Frederick County, Maryland
These are abstracts from Equity Court Records of Frederick County, Maryland,
Liber JS-4; 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 - MSA T2936, Loc 2-70-10-4)
- 1-22 - KOONS, HECKMAN, MEANING / MEARING, Negro HANNAH - 1 Aug 1824
- Henry KOONS Sr, d/ (will 25 Aug 1819; 9 Apr 1821)
s/ Jacob KOONS
s/ William KOONS, dec'd - widow Catharine
s/ Abraham KOONS
Henry KOONS, Jr d/ 1800, intestate
..w/ Elizabeth and children -
.....Mary KOONS w/o George HECKMAN
.....Susan KOONS, a minor
.....Frederick Koons, a minor
.....Samuel Koons, a minor
.....Isaac Koons, a minor
.....Margaret Koons, a minor
.....Sarah Koons, a minor
.....Elizabeth Koons, a minor
.....Henry Koons, a minor
.....Lerenia Koons, a minor
d/ Ann's heirs
d/ Mary's heirs
s/ John KOONS' heirs
s/ George KOONS' heirs
Negro HANNAH to son Jacob.
Jacob KOONS was the executor and also received the
land and was to make payments to his siblings. There
were Blacksmith tools and a large Bible.
Joseph TANEY and Jacob KOONS were administrators and
Jacob KOONS was guardian of the minor children. The
real estate consisted of 192 1/2 acres, five miles
from Taneytown, lying near the mouth of Piney Creek.
There was also six acres of mountain land near Emmitsburg.
On 1 Mar 1825, sale was held and George MEANING or
MEARING purchased the farm for $1,182.50 while John
CLABAUGH bought the mountain land for $27.30. All
this was subject to the widow's dower; Joseph Taney,
- 22-51 - CREEGER, SALMON, SLAVES - Jul 1823
- Creditors vs George CREEGER
George CREEGER was indebted to many people and Lewis CREEGER signed
as his security. Judgement was brought against George CREEGER and
property was sold and monies are in hands of trustee; however, Lewis
also has land by deed of trust which has not been sold.
George CREEGER's debts amounted to $12,000 and he applied for insolvency
but has since died; therefore, there is no administration on his estate.
Land - tracts "Addison's Choice" and "Final" to George CREEGER by Edward
SALMON; total of 285 acres.
5 Negro SLAVES - DANIEL, BOB?, LEM?, NELL, CATE
A negro boy was sold to Nicholas BRENGLE; negro boy sold to John BRENGLE;
negro girl sold to Beale C. STINEHOUDE? -
also had stock, farm equipment and household goods.
Thomas W. MORGAN was sheriff; Peter BUCKEY and Peter COBLENTZ were appointed
trustees; 100 acres had been sold to Charles SALMON for $1,802; claims were
paid at $.35 on the dollar; finalized 29 Jul 1824.
- 51-65 - KENNEDY, SELLMAN, WERTENBAKER - Jan 1821
- Gassaway SELLMAN and Henry SNYDER, creditors, vs Edward KENNEDY
Land - part tract "Resurvey on Dorsey's Luck", 10 acres, lies by "Resurvey on
Bean S. PIGMAN was trustee; at a second public sale held about Mar 1823 at
William WERTENBAKER's tavern in New Market, high bid went to Gassaway SELLMAN
- 65-81 - MAYBURRY, JOHNSON, ROSS, BRIEN - Mar 1820
- Baker JOHNSON and William ROSS vs Willoughby MAYBURRY and Thomas MAYBURRY - Foreclosure
Thomas MAYBURRY signed his interests in property over to Willoughby MAYBURRY,
his brother, both of Philadelphia. Catharine JOHNSON was also listed with the
petitioners on the note for money loaned to the Mayburrys, most of which was paid.
An 1812 indenture listed the money for the iron furnace called Catoctin and lands
for 25,000 pounds.
Land - tracts "Good Will", "Stoney Fork", "Woodland", "Popular Bottom", "The
Mountain Land", "First Dividend" (conveyed by executors of Col. Baker JOHNSON),
rights of lands of Henry FRAILEY and Col. James JOHNSON, dec'd.
Daniel KRUG was trustee for the sale of Catoctin Iron Works; high bid went to
John BRIEN, esquire, for $27,505 in Apr 1820.
- 81-100 - HOFFMAN, KELLER, BOST/BAST, etc - Jan 1823
- Henry BOST vs George HOFFMAN - Foreclosure
Land - House and Lot #34 in New Town/Trap Town (Jefferson), furniture and
household goods were included in mortgage.
George claimed in 1821, and only owing $300 at that point, he was jailed and
while in jail, Henry removed his furniture and rented out his house to Henry
KELLER for only $1 a year.
In Feb 1824, testimony was heard:
- Jacob KELLER, age 45; John CULLER, abt 50, stated Michael BAST was living in
Washington County, Md and Christian BOWERICE was abt 33.
also - George ROHR; William HOLTER; Daniel RUNNER stated he and his brother, John
RUNNER, were tending the business of their mother as she was not able; Thomas
HOFFMAN; John BAYLY; Michael BAST; Jacob CULLER; John BAST; William M. BEALE.
Richard H. MARSHALL was trustee; Henry BAST was high bidder for $800; sale was
insufficient to pay all claims but Henry BAST, the petitioner received monies;
finalized 20 Nov 1824.
- 101-117 - GARBER, DEAL, WAMPLER, FINE, SHRIVER - Aug 1824
- In an indenture dated 25 Aug 1804, Ann GARBER (widow) and
John, Samuel, Christian GARBER, John DEAL and wife Mary,
John WAMPLER and wife Magdalena, and Henry GARBER sold
their interests of real estate to Martin GARBER, tract
"Beaver Dam Branch, 140 acres, which borders west side
of Beaver Dam Branch (Henry was a minor when it was written).
Said land was originally 290 acres, patented to John DIGGS
on 18 Apr 1744.
Martin GARBER d/ intestate, leaving
widow - Hannah and children
- Solomon GARBER
- Isaac GARBER - Ohio
- Mary GARBER w/o Frederick FINE
- John GARBER
- Juliann GARBER w/o John SHRIVER
- Anna GARBER
- Martin GARBER Jr.
- Abraham GARBER, a minor
- Lydia GARBER, a minor
John GARBER was guardian of the minor children. Sale was held
Oct 1824, free of dower, sold to John GARBER for $5,040.
(reference land records Book 20, pages 204, 235, 236)
- 117-129 - WILLIAR, HARBAUGH, FIROR - Jan 1824
- Jacob WILLIAR vs Elizabeth WILLIAR and others
John WILLIAR Jr d/ intestate, leaving
widow - Rachel (about 40) and minor children -
- Elizabeth WILLIAR
- Israel WILLIAR
- Anna Maria WILLIAR
John Jr. was entitled to 1/8 part of his father, John WILLIAR
Sr.'s estate. Jacob WILLIAR was the administrator of John WILLIAR
Jr.'s estate. John HARBAUGH (of Jacob) was guardian for the
minor children; Jacob FIROR was trustee.
The land was in Harbaugh's Valley and sale was held 28 May 1825,
farm was sold to Jacob WILLIAR for $220; widow got 1/8 before
- 130-164 - WHIP, RENN, HOFFMAN, THOMAS, KOPLER - Mar 1824
- Michael THOMAS, David MELLENDORE, George HOFFMAN, trustee for
John HOFFMAN, and Henry NISDORF vs WHIP Estate
Catharine WHIP, widow of Tobias WHIP, sold her dower interest
to George WHIP. On 27 May 1823, George WHIP was made guardian
for the children of George RENN, deceased -
- John Hanson RENN
- Elizabeth RENN
- Isaac RENN
George WHIP d/ about 1823 intestate, leaving
widow - Sarah and minor children -
- Emanuel WHIP
- Jacob WHIP
- George Tobias WHIP
- Julianna WHIP
- Daniel Lewis WHIP
Jacob WHIP was guardian to the Whip children; George
HOFFMAN was administrator and trustee.
On 13 Jan 1824,Michael THOMAS was made guardian of
the Renn children with Henry THOMAS and Peter THOMAS
as sureties. The children's ages were given as:
- Isaac RENN, age 14 on 20 May 1820
- Elizabeth RENN, age 11 on 11 Jul 1820
- John Hanson RENN, age 9 on 23 May 1820
Sale was held on 8 NOv 1824 but rescheduled to 4 Dec 1824
due to low bids; John Andrew KOPLER was high bidder for
the 184 acres with improvements for $4,617.
- 164-184 - GILBERT, DARBY, RHODES, NIXEN, LECKLITER,
HUMBERD, REAT / WRIGHT, STARNER, ISERHEART, STARTSMAN,
KEARNEY, WILLIAMS, MAIN, LUDY, STONE, SLAVE - Jan 1823
(page 164 was actually missing from these copies)
- Thomas GILBERT wrote his will on 27 Jul 1793, filed on 29 Dec 1794
leaving the land and new house to his wife, Hannah, to be sold
at her death - also negro girl ALICE. He left land to his son,
Jeremiah GILBERT. At that time, Francis GREEN was his tenant and
he left 5 pounds to Ludwig ROTRUCKS. Executors were Jacob BURTON
and Joseph JOHNSON but they refused or neglected to accept those
duties. On 5 Jan 1795, Jeremiah GILBERT became the administrator
of the estate. The proceeds of the sale were to go to all the
children and grandchildren of the testator.
Thomas GILBERT d/ 1794, leaving
widow - Hannah (d/ 26 Oct 1822) (she later married Henry DARBY)
and children -
- Rebecca GILBERT w/o (1st) Jacob RHODES, dec'd and her children
....Joshua RHODES - Bedford Co, PA
....Abraham RHODES - Chilicothe Co, Ohio
....Elizabeth RHODES, dec'd w/o Henry STARTSMAN, w/ issue
....Mary RHODES w/o George STARNER - Allegany Co, MD
....Susanna RHODES w/o Jacob ISERHEART - Allegany Co, MD
..2nd h/ William NIXEN, dec'd - no issue
..3rd h/ ______LECKLITER, no issue - Cumberland, Allegany Co, MD
- Elizabeth GILBERT w/o (1st) Michael HUMBERD, dec'd and her children -
....William HUMBERD - Ohio
....Michael HUMBERD - Frederick Co, MD
....Elizabeth HUMBERD, dec'd - unmarried and w/o issue
....Barbara HUMBERD, dec'd - unmarried and w/o issue
..2nd h/ ______ RIGGS, both now dec'd - had 1 child who died
- Susanna GILBERT w/o Alexander (written REAT) WRIGHT, dec'd
and her children - Frederick Town
....Martha WRIGHT w/o Patrick KEARNEY
....John WRIGHT (died since filing, unmarried and w/o issue)
- Margaret GILBERT w/o ________ WILLIAMS - Frederick Town
- Jeremiah GILBERT and w/ Tipe - Frederick Co - his children -
....Catharine GILBERT, dec'd w/o Frederick MAIN
....Hannah GILBERT w/o Henry LUDY - Montgomery Co, Ohio
....George GILBERT - Montgomery Co, Ohio
....Sophia GILBERT w/o John STONE - Montgomery Co, Ohio
....Reubin GILBERT - Montgomery Co, Ohio
....Sarah GILBERT, single
....Rhody GILBERT, single (daughter)
....Mary GILBERT, single
....John GILBERT, a minor
....Joseph GILBERT, a minor
....Lydia GILBERT, a minor
....Benjamin GILBERT, a minor
....Solomon GILBERT, a minor
....Elizabeth GILBERT, a minor
Land consisted of part "Gilbert's Inheritance Enlarged", 125 acres.
William SCHLEY was appointed trustee. Tipe GILBERT was guardian for
her daughter, Elizabeth (perhaps Elizabeth was newly born as she was
not included in the original petition). Sale was held on 7 Jun 1823
and Daniel SCHINDLER was high bidder for $2,101.25.
- 184-202 - HANE - Feb 1825
- John HANE vs Estate of William HANE
William HANE of Fredericktowne owned Lots from John MANTZ to Daniel HANE
and William HANE on 15 May 1817, the said Daniel now deceased and they
being indebted to John HANE. In Feb 1825, Henry KOONTZ obtained
two judgements against William HANE as did Frederick HAWMAN.
William HANE d/ Apr 1825 with a will bequeathing all his estate to
- Jacob David HANE, a minor and
- Mary Catharine HANE, a minor
with George W. ENT as executor.
David HANE was guardian of the minor children. On 27 Aug 1825, John
HANE was high bidder for $822. Each child received $82.85 after the
settlement of the debts.
- 202-223 - POOLE, DORSEY, CUMMING, LUGENBEEL, GLISSAN - Mar 1823
- LUGENBEEL vs DORSEY heirs
On 27 Mar 1786, John DORSEY (of John) owned part of tract "Mount
Pleasant", 100 acres mortgaged to William HOBBS (of Samuel). On
19 May 1790, said John DORSEY conveyed his interest to William
DORSEY Jr. On 1 Feb 1792, William transferred his interest to
David Alexander DORSEY. On 1 Oct 1794, David A. DORSEY transferred
his intestes to David CUMMING (of Anne Arundel County), and his two
sisters, Mary DORSEY and Elizabeth DORSEY.
David CUMMING - will written 11 Mar 1795, filed 12 Apr 1796
bequeathed his part interest of "Mount Pleasant" tract to his
- nieces, Mary DOrSEY and Elizabeth DORSEY
- sister, Mary DORSEY
- sister, Araminta CUMMING
- niece, Margaret DORSEY
- mother, Margaret CUMMING (executrix)
Anne Arundel County will; witnesses were Richard LAURENCE, James
KIRBY, Charles FOR? and Valentine BROWN.
On 15 Aug 1796, Mary and Elizabeth transferred these interests
to Brice POOLE.
Brice POOLE d/ 1800 intestate, leaving
widow - Achaeh and children -
- Pamela w/o John LUGENBEEL
- Eliza w/o Samuel GLISSAN
- Rodney POOLE
- George Washington POOLE, a minor
- Susanna POOLE, since deceased, no issue
William DORSEY Jr, deceased, leaving children
- Araminta DORSEY w/o George HAMMOND
- Lucy DORSEY w/o Archibald DORSEY - Baltimore County
- Maria DORSEY w/o John DORSEY
Guardian was Achaeh POOLE
The land adjoined that of Mrs. Martha LAWRENCE (in 1792)
and court declared it be conveyed to Brice POOLE's
- 223-244 - COALE, JEWITT - Feb 1825
- Anne COALE and John JEWITT vs William COALE
On 9 Nov 1823, William COALE was in possession of a house and
lot, part tracts "Seth's Folly", "Resurvey on Seth's Folly" and
"Hiccory Plains", containing 158+ acres; mortgaged to Shipwith COALE.
Skipwith COALE of Cecil County, d/ 1 Jan 1824, testate, leaving
widow - Anne and children, all minors -
- Sarah Smith COALE
- Margaret Elger COALE
- George Matthews COALE
- Samuel COALE
- Anna Husband COALE
- William COALE
- Elizabeth Trimble COALE
Skipwith's will was dated 17 Dec 1823; Anne COALE of Cecil
County and John JEWITT of Harford County were executors.
Abel RUPOLE and John TALBOTT were trustees; John JEWITT was
purchaser for $1,600.
- 245-257 - STALEY, MUMMA, DORSEY - Mar 1823
- Jacob MUMMA of Washington County vs Peter STALEY of Frederick County
Peter STALEY owned land tracts, part "Hammond
Contrivance" and "Long Trusted", conveyed to him by
Caleb DORSEY (of Thomas) on deed dated 13 Apr 1815
(JS-1, 17), mortgaged to Jacob MUMMA with monies still
unpaid. Frederick A. SCHLEY was trustee to sell the
property to payoff the mortgage. Mumma and the two
sons of Peter STALEY, David STALEY and Solomon STALEY,
attended the sale held on 17 Apr 1824 with Jacob MUMMA
being high bidder for $505. Prior to the execution of
the mortgage, STALEY had conveyed part of the premises
to Jacob FAIR, leaving only 202 acres in this sale.
On 22 Dec 1825, Jacob MUMMA filed a Petition for
Injunction as Peter and his sons have remained on the
premises and were cutting down the rail timber to sell
and causing great loss to the land; STALEY refused to
give up possession of the property. Injunction was
- 258-286 - FOUT, EBBERT, SMITH, BRIGHLEY - #153 - Oct 1818
- FOUT, EBBERT and others vs FOUT
Baltzer FOUT wrote his will on 29 Dec 1797 which
Negroes - JIM, STAN (?), CHARLES and MARIA.
It listed his family as wife - Catharine
sons: Baltzer, Jacob, Lewis, Henry, George
daughters: Catharine, Mary, Barbara
wife and sons, Jacob and Lewis as executors.
He left a plantation of 150 acres which had a Mill Lot
of 50 acres, tract "Grape Field", 54 acres, and part
of tract "Arcadia", 30 acres with the mill, to sons,
Lewis and Jacob. Witnesses were Daniel MILLER,
Christian KEIFER and Edward ANDERSON.
Several days later, he purchased two lots from Rebecca
and Benjamin DULANEY; one Lot #36, 32 1/2 acres, and
Lot #35, 154 acres, parts of tract "Resurvey on Locust
Level", lying on the west side and below the main road
leading from Frederick Town towards Noland's Ferry.
Baltzer FOUT d/ Jun 1798 without amending the will
which was recorded on 13 Jul 1798, leaving children -
- Henry FOUT
- Jacob FOUT, since died, leaving children -
.....Sophia FOUT, a minor (m/ Marcey? BRIGHLEY by Feb
.....Jacob FOUT, a minor (died bet/ Jul 1822 and Feb
- Lewis FOUT, since died, no issue
- Catharine FOUT, dec'd w/o George Adam EBBERT - her
.....Jonathan EBBERT, since died intestate, unmarried,
.....Catharine EBBERT (infant who died 2 yrs after her
- Mary FOUT w/o Jacob SMITH, dec'd
- Barbara FOUT w/o Daniel FOUT, dec'd
- Baltzer FOUT
- George FOUT
Margaret FOUT was guardian for the Fout minor
Jacob FOUT wrote his will on 31 Jan 1814, naming his
wife Margaret and minor children, John Jacob FOUT
(tract "Mill Lot" with grist mill and saw mill, tract
"Grapevine" and tract "Arcadia"), and daughter
Sapphira (tract "Rocky Creek", 105 acres); executors
were wife and her two brothers, Jacob SMITH and George
SMITH. Witnesses were Ig DAVIS, Daniel FOUT, William
FOUT and Jacob WALKER.
At the sale, William FOUT was high bidder on the total
of 192 acres for $15,785. Emanual EBBERT had filed
for insolvency, being indebted to John HANE.
Finalized Feb 1825
- 287-305 - BOYER, MANTZ, BARTGISS - Mar 1819
- Francis MANTZ vs John BOYER
John BOYER's land (tract "Boyer's Gap", 69 acres,
patented to BOYER on 24 Mar 1807 and lying next to
"Tuscarora Gap") was mortgaged to Francis MANTZ in
1807; Boyer sold said lands to Mathias BARTGISS on 16
Jul 1810, then moved to Tennessee. John BOYER's wife
was Marianne. On the 14th of May 1825, Casper MANTZ
was high bidder for $606.
- 305-316 - PLUMMER, ROBERTS, TALBOT, NORWOOD - Jul 1824
- John TALBOT vs Evan PLUMMER
Evan PLUMMER wrote his will on 5 Aug 1817 and died a few days
later mentioning -
sis/ Sarah PLUMMER
sis/ Ann PLUMMER, dec'd w/o Richard ROBERTS - her daughter
.......Rachel Ann ROBERTS
nephew/ Samuel PLUMMER
bro/ Johnathan PLUMMER's three daughters
sis/ Elizabeth PLUMMER w/o John TALBOTT - her 4 children
.......John TALBOTT Jr.
bro/ Jacob PLUMMER, dec'd - his children -
Will was filed on 12 Aug 1817; executors, Evan's brothers-in-law,
John TALBOT and Richard ROBERTS, sold part of tract "Rockey Hill",
113 acres, to Samuel PLUMMER (son of Jonathan) from the estate of
Evan PLUMMER for $4,520, half of which he paid.
Richard ROBERTS died in 1800. John TALBOTT was trustee for the sale
of the property which went
to Thomas NORWOOD for $1,582.
- 316-335 - NORRIS, SMELSER, HINER, CLARY, SWITZER - Jul 1822
- John SMELSER vs Upton NORRIS
On 20 Jan 1814, Upton NORRIS mortgaged his property to John SMELSER,
part of tract "Retirement Corrected", 154 1/2 acres by Mathias SWITZER's
part, and part of tract "Resurvey on Stephens Purchase"20 1/2 acres by
Nathaniel NORRIS' part. Prior to that, Norris also had a mortgage debt
to John HINER and his brother, Peter HINER. Highest bidder at sale was
Evan L. CRAWFORD for $2,450. Crawford had to petition the court to have
Norris removed from the property.
Upton NORRIS was guardian for Ann CLARY and Mary Elizabeth CLARY, heirs
of Benjamin CLARY. Finalized 5 Aug 1825.
- 335-351- KOLB, BEALL - Feb 1825
- William BEALL, Christian SCHOLL, Valentine BUCKEY and Gideon BANTZ vs William KOLB
William MILLER, now deceased, owned part of Lot #132 which adjoined
Lot #131, owned by William KOLB. Kolb erected a large frame stable
and small, two-story brick house but land was never conveyed to Kolb
by Miller; property has since been sold by Sheriff on judgement against
- 351-358 - BLESSING, BUXTON, MAUGHT, CARTSENDAFNER - Feb 1826
- BLESSING and others vs BLESSING Estate
George BLESSING d/ intestate, leaving children -
- Jacob BLESSING
- Julianna BLESSING widow of Noah BUXTON
- Phebe BLESSING w/o Daniel MAUGHT
- George BLESSING
- Michael BLESSING
- Nicholas BLESSING
- Christian BLESSING
- Neri BLESSING
- Abraham BLESSING
- John BLESSING, a minor
Abraham BLESSING was guardian; Christian BLESSING was trustee;
in Mar 1826, property of 153 1/2 acres was sold to David CARTSENDAFNER
- 358-371 - PLUMMER, TALBOTT, ROBERTS - Feb 1825
- John TALBOT and w/ Elizabeth vs PLUMMER Estate
Samuel PLUMMER died w/ will, leaving children
- Evan PLUMMER d/ 1817 (will lists siblings, nieces, nephews)
- Jonathan PLUMMER - his daughters
- Elizabeth PLUMMER w/o John TALBOTT
...John TALBOTT Jr
- Sarah PLUMMER
- Rachel PLUMMER d/ 8-10 years ago
- Ann PLUMMER w/o Richard ROBERTS - their daughter
...Rachael Ann ROBERTS, a minor
- Israel PLUMMER, dec'd - his children -
On 1 March 1804, all four sisters sold their interests to their brother,
Evan PLUMMER, for their shares in land tracts, "Rockey Hill", "Fox Harbour",
"Last Breeches", containing 180 acres.
Evan PLUMMER d/ 1817 with a will making John TALBOTT and Richard ROBERTS
his executors. They sold 107 acres to Belt BRASHEAR but all monies have not
been paid. Richard ROBERTS has since died; he had married Ann PLUMMER and she
also has since died, leaving a daughter Rachael Ann ROBERTS.
Evan also listed a nephew Samuel PLUMMER in his will.
Samuel TALBOTT was guardian.
- 371-421 - BALTZELL, BURKHART, RICE, SPOON, GESEY, CRIST, McHUGH, SHRYACK - Jan 1821
- BALTZELL vs BALTZELL
Jacob BALTZELL, d/ 1808 - will written 21 May 1806, filed 31 Oct 1808, leaving
widow - Charlotte and children -
- David BALTZELL
- Lawrence BALTZELL
- Rebecca BALTZELL w/o John BURKHART
- Jacob BALTZELL (died since his father) - his children -
...Margaret BALTZELL w/o John McHUGH
...Ann BALTZELL w/o Jacob SHRYACK
...Elizabeth BALTZELL, a minor
...Samuel BALTZELL, a minor
- George BALTZELL - Frankford Co, Kentucky
- Elizabeth BALTZELL w/o Michael RICE - Ohio
- Susanna BALTZELL - Ohio
- Mary BALTZELL, later w/o Elias SPOON
- Catharine BALTZELL, since m/ John GESEY
- John BALTZELL - Kentucky
- Peter BALTZELL, b/ 1805 - since died intestate, no widow or issue
SLAVE - negro man, CHARLES was given to his wife by her father, Michael CRIST.
Jacob BALTZELL owned tract "Resurvey on Baltzell's Content", 203 acres, which
was subject to the widow's dower. George BALTZELL sold his interest to John
MAIN and Jacob LAYMAN; also sold part to John GESEY who resold it to Bean S.
Baltzell also owned tract "Resurvey on Remsburg's Chance", 125 acres, purchased
from his father-in-law, Michael CRIST.
Witnesses to the will were Henry BAER, Adam FRUSHOUR, Aquila LUCAS; executors were
son, John BALTZELL and Michael HOUCK.
Jacob GESEY was guardian for Rebecca and Lawrence BALTZELL in Oct 1815. John McHUGH
was guardian for Elizabeth and Samuel BALTZELL. Parts of land sold were:
to George FRUSHOUR, 22 1/2 acres
to Christian RAMSBURG, 20 acres
to Frederick RAMSBURG, 120 1/2 acres
- 423-442 - KESSELRING, RUMMAL, BUPART, SLATES, LITTLE, YEISER,
BAUGHER, CROSBY, NEWCOMER, FINFROCK, SMITH, OTT, DUDDERER, HOPEN/HEPON - Oct 1818
- George Ludwick KESSELRING Estate
George Ludwick KESSELRING d/ 20 Aug 1817 intestate, leaving 15 children -
- Dewalt KESSELRING
- John KESSELRING
- Frederick KESSELRING
- Lewis KESSELRING
- Wendal KESSELRING
- George KESSELRING
- Sophia KESSELRING
- Magdalena w/o Ludwick RUMMAL
- Susanna w/o Solomon BUPART
- Catharine w/o John SLATES
- Mary w/o John LITTLE
- Barbara w/o Daniel YEISER
- Rebecca w/o George BAUGHER
- Michael KESSELRING (already received his share in land)
- Elizabeth w/o Elias CROSBY - Louisiana
(they died 12-14 years ago leaving an infant)
Land - tracts "Drooping Robbin", 233 acres by patent; "Dissolution", 33 acres by
patent; "Carroll's Range", 15+ acres; "Resurvey on Brother's Agreement", 40+ acres,
from Samuel NEWCOMER to the deceased and Henry FINFROCK in 1794; "Mill House", 20 acres,
conveyed by Samuel NEWCOMER (w/ Mary) to the deceased and Henry FINFROCK in 1794, and
to Newcomer from Philip SMITH in 1789. Resurveys included parts of "Molly's Fancy".
George OTT was trustee; being unsuccessful in getting an adequate bid, private sale
was made on 11 Oct 1822 for "Dissolution" to Vendle HOPEN/HEPON for $900; on 1 Feb
1826, sale was made for the remainder of land to George DUDEROR/DUDDERER for $3,040.
- 442-461 - SNOOK, BENNETT, BOTELER, BERNARD, MOORE, CATRO,
BOWERSOX, SHRYOCK, HEAD, CRAMER - Jan 1824
- Adam SNOOK Sr Estate
Adam SNOOK Sr d/ intestate, leaving
widow - Margaret and 7 children -
- Elizabeth w/o Burtis BENNETT, dec'd
- Mary SNOOK
- Catharine w/o Adam BOTELER - Moved to Ohio
- Jacob SNOOK
- John SNOOK
- Frederick SNOOK
- Phebe w/o Francis BERNARD
Catharine and Adam BOTELER sold their interests to Alexander MOORE of
Washington Co, MD.
Land - tracts "Last Gained" and "Mohack", 160 acres; next to John BIGGS'
"Good Luck", from Charles CATRO (w/ Catharine) to Adam and Simon SNOOK in 1783.
Part "Brookfield", 40 acres, from William B. HEAD in 1800, next to "Resurvey
on Brothers' Lot" with a claim on part of it by Charles BEATTY. Also, another
part of "Brookfield", 60 acres, from Peter CRAMER (w/ Margaret) in 1800. Also,
part "Resurvey on Butler's Lot, 39 acres, from William Beckwith HEAD in 1816.
William SCHLEY was trustee; after two failed public sales, the lower portion of
142 1/2 acres was sold at private sale to Valentine BOWERSOX for $1,750. He then
offered the balance of the property of 99 3/4 acres at public sale at CRONISE's
Mill on the Creagerstown Road and sold it to a Mr SHRYOCK for $897.75. The widow
received 2/17 in lieu of her dower; finalized 10 Aug 1826.
- 461-482 - THOMAS, SNOUFFER, KEPHART, SLAVES - Jul 1824
- Otho THOMAS, Archibald THOMAS and George SNOUFFER vs Samuel H. THOMAS
Frederick A. SCHLEY, trustee, sold the property of Benjamin THOMAS to Samuel H.
THOMAS in 1817. Samuel was indebted to Peter THOMAS (of Gabriel) whereby Otho
THOMAS and Archibald THOMAS signed as his securities. Samuel was also indebted
to Sarah RENENBERGER, a note she assigned to George SNOUFFER.
Samuel H. THOMAS had been appointed as guardian for the children of Elias E. THOMAS,
being Eliza/Elijah, Richard and William THOMAS, they living in Belmont Co, Ohio in
Jul 1824, and being representatives of Benjamin THOMAS, deceased (their grandfather
probably); Otho THOMAS and George SNOUFFER signed as his securities. To protect Otho,
Archibald and George, Samuel mortgaged the property to them which he bought from Schley.
He also included with this the farm equipment, stock, grains and household goods and
SLAVES - Negro woman, NELL and her 3 children - Teresa, John and Catharina.
Land - parts of tracts "Resurvey on Hazzard", "Thomas' Profit" and "Mad Wife", 173
acres. Benjamin THOMAS Sr bought this from Samuel L. THOMAS in 1812.
By July 1825, sale of land failed, but the negro NELL, and two of her children were
sold to George KEPHART Jr for $275. At the next sale, he sold the land to George
SNOUFFER for $1,259.33; and the personal property was sold both at the sale and by
private sale. (Page 482 missing)
- 482-513 - ROBERTS, RUSSELL, HIBBERD, COWMAN, TALBOTT,
IJAMS, SHIPLEY, HAMMOND - Jun 1825 (page 482 missing with date)
- Abel RUSSELL vs Richard ROBERTS Estate
Richard ROBERTS was the guardian of John ROBERTS, a representative of
John ROBERTS, dec'd.
Richard ROBERTS d/o abt 1823 intestate, leaving
widow - Sarah and minor child -
- Rachel Ann ROBERTS
Joseph HIBBERD and Gerard COWMAN were his administrators.
Abel RUSSELL was appointed guardian for John ROBERTS after the death of
Land - tract "Middle Plantation", 132 acres, from John PANCOAST (w/ Mary)
in 1820 (to Pancoast from Henry WOOD and Peter FOUT in 1811), next to "Cloudy
Weather" and "Locust Thicket";
- "New Market Plains", lot of 1 3/4 acres, from John PANCOAST (w/ Mary) in 1812;
- "New Market Plains", lot of 36 acres, from John PANCOAST (w/ Mary) to Richard
ROBERTS of New Market in 1809, next to "Resurvey on Pleasant Valley" and Thomas
PLUMMER's "Hunting Lot", the corner of William GIPSON's lot and by lot deeded
to John PANCOAST from Caleb PANCOAST in 1807, and by George SMITH's lot and
Belt BRASHEARS part;
- "New Market Plains", lot of 2 acres, from Nicholas HALL in 1803;
- "Resurvey on Pleasant Valley, 5 acres, from Basil DORSEY (w/ Harriet) in 1813,
located north of the turnpike road through New Market;
- "Resurvey on Pleasant Valley", 2 acres, from William SALMON and wife Sarah in 1810;
- "Resurvey on Pleasant Valley", 3 acres, from William SALMON and wife Sarah and Mary
DAVIS and Isaac DAVIS, next to Basil DORSEY's part;
- "John's Contrivance" and "Sickly Season", 33 acres, from Abel RUSSELL (w/ Elizabeth)
Samuel TALBOTT was guardian for Rachel Ann ROBERTS; Abel RUSSELL was trustee;
by Oct 1825, sale was held with high bidders being '
- Ormond HAMMOND Jr, 160 acres for $7/acre
- Thomas C. SHIPLEY, 31 acres for $20/acre
- Sarah ROBERTS, 50 acre farm attached to New Market for $2,033
- Jacob IJAMS, brick house and lot for $160.50
- Jacob IJAMS, frame house and lot for $115
all sold free of widow's encumbrances except the 50 acre farm; the widow received
2/17 in lieu of her dower.
- 514-530 - WEBB, OGLEY, OGLE, HOSPELHORN, BROWN, SLAVE - Mar 1824
- WEBB Estate vs Thomas WEBB
Land - "Resurvey on Small Beginning" and "Hospelhorn's Addition", 95 acres,
conveyed to Thomas WEBB by William WEBB (w/ Mary) in 1814 and mortgaged to
William; lies next to John BROWN's land, part conveyed to William WEBB by
Ludwick HOSPELHORN in 1805, "Cedar Clifts". Thomas in default, judgements
William WEBB - wrote will 14 Jun 1815; filed 20 Nov 1815, leaving
widow - Mary and children -
- George WEBB, eldest son (north part of land conveyed from West BURGESS, 62+ acres)
- Thomas WEBB, second son (plantation conveyed from Ludwick HOSPELHORN, 60 acres
and 35 acres sold to him)
- Evan WEBB, third son (dwelling plantation, 57 acres)
- Washington WEBB, youngest son (south part of land conveyed from West BURGESS,
60 acres, plus $300 for improvements)
- Ann OGLEY (disaproval of her recent marriage, $1,000 to be invested with her
receiving only the interest, upon her death, her children to receive the money)
Each son was to make payments to their mother for her dower in lands.
Eldest son and widow were named executors.
Witnesses: John GARBER, John MOORE, Thomas COOKE
Codicil - NEGRO girl about 13 years old, recently bought, to serve til she is 33,
then be set free; any children she shall have shall serve until they
reach the age of 27 and then be set free
Frederick A. SCHLEY was trustee; in April 1825, sale made to Thomas OGLE for $950;
sale was not sufficient to cover all the debts.
- 530-541 - SHREUPP, BEATTY, RITCHIE, HALE, SIMMS, SCOTT - Jul 1824
- John RITCHIE vs Henry SHREUPP/SHRUPP Estate
Thomas BEATTY d/ abt 1 Apr 1811 - will written 28 Dec 1810 with
John RITCHIE (son-in-law) was executor of his will and, in 1818, he sold
to Henry SHREUPP part of Beatty's estate, part "Town Tract", 33+ acres,
contiguous to Creagers Town, accepting Henry's note with Mathias SHREUPP
as his security.
Henry SHREUPP d/ 13 or 30 Aug 1823 intestate, leaving
widow - Caroline and minor child
- William Mathias SHREUPP
George HALE was administrator; Caroline SHREUPP was guardian; Jacob FIROR
was trustee; on 4 Aug 1825, sale was held at Creagers Town, high bidder
was John RITCHIE for Anne SIMMS, John D. SCOTT, Alexander SIMMS and John
BEATTY for $101.84; balance being insufficient for claims.
- 541-560 - MOORE, SHELLMAN, MOTTER, McBRIDE, ANNAN, EMMITT - Aug 1824
- James MOORE Estate
James MOORE d/ intestate, leaving
widow - Jane and minor children
- Mary Jane MOORE
- Margaret MOORE
- Martha MOORE
- Isabella MOORE
- Anne Eliza MOORE
- James Johnathan MOORE
Land - part "Carrollsburgh", Lot 13 of 6 acres, in Emmitsburgh from Andrew
SMITH (w/ Anne) in 1815; another part of said tract, Lot 14 of 10 acres, from
Dr. Robert L. ANNAN (w/ Mary) and William EMMITT (w/ Susanna) in 1814, formerly
the property of James YOUNG, dec'd.
- Also, jointly owned with Robert L. ANNAN - "Douther's Chance" (from Charles
ROBERTSON in 1813), "Resurvey on Part of Porter's Second Addition", "Alexander's
Prospect", and "Fox Tower", for 33 acres, from William A. LLOYD in 1815, formerly
conveyed to Lloyd by Lewis WEVER (w/ Ruth) in Jun 1815.
Guardian was James M. SHELLMAN; Lewis MOTTER as trustee; on 25 Aug 1825, 12 acres
of cleared land was sold for $8/acre and 4 acres of wooded land was sold for $20/acre,
totaling $176 to Edward McBRIDE, clear of dower.
- 560-575 - FISH, KEPHART, MILES, REID, BEATTY, HUGHES - Jul 1822
- John HUGHES, adm/of John M. BEATTY vs John B. FISH Estate
John B. FISH bought property from John M. BEATTY who had previously bought
it from B. S. PIGMAN as trustee of James REID, Pigman still had title. Samuel
THOMAS was security on the Fish purchase.
John Barton FISH d/ intestate, leaving
widow - Susanna and 4 minor children
- John FISH
- Catharine FISH
- Henrietta FISH
- Mary Ann FISH
Land - tracts "Partnership", 45 acres (65 acres on Monocacy were reserved for
Beatty); "Jedburgh Forest", 239 acres; "Resurvey on Jedburgh Forrest", 167
1/2 acres, purchased in 1817.
George KEPHART Jr was administrator; Susanna was guardian for her children.
Sale was held at George KEPHART's tavern near the premises on 4 Sep 1822 and
on 3 Feb 1823 with no sufficient bids; but, he offered 253 acres (the part
unencumbered with the dower of Mrs. Eve REID) and sold it to Greenberry MILES
for $2,340.25. The remaining 132 acres were subject to the life dower of Mrs.
Eve REID and were sold on 15 Sep 1823 at the tavern of Mr. GEBHART near the
premises to Greenberry MILES for $690 but the sale was for Mrs. REID and the
buyer was changed to her name. On 7 Dec 1823, George KEPHART said Susanna
was about 44-45 years old and healthy; she was given 1/8 in lieu of her dower;
finalized 6 Apr 1826.
- 576-583 - DARKIS, WICKHAM, McCREARY, CARMACK, DOUGHTERY, WYSONG, SAYLOR - Feb 1825
- John SAYLOR vs Henry DARKIS Heirs - for Title
In 1812, John SAYLOR bought property from Philip DIETRICK with a mortgage
to Henry DARKIS.
Henry DARKIS d/ Jan 1817 - will written, leaving children
- Frederick DARKIS
- Henry DARKIS
- David DARKIS
- Elizabeth (since died) w/o John WICKHAM - her 3 minor children
.....Catharine Ann WICKHAM
- Mary w/o James McCREARY
- Catharine w/o Evan CARMACK
Land - "Monocacy Manor", Lot 56 and 57, 198 acres
William GRIMES was administrator; William DOUGHTERY was guardian; on
15 Aug 1825, Isaac WYSONG was appointed as guardian for the purpose
of conveying title on the mortgaged property.
- 584-593 - BLACK, SINGER, WHITMORE, LOTT, LOWE, EICHELBERGER - Jul 1826
- Patrick LOWE vs Henry BLACK heirs - Correction of Deed (see JS-1, 558)
George M. EICHELBERGER, trustee of the estate of Henry BLACK, sold lands
at public sale to Jacob BLACK in 1820. Patrick LOWE is now the "substitute"
purchaser and a survey by William MOONEY shows the land was 101 acres instead
of 105 as in the sale of the lands. It was also discovered the tract "Pleasant
Hill" was not titled to Henry BLACK but is titled and in the possession of
Land - tracts "Brotherly Love", "Sycamore Bottom Island", 105 acres, lying
contiguous and on Tom's Creek, neighbors were Casper WELTY and Joseph BAUGHER;
"Pleasant Hill", 32 acres.
Henry BLACK, deceased of Frederick County
widow - Elizabeth, since dec'd, leaving 8 children
1. John BLACK - Emmitsburg
2. Adam BLACK - Emmitsburg
3. Jacob BLACK - Emmitsburg
4. Mary BLACK (now Mary LOTT) - Emmitsburg
5. Henry BLACK - PA
6. Michael BLACK, minor - Out of State
7. Eve w/o Jacob SINGER, dec'd - Emmitsburg
8. (Unnamed deceased Daughter) w/o ___?_____ WHITMORE
her minor children who live Out of State -
.....Elizabeth, Anne, Mary, Catharine, and Jacob WHITMORE
John BLACK, administrator; Jacob BLACK, guardian; George M. EICHELBERGER, trustee,
lives in Frederick. Court found in petitioner's favor on 10 Aug 1826.
- 593-604 - BROOKE, BAYLY, CLABAUGH, BROOKE, NEAL, etc - Jul 1823
- Bank of Westminster, John T. BROOKE, adm/of and heir of Richard BROOKE, et al
vs Richard BROOKE Estate
Richard BROOKE d/ intestate, leaving children
- John T. BROOKE
- Harriett E. BROOKE
- Richard BROOKE, a minor - Baltimore County
- William B. BROOKE, a minor - Baltimore County
- Lydia Ann E. BROOKE, a minor - Baltimore County
John T. BROOKE sold for the estate a farm in Louden Co, VA in 1822.
John BAYLY was guardian; Joseph TANEY was trustee,
On 3 Jul 1824, sale made to John CLABAUGH of 188 3/4 acres for $2,125.32;
Basil BROOKE bought 142 acres for $1,458. On 24 Jul 1824, sales were
- Robert NEAL - stone house and lot, $270
- George BENTLY - small log house w/ lot, $76; unimproved 1/2 acre lot, $15.50
- Nicholas SNIDER - frame storehouse w/ lot, $181.50; stone house/lot, $155
- Dr. Wm. ZOLLICKOFFER - unimproved 1/2 acre lots, $15 and $10
- William KOONS - unimproved 3/4 acre lot, $26
Proceeds were still short and creditors paid $.48 1/2 on dollar.
- 604-624 - MILLER, STONER, BEAM, LIGHTNER, SHRIVER - Mar 1824
- Daniel STONER and Elizabeth MILLER vs Daniel MILLER Estate
Daniel MILLER d/ May 1822 intestate, leaving
widow - Catharine and 2 minor children
- David MILLER
- John MILLER
Land - tract "Retirement Corrected", 11 acres, conveyed to him by John BEAM (w/ Ann)
in 1820, to Beam from Jacob ROSEN in 1816 and to him from Johnathan DAVIS in 1811.
Daniel STONER was administrator and trustee; guardian was Isaac LIGHTNER.
Public sale did not bring a sufficient price, so sold at private sale to John
SHRIVER for $475.37.
On 25 Nov 1825, David STONER was father of the widow and testified she was born
13 May 1798; awarded 1/7 in lieu of dower. Proceeds were short, paid $.81 1/2 on
- 624-630 - BENTLEY, BAKER, KOONTZ, STOUFFER - Feb 1826
- Continuation of Elie PHILLIPS vs Henry STOUFFER Estate
Upton S. REID was trustee to sell estate; sold house and lot in Middleburg
to Elie BENTLEY, but trustee died before conveyance. Brooke BAKER was then
appointed trustee. Elie BENTLEY died intestate before conveyance was made;
Jacob KOONTZ was appointed trustee to sell the real estate, now belonging to
Elie BENTLEY, sold to George BENTLEY and Ann BENTLEY. Deed transfer approved
on 8 May 1826.
- 630-638 - MERING, HINER, KOONTZ/KOONS, HARNER, MILLER,
VALENTINE, ROYER - 22 May 1834
- Frederick MERING Estate
Frederick MERRING d/ 27 Apr 1832 - will dated 29 Jul 1831, filed 7 May 1832
widow - Mary
- John MERING
- Jacob MERING
- George MERING
- Catharine w/o Henry HINER
- Ann w/o William KOONTZ
- Elizabeth w/o Michael HARNER - Adams Co, PA
- Susan w/o Noah MILLER
- Lydia w/o William VALENTINE
- Rachel MERING, a minor
- Margaret MERING, a minor
- Harriet MERING, a minor
- Frederick MERING, a minor
- Louisa MERING, a minor
grandson - James Edward VALENTINE, a minor
Exec/ son John MERING and William KOONS/KOONTZ
The widow was the guardian for the Mering minors, Sarah VALENTINE for James Edward
VALENTINE; William KOONTZ was trustee.
On 29 Dec 1834, sale made to Peter ROYER for $4,000, clear of dower.
The End of JS-4
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