Frederick County, Maryland
These are abstracts from Equity Court Records of Frederick County, Maryland,
Liber JS-6; 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 2-70-10-6)
- 1-25 - BRAZELTON, BROWN, WILLIAMS, MEDCALF, HEAD, BERRY, RILEY,
MEDCALF, TURNER, LEMMON, KILER/KELER, HANES, APPLER- Feb 1825
- Henry RILEY and wife Elizabeth, William HANES and Jacob APPLER vs Estate of John BRAZELTON
John BRAZELTON, yeoman, wrote his will on 31 Jan 1788,listing children -
- William BRAZELTON (5 shillings sterling)
- Elizabeth WILLIAMS (5 shillings sterling)
- Isaac BRAZELTON (110 acres, NE side of plantation)
- John BRAZELTON (5 shillings sterling)
- Ann BROWN (to have remainder of lands; after her death or remarriage,
to be sold and divided in two shares between the heirs of Isaac and
- Esther MEDCALF (5 shillings sterling)
- Jacob BRAZELTON, youngest son (5 shillings sterling)
Abraham CRUMBACKER was executor (but died during Ann's lifetime).
Witnesses were Jonathan HYDER, Jacob APLER, John CRUMBACKER.
Shortly thereafter, John BRAZELTON died and on 9 Aug 1788, his will
Land was resurveyed in 1805, part tract "The Children's Inheritance",
149 1/2 acres, lying on Little Pipe Creek.
Isaac BRAZELTON d/ during Ann's lifetime, leaving 7 children -
- Martha w/o Henry HEAD
- Elizabeth w/o Francis BERRY
- Mary w/o Edward BERRY
- Ann BRAZELTON
- John BRAZELTON and wife Catharine
- Edward BRAZELTON - Mercer Co, KY
- William BRAZELTON (died after his father) his children -
.....Edward BRAZELTON - Warren Co, Ohio
.....William BRAZELTON - Warren Co, Ohio
All of Isaac's children are listed as out of state. The first
five children listed sold their interests to William HANES/HAINES/
HAYNES on 5 Nov 1813. Robert GILL of Warren Co, Ohio was the guardian
of William's children in 1813 and sold their interests to Henry RILEY
as did Edward BRAZELTON.
Ann BROWN d/ 1824 leaving 5 children -
- Elizabeth w/o Henry RILEY/REILEY
- Mary w/o James MEDCALF
- Ruth w/o Jacob KILER/KELER
- Elenora w/o Abraham TURNER
- Hannah widow of Samuel LEMMON, now deceased
All of Ann's children live out of state except Elizabeth.
In 1805 James and Mary MEDCALF, 1810 Jacob and Ruth KILER,
1812 Abraham and Elenora TURNER, sold their interests to
Jacob APLER. Hannah LEMMON's share is claimed by Daniel
Highest bidder at public sale was William HANES/HAINES for
$1,943.50 on 8 Dec 1825.
- 25-37 - RIDENOUR, BOLLER, FIROR, MATHEWS - Aug 1825
- Jonas MATHEWS vs Jacob RIDENOUR
Jacob RIDENOUR had mortgaged Lot #22 in Mechanics Town (Thurmont),
lying on the south side of Baltimore Street, to Jonas MATHEWS.
Jacob RIDENOUR d/ Aug 1825 intestate, leaving
widow - Catharine and children -
- Catharine RIDENOUR w/o John BOLLER/BULLER
- John RIDENOUR
- Henry RIDENOUR
- Sophia RIDENOUR
- Jacob RIDENOUR
- William RIDENOUR
- George RIDENOUR
- Andrew RIDENOUR
- Charles RIDENOUR
All children were minors except Catharine and John. Jacob FIROR
was administrator; Daniel FIROR was guardian for the minor children
and James NICHOLS was trustee. Sale was held on 15 Jul 1826 at the
house of Henry FUNDENBURG in Mechanics Town with high bidder as
Jonas MATHEWS for $400.
- 38-55 - IJAMS, DORSEY, OWINGS, HIGGINS - Mar 1824
- Thomas Beall OWINGS and wife Cordelia, James L. HIGGINS and wife
Harriet, administrators of Nathan HARRIS, deceased vs John IJAMS Jr
Harriet was previously the widow of Basil DORSEY when she and Thomas
Beall OWINGS and Cordelia became administrators of Nathan HARRIS'
Estate. John IJAMS Jr was indebted to Nathan HARRIS. On 2 Nov 1822,
John IJAMS conveyed to James L. HIGGINS (not then married to Harriet)
and William DOWNEY 180 acres on Bush Creek where Luke DAVIS was then
residing (for no monies) a Deed of Trust for the use of John IJAMS Jr.
and his wife Harriet H. IJAMS during their natural lives and after their
deaths, to descend to their lawful heirs, should they have any; if not,
to descend to Joseph H. IJAMS and his heirs; if he dies without heirs,
then to descend to the nephews and nieces of the said John IJAMS and
their heirs. On 19 May 1823, John IJAMS Jr. (then living in Fairfield
Co, Ohio) executed to Thomas ANDERSON of Frederick County, MD a Deed of
Conveyance, which recited the previous Deed of Trust plus 1/2 of additional
lands. By now, both Harriet H. IJAMS and Joseph H. IJAMS are also
believed to be living in Ohio. On 17 Sep 1825, sale was held and high
bidder was Thomas B. OWINGS for $230.
- 57-69 - McKISSICK, MORROW, NICHOL, WATERS, BIGHAM, EYLER - Aug 1825
- Isaac BAUGHER vs Estate of William McKISSICK
William McKISSICK d/ intestate, leaving
widow - Elizabeth and minor children -
- Mary Ann McKISSICK
- Julia Ann McKISSICK
- William McKISSICK
Archibald MORROW was guardian; James NICHOL was administrator.
Sale was held on 18 Mar 1826 at the house of Henry G. WATERS in Emmitsburg,
but did not receive a sufficient bid; sale was reheld on 22 Apr at the
house of Charles W. BIGHAM, also in Emmitsburg, but again did not receive
sufficient bid. On 17 Jul 1826, property was sold at private sale to
John EYLER for $520; finalized 25 Jan 1827.
- 69-82 - JACOBS, KNOX, THOMPSON, POTTS, ZEILER, WEAVER - Aug 1826
- George JACOBS Estate
George JACOBS d/ intestate several years ago, leaving
widow - Elizabeth and children
- Michael JACOBS and w/ Anastacia
- Jasper JACOBS and w/ Barbara - Darke Co, Ohio
- Philip JACOBS and w/ Jane?
- Ignatius JACOBS
- Margaret (has since died) w/o John KNOX - her only child,
.....David William KNOX, a minor
- Susanna w/o Jacob REID
- Elizabeth JACOBS
- Amelia (a minor) w/o Henry THOMPSON
Land - tract "Jacob's Well", Lots 6 and 7, 5 acres, which was part of the
larger tract "Resurvey on Locust Level", conveyed to him by Eleanor POTTS
and William POTTS, executors of Richard POTTS, deceased, in 1816. George
FOX was neighbor.
Michael, Jasper and Philip sold their interests to Ignatius in 1823; George
ZEILER was guardian; Thomas W. MORGAN was trustee; Jacob REID was high bidder
On 15 Jan 1827, John WEAVER testified he knew the widow and stated she was 56
and healthy; widow received 1/9 share before distributions in lieu of her dower.
- 83-92 - WALKER, WATKINS, McMASTER, TROUP, McCURDY, ERVING,
SHAW, SCOTT, REED, BROWN, GWYNNE, FREY, HURST, LICHTENWALTER - Feb 1826
- James WALKER Estate
James WALKER d/ intestate, without issue, leaving brothers and sisters, etc
bro/ Samuel WALKER - his children,
- Joseph WALKER - Adams Co, PA
- Jane w/o John WATKINS - Virginia
- Lettie McMASTER - her children,
...Ann w/o Jacob TROUP - Pennsylvania
...James McMASTER, a minor - PA
...Eleanor McMASTER, a minor - PA
sis/ Mary WALKER w/o Joseph WALKER, both dec'd - their children,
- Rebecca WALKER - PA
sis/ Grizzy w/o Hugh McCURDY, both dec'd - their children,
- Lettice widow of Samuel ERVING/EWING - PA
- Elizabeth w/o Archibald SHAW - PA
- Margaret w/o Joseph SCOTT - PA
sis/ Sarah PORTER, dec'd - her children,
- Joseph PORTER - Ohio
- Thomas PORTER - Ohio
- Mary PORTER - Ohio
- Lettice w/o James REED - Ohio
- Ann w/o William BROWN - Ohio
- Grizzy w/o Robert PORTER, both dec'd - their children,
...Jane w/o Arthur GWYNNE - PA
...Ann w/o John FREY - Ohio
...Sarah w/o ______ HURST - Ohio
- David PORTER, dec'd - his minor children, - Ohio
...James M. PORTER
Land - tract "Addition to Brooks Discovery on the Rich Lands", 113 acres, adjoins
the lands of Abraham NULL on the Monocacy.
Abraham LICHTENWALTER was trustee; on 1 Dec 1826, sold to Abraham NULL for $2,291.75.
[York County, PA - Will written July 30, 1787; filed January 31, 1788
WALKER, JOSEPH - Executors: James Dixon and Samuel Walker.
Wife: Margaret Walker. Children: James, Samuel,
Grace w/o Hugh McCurdy, Mary w/o Joseph Walker and
SARAH w/o THOMAS PORTER.
Grandchildren: Mary McCurdy and Letitia Walker (child of Mary).]
- 92-103 - URNER, ERNST, KEAUGH/COUGH/COUCH, DEMUTH, BAIL,
HERMAN, MURRY - Feb 1826
- John DEMUTH vs Mathias F. ERNST and Jonas URNER Estate - Title
In 1812, Matthew KEAUGH/COUGH/COUCH (w/ Elizabeth) deeded property to
Jonas URNER, but the money for 14 1/2 acres of said property was actually
paid by Mathias Frederick ERNST; however, but the deed was made out to Urner
for Ernst's benefit since Ernst was not yet a citizen. Jonas URNER wrote a
bond to Ernst for the money he paid Keaugh; but, later Mathias F. ERNST moved
to Montgomery Co, Ohio and in July 1824, made a power of attorney to Peter BAIL
and Samuel DEMUTH to sell and dispose of his land, which they did sell 37 3/4
acres to John DEMUTH in Apr 1825 for $450; the said 14 1/2 acres being included
in this. Since then,
Jonas URNER died, leaving children,
- Benjamin URNER - Ohio
- David URNER - Ohio
- Lydia URNER - PA
- George URNER - PA
- Samuel URNER
- Sarah URNER, a minor
- Elizabeth URNER, a minor
- Nathan URNER, a minor
- Hannah URNER, a minor
Land - tract "Markell's Discovery", 14 1/2 acres, lying on Sam's Creek,
from Matthew COUCH in 1812 and to him from Michael HERMAN in 1800.
Also, "James' Inheritance", 1+ acre from James MURRY in 1805.
The 37+ acres of Mathias Frederick ERNST's land (w/ Sarah) was bounded by the
lands of James DENNY, Widow BENNET, Robert BENNET, David Jacob KEIN, Jacob ENGEL,
John MURRY, George YOUNG.
Jacob LANDIS was guardian of the URNER minors. On 19 Dec 1826, Jesse SLINGLUFF
testified to the state residences of Ernst and the four oldest Urner children.
On 15 Mar 1826, court ruled for deed to be conveyed to John DEMUTH.
- 103-115 - SWOPE, LECHLITER, GILBERT, CULLER, HOUCK, STURM - Jan 1826
- Estate of Christopher SWOPE
Christopher SWOPE d/ intestate, leaving children,
- David SWOPE
- Nancy w/o Peter LECHLITER
- Christina w/o Jacob GILBERT - Out of State
- John SWOPE, dec'd, his children - Washington County, MD
.....Elizabeth SWOPE, a minor
.....David SWOPE, a minor
.....John SWOPE, a minor
.....Nancy SWOPE, a minor
Land - tract "Larkin's Lott", 45 acres, from Philip CULLER in 1812;
part "Sandy Springs", 15+ acres; "New Germany", 1+ acre (contiguous
to the other tracts), next to Peter HOUCK's land from Michael STURM;
totals 52 1/2 acres, conveyed by Jacob CULLER Sr to Jacob CULLER Jr
On 20 Aug 1826, Christina answered the petition in Frederick, now
separated from her husband who still lives out of state; she stated
he does not provide her with any support.
Catharine SWOPE was the guardian. Joseph M. Palmer was trustee; on
21 Oct 1826, sale of 52 1/2 acres made to Michael HOUCK for $604.27.
- 115-131 - HILTERBRICK, SHUNK, MATHIAS, McKALEB/McKELLIP,
BAUMGARDNER, GALT - Feb 1826
- Estate of David HILTERBRICK
David HILTERBRICK d/ 5 Sep 1825 intestate, leaving
widow - Mary (pregnant), and minor child
- Catharine HILTERBRICK
- Mary Elizabeth HILTERBRICK (b/ since Feb 1826, and after her father's death)
Land - tract "Michael's Home", 4+ acres, with dwelling and small tanyard,
from Joseph SHUNK (w/ Abarilla) and Peter MATHIAS (w/ Sarah) in 1823.
Guardian was Samuel BAUMGARDNER; Sterling GALT was trustee; on the 27th
of May 1826, private sale was made (public sale bid was deemed insufficient)
to John McKELLIP for $1,050; on 7 Sep 1826, George M. EICHELBERGER, justice
of the peace, made oath that the widow is about 27 or 28 and in good health;
she received 1/7 in lieu of her dower.
The widow gave birth after the original petition and now petition must go
thru courts for the new infant's share; petition made by John HILTERBRICK for
her. In addition, John McKELLIP has asked the court to annull the sale which
they approved. In Dec 1826, John DUPHARN was made guardian; Sterling GALT was
made trustee; private sale on 3 Feb 1827 to John McKALEB for $1,050; widow
received 1/7 in lieu of her dower; finalized Apr 1827.
- 131-138 - OGLE, COOPER, HOFFMAN, HOBBS, WILHIDE - Mar 1823
- James COOPER vs Samuel OGLE - Foreclosure
Petition to foreclose on Samuel OGLE's mortgage to James COOPER;
James Cooper as trustee; on 10 Jun 1826, sale made to George HOFFMAN
for Lot #1, 49+ acres at $2.80/acre; to Malachi HOBBS for Lot #2, 49+
acres at $3.15/acre; to Frederick WILHIDE Jr for Lot #3, 49+ acres at
$3.22/acre; finalized May 1827.
Land - tract "Make the Meadow Bigger", adjoining tract "Lost and Found";
also Lot 2 of "The Mountain Lot", adjoining lands of Daniel ROUZER; tract
"Disappointment", conveyed by David MARTIN.
- 138-144- BLACK, LIGHTNER, NULL, HAWK, SLAVE,
BAUMGARDNER, DERR - Feb 1827
- George HAWK and w/ Rebecca vs Frederick BLACK Estate
Frederick BLACK - wrote will 14 Apr 1823
son/ Ulrick BLACK
son/ Adam BLACK
son/ John BLACK
son/ Frederick BLACK
dau/ Hannah, dec'd
dau/ Magdalena, dec'd
dau/ Mary LIGHTNER, dec'd
son/ Joseph BLACK
dau/ Elizabeth w/o Michael NULL
dau/ Margaret "Beggy" - should be Rebecca w/o George HAWK
- Mary DERR (relationship not given)
SLAVE - TOM to be freed after his death; also to have a horse of his
choice and 3 acres of his land adjoining that of Peter HAWK and near
to and adjoining a spring on the Hawk line so as to have benefits of
the water; TOM to have the land for his exclusive use during the rest
of his natural life.
executors: Jacob BOMGARDNER (BAUMGARDNER) Sr and Michael NULL;
witnesses: John BOMGARDNER, Jacob HECK, Abraham NULL, Jacob
The daughter Margaret should have been Rebecca as Frederick had no
daughter named Margaret but always called Rebecca "Beggy" and the
recorder of the will took that to be Peggy, the nickname for Margaret.
The court ruled in favor of Rebecca to have the share described for
- 144-161 - ANGEL, MARTIN, BOMGARDNER/BAUMGARTNER,
BUFFINGTON, HAWK, SHANER - Aug 1824
- Michael ANGEL Estate
Michael ANGEL d/ intestate, leaving
widow - Mary and 9 children,
- Michael ANGEL Jr
- George ANGEL
- John ANGEL
- David ANGEL - Ohio
- Mary w/o John BOMGARDNER
- Susan w/o David BUFFINGTON
- Hannah (d/ 10 Jul 1825) w/o David MARTIN - their minor children,
- Jacob ANGEL, a minor
- Joseph ANGEL, a minor
Land - tract "Resurvey on Brothers Agreement", 100 acres from
Charles ANGEL Sr.
On 25 Mar 1825, Jacob BAUMGARTNER Sr was guardian for Jacob and Joseph.
In June 1825, it was discovered that David ANGEL, a brother to the
petitioners, believed to be dead, was in fact still alive and living in
Ohio. Andrew HAWK was guardian for the Martin children. By 24 Jul 1826,
Jacob ANGEL became of age and thus the petition was amended. David MARTIN
was made trustee; sale held on 25 Nov 1826 going to William SHANER of the
actual 104 1/2 acres at $14.50/acre.
On 10 Mar 1827, James NICHOLS testified that David MARTIN was about 34 years
old and in good health; David MARTIN testified Mary, the widow, was about
65 years old and general health was good; widow received 1/8 in lieu of her
dower and David MARTIN then received 2/5 for "curtesy" from wife's death and
their children received 1/6 of 1/9.
- 161-170 - KEIFER, WISE, WHIP, CARLETON, ALBAUGH - Aug 1826
- Michael LATE, Mariann WISE, David BOYD and John HANE, creditors vs Estate of
Samuel KEIFER d/ 1826 intestate, leaving 3 minor children
- Frederick KEIFER
- John KEIFER
- Mary KEIFER
Land - House and Lot #289 in Frederick Town conveyed by Jacob WEISE/WISE in 1810.
Administrator was George WHIP and also trustee; Thomas CARLETON was guardian.
On 28 Feb 1827, sale was made to Solomon ALBAUGH for $556; creditors paid $.32
on the dollar; finalized 21 Jun 1827.
- 171-183 - BLUM/BLOOM, ANDERS, KIRBY, BIRELY, HAUGH - Feb 1826
- Peter HAUGH, creditor vs Adam BLUM Estate
Adam BLUM was indebted to Jacob HAUGH who assigned his interests to
Peter HAUGH in 1819.
Adam BLUM/BLOOM d/ intestate, leaving children
- Paul BLUM - PA
- Peter BLUM
- Jacob BLUM
- Margaret w/o John KIRBY
- Charity w/o William ANDERS, both dec'd - their children,
.....John ANDERS, a minor
.....Samuel ANDERS, a minor
.....William ANDERS, a minor
.....Daniel ANDERS, a minor
.....Susannah ANDERS, a minor
.....Elizabeth ANDERS, a minor
.....Sarah ANDERS, a minor
- Mary (died after her father) w/o John ANDERS - their minor children,
.....Mary Ann ANDERS
.....Margaret Ann ANDERS
Land - tracts "Woofe's Mistake" and "Link Together", 10 acres.
Administrator was Samuel BIRELY; John KIRBY was guardian; Jacob BIRELY
was trustee; sale made to Abraham ANDERS for $181; creditors paid $.58
on the dollar; finalized 5 Jul 1827.
- 184-191 - HOLLINGSWORTH, WARFIELD, WORTHINGTON, HILDEBRACK - Jan 1827
- Jacob HILDEBRACK vs Francis HOLLINGSWORTH Estate - Title
Francis HOLLINGSWORTH of Baltimoe County, d/ intestate, leaving children
- Parkin HOLLINGSWORTH - Baltimore County
- Ann w/o Charles WARFIELD of A. - Frederick County
- Hannah L. w/o Jesse L. WARFIELD - Frederick County
- Francina HOLLINGSWORTH, a minor - Baltimore County
- Mary HOLLINGSWORTH, a minor - Baltimore County
- Elizabeth HOLLINGSWORTH, a minor - Baltimore County
- Willis HOLLINGSWORTH, a minor - Baltimore County
Administrator was Charles WORTHINGTON (Baltimore County).
Land - tracts "The Triangle", "Resurvey on Cold Friday"
purchased in 1816 by Hildebrack with mortgage to Hollingsworth;
mortgage paid and release signed but Hollingworth died before it
was recorded. On 5 Jul 1827, court ruled to record the deed.
- 191-210 - HAINES, MONNAHAN, TOWNSEND, LUSCALLEET, BAUGHER,
HOOPER, TENER, SILE, POOLE, WOOD - Jan 1819
- Michael HAINES Estate
Michael HAINES d/ intestate, leaving
widow - Sarah and 6 children
- David HAINES
- John HAINES
- Mary (still living, children not entitled) w/o 1st/ Mr MONNAHAN;
w/o 2nd/ George TENER, her children,
.....Sarah w/o Jacob SILE
.....Michael MONNAHAN, a minor
.....Juliette MONNAHAN, a minor and now w/o Joseph HOOPER
- Elizabeth w/o Thomas TOWNSEND
- Catharine w/o John LUSCALLEED (LUSCALLEET)
- Michael HAINES Jr, dec'd - his children,
.....Rachel w/o John BAUGHER
.....David HAINES, a minor
.....Elizabeth HAINES, a minor
Land - 3 tracts of "Lee Castle", 62+ acres, on Sam's Creek.
Thomas POOLE was guardian; David HAINES was trustee; sale made to
Jonathan WOOD for 2 tracts, 49 acres at $26.50/acre; John LUSCALEET
bought the remaining 13 acres at $10.01/acre; total sales was $1,427.19.
David HAINES testified the widow is 68 years old; she received 2/19;
finalized 6 Sep 1827.
- 210-227 - HOCKENSMITH, GAUGH, RUPERT, SEACRIST, KITTLE, McCLIEF - Feb 1826
- John McKALEB vs Jacob HOCKENSMITH Estate
Jacob HOCKENSMITH d/ 1818 with will written 11 Aug 1818, filed 12 Oct 1818
widow - Elizabeth
- John HOCKENSMITH (1/3 land where he lives by old school)
- George HOCKENSMITH (1/3 land where he lives)
- William HOCKENSMITH (1/3 with mill and water rights) d/ 1819
- David HOCKENSMITH
- Elizabeth w/o George GAUGH
- Mary RUPERT - Out of State
- Henry HOCKENSMITH - Out of State
- Jacob HOCKENSMITH Jr - Out of State
- Peter HOCKENSMITH - Out of State
- Magdalena w/o Jacob SEACRIST - Out of State
- Catharine w/o Silas KITTLE - Out of State
- Polly McCLIEF (or grandaughter) a minor - Out of State
Land - 367 acres by patent on Middle Creek, next to William KEPHART
and John GRABILL and Joseph LITTLE.
John HOCKENSMITH had paid out portions to his siblings as devised in his
father's will; George and William's parts were to be sold to settle with
the creditors and other siblings' intersts. James NICHOLS was trustee;
on 3 Mar 1827, at the home of Charles W. BIGHAM in Emmitsburg, sale was
made to John GRAYBILL for 121 acres at $15/acre; Patrick QUINN and James
A. SHORB bought 120 acres at $12/acre.
- 227-238 - SHERMAN, SHRIVER, SLAVES, GRUMBINE, UTZ, GRAMMER,
MATHIAS, LOGSDON - Feb 1827
- Heirs of Jacob UTZ Jr vs John GRUMBINE Estate
In 1818, Jacob SHERMAN of Westminster made a bond of conveyance to
John GRUMBINE for $5,000 bond for a 1/4 acre alley lot in the town
of New London in "Addition to Westminster", adjoining Westminster
and John BROWN's lot on the north side of Main Street; in 1822,
Grumbine assigned the bond to Jacob UTZ Jr and made a deed of trust
to Jacob UTZ Sr for the benefit of Jacob UTZ Jr (document was lost
though); John GRUMBINE was not able to provide conveyance of deed
as required in agreements.
Jacob SHERMAN died with will written 5 Jul 1822, filed 26 Dec 1822,
widow - Elizabeth and
d/ Eve SHRIVER
.....Jacob Sherman SHRIVER - moved to Ohio
.....William Waggoner SHRIVER
bro/ Conrad SHERMAN and his son,
........George S. SHERMAN
NEGRO SLAVES -
...AMOS, JOSHUA, BASIL (to be set free 1 year after Sherman's
death and given $150 each);
...SALL, LUCE (to be set free upon the widow's death and given $150 each)
...MARY, ELIZA (to be set free when they turn 21)
Jacob left everything to his wife and then to go to his grandson,
Jacob S. SHRIVER; grandson William was to receive plantation where
Solomon HILTEBRIDLE lives and 60 acres conveyed by John LOGSDON; all
the interests in the plantation where John LOGSDON lives was left to
nephew, George S. SHERMAN; remainder to be divided equally between the
three grandchildren by survivorship. Executors were the widow and
John GRUMBINE d/ bef Feb 1827 intestate, leaving children
- Peter GRUMBINE - PA
- Catharine GRUMBINE, a minor
- Mary GRUMBINE, a minor
- Sarah GRUMBINE, a minor
- William GRUMBINE, a minor
- Caroline GRUMBINE, a minor
- Jeremiah GRUMBINE, a minor
Jacob UTZ Sr d/ with will HS-3, 504 filed 9 Nov 1826,
with Isaac SHRIVER, etc as executor, but all land not included
s/ Jacob UTZ Jr d/ intestate, leaving
widow - Peggy and 3 minor children,
d/ Mary UTZ w/o Jacob GRAMMER
William GRUMBINE was the guardian for the Grumbine children; after the
court decree ordering a deed to the Utz children, Jacob MATHIAS was
appointed as the guardian for the deed until the UTZ children became
of age; finalized 26 Oct 1827.
- 238-250 - STALEY, SHAFER, BALTZEL, THOMAS, TYLER - Feb 1827
- Peter STALEY Estate
Peter STALEY d/ intestate, leaving children,
- Peter STALEY
- Conrad STALEY
- Abraham STALEY
- Adam STALEY
- Henry STALEY, a minor
- Eve Elizabeth STALEY, a minor
- Susannah Barbara STALEY, a minor
Land - tract "Conrad's Purchase, Lot #4, 18+ acres from George BALTZEL,
executor, and Dorothy SHAFER, widow of Conrad SHAFER (1814 will) in 1817
(family cemetery on Shafer's property was not to be sold but kept and
maintained for his sister and her children); lies next to Lot #3 belonging
to Catharine THOMAS, widow.
Peter STALEY (Jr) and Conrad STALEY were adminstrators; payment of
legacy of Jacob STALEY of Melchor made to Tobias STALEY; paid Frederick
STALEY on a note; paid Catharine STALEY w/o Henry MILLER.
Another Henry STALEY was guardian; Peter STALEY was trustee and on 11 Aug
1827, at Bartgis' Tavern in Frederick Town, sale was made to Dr. William
TYLER of Frederick Town for $354.04
- 251-260 - STONER, RITCHIE - Aug 1827
- John RITCHIE, creditor vs Abraham STONER
John STONER Sr was trustee for his son, Abraham STONER, who had been
declared a lunatic. On 9 Dec 1824, John STONER Jr was appointed as substitute
trustee to sell Abraham's property to pay his debts. On 23 Apr 1827, sale
was made to John STONER Sr for $1,200; creditors paid $.19 1/2 on the dollar.
- 261-272 - EMMITT, WILLIAMS, LONG, GAMBLE, MANSON - Oct 1822
- John WITHEROW, exec/of Henry WILLIAMS vs Josiah EMMITT Estate
In 1819, Josiah EMMITT was indebted to Henry WILLIAMS for 151+ acres.
Josiah EMMITT d/ 21 Jul 1822 intestate, leaving
widow - (unnamed) and 6 children,
- Samuel EMMITT
- Mary EMMITT
- William EMMITT, a minor
- John EMMITT, a minor
- Sarah EMMITT, a minor
- Jane EMMITT, a minor
Guardian was William LONG; John WITHEROW was trustee; on 15 Jan 1827,
sale was made to David GAMBLE and Johannes MANSON/MAUSON for $2,249.33;
1/6 share after creditors was $21.52. (It was noted Josiah left a
widow although her name was left blank; no release of dower or payout
was shown; so, she either died and it wasn't noted in the records - or -
her section of land was laid out for her dower before the sale.)
- 272-282 - BAST/BOST, LAUFFER/LAUFER, KEMP, WASKEY, RUNNER - Aug 1827
- John RUNNER, Jacob WASKEY, Henry BOST vs John BOST
Michael BAST - will written 18 Apr 1805
s/ John BAST
Land - "Jacob's Delight, 30 acres (from Michael LAUFFER in 1781);
- "Devalt's Lott", 140 perches (from Lewis LAUFER in 1800);
- "Fielderea", 25 acres and part of Lot #14 (from Henry KEMP in 1794);
- "More or Less", 36 acres.
George HOFFMAN was trustee; high bid went to Daniel RUNNER on
14 Feb 1828 of 92 3/8 acres for $946.84, John RUNNER as security;
proceeds short of creditors, paid $.29 to the dollar; finalized
6 May 1828. (Note - the German name LAUFFER translated to RUNNER)
- 282-291 - SWITZER, HAINES, RINEHART, FARQUHAR - Feb 1827
- Ulrick SWITZER Estate
Ulrick SWITZER d/ intestate, leaving
widow - Elizabeth and 6 children
- Ann w/o Job HAINES
- Basal SWITZER
- Jonathan SWITZER (was 21 in July 1827)
- Esther SWITZER, a minor
- David SWITZER, a minor
- Hannah SWITZER, a minor
Land - "Resurvey on Forrets in Need", 150 acres, from David RINEHART
(w/ Mary) in 1807, next to Joel WRIGHT's part to Rinehart in 1805,
"Hazle Valley", lands of William MATHEWS, William FARQUHAR and his
Job HAINES was appointed trustee; on 24 Jan 1827, Ephraim HAINES became
high bidder for $10,063. Jacob SWITZER testified on 7 Apr 1828 the widow
was about 50 and in general good health; she received 1/8, $1,298.43;
the children's 1/6 part was $1,514.83 each.
- 292-305 - DUVALL, LOWER, BARNES, WATERS, LEGGETT - Jul 1827
- Thomas DUVALL vs Samuel DUVALL Estate
Samuel DUVALL d/ intestate, leaving
widow - Mary and 6 minor children,
- Allan DUVALL
- Zachariah DUVALL
- William DUVALL
- Harriet DUVALL
- Mary DUVALL
- Samuel DUVALL
Land - Lots #77 and 78 in Creagers Town mortgaged from Peter LOWER
(Lower later reassigned the mortgage to Thomas DUVALL)
George HALE was administrator; Samuel BARNES was guardian for Allan
DUVALL, Mary DUVALL was guardian for the other minors; Daniel DUVALL
was trustee; on 15 Dec 1827, high bidder was Henry G. WATERS for $1,000
free of widow's dower. On 14 Jan 1828, James LEGGETT testified the
widow's age was about 38 and her health good; she received 1/8 in
lieu of her dower, $114.45; finalized 16 May 1828.
- 306-314 - HESSON, COBLENTZ, BOMGARTNER, HALE - Jan 1826
- HESSON, COBLENTZ vs Jacob HESSON Heirs
Tenants in Common: Baltzer HESSON, John COBLENTZ, Jacob COBLENTZ,
Philip COBLENTZ, Barbara COBLENTZ and Jacob HESSON; all of the
COBLENTZ' are listed as now living in Ohio and wish to sell their
Jacob HESSON d/ intestate, leaving 5 minor children,
(no widow mentioned)
- William HESSON
- George HESSON
- Elizabeth HESSON
- Susanna HESSON
- Elijah HESSON
Land - "Addition to Shuarx Bottom" and "Ohio", 273 acres from Philip COBLENTZ
John BOMGARTNER as trustee; after failed public sale, sold by private sale
of 263 acres to Peter HALE on 11 Dec 1827 for $1,713.75; 1/6 share was $266.49,
1/5 of 1/6 share was $53.30; finalized 10 Apr 1828.
- 314-323 - HOFF, LATE, ENTEL, STEINER - Feb 1828
- George ENTEL vs Jacob HOFF Estate - Title
Jacob HOFF died with a will granting his estate to
- Maria, widow of Michael LATE; executor was Henry KEMP.
Land - "Long Acre" which is part of larger tract "Tasker's Chance"
by Stephen STEINER (w/ Elizabeth) in 1822 (and to Steiner from
Jacob SCHELLMAN in 1807); lies on northern edge of the turnpike
from Frederick Town to Middletown and next to lands of Stephen
KLEIN. In Sep 1825 agreement of Jacob HOFF to George ENTEL,
Entel was listed of Washington Co, MD.
On 14 May 1828, title was granted to George ENTEL.
(pages 319 and 320 are missing)
- 323-332 - WISE, GEBHART, RIZER/RIGER, LOYSTER, DOUDEN,
BARNES, BENNETT - Aug 1827
- Mary Ann WISE heirs vs Valentine BUCKEY
Mary Ann WISE of Frederick Town d/ 1827
She wrote her will 13 Feb 1819 with Valentine BUCKEY as the executor;
filed 6 Aug 1827 with witnesses, Jacob ROHR and James F. HOUSTON.
sister's children -
...George GEBHART and w/ Catharine
...Rosannah GEBHART (d/ 5-6 yrs ago) w/o ______ RIZER/RIGER - her children,
......Mary Ann RIZER/RIGER w/o Alexander BARNES
......Rebecca RIZER/RIGER w/o Silvanus BENNETT
......Sophia RIZER/RIGER, a minor
......Thomas RIZER/RIGER, a minor
......Eliza RIZER/RIGER, a minor
......Martin L. RIZER/RIGER, a minor
...Mary GEBHART (d/ abt 1 yr ago) w/o _____ LOYSTER
......William H. LOYSTER, a minor
......George T. LOYSTER, a minor
......John T. LOYSTER, a minor
......Thornton LOYSTER, a minor
...Margaret GEBHART w/o Thomas DOUDEN
...Elizabeth "Betsy" GEBHART
Valentine BUCKEY d/ Fall of 1826, (prior to Mary Ann Wise)
Land - Lot in Frederick Town with improvements.
George ROHR was trustee; on 1 Jan 1828, sale held at house of
Mathias BARTGIS in Frederick, high bidder was Jacob DOLE for
$675; finalized May 1828.
- 332-342 - GARDINER, SWOPE, LEVY, LAMBERT - Jan 1828
- John SWOPE and w/ Catharine vs Lewis GARDINER Estate
Lewis GARDINER d/ 30 Mar 1806 intestate, leaving
widow - Elizabeth and children,
- James GARDINER - VA
- Lewis GARDINER - VA
- Mary GARDINER
- Catharine GARDINER w/o John SWOPE
Land - Lot #20 of "Long Acre", part of tract "Tasker's Chance" in
Frederick Town from David LEVY (w/ Barbara) in 1796; lies on north
side of road leading from Frederick Town to Middletown and on sw
side is Stephen CLINE (ground rent to Jacob BENTZ).
Trustee was John H. McELFRESH; sold for $150 on 24 Jul 1828 to
John A. LAMBERT; widow received 1/10.
- 342-351 - DUVALL, IJAMS, WINDSOR, KOONTZ - Feb 1827
- Benjamin DUVALL Estate
In 1820 William KOONTZ sold to Benjamin DUVALL several
pieces of land by bond of conveyance.
Benjamin DUVALL d/ 4 Oct 1826 intestate, leaving
widow - Rebecca and 9 children,
- Jemima DUVALL
- Eliza DUVALL
- Frederick DUVALL, a minor
- Ruth DUVALL, a minor
- Rebecca DUVALL, a minor
- Grafton DUVALL, a minor
- Sarah Ann DUVALL, a minor
- Cordelia DUVALL, a minor
- Benjamin W. DUVALL, a minor
Land - tracts "Changeable", 99 acres; "Gauk? Garden", 25 acres.
Rebecca DUVALL was guardian; Plummer IJAMS was trustee; sold to
Thomas F. WINDSOR for $1,248 on 3 Oct 1827. The widow released
her dower in lieu of payment; however, she died on the 6th of
Nov 1827. Sale was short of debts and paid $.88 on the dollar;
finalized Sep 1828.
- 351-362- McMULLEN, DONNALLY, MULLEN, CRONISE - Feb 1827
- Eleanor DONNALLY and Hugh McMULLEN vs James McMULLEN
James Mack MULLEN (McMULLEN) d/ 10 Jul 1823 intestate, leaving
widow - Hannah and no children
sis/ Eleanor DONNALLY - Philadelphia, PA
bro/ Hugh McMULLEN (also used as MULLEN)
Land - "Clem's Choice" and "Whittenberg"; 12 acres; from John CRONISE
(w/ Rachel) in 1819, next to lands previously owned by
Peter ENGLE and next to tract "Bull Frog".
Administrators were Hannah McMULLEN and Hugh McMULLEN; James
RAYMOND was trustee; sale went to Hugh MULLEN for $12/acre;
sales short, paid $.12 on the dollar.
- 362-374 - MICHAEL, HUTZELL, HEDGE, HERRING - Aug 1827
- George MICHAEL Estate
George MICHAEL d/ intestate, leaving children,
- John MICHAEL
- Catharine MICHAEL w/o Henry MICHAEL of Peter
- Elizabeth w/o George HUTZELL
- Henry MICHAEL (died after his father) intestate, leaving
.....James MICHAEL, a minor
.....Eli MICHAEL, a minor
.....Catharine MICHAEL, a minor
.....Elizabeth MICHAEL, a minor
.....Sally MICHAEL, a minor
.....Ann MICHAEL, a minor
.....Malinda MICHAEL, a minor
Land - "The Sun is Down and the Moon is UP), 125 acres from Christopher
(Stophel) MICHAEL (the other half of the original 250 acres was conveyed
to George's brother and Christopher's son, Peter MICHAEL), included the
dwelling plantation where George lived.
- also "Hedges Range", 35 acres, from Joseph HEDGE (w/ Sarah) in 1786.
Guardian was Henry HERRING; trustee was John MICHAEL; on 10 Apr 1828,
sale made to Henry MICHAEL for $480.20 for 20 acres.
- 374-408 - MARTIN, JONES, TITLOW, RITTER,
WISSINGER, SMITH - Aug 1827
- Jacob MARTIN Sr ESTATE
Jacob MARTIN Sr d/ abt Nov 1821 with will
widow - Elizabeth d/ Aug 1827, leaving 11 children,
- Daniel MARTIN
- Peter MARTIN
- Jacob MARTIN Jr, dec'd - his 6 minor children
.....Wilson R. MARTIN
.....George W. MARTIN
.....Daniel J. MARTIN
.....Ann Sophia MARTIN
.....Catharine E. MARTIN
- William MARTIN - Washington, DC
- John MARTIN - Loudon Co, VA
- Charlotte MARTIN w/o Thomas JONES - Montgomery Co, MD
- Barbara MARTIN w/o Thomas TITLOW - Shenandoah Co, VA
- Catharine MARTIN w/o Adam RITTER - George Town, DC
- Elizabeth MARTIN w/o John WISSINGER - Jefferson Co, VA (WV)
- Mary MARTIN
- Mary Ann MARTIN
Land - Lots #6, 7, 40, w/ improvements in New Town (Trap Town/Jefferson);
Lot #6 from Melchor TABLER (w/ Phebe) in 1794 w/ tavern house;
Lot #7 from Patrick McGILL, trustee of Jacob PARSONS in 1813 w/ log stable;
Lot #40 by patent in 1798.
Guardian was Sophia MARTIN; trustee was James M. SHELMAN;
sale of Lot #6 went to Daniel MARTIN for $910;
Lot #40 went to Henry SMITH for $103;
Lot #7 went to William MARTIN for $110.
- 408-418 - FLEMING, BUCKEY, MANTZ - Jan 1828
- Joseph FLEMING Sr Estate
Joseph FLEMING Sr - will 10 Dec 1822; filed 21 Jan 1823
w/ Alice and children
- Joseph FLEMING Jr
- Samuel FLEMING
- William FLEMING
- Eleanor FLEMING
- Sarah FLEMING
- Alice FLEMING
- Harriet FLEMING
- Charlotte FLEMING, a minor
- Thomas FLEMING, a minor
Executors were Valentine BUCKEY and John FLEMING;
witnesses: Christian SCHOLL, Joseph FLEMING of Arthur,
William Bradley TYLER.
Land - 3 lots of tract "Tasker's Chance", 179+ acres; and "Puzzlesome Corrected",
30 1/2 acres, wooded lot.
Both Valentine BUCKEY and John FLEMING died in 1826; petition to appoint
a trustee to administer the will.
Joseph FLEMING was guardian; Lewis P. W. BALCH, trustee; on 13 Mar 1828,
sale was held in Frederick Town at Mathias E. BARTGIS's tavern, Casper
MANTZ was high bidder for Tasker's Chance property for $9,910.66; since
the wooded lot did not sell at auction, it was sold at private sale to
Joseph FLEMING for $91.50; widow received 1/8 in lieu of dower.
- 418-435 - HAMMOND, WOODS, DORSEY, DUTTERO, CUMMING,
HOBBS, STEPHENSON, SLAVES - Jan 1828
- Basil DORSEY Heirs vs Charles HAMMOND Heirs - Title
In 1788, Charles HAMMOND sold 100 acres of tract "Resurvey on Charles'
Lot" to Charles CHANEY and then sold the remainder of 218 acres to Basil
DORSEY, lying on the east side of main road to Frederick Town from William
HOBBS. Before the deeds were conveyed,
Charles HAMMOND of John (of Anne Arundel County) died leaving children,
- John HAMMOND, d/ intestate, w/o issue
- Rezin HAMMOND, d/ intestate, w/o issue
- Nancy HAMMOND w/o William WOODS, dec'd - Baltimore County
- Charles HAMMOND Jr - Anne Arundel County
- Sarah HAMMOND w/o John DORSEY, dec'd - Anne Arundel County
- Elizabeth HAMMOND - Anne Arundel County
- Mary HAMMOND, dec'd w/o John DUTTERO - Out of State
.....Marisa DUTTERO w/o George CUMMING
Basil DORSEY - will 7 Aug 1799; filed 27 Aug 1799, leaving
w/ Tabitha and children,
- Basil DORSEY Jr
- Evan DORSEY d/ 1823 intestate, leaving children,
.....Upton L. DORSEY
.....Susan DORSEY w/o William HOBBS
.....John L. DORSEY
.....Ann DORSEY, dec'd w/o Evan HAMMOND, dec'd - her son,
- Josiah DORSEY
- Lucy DORSEY w/o Samuel STEPHENSON
- Sophia DORSEY
- William DORSEY
.....Arthur DORSEY (grandson)
.....Vachel DORSEY (grandson)
.....Condard? DORSEY (grandson)
.....Darius DORSEY (granddaughter)
Basil gave his son, Basil: tract "Dorsey's Search", 400 acres;
"Shipley's Discovery", "Resurvey on Shipley's Discovery"; from
George BURKHART. To Evan, he gave: "Drummond", "Resurvey on
Drummond", "Resurvey on Charles' Lot", "Darbey's Delight".
Josiah received land in Baltimore County, one tract from Stephen
WINCHESTER. Sophia was given "Resurvey on Moab", 303 acres.
- to Tabitha - negro woman POLE (Polly?), after widow's death, to Lucy
- to Basil - HAGARDE, AMELIA, CATEY, CHARLOTTE and her children
- to Evan - BOW, PHIL, JASON, RACHEL, ROZ, SHEBA and her 2 children
- to Josiah - LUCY, SOLL, SARAH and her 2 children
- to Lucy - HANNAH, Negro man CHARLES (if he doesn't want to go with
her, to be sold to one of his sons
- to Sophia - NELL and her children; CATE and her children;
SUE and her d/ CHARITY
- to Arthur - RENISH?
- to VACHEL - PETER
- to Conkard? - MACHAN?
- to Darius - ALLEN
Evan DORSEY was executor of his father's will.
Basil sold part of his land to William HOBBS of Samuel on the
NE side of Bush Creek. In Oct 1828, title granted to Basil
- 435-448 - ORTNER, SHOPE, KELLY - Jul 1828
- William ELY and Stewart GAITHER vs John ORTNER Estate
John ORTNER of Frederick Town d/ Jul 1827 intestate, leaving
widow - Sophia and 3 minor children,
- Ann Rebecca ORTNER
- Henrietta ORTNER
- Elizabeth ORTNER
Land - House and Lot in Frederick Town
- Lot in Frederick Town
- House and Lot in Frederick Town
Administrators were George B. SHOPE and Henry KELLY of Frederick
County; Sophia was guardian; trustee was George B. SHOPE; sale held
Sep 1828 to Francis? KOONTZ? for $630. The widow released her dower
rights but did not receive anything for them; creditors paid $.97
on the dollar.
- 448-455 - LOWE, BLACK, OWINGS, BIGGS - Jul 1828
- Prudence BIGGS vs Patrick LOWE Estate - Title
In 1827, agreement of sale for $1,200 was made to Prudence BIGGS by
Patrick LOWE d/ Dec 1827 intestate, leaving a minor child,
- Mary E. LOWE
Land - 101+ acres on Tom's Creek
Said lands were obtained from George M. EICHELBERGER, trustee
in decree regarding Jacob BLACK.
In 1827, Patrick LOWE was listed as merchant in Emmitsburgh,
selling the farm where Jacob BLACK then lived as a tenant.
Administrator and guardian was Patrick OWINGS; on 5 Dec 1828,
conveyance was granted to Prudence BIGGS.
- 456-462 - KLEIN, STONESIFER, McSHERRY, SHOEMAKER - Oct 1828
- Isaac STONESIFER of Adams Co, PA vs Court - Title Conveyance
Catharine KLEIN (widow of Samuel KLEIN) d/ 1823 - will 8 May 1823;
filed 17 Nov 1823, leaving estate to her brothers and sisters,
bro/ Daniel STONESIFER
bro/ Jacob STONESIFER
bro/ John STONESIFER
bro/ Solomon STONESIFER
bro/ David STONESIFER (d/ bef 1 May 1828)
bro/ ISAAC STONEFIFER
sis/ Elizabeth McSHERRY?
Witnesses were Francis MATHIAS, David GRAMMER, Henry HOPPE.
Executors were Isaac STONESIFER and David STONESIFER who made
sale to Peter SHOEMAKER for $1,100.
Land - "?Pretty Improvement", 150 acres, conveyed by Jacob SNIDER,
dec'd; adjoining lands of Abraham HESSON and Peter SHUMAKER.
On 18 Dec 1828, title granted to Peter SHOEMAKER for balance of
sale monies due.
- 462-470 - CRIST, TEVILBISS, BURKHART, MANTZ - Feb 1828
- Nicholas BOUGHER and Nicholas BRENGLE vs Jacob CRIST
In 1823, mortgage was made by Jacob CRIST to Nicholas BOUGHER
for $800. Later, Bougher assigned the mortgage to Nicholas BRENGLE.
Land - "No Help for My Loss", 480 acres; except parts conveyed to
Valentine CRIST, John CRIST, and Catharine w/o John H. TEVILBISS
(DEVILBISS), by the will of Philip CRIST.
Additional Exceptions - 15 acres of same tract on the right side
of Creagers Town road.
- part of "The End of Trouble", 26 1/2 acres from Daniel BURKHART
Petition to sell "The End of Trouble" to satisfy claims. Nicholas
BRENGLE was trustee; sale made to Casper MANTZ for $450; proceeds
were still insufficient.
- 470-506- EVANS, HUGHES, BRADLEY, BUCK, McCLAFORTY, LYLES - Jul 1827
- Joseph HUGHES and Patrick BRADLEY vs John EVANS
In Feb 1812, John EVANS of Allegany County (MD) proposed
to sell to Joseph HUGHES (w/ Mary) of Emmitsburg a farm
of 210 acres in Allegany County which he stated he owned
for $10 per acre.
Land - "Evan's Purchase", 210 acres; on Fifteen Mile Creek,
15 miles above Hancock, ten miles from Bath Town on the old
Braddock Road, adjoining lands of Leonard BOVENS/BORONS (dec'd),
Ignatius BOVEN/BERRING and Samuel ORMOND/OSMOND; about 3/4 mile
from the river Potomack. Cleared land in 61 acres with log
dwelling house, two gardens, four acres of meadow and woodland
with the Potomack nearby and the great road to Cumberland coming
directly by the door of the house.
Joseph HUGHES' lot with two-story house was on Church Street in
Emmitsburg by the alley of the Catholic church yard. Patrick
BRADLEY's house and Lot #109 was in Emmitsburgh where William
Eventually, after numerous times, Joseph HUGHES (tavern owner)
and Patrick BRADLEY agreed to provide a house and lot valued at
$500 for downpayment on said property, provided they approved
of said sale after inspection. After inspection, the land only
contained a patent for 64 acres and the soil was poor and not
suitable for cultivation; there were no improvements as stated,
few trees, and the great road did not come near the property.
In additon to the claimed fraud, John EVANS obtained deeds for
Hughes and Bradley's property and placed them with William EMMIT
to have them put on record as Evans' property.
Testimony was given by John TROXELL, James BURKET, Henry BROWN,
Henry GUYER, Jacob MATER (MOTTER), Thomas WILSON; James KING of
Allegany County testified he was at an inquest of a dead man
supposedly murdered by Evans; Walter BOVANS of Allegany County
(age 34 in 1817).
Patrick BRADLEY died with will 26 May 1821; filed 16 Jul 1831
- Sarah BUCK (relationship not stated)
- Roman Catholic Church
- nephews/ John McCLAFORTY and Patrick McCLAFORTY
and niece/their sister, Bridget McCLAFORTY
Will lists Patrick's birth in 1756, he from Mevaugh Parish, Dunigan
County, Ireland. Executors were Lewis MOTTER and Deborah BRADLEY;
witnesses: Michael SPONSELLER, George FLAUTT, Frederick GELWICKS.
John EVANS d/ 1820 intestate, leaving children,
- John EVANS - VA
- Mary EVANS - VA
Administrator was William LYLES of Frederick County; court ruled sales
were fraudulent and agreement was voided.
- 506-517 - MEYER, CREIGLOW, DURTZBAUGH, BYERLY, HART,
WALTZHAMMER, WIGLE, BALCH - Oct 1828
- Catharine CREIGLOW Heirs - Sale of Real Estate
Christopher MEYER - will 20 Mar 1812; filed 25 Oct 1814
leaving children -
- John MEYER
- Israel MEYER
- George MEYER
- Catharine (now dec'd) w/o William CREIGLOW/CREIGHLOW - her children,
....Catharine w/o George DURTZBAUGH
....Anna Mary CREIGLOW
- Charlotte w/o William BYERLY
- Elizabeth widow of Adam HART
- Ann Margaret w/o Lewis WALTZHAMMER?
- Anna Barbara WIGLE, dec'd - her children,
Gave "Tasker's Chance, 178 acre dwelling plantation, to sons,
John and Israel; "Resurvey on Rocky Hill", 31 acres, from Frederick
KEEFFER to son Israel; Southern half of Lot in Frederick Town with
dwelling house from John BOSTIAN to son George; Northern half of
Lot in Frederick Town from John BOOKER to daughter Catharine except
for the Hatter's Shop which is son George's; monies to be paid by
sons John and Israel.
John MEYER was executor; witnesses: Jacob MARKELL, Peter MANTZ,
Land - Lot, 39 acres, on Market Street in Frederick Town
Guardian and trustee was L.P.W. BALCH; on 22 Dec 1828, sale went
to Jacob STENER/STONER for $450; William CREIGLOW received 2/19
as his "curtesy" share and his children received equal shares of
- 518-524 - METCALF, DELAPLANE, MOTTER, KNOUFF - Oct 1828
- Mary METCALF by John DELAPLANE, her next friend, and
Lewis MOTTER vs John KNOUFF, trustee; Joshua DELAPLANE
and Thomas METCALF
Mary METCALF was the w/o Thomas METCALF and claimed her
dower rights to her husband's property which was sold
by the sheriff for settlement of debts to John SMITH.
Smith would not agree to sale unless he obtained the
dower as well. Mary agreed to sell her dower rights
to him for $1,000. She also had other property which
was not her husband's and she sold for $500.
In 1823, in a complaint of John KNOUFF, George VALENTINE
and wife, and others vs John REESSON?, John KNOUFF was
appointed trustee to sell real estate of John KNOUFF Sr,
Land - "All Is Safe Now", 368 1/2 acres
Mary METCALF placed her funds with her trustee, Joshua
DELAPLANE to purchase said property for her and placed
her $1,500 down as 1/3 payment. Later, Mary was unable
to raise the money to payoff the property and thus sold
it to Lewis MOTTER. Petition requests the property be
deeded to Motter after payoff and settlement; so granted;
finalized Feb 1829.
- 525-534 - WISE, McDOVIT, HUTTON, SHOVOD,
AGNEW - Feb 1828
- Joseph WISE Estate
Joseph WISE, deceased - will 1 Apr 1813; filed 26 Apr 1813
widow - Mary and 6 children
- Joseph WISE
- Sebastian WISE
- Sarah w/o James McDOVIT
- Peter WISE, a minor
- James WISE, a minor
- Susannah Maria WISE, a minor
After widow dies or remarries, estate to be equally
divided or sold and divided equally among children.
Executors were Peter SHOVOD and Michael BLESSING;
witnesses: George HUTTON, John HUSTON, Joseph HOLDZ? (HOLTZ?)
In 1815, the widow Mary intermarried with George HUTTON;
Peter SHOVOD, one of the executors, died in 1813.
Guardian was John AGNEW; James McDOVIT as trustee;
on 15 Oct 1828, private sale of 406 acres to Micahel D.
EGAN and John F. McGARY for $700,000.
- 535-547 - GRAFF, MARTIN, BLACK, DILL,
FLACK, KEPHART, SWOPE - Jul 1828
- John MARTIN and w/ Mary, et al - Sale of Real Estate
Henry GRAFF, deceased - will 9 Oct 1821; filed 12 Feb 1824
widow - Elizabeth and 11 children
1 - Mary GRAFF w/o John MARTIN
2 - Joseph GRAFF and w/ Magdalena
3 - Rebecca GRAFF
4 - Elizabeth GRAFF, dec'd (married twice)
...h/ Joseph BLACK - their children,
........Eliza BLACK w/o Justonian ELDER - Missouri
........Matilda BLACK - Missouri
........Andrew BLACK d/ intestate, married
...h/ Leonard DILL - their children,
........Henry G. DILL, a minor - PA
5 - Catharine GRAFF (d/ aft 1821) w/o George FLACK - Ohio
........George D. FLACK, a minor
........Hiram FLACK, a minor
........Henry FLACK, a minor
........John FLACK, a minor
........Josiah FLACK, a minor
........Ann Eliza FLACK, a minor
Land - "Graff's Content", 130 acres, mansion plantation;
and 1/2 of mountain tract "Timber Plenty", 154 acres.
6 - Eli GRAFF
7 - Jeremiah GRAFF
8 - Delila GRAFF
9 - Henry GRAFF
10- Dorcus? GRAFF (son)
11- Sarah GRAFF
Land - "Rish Level"; and other half of mountain land,
"Timber Plenty" (not to be sold until youngest d/ Sarah
is 16 years old).
Executors: Eli GRAFF and George M. EICHELBERGER
Witnesses: William SHIELDS, Philip KEILHOLTZ, James TAYLOR
The five older children were petitioning for their shares
to be sold and divided amongst them. Trustee was Clotworthy
BIRNIE Jr.; sale made to John KEPHART for "Graff's Content"
at $1,967.55 and to Michael SWOPE for 1/2 mountain tract at
$539. George FLACK received 3/8 of a 1/5 portion as his
'curtesy' share; finalized 18 Apr 1829.
- 547-565 - SCHLOSSER, BOWLUS, HERRING, BROWN - Jan 1828
- Elizabeth SCHLOSSER vs Henry SCHLOSSER Estate
Henry SCHLOSSER, the elder, dec'd - will 21 Aug 1805
widow - Elizabeth and 8 children,
- Magdalena SCHLOSSER
- Peter SCHLOSSER
- Henry SCHLOSSER d/ intestate, leaving
..widow - now also dec'd - and minor children,
.....Daniel SCHLOSSER (age 21 on 3 Feb 1828)
.....Mary SCHLOSSER w/o Daniel BOWLUS
- Andrew SCHLOSSER
- Elizabeth SCHLOSSER
- Mary SCHLOSSER
- Rosannah SCHLOSSER
- George SCHLOSSER
Executors were sons, Peter and Henry, who were to make
payments to the widow, Henry's half was never paid.
Land - "The Sun is Down and The Moon is Up", 255 acres,
the dwelling plantation, to son, Henry.
- land left to son Peter was "Hedge's Range" and
"Resurvey on part of Ram's Horn"; 247+ acres conveyed
by Andrew SMELTSER.
- "Frankend All", 114 acres, formerly land of Christopher
BROWN, to Henry SCHLOSSER by decree from Bean S. PIGMAN,
Guardian for Henry and Elias was Henry HERRING, Daniel
BOWLUS was guardian for wife Mary; William SCHLEY was
trustee; on 7 Apr 1828, sale made to Peter SCHLOSSER for
69 1/2 acres of woodland at $764.50; on 4 Feb 1829, sale
of home place (Henry's), 245 acres went to John BOWLUS
- 565-569 - BUCKEY, SHAFFER - Jan 1829
- Michael BUCKEY, David BUCKEY, Edward BUCKEY, executors
of Valentine BUCKEY vs John NELSON, equire, trustee for
George SCHAEFFER Sr, dec'd.
The Buckey estate petitioned for their claim against George
SHAFFER; John NELSON, trustee for SHAFFER, sold his real
estate to Valentine RHODES; petition is to stop distribution
until their claim is paid; so granted 9 Apr 1829.
- 569-582 - RIDGELY, HARDING, HOUSE,
WARFIELD - Feb 1827
- Catharine WARFIELD, Lloyd DORSEY, John AHALT and others,
creditors vs Greenberry RIDGELY Estate
Jacob RIDGELY d/ 1 Apr 1815 testate, leaving,
widow - Ruth and 10 children,
- William RIDGELY - Allegany County
- Jacob RIDGELY
- Westal RIDGELY - Out of State
- Martha RIDGELY w/ William P. HOUSE
- Ruth RIDGELY w/o Elie HOUSE
- Hezekiah RIDGELY
- Thomas RIDGELY d/ aft 1824 intestate, leaving
.....Mary Anne RIDGELY, a minor
.....Thomas H. RIDGELY, a minor
.....Robert RIDGELY, a minor
.....William RIDGELY, a minor
.....Jacob RIDGELY, a minor
.....Cornelia RIDGELY, a minor
.....Bethany RIDGELY, a minor
- Sarah HARDING
- Greenberry RIDGELY d/ 1 Nov 1824 intestate, no issue
- Eli RIDGELY - Allegany County
Land - "Leave It So Lying"; "Philip's Luck"; "Matthew's Good Will".
Jacob RIDGELY was administrator for Greenberry's estate
and his debts exceed his personal estate.
William P. HOUSE was guardian; John NELSON trustee; sale
for Greenberry's interests went to Jacob RIDGELY for $201;
sales insufficient, creditors paid $.56 on the dollar;
finalized 21 May 1829.
- 582-596 - PUSEY, FARQUHAR, COOK, McKINSTRY,
SHEPHERD, PRICE, WOOD - Feb 1828
- Solomon SHEPHERD and other creditors vs George PUSEY Estate
George PUSEY d/ 1827 intestate, leaving
widow - Mary and 6 children,
- Nathan PUSEY - Illinois
- Mary STONER - Indiana
- George PUSEY Jr
- Joel PUSEY - Kentucky
- Marcy w/o Moses B. FARQUHAR - Ohio
- Lydia COOK, dec'd - her children,
.....George COOK - Harford County
.....Louisa COOK, a minor
.....Joel COOK, a minor
.....Nathan COOK, a minor
.....Elisha COOK, a minor
.....Samuel COOK, a minor
.....Sarah P. COOK, a minor
Land - "Resolution", 41+ acres, on Sam's Creek
Administrators were Evan McKINSTRY and William SHEPHERD;
Benjamin PRICE, esquire, was guardian. Thomas WOOD, a
quaker, testified to the out of state residents. William
SHEPHERD was trustee; Evan McKINSTRY was high bidder for
$2,040.62 subject to widow's dower. Creditors paid and
proceeds distributed; finalized 9 Mar 1829
- 597-614 - STALEY, FLANAGAN, WACHTER,
WIDDERICK, KOONTZ, MORNINGSTAR, ISENAGLE - Feb 1825
- Jacob WACHTER and Christian WIDDERICK
vs Jacob STALEY of Jacob - Foreclosure
Land - "Loss Gained" from George KOONTZ in 1810, said land
from will of his father, Jacob STALEY of Melcher;
- "Sure Bind, Sure Find", 109 acres, from Philip MORNINGSTAR
to Jacob STALEY of Jacob in 1823 of which 9 3/4 acres have
been purchased but not yet conveyed to Michael ISENAGLE.
Trustee was Lewis P.W. BALCH; Hugh FLANAGAN petitioned to
stop the sale as he testified he previously has purchased
said property at a sheriff's sale and had paid monies on
that sale. Decree allowed for yearly payments of interest
and if not met, then sale to proceed.
- 614-618 - Sisters of Charity of St Joseph's - Jan 1829
- Sisters of Charity of St Joseph's - Recording of Deed
In Dec 1816, an act to incorporate was constituted for
them to hold real estate. In 1817, Rev. Samuel S. COOPER
and Rev. John DUBOIS executed a deed of bargain and sale
for two tracts of land; however, not knowing the time
requirements, they failed to have deeds recorded and now
the grantors, the Reverends, are no longer residents of
Maryland. Rev. Cooper resides in Philadelphia and Rev.
Dubois resides in New York City, now the Right Reverend
Bishop of the State of New York.
The Bill of Complaint for An Act to Incorporate the Sisters
of Charity of Saint Joseph's in Frederick County dated 7 Jan
1817 was filed by: Elizabeth A. SETON, Elizabeth BOYLE,
Cecilia O. CONWAY, Jane SMITH, Rosetta WHITE, Margaret GEORGE,
Bridget FERROLL, Mary Ann BUTLER, Francis JOURDAN, Susanna
CLOSEY, Teresa CONWAY, Jane Francis GARTLAND, Eleanor Angela
BRADY, Ann GRUBER, Adele SALVA, Elizabeth Magdalena GUARIN,
Sarah THOMPSON, Camilla CORICK, Margaret Felicity BRADY,
Scholistica BEAMS, Julia SHIRK/SHIRTS, and Louisa ROGER,
all unmarried women over the age of 21, hereinafter to become
Sisters of Charity of Saint Joseph's.
Land - "Carrollsburgh" and "Enlargement"; 269 acres.
Decree and deed recorded in Liber JS-32, 93 in May 1829.
- 618-625 - HOTT, OYSTER, WATERS, BONER, KEPHART - Aug 1827
- George OYSTER vs Ralph HOTT of George Town, DC
Ralph HOTT d/ Sep 1826 in DC, leaving children,
- Susan HOTT, a minor - DC
- Sarah Elizabeth HOTT, a minor - DC
Land - Lot #13 in "Shield's Addition to Emmitsburg", 57'x160';
from Henry G. WATERS (w/ Elizabeth) and John BONER (w/ Sarah).
Trustee was Samuel BAUMGARDNER; on 21 Feb 1829, sale went
to John KEPHART for $70; proceeds short, paid $.62 on the dollar.
- 626-643 - WATTMAN, EVERHART, JARBOE, DEAVER,
WENNER, SLAVE, KUHN - Aug 1825
- Jacob EVERHART of Frederick Co, VA
vs Francis JARBOE Estate - Foreclosure
Francis JARBOE executed several notes in 1819 to Jacob
WATTMAN Sr so Jarboe could purchase real estate. Wattman
filed suit against Jarboe, but before judgement was decreed,
Jacob WATTMAN Sr. died in Loudon Co, VA - will 19 May 1823;
filed 18 Nov 1830, leaving children,
son/ Jacob WATTMAN
son/ John WATTMAN, dec'd - his 4 children,
dau/ Ann DEAVER, dec'd - her children,
and their half brothers/sisters, ch/of Bazel DEAVER, dec'd,
........Deborah Margaret DANIEL?
dau/ Elizabeth w/o John WENNER
Son John's four children were given 22 acres where Leonard
THOMAS then lived and a bond of $400 against Philip EVERHART;
Jacob EVERHART was given NEGRO girl KITTY and her son, HENSON,
and two lots in Berlin, MD; the Everhart grandchildren were
given 1/5 of the farm and mill that Jacob EVERHART had when
he died which fell to Elizabeth RICHARD but they are to pay
their half brothers and sisters $200. Jacob WATTMAN Sr also
had 1/7 share of land from William CHAMBERS estate which fell
to John MURPHY and w/ Nancy where John and Elizabeth WENNER
now live. Jacob EVERHART was acting executor of Jacob WATTMAN
Francis JARBOE d/ intestate, leaving
widow - Sarah and children,
- Ignatius JARBOE - Romney, VA (WV)
- Horatio JARBOE - Jefferson Co, VA (WV)
- James JARBOE - Berlin, Frederick Co, MD
- John Washington JARBOE, a minor
- Catharine JARBOE, a minor
Land - Lot #25 in Berlin (Brunswick) on Potomac River
- also Lot #8 in Berlin from Andrew HINER/HYNER? (w/ Abigail).
Sarah JARBOE was guardian; William SCHLEY was trustee;
on May 1828, private sale made to William KUHN for $80;
proceeds fell short of claim.
- 643-654 - COWMAN, PAGUE, PANCOAST, SWOMLEY - Jul 1825
- John PAGUE and James PAGUE of Baltimore City
vs Gerard COWMAN - Foreclosure
In 1825 Gerard COWMAN (now of Anne Arundel County) was
indebted by mortgage to John PAGUE and James PAGUE;
land from John PANCOAST in 1816.
Trustee was William SCHLEY; sold to Asa SWOMLEY for
$1,200; finalized Dec 1828.
- 654-663 - JENNINGS, LITTLE, RUTHERFORD - Aug 1827
- Benjamin RUTHERFORD vs Solomon JENNINGS Estate
Solomon JENNINGS of Baltimore City d/ intestate, leaving
widow - Sophia and 1 minor child,
- Maria JENNINGS
Land - Lot #4 of "Resurvey on Brother's Agreement", 10 acres,
in Taneytown from Joseph LITTLE (w/ Esther) in 1813.
Administrator and guardian was Sophia JENNINGS; trustee
was John CRAPSTER; on 8 Oct 1828, sale made to Sophia
JENNINGS for $100; proceeds short.
- 663-679 - BURN, MAUGIN, MARKER, ROUTZANG,
ZENTMORE - Feb 1825
- George MARKER of Daniel vs Jacob BURN and Solomon ROUTZANG
Henry BURN SR. d/ leaving children,
- Henry BURN Jr
- Jacob BURN - PA
- John BURN - PA
Land - "Weaver's Lot", 50 acres with house, from Mathias
MAUGIN (w/ Mary) in 1805.
In 1821, Henry BURNS Jr. (w/ Mata) conveyed his 1/3 interest
to Jacob. Jacob mortgaged his two undivided parts to George
MARKER of Daniel. In addition, Solomon ROUTZANG obtained
a judgement against Jacob and obtained a 1/3 part in said
Trustee was Madison NELSON; on 5 Apr 1826, sale made to
Jacob ZENTMORE and George ZENTMORE for $367; proceeds short;
finalized 3 Jun 1829.
- 679-688 - STEVENSON, TROXELL, COVER, CRISE,
SHELLMAN, SHEELY, MARKEY - Oct 1828
- Josias STEVENSON Estate
Josias STEVENSON d/ c1826 intestate, leaving 9 children,
- Ruth STEVENSON widow of Elias TROXELL
- Joseph STEVENSON, dec'd - his 3 minor children,
.....Mary Ann STEVENSON
- Susanna STEVENSON
- Henry STEVENSON
- Lydia STEVENSON w/o Daniel COVER
- Margaret STEVENSON
- Eliza STEVENSON w/o Solomon CRISE
- Thomas STEVENSON, a minor
- Henrietta STEVENSON, a minor
Land - "The Boot", 21+ acres to George DICKSON;
"Darbey's Delight", 82 acres, from Nicholas CARROLL;
"Terra Rubra", 102+ acres from John Ross KEY; lands to
Christian SHEELY (w/ Barbara) and now to Josias STEVENSON
for $5,240 in 1811.
Guardian was James M. SHELLMAN; trustee was John SMITH;
sale on 12 Mar 1829 to Aena? MARKEY (male) for 156 acres
at $3,252.56; funds distributed to heirs; finalized on
30 Jul 1829.
- 688-699 - STONER, REID, STEINER, DERR - Jul 1828
- John DERR and Henry FOGLER vs Ezra STONER Estate - Foreclosure
EZRA STONER d/ intestate, leaving 4 minor children,
- Margaret STONER
- William STONER
- Charity STONER
- Anna STONER
Land - Lot #255 in Frederick Town (1/8 part from
Jacob REID in 1826 which was conveyed to John REID
by Thomas RICE and wife and given to Jacob through
the will of John REED/REID).
Administrator was Henry STONER; Henry STEINER as
guardian; Lewis P.W. BALCH as trusee; on 3 Nov 1828
at the tavern of Henry FOGLER in Frederick Town, sale
made to John DERR for $200; proceeds short, paid $.18
on the dollar; finalized 20 Jul 1829.
- 699-707 - McKEEHAN/McGAHAN, MINNICK - Oct 1828
- William JORDAN vs George McKEEHAN - Title
George McKEEHAN/McGAHAN d/ intestate, leaving
widow - Jane and 10 children,
- John McKEEHAN
- James J. McKEEHAN
- Martha w/o Joseph MINNICK
- Samuel L. McKEEHAN, a minor
- Joseph G. McKEEHAN, a minor
- Elizabeth McKEEHAN, a minor
- George W. McKEEHAN, a minor
- Benjamin F. McKEEHAN, a minor
- Margaret J. McKEEHAN, a minor
- Susanna McKEEHAN, a minor
Land - "Shield's Adventure", 26+ acres;
next to lot sold by Dr. R.L. ANNAN to Sebastian DUFFEY,
dec'd, and next to "White's Delight".
Deed to sale of land had to be redone and McKeehan
never filed the corrected deed before he died.
Guardian was Samuel BAUMGARDNER; on 25 Jun 1829,
approval granted for recording of deed.
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