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Subject: EARLY SETTLERS, #1
Resent-Date: Thu, 22 Oct 1998 15:15:53 -0700 (PDT)
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 1998 18:10:40 -0500
From: Connie Beachy [CBeachy@gcnet.net]
From the book, "History of Cumberland" by Will H. Lowdermilk. First
printed in 1878, republished in 1971.
Allegany County, 1790
In December of 1790, an act was passed appointing Andrew BRUCE, Evan
GWYNN and Joseph CRESAP as Commissioners of the Tax for Allegany Co...
The first Court held in Allegany County was convened on the 4th Monday
and the 25th day of April, 1791. There being no Court House, the
was held at the house of John GRAHAM, in Cumberland. Upon the
of the Court, Andrew BRUCE produced his commission as Associate
and was sworn in and took his seat upon the Bench. John BEATTY
appointed SHERIFF and John LYNN Clerk of the Court. On the 27th of
April Richard POTTS appeared in Court and presented his commission
as Chief Justice of the County Courts in the 5th Judicial District.
John SIMKINS also presented his commission. Jeremiah WILLISON was appointed
Crier, and the following attorneys admitted as members of the Bar:
George MAGRUDER, Samuel SELBY, John JOHNSON, Lenox MARTIN and Wm.
Proprietor of the town was Thomas BEALL of Samuel, and in 1793,
act of the Assembly, Thomas Beall, John Lynn William McMahon, George
Dent and Benjamin Tomlinson were appointed commissioners to
and agree for the building of a Court House and Jail...In 1795
HOFFMAN, John GRAHAM, and P.MURDOCH were appointed Commissioners
superintend the building of a bridge over Will's Creek...These
entered into a contract with Wm. LOGSDEN on 4/29/1796...sureties of
the contract were John and Ralph LOGSDEN.
At the meeting of the Court in 1797, Andrew McCLERY, Robert McCLERY,
John McCLERY and Henry McCLERY, carpenters; John WRIGHT, weaver; William
THISTLE, farmer; Thomas THISTLE, student at law, all natives of Ireland;
and Christian DEETZ, tailor, a native of Germany, were naturalized...
ALLEGANY COUNTY, 1798, #2
Amongst the persons who came here to live from 1790 to 1800 were
of the following names - Boward, Broadhag, Bridenhart, Beatty,
Brown, Briscoe, Beard, Deetz, Davis, Deems, erb, Entler, Faw,
Gephart, Graham, Hughes, Korns, Lichlider, McMahon, McCleary,
Murdoch, Moore, Miller, Milburn, Morris, Osborn, Perry, Pigman, Richards,
Russell, Rizer, Rafters, Shuck, Smith, Selby, Stonesifer, Sinclair,
Thistle, Wineow, Wright.
From the book, "History of Cumberland" by Will Lowdermilk, publised
in 1878 and republished in 1971.
List of settlers located on lands "west of Fort Cumberland", ca. 1788
William Ashby, Ralph Adams, Anthony Arnold,
Anthony Able, John Arnold, of A. Moses Ayers, Sr.,
George Anderson, John Arnold, of Jno. Moses Ayers, Jr.,
Patrick Burnes, Andrew Bruce, Robert Boyd,
Charles Boyses, William Barnes, Matthew Ball,
Thomas Baker, Michael Beem, Frederick Burgett,
Philip Bray, Benjamin Brady, Josiah Bonham,
Mallner Burnstredder, John Buhman, Micajah Burnham,
John Beall, Ben. John Biggs, Amariah Bonham,
John Blair, Frederick Bray, John Bruffy,
John Brendage, Thomas Barkus, John Buckholder,
Peter Bonham, George Barkus, Jacob Beall,
Norman Bruce, Samuel Barrell.
Nathan Corey, Daniel Cresap, Sr. William Coddington,
Godfrey Corbus, Daniel Cresap, Jr. Peter Crawl,
Edmund Cutler, Robert Cresap, Thomas Cordray,
Ely Clark, James Cresap, Henry Crosley,
Michael Corn, Joseph Cresap, John Cruise,
John Durfin, Samuel Dawson, Jr., Samuel Durbin,
Aaron Duckworth, William Dawson, Sr., James Denison,
Nicholas Durbin, William Dawson Jr., Peter Doogan,
William Durham, William Durham, Edward Dawson Sr.,
Samuel Durbin, John Domer, Edward Dawson Jr.,
Edward Davis, Jacob Duttro, Sr., Steven Davis,
Joseph Davis, Joseph Dye, Levi Davis, Barney DeWitt,
Peter DeVecmon, Samuel Dawson, Sr., Terrance Dyal.
David Eaton, John Ervin, John Eckhart,
Samuel Elliott, John Elbin, George Eckhart,
Adam Eckart, Samuel Ellison.
Charles Friend, Hezekiah Frazier, Herman Frazee,
John Firman, Joseph Friend, Joseph Frost,
John Friend, Harry Franks, George Fazenbaker,
Gabriel Friend, George Fiddler,
Briant Gaines, Richard Green, James C. Goff,
Edward Grimes, Daniel Green, Evan Guynn,
Paul Grim, Thomas Greenwade, John Glassman,
John Great, Salathiel Goff, John Garey,
Benjamin Green, John T. Goff, John Glaze.
Samuel Humphreys, Andrew House, Nicholas Holsbury,
Edward Huston, Elisha Hall, Charles Huddy,
James Henderson, John Harshan, Richard Hall,
John House, Moses Hall, George Harness,
George Haver, Adam Hickenbaugh, Samuel Hatton,
William Howell, Benjamin Hull, Abraham Hite,
Paul Hoye, Richard Harcourt, Jacob Hazlewood.
Robert Johnson, William Jones, Samuel Jackson,
Evan James, John Jones, William Jones,
Conrad Joleman, William Jacobs.
Jacob Kreger, John Keyser, Jacob Koontz,
John Kelly, Henry Kite, Henry Kemp,
John Lowdermilk, George LaPorte, David Lee,
William Logsden, John Liptz, Daniel Levit,
Ralph Logsden, Breton Levit, Jacob Lower,
Elisha Logsden, Jacob Lee, Raymond Long,
John Lynn, Joseph Lee, Zachariah Linton.
William Moore, James Montain, Stephen Masters,
Henry Mattingly, John Matthews, Jr., Gabriel McKinsy,
Henry Myers, Jacob Miller, John Matthew, Sr.,
Philip Michael, Alexander Moore, John Magomery,
Moses Munro, Daniel Moore, Christopher Myers,
Solomon Munro, Moses McKinsy, James McMullen,
Josiah McKinsy, Daniel McKinsy, Nathaniel Magruder,
John Metz, Conrad Millen, Samuel McKinsy, (could this be
McKenzie?), James McPipe, Elias Majors,
Josiah Mcgruder, Thomas Matthew.
John Nepton, Peter Nimirck, John Neff.
Samuel Postlewait, George Paine, Johannes Paugh,
Michael Paugh, Henry Porter, Robert Parker,
Margaret Poling, Moses Porter, Gabriel Powell,
John Porter, George Preston, Nicholas Pittinger,
Samuel Poling, Henry Peters, Henry Pittinger,
Martin Poling, John Purguson, Hezekiah Pound,
Richard Poling, Peter Poling, Martin Poling, Sr.
Last of the settlers:
Stephen Pierson, John Price,
Benjamin Rush, Godfrey Richards,
John Ryan, Enoch Read,
William Rideford, John Rhoads,
Roger Robertson, John Richards,
John Ratton, Aaron Rice,
John Rubash, David Robertson,
Michael Raway, Daniel Recknor,
Adam Rhodes, John Ragan,
John Simpkins, Peter Stuck,
John Streets, Jacob Storm,
William Shaw, Moses Spicer,
George Sapp, Joseph Scott,
Abel Serjeant, John Steyer,
Simon Speed, Adam Seigler,
Garrett Snedeger, Matthew Snooke,
Jacob Seigler, John Strickler,
John Seyer, Joshua Scutchfield,
Matthew Singleman, William Stagg,
John Sibley, John Stuck,
James Schimer, Frederick Thaxter,
John Trotter, Peter Tittle, Jr.,
John Tomlinson, David Troxell,
Michael Tedrick, Jacob Trullinger,
Peter Tittle, Sr., Jesse Tomlinson,
Moses Tilsonel, Ezekiel Totten,
John Trimble, Richard Tilton,
James Utter, Sr. William Utter,
Charles Uhl, James Utter, Jr.,
Thomas Umbertson (Humbertson),
John Vincent, John Vanbuskirk,
Danid Vansickle, Henry Woodger,
Moses Williams, William Wells,
John Workman, Archibald White,
James Wells, Andrew Workman,
Arthur Watson, Peter Wells,
Jacob Workman, Jesse Walter,
Samuel Wikoff, Stephen Workman,
John Wikoff, George Winters,
Thomas Williams, Alexander Wilhelm,
James Woodringer, Josepph Warnick,
George Wilhelm, Alpheus Wigwire,
John Whiteman, Peter Wikoff,
Isaac Workman, Jacob Wikoff,
The act of 1788 provided that 3 commissioners be appointed to fix the
value of the lands occupied by the aforegoing persons and to settle
all disputes that might arise concerning pre-emption. The commissioners
David Lynn, Daniel Cresap and Benjamin Brookes.
Assistant surveyors working for Mr. Deakins: Henry Kemp, Daniel Cresap,
Lawrence Hogmire, Thomas Orm, John Hooker, John Lynn and William Hoye.
From the book, "History of Cumberland" by Will H. Lowdermilk
Published first, 1878, reprinted 1971
ALLEGANY COUNTY, 1813, #2
1813 - names of property holders in Cumberland:
ANDRERSON, John ALRICKS, Harmenus ARMSTRONG, Robt.
ALBRIGHT, Christian Broadhag, Charles F BUGH, John L.
BOYD, Mary Ann's heirs BASNETT, Nehemiah's heirs
BUMWART, Peter BEARD, Margaret BLOCHER, George
BRIDENHART, John BRANT, Daniel C.'s hiers
BLOCHER, Jacob BEATTY, John C's heirs
BRUCE, Andrew BRUCE, Upton COX, J.
BERRY, Jeremiah BROADHAG, C.F. MAGRUDER, Geo.
BEAVER, Robt. BRUCE, Upton
Thomas BEALL of Samuel BRISCOE, Hanson
COX Jonathan CORBET, Dennis David COX
George Clark's heirs George Clice's heirs
CHAMBES, Absalom CLARK, Zadock COOK, David
CHRISTMAN, Frederick DEETS, Christian's heirs DEEMS, Frederick
DAVIS, Mary's heirs DEAKINS, Francis DUVALL,
Grafton DAVIS, Solomon ENTLER, Hannah's heirs FISHER, Michael
EXTINE, Leonard's heirs FUNKE, George ENGLE, Clement
FAWN, Abraham FOLK, John FAIR, Jacob
GLENN, James GRAHAM, John GEPHART, Peter
**GEARY, Peter HOOK, James HEBB, George
HOLITZELL, Jacob HOFFMAN, George HOFFMAN, David, Sr.
HENDRIXSON, James HOOK, John L. HUNTER, John
HOBLITZELL, John HANER, Daniel HOUX, George M.
BEALL, Howard HOYE, John HOBLITZELL, George
HENDRIXSON, Jonathan KOONTZ, Nicholas KERSHNER, Michael
KLEMMER, Lawrence's heirs KELLY, Joseph's heirs
KEALHOOVER, Christian KIME, John's heirs KORNS, Jacob
KORNS, H. & WITT, J. KINKHEAD, James
LOWDERMILK, Samuel's heirs, LARIMORE, Robert
LYNN, John's heirs LOWDERMILK, Peter LAMAR,
William LYNN, David MURDOCH, Patrick
Part II of Cumberland Tax List, 1813
McCLEARY, John's heirs MYERS, Mary
MYERS, Jacob's heirs
MOORE, William McCLEARY, Robert, Sr. McMAHON,
Wm. MATTINGLY, Henry McCLEARY, Henry
McINTOSH, Nancy MYERS, John McCLEARY, Andrew's heirs
McKIM, John, Jr. MASTERS, Clement
MILBOURN, John MANTZ, Isaac McCLEARY, Robert, Jr MADORE,
Francis MckINLEY, Henry MURDOCH, Mary McINTOSH,
Jane NEFF, Jacob OSBORN, William ORMS, Richard J.
PATTERSON, John POLSON, Joseph PANNELL,
Edward PAYNE, George's heirs PRICE, Thomas' heirs
PERRY, Roger PETER, John RIZER, Martin, Jr.
REINTZELL, Anthony RUSSELL, Elnathan
RYAN, John REID, Thomas' heirs ROBERTS, William
RIZER, Martin Sr's heirs RIZER, George of
Martin ROBARDENT, James' heirs RIZER, Martin of Mathias
SHUCK, Jacob SHUCK, George SEISS,
John J. SELBY, Robert's heirs STRONG, Gilbert SOYSTER,
Michael STARTZMAN, Henry SHRYER, John
SCOTT, James SIMKINS, Dickeson SULLIVAN, Patrick
SLICER, Walter SCOTT, John SEARIGHT, James
SHUCK, John SMITH, Samuel's heirs THISTLE, George
TIMMONS, James STODDERT, Benjamin's heirs
TOMLINSON, John THOMPSON, Josiah THOMAS, Samuel
VOWELL, Ebenezer VAUGHN, Benjamin G. WRIGHT, John B.
WINEOW, Henry WALLS, John WALLS, Samuel
WIRE, Michael WORTHINGTON, Charles WILEY, Benjamin WILLIAMS,
Eli WILLIAMS, O. H. WICKARD, John YANTZ,
George W. and WILLISON, Sarah's heirs. This is Jeremiah's wife.
From the book, "History of Cumberland", by Will H. Lowdermilk
Sounds like the original "career politicians"..
"...In the fall of 1814, they elected their candidates in the county
to the Legislature, their ticket being made up of Jesse TOMLINSON,
William McMAHON, William HILLEARY and Jacob LANTZ. The Democrats, or
"WAR HAWKS", as they were called, nominated Thomas CRESAP, Thomas GREENWELL,
Benjamin TOMLINSON and Upton BRUCE.
Still 1814..."In the organization of the Maryland Militia, the 50th
regiment was ordered by the Council to be organized in Allegany County,
and the following officers were appointed: Thomas GREENWELL, Lt. Col;
John FOLCK, Major; Captains, John McELFISH, Dennis BEALL, Conrad CORBUS,
John FRANCE and Thomas PORTER; Adjutant, Levi HILLEARY. It does no
appear that they acquired any great proficiency, or that they ever held
even so much as the annual "cornstalk" drill"...
1822 - In October, at the town elections, Samuel MAGILL was chosen
Chief Burgess and John McNEILL, Jr. was appointed clerk. An ordinance
was passed by the Commissioners requiring alll property owners on
Street to pave their sidewalks...
1824 - Candidates for General Assembly - John A HOFFMAN, John A.
McMAHON, Jacob LANTZ, Lewis F. KLIPSTINE, John McNEILL, Thomas
CRESAP, and Samuel THOMAS.