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Johann Michael Firestone1

b. before 25 June 1790

Father Johan Joseph Feuerstein1 b. 7 May 1737, d. circa 14 January 1793
Mother Catharina Unknown1 b. circa 1735
Pop-up Pedigree

Family Susanna Gearhart Russell b. 21 April 1772
Children  1. Joseph Firestone b. 8 Sep 1814
  2. Sofia Firestone b. 2 Nov 1815, d. 18 Mar 1886
  3. Michael Jacob Firestone b. 5 Jan 1818

Note*   From George Russell's Firestone Genealopgy (1993)

Michael Firestone, son of Joseph and Catharina Firestone, was baptized at New Jerusalem Lutheran Church at Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia, 25 June [year illegible, before 1790]. In Washington County, Maryland, 28 January 1812 he was married to Susanna (Gearhart) Russell by the Rev. Shafer. She was born 21 April 1772 and baptized at Salem Reformed Church, Cearfoss, Washington County, 5 July 1772, daughter of Eutel/Jacob and Sophia Gearhart; witnesses: Henrich Stoll/Stull and wife Anna. She married first circa 1792 John Rossel/Russell (1771-1808) of Berlin, Somerset County, Pa., and Hagerstown, Leitersburg, and Williamsport, Washington County, Md., by whom she had seven children born in the period 1793-1808.

In the Hagerstown, Maryland, newspaper in July and October 1813, Michael Firestone, located 6 1/2 miles from Hagerstown, 1/4 mile from Baughman's Tavern near the road to Nicholson's Gap, and near Christopher Burckhartt's Mill, advertised having taken up a stray horse and a stray calf. At Washington County Orphans Court 9 August 1814 Michael Firestone was authorized to make a new mill dam at the Russell Mill on Antietam Creek). In October 1814 he advertised the sale of livestock and tools. He is said to have been among the first school teachers at Paradise Leitersburg District. He and Susannah had children baptized at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hagerstown in 1816 and 1818. At Orphans Court 26 February 1817, as guardian of the children of John Russell, Michael was authorized to put a roof on the mill property. Michael is not further

On 9 September 1818 Susanna Firestone was named among the heirs of Sophia Gearhart of Washington County. On 15 October 1819 she executed a mortgage deed to establish a fund for her Russell children, using as collateral the tracts Resurvey on Poe's Part of Well Taueht and Burckhead's Dispute. At Orphans Court on 22 March 1820, as guardian to Mary Russell now Mary Kreps, Susanna Firestone was ordered to pay over to William Kreps and wife Mary the amount due Mary on settlement of her account. On the same day, as guardian to Christian Russell, she was ordered to pay to him the amount due on settlement of his account. On 28 October 1820 Susanah Firestone, age over 45, was head of household in the 3rd District of Washington County, with one man age 18 to 25, three boys age 10 to 15, and two boys and two girls age under 10. In the period 1821 to 9 March 1824 Susanna Firestone continued to be mentioned at Orphans Court in connection with the admistration of John Russell's estate and his orphans' maintenance. She and her Firestone children are not further traced.

Among the children of Michael and Susannah (Gearhart) Firestone, baptized at. S1.John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, Md.:
61 I. Joseph Firestone, b. 8 Sept 1814; bp. Jan. 1816.
62 11. Sofia Firestone, b. 2 Nov. 1815; bp. Jan. 1816.
63 111. Michael Jacob Firestone, b. 5 Jan. 1818; bp. Dec. 1818.2 
Birth* before 25 June 1790  Lovettsville, Loudoun Co., VA3,2 
Baptism circa 25 June 1790  New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Lovettsville, Loudoun Co., VA3 
Marriage* 28 January 1812  Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD,
groom's name: Michael Firestone
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bride's name: Susana Russell
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marriage date: 28 Jan 1812
marriage place: Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland
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indexing project (batch) number: M71498-1
system origin: Maryland-EASy
source film number: 859283
reference number: p.92
Collection: "Maryland, Marriages, 1666-1970," Michael Firestone, 1812

Marriage was also recorded in Lovettvlle, Loudoun Co., VA., Principal=Susanna Gearhart Russell1,4 

Last Edited 4 May 2016

  1. [S96] Marriages of Loudoun co. VA 1757-1853, Mary Alice Wertz.
  2. [S658] Firestone Family of Frederick Co. MD (1993), George Ely Russell.
  3. [S2050] VA, New Jerusalem Lutheran Ch. Rec. 1784-1836, George M Smith.
  4. [S1398] MD, Marriages, 1666-1970.

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