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Birthplace: Abt 1690 or 1704 Bush River, Somerset, Maryland
Death: Died in 15 Mar 1738/1739 Swan Creek, Somerset-Hartford, Maryland
Managed by: Judith "Judi" Elaine (McKee) Burns
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About Charles Anderson

Anderson Cemetery Carmichaeles Golf Course, stones removed 8-Oct-1975. nr. 14th fairway

an old Maryland that settled along Swan Creek. Rent Rolls show that JOHN ANDERSON was Somerset Co on1685 when he surveyed 400 acres at the head of Bush River. a large tidewater estuary in now Harford Co, MD

Records of St. John and George Church show: Rebecca Anderson b. ca1702 married 1720 to James Durham Charles Anderson had purchased land in 1725 known as Carpenter Plains on Swan Creek. To it he took his bride and there five children were born. Charles died March 15,1739 leaving four minor children; one daughter had died when three weeks old. He left his land to his sons, Daniel and Charles, and provided for his two little daughters, Sarah and Margaret. Two years later, Grace, his widow married Thomas Horner who owned the adjoining farm. Four Horner children were born. When Thomas Horner died in 1756 he made his stepsons executors of his estate; he must have cared for them as his own.

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CHARLES ANDERSON was born 1704, and died March 15, 1738/39 in Susquehanna Hundred, Balto. Co., Md. He married GRACE PRESTON November 02, 1726 in St George's Parrish, Balto. Co., Md, daughter of JAMES PRESTON and SARAH SCOTT. She was born 1710 in Lower Gunpowder, Balto. Co Md. Children of CHARLES ANDERSON and GRACE PRESTON are:

  • i. SARAH ANDERSON, b. June 07, 1728.
  • ii. DANIEL ANDERSON, b. December 04, 1728.
  • iii. MARGARET ANDERSON, b. February 22, 1729/30; d. March 12, 1729/30.
  • iv. CHARLES II ANDERSON, b. March 27, 1734, Swan Creek, Baltimore Co., Md; d. 1824, Muddy Creek, Greene Co., Pa.
  • Some researchers state that Charles? father was a Daniel Anderson.
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Ref. Estate #467 St. George's Parish Registers 1689-1793 Maryland Marriages 1634-1777 (1975) Robert Barnes

Res. Baltimore (now Harford co.), Md. The family reported to have been there since 1725.

Anderson belongs to the Clan Anderson.

He bought 100 acres in Carpenters Plain from Joshua Wood 1725 and 200 acres from Obediah Richards in 1724. He bought another 50 acres in 1737 from Joshua Wood in Wood's Addition.

They lived on Susquehannah Hundred on Swan Creek .

Charles Sr. had two patents #14/289 and 16/342. The horn Papers pg. 509 states Cumberland Twp. was surveyed under a Virginia Warrant by Edmond Polke, called "White Lick" Charles Anderson patented this land on 2 Oct. 1788. Jacob Horn's diaries were passed to his son Christopher Horn, on his death in 1778. After the territory west on the Monongahela became a part of Pa. in 1781. Charles and Mary Anderson Sr. sold patent #16/342 for $500 13 Jul. 1790 which was on Muddy Creek.

Occupation: Millwright September 1775 commissioned a Capt. of Militia /Maryland 1777 moved west September 1778 Muddy Creek, Cumberland Twp, Washington. Co. PA 1/2 mile NW of Carmichaels

Title: Baltimore County Families 1659 - 1759 Author: Barnes, Robert W Publication: ©1989, Genealogical Publishing Co Repository: Media: Book Page: Pg 518

Anderson Cemetery Carmichaeles Golf Course, stones removed 8-Oct-1975. nr. 14th fairway

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CHARLES II ANDERSON was born March 27, 1734 in Swan Creek, Baltimore Co., Md, and died 1824 in Muddy Creek, Greene Co., Pa. He married MARY MITCHELL, daughter of RICHARD MITCHELL and ELIZABETH WILLIAMS. She was born February 04, 1732/33 in Baltimore Co., MD.

Will of Charles Anderson II In the name of God Amen, I Charles Anderson Senr of Cumberland Township Greene County and State of Pennsylvania being aged and low in health but of perfect sound memory yet calling to mind the uncertainty of Life and being desirous of settling my affairs before I shall be called hence by Death Do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and Form following to wit. Principally and first of all, I commend my Soul to God who gave it, and my Body to be Buried in a Decent Manner at the discretion of my dear Children, And as to such wordly affairs I do no process I Leave in the manner and form following after my Just debts and funeral Expenses shall be paid according the residue shall be divided as follows, to my Son Wm Anderson, I give and Devise my Waggon Fan or windmill, Harrow, Horse Saddle and Bridle, my Bed and bedding, Desk and Book Case, Two tables and Loom and Hand Mill stones, and all the residues and Remainder of my Estate Real, personal, mixed of what nature or kind soever or whoever the same may be excerpting Such Articles as I allow to my Grand Children. To my Grand daughter Drusilla Anderson I give and devise one Case of drawers, One cupboard with furniture or spinning wheel, six pewter plates, two pewter dishes, one bake oven, One Gallon pot, one cow, One feather Bed & Furniture, One looking glass and Box irons. To my Grandson Wm Anderson son of Wm I give and devise my rifle Gun Marked A.M. & C.A. and to my other Grandson Charles son of Wm I devise unto him One shot gun marked P.E. and unto my other grandson Jacob, son of Wm I devise unto him One Rifle Gun no mark on barrel. And unto my grand daughter Polly Swively I devise unto her one pot tramble and unto my son Charles Anderson, I give him my Cross Cut Saw. And as to my Other Children and Grand Children who have Deceased or yet alive No mention being made in this my Will, I debar them of all privedge Laying any Claim or making any demands against this my Will in Trust. And I do hereby appoint my two sons James and William Anderson to the Executors of this my Last Will, revoking all former Wills by me heretofore made and declaring this and no Other to be my Last Will and Testament. In Witness wherefore I have hereunto set my hand affixed my seal this fourteenth Day of April In the Year of Our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and twenty-one. Signed, Sealed, published, pronounced and Declared by the said Testator as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who were at his signing & sealing Felix Hughes Presley Gregg Charles Anderson "Seal" Charles Anderson was also a signer of the ?Bush Declaration? which was written before the Declaration of Independence. Some of the wording of the two documents are very similar, suggesting that Jefferson and others (frequent visitors to Harford Co MD) may have used this document as a blueprint to the Declaration. Children of CHARLES ANDERSON and MARY MITCHELL are: i. DANIEL ANDERSON, b. 1757. ii. GRACE ANDERSON, b. 1758. iii. SARAH ANDERSON, b. 1760. iv. CHARLES III ANDERSON, b. 1763, Hardford Co., Md; d. 1846, Tyler Co (now Wetzel Co) Va (wv). v. RICHARD ANDERSON, b. 1765. vi. JAMES ANDERSON, b. 1767, Greene Co., PA. vii. WILLIAM ANDERSON, b. 1769; d. July 31, 1847. viii. AMOS ANDERSON, b. 1772

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The second CHARLES ANDERSON was born on Swan Creek on March 27, 1734 s/o Charles and Grace (Preston) Anderson. He was left fatherless at age 5 and grew up with the other Anderson and Horner siblings. He became a millright and inherited land from both his father and mother. He also purchased more land. In 1756 at age 22 he married Mary, thought to be the daughter of Richard Mitchell.

In 1774 the Anderson home was in the new-formed Harford Co. in Susquehanna Hundred. In Sept 1775 Charles was commissioned a Captain of the Militia of Harford Company 3 (4 officers and 60 privates) 1776 Census for Susquehanna Hundred Charles Anderson and wife Mary Daniel b. 1757---(m Rachel Worthington--2 children to Tyler Co) Grace b. 1758 Sarah b. 1760 Charles b. 1763---(m. Margaret Eagon--to Tyler Co (W)V) Richard b. 1765 James b. 1767---(m. Priscilla Israel) William b. 1769---(m. Keziah Wiley) Amos b. 1772

In early 1778 Charles Anderson moved his family west and laid claim to 700 acres on the north side of Muddy

Creek in what is now Green Co PA In Green Co 1798 Tax:

Charles Sr was assessed for a 2 story log dwelling 42=92 x 18=92 with 10 windows; one log smoke house 11=92 x 9=92 and one old barn. Charles Jr was assessed for one log dwelling house 18=92 x 16=92; one floor with two windows; separate kitchen building 12=92 x 10=92 and a smoke house 10=92 x 8=92

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 Ten Mile Country and Its Pioneer Familties,A History of Greene COunty Pa.,   Revolutionary SOldiers of Harford co., Md. 1775-1783, Peden
 History of Harford co., Md. pg. 134-5, 122-3
 Archives of Md. Vol. XII pg. 435-6
A will found in Greene co., Pa. for Charles Anderson, Bk. 1 pg. 245-5, dated 14 Apr. 1821 and probated 17 Aug. 1824.  Son William my wagon fan or wind mill, harrow horse saddle & briddle, my bed and bedding, desk and book case, two table and loom, hand mill stones and all the residue and remainder of my estate real and personal mexied of what to my grand-daughter Drusilla.  To grandson William my rifle grandson Charles grand-son Jacob sons of William.  Son Charles, James, and William.  William filed his renunciation.  To all my other children and grandchildren who have deceased or yet alive I debar.  dtd 21 Apr. 1821 probated 17 Aug 1824 Exc. William, son, filed renunciation. S on - James Wit. Felix Huges Presley Gregg  Ref. Estate #467

Proof: Horn Papers, relating to SE Pa; History of Wetzel co., Pa., History of Harford co., Ja. pg. 282; Cumberland Twp. Washington co. pa Tax list 1783; Rev Soldiers of Hartford, Md. 1775-1783 by Peden; Cumberland Twp., Washington co. (became Greene co.) 1790; Greene co. Pa. 1800, 1820,1830; Squehannah Hundred Hartford co., Md. 1776

Service for him was Pvt. in Capt. Robert Harris' Hartford Rifles, 1776 pg. Rec. Soldiers of Harford co., Md. 1775-1783 by Peden & pg. 436 Archives of Maryland Vil. 12. 1776 Census Squehannah Hundred Hartford co., Md.

  

Occupation: Millwright

September 1775 commissioned a Capt. of Militia /Maryland 1777

moved west September 1778 Muddy Creek, Cumberland Twp, Washington. Co. PA 1/2 mile NW of Carmichaels

Monuments for Charles and Mary are found on the fence line of a gold course in Carmichaels, Pa. There are no dates showing. His service in Rev. War was approved by DAR Dec. 1994

Daniel purchased the land purchased by the older Charles Anderson 1724-1737 in Carpenter's Plain in 1761 from his brother, Charles. It appears that Charles and Mary sold everything they owned in Hartford co. with the last deed dated 22 Sep. 1778. He paud tax on 600 acres of land, 3 horses, 8 cows, 12 sheep in 1783 in Cumberland Twp.., Washington co., Pa.

Charles was given two warrants for his service in the war. Both were on Muddy creek in Washington co., to become Greene co. One was issued 30 Sep. 1788 for 358 1/4 acres on the west side of the Monongealea River. His other acquistion was 100 acres 11 Sep. 1790 adjoining the property of Micheal Jones, Edmund Polk, James Huges and James Carmichael.

Charles Anderson was involved in the formation of Greene co. He and James Carmichael and William Crawford went the bond required for the certification of John Boreman as Recorder for the new county in 1796.

The 1798 tax list for Greene co., Cumberland Twp. for: dwelling value - includes Charles, Charles Sr. and James; land - Charles Sr., Charles Jr., John (Barnet Reinhart), James, Amos; general - Charles Sr. Charles Jr. and James; Summaries - Charles Sr., Charles Jr., John (Barnet Reinhart), James, Amos, Richard.

Charles Anderson Sr. sold land to: Amos Anderson 1808 Bk. 2 pg. 351 mortgage for two lots; James Anderson 1811 Bk. 2 pg. 598 mortgage for 100 acres; William 1811 Bk. 2 pg. 598 1/2 (their property bordered each other); Charles and Mary sold to: Francis Seathon 1797 on Muddy Creek Bk. 1 pg. 313 & Bk. 1 pg. 505 Charles Jr. was witness no wife; James Anderson Bk. 2 pg. 525; Charles & Mary bought from James Anderson Bk. 2 pg. 524.

James Anderson no wife Bk. 2 pg. 598 William on the wouth William Anderson, no wife Bk. 2 pg. 598 life estate? witness Charles Anderson Jr. Bk. 1 pg. 313

Charles the leader on Jury list Jul 1798 as well as James Anderson pg. 34 Charles the ledler leased 75 acres to James Gardner for 1/3 of the grain, land where little Charles now lives, 1801 Said lease had a dower rights written into the document

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.......... 2 930 Charles Anderson II b: March 27, 1734 in Carpenter's Plains"Swan Creek Run, Harford Co., MD presumeably d: August 1824 inMuddy Creek, Cumberland Township, Washington (later Greene Co), PA Occupation: Millwright ................. +1329 Mary Mitchell b: February 4, 1733/34 inCarmichaels, Greene Co. Pa m: 1756 d: Aft 1776 in between 1811 and1821 Father: Richard Mitchell ....................... 3 1341 daughter Anderson b: in Muddy Creek,Cumberland Township, Washington (later Greene Co), PA ....................... 3 932 Daniel Anderson, Sr b: 1757 in Muddy Creek,Cumberland Township, Washington (ater Greene Co), PA Occupation: boat builde .............................. +1315 Rachel Worthington ....................... 3 1344 Grace Anderson b: 1758 in Muddy Creek,Cumberland Township, Washington (ater Greene Co), PA ....................... 3 1343 Sarah Anderson b: 1760 in Muddy Creek,Cumberland Township, Washington (ater Greene Co), PA ....................... 3 931 Charles Anderson III b: Abt 1763 in MuddyCreek, Cumberland Township, Washington (later Greene Co), PA d: Bef 1850 Number of children: 5 .............................. +1320 Margaret Eagon b: 1766 in Cecil Co., MD m: Abt 1787 d: Aft 1850 Number of children: 5 1320 Father: James Eagon 1320 Mother: Mary (Eagon)

....................... 3 885 Richard Anderson, Sr b: 1765 in Muddy Creek,Cumberland Township, Washington (ater Greene Co), PA ....................... 3 1340 James Anderson b: 1767 in Muddy Creek, Cumberland Township, Washington (later Greene Co), PA

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CHARLES II ANDERSON was born March 27, 1734 in Swan Creek, Baltimore Co., Md, and died 1824 in Muddy Creek, Greene Co., Pa. He married MARY MITCHELL, daughter of RICHARD MITCHELL and ELIZABETH WILLIAMS. She was born February 04, 1732/33 in Baltimore Co., MD.

Will of Charles Anderson II In the name of God Amen, I Charles Anderson Senr of Cumberland Township Greene County and State of Pennsylvania being aged and low in health but of perfect sound memory yet calling to mind the uncertainty of Life and being desirous of settling my affairs before I shall be called hence by Death Do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and Form following to wit. Principally and first of all, I commend my Soul to God who gave it, and my Body to be Buried in a Decent Manner at the discretion of my dear Children, And as to such wordly affairs I do no process I Leave in the manner and form following after my Just debts and funeral Expenses shall be paid according the residue shall be divided as follows, to my Son Wm Anderson, I give and Devise my Waggon Fan or windmill, Harrow, Horse Saddle and Bridle, my Bed and bedding, Desk and Book Case, Two tables and Loom and Hand Mill stones, and all the residues and Remainder of my Estate Real, personal, mixed of what nature or kind soever or whoever the same may be excerpting Such Articles as I allow to my Grand Children. To my Grand daughter Drusilla Anderson I give and devise one Case of drawers, One cupboard with furniture or spinning wheel, six pewter plates, two pewter dishes, one bake oven, One Gallon pot, one cow, One feather Bed & Furniture, One looking glass and Box irons. To my Grandson Wm Anderson son of Wm I give and devise my rifle Gun Marked A.M. & C.A. and to my other Grandson Charles son of Wm I devise unto him One shot gun marked P.E. and unto my other grandson Jacob, son of Wm I devise unto him One Rifle Gun no mark on barrel. And unto my grand daughter Polly Swively I devise unto her one pot tramble and unto my son Charles Anderson, I give him my Cross Cut Saw.

And as to my Other Children and Grand Children who have Deceased or yet alive No mention being made in this my Will, I debar them of all privedge Laying any Claim or making any demands against this my Will in Trust.

And I do hereby appoint my two sons James and William Anderson to the Executors of this my Last Will, revoking all former Wills by me heretofore made and declaring this and no Other to be my Last Will and Testament. In Witness wherefore I have hereunto set my hand affixed my seal this fourteenth Day of April In the Year of Our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and twenty-one.

Signed, Sealed, published, pronounced and Declared by the said Testator as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who were at his signing & sealing Felix Hughes Presley Gregg Charles Anderson "Seal"

Charles Anderson was also a signer of the ?Bush Declaration? which was written before the Declaration of Independence. Some of the wording of the two documents are very similar, suggesting that Jefferson and others (frequent visitors to Harford Co MD) may have used this document as a blueprint to the Declaration.

Children of CHARLES ANDERSON and MARY MITCHELL are: i. DANIEL ANDERSON, b. 1757. ii. GRACE ANDERSON, b. 1758. iii. SARAH ANDERSON, b. 1760. iv. CHARLES III ANDERSON, b. 1763, Hardford Co., Md; d. 1846, Tyler Co (now Wetzel Co) Va (wv). v. RICHARD ANDERSON, b. 1765. vi. JAMES ANDERSON, b. 1767, Greene Co., PA. vii. WILLIAM ANDERSON, b. 1769; d. July 31, 1847. viii. AMOS ANDERSON, b. 1772

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1. Records of Ann E. Hunter, Ann E. Hunter, 736 S. E. 18th Ave., Ocala, Fl. 34471-4114. "In 1725 CHarles purchased land known as Carpenter's Plains from Joshua WOod on Swan Creek. He took his bride there and their five children were born there. He also bought 200 acres from Obediah RIchards in 1724. In 1737 he bought another 50 acres from Joshua Wood in Wood's Addition. They lived on Susquehanna Hundred on Swan Creek. In trying to transcribe his will it was confusing to see the word "carpentor" after the word Maryland in the first paragraph since other wills might have the word "Gentleman" or something like that there. Because CHalres owned so much land it was evident that he was a planter and not a carpenter. When I cam across some material that said he owned large acreage in Carpenter's Plain I decided that the word ccarpentor (sic) was inserted to help ascertain which Charles Anderson this was."

2. Maryland Wills, Liber A. Vol. 1 Folio 328-9. "Last Will and Testament of Charles Anderson - - - In the mane of God amen. I Charles Anderson of Baltimore county in the Province of Maryland Carpentor being weak in body but sound of memory thanks be to almighty God for the same and knowing the uncertainty of this transitory world I do make and ordain this my last will & testament as Viz - First I recomend my soul to God who Gave it to me and Jesus Christ who reemed it and to the holy ghost sanctified it looking through the meritoriou death and passion of Jesus Christ my Savior and to have a free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and my body buried decently after a christian burial at the descretion of my executors hereaftter nominated and as touching such wordly estate as it hath pleased God to me withal after my just debts and funeral charges are paid I hereby give and bequeath as viz: Imprimus I give and bequeath unto my two sons Daniel Anderson and Charles Anderson one hundred acres of land called Carpentors plains and fifty acres of land called woods adission (addition) to be equally devided between them my son Daniel to have seventy five acres at the upper end - where my dewelling plantation is to him his heirs and asignes forever and Charles to had seventy five acres at the lower end on Swan Creek run to him his heirs and asignes forever - Item I give and bequeath unto my wel beloved wife Grace Anderson all my personal estate to her own use and benefit and when my four children comes at age as viz - Sarah Daniel Charles and Margaret Anderson my said wife Grace is enjoyned to pay unto each of them ten pounds in currant money and I do make & ordain my whole and sole executor of this my last will & testament my wel beloved wife Grace Anderson - Revoking all other wills & testament heretofore made by me in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of Janary anno Domini 1730. Charles (his mark C A) Anderson. Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence (seal) of us the Subscribers _ & Pronnounced and Declared as his last will & testament Michael Gilbert Isaac Wood John (his mark) Locher (?) On the back of the aforegoing is their writton viz - Then came Michel Gilbert and Isaac Wood two of the sunscribing witnesses to the foregoing will and made oath on the holy evangolist of almighty God that they saw the testator Charles ANderson sighn the foregoing will & Heard him publish & declare the same to be his Last will & testament and that at the time of his doing so he was to the best of their __ of sound & disposing mind and memory and that they subscribed their respective names as witnesses to the said will in the presence of the said testator and at his request the said deponents further declare that they saw John Locher (?) the other subscribing witness to the said will sign the same as an evidence in the presence of the said testator and also at his request - - - Sworn to before Well Stokes D County Balt. County."

3. Tri County Researcher, FIRST IN FREEDOM By James R. Ewing of Wheeling W. Va., 1979. "

The elder Charles Anderson had bought a farm in Baltimore County in 1725 and on 2 November 1726 he married Grace Preston who was born and brought up about thirteen miles from the Anderson lands. They lived on Swan Creek Run and their five children were born there. One girl died when only three weeks old and the other our grew to adulthood. More land, adjoining the first tract, was purchased about two years before the father died on 15 March 1739 when his son, Charles, was not quite five years old. We could find no mention of where Charles Anderson (the 1st) came from, but we know that there was a pattern of migration northward in Chesapeake Bay, since travel by boat was so much easier than by horse and wagon. He may have come from the Virginia settlements around Jamestown or Norfolk, or he may have come directly from Great Britain looking for a place to settle. He arrived with enough money to buy land and establish a farming operation which supported his family...

Charles and Grace Anderson lived on the tract known as "Carpenter's Plains" on Swan Creek Run. When he died in 1739, he left his land to his two sons, Daniel and Charles, then eleven and five years of age, and made provision for his wife, Grace, and his two daughters, Sarah and Margaret. Two and a half years later, the widow married Thomas Horner who owned the adjoining farm. They had four children and he died in 1756 so there she was, at 46, with eight children (some already married) having worn out and buried two husbands. The two oldest Anderson children were named as executors of Thomas Horner's will, so it seems that he had a high regard for his stepchildren."

4. Family Data Collection - Individual Records. "

  • Name: Charles Anderson Spouse: Grace Preston Parents: Daniel Anderson , Birth Place: Baltimore County, MD
  • Birth Date: 1705 Marriage Place: Perryville, Harford Cty, MD Marriage Date: 2 Nov 1726 Death Place: Baltimore County, MD Death Date: 15 Mar 1738."

5. Robert W. Barnes, Baltimore county Maryland Families, 1659 - 1759, Genealogical Publishing Co, 1989. "Charles ANDERSON died before 23 July 1740, having m. 2 Nov. 1726, Grace PRESTON, d/o Jas. Jas. d. 1729. Charles was named as a son in the will of Margaret, wid/o Obadiah PRITCHETT. Will of Charles ANDERSON named wf. Grace & 4 ch. Grace m2. 27 Oct. 1741, Thomas HORNER.

  • Sarah, b. 7 Je. 1728
  • Margaret (22 Feb. 1730 - 12 Mar. 1730)
  • Charles, b. 27 Mar. 1734, bound to Wm. BENNET, Aug. 1750
  • Daniel, b. 4 Feb. 173[5?] bound to Wm. BENNET, Aug. 1750
  • Margaret, b. 4 Jan. 173[6?]."
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Charles Anderson's Timeline

1734
March 27, 1734
Abt 1690 or 1704 Bush River, Somerset, Maryland
1757
1757
Age 22
1763
1763
Age 28
Susquehanna Hundred, Harford, Maryland, United States
1765
1765
Age 30
Susquehannaa Hundred, Baltimore, , Maryland
1772
1772
Age 37
1824
August, 1824
Age 90
15 Mar 1738/1739 Swan Creek, Somerset-Hartford, Maryland
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Anderson Cemetery, Washington Twp, Greene, Pennsylvania