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Subject: [MDALLEGA-L] 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
session was held at the house of John GRAHAM, in Cumberland. Upon the
opening of the Court, Andrew BRUCE produced his commission as Associate
Justice, and was sworn in and took his seat upon the Bench. John BEATTY
was 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.
CLAGET...Proprietor of the town was Thomas BEALL of Samuel, and in 1793,
by an act of the Assembly, Thomas Beall, John Lynn William McMahon,
George Dent and Benjamin Tomlinson were appointed commissioners to
contract and agree for the building of a Court House and Jail....In 1795
David HOFFMAN, John GRAHAM, and P.MURDOCH were appointed Commissioners
to superintend the building of a bridge over Will's Creek...These
Commissioners 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
families of the following names - Boward, Broadhag, Bridenhart, Beatty,
Bayard, Brown, Briscoe, Beard, Deetz, Davis, Deems, erb, Entler, Faw,
Fisher, Gephart, Graham, Hughes, Korns, Lichlider, McMahon, McCleary,
Magruder, 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,
Benjamin Coddington, 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,
Samuel Elliott, John Elbin,
George Eckhart, Adam Eckart,
Samuel Ellison, Charles Friend,
John Ervin, John Eckhart,
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,
William Jones Conrad Joleman
William Jacobs Jacob Kreger
John Keyser Jacob Koontz
John Kelly Henry Kite
Henry Kemp Leonard Kimble
John Lowdermilk George LaPorte
David Lee William Logsden
John Liptz Daniel Levit
Ralph Logsden Breton Levit
Jacob Lower Elisha Logsden
Jacob Lee Raymond Long
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 MURROW, George
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
MYERS, John McCLEARY, Andrew's heirs
McKIM, John, Jr. MASTERS, Clement
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
Mechanic 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.