226. Documentation for Bartholomew Booker
(Bef 1735 to 1791/2)
father of Catherine Booker
(01 May 1748 to 01 Nov 1800)


http://gedcomindex.com/Towns/usmd0121.html

Bartholomew Booker was born about 1719.(1)

Bartholomew and Peter Booker arrived in Philadelphia, September 3, 1739, on the Loyal Judith from Rotterdam.
(2)

Robert H. Fox. Fox; of Cincinnati indicates the first land record for Bartholomew was August 1748 for 100 acres of land in Lancaster [now Franklin] county, Pennsylvania.
(3)

Catherine Booker was born May 1, 1748.
(2)

Catherine Booker Fox died November 1, 1800, aged 52 years, 6 months.
(5)

She was the daughter of Bartholomew Booker and his wife Margaret, who were of German ancestry.(
2)

The brothers and sisters of Catherine Booker were: Daniel, Peter, Margaret, Bartholomew, Leah Ester (Mrs. Daniel Mason), Mathias, Rachel (Mrs. Joseph Wolder), Barbra, Elizabeth (Mrs. Jacob Rablogell), Mary, Solomon, John and Hannah.(
3)

Bartholomew Booker Senior owned land in the area near Fox's Gap and "at the time of his death he was the owner of 890 acres of land in Bedford County, Pennsylvania".(
4)

217-14 Buger, Bartholomew pg0214.txt

217-14 Buger, Bartholomew 1 1 7 . .

1) Free White Males age 16 and upwards including Head of household
2) Free White Males under age 16
3) Free White Females (including head of Household)
4) All other free persons, except Indians, not taxed
5) Slaves

Bartholomew Booker died in 1791 or 1792.(
5) Margaret Booker died in 1796.(6)

They are both probably buried at the old Lutheran and Reformed church yard, southwest of Middletown, Maryland. This yard was abandoned and has since been under cultivation. An account of this church yard will be found elsewhere in this work under the heading of Historical.
(FBpage 13)

Catherine Booker married Frederick Fox on March 1, 1773, probably at or near Middletown, Maryland.
(VV - 14)

Frederick and his parents probably lived at or near Fox's Gap, Maryland, during the 1760s. The gap received its name from Frederick's father, John Fox, because he was the earliest settler in the immediate vicinity of the gap.(
7) Fox's Gap in Maryland is where the Old Sharpsburg Road from Frederick, Maryland, to Sharpsburg, Maryland, crosses the South Mountain.(8) The Old Sharpsburg Road was part of the Great Wagon Road to Philadelphia, which also was known as the German Monocacy Road.(9) The road also was known as the Road from Conestoga to Opequon, the Monocacy Road, the main road leading from Frederick Town to Sharpsburg, the German Monocacy Road, and the Main Road that leads from Frederick Town to Swearingen's Ferry and near to John Foxes House.

Fox's Gap in Maryland lies about midway between Frederick and Hagerstown, Maryland, and about two miles from Boonsboro, Maryland. Sharpsburg, the site of the Battle of Antietam during the Civil War, lies approximately five miles west. Fox's Gap in Maryland was destined to become not only the home for John Fox and his family, but an historical landmark due to the events of the Braddock Expedition of 1755 and the Battle of South Mountain, called the Battle of Boonsboro in the South, on September 14, 1862.(10)

The Reno Monument, dedicated to U. S. Major Jesse Lee Reno who was killed in the Battle of South Mountain, stands at Fox's Gap.(
11) A little more than one hundred years prior to the Battle of South Mountain, on May 2, 1755, the road through Fox's Gap was used by General Braddock, George Washington, and Maryland's Governor Sharpe to travel from Frederick Town to Swearingen's Ferry on the Potomac River, while on their way to Fort Cumberland during the Braddock Expedition.(12)

Frederick Fox and Catherine Booker Fox were the parents of seven children: Christiana, Rose, George, Daniel Booker, Elizabeth, Mary Magdalena, and Joseph.(
25) Catherine Booker Fox died November 1, 1800, and was buried in the Middletown, Maryland, area.(26)

The 1800 Maryland Federal census lists Frederick Fox as a head of household in Frederick County.(
31) The Frederick Fox household reported: free white males - none under age 10, one male age 10 to 15, 2 males age 15 thru 25, no males age 26 thru 44, one male age 45 and over. Free white females included: none age under 10, one age 10 to 15, 3 age 15 thru 25, one age 26 thru 44, and none age 45 and over. It would seem that Catherine Booker Fox should be included in the 1800 Maryland census since she died in November of that year, probably after the census was taken. She should have be 52 years of age by that time.
See Kodak Photo CD-Rom disc, “Fox’s Gap in Maryland” by Curtis L. Older, contains photos of many documents related to the Frederick Fox line. A copy is at the Washington County Free Library, Hagerstown, MD.

See The Fox Genealogy by Daniel Gebhart Fox; The Braddock Expedition and Fox’s Gap in Maryland by Curtis L. Older; and The Land Tracts of the Battlefield of South Mountain by Curtis L. Older.

See APPENDIX ONE following the REFERENCE section for the full text of the will of Bartholomew Booker; APPENDIX TWO has a list of the Bartholomew Booker Land Records in Frederick County, Maryland; APPENDIX THREE has records are from the Tracey Collection at the Historical Society of Carroll County, Maryland, related to Bartholmew Booker; APPENDIX FOUR has the full text of the will of Margaret Booker; APPENDIX FIVE has Margaret Booker Land Records in Frederick County, Maryland; APPENDIX SIX has Major General McClellan's Headquarters during the Battle of South Mountain on land that was as one time owned by Bartholomew Booker.

Daniel Booker – died Muskingum, Ohio 1808
 
Bartholomew Jr. – died about March 1830 in Bedford, Pennsylvania
 
John Booher – died January 9, 1860, Dayton, Ohio, - born May 8, 1773, Washington County, MD – buried Shearer Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
 
Hannah Booher –  17 Dec 1775; married Jacob Crull about 1798, died 23 March 1842 in Wayne County, Indiana; buried in Wayne County, Indiana
 
http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?tid=624642&pid=-2067422851
 
http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=5386123

Children (
Booker) probably all born in Frederick County, Maryland:(35)
i. Catherine, born May 1, 1748
ii. Daniel
iii. Peter
iv. Margaret
v. Bartholomew
vi. Leah Ester
vii. Mathias
viii. Rachel
ix. Barbra
x. Elizabeth
xi. Mary
xii. Solomon
xiii. John
xiv. Hannah


REFERENCES

1. Frederick County Land Records, WR 9-607, agreement regarding Resurvey on Wooden Platter, Deposition of Bartholomew Booker, Frederick County and State of Maryland, December 26th. 1790, The Deposition of Bartholomew Booker aged seventy one years or thereabout.



Tombstone of Frederick Fox, Gebhart or St. John Cemetery, Miamisburg, Ohio; The Fox Genealogy including the Metherd, Benner, and Leiter descendants, giving biographies of the first and second generations, with sketches of the third generation, compiled by D. G. Fox, 1914. (n.p) 1924. 1 p. 1., (5)-172 p. 20 com. 37-9439 CS71.F79 1924 Library of Congress, 82.


2.
Strassburger, Ralph Beaver, Pennsylvania German Pioneers, ed. by William John Hinke, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1966), 269. Lists 71 - 73 B. Loyal Judith, 3 Sept. 1739, Capt. Paynter, "Peter Bucher, Bardoll Bucher".


3. Robert H. Fox of Cincinnati, Ohio, to Curtis L. Older. letter 1995?

Daniel Gebhart Fox, The Fox Genealogy including the Metherd, Benner and Leiter Descendants. (n.p., 1914), page13.


FOX. The Fox Genealogy including Metherd, Benner and Leiter descendants, giving biographies of the first and second generations, with sketches of the third generation, compiled by D. G. Fox, 1914. (n.p.) 1924 . 1 p. 1., (5)-172 p. 20 cm. 37-9439 CS71.F79 1924



Will of John Fox, Book A Liber 102, Washington County, Maryland, January 17, 1784; Fox Genealogy, p. 12.

3.

4.

6.

7. Curtis L. Older, The Braddock Expedition and Fox's Gap in Maryland (Westminster, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1995), p. 77-79.

8.

9.

10.

11. Curtis L. Older, The Land Tracts of the Battlefield of South Mountain (Westminster, Md.: Willow Bend Books, 1999), 206; Braddock Expedition and Fox's Gap in Maryland, p. 99.

12.

13. FCLR, WR-19-206, Mortgage from Christian Benner to Frederick Fox, recorded April 11, 1799, Shaaffs Purchase and Mount Sinai. "Between Christian Benner Sen. of Frederick County farmer of the one part; and Frederick Fox of the same county farmer of the other part."; Lemoine Cree, A Brief History of the South Mountain House (Boonsboro, Md.: Dodson, 1963); Ohio D.A.R. Soldiers Rosters, 2 Vols., 1:146; Fox Genealogy, pp. 13-14.

14. Ohio D.A.R. Soldiers Rosters, 2 vols., 1:146; Fox Genealogy, p. 12.

15. Fox Genealogy, p. 12; will of Bartholomew Booker, Frederick County, Maryland, Register of Wills Records, GM-2-431; will of Margaret Book (Booker) Frederick County, Maryland, Register of Wills Records GM-3-126.

16.

20. Washington County, Maryland, Patriot's Oath, March Court, 1778. Sharpsburgh Hundred, March 2, 1778, Christopher Cruss's Returns.

21.
National Archives, card numbers 37404176, 4837, 37188278, and 39144421; National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 17th Report, Pierce's Register, #67913. Also see Pennsylvania Archives, Series 5, 3:487, 529, 533, and 572.

22.
Ibid; Braddock Expedition and Fox's Gap in Maryland, p. 212.

23.
Fox Genealogy, p. 18.

24. Frederick S. Weiser, ed., Zion Lutheran Church 1781-1826, Maryland German Church Records, Vol. 2, (Manchester, Md.: Noodle-Doosey Press, 1987), 4.

25. Will of Frederick Fox, Will Book C, case #1444, Montgomery County, Ohio; Fox Genealogy, p. 18.

26. Frederick S. Weiser, ed., Maryland German Church Records Vol. 2, Zion Lutheran Church 1781-1826 (Manchester, Md.: Noodle-Doosey Press, 1987), 77. The Death Register of Zion Lutheran Church indicates "Catarin, wife of Friedrich Fuchs, bur. 4 Nov. 1800. Heb. 4:9."; Fox Genealogy, p. 12.



APPENDIX ONE


Will of Bartholomew Booker


Frederick County, Maryland, Register of Wills Records, GM-2-431


In the Name of God Amen I
Bartholomew Booker of Frederick County and State of Maryland, being in sound Mind and memory, but weak in body calling to Mind all Men must die, do make this my last Will and Testament, recommending my Soul into the Hands of the Almighty God, who gave it me and my Body to the Earth tobe Buried in a Christian like manner by my Executors, and touching my Worldly Estate. I dispose of the same in the following manner and form - first, that all my Just debts be paid by me Executors; Item I give and bequeath unto my two Sons Bartholomew and Mathias their Heirs and Assigns for Ever, one Tract of land containing about the quantity of Three hundred and seventeen acres lying in Bedford County and State of Pennsylvania Know by the Name of the Yellow Spring to be equally divided Between the yielding and Paying to my Estate or to the Executors thereof the Sum of Two hundred and Sixty pounds Lawful money - Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Peter during his Natural Life one hundred and twenty acres of land lying in Bedford County and State of Pennsylvania to be taken off at the lower End of my Land near Rippleogles Plantation where one Green lives and after his decease to be the Right and Estate of the Heirs of my said son Peter's for Ever he yielding and paying to my Estate or the Executors thereof the Sum of one hundred and twenty pounds Lawful Money; Item I Give and bequeath unto my Son Daniel his Heirs and Assigns for ever, two hundred acres of land lying in Bedford County and State of Pennsylvania to be taken off my Land adjoining my Son Peters Land above mentioned he yielding and paying to my Estate or the Executors thereof the sum of two hundred pounds Lawful money Item I Give and bequeath unto my Son John his Heirs and Assigns for Ever the remaining part of the said Tract of Land lying in Bedford County and State of Pennsylvania know by the name of Rippleogles Plantation at the upper end thereof and adjoining my Son Daniel part above mentioned containing two hundred acres he yielding and paying to my Estate or the Executors thereof the sum of two hundred pounds Lawful money Item I give and bequest unto my Daughter Leah her Heirs and Assigns one Feather Bed and furniture one Cow, a Heifer and a side Saddle; Item I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Rachel heirs and assigns one feather bed and Furniture, one cow and a side saddle - Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Mary her Heirs and Assigns one Cow, one Feather Bead and Furniture, Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Salome one Feather Bead, and one Cow to her and her Heirs and assigns with the furniture to said bed, Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Hannah her Heirs and Assigns one Feather Bed and furniture and one Cow. Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Margaret, her Heirs and Assigns, one Cow, Item I Give and Bequeath my Daughter Barbara her Heirs and Assigns one Cow -
Item. It is my Will that all the remaining part of my Real and Personal Estate be sold by my Executors to the best advantage, and I give and bequeath the one third part of the money so arising from the same to my beloved wife Margaret, with the one third part of all my Bills, Bonds, Notes, and Accounts. Except the money's payable from my five sons, Bartholomew, Mathias, Peter, Daniel, and John with one Feather Bead and furniture and her side saddle to her and her Heirs and assigns for ever Item I also give to said wife Margaret my House Clock during her Natural Life. then to be the right and Estate of my son John his Heirs and Assigns - Item It is also my Will that all the remaining part of my estate not heretofore Devised when sold by my Executors, and the moneys to arising with all the remaining part of all my bills, bonds, notes and accounts with the different sums of monies payable from my five sons Bartholomew, Mathias, Peter, Daniel and John, be equally divided between all my sons and daughters share and share alike that is
Catharine, Daniel, Peter, Margaret, Bartholomew, Leah, Matthias, Rachel, Barbara - Elisabeth, Mary, Solome, John and Hannah - and Lastly I Nominate and Appoint my Beloved Wife Margaret and Frederick Fox my whole and sole Executors of this my last will and Testament Revoking all other Wills by me formerly made In Witness whereof I have herunto set my Hand and Affixed my Seal this Twenty first day of October In the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety One --

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by Bartholomew

Booker to be his last Will and Testament in the presence
of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed
our Names as Witnesses thereto the day and year first above written
Philip Jacob (Shafer?) (Henry?) Sfmidt Jo. Swearingin

Frederick County May the 1st 1792 then came
Margaret Booker and Frederick Fox Executors of Bartholomew Booker Deceased and Solumly Affirmed and Declared that the aforegoing Instrument of Wrtiing is the True and Whole Will and Testament of the said Bartholomew Booker late of Frederick County deceased. That hath come to their Hands an apoprfcion?? and that they doth not know of any other --
Geo. Murdoch Reg.
Frederick County ?? May 1st 1792 then cam e Philip Jacob Shafer and Henry Smith two of the Subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing
last Will and Testament of Bartholomew Booker late of Frederick County deceased and made Oath on the Holy Evangels o f Almighty God that they did see the Testator therein named sign and seal this will that they heard him publish pronouce and declare that same to be his last Will and Testament that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding that they respectively Subscribed their names as Witnesses to this Will in the presence and at the request of the Testator and that they did also see Joseph Swearingin the other Subscribing witness sign his name aas a Witness thereto in the presence and at the request of the Testator and all in the presence of each other --
Beo. Murdoch Reg.



APPENDIX TWO

Bartholomew Booker Land Records in Frederick County, Maryland


Ref No Date To- Other Party Name of Tract Acres
From
Tracey 12-4-54 F Joseph Chapline Mindall 66
F-1020 6-14-60 T Christian Everhart Resurvey on Mendall 100
F-1023 6-17-60 T George Yeast Resurvey on Mendall 52
F-1054 6-20-60 T Edward Grimes Grimes Purchase* 50
F-1064 6-25-60 T George Shitler Shitlers Dispute* 100
F-1077 7-5-60 T Michael Shepfell Shepfell's Purchase* 100
BC&GS #30 2-22-64 T Patent - B. Booker Pickall 1224
L-69 10-6-67 F George Shitler Mendall, Small All 100
L-71 10-6-67 T George Shitler Long Dispute** ?
N-57 4-11-70 T Christian Kizer Pickall 485
N-517 12-15-70 T Peter Beaver Pickall 53
N-560 1-23-72 F Jacob Smith Resurvey on Mendall 100
N-625 3-14-72 T Christian Kizer Pickall 51+
BC&GS #47 4-3-72 T Survey - B. Booker I Hope It's Well Done 575+
P-387 10-1-72 F Daniel Dulaney Shettle 50
T-19 6-28-73 T Peter Booker Resurvey on Mendall 81+
I Hope It's Well Done 5+
T-19 6-28-73 F Peter Booker Same as Above?
WR-6-111 9-3-85 T Peter Smeltzer I Hope It's Well Done 4+
WR-6-113 9-3-85 T Peter Smeltzer I Hope It's Well Done 4+
WR 6-133 9-27-85 F Peter Smeltzer Resurvey on Martitany 5+
WR 7-213 4-11-87 T Frederick Fox I Hope It's Well Done
WR-7-214 4-14-87 T Jacob Smith Pickall & Mendall 111
WR-9-607 2-1-91 T Samuel Buzzard et. al.Resurvey on Wooden Platter
WR10-708 4-30-91 T Jacob Everhart I Hope It's Well Done 7+

The following by the Executors of the Bartholomew Booker Estate (Frederick Fox and Margaret Booker):
All remaining properties - 6 pages


WR12-355 4-19-93 T John Routzahn
WR12-359 4-19-93 T Peter Layman
WR12-360 4-19-93 T William Widmeyer
WR12-362 4-19-93 T Christian Coogh
WR12-363 4-19-93 T Daniel Boocher

* Part of Resurvey on Mendall **Part of Pickall


APPENDIX THREE

The following records are from the Tracey Collection at the Historical Society of Carroll County, Maryland.

The following court records relate to Bartholomew Booker as Overseer of the Roads.
1. Bartholomew Booker, Nov. Court 1768 Overseer of road from the top of Kitoctin Mtn. that leads to Robert Turner's & to the top of South Mtn. from where the road forks by Casper Schaaffs to the top of South Mtn.
2. Nov. Court 1778 Road as in 1768. (BB)
3. Nov. Court 1760 Road that leads from the top of the Katoctin by Casper Schaff's Place to the top of South Mtn. (Fox Gap Road) Casper Schaff
4. 1748 Court - Road that leads out from John Georges that leads via Robt. Evans to top of Shenandoah.
5. Nov. Court 1747 Overseer of road Shenandoah Mtn. to top of Katoctin Mtn. (Robert Evans)
6. Nov. Court 1758 Road that leads via Robt. Evans to top of Shenandoah
7. March Court 1749 Road via Robt. Evans
8. Nov. Court 1750 Road out of John Georges Road to Robert Evans to top of Shenandoah.
9. Nov. Court 1768 same as in 1760.


APPENDIX FOUR

Will of Margaret Book (Booker), Frederick County Md Register of Wills Records GM-3-126, (wife of Bartholomew Booker).

In the Name of God Amen I
Margaret Book of Frederick County being very Sick and Weak in body but of Perfect mind and disposing memory, do make this my last Will and Testament in manner & form following . . . I give and bequeath as followeth my Just Debts & funeral charges being first paid Imprimis I give and bequeath every thing or things real or personal that I have in this world to Mary Fox & Elizabeth Fox Daughters of Frederick Fox of Frederick County to be equally Divided between them and their heirs forever and lastly I appoint Frederick Fox my whole & sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament revoking all others heretofore by me made ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have herunto set my hand & seal this 12th Day of May 1796
Signed Sealed & Delivered in the
her
presence of us and each of us whose
Margaret Book
names are hereto subscribed
mark
Joseph Chapline (name unclear?)
her
(name unclear),
Catherine X Fox
mark

Frederick County August 3rd, 1796 then came
Frederick Fox and made Oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that the aforegoing Instrument of writing is the true and whole last will and Testament of Margaret Book late of Frederick County Deceased that hath come to his hands and possession and that he doth not know of any other
George Murdock Reg.

1 Two names cannot be determined, although the writing is clear. The name to the right of Joseph Chapline can, with a stretch of imagination, be read as George Medderd. The name to the left of Catharine Fox does not appear to be Henry Bonsinger. They appear to perhaps be written in German.





APPENDIX FIVE


Margaret Booker Land Records in Frederick County, Maryland

The following by the Executors of the Bartholomew Booker Estate (Frederick Fox and Margaret Booker)

Reference Date From Other Party Name of Tract/Other
No. or To

WR12-355 4-19-93 T John Routzahn
WR12-359 4-19-93 T Peter Layman
WR12-360 4-19-93 T William Widmeyer
WR12-362 4-19-93 T Christian Coogh
WR12-363 4-19-93 T Daniel Booker




APPENDIX SIX

Major General McClellan's Headquarters

Deed to Marameade at Bolivar Heights, Middletown (2439 Old Natl. Pike), 1791;
Frederick County, Maryland. Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Ben Palmer [palsy2001@yahoo.com]

Deed to Marameade at Bolivar Heights, Middletown (2439 Old National Pike).Headquarters of Gen. McClellan at Battle of South Mountain, 14 September, 1862.
Bought by Christian Koogle (Kuegel, Coogle) from an original holding of Bartholomew Booker. Formatting and spelling identical to that in Frederick County Deed Book WR9 607-608.




LAND RECORD
WR 9
607-608

At the request of Christian Coogle and others the following
Agreement to was recorded 1st. February 1791. to wit
Agreement made this twenty fifth day of October seventeen hundred and ninety Between Christian Kogle of Frederick County and State of Maryland of the one part and Conrad Miller Bartholomew Booker Jacob Everhart John Neff Samuel Buzzard Nicholas Houp and Alexander Crow of the other part. Whereas there has been a dispute respecting the lines of a tract of land called the Resurvey on Wooden Platter lying and being in the County and State aforesaid owing to the variation of the Compass Now this Agreement Witnesseth that the said Christian Kogle, Conrad Miller Bartholomew Booker Jacob Everhart John Neff Samuel Buzzard Nicholas Houp and Alexander Crow have agreed to run and stone the said tract of land called the Resurvey on Wooden Platter agreeable to the old lines the said land to be run by Joseph Swearingen on or before the first day of January next agreeable to such Evidence as shall be produced by the said parties for the true performance of this Agreement We bind ourselves our Heirs and Assigns each to the other in the Just and full sum of five hundred pounds good and lawful Money Given under our Hands and Seals this day and Year first above written
Signed sealed in the presence of
Phillip Fae..
Jo. Swearingen
[signed & sealed at right margin by]
Christian Koogle
Conrad Miller
Bartholomu.. Buisser
Jacob Eberhardt
Johannes Neff
Samuel Buzard
Nicklaus Houpt
Alexander (X) Crow


To which Agreement was annexed the following to wit
I hereby certify that in pursuance of the above Agreement I have carefully surveyed the said tract of land called the Resurvey on Wooden Platter agreeable to annexed depositions and find it takes two degrees allowance for variation. Beginning at the original Beginning Tree and running thence South sixty three degrees East forty eight perches South seventeen degrees West sixty perches North seventy four degrees West fifty six perches North eighty two degrees West seventy three perches South sixty nine degrees West thity one perches North two degrees West twenty two perches to a Stone North twelve degrees West twenty seven perches to a Stone North forty one degrees West seventy two perches to a Stone North forty one degrees East forty perches to a Stone North twenty six degrees West twenty six perches to a Stone North seventeen degrees East forty six perches to a Stone North fifty eight degrees West one hundred and eighty perches fifty nine perches on the aforesaid line stands a Stone at a Black Oak Stump the proof of Bartholomew Boocher one hundred and twenty perches on same line stands a Stone near a Spring the proof of Samuel Buzzard then North sixty four degrees East sixty perches to a Stone South sixty two degrees East fifty six perches to a Stone North seventy seven degrees East sixty perches to a Stone South fifty six degrees East forty perches to a Stone South forty two degrees East forty perches to a Stone South eighty four [sic; forty eight?] degrees East twenty two perches to a Stone North seventy four degrees East sixty six perches to a Stone Then by a straight line to the Beginning containing three hundred and twenty seven Acres: Given under my Hand this twenty seventh of December seventeen hundred and ninety
Jo Swearingen
Line North Degrees East Distance
Number or South or West in Perches
1 S 63 E 48
2 S 17 W 60
3 N 74 W 56
4 N 82 W 73
5 S 69 W 31
6 N 2 W 22
7 N 12 W 27
8 N 41 W 72
9 N 41 E 40
10 N 26 W 26
11 N 17 E 46
12 N 58 W 180
13 N 64 E 60
14 S 62 E 56
15 N 77 E 60
16 S 56 E 40
17 S 42 E 40
18 S 48 E 22 [says 84 deg; believe 48 correct]
19 N 74 E 66
Then by a straight line to the Beginning containing 327 acres.

Frederick County and State of Maryland
December 26th. 1790
The Deposition of Bartholomew Booker aged seventy one years or thereabout after somberly declaring and affirming showeth a Black Oak Tree with old Blazes on each side now cut down, and sayeth said tree was marked for a line Tree of a Tract of Land called The Resurvey on Wooden Platter, and the said Tract of Land was surveyed by Thomas Prather about forty years or thereabout past : - and that they came past said Tree and it was then marked apparently as a line Tree And this Deponent showeth a Spring of Water some small distance forward of said Tree and sayeth that said Thomas Prather run with the aforesd. Line of The Resurvey on Wooden Platter through or near the Head of said Spring. And further saith not
Sworn before Jacob Younger
Frederick County and State of Maryland ; December 26th. 1790.
The Deposition of Samuel Buzard aged thirty nine years or thereabouts after being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists Almighty God deposth and showeth a Spring now within the fence of Jacob Everhart and saith he saw Notty Thomas run the lines of The Resurvey on Wooden Platter about twenty five years past or thereabout and that he run near the Head of the aforesaid Spring but on which side he knoweth not and further saith not.
Sworn before Jacob Younger




Will/Estate: Frederick County, MD, Register of Wills Records GM-2-341.

Other: Kodak Photo CD-Rom disc, “Fox’s Gap in Maryland” by Curtis L.
Older, contains photos of many documents related to the Frederick
Fox line. A copy is at the Washington County Free Library,
Hagerstown, MD.

See The Fox Genealogy by Daniel Gebhart Fox; The Braddock
Expedition and Fox’s Gap in Maryland by Curtis L. Older; and
The Land Tracts of the Battlefield of South Mountain by Curtis L.
Older.

See Newspaper notice related to his estate.



FOX. The Fox Genealogy including Metherd, Benner and Leiter descendants, giving biographies of the first and second generations, with sketches of the third generation, compiled by D. G. Fox, 1914. (n.p.) 1924 . 1 p. 1., (5)-172 p. 20 cm. 37-9439 CS71.F79 1924


Will/Estate: Frederick County, Maryland, Register of Wills Records, GM-3-
126, will of Margaret Book (Booker).

Real Estate: See The Land Tracts of The Battlefield of South Mountain by
Curtis L. Older.

Census: See the 1790 Maryland Census.

Other: Kodak Photo CD-Rom disc, “Fox’s Gap in Maryland” by Curtis L.
Older, contains photos of many documents related to the Frederick
Fox line. A copy is at the Washington County Free Library,
Hagerstown, MD.

See The Fox Genealogy by Daniel Gebhart Fox; The Braddock
Expedition and Fox’s Gap in Maryland by Curtis L. Older; and
The Land Tracts of the Battlefield of South Mountain by Curtis L.
Older.



FOX. The Fox Genealogy including Metherd, Benner and Leiter descendants, giving biographies of the first and second generations, with sketches of the third generation, compiled by D. G. Fox, 1914. (n.p.) 1924 . 1 p. 1., (5)-172 p. 20 cm. 37-9439 CS71.F79 1924