From Deakins' Survey 1788
List of families who settled on lots included in the survey
before the lands were set aside as military lots

Record of the Settlers entitled to preemption’s on the reserved land westward of Fort Cumberland in Washington County containing the numbers and valuation of their lot as determined by the Commissioners arguably to an act of the General Assembly passed November, 1788. Act also directs that a preference should be Given to those settlers to purchase 636 lots by them respectively settled , to be discharged in three equal annual payments in the years 1789, 1890 and 1791: in default of any payment the land should be liable to proclamation by any citizen of Maryland.

Commissioners.

David Lynn
Dan Cresap
Benjamin Brookes


From "History of Western Maryland" p 1344:
 

The General Assembly in 1777, as is shown elsewhere, enacted that a bounty of fifty acres should be granted to every able-bodied recruit who should serve three years in the American army, and one hundred acres to each recruiting officer who enlisted twenty men. By the act of 1781 these lands were to be located in the State west of Fort Cumberland. By the act of 1787, Francis Deakins was appointed to survey these lands, and his report showed that forty-one hundred and sixty-five lots of fifty acres each had been laid off, and that three hundred and twenty-three families were settled on six hundred and thirty-six of said lots already improved and cultivated. By the act of 1788 these settlers were allowed to purchase their lots at prices varying from five to twenty shillings per acre, in three equal payments of one, two, and three years. By subsequent acts the Maryland officers and soldiers were secured in the lots to which they were entitled for military services. 

 

The following is from the Maryland Journal of Friday, July 3, 1789

 

" Notice is hereby given to the officers and soldiers of the Maryland Line, that a distribution of land will be made to them at Upper Marlborough, in Prince George's County, on the let and 2d of August next, agreeably to an act of Assembly, and at the same time and place will be offered at public sale about one thousand lots of land, of fifty acres each, for ready money, or specie certificates of the State of Maryland. This land lies to the westward of Fort Cumberland. For a particular description thereof, apply to Capt. Daniel Cresap or Mr. John Tomlinson, who lives near the same.

" David Linn,

" Daniel Cresap,

" Benjamin Brookes,

"Commissioners."


For further information, visit the Maryland Archives online.
Land Office (Settlers and Purchasers Lots)

Name Valuation /Each Lot #s
Anthony Able 5 / " 3625
Ralph Adams 5 / " 149
George Anderson 5 / " 258
John Arnold of A. 5 / " 3364-3366
John Arnold of Joseph 5 / " 3373-74
Anthony Arnold 5 / " 3624
Anthony Arnold 6 / " 3625
William Ashby 5 / " 1540-42 - 2566
Moses Ayers Sr. 7 / 6 3724-25
Moses Ayers Jr. 5 / " 3761-62
Thomas Baker 5 / " 2769-70
Matthew Ball 5 / " 3733-34
George Barkus 5 / " 3417-3562
Thomas Barkus 6 / " 3399-3400
William Barnes 5 / " 3763-64-65-66
William Barnes 6 / 6 3862-63
Mathias Barnstredder 5 /6 2809-10-11
Samuel Barrett 5 / " 3584-3693
Samuel Barrett 12 / 6 3692
Jacob Beall 5 / " 3357
John Beall 5 / " 3387
Michael Beem 7 / 6 3827-28-29
Ben. John Biggs 5 / " 3858
John Blair 7 / " 3418-19
Jeriah Bonham 5 / " 3808-09
Josiah Bonham 5 / " 3803-04
Peter Bonham 5 / " 3717-18
Robert Boyd 5 / " 3726-27
Charles Boyles 5 / " 96-97 – 2561-62-63-64-65
Benjamin Brady 5 / " 3839
Frederick Bray 5 / " 300
Philip Bray 5 / " 356-357
Andrew Bruce 5 / " 3363-3668-69-70
Norman Bruce 5 / " 3623-3648-4005-6
Norman Bruce 6 / " 4013-14-15
John Brufly 5 / " 3740
John Buckholder 6 / 6 3707-08-09-10
John Buhman 5 / " 3805
Frederick Burgett 5 / " 3741
John Brumage 6 / 6 3497-3499
Patrick Burnes 5 / " 69
Micajah Burnham 5 / " 54-66-67
Mathias Burnstredder 5 / 6 2809-10-11
Ely Clark 5 / " 2510-11-12
William Coddington 7 / 6 3289-90-91
William Coddington 5 / " 3292-93
Benjamin Coddington 5 / " 2789-2791
Godfrey Corbus 5 / " 3850-51
Thomas Cordray 6 / " 3573
Nathan Corey 5 / " 263
Michael Corn 5 / " 3356
Peter Crawl 5 / " 3637
Daniel Cresap Sr. 5 / " 3530-31-32-33-34
Daniel Cresap Jr. 5 / " 3538-37-23-70
Robert Cresap 5 / " 3535
James Cresap 5 / " 3536
Joseph Cresap 5 / " 3567
Henry Crosley 5 / " 3719
John Cruise 5 / " 3757-58-59
Edmund Cutler 5 / " 257
Name Valuation /Each Lot #s
Ebenizer Davis 5 / " 3438-39
Joseph Davis 5 / ‘ 85
Joseph Davis 7 / " 260
Steven Davis 5 / " 1835-1839
Levi Davis 5 / " 2011-3857
James Dawson Jr. 7 / 6 3460
William Dawson Sr. 7 / 6 3464
William Dawson Sr. 5 / " 3465
William Dawson Jr. 5 / " 3466
Edward Dawson Sr. 5 / " 3491-3493
Thomas Dawson 10/ " 3468
Thomas Dawson 5 / " 3469
James Dawson Sr. 20/ " 3448
James Dawson Sr. 5 / " 3457
Edward Dawson Jr. 15/ ‘ 3467
James Denison 5 / " 14 - 15
Peter DeVecmon 5 / " 3435-32-33 – 803-804-806
Barney Dewitt 5 / " 3891-92
John Domer 5 / " 3638
Peter Doogan 5 / " 264
Aaron Duckworth 5 / " 3820-21
Samuel Durbin 5 / ‘ 3375
Samuel Durbin 5 / " 3379-80
Nicholas Durbin 5 / " 3653
John Durbin 5 / " 3671 ?
William Durham 5 / " 661
Jacob Duttro Sr. 5 / " 2790-92-93-94-95
Jacob Duttro Jr. 5/ " 2808
Terrance Dyal 5 / " 3831-32-33-34-3903
Joseph Dye 5 / " 3797-98-3801
David Eaton 5 / " 3560
Adam Eckhart 5 / " 3644-45-46
John Eckhart 5 / " 3647
George Eckhart 5 / " 3694
John Elbin 5 / ‘ 3870
Samuel Elliott 5 / ‘ 3875-74
Samuel Ellison 5 / " 3723
John Ervin 5 / " 3873-3881
George Fezenbaker 5 / " 3869
George Fiddler 10/ "

5 / "

3436

3437

John Firman 5 / " 3701-02-03-04-05-06
Harry Franks 5 / " 3796
Herman Frazee 6 / " 3319-20-21-22
Hezekiah Frazier 5 / " 1633-34
John Friend 5 / " 1471-72
John Friend 5 / " - 7 / " 3281-82-83
Gabriel Friend 5 / " 4117
Joseph Friend 5 / " 4118
Charles Friend 5 / " 874-928-940
Josiah Frost 5 / " 3639-3640
Briant Gaines 5 / " 247-348-349
John Garey 5 / " 3430-3868
John Glasman 5 / " 3641-42-43
John Glaze 6 / " 3845-46-3852-53
James C. Goff 5 / " 2513-14-19
John T. Goff 5 / " 2505-06-07-08-09-15-16-17-18
Salathiel Goff 5 / " 1227-28-24
John Grate 5 / " 3353
Richard Green 6 / " 3830
Daniel Green 5 / " 3868
Benjamin Green 7 / 6 3866-67
Thomas Greenwade 5 / " 3581
Paul Grim 5 / " 3148-3277-78
Edward Grimes 6 / " 3388-89-90-91
Evan Guym 5 / " 3412-13-14-15
Name Valuation /Each Lot #s
Elisha Hall 5 / " 3674-75 - 3679-80-81
Moses Hall 5 / " 2921-2932-33
Richard Hall 5 / " 2948
Richard Harecoat 5 / " 3582-83 - 3699-3700
George Harness 5 / " 805-818-819
John Harshan 5 / " 4150
Samuel Hatton 5 / " 3860-61
George Haver 6 / 6 3711-12-13
Jacob Hazlewood 5 / " 3800
James Henderson 5 / " 3410
? Hendrickson 5 / " 1850-51-52
Adam Hicksenbaugh 6 / 6 3592-93-94-95
Abraham Hite 5 / " 3287-88
Nicholas Holsbury 5 / " 3855
Andrew House 5 / " 3146-47
John House 5 / " 3555-56
William Howell 5 / " 3877
Paul Hoye 5 / " 4091-92-93-94
Christian Huddy 5 / " 3849
Benjamin Hull 5 / " 3539-40-41
Samuel Humphreys 5 / " 2937-38
Edward Huston 5 / " 3354
Samuel Jackson 7 / " 3781-82
William Jacobs 5 / " 3795
Evan James 5 / " 3542-44-66
Robert Johnson 5 / " 346-3754
? Johnson 5 / " 200
Conrad Joleman 5 / " 3749-50
John Jonas 5 / " 2771-72
William Jones 5 / " 2840-41
John Kelly 5 / " 3301
Henry Kemp 5 / " 838-840-866-935-1878
John Keyser 5 / " 3777
Leonard Kimble 5 / " 2105
Henry Kite 5 / " 3755
Jacob Koontz 5 / " 3714-15-16
Jacob Kreger 5 / " 3598-99
George Laporte 5 / " 3822-23-24
David Lee 5 / " 3814
Jacob Lee 5 / " 3818-19
Joseph Lee 5 / " 3812-13
Breton Levit 5 / " 3864-65
Daniel Levit 7 / 6 3735-36
Zachariah Linton 5 / " 3760
John Liptz 5 / " 3790
William Logsden 5 / " 3381-82
Ralph Logsden 5 / " 3359
Elisha Logsden 5 / " 3377-3384-85
William Logsden 5 / " 3371-72
Rosemond Long 5 / " 3788-89
John Lowdermilk 5 / " 68
Jacob Lower 5 / " 3682
John Lynn 10 / " 3574
Name Valuation /Each Lot #s
John Magomery 5 / " 3844
Nathaniel Magruder 20 / " 3578
Josiah Magruder 20 / " 3579-80
Elias Majors 5 / " 3367-68
Stephen Masters 5 / " 3140-41-44-45
Thomas Matthew 5 / " 3683
John Matthew Sr. 6 / 6 3398
John Matthews Jr. 5 / " 3673
Henry Mattingly 5 / " 3666-67
Moses McKinsy 5 / " 3416
Daniel McKinsy 6 / 8 3552-54-69
Josiah McKinsy 5 / " 3352
Gabriel McKinsy 5 / " 3365
Samuel McKinsy 5 / " 3370
James McMullen 5 / " 2835-36
James McPipe 5 / " 2191-93
John Metz 5 / " 3799
Philip Michael 5 / " 3751-52-53
Conrad Miller 6 / 6 3440
Jacob Miller 5 / " 3767-68
Joseph Montain 5 / " 2201-03-04
Alexander Moore 5 / " 3791-92
Daniel Moore 5 / " 3878
William Moore 5 / " 2838-39
Moses Munro 5 / " 3871
Solomon Munro 5 / " 3872
Henry Myers 5 / " 3626-27-3636
Christian Myers 5 / " 3628-29-30
John Neff 7 / 6 3585-86-87-88-89-90-91
John Nepton 5 / " 3748
Peter Nimire 5 / " 3355
George Paine 5 / " 3358
Robert Parker 5 / " 3350
Michael Paugh 5 / " 268-270-71
Johannes Paugh 5 / " 261-62
Henry Peters 5 / " 3784-85-86-87
Stephen Pierson 5 / " 2786-2788
Nicholas Pittinger 5 / " 3404-05-06
Henry Pittinger 5 / " 3405-06
Margaret Poling 6 / " 3843
Samuel Poling 5 / ‘ 3729-30
Martin Poling Sr. 10/ " 3841-42
Richard Poling 5 / " 3856
Martin Poling Jr. 5 / " 3840
Peter Poling 5 / " 3859
John Porter 5 / " 3401-02-03-3678
Henry Porter 5 / " 3362
Moses Porter 5 / " 3395-96
Samuel Postwright 5 / " 1650-51-52-53
Hezekiah Pound 5 / " 3731
Gabriel Powell 5 / " 2526-27
George Preston 5 / " 3649-50
John Price 5 / " 3838
John Purguson 5 / " 3802
Charles Queen 5 / " 1 - 2
Name Valuation /Each Lot #s
John Ragan 5 / " 3575
John Ratton 6 / 6 3284-85-86
Michael Raway 5 / " 2787
Enoch Read 5 / " 3806
Daniel Ricknor 5 / 6 3890
Adam Rhoades 9 / " 3737-38-39
John Rhoads 5 / " 3769
Aaron Rice 5 / " 65
Godfrey Richards 6 / " 3695-96-96
Godfrey Richards 5 / " 3698
John Richards 5 / " 3756
William Resiford 5 / " 3685-86-87-88
Roger Robertson 5 / " 3835
David Robertson 5 / " 3294-95-96
John Rubart 5 / " 3815-16
Benjamin Rush 5 / " 2172-73-74
John Ryan 7 / 6 7 – 8 - 9
George Sapp 5 / " 3386
James Schimer 5 / " 3728-3732
Joseph Scott 5 / " 3444-45
Joseph Scott 15/ " 3446
Joshua Scutchfield 5 / " 3351
Adam Seigler 10 / " 3825-26
Jacob Seigler 6 / " 3879-80
Able Serjeant 5 / " 852-53-54-55
John Seyler 10/ " 3745-46-47
William Shaw 5 / ‘ 3392
John Sibley 5 / " 848-49 - 851
John Simpkins 5 / " 2639
? Singleman 5 / " 3776
Garrett Snedeger 5 / " 3631-32
Mathias Snooke 6 / " 3742-43-44
Simon Speed 5 / " 3596
Moses Spicer 6 / 6 3783
Moses Spicer 5 / " 3854
William Stagg 5 / " 3810-11
John Steyer 5 / " 3409
Jacob Storm 5 / " 2816-17-18-19-20
John Streets 5 / " 13
John Strickler 5 / " 3676
Peter Stuck 5 / " 2814-15
John Stuck 5 / 6 2806-07
Michael Tedrick 5 / " 3847-48
Frederick Thaxter 5 / ‘ 816 – 828 – 841 - 843
Moses Tilsonel 5 / " 1879-80
Richard Tilton 6 / " 3550
Richard Tilton 5 / " 3568
Peter Tittle Jr. 5 / " 3407-08
Peter Tittle Sr. 7 / 6 3620-21-22
John Tomlinson 6 / 6 3431
Jesse Tomlinson 5 / " 2100
Ezikiel Totten 5 / " 3434
John Trimble 5 / " 3393-94
John Trotter 5 / " 2812-13
David Troxell 5 / " 3447 - 3453
Jacob Trullinger 5 / " 3793-94
Name Valuation /Each Lot #s
Charles Uhl 5 / " 3360-61
Thomas Umbertson 5 / " 3597
William Utter 5 / " 3807
James Utter Sr. 5 / " 3779-80
James Utter Jr. 5 / " 3778
John Vanbuskirk 5 / " 3720-21-22
David Vansickle 5 / " 3142-43
John Vincent 5 / " 254
George Waddle 5 / " 3633-34
Jesse Waller 5 / " 3549
Joseph Warnich 7 / " 3836-37
Arthur Watson 7 / 6 3297-98
Arthur Watson 10/ " 3323-24
William Wells 5 / " 3770
James Wells 5 / " 3771
Peter Wells 5 / " 3772-73-74-75
Archibald White 5 / " 2120-21
John Whiteman 5 / " 115 - 116
Alpheus Wigwire 5 / 6 3299-3300
Samuel Wicoff 5 / " 3411
John Wicoff 5 / " 3654-55
Peter Wicoff 5 / " 3690
Jacob Wicoff 5 / " 3691
Alexander Wilhelm 5 / " 3664
George Wilhelm 5 / " 3665
Moses Williams 5 / ‘ 265
Thomas Williams 5 / " 3817
George Winters 5 / " 3677
Henry Woodger 5 / " 17 – 18 - 19
Joseph Woodringer 7 / 6 3441-3443
Joseph Woodringer 5 / " 3442
John Workman 5 / " 3657
Isaac Workman 5 / " 3656
Andrew Workman 5 / " 3658-59
Jacob Workman 5 / " 3660
Stephen Workman 5 / " 3661-62
William Workman 5 / " 3651-52
     
Omitted on original, added Nov. 3,1789
John T. Goff 5 / " 2555

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