). Court ruled for a public sale; however,
the highest bid obtained was $350 from James G. COBB as
agent for George KEPHART. The balance of the sale was
paid to George KEPHART who had a paid claim on the property.
Closed on 5 Jun 1838.
(there are two pages each numbered 351 and 368 in this book;
pages missing online in this book are 514, 515)
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