|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)
[Title on Outside:]
Roads - 1811 No. 14 In re: Road from Baker's Lane to Horn's or Coleman's
Amwell Twp. - con
Report of a Road from the mouth of Baker's lane on the
muddy Creek Road to Daniel Horn's
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--
(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
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.]
|Jonathan ?? Har___?
|[next page - PAGE FOUR]
|(someone scratched out name)
|Dan'l [unreadable] Fergus
|Razin? Ragin? Lacock
|John Shentant? (Shuster? in a fold)
|James ___, Jr.
||Samuel H. Cullough
||Phillip Haght [Slaght?]
|Rob't Chamblin? [faint]
||John Haght [Slaght?]
||John Moneniger [Moninger]
||[unreadable] Linn? Line?
||John O? Wharey?
||William Curry, Senr.
|Henry ____ [faint]
|Peter _____ [Fleming?] [faint]
|Andrew ? Redd
|William _____ [faint]
|Joseph _____ [faint]
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
March - Viewing Review?
|Eleazer Jenkins, Sen.
(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
|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
[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
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.
[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
(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
Fees? 67 Cents
[4 short lines unreadable]
|[This is the inside - PAGE NINE]
Petition for damage
William McFarland, Esq.
John McM__llin, Jr.
Joseph Hine_in, Jun.
[new page - outside again states the contents of the inner page - PAGE
No. 14 October Session 1811
Petition for the Review of
a Road from Baker Lane
to J. Coleman's or
Wm. McFarland, Esq.
Exec?. order 11 Dec. 1811 [unreadable] cont.
[new page - outside again states the contents of the inner page - PAGE
|No. 14 1811
Petition for View of a Road from Bakers lane over Muddy Creek Road
to __ Wheeling road
Eleazer Jenkins, Esq.
Wm. McFarland Esq.
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]
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
|Joseph Baker Juner
|John Lane [tiny writing]
||John -HIS X MARK- Gardner
||John -HIS X MARK- Ringer
||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
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]
[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.
Petition of the subscribers, inhabitants of the township of West Bethlehem
and Amwell, in said County -- Humbly sheweth [showeth] --
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
||Joseph Baker Juner
|Jacob Dugan?? (Duncan?]
|[cut off] Ross
||[end of page 14]
|[next page - PAGE FIFTEEN]
|John Camp [i.e DeCamp?]
|Daniel Layne [small writing-like John Lane's
|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
Isaac Leonard, Esq.
Zephaniah Beal, Esq.
John Enachs? (Enoch)
[new page PAGE SEVENTEEN]
"To the honorable Samuel Roberts and his associate Judges composing
Court of Quarter Sessions for the county of Washington.
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
||Samuel hatfield [sic no cap]
||George Masson [sic]
|John DCamp [sic]
||Phillip Slaught, Junr
||[cut off- Adam? Walls?
[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
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.