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Nils Larsson Frände

Also Known As: "/Friend/", "Nils", "Friend"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Göteborg, Sweden
Death: Died in Upland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Chester, PA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Nicholas Lars Frande/Frende/Larson; Nicholas Lars Frande; Anna Frande and Anna Frande
Husband of Annika Frande and Annika Andersson
Father of Brigita Nilsdotter; Anders* Nilsson Friend; Carin (Catherine) Nilsdotter Friend; Anna Maria Nilsdotter Cock; Gertrude Friend and 8 others

Occupation: Swedish Settler Constable of Chester Township, Merchant Captain, Tavern Keeper, Immigrated 1648, Capitan
Managed by: Gene
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About Nils Larsson Frände

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Nils Larsson arrived in "New Sweden", a "Swedish Settlement" in Upland, Delaware Co. (in what is now Chester Co., Pennslyvania), aboard the ship "Swan" in either 1647 - 1648.

"...By 1668 Nils Larsson had adopted the name Frande, meaning "kinsman" or "blood relative" in Swedish. Nils Larsson played a very prominent role in the Swedish community until his death at Upland in the winter of 1686-87. He became known as Nils Larsson Frande, meaning "kinsman" or "blood relative" in Swedish, possibly because of his influence among the Indians who considered him a "blood brother." New Sweden, though settled by the Swedes, was eventually was taken by the English and under English rule, his adopted surname became anglicized to "Friend."...."

Nils (Nicholas) was born about 1620 in Goteborg, Sweden (?), and died in December 1686 in Upland, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania. He married Anna Andersdotter about November 1656 in Upland, she was the daughter of Anders Andersson and Christina Goolbrant (Guldbrand?). Nils and Anna had 11 (10 surviving) children: Brigitta (Brita) Nilsdotter, b. 1657, who married John Cock or Cox. Anders (Andrew) Nilsson, b. 1659, who married Rebecca Helm Carin (Catharine) Nilsdotter, b. 1661, who married Olof Dalbo. Anna Maria (Mary) Nilsdotter, b. 1663, who married Gabriel Cock or Cox Johannes (John) Nilsson, b. 1666, who married Anna (Hendricksdotter) Coleman Susannah Nilsdotter, b. Abt. 1670,who married Enoch Enochson Sarah Nilsdotter, b. Abt. 1672, who married Amos Nichols Gabriel Nilsson , b. Abt. 1674, who married Maria Van Culen Lars (Lawrence) Nilsson, b. Abt. 1676, who married Sarah Jaquet Barbara Nilsdotter, b. 1676, who married ? His sons used the patronymic Nilsson (daughters used Nilsdotter)and the surname Friend interchangeably. Ultimately, Friend became the family surname.

In September, 1686 Nils Lawson (Friend) was named Constable of Chester Township, but in early December, 1686 he became gravely ill and his son Andrew took over as Constable on December 3, 1686.

"The earliest Courts of Upland County were held at his house, and subsequently at the "House of Defence,"which was built on his land, where, doubtless, the Courts under the Proprietary government were for some time held. He kept a kind of tavern, and entertained the Justices of the Upland Court, a service which he had also performed for the Justices of an earlier Court, the records of which are now lost. There is evidence that he acted as an arbitrator by appointment of this Court as early as 1673. This noted Swede died in 1689, leaving a widow and several sons, who were afterwards known by the name of Friend. The widow survived her husband till about the year 1724, when she died at the advanced age of 106 years..." Source: "History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania From the Discovery of the Territory Included Within its Limits to the Present Time", by George Smith, M.D., Philadelphia: printed by Henry B. Ashmead, Nos. 1102 and 1104 Sanson Street, 1862.

Nils and Anna's eldest son, Anders (Andrew) was to become the progenitor of the Ivydale, Clay Co., West Virginia "Friend" line and Anders' son Israel was named ambassador to the Indians by the governor of Maryland in 1725. Their second son, Johannes (John) was to be the progenitor of the Garrett Co. (formerly Allegany Co.) Maryland "Friend" line. Johannes' grandson John Lewis Friend Sr. was the first white settler to the Garrett Co. area in 1765. The land he purchased from local Indians eventually became the town of Friendsville.

-------------------- Mark Friend ~TX~ - Apr 23, 2009 View | Viewers Categories: Maryland Friends, Nils Larsson Frände, Pennsylvania Friends Written by Glen Swartz:

Nicholas Friend, s/o Johannes Nilsson Friend and Anna Coleman.

Nicholas Friend, b. c.1700 Crum Creek, Ridley Twp, Chester (now Delaware) Co, PA, d. c.1791 Buffalo Marsh (now McHenry, Garrett Co), MD. He m. c.1728 ps, Monocacy Hundred, (now Frederick Co), MD, his wife d. bef. 1768. (Do not confuse this Nicholas, with the Nicholas of Friends Cove, Bedord Co, PA)

Children of Nicholas and unk wife:

1. John Friend, b. c.1728 pr, Monocacy Hundred, MD, d. 1808 "Friend's Delight", Allegany Co, MD. John m. c.1753 pr, Hampshire Co, VA, to Kerenhappuch unk, b. c.1733 pr, MD/VA, d. 13 Oct 1798 "Friend's Delight", Allegany Co, MD, both bu. Friend’s Graveyard, Friendsville, Garrett Co, MD.

2. Augustine Friend, b. c.1736 pr, Monocacy Hundred, MD, d. aft. 1802 Gallipolis, Washington Co, OH. He m. ps., Hannah Edwards.

3. Andrew Friend, b. c.1734 pr, Monocacy Hundred, MD, d. bef. 1825 Raccoon Creek, Perry Twp, Gallia Co, OH. He m.(1) bef. 1793 to Keziah. He m.(2) c.1795 ps, Point Pleasant, (now Mason Co), (W)VA to Elizabeth (ps. Peragen), d. 1844 near Roanoke, Huntington Co, IN.

Nicholas did not have a son Charles. The Charles found at (Turkeyfoot) Bedford Co, PA in 1773, later VA, then MO was the son of Israel Friend. The wife of Nicholas is simply not known, there are no records which document her name (first or maiden).

No record has been found for the existence of any other children.

Nicholas was not married to a Miss Levis/Lewis.

The notes on Elizabeth/Mary Levis/Lewis are all speculation by Olsen (p13) (and she really reached on that one).

Following is the Levis Family (clearly Nicholas Friend does not fit here):

Samuel Levis, b. 30 Jul 1649 Harby, Leicesterhire, England, s/o Christopher Levis and Mary, d. Mar 1733 (new calendar 1734) Springfield Twp, Chester Co, PA. He married to Elizabeth Clator, 4 Mar 1680 in Clator Meeting, Leicestershire, England.

Elizabeth Clator, b. 1655 Elton, Nottinghamshire, England, d/o William Clator. She died 1732 Springfield, Chester, PA.

Samuel Levis, arrived in PA in 1680 and then went back to England for with his wife and sisters, Sarah and Hannah. He returned to Pennsylvania in 1684 and settled in Springfield township, where he died about 1734.

The children of Samuel and Elizabeth Levis were: 1) Samuel Levis, b. 12,8,1680, m. Hannah Stretch, of Philadelphia. 2) Alice Levis, b. 8,7,1682. (probably died young) 3) Mary Levis, b. 8,9,1685, d. 2 Jan 1747/48 W. Marlborough Twp, Chester Co, PA m. Joseph Pennock, b. 18 Nov 1677 Ireland. 4) William Levis b. 7,8,1688, d. 2,11,1747 Kennet Twp; m. 14 Oct 1720 Kennett MM, Chester Co, to Elizabeth Reed. 5) Elizabeth Levis, b. 10,20,1690, d. 10,10,1777, m. William Shipley. Son William, b. 24 Mar 1732. 6) Christopher Levis, b. 10,27,1692, d. 2,3,1694. 7) Sarah Levis, b. 6,31,1694, d. 1723, m. George Maris.

Mahler, Leslie "Samuel Levis, Quaker Immigrant to Pennsylvania: His Descent from Edward III". The Genealogist, Vol.13, no.1, spring 1999, pp30-36. Available from Picton Press.

Answer from Leslie Mahler: 11 Dec 2004. Yes, Elizabeth was only married once, and to William Shipley

Draft; Supporting Notes and Documentation for Nicholas.

1733, Nicholas Friend, son of Johannes Friend, was first found on the tax list for the Monocacy Hundred (WMG 3:4:99), and the next year he is mentioned as a settler "about the great marsh" on Conococheague Creek, now Williamsport, MD (PAA 3:1:39). In 1737 Neals was mentioned in his father's will (NJA 1:30:189).

Apr 1750 George Washington surveyed Neals land on Little Capacon Creek, which was about two miles from the mouth of the South Branch of the Potomac River.

1752 Neals Friend, along with three others were directed by the Frederick Co, VA Court to mark and lay out a road from the mouth of the South Branch of the Potomac and his place to Winchester (FCC 4:226).

1753, in Frederick Co, Court, Neals Friend reported that they have marked the best route from the South Branch Potomac to Winchester, and the court appointed Neals overseer for the construction of the said road (FCC 4:405).

Between 1756-1763 the area around the South Branch of the Potomac was frequently under attack during the French & Indian Wars, with many of the settlers fleeing and most of the stocks and live stock destroyed and killed. Still, it appears Nicholas and his family remained in the area.

1761, Nicholas Friend of Hampshire Co, VA, received a patent for 142 acres on the Potomac River two miles below the mouth of Little Cacapehon River in the said county. Surveyor, George Washington (Gray 2:128).

1763-1766, Pontiac's Uprising. Most of these attacks occurred on the west side of the Allegany's. With the conclusion of the treaty in 1766, migration westward over the Allegany's began, though periodic raids would continue in the West Augusta Districts up to 1788.

1768, Nicholas Friend of Hampshire Co, VA sold his 142 acres on Little Cacapon River. He probably left the next year for Friendsville, MD or PA.

1772, the last record found for Nicholas Friend was on the 1st Tax list for Brothersvalley Township, where he was taxed and listed a single man, probably living with son Augustine (PAA 3:22:14).

At "Buffalo Marsh," cabin... Since Nicholas Friend died here during the Friends occupation of the cabin, and since Nicholas has been looked back upon as a centenarian, he must have lived to with in a few years of 1791. (Olsen, Chap. XI, p79)

Nicholas does not appear in any records after 1772, yet his sons do, consequently in all probability he died well before 1791. --------------------------------- Monocacy Hundred: In the mid 1700's Prince George's Co, MD included the entire western portion of that colony. A hundred was a political and taxation unit, carried over from English law, smaller than a county and consisting of enough land to raise approximately one hundred fighting men. Monocacy Hundred is the on north side of the Potomac River situated along the Monocacy River where it joins the Potomac River near Poolesville, MD; generally 22 mi. south east of Hagerstown.

The "great marsh" is present day Williamsport, MD, at the confluence of the Conococheague Creek and Potomac River. Cacapon Creek, Hampshire Co, VA (present day Morgan Co, WV) enters the Potomac River on the WV/MD border, a few miles east of Oldtown, MD [39° 37' 13"N, 78° 16' 58"W]. Cacapon Creek, USGS map http://historical.maptech.com/getImage.cfm?fname=wlsp12ne.jp g&state=MD

1733, Monocacy Hundred, Prince George (now Frederick) Co, MD. - Taxables - William Sheppard Junr. & Charles Friend, 2; Nicholas Friend, John Friend, Peter Cox, Brewer Cox, 4. (Western Maryland Genealogy, Vol.3, no.4, pp99-100, Russell, Donna V. FASG, "1733 Taxables," from MD State Archives, Proprietary Papers, 1703-1769, Black Book No.2).

PA Arch., Ser.3, Vol.I (Minutes of the Board of Property to Lands in Pennsylvania) - Minute Book K. p39. [1734] 28th, 5mo. Mr. Samuel Blunston Sr. this is to let you understand that the Inhabitants about the great Marsh where Edmund Cartledge does live have met and made general Conclusion for to get grants from you for to settle any where upon the Water of Conehecheegoe and likewise upon the Waters of Andiatom on the North side of the line that George Noble and John Smith did run. Joseph Hickman, Edward Parnell, John Dobkin, James Conron, John Williams, William Clarke, William Varnell, Thomas Owen, Charles Friend, Abraham Fish, James Hendrica, William Sherwell, Peter Hart, Humbleson Lyon, Thomas Oncail, Nicholas Hammon, Richard Spencer, Samuel Baldwin, John Surfurance, Samuel Owen, Francis Hickman, Joseph Hickman, Jun'r John Stull, Edmund Cartledge Jun'r, John Nicholas, Edward Nicholas, John Gosedge, Neils Friend, John Friend, John Giadin, Charles Smith, John Ryle, James Coborn, William May, John Sawphorus, James Williams.

1737 Mar 8, Salem Co, NJ; Nicholas ("sons, Neals. . .) Friend was named in the will of his father, Johannes Friend (NJ Arch, Ser.1, Vol.30, p189). ------------------------------------------ Frederick County (VA), (Court) Order Books 1-5 (microfilm at the Handley Library, Winchester, WV)

1749/50 Feb 15: On the petition of Providence Williams, Samuel Hopkins, Richard Poulson, Friend Cox, John Newton, John Hopkins, William Smith, Francis Spencer, William Biggerstaff, and John Friend for a road to be laid off and cleared from Frederick Town to the Mouth of the South Branch of Potomac. Ordered that the said Williams lay off the same and be overseer thereof and that the petitioners clear and keep the said road in repair. (Frederick Co, VA, Court Order Book, 3:210)

1752 Aug 4: Ordered that Neals Friend, William Demose, John Rogers, and Peter Julian being sworn before a Justice of the Peace for this county do mark and lay off a road from the mouth of the South Branch and also from Neals Friend's the nearest and best way to the town of Winchester and make a report thereof to the next Court. (Frederick Co, VA, Court Order Book, 4:226)

1753 Mar 6: Neals Friend, William Demose, Owen Rogers, and Peter Julian, having made their report that they have marked a road the most convenient way from Winchester Town to Potomac River [illegible] order for a road to be cleared to the mouth of the South Branch. Ordered that the said road be cleared according to law. Neals Friend is appointed overseer of the road from Potomac River at Neals Friend's to the Falling Springs and that the tithables eight miles on each side of the said road work on the same under him as their overseer and that he clear and keep the same in repair according to law. Peter Julian is appointed overseer of the road from George Potts to the South Branch Road, and it is ordered that the same under him as their overseer and that he clear and keep the same in repair according---[rest is missing] (Frederick Co, VA, Court Order Book, 4:405) ------------------------------------------------------------------- Special articles on the Prelude to the French and Indian War http://www.fortedwards.org/cwffa/history.htm [accessed Jan 2005] Timeline for our sites in the French and Indian War; Ft. Frederick along the Potomac River in MD.

1749, Spring - 1752; George Washington's gains his license and surveys lands along the Cacapon River for Lord Fairfax.

761 Sep 4, patent, K:330 to Nicholas Friend of Hampshire Co, VA; 142 acres on the Potomac River two miles below the mouth of Little Cacapehon River in the said county. Surveyor, George Washington (Gray, "Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants", Vol.2, p128). (survey not found in Joyner). 1768 Feb 27, VA, Hampshire Co, Nicholas Friend of same, sold (lease and release) 142 acres to Lawrence Hass of same, on Little Capon River; witnesses, Isaac Cox, David Cox, Nicholas Decker; recorded 8 Mar 1768.

1776 Mar 25, will of Richard Hougland. Mentions: wife Elizabeth; horse I bought from Augusteen Friend; three tracts in Hampshire Co, Virginia Colony. One on creek between William Ramsey line and Charles Bruices; second south side of New Creek Ridge known as Rol-licks; third on division ridge little creek Capon and both sides of Isaac Elis path. Vol.21, p259. Bedford Co, PA.

1755 Mar 28, survey, Hampshire Co, VA for Andrew Friend, assignee of Henry Fracks/Friggs; 252 acres including plantation where he lives at upper end of Long Bottom of Potomac; chain carriers, Henry Fraks Jr. & William Smith; Surveyor, Thomas Rutherford. Warrant 10 Oct 1753 (Joyner, Vol.4, p24). 1763 Apr 1, patent, M:153, to Andrew Friend of Hampshire Co, VA for 252 acres on the Potomac River in said county, Surveyor Thomas Rutherford (Gray, "Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants", Vol.2, p150) 1793 Oct 25, VA, Hampshire Co, deed, Andrew Friend, to John Hartley, for 252 acres on South Branch Potomac River; witnesses, William Biggerstaff, Frederick Houghty, Thos. Dutty; rec. 15 Jan 1794 (from Corinne Diller). [comment; Andrew Friend is the son of Nicholas Friend].

1755 Mar 28, survey, Hampshire Co, VA for John Friend, assignee [1763] of Neills Friend of Frederick Co; 194 acres on Potomac, adj. his own land & Neills Friend; chain carriers, Neills Friend, Harman Greathouse. Surveyor Thomas Rutherford. Warrant 18 Mar 1754 (Joyner, Vol.4, p24). 1763 Apr 2, grant, M:154, VA, Hampshire Co, to John Friend of Hampshire Co; 194 acres on the Potomac River is said county, adjacent Neill Friend's patent, Surveyed by Thomas Rutherford (Gray, "Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants", Vol.2, p150). 1765, Aug 10, John Friend and wife Carenhapeck Friend of Hampshire Co, to Dennis Pursley of Frederick Co, 194 acres for £25 near the Potomac River, adjacent to Keil Friend. Lease and release (Hampshire Co (W)VA, Deed Bk 1, p309; Shuck, Larry G. "Hampshire & Hardy Counties, (W)VA Abstracts..." Closson Press, 1996. p34) [comment; this is Nicholas's son].

1763 Feb 26, survey Hampshire Co, VA for John Friend, assignee of Neills Friend; 110 acres on Potomac River, (from warrant, where Alexander Debbutts has improved), adjacent where John Friend lives. Chain carriers; Andrew Friend & Benjamin Purcell. P&M John thingys. Warrant 1755 (Joyner, Vol.4, p24). 1766 May 28, patent, N:13, Hampshire Co, to John Friend of said county; 110 acres on the Potomac River in the said county (Gray, "Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants", Vol.2, p169).

1763 Feb 26, survey, Hampshire Co, VA for Nicholas & John Friend; 150 acres on Potomac River, 3 miles below mouth of Little Cacapehon, adjacent, Enoch Enoch, Nicholas Friend, John Friend. Chain carriers, Andrew Friend, Benjamin Purcell; Surveyor Thomas Rutherford. No warrant (Joyner, Vol.4, p24). 1768 Jan 19, grant, O:120, Hampshire Co, to Nicholas Friend & John Friend of Hampshire Co, VA; 150 acres on the Potomac River in said county; surveyed by Mr. Thomas Rutherford. The property adjoins lands of Enoch Enoch, Nicholas Friend and John Friend (Gray, Vol.2, p194).

Adjacent Deeds. - 1765 Dec 7, patent V:546, Hampshire Co, VA, Thomas Triplett, 245 acres, on Sidling Hill, Road from John Keeith to Neil Friend, recorded 12 Jun 1792 (Gray, Vol.3, p148). - 1765 Dec 11, patent Z:211, Hampshire Co, Angus McDonald, 370 acres adjacent Andrew Friend, the Long Bottom on the Potomac River (Gray, Vol.4, p14). - 1765 Dec 12, patent Z:212, Hampshire Co, Angus McDonald, 445 acres, on Pappaw Ridge, opposite John Friend (Gray, Vol.4, p14). - 1768 Nov 6, Dennis Purcell and wife Susannah Purcell to Lawrence Haff 194 acres for £50 near the Potomac River adjacent to Neil Friend. Land originally granted to John Friend and he to said Purcell. Lease & release (Hampshire Co (W)VA, deed Bk 2 for 1767-1771, p116) - 1769 Feb 6, survey, VA, Hampshire Co, for Stephen West, 280 acres on draws of Potomac River, near John Friend. Chain Carriers, John Johnson & James Pursel. Marker, Isaac Cox. Surveyor, Richard Riggs (Joyner, Vol.4, p73). - 1769 Feb, 10, survey, VA, Hampshire Co, 315 acres for Robert Craigen of Frederick Co, on north side of Sidling Hill, called "Little Zoar", on draught of Neil Friend's Run. Surveyor Richard Rigg (Joyner, Vol.4, p14).

1778 Jan 6, patent X:486, 128 acres in Hampshire Co, on path from Bickerstaff's to Jacksons Mill, under Sidling Hill on Andrew Friends & Jenns Run, near Potomac River (Gray, Vol.3, p216).

"The George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799" http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/mgwquery.html

Cox's Fort at Little Cacapon River, (W)VA. George Washington surveyed 240 acres for Friend Cox, 25 April 1750, and it was probably on this same trip that George Washington surveyed the land for Nicholas Friend (patent K:330).

Friend Cox, is the s/o Gabriel Petersson Cox and Maria Nilsdotter Friend (d/o Nils Lasson Friend)

The fort was built around 1755 to protect lines of communication between Ft. Frederick and Ft. Cumberland during the French and Indian Wars. In 1770, George Washington mentions a stop, where Cox's fort formerly was. By George Washington's estimate, it was 8 miles from Old Town, a two day march from Ft. Cumberland, and a three days horse back ride from the Youghigney (George Washington's letters and diary).

Some of his letters disclose a little of what times were like in the area, and the fear of Indian attacks were high, as one of the largest battles in the area was fought only a few miles from Ft. Cox. Letters were written by George Washington debating on abandoning the fort for stronger enclaves and he recommended that all settlers leave with their stock if that was the decision. It appears the fort was not evacuated. ------------------------------------------- The First Assessment List.- This assessment list was taken for Brothersvalley Township of Bedford County (this township included all of what is now Somerset County lying west of the Allegheny Mountain) in 1772 for the 1773 taxes.

1773; Taxables in the County of Bedford Co (PA Arch., Ser.3, Vol.22. pp2-53). Brothers Valley Township. p12. Friend, Andrew, 50 acres, 10 cleared, tax 4.0. p13. Friend, Augustine, 100 acres, 2 cleared, tax 7.6. p13. Friend, Charles, 200 acres, 10 cleared, tax 3.0. p14. Inmates: Nicholas Friend, tax 1.0 (the same for all inmates). (In 1773, Turkeyfoot was still a part of Brothers Valley. Inmates is a term for a renter, or someone living in another household)

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Sources:

Gray, Gertrude E., comp. "Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants". 4 vols. Baltimore, MD: Gen. Pub. Co., Inc., 1987-1993.

Joyner, Peggy S. comp. "Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys" 5vol, Portsmouth, VA: P. Joyner, 1985-87.

Shuck, Larry G. "Hampshire & Hardy Counties, (W) Va., Abstracts: Hampshire County, Wills, 1780-1794, Deeds, 1757-1786: Hardy County, Wills, 1786-1824, Deeds, 1786-1800 " Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1996.

Olsen, Evelyn G. "Indian Blood." Parsons, WV: McClain Printing Co., 1967. (strongly advise staying away from this reference, too many errors to sort out)

Tracey, Grace L. & John P. Dern, "Pioneers of Old Monocacy: The Early Settlement of Frederick County, Maryland, 1721-1743," Baltimore, MD: Gen Pub Co. 1987.

- 1809 Dec 5, VA, Hampshire Co, warrant to William Alderton, assignee of David Alderton for 13½ acres, surveyed 30 Jun 1813, on Potomac River, adjoining Fryback Greenwall, Nicholas Friend; (B2:261) (Gray, Vol.4, p76) 1813, on Potomac River, adjoining Fryback Greenwall, Nicholas Friend; (B2:261) (Gray, Vol.4, p76)

     


  
 
  
 
 
  

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  Donna Friend - Apr 24, 2009   Viewers | Reply to this item     Who is Glen Swartz?   My information is different from his.   Where does one go from here.

Donna Friend


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  Mark Friend ~TX~ - Apr 24, 2009   Viewers | Reply to this item     Donna,

You should post your information so we can compare the notes and see what the difference are.

     

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  Glen Swartz - Apr 24, 2009   Viewers | Reply to this item     Hi Mark, 

I'm not sure where you found the above notes, but I've continued to update and refine them. http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gl en_swartz&id=I1569

I agree, if Donna has additional, or differing information, it sure would help if she would tell us what the differences are, and what her sources are.

I believe I've also posted some maps showing "Neals Run."

     

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  Mark Friend ~TX~ - Apr 25, 2009   Viewers | Reply to this item     Hi Glen,

You may of had some maps posted with the information I got this from but some of the links were dead so I removed them from your writings.


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  Mark Friend ~TX~ - Apr 25, 2009   Viewers | Reply to this item     

Updated information written by Glen Swartz.

• ID: I1569 • Name: Nicholas Friend • Sex: M • ALIA: Nils /Friend/ • Birth: ABT 1700 in Crum Creek, Ridley Twp, Chester (now Delaware) Co, PA • Death: AFT 1772 in Buffalo Marsh (now McHenry, Garrett Co), MD • PROP: 4 SEP 1761 142a, Neals Run, Little Cacapon River, Hampshire Co, WV 1 2 • PROP: 19 JAN 1763 150a, Little Cacapon River, Hampshire Co, VA 3 4 • Event: Legatee 8 MAR 1736/37 Father's Will - Johannes Friend of Salem Co, NJ 5 • Event: Tax 1733 Monocacy Hundred, Prince George Co, MD 6 • Event: Tax 1772 Brothersvalley Twp, Bedford Co, PA 7 • Residence: 28 AUG 1734 Conococheague Creek, (Williasmport) MD 8 • Residence: 1750 Neals Run, Little Cacapon River, Hampshire Co, WV 9 • Event: Event 4 AUG 1752 Potomac River, Hampshire Co, VA 10 • Event: Event 6 MAR 1753 Potomac River, Hampshire Co, VA 11 • Event: Deed 8 MAR 1768 sold, 142a, Little Cacapon River, Hampshire Co, WV 2 • Event: Lineage 2007 Swedish Colonial Society - Forefather Descendant 12 • Note: I presume Nicholas (Nils) Friend probably married in Greenwich Twp, Gloucester Co, NJ where his father Johannes was living in the 1720's. Based on estimated births, they married bef. 1728, and his wife died after 1736 and before 1768 for in a deed that year by Nicholas, his wife was not mentioned (in 1772, Nicholas was listed as an inmate in the tax records - a term for a single man or renter). Olsen (p13) speculated his wife's name was "Miss Levis," but examination of that line shows Olsen is clearly wrong.

Children of Nicholas: John Friend, b. abt. 1728 (1749, of legal age). ps. Rebecca, b. abt. 1732. Andrew Friend, b. abt. 1734 (1755, of legal age). Augustine Friend, b. abt. 1736. (I've seen no evidence of any other children)

1733, Monocacy Hundred, MD - tax List: Nicholas Friend, John Friend, Peter Cox, Brewer Cox, 4; William Sheppard Junr. & Charles Friend, 2 (WMG 3:4:99). [Comment, these are: Nicholas Friend, 1700-1771, brother, John Friend, 1713-1778 and cousin Charles Friend 1699-1751].

1734 Aug, Monocacy Hundred, MD: Those that had no tobacco burnt. Charles Friend, Neals Friend (Tracey, citing - Prince George's County Court Records, 5:98).

1734, Neils Friend, John Friend,.. Charles Friend, ... and 33 others, inhabitants "about the great marsh" on the waters of the Conococheague and Andiatom Creeks, [now Williamsport, MD] petitioned the PA Board of Property for land grants (PAA 3:1:39). -- At the time this area was in dispute between MD and PA.

1737 Mar, "son Neals" was mentioned in the will of his father Johannes Friend (NJA 1:30:189).

1749/50 Feb 15, Frederick Co, VA, Court: petition of Providence Williams, Samuel Hopkins, Richard Poulson, Friend Cox, John Newton, John Hopkins, William Smith, Francis Spencer, William Biggerstaff, and John Friend for a road to be laid off and cleared from Frederick Town to the Mouth of the South Branch of Potomac (FCC 3:210). -- comment; John Friend is the son of Nicholas Friend. This is the first mention of Friend in Northern Neck VA.

1750 Apr, George Washington surveyed Neals land on Little Capacon Creek, which was about two miles from the mouth of the South Branch of the Potomac River (see G.W. Journals, and Gray 2:128).

1752 Aug 4, Frederick Co, VA, Court: Ordered that Neals Friend, William Demose, John Rogers, and Peter Julian being sworn before a Justice of the Peace for this county do mark and lay off a road from the mouth of the South Branch and also from Neals Friend's the nearest and best way to the town of Winchester and make a report thereof to the next Court (FCC 4:226).

1753 Mar 6, Frederick Co, VA, Court: Neals Friend, William Demose, Owen Rogers, and Peter Julian, having made their report that they have marked a road the most convenient way from Winchester Town to Potomac River [illegible] order for a road to be cleared to the mouth of the South Branch. Ordered that the said road be cleared according to law. Neals Friend is appointed overseer of the road from Potomac River at Neals Friend's to the Falling Springs and that the tithables eight miles on each side of the said road work on the same under him as their overseer and that he clear and keep the same in repair according to law (FCC 4:405).

1755 Mar 28, Hampshire Co, VA, survey for Andrew Friend, assignee of Henry Fracks/Friggs; 252 acres including plantation where he lives at upper end of Long Bottom of Potomac; Surveyor Thomas Rutherford. Warrant 10 Oct 1753 (Joyner 4:24). 1763 Apr 1, grant M:153, to Andrew Friend of Hampshire Co, VA for 252 acres on the Potomac River in said county (Gray 2:150) 1793 Oct 25, Hampshire Co, VA, deed, Andrew Friend to John Hartley, 252 acres on South Branch Potomac River; witnesses, William Biggerstaff, Frederick Houghty (from Corinne Diller). [comment; Andrew Friend is the son of Nicholas Friend].

1755 Mar 28, Hampshire Co, VA, survey for John Friend, assignee of Neills Friend of Frederick Co; 194 acres on Potomac, adj. his own land & Neills Friend; chain carriers Neills Friend, Harman Greathouse. Warrant 18 Mar 1754 (Joyner 4:24). 1763 Apr 2, Hampshire Co, VA, grant M:154, to John Friend of Hampshire Co; 194 acres on the Potomac River is said county, adjacent Neill Friend's grant, Surveyed by Thomas Rutherford (Gray 2:150). 1765 Aug 10, John Friend and wife Carenhapeck Friend of Hampshire Co, VA for £25, to Dennis Pursley of Frederick Co, 194 acres near the Potomac River, adjacent to Keil Friend (Shuck, p34 - Hampshire Co (W)VA, Deed 1:309). -- comment; John Friend is the son of Nicholas Friend. Note, deed dated Aug 1765, states John Friend is of VA, not MD.

1756-1763 the area around the South Branch of the Potomac was frequently under attack during the French & Indian Wars, with many of the settlers fleeing and most of the stocks and live stock destroyed and killed. It appears Nicholas and his family remained in the area.

1761 Sep 4, grant K:330 to Nicholas Friend of Hampshire Co, VA; 142 acres on the Potomac River two miles below the mouth of Little Cacapehon River in the said county. Surveyor George Washington (Gray 2:128). (survey not found in Joyner). 1768 Feb 27, Hampshire Co, VA, Nicholas Friend of same, sold (lease and release) 142 acres to Lawrence Hass of same, on Little Capon River; witnesses, Isaac Cox, David Cox, Nicholas Decker; recorded 8 Mar 1768.

1763 Feb 26, Hampshire Co, VA, survey, for John Friend, assignee of Neills Friend; 110 acres on Potomac River, (from warrant, where Alexander Debbutts has improved), adjacent where John Friend lives. Chain carriers Andrew Friend, Benjamin Purcell. Warrant 1755 (Joyner 4:24). 1766 May 28, Hampshire Co, VA, patent N:13, to John Friend of said county; 110 acres on the Potomac River in the said county (Gray 2:169).

1763 Feb 26, Hampshire Co, VA, survey for Nicholas & John Friend; 150 acres on Potomac River, 3 miles below mouth of Little Cacapehon, adjacent, Enoch Enoch, Nicholas Friend, John Friend. Chain carriers Andrew Friend, Benjamin Purcell. No warrant (Joyner 4:24). 1768 Jan 19, Hampshire Co, VA, grant O:120, to Nicholas Friend & John Friend of Hampshire Co, VA; 150 acres on the Potomac River in said county; surveyed by Mr. Thomas Rutherford. The property adjoins lands of Enoch Enoch, Nicholas Friend and John Friend (Gray 2:194). 150 acres, sold in two deeds, 1789 and 1793, by John Friend of Washington Co, MD and his wife Kerunhappuck.

1763-1766, Pontiac's Uprising. Most of these attacks occurred on the west side of the Allegany's. With the conclusion of the treaty in 1766, migration westward over the Allegany's began, though periodic raids would continue in the West Augusta Districts up to 1788.

1768, Nicholas Friend of Hampshire Co, VA sold his 142 acres (grant K:330) on Little Cacapon River. He probably left about that time for Turkeyfoot, PA.

1772, Brothersvalley Twp, Bedford Co, PA - tax list: the last record found for Nicholas Friend was on the 1st Tax list for Brothersvalley Township, where he was taxed and listed a single man ("inmate"), probably living with son Augustine. Also listed in Brothersvalley were brother Andrew Friend, and cousin Charles Friend, also William Greathouse. (PAA 3:22:14). Note, Turkeyfoot was later formed from Brothersvalley.

1776 Mar 25, will of Richard Hougland. Mentions: wife Elizabeth; horse I bought from Augusteen Friend; three tracts in Hampshire Co, Virginia Colony. One on creek between William Ramsey line and Charles Bruices; second south side of New Creek Ridge known as Rol-licks; third on division ridge little creek Capon and both sides of Isaac Elis path (Bedford Co, PA Wills). [comment, the will puts Richard in the same areas Nicholas was, and Augusteen is probably his son].

1781 Nov 26, Frederick Co, MD, will of Dawalt Willard... mentions South Mountain (Wash. Co.) … witness, Nicholas Friend (WMG 5:170). -- possibly Nicholas, b. 1733, need to connect Willard to one of the two.

1786 Apr 12, Frederick Co, MD, final account by Susannah Nofsinger and John Slifer, executors of Michael Kern; inventory £251; payment to Nichs. Friend £1.10.7 (Orphan's Court, Frederick Co, MD. Accounts, Liber GM1, pp199-200. FHL film 14041). -- possibly Nicholas, b. 1733, need to connect Nofsinger to one of the two.

At "Buffalo Marsh," cabin... Since Nicholas Friend died here during the Friends occupation of the cabin, and since Nicholas has been looked back upon as a centenarian, he must have lived to within a few years of 1791. (Olsen, Chap. XI, p79)

------------------------------------------------------------------- Deeds Adjacent Friend: - 1765 Dec 7, Hampshire Co, VA, grant V:546, Thomas Triplett, 245 acres, on Sidling Hill, Road from John Keeith to Neil Friend, recorded 12 Jun 1792 (Gray 3:148). - 1765 Dec 11, Hampshire Co, VA, grant Z:211, Angus McDonald, 370 acres adjacent Andrew Friend, the Long Bottom on the Potomac River (Gray 4:14 - 1765 Dec 12, Hampshire Co, VA, grant Z:212, Angus McDonald, 445 acres, on Pappaw Ridge, opposite John Friend (Gray 4:14). - 1768 Nov 6, Dennis Purcell and wife Susannah Purcell for £50, to Lawrence Haff, 194 acres near the Potomac River adjacent to Neil Friend. Land originally granted to John Friend and he to said Purcell (Hampshire Co (W)VA, Deed 2:116). - 1769 Feb 6, Hampshire Co, VA, survey, for Stephen West, 280 acres on draws of Potomac River, near John Friend (Joyner 4:73). - 1769 Feb, 10, Hampshire Co, VA, survey, for Robert Craigen of Frederick Co, 315 acres on north side of Sidling Hill, called "Little Zoar", on draught of Neil Friend's Run (Joyner 4:14). - 1778 Jan 6 Hampshire Co, VA, grant X:486, 128 acres on path from Bickerstaff's to Jacksons Mill, under Sidling Hill on Andrew Friends & Jenns Run, near Potomac River (Gray 3:216).

-------------------------------------- "West Virginia's Forts": Cox's Fort (1755 - 1766), was near Paw Paw Ridge, and a settlers' blockhouse (1750) used by the VA colonial militia. It was located at the mouth of Little Cacapon Creek.

Cox's Fort at Little Cacapon River, (W)VA. George Washington surveyed 240 acres for Friend Cox, 25 April 1750, and it was probably on this same trip that George Washington surveyed the land for Nicholas Friend (patent K:330). Friend Cox, is the s/o Gabriel Petersson Cock and Maria Nilsdotter Friend (d/o Nils Lasson Friend)

The fort was built around 1755 to protect lines of communication between Ft. Frederick and Ft. Cumberland during the French and Indian Wars. In 1770, George Washington mentions a stop there, where Cox's fort formerly was. By George Washington's estimate, it was 8 miles from Old Town, a two day march from Ft. Cumberland, and a three days horse back ride from the Youghigney (George Washington's letters and diary).

Some of his letters disclose a little of what times were like in the area, and apparently the fear of Indian attacks were high, as one of the largest battles in the area was fought only a few miles from Ft. Cox. Letters were written by George Washington debating on abandoning the fort for stronger enclaves and he recommended that all settlers leave with their stock if that was the decision. It appears the fort was not evacuated.

The George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799

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FCC: Gruber, Terry. "Colonial Hampshire County Road Orders" [accessed Jan 2005] Frederick County (VA), (Court) Order Books 1-5 (microfilm at the Handley Library, Winchester, WV)

FHL: Family History Library.

Gray, Gertrude E., comp. "Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants". 4 vols. Baltimore, MD: Gen. Pub. Co., Inc., 1987-1993. [reviewed K330; M153; M154; N13, O120; P165; V546; X486; Z211; Z212].

Hoye, Charles E. Capt., "The Glades Star." Deer Park, MD: Garrett Co. Hist. Soc. Charles Hoye (1876-1951) was founder of the Garrett County [MD] Historical Society and editor of, "The Glades Star" from its founding in 1941 until his death in 1951. The Society continues this monthly newsletter.

Joyner, Peggy S. comp. "Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys" 5 vols, Portsmouth, VA: P. Joyner, 1985-87. [Reviewed all vols. for Friend, found: K330; M153; M154; N13, O120; P165; V546; X486; Z211; Z212]

NJA: NJ Arch., Ser.1, Vol.30, p189. "Calendar of Wills."

Olsen, Evelyn G. "Indian Blood." Parsons, WV: McClain Printing Co., 1967. (strongly advise staying away from this reference, too many errors to sort out)

PAA: Pennsylvania Archives, 1-6th Series.

PAA: 3:1 (Minutes of the Board of Property to Lands in Pennsylvania) - Minute Book K. p39. [1734]

Shuck, Larry G. "Hampshire & Hardy Counties, (W) Va., Abstracts: Hampshire County, Wills, 1780-1794, Deeds, 1757-1786..." Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1996. -- only mentions adjacent tracts.

Tracey, Grace L. & John P. Dern, "Pioneers of Old Monocacy: The Early Settlement of Frederick County, Maryland, 1721-1743," Baltimore, MD: Gen Pub Co. 1987.

WMG: Western Maryland Genealogy, Vol.3, no.4, pp99-100, Russell, Donna V. FASG, "1733 Taxables," from MD State Archives, Proprietary Papers, 1703-1769, Black Book No.2.

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Cacapon Creek, Hampshire Co, VA (present day Morgan Co, WV) enters the Potomac River on the WV/MD border, a few miles east of Oldtown, MD [39° 37' 13"N, 78° 16' 58"W]. Cacapon Creek, USGS map

Garrett County - original Prince George; 1748 Frederick from Prince George; 1776 Montgomery and Washington from Frederick; 1789 Allegany from Washington; 1872 Garrett from Allegany.

"Great Marsh" is present day Williamsport, MD, located at the confluence of the Conococheague Creek and Potomac River.

Monocacy Hundred is located on the north side of the Potomac River situated along the Monocacy River where it joins the Potomac River near Poolesville, MD; generally 22 mi. south east of Hagerstown. In the 1700's it was part of Prince George's Co, and is now in Frederick Co, MD.

[accessed Jan 2005] "Carte de la Virginie et du Maryland" A portion of the Fry and Jefferson Map, 1755. The portion shown is the area that was colonial Hampshire County and Frederick County. The Wappocomo River is the South Branch of the Potomac (the French "ou la Branche du Sud" after Wappocomo translates to, "or the Branch of the South"), Cohongaronto is the North Branch of the Potomac. The other rivers and streams shown are still known by the same name today (Cacapon spelled as Cacapehon).

USGS Historical Maps USGS Quads encompassing the land of Nicholas Friend. Upper Left: Flintstone, MD Quad Upper Right; Paw Paw, MD Quad Lower Left; Hanging Rock, WV Quad Lower Right; Capon Bridge, WV Quad (1923 & 1943)

Neals Run (Rt. 2) is 3 miles (road distance) south of the mouth of the Little Cacapon River on the Potomac River (Lat. 39.4833N; Lon. 078.4967W). The South Potomac branch was also called "Long Bottom."

Little Cacapon River is about half way between Ft. Frederick (43 miles to the east) and Ft. Cumberland (35 miles to the west).

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A hundred was a political and taxation unit carried over from English law, smaller than a county and consisting of enough land to raise approximately one hundred fighting men.

Father: Johannes Nilsson Friend b: ABT 1666 in Upland, New Sweden Mother: Anna Coleman b: ABT 1672 in pr, Carkoen's Hook, Kingsessing, PA

Marriage 1 (wife) b: ABT 1706 • Married: ABT 1728 in pr, Greenwich Twp, Gloucester Co, NJ 13 Children 1. John Friend b: ABT 1728 in ps, Greenwich Twp, Gloucester Co, NJ 2. Andrew Friend b: ABT 1734 in Monocacy Hundred, Prince George (now Frederick) Co, MD 3. Augustine Friend b: ABT 1736 in Monocacy Hundred, Prince George Co (now Frederick), MD

Sources: 1. Title: "Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants" Author: Gray, Gertrude E., comp. Publication: 4 vols. Baltimore, MD: Gen. Pub. Co., Inc., 1987-1993 Repository: Note: Library of Congress, Wash., D.C. Media: Book Page: Vol.2, p128 Text: 1761 Sep 4, Grant K:330 to Nicholas Friend of Hampshire Co, VA; 142a on the Potomac River 2 mi below the mouth of Little Cacapehon River in the said county. Surveyor, George Washington. (comment; although the patent is dated 1761, the survey would have been completed no later than fall 1752) 2. 1768 Feb 27, VA, Hampshire Co, Nicholas Friend of same, sold (lease and release) 142 acres to Lawrence Hass of same, on Little Capon River; witnesses, Isaac Cox, David Cox, Nicholas Decker; recorded 8 Mar 1768. 3. Title: "Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants" Author: Gray, Gertrude E., comp. Publication: 4 vols. Baltimore, MD: Gen. Pub. Co., Inc., 1987-1993 Repository: Note: Library of Congress, Wash., D.C. Media: Book Page: Vol.2, p194 Text: Warrant, none; Survey 26 Feb 1763; Patent O:120, 19 Jan 1768: Hampshire Co, to Nicholas Friend & John Friend of Hampshire Co, VA; 150 acres on the Potomac River in said county; surveyed by Mr. Thomas Rutherford. The property adjoins lands of Enoch Enoch, Nicholas Friend and John Friend 4. Title: "Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys" Author: Joyner, Peggy S., comp. Publication: 5 vols, Portsmouth, VA: P. Joyner, 1985-87 Note: Vol. I - Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange and Augusta Co, with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners, 1730-1754, 1985. Vol. II - Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Frederick Co, 1747-1780, 1985. Vol. III - Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Dunmore, Shenandoah, Culpepper, Prince William, Fauquier, Stafford Co, 1710-1780, 1986. Vol. IV - Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Hampshire, Berkeley, Loudoun, Fairfax, King George, Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland & Lancaster Co, 1697-1784, 1987. Vol. V - Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, 1653-1781, 1995. Repository: Media: Book Page: Vol.4, p24 Text: 1763, Feb 26, survey, Hampshire Co, VA for Nicholas & John Friend; 150 acres on Potomac River, 3 miles below mouth of Little Cacapehon, adjacent, Enoch Enoch, Nicholas Friend, John Friend. Chain carriers, Andrew Friend, Benjamin Purcell; Surveyor Thomas Rutherford. No warrant 5. Title: "Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Administrations, etc" Author: Honeyman, A. Van Doren Publication: Somerville, NJ: Unionist-Gazette, Asso, 1918 Repository: Note: Library of Congress Media: Book Page: Vol.2, p189 Text: 1737, Mar 8, in his will Johannes Friend, of Penn's Neck (Salem Co. West Jersey), mentions "sons, Neals. . . 6. Western Maryland Genealogy, Vol.3, no.4, pp99-100, Russell, Donna V. FASG, "1733 Taxables," from MD State Archives, Proprietary Papers, 1703-1769, Black Book No.2, Taxables, William Sheppard Junr. & Charles Friend, 2; Nicholas Friend, John Friend, Peter Cox, Brewer Cox, 4. 7. PA Archives, 3rd Series, Vol.22, p14, 1773; Taxables in the County of Bedford Co, Brothers Valley Township. Inmates: Nicholas Friend, tax 1.0. 8. PA Archives, 3rd Series, Vol.I (Minutes of the Board of Property to Lands in PA). p39., 1734, Aug 28, PA, the inhabitants of the Great Marsh, declared intentions to get grants from PA to settle on the Conococheegoe and Antiatom Creeks: listed on the petition were Charles Friend, Neils Friend, John Friend. 9. Although patent K:330 was not registered until 1761, the survey for Nicholas was probably made in the same time frame as that of Friend Cox on Little Cacapon River (25 Apr 1750). 10. "Colonial Hampshire County Road Orders" Frederick Co, Order Book, 4:226, 1752, Aug 4: Ordered that Neals Friend, William Demose, John Rogers, and Peter Julian being sworn before a Justice of the Peace for this county do mark and lay off a road from the mouth of the South Branch and also from Neals Friend's the nearest and best way to the town of Winchester and make a report thereof to the next Court. 11. "Colonial Hampshire County Road Orders" Frederick Co, Order Book, 4:405, 1753, Mar 6: Neals Friend, William Demose, Owen Rogers, and Peter Julian, having made their report that they have marked a road the most convenient way from Winchester Town to Potomac River [illegible] order for a road to be cleared to the mouth of the South Branch. Ordered that the said road be cleared according to law. Neals Friend is appointed overseer of the road from Potomac River at Neals Friend's to the Falling Springs and that the Tithables eigth miles on each side of the said Road work on the same under him as their overseer and that he clear & keep the same in Repair according to law. 12. Glen Swartz > Nils Larsson Frände. 13. Date of marriage based on estimated date of first child. Nicholas was probably living with his father (in Greenwich Twp) at the time of marriage.

     

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  Patty -Friend-Thompson~MD~ - Apr 27, 2009   Viewers | Reply to this item     Nicholas Friend b. 1700---

Is his birth date correct? There is no easy way to post my findings and my thoughts as to the birth and death years for Nicholas Friend, father of John Friend, Sr., of Friendsville, MD but I hope that the viewer can follow my comments in red and understand where the previously "speculated dates" were conceived (in black). I have followed each of my comments with my initials (p.a.t.) so the viewer can separate the quotes from my comments. p.a.t.


To date, I can only determine that the birth year of Nicholas (1700) was taken from the work of Wm. Gibson (about 1904) p.a.t.


Indian Blood page 19-20--- "John and Anna Friend," he also wrote, "had six sons: Andrew, Charles, Nicholas, Joseph, Augustine, and John Jr. (He was descended from Joseph" -(Evelyn is noting that Mr. Gibson descends from Joseph. p.a.t.)


[Note: I do not list sons of Johannes Nilsson Friend and Anna Coleman as Joseph and Augustine. -p.a.t.]


"Andrew was the old scout of Turkeyfoot and Nicholas, father of John of Youghiogheny. (Andrew and Nicholas, brothers and sons of Johannes and Anna Coleman Friend p.a.t.) The births of the sons are not on record but as Mr. Gibson reasons, ....that of Nicholas may be place anywhere between that of the eldest, Eleanor, in 1697, (I do not list a daughter named Eleanor p.a.t.) and that of John Jr. (see notes below for "John Jr." p.a.t." about 1716. Since Captain Nicholas Friend sacrificed his own life to save that of John, it seems reasonable to suppose that John would name one of his eldest sons after his devoted father and in that case the birth of Nicholas may be place pretty close up to the year 1700. He might, therefore, have a son born about 1727 (this son would be John Friend, Sr. of Friendsville, MD p.a.t.) or earlier, and if so, it seems highly probable that he should call the child John after his father...Since his grandmother, Anna Friend, lived to be 106, his father John 103, and his son John 103, and his grandson Gabriel 102, I should not be surprised it if turns out that Nicholas himself lived well on toward the close of the century." (Even if Nicholas had lived to the century mark, he would have only been about 100 years old and not 117 years old as stated by Rev. D. A. Friend in "Goodness of God". p.a.t.)


(John Jr (so called by Mr. Gibson) should be John II, who, after residing in Maryland at east side of a branch of Toms Creek near the Little Conococheague -Sweedland-, move to PA and died in an area now known as Friend's Cove. I list his year of birth as 1713; not 1716. p.a.t.)


Also found in Evelyn's notes: "The Nicholas of John and Anna Coleman would end his days up in the Youghiogheny Valley where his son John settled about 1769 or 1770. (Note Evelyn's date in not the 1765 which has been quoted in my histories of Garret Co., MD p.a.t.) He [Nicholas] would die circa 1790 at an age claimed by one writer at as high as 117 years. (This age of 117 years was given in Rev. D. A. Friend's in "Goodness of God") If Helene or Ellen baptized in 1697 as Gloria Dei Church Records verify [sic], was the the [sic] Nicholas could have been near 90 at the time of his death." (I show the youngest child of Johannes and Anna Coleman Friend, as a daughter, Rebecca born 1699. Since no baptismal record for Nicholas, son of Johannes and Anna Coleman Friend, has been found and no other record (Bible or otherwise) then I believe Nicholas was born about 1700 and died before 1772. Anything other than that (I think) is not factual. I personally do not believe the "ship wreck" story. p.a.t.) P. S. I underlined and noted in bold "one writer". It was not underlined and written in bold in Evelyn's notes. p.a.t.

     

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  Glen Swartz - Apr 28, 2009   Viewers | Reply to this item     Here is one of the maps I posted a few years ago.   This topo map shows the land Nicholas Friend lived on.   It took a good bit of time to assemble from a number of different photos/topos, but I find it extremely useful when you start trying to compare written deeds to the actual locations mentioned in the land records.      Attachments:  

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  kathy Jenema - Apr 28, 2009   Edit | Delete | Viewers | Reply to this item     THANK YOU FOR THE MAPS AND THE INFORMATION.   IS IT POSSIBLE TO CITE THESE THINGS IN MY OWN TREE?   IF SO HOW IS THE BEST WAY SO THAT CREDIT IS GIVEN ITS DUE AND SUCH?      

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  Glen Swartz - May 1, 2009   Viewers | Reply to this item     Hi Kathy, 

If you post this to your tree, I'd suggest note the author, date and location of the information you found. I've also posted similar notes on Rootsweb.com, and I do frequent revisions, both in style and substance.

Thank you for the thought and kind consideration.

     

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  Mark Friend ~TX~ - May 2, 2009   Viewers | Reply to this item     

Johannes Nilsson (John Friend) was born, by estimation, in 1666. He was too young to be listed as tydable in 1677. He was old enough to be sued in 1687, indicating his birth between 1662 and 1666. He married Anna Hendricksdotter, daughter of Hendrick Coleman c. 1696. The couple lived in 1697 at Crum Creek with their daughter. (PMHB, 2:228)

By 1707 John Friend was of Gloucester County. He then purchased 300 acres of land from his brother-in-law Olof Dalbo and Peter Lock. (NJ deeds 0:431) He was named overseer of roads for Greenwich township in 1714, tax collector in 1716 and served as justice on the Gloucester County Court in 1717-18. From the number of lawsuits filed against him in the 1720s in which the constable was unable to serve process, he appears to have been frequently out of the county. (Gloucester County court records, Woodbury, NJ) He lived at Penns Neck, Salem County, at the time of his death. (NJA, 30:189)

In church affairs, he generally went by his patronym, Johannes Nilsson. In civil affairs, he was generally known as John Friend, although one 1726 lawsuit named him as Johance Neils alias John Friend.

The will of John Friend Was dated 8 March 1737 and proved 1 February 1737/38. Inventory of his estate was filed 12 January 1737/38, suggesting that he had died in December 1737. His will left to two of his younger sons his 330-acre tract in Penns Neck; also 270 acres in Greenwich township, Gloucester County. (NJA,30:189) Annica Friend, his apparent widow, died 11 August 1739. (Rac.330)

John Friend's children, all as named in the will except for the first one (shown in the Rudman census), were as follows:

Helena/Eleanor Friend, born 26 January 1697; single in April 1721 when she owed debt to her cousin Charles Dalbo but known as Helena Seneck [Sinnickson] when she died at the house of her father, John Nilsson, 4 June 1721. (Rac.326)

Nils/Nicholas Friend, born c. 1700; moved to Maryland by 1733 when he was shown as tydable in Monocacy Hundred. (Dern, Pioneers of Old Monocacy, 368) By 1754 he was residing in Frederick (later Hampshire) County, Virginia. (Joyner, Northern Neck Surveys, 4:24)

Anna (Nanne) Friend, born c. 1702, was described as Anna Nils on 13 February 1724 when she became the second wife of Anders Hendrickson of Penns Neck. (Rac.307) They had two known children: John (1725) and Andreas (1727). (Rac.25l, 254) Not further traced.

Ephraim Friend, born c. 1704; married Brigitta Sinnickson 5 June 1731 in Salem County; died before 1749; four known children, of whom Andrew (born 1736) and Isaac (the youngest) were living with Ephraim's unmarried brother Charles in 1749. (NJA, 30: 189) Eldest children John (born 1733) and Annica (born 1735) apparently died in infancy.

Mary Friend, born c. 1706, married her Penns Neck neighbor Abraham Savoy, although the couple went across the river to Christ Church in Philadelphia for the nuptials, 9 November 1726. (PMR, 1 :96) Abraham Savoy died a few months later. (NJ A,23 :403) They had no children. She has not been further traced.

Sarah Friend, born c. 1708, married by 1733 Jonas Keen (probably the eldest son of Mans Keen and a great grandson of Jurgen Kuhn of Upland), by whom she had two daughters, Magdalena (1734) and Rachel (1736). She next married c. 1740 Swan Lock (a grandson of pastor Lars Carlsson Lock), by whom she had five more children before 1754: Elias, Sarah, Susannah, Lydia and Andrew. (1754 Raccoon church census - Rapapo ward) She was described as a "religious Swedish widow" when she died of cancer in 1778 in Gloucester County at the estimated age of70. (Collin Journal, 249)

Andrew Friend, born c. 1711; co-heir with brother Charles of father's land. On 11 July 1739 and 25 Sept. 1741, he and his brother Charles deeded this land to Lawrence Strang. (NJ Deeds, 0:428 and 0:354) By 1763 he had acquired 252 acres in Hampshire County, Virginia, on the Potomac River at the upper end of Long Bottom. (Joyner, Northern Neck Surveys, 4:24)

John Friend, born 19 Sept. 1713 in Gloucester County and baptized as Johannes Nilsson (Rac.234); listed as tydable with elder brother Nils in Monocacy Hundred in 1733. (Dern, 368) Land surveyed for him in 1755 in Frederick (later Hampshire) County Virginia adjoining his brother Nils on the Potomac River. (Joyner,4:24)

SOURCE: Pages 29 & 30...The Family of Nils Larsson Friend by Dr. Peter Stebbins Craig

Note Additional Corrections: Johannes (John) Nilsson Friend, born c. 1666 at Upland and died about 1737 in Upper Penns Neck, Salem, New Jersey. (As of April 25, 2005, Dr. Peter S. Craig confirms Rebecca Friend, born 1698 and died September 17, 1783 in Gloucester County, New Jersey, was the daughter of John Friend, not Andrew Friend, as he first supposed in his 1988 report). She married Lars (Lawrence) Strang, born c 1698, died April 11, 1772. Johannes was appointed overseer of roads in 1714; tax collector in 1716; Justice of the Gloucester County Court in 1716- 1721. All of this was in Gloucester County, Greenwich Township. [Nils Larsson and two other Swedes originally bought the entire County from the Indians, the English did not recognize this ownership.] Johannes married c. 1696 Anna, daughter of Hendrick Coleman. They had ten children.

     

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  Glen Swartz - May 2, 2009   Viewers | Reply to this item     Is the above source the one dated 1978, or 1991?      

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  Patty -Friend-Thompson~MD~ - May 2, 2009   Viewers | Reply to this item     SOURCE: Pages 29 & 30...The Family of Nils Larsson Friend by Dr. Peter Stebbins Craig

__ It is pages 33-34 in my copy: dated Aug 5, 1988

Errata The Family of Nils Larrson [sic] Frande (Friend)

 On p. 34, paragraph beginning "John Friend, born 19 Sept 1713":

Delete last sentence (which is applicable to John, son of Nils/Nicholas Friend on p. 33] and substitute:

"On 14 March 1749/9, John Friend of Lancaster County, PA, and Elizabeth his wife sold to Richard Morris of Frederick County MD a 50-acre tract named "Sweedland", located on a branch of Tom's Creek in Frederick County, a tract which had been granted to John Friend 9 Sept 1739 (Fred. Co. Deeds)"


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  Glen Swartz - May 2, 2009   Viewers | Reply to this item     I also have a footnote that Dr. Craig now says the maiden name of John's wife Anna is unknown.      

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  Mark Friend ~TX~ - May 2, 2009   Viewers | Reply to this item     Glen,

I posted this information for you, didn’t know if you already had this or not. There is much more information from the Records of Court about Johannes in the book than I have posted. I truly recommend this book for all Friend’s who research the Swedish lines.

Not sure exactly what you are questioning? The Family of Nils Larsson Friend by Dr. Peter Stebbins Craig was Copyrighted in 1988. The NOTED corrections at the bottom of my post is dated April 25, 2005.

This is not my line of Friend family so I can not answer your question about the maiden name of Anna to be unknown. As far as I know this is known.

Maybe I need to stop referencing pages from The Family of Nils Larsson Friend by Dr. Peter Stebbins Craig. Not sure this is really relevant.



-------------------- Offspring of Nils aka Nicholas Larsson Friend and Anna Andersdotter Added by LindaLabin on 1 Jul 2009

Nils Larsson Friend aka Nicholas Friend was born Abt. 1620 in Gotegorg, Sweden; died 12 Jun 1689 in Upland, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He married Anna Andersdotter Nov 1656. Anna Andersdotter, born Abt. 1638 in New Sweden, New Jersey; died 1724 in Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.Children of Nicholas Friend and Anna Andersdotter are:

i. Andrew (Anders Nilsson) Friend, born 1659 in Upland, Chester County, Pennsylvania; died 1748 in Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia; married (1) Brita Rambo 1689; married (2) Rebecca Helm Aft. 1724.

ii. Brigitta Friend, born 1659 in Upland, Chester County, Pennsylvania; died Aft. 1720 in St Georges Creek, New Castle County, Pennsylvania; married John Petersson Cock Bef. 1678; born 1656 in Upland, Chester County, Pennsylvania; died 16 Dec 1713 in St Georges Creek, New Castle County, Pennsylvania.

iii. Catherine Friend, born 1661 in Upland, Chester County, Pennsylvania; died 19 Apr 1721 in Raccoon Creek, Gloucester County, New Jersey; married Ollie William Dalbo Abt. 1680; born Abt. 1660 in Kingsessing, Pennsylvania; died Abt. 1712.

iv. Anna Maria Friend, born 1663; died 19 Apr 1721 in Glouchester, New Jersey; married Gabriel Petersson Cock (born 1663 in New Sweden, New Jersey; died 1720 in St Georges Creek, New Castle County,Pennsylvania) 1687.

v. Gertrude Friend, born 1665 in Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania; died 1738; married John Archer Aft. 1711.

vi. Johannes Friend, born 1666 in Upland, Chester County, Pennsylvania; died Dec 1737 in Upper Penns Neck, Salem County, New Jersey; married Anna Coleman; born 1678 in Salem, New Jersey; died 11 Aug 1739.

vii. Jonas Friend, born 1670; died Bef. 1760.

viii. Susannah Friend, born 1670 in Upland, Chester County, Pennsylvania; died 1735 in Glouchester, New Jersey; married Enoch Enochsen 1694 in Pennsylvania; born 1670.

ix. Sarah Friend, born 1672; died Aft. 1717; married (1) Robert Nillson (born Abt. 1668) Abt. 1692 and (2) Amos Nicholas (born Abt. 1668) 1697.

x. Gabriel Friend, born 1674 in Upland, Chester County, Pennsylvania; died Aft. 1752 in Frederick, Maryland; married Mary Van Culin 08 Jun 1697 in Pennsylvania.

xi. Elizabeth Friend, born 1676 in Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania; died Bef. 1770; married Jan Urian Aft. 1715.

xii. Lars Friend, born 1676 in Upland, Chester County, Pennsylvania; died 1754 in Glouchester, New Jersey; married (1) Sally Cox; married (2) Sarah Jaquet (born Abt. 1678 in Pennsylvania) 18 Jun 1718 in Penns Neck, Salem County, New Jersey.

xiii. Sarah Friend, born 1682 in Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania; married Jonas Dodge.

xiv. Barbara Friend, born 1685 in Upland, Chester County, Pennsylvania; died Aft. 1739 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; married Peter Longacre (born 1682) 10 Nov 1705 in St Pauls Episcopal Church, Chester, Pennsylvania.





            
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Nils Larsson Frände's Timeline

1620
1620
Göteborg, Sweden
1656
November 1656
Age 36
Upland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States
1657
1657
Age 37
Upland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States
1659
1659
Age 39
Upland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States
1661
1661
Age 41
Upland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States
1663
1663
Age 43
1663
Age 43
Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States
1665
1665
Age 45
Calcon Hook, Chester, Pennsylvania
1666
September 8, 1666
Age 46
Upland, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
1670
1670
Age 50
Upland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States