Land Records Graham - Wright - Neff

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Allegany County MD land record Liber N-Folio 307, 308, 309 - 22 July 1826

The following deed was recorded October the 30th 1826

THIS INDENTURE made this 22nd day of July 1826 between Isiah Frost and Sarah Frost his wife, formerly Sarah Neff and Thomas Wright and Elizabeth Wright his wife, formerly Elizabeth Neff and William Wright and Susannah Wright his wife, formerly Susannah Neff and Elisha Combs and Annay Combs, his wife, formerly Elizabeth Neff [Elisha Combs first married Anna Neff.  At some time after this indenture, Anna died, as did her brother Jacob. Then Elisha married Elizabeth Hoffman Neff, Jacob's wife.], of Allegany County and State of Maryland of the one part and John Neff and Jacob Neff of the county and state aforesaid of the other part.

WITNESSETH that the said Isiah Frost and Sarah his wife and the said Thomas Wright and Elizabeth his wife and the said William Wright and Susannah his wife and the said Elisha Combs and Annay his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of $800.00 current money of the United States to them in hand paid by the said John Neff and Jacob Neff before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof they the said Isiah Frost and Sarah his wife and the said Thomas Wright and Elizabeth his wife and the said William Wright and Susanna his wife and the said Elisha Combs and Annay his wife doth hereby acknowledge and from every part and parcel thereof doth hereby acquit, exonerate and discharge the said John Neff and the said Jacob Neff their heirs, executors and administrators they the said Isiah Frost and Sarah his wife and Thomas Wright and Elizabeth his wife and William Wright and Susannah his wife and Elisha Combs and Annay his wife, have granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed and confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said John Neff and Jacob Neff their heirs and assigns all their right title interest and claim as heirs at law of John Neff late of Allegany County, deceased unto four ninth parts of the following lots and parcels of land situate lying and being in Allegany County Westward of Fort Cumberland, to wit: Lots 3500 and 8530 580 6350 and 8735 hundred and 8835 hundred and 8935 hundred and 9035 hundred and 91 [See lots below. There is a problem with the lots listed above.  Those below are consistent with the lots occupied by John Neff at the time of Deakins Survey - 1788] containing 50 acres which said lots patent to John Neff, late of Allegany County deceased on the 16th day of October 1801 together with all and singular the buildings, Improvements, woods, ways water courses rights liberties privileges heridements and appertances whatsoever belonging or in anywise appertaining and the reversions and remainders unto ____ and profits thereof and all the estate right title interest and claim whatsoever of them the said Isiah Frost and Sarah his wife and Thomas Wright and Elizabeth his wife and William Wright and Susannah his wife and Elisha Combs and Annay his wife both at law and equity of in to and out of the said lands and premises hereby so as aforesaid described as by whatsoever name the same may be called together with all and singular the buildings and appurtanances and all and singular other the premises hereby bargained and sold or ment mentioned or intended hereby so to be and every part and parcel thereof with them and every of them appertances unto the said John Neff and Jacob Neff their heirs and assigns forever and to and for no other use 

intent and purpose whatsoever and the said Isiah Frost and Sarah his wife and the said Thomas Wright and Elizabeth his wife and the said William Wright and Susannah his wife and the said Elisha Combs and Annay his wife for themselves their heirs executors and administrators do hereby covenant grant promise and agree to and with the said John Neff and Jacob Neff, their heirs and executors administrators and assigns that they the said Isiah Frost and Sarah his wife the said Thomas Wright and Elizabeth his wife and the said William Wright and Susannah his wife, and the said Elisha Combs and Annay his wife and their heirs the said lots of land No. 3885, 3586, 3587, 3588, 3589 3590 and 3591 and premises hereby granted bargained and sold in witness whereof the said Isiah Frost and Sarah his wife, the said Thomas Wright and Elizabeth his wife and the said William Wright and Susannah his wife and the said Elisha Combs and Annay his wife have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed their seals the day and year first herein before written.

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of N. Hoffman and Dennis Beall

(All signatures and seals followed)

This is then followed by the usual disclaimers from wives and signed by Hoffman and Beall, Justices of the Peace for Allegany County, Maryland.


Allegany County, MD Land Record Liber 9-Folio 122 - recorded 3 March 1853

Received one dollar in lieu of the State of Maryland stamp tax on this deed when offered for record.  Signed by Horace Resley, Clerk of the Court

THIS INDENTURE made this 28th day of Feb in the year of our Lord 1853, between Thomas Wright and Elizabeth, his wife of Allegany County in the State of Maryland of the first part, and James Lorimer Graham of the city of New York in the State of New York, of the second part.

WITNESSETH that the said Thomas Wright and Elizabeth, his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of $68,228.12 to the said Thomas Wright in hand paid by the said James Lorimer Graham at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof the said Thomas Wright doth hereby acknowledge, have granted, bargained and sold and by these presents do grant, bargain and sell, alien, enfeoff, release, convey and confirm unto the said James L. Graham the several tracts, parts of tracts, lots, pieces or parcels of land lying and being in Allegany County in the state of Maryland herein particularly mentioned and described, that is to say, THE THREE SPRINGS granted by the State of Maryland to Baker Johnson by patent bearing date on the 25th day of May 1789, for 111 acres; (could be Frizzles) T?RIZZLE'S ADDITION granted by the State of Maryland to John T?rizzle by patent bearing date upon the first day of April 1796 for 12 acres; CHESTNUT GROVE granted by the state of Maryland to Henry Wright by patent bearing date on the 18th of January 1817 for 30 3/4 acres; SAFETY, granted by the State of Maryland to Thomas Wright by patent bearing date on the 31st day of December, 1838, for 13 3/4 acres; STRIFE granted by the State of Maryland to Thomas Wright, John Wright, William Wright, James Wright, Rachael ARNOLD, Jane Rowen?, Eleanor Anderson, Samuel Wright, Emily Totten, Rachael Totten, Henry Totten, Ann Totten, Indiana Totten, Sara Totten and Minerva Totten by patent bearing date on the 12th of January 1842, except to much of the said tract called STRIFE as is conveyed by the said Thomas Wright and wife to a certain William HUMBERTSON by deed bearing date on the 7th of September 1849 and recorded in Liber U.B.No 5-folios 527, 528, one of the land records of Allegany County, containing 4 3/4 acres; the entire tract granted for 60 acres; all that part of a tract of land called TUESDAY's WORK on GEORGES CREEK which was laid off by Thomas Percy(?), trustee for the sale of the real estate of Henry O'Neill, deceased, under a decree of Allegany County Court as a Court of Equity, in a cause No. 300 on the docket of said court and designated as lot number 6 of TUESDAY'S WORK ON GEORGES CREEK and which is particularly described in a deed from the said Percy?, Trustee to the said Thomas Wright, bearing date on the 23rd day of February 1853, containing 71 acres - - Lots lying to the Westward of Fort Cumberland usually called soldiers' lots numbered as follow - 3707, 3708, 3709, 3710, 3711, 3712, 3713 and 3961 granted by the State of Maryland for 50 acres each; ACCIDENT granted by the State of Maryland to Thomas Wright, by patent bearing date on the 4th day February 1850 for 4 1/3 acres, except that part of Lot 3711 conveyed by deed of Thomas Wright, William Wright and others to Elisha Combs, Isiah Frost and Henry Koontz, recorded in Liber A.B.No 9(?)-folios 126, 127 of Allegany County: - together with all and singular the buildings, improvements, ways, waters, water courses, rights, members, advantages and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining, and all the estate, right, title and interest, at Law in Equity, of them the said Thomas Wright and Elizabeth, his wife, of in and to the same. 

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the aforesaid described tracts, parts of tracts, pieces or parcels of land with the appurtenances thereunto belonging, unto the said James Lorimer Graham, his heirs and assigns forever. - And the said Thomas Wright, for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators, and for every of them doth covenant, promise and agree to and with the said James Lorimer Graham, his heirs and assigns, by these presents in manner and form following, that is to say, that he the said Thomas Wright, his heirs and assigns, the tracts, parts of tracts, lots, pieces or parcels of land and premises above described and herein mentioned to be granted, bargained and sold, with the appurtenances, to the said James Lorimer Graham, his heirs and assigns, shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents against all and all manner of incumberances, and against the claims of all persons whomsoever.

 IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF the said Thomas Wright and Elizabeth, his wife, have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed their seals on the day and year first herein written. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of John White and J.B. Widener

 State of Maryland, Allegany County, to wit:  Be it remembered and it is hereby certified that on this 28th day of February in the year before subscribed, two Justices of the Peace of the State of Maryland in and for Allegany County, personally appeared Thomas Wright and Elizabeth, his wife, they being personally known to us to be the persons who are named and described as and professing to be the parties to the aforegoing deeds or indentures, and do severally acknowledge the said indenture or instrument of writing to be their respective act and deed - the said Elizabeth having signed and sealed said indenture before us out of the presence and hearing of her said husband.  "Whether she doth execute and acknowledge the same freely and voluntarily and without being induced to do so by fear or threats of or in usage by her husband or by fear of his displeasure" declareth and sayeth that she doth. - In testimony whereof we hereunto subscribe our names on the day and year aforesaid.  The words "except that part of lot 3711 conveyed by deed of Thomas Wright, William Wright and others to Elisha Combs, Isiah Frost and Henry Koontz, recorded in Liber U.B. No A(?) Folio 126, 127 of Allegany County in 16th line of third page before signing and sealing interlined?.____

Signed by John White and J.B. Widener


Allegany County MD Land Record Liber 22-Folio 493, 494, 495, 496 - Recorded 8 Mar 1865

At the request of C.M. Graham and Sarah Wright, this deed was recorded Mar 8th 1865.

THIS DEED made this 1st day of September, 1864 by Henry T. Weld and Harriet E. Weld, his wife, of Allegany County in the State of Maryland.

WITNESSETH that in consideration of $2154, the said Henry T. Weld and Harriet E. Weld his wife doth grant unto C.M. Graham and Sarah Wright of said County and State, and their heirs and assigns forever as tennants in common, all their right title and interest in and to one undivided fourth part of a tract of land known and distinguished by the name of MOUNT ETNA, lying and being in Allegany County and state of Maryland contained within the following metes and bounds to wit:  BEGINNING at a bounded maple standing south 89 perches from the end of the first line of a lot number 684 and running thence West 200 perches to a pine marked with 9 notches, south 360 perches to a spruce pine south 57, East 28 perches to a pine, south 65, east 12 perches, east 30 perches to a hickory, south 18, west 30 perches, south 65, east 76 perches to a white oak, south 20, east 20 perches to a maple, north 57, east 176 perches to a white oak, north 10, west 64 perches, north 55 east 72 perches, north 51, west 40 perches, north 144 perches to lot number 791, west 106 perches, then by a straight line to the beginning containing 718 acres in fee simple and the said Henry T. Weld and Harriet E. Weld his wife, doth hereby covenant that they will warrant generally the property hereby conveyed and that they will execute such other and further assureances as may be requested.

page 494 - WITNESS our hands and seals on the day and year above written.

Test by John Savelle

STATE OF MARYLAND, ALLEGANY COUNTY to wit:  I hereby certify that on this first day of September 1864 before the subscriber, a Justice of the Peace of the State of Maryland in and for said county, personally appeared Henry T. Weld and Harriet E. Weld his wife, and did each acknowledge the aforegoing deed to be their respective act. - John Savelle

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Allegany County Maryland Land Record Liber 22-Folio 494, 495 - Graham and Wright from Percy's

At the request of C.M. Graham and Sarah Wright this deed was recorded March 8, 1865

THIS DEED made this 1 September, 1864 by us, Douglas Percy and Mariah Percy his wife of Allegany County and State of Maryland.

WITNESSETH that in consideration of $1436.00, we Douglas Percy and Maria E. Percy do grant unto C.M. Graham and Sarah Wright of Allegany County and State aforesaid and their heirs and assigns forever, as tennants in common, all their right title and interest in and to one undivided fourth part of a tract of land known and distinguished by the name of MOUNT ETNA lying and being in Allegany County, State of Maryland and contained within the following metes and bounds, to wit:

BEGINNING at a bounded maple standing south 89 perches from the end of the first line of Lot Number 684 and running thence west 200 perches to a pine marked with nine notches, south 360 perches to a spruce pine, south 57, east 28 perches to a pine, south 65,east 12 perches, east 30 perches to a Hickory, south 18, west 30 perches, south 20, east 20 perches to a maple, north 57, east 176 perches to a white oak, north 10, west 64 perches, north 55, east 72 perches, north 51, west 40 perches, north 144 perches to Lot number 791, west 106 perches then by a straight line to the place of Beginning, containing 718 acres,  In fee simple and the said Douglas Percy doth hereby covenant that he will warrant generally the property hereby conveyed and that he will execute such other and further assurances as may be requisite.

WITNESS our hands and seals on the day and year above.

Test:  H.J. Wade

STATE OF MARYLAND, ALLEGANY COUNTY - TO WIT:

I hereby certify that on this first day of September 1864 before the subscriber a Justice of the Peace in and for said State and County personally appeared Douglas Percy and Maria E. Percy his wife and did each acknowledge the foregoing deeds to be their respective acts.  H.E. Wade, JP

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Allegany County Maryland Land Record Liber 22-Folios 495 - Graham, Wright from M. Graham

AT THE REQUEST of C.M. Graham and Sarah Wright, this deed recorded 8 Mar 1865

THIS DEED made this 28th day of October in the year 1864 by me, MARGARET R. GRAHAM of Frederick County and State of Maryland.

WITNESSETH THAT in consideration of the sum of $6,500.00 current money I Margaret R. Graham do grant unto C.M. Graham and Sarah Wright and their heirs and assigns forever of Allegany County and State of Maryland, tennants in common, all the following lots, pieces or parcels of land being Military Lots lying to the westward of Fort Cumberland, in Allegany County, State of Maryland:

Lot number 666; Lot number 669; Lot number 670; Lot number 673; Lot number 631; Lot number 632; Lot number 635; Lot number 636; Lot number 707; Lot number 708; Lot number 709; Lot number 640; Lot number 630; containing in each lot of land 50 acres, in the whole 13 lots hereby conveyed, 650 acres.  And the said Margaret R. Graham doth hereby covenant that she will warrant and defend Generally the lots or tracts of land hereby conveyed and that she will execute such other and further assurances as may be requisite. 

WITNESS MY hand and seal on the day and year above written.

Test H.E. Wade

STATE OF MARYLAND - Allegany County TO WIT:

I hereby certify that on this 28th day of October 1864 before me the subscriber, a Justice of the peace of the State of Maryland in and for Allegany County personally appeared Margaret R. Graham and acknowledged the aforegoing deed to be her act.   H.E. Wade, J.P.

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Allegany County Maryland Land Record Liber 22-Folio 495-496 - Graham & Wright from Johnstons

(note that Johnston and Johnson are both used in this deed, intermittently. I think this is actually Thomas Johnson, grandson of Thomas Johnson, first governor of Maryland. Joshua Johnson did die about 1853.  Joshua did own property in Western Maryland, west of Fort Cumberland.)

AT THE REQUEST of Curtin M. Graham this deed was recorded 8 Mar 1865.

THIS INDENTURE made this 21st day of February 1865 by Thomas Johnston and Juliana Johnston his wife of Allegany County Maryland of the one part and Curtin M. Graham and Sarah Wright of said county and state of the other part. 

WITNESSETH that the said Thomas Johnson and Juliana Johnson, his wife, in consideration of the sum of $3,000.00 do grant, bargain and sell unto the said Curtin M. Graham and Sarah Wright all those four lots or parcels of land lying and being in Allegany County in the State of Maryland, known and distinguished as Lots Numbers 571, 572, 573, 574, of the Military lots lying Westward of Fort Cumberland and which lots were surveyed for the said Thomas I. Johnson by William I. Ross, executor of Joshua Johnston, deceased.

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said premises unto the said Curtain M. Graham and Sarah Wright, tennants in common, their  heirs and assigns forever.  And the said Thomas Johnson and Julia Johnson his wife for themselves, their heirs, executors and administrators do covenant promise and agree to and with the said Curtin M. Graham and Sarah Wright, their heirs and assigns that they the said Thomas Jonstone and Juliana Johnson his wife, shall and will warrant and defend the premises above granted unto the said Curtin M. Graham and Sarah Wright their heirs and assigns forever against the claims of all persons whomsoever. 

IN TESTIMONY thereof the said Thomas E. Johnson and Juliana Johnson his wife have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed their seals on the day and year first above written.

Witness: H.E. Wade

STATE OF MARYLAND, Allegany County:  I hereby certify that on this 21st day of February, 1865 before the subscriber, a Justice of the Peace of the State of Maryland in and for Allegany County, personally appeared Thomas Johnson and Julianna Johnson his wife and acknowledged the aforegoing instrument of writing to be their respective act and deed.   H.E. Wade