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Deed Section

Samuel Ross, Grantee


Washington County Court House, Washington PA
Deed Book 2--W--96**
Sale 23 August 1834 
Transcribed by Judith Florian and shared here with permission.
NOTE: I hand-wrote the following in the 1980s. I did not copy it word for word, but it does contain all important parts.


Sarah ROSS and others


Samuel ROSS


This Indenture made 23 August 1834 between Sarah ROSS (widow of Samuel ROSS, deceased), Joseph ROSS and Elizabeth his wife, Benjamin ROSS and Ruth his wife, Timothy ROSS, James MOORE and Pheby [sic] his wife, Joseph MOORE and and Sarah his wife, Philip SLACK (agent for Sarah SLACK and Delilah SLACK), all of Washington County, to Samuel ROSS for $1,207.00.

Tract is located on the north fork of Ten Mile Creek in Amwell and West Bethlehem Townships.  Same tract which was conveyed to Samuel ROSS, deceased (the father of the foregoing parties) by Aaron Van Camp and Mary, his wife, on 14 December 1804.

In Samuel ROSS's Will, he directed this property be disposed of when the youngest heir reached 21 years of age.

Bounded by the lands of:

Solomon SIBBET
North Fork of Ten Mile Creek
Total acres: 98 

Signed by: 

The marks of Samuel ROSS and Ruth ROSS (NOTE: not a couple, but possibly in-laws?) 

Signatures of:

Joseph ROSS
Elizabeth ROSS
Benjamin ROSS
Timothy ROSS
Phebe [sic] MOORE
Joseph MOORE
Philip SLAUGHT, Jr.*
Delilah SLAUGHT*


* This is a note for anyone researching this line.  When I researched in Frederick County Maryland for John LANE, Sr., Joseph BAKER, his father-in-law, Henry REPP (relationship to BAKER & LANE is unknown at this point), and other families in the Pipe Creek and Beaver Dam areas (now Carroll County Maryland), there was another LANE I was following to see if he was my John LANE Sr's father.  The LANE male had died and if I remember right, part of the estate went to a Sarah? (maybe it was a Delilah?).... she married a Philip SLACK.  But I lost track of them and where they went (they seemed to just "disappear.")  This was between 1800 and 1810 -- I don't have my records out at the moment.   Since many Brethren families were moving to Washington County Pennsylvania between 1800 and 1810, and re-reading this deed today, I wonder if the SLACKs in the above Deed are the same ones who were in Frederick County Maryland records?  This needs further investigation.

I wrote on this: "Are one of these persons a ROSS? Sarah SLACK or Deliah SLACK?  Is one a LANE?"

I also wrote on this Deed, "see Deed Book S-p.494, dated 2 March 1804, Recorded 14 December 1804.


***See ROSS families in newspaper articles at Washington County "Little Washington" Pennsylvania Genealogy and Family History 


 **Deed Books are written as Book Volume Number, Letter, page number.


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