Road Petitions 

Washington County PA

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Road - 1811 No 14 Road from Baker's Lane to Horn's or Coleman's

12 Xerox Copies from Original Handwritten Documents.
These are NOT numbered.  I have given each Xerox a number just to keep them organized. 
(# of pages unknown, originals are written on front and back and folded)

 

PAGE ONE
[Title on Outside:]
Roads - 1811 No. 14 In re: Road from Baker's Lane to Horn's or Coleman's
Amwell Twp. - con

 

PAGE TWO
Report of a Road from the mouth of Baker's lane on the 
muddy Creek Road to Daniel Horn's

 

PAGE THREE
Judges of the Court of Quarter Sessions of Washington Co.
now present at October Session 1811

(Indent) The Petition of the Subscribers Inhabitants of Amwell township and parts adjacent thereto in said County--
humbly herewith

(Indent) That whereas a private road has been laid out by orders of the Court leading from the great road from Washington [i.e. National Pike] to Muddy Creek at the mouth of Baker lane to intersect the road leading from John Horn to Nathaniel Beans at or near Jacob Coleman's place - Your petitioners therefore beg __ law to state that if the said road be confirmed, or laid out, by the Courts -- that it will do of the most service [written above is "to the seller"] as in its short course of three or four miles it runs through the heard (sic) of the improvements of twelve persons.  That laid out one (bad?) and swampy ground-- that it will be very expensive to the township through which it passes [due to the nature of] of the nature of the ground and number of bridges which it will require and finally -- that it will be a useless burden.  

Roads -- They therefore pray your Honor to appoint ___ persons to review the said road and parts adjacent thereto according to Law -- and they [are duty bound?] and pray -- 

[Note the names are partly blurred with age.]

William Carter? Jacob Dankistz?
Jonathan ?? Har___? John _oileon?
Samuel Lacock Daniel? Eoffer?
[next page - PAGE FOUR]  
(someone scratched out name) Mathias Luse
Dan'l [unreadable] Fergus John Luellen
James Hughes?  Azariah Smalley
Razin? Ragin? Lacock Daniel Shuster
Daniel Poole? John Bollen
John Shentant? (Shuster? in a fold) Daniel Kirbby?
James ___, Jr.  Samuel H. Cullough
[unreadable] Hammitt? Phillip Haght [Slaght?]
Rob't Chamblin? [faint] John Haght [Slaght?]
Jacob Hewit John Moneniger [Moninger]
Adam Hewit [unreadable] Linn? Line?
William Wolfe John Shipe?
[Mary?] Huit John O? Wharey?
[John?] Huit William Curry, Senr.
Hiram Chamberlain [unreadable] [Lacocks?]
Nathaniel Price Anthony Robinson
Henry ____ [faint] John DeCamp
Peter _____ [Fleming?] [faint]  
Andrew ? Redd  
William _____ [faint]  
Joseph _____ [faint]  

 

PAGE FIVE
December Sessions 1810

Petition for view of a road from Baker's lane to intersect the road leading from John Horn's to Nathan Beans near Jacob Coleman.

Es_t. Certificate March 1811 ___
June 27 Es_t? Cert. to D.? Gardner

PETITION
March - Viewing Review?

Jno. Gardner
Isaac Meek
Eleazer Jenkins, Sen.
Dickinson Roberts
David Frazier
Samuel Ross

(new page) PAGE FOUR
and others in said Township County have petitioned for a public road from the mouth of Bakers lane at the Muddy Creek road the nearest and best way to intersect the road leading from Slushers? Mills to Wheeling, at or near Daniel Horns.

You are therefore nominated and appointed by the Court to view the Ground over which said road is prayed for and if you or any four of you / five being present, you will lay out the same by courses & distances, and make report of your proceedings, the ____ to next term. (a signature-unreadable ?S. Murdock, Clerk of Courts?)

We the subscribers have viewed the ground over which said road is prayed for and are unanimously of opinion that a public road is one ___ and have laid out the said, agreeable to the courses and distances hereunto and witness our hands

7th May 1811
[unreadable - Eleazer?]  Jenkins
Daniel Shuster
Wm. McFarland
Noah Cook
Stephen Cooke
Dan? Sam? Weir



PAGE SEVEN (Next is the drawing of the road the men "laid out")
[This page has 4 directions with items written on each side of the proposed new road.  At the top of the page it says, again:
Beginning at the mouth of Baker Lane at the Muddy Creek Road

[Then the road is drawn with with survey directions in the form of numbers.]
[Down the one side of the road, it lists the names of the property holders where the road would cross their lands]:

Jacob Hammitts improvement
Christopher Slusher
John Gardner
Mathias Luse
John Hewit
Adam Hewit
John Miller's improvement


[On the other side of the road, it says:

I certify the above to be a true diagram of a Road laid out agreeable to the amended order at the request of the Viewers mentioned in laid order by me.
May 7th, 1811                 D. Roberts

[At the bottom or end of the road, it says:]

Intersecting the Road leading from Slushers?  Mills to Wheeling near Daniel Horns agreeable to the above order.

 


(New Page) PAGE EIGHT
[Again, on the outside of another sheet of paper, is the item number, etc. This is the outside sheet.]

No. 14 1811
Order of Court for View of a
Road from
Bakers Lane 
to
Horns or
Colemans
Fees? 67 Cents
[4 short lines unreadable]

 

[This is the inside - PAGE NINE]

Jesse? Goodrich 
Petition for damage
William McFarland, Esq.
Ziba Smaley
Thomas [Kerr?]
John McM__llin, Jr.
Joseph Hine_in, Jun.
Silas Griffith?

 

[new page - outside again states the contents of the inner page - PAGE TEN]

No. 14 October Session 1811
Petition for the Review of
a Road from Baker Lane
to J. Coleman's or
Horns

James Workman
Christopher Slusher
Nathan McGiffin?
Wm. McFarland, Esq.
Richard Crooks?
James Carter?
William Hoge

Exec?. order 11 Dec. 1811 [unreadable] cont.


[new page - outside again states the contents of the inner page - PAGE ELEVEN ]

No. 14 1811
Petition for View of a Road from Bakers lane over Muddy Creek Road to __ Wheeling road
3 Viewers
Eleazer Jenkins, Esq.
Dan'l Shuster
Wm. McFarland Esq.
Noah Cookes
Stephen Cookes
Adam Weir

Exec. order to view April 17, 1811

Exec? Ord? to E. Jenkins
for all Aug. 19 [dash]


[either the inside of the last page - or a new page PAGE TWELVE]

"The Honorable Samuel Roberts President and his associate judges of a Court General quarter sessions of the peace now sitting for the County of Washington ---- The petition of a number of the Inhabitants of Amwell Township in said County and pigeon creek settlement [Pigeon Creek] and the Inhabitants on the heads of Wheeling creek also Humbly sheweth [showeth] that your petitioners labor under great difficulties and Inconveniences for want of a public road from the mouth of Bakers lane at the muddy creek road -- the nearest and best way to intersect the road leading from Christopher Slushers Mills to Wheeling on the hill at a field of Daniel Horns -- desiring you will appoint men to view and lay out the same --

John -HIS X MARK- Miller Junr Isaac Meek
Jacob Hewit Mathias Luse
Joseph Baker Juner Jacob Hammitt
John Lane [tiny writing] John -HIS X MARK-  Gardner
Joseph Baker John -HIS X MARK-  Ringer
[cut off] Philip Slaght
[cut off] H___[Henry?] [cut off]

(new page - PAGE THIRTEEN )

"That the Hon'able Sam'l Roberts Esq. Pres't and his associates of the Court of Quarter Sessions of the peace in and for the County of Washington --
The petitioner of Je__ [Jessie?] Goodrich humbly sheweth
That a road has been opened from the mouth of Tenmile [creek] to Alexandria which passes through the improved land of your petitioner -- your petitioner therefore pray yr [your] honor to appoint some suitable persons to view and assess the damages he has sustained in consequence of the said road --- [signed]

Jesse Goodrich Senr.

*

[new page - PAGE FOURTEEN]
"To the honorable Samuel Roberts Esq. and his associate Judges of the Court of Quarter Sessions, in and for the county of Washington.

"The Petition of the subscribers, inhabitants of the township of West Bethlehem and Amwell, in said County -- Humbly sheweth [showeth] --

"That your Petitioners labor under great Inconveniences for want of a public road leading from the great road from Washington [Frederick Town Road?] to Muddy Creek [road] at the mouth of Bakers lane, to intersect the road leading from John Horns [sic] to Nathan Beans at or near Joab Coleman's place.  They therefore pray your honors to appoint proper persons to view the ground on which the said road -- prayed for and make report to the next court -- 

And your Petitioners will [unreadable]

 

Charles Pettit David Frazee
Henry Slusher David Sutton
Adam Steel Jacob Nottingham
Christopher Slusher Phillip Luelin
John Gardner George Camblin
Samuel Lytle Joseph Baker Juner
Samuel Ross  Samuel? Hewitt?
Abraham Miller Adam Huit
Jacob Dugan?? (Duncan?] John Miller
Zephaniah? Z_____? [cut off]
[cut off] Ross [end of page 14]
[next page - PAGE FIFTEEN]  
Isaac Banes  
James Mustard  
John Camp [i.e DeCamp?]  
George Bane  
Calvin Huit?  
William Littell  
Alexander McCollum  
Daniel Layne [small writing-like John Lane's penmanship]  
Robert Parkinsin [sic]  

 

[new outer cover page, very dark copy - PAGE SIXTEEN]

No. 14 1811 [1814 is crossed out - strange entry]
Petition for to [vacate? situate?] a road from the mouth of Baker lane to near Daniel Horns on the Fredericktown road.

*

Reading __  __  17 June 1812
Read 18th June 1812
27 June 1813 read
24 June 1813 read
Viewers
Isaac Leonard, Esq.
Zephaniah Beal, Esq.
Caleb Leonard
John Enachs? (Enoch)
Jon Mitchell
Wile Welsh

[new page PAGE SEVENTEEN]
"To the honorable Samuel Roberts and his associate Judges composing a Court of Quarter Sessions for  the county of Washington.

"The Petition of the subscribers, inhabitants of Amwell township in said County, respectfully represents --

"That a road leading from the mouth of Bakers lane to near Daniel Horns [sic] on the Frederick town road, has been viewed, laid out and confirmed, That the said road is unnecessary, inconvenient and bothersome to the said township, inasmuch as there is another road from the same point which answers all the purposes for which said road is requested. That there are already more road [sic] in the said township than the said inhabitants are able to support---  Your petitioners therefore pray the court to appoint proper persons to view the ground over which the said road passes; and if they or a majority of them should be of opinion that the same is unnecessary they pray that it may be vacated. 

Azariah Smally Samuel Chamberlin Samuel Beaty
John Gardner Benjamin Winset? John Coalman
Henry Huit Joseph Conklin Samuel hatfield [sic no cap]
Adam Hewit Solomon Reed John Fisher
Jacob Hewit Enoch Baker George Masson [sic]
John DCamp [sic] William Cennit? Stephen Corwin
John Ringer William Gordon George Fetterling
*Robert England Moses Cooper Phillip Slaught, Junr
  [cut off- Adam? Walls? John Slaught
    George Gardner

 

[new page - legal size paper - PAGE EIGHTEEN, names bolded for easier reading]
"To the Honorable [sic] the Judges of [cut off] ___________
"We the persons appointed by the above order of Court to View and Lay out road from Bakers lane to intersect the road leading from John Horns [sic] to Nathan Beans at or near Joab Coleman.  
"Do report as follows to Wit: That we have Viewed and layed out the following road for the public Use.  Beginning at the mouth of Bakers lane, thence S70 W16 perches through the improvement of said Baker, thence S39 W32 perches through the improvement of John Miller S31 W70 perches thence through said Millers improvement and Peter Leonard? S20 W120 perches then S37 W50 perches thence through the improvement of David [Frazee?? Friend??] S45 W55 perches thence through the improvement of Anthony Robinson S34 W40 thence through the improvement of Abraham Miller S22 W144 perches thence S26 E35 perches thence through the improvement of Samuel Ross S17 W62 S40 W54 perches and S26 W50 thence through the improvement of Christopher Slusher N_1 W20 perches S67 W30 perches thence S54 W22 perches then South17 W6 then S40 W64 then S44 W00? perches thence S20 W01? perches thence N75 W16 perches thence S07? W30 thence S60 W60, thence through the improvement of Charles Pettit S39 W24 perches thence N02? W92 perches thence E20 perches thence S65 W20 perches, thence through the improvement [of] David Pettit S33 W64 perches, thence S42 W30 perches thence N63 W20 perches thence N53 W30 perches thence N64 W26 perches, thence N05 W20 perches, thence through the improvement of Widow Clark, N70 W132 perches thence N__ W54 perches thence N66 W40 perches, intersecting the road leading from John Hammett to Nathan Beans, near Jaob Colemans, agreeable to said order---

A draft whereof is hereunto ______ [amended?] 

Witness our hands this 5th day of April 1811

two day ---- John Gardner
do -------Isaac Meek
do -------__. Jenkins
do --------D. Roberts
do -------David Frazee

PAGE NINETEEN & TWENTY
[The last page is a legal size paper, used horizontally, to present a diagram of the proposed road in question, with a cover sheet.]

 

 

 

 

MY CONNECTION TO THIS RECORD:

* Joseph and Mary __ Baker were the parents of Catherine Baker who m. John Lane Sr.
John Lane, Sr. is my direct ancestor on the LANE side

Robert England was the father of Anna England who m. Daniel Lane, son of John Lane Sr.
Rev. Daniel Lane is my direct ancestor on the LANE side

If you connect to these lines, please contact me.





 

 

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