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There is evidence that the early Stiers in Frederick County may also have lived in or owned land in neighboring Montgomery County, particularly in the Barnesville/Comus/Sugarloaf areas.

In 1779, Jacob Stier witnessed the will of Henry Hunter in Montgomery County. 

In 1798, a Jacob Stier (elder or younger?) witnessed the will of Joseph Harriss in Montgomery County.  Joseph Harriss lived near Barnesville.  Joseph Harriss was also involved in a 1812 chancery court case with Jacob Stier about a lot in New Market.

In 1803, Joseph Harriss conveyed 1.25 acres of Mount Zion to Jacob Stier (elder or younger?), on the "south side of the main road leading from the mouth of the Monocacy to Greens Bridge."  Mount Zion was patented by Joseph Harriss for 1173 acres in 1802 and ran from Barnesville north and west to White Oak Swamp and That's It Resurveyed.   Jacob Stier's part of Mount Zion was probably in Barnesville, quite possibly the site of his blacksmith shop. (June 6, 1803, Montgomery County Land Records, Liber K f. 520)

Jacob Stier was the first blacksmith in Barnesville, Maryland, in 1808.  This may have been the elder Jacob Stier or, more likely, his son Jacob who was born about 1772.  

Howard Hanford Hopkins in "A Frederick County Saga - Wood and Related Families" at states that the "Stier family came to New Market about 1830 from Montgomery Co."  There is clear evidence that Stiers were in New Market earlier--probably by 1814--and certainly in Frederick County much earlier--Jacob and Barbara were married in Frederick in 1771. Jacob signed a petition in Frederick County in 1784.  But this may be an indication that the Stier family did have important connections to upper Montgomery County as well.

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