JOHN SITES AND ANDREW CARROTHERS AGREEMENT


Contributed by Dori Fulk


(copy of original document on file at the Cumberland 

County Historical Society) dated 23 Mar 1797 - an Article 

of Agreement between Andrew CARROTHERS (1st party) and 

John SITES & his son John (2nd party).



"Article of Agreement Made and Agreed upon this twenty 

Third Day of March one thousand seven Hundred and Ninety 

Seven Between Andrew CARROTHERS of the one part and John 

SITES and his son John of the Other Part, the three of 

Cumberland County and State of Pennsylvania. Witnesseth 

thatthe Said CARROTHERS Doth (Let?) the House that Uriah 

HULL formerly Lived in and the fields agoing the Cabin to 

be Put in Corne in good Time and Good Order, and the said 

("SITZES" inserted) is to Deliver the said CARROTHERS the 

Halfe of the Corne in the Bushel when Husked and Likewise 

the sd SITES is to Put the same field in fall Grain and 

Deliver the half of the grain in the Shocke to Saide 

CARROTHERS and Likewise the Saide SITZS to Put the field 

agoing the Smith Shope in fawle Grain and Deliver the 

halfe in the Shocke and Whate -- Buckwhate is Put in the 

(something left out here?) the Saide SITESS is to Deliver 

the Half in the Bushel and the fences about the mentioned 

fieldes the Saide SITES are to Put in Good Order and the 

Railes that the Said SITES makes and Splites and Puts up 

the sd CARROTHERS is to Pay the Sd SITIZ three shilling 

and Six Pence Per Hundred and Likewise the sd SITESE to 

have the halfe of the Orchard and Deliver the others to sd 

CARROTHERS in Sider and what Ever Said SITES Culls and 

Dregs of the Aples the saide CARROTHERS to have the half.



And for the True Performance of Each of (up?) of sd 

Article and agreement Each of the sd Partis Do Bind Them 

Selves in this sum of fifty Pounds and Confess Judgement 

for the same to sue for and Receive At any Courte of 

(Comance?) Please in the County of Cumberland in testimony 

wherareof We have set our hands and Sales the Day and 

yeare above mentioned -



Witnesses Present	John Seitzs (saled)

Armstrong Carrothers	(Johannes Seitz?) (saled)

Robert McQueen		Andrew Carrothers (saled)



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NOTE: Since John SITES who m. Elizabeth KLINE was b. abt. 

Feb 1776, acc. to his obituary listing his death as 21 Jun 

1856, he would have been just 21 yrs. old at the date of 

this agreement, 23 Mar 1797, so I assuming that he is the 

younger John listed as son of John SITES. I can't read the 

second signature at the end of the agreement, but I'm 

wondering if it says "Johannes SEITZ". This would make 

sense if John SITES, Sr. was making the agreement with 

Andrew CARROTHERS for the benefit of his son, helping him 

get started with some land at the time of his majority. 

Also, there are three parties to the agreement, and three 

"sale"s, including John SITES (first seal ... the son?) 

and Andrew CARROTHERS (last seal). It seems logical that 

the middle one would be the third party, the other "John 

SITES", perhaps signing his name in its Germanic form.

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Dori Fulk

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