Earliest Settlement in 1650 to 1879:
THE EARLY LAND GRANTS.--BY WHOM PATENTED.--THEIR ORDER OF
SETTLEMENT AND PRESENT OWNERS.----LOCAL AND GENERAL
EVENTS.----LEADING INCIDENTS.--PRINCIPAL TOWNS,
VILLAGES, &C.----ITS SOIL, PRODUCTS, AND
SKETCHES OF THE PROMINENT MEN OF THE COUNTY.
OF POST OFFICES, MERCHANTS, MANUFACTURERS, PROFESSORS,
FARMERS, TOBACCO PLANTERS, MECHANICS, MILLS,
COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, AND CHURCHES.
WITH AN APPENDIX,
CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROMINENT BUSINESS HOUSES
OF WASHINGTON AND GEORGETOWN.
COMPILED AND ARRANGED FROM AUTHENTIC SOURCES,
T. H. S. BOYD,
CLARKSBURG, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
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CHAPTER 1. The Aborigines or Indians
Their customs and habits. Treatment of strangers. Treatment of enemies. Their vices. Marriages. Indian huts or wigwams. Dress. Religious ceremonies, etc.
CHAPTER II. The Indians Continued
Their amusements. War Dances. Hunting and Fishing their chief employment. Dances. The Calumet. Diseases. The medicine men or doctors. Death and burials. Lord's Prayer in their native language, etc.
The Founder of Maryland. Granting of the Charter. Powers conferred by the Charter. Sailing of the Colonists. Arrival in the Chesapeake Bay. Landing on Blackiston Island. Settlement at St. Mary's. Friendly relations secured with the Indians. Extending the settlements to St. George's and Montgomery. Peace and Prosperity. Missionaries. A period of Thirty Years.
Climate and Productions. Tobacco and Corn, staple productions. Oysters, Game and Fish. Indentured Whites. Slaves introduced from Virginia. Tobacco the medium of barter and exchange. Tobacco shipments. Silver coins. Fruit and Cider. Mails. Quakers or Friends. Indians. Toleration.
CHAPTER V. Land Grants
Joseph's Park. Girl's Portion. Leeke Forest. Hermitage. Saint Winexburg. Carroll's Forest. Dan. Brightwell's Hunting Quarter. Clean Drinking. Bear Neck. Maiden's Fancy. Bear Bacon. Friendship. Charles and Thomas.--Friendship. Clagett's Purchase. Huntington. Contention. Bradford's Rest. Addition to Bradford's Rest.--Bradford's Rest. Dung Hill. Thompson's Hop Yard. Cool Spring Level. Allison's Park. Archibald's Lot.--Younger Brother. Dispute. Two Brothers. The New Exchange. Addition to Dan. Joseph and James.
CHAPTER VI. Land Grants Continued .
Easy Purchase. Friendship Enlarged. Drumaldry Lay Hill. Snowden's Manor. Snowden's Manor Enlarged. Charles and Benjamin. George the Third. Beall's Manor. Beall Christie. Bear Garden Enlarged. Deer Park. Snowden Mill. Charley Forest. Addition to Charley For est. Hygham. Gold's Branch. Gitting's Hah! Hah! ! Bordley's Choice. Brooke Grove. Addition to Brooke Grove. John and Sarah. Benjamin's Lot. New Year's Gift. Autra Easy Come By. Mill Land. Boyd's De lay. Magruder's Hazard. Paradise. Bernard's Desire. Wickham and Pottinger's Discovery. Partnership. The Brothers' Industry. Deer Park. Fellowship. Constant Friendship.
CHAPTER VII. Land Grants Continued
Wickham's Good Will. The Joseph. Middle Plantation.--Magruder and Beall's Honesty. Clewerwald Enlarged.--Goose Pond. Bear Den. Prevention. Saint Mary's.--Valentine's Garden Enlarged. Re survey on Valentine's Garden Enlarged. Haymond's Addition. Concord. Hanover. Flint's Grove. Happy Choice. Hopewell. Jeremiah's Park. Partnership. The Re survey on Part of Forest. Banks' Venture. Abraham's Lot. Killmain.--John's Delight. Conclusion. Turkey Thicket. Benjamin's Square. Spring Garden. Abel's Levels. Moore's Delight. Pork Plenty, if no Thieves. Chestnut Ridge.--Ralfo. Grandmother's Good Will. Cow Pasture. Peach Tree Hill. Errors Corrected. Very Good. Bite the Biter.--Silent Valley. Trouble Enough Indeed.
Frederick City. Georgetown, D. C. Tobacco. Rolling Roads. French War. Defeat of General Braddock. Massacre of the Settlers. The Revolution. Meeting at old Hungerford Tavern. Resolutions. Formation of Montgomery County. Named after General Richard Montgomery.--Rockville, the County Seat. Districts of the County.--Orphans' Court. Registers of Wills. Members of the State Convention.
A Period of One Hundred and Forty Years. The First Continental Congress. Maryland Convention. -Enrollment and Organization of Companies. The First Blood shed in the Revolutionary War, 19th April, 1775. Captain Cresap's Company. Their bravery in battle. Powder Mills. Cannon Manufactories. Contingent called from Montgomery County. The deeds of prowess in Virginia and the Carolinas. Revolutionary Officers from the County. The War of 1812. Distinguished Officers in the War of the Rebellion.
CHAPTER X .
First Revolutionary Soldier. Montgomery's Revolutionary Roll. Pension Acts. Names of Pensioners. Meteoric Showers, as witnessed at the home of Charles Saffell, the Oldest Pensioner on the List. Scenes in Gaithersburg and Rockville.
First Member of Congress from this County. Whiskey Insurrection in Pennsylvania. Names of Montgomerians who served in the Federal Congress. Hon. Montgomery Blair as Cabinet Minister. Members of Reform State Conventions, 1850 51,164, '67. First County Surveyor. First Schools.--An Act for Purchasing School Property. Academies, Colleges, &c., and their Students.
CHAPTER XII.--Prominent Men
First Public Roads. Rolling Tobacco to Market. Union Turnpike. Washington, Colesville and Ashton. Columbia. The Old Baltimore. River Road. Old Annapolis. Conduit. Old Potomac Company. Subscriptions to said Company. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Coal Elevators in Georgetown. First Railroad in the Country. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Metropolitan Branch.
CHAPTER XIII. Prominent Men--Continued
Col. John Berry. Elisha Riggs. Samuel Riggs. -Mrs. Ann Poultney. Philip E. Thomas. Rev. Reuben T. Boyd.--His Ordination as Minister of the Gospel. His Certificate to perform marriage, signed by General Wm Henry Harrison. John C. Clark. George R. Gaither. Israel H. B., and A. and R. B. Griffith. Thomas L. Reese. William Dame.--Rev. Thomas McCormick. Thomas Moore. Caleb Bently. Isaac Riggs. Roger Brooke. Hon. Francis P. Blair.--Robert Pottinger. Dr. William Bowie Magruder. Major George Peter. Drs. Duvall. Tobacco Inspectors. Robert Sellman. Thomas B. W. Vinson.--Triadelphia Cotton Factory.
CHAPTER XIV. Prominent Men Continued
HON. GEO. W. HILTON.-WILLIAM Dame, of Mountain View.--Prof. Benjamin Hallowell. Hon. Allen Bowie Davis. Ed ward Stabler.-W. T. R. Saffell.-Francis Cassott Clopper.--William Wilson. Leonidas Wilson. Hon. Thomas Lansdale. Dr. Richard Waters. John S. Belt. Hon. Richard Waters, and others.
Boundaries of the County. Building Stone. Roofing Slate.--Gold. Chrome. Quantity of Land and its Value. Number of Horses and other Cattle. Farm Productions for 1878.--Intellectual, Social and Agricultural Institutions. Population from 1790 to 1870. Society of Friends. Improvements at the close of the Internecine War. Influence of the Metropolitan Railroad.
PRESENT OFFICERS OF THE COUNTY
CHAPTER XVI. Apiculture. Peach Culture
Keeping and Propagation of Bees. Process of removing Honey, without destroying Bees. Principal Bee Raisers in the County. Peach Trees. Propagation of Trees. List of desirable varieties.
CHAPTER XVII. The Washington Grove Camp Ground
Incorporators. Objects. Location. Present and Past Officers. Cottages. Tents. Owners.
DIRECTORY OF TOWNS AND VILLAGES,
INCLUDING THE POST OFFICE ADDRESS OF MERCHANTS, FARMERS, & C Barnesville
Offutt's + Roads
DIRECTORY OF PROMINENT MERCANTILE FIRMS.
GEORGETOWN, D. C.
Abert, Adam, Adams, Adamson, Addison, Allison, Allnutt, Almony, Anderson, Andrews, Ansley, Appleby, Arlow, Ashley, Austin, Ayton, Bacon, Bagley, Bailey, Baker, Ball, Ballendine, Banks, Barber, Barbour, Barnes, Barnesley, Barnhouse, Barnsly, Barrett, Barron, Barry, Bartlett, Batchelor, Bayley, Bayly, Beale, Beall, Bean, Beane, Beatty, Beckwith, Bedle, Bell, Belt, Bennett, Benson, Bensons, Bentley, Bently, Benton, Bernard, Berry, Biays, Biggs, Black, Blackwith, Blair, Blake, Blunt, Boarman, Boher, Bohrer, Bolinger, Bond, Bone, Bonifant, Bordley, Boswell, Boteler, Bouic, Bowie, Bowlen, Bowman, Boyd, Bozzell, Braddock, Bradford, Bradley, Bradshaw, Bradt, Brall, Bready, Breaton, Brengle, Brewer, Brewers, Brian, Briggs, Brightwell, Briscoe, Brooke, Broon, Brown, Browning, Browns, Buchanan, Budd, Buff, Buoy, Burch, Burdett, Burdette, Burgdorf, Burgess, Burns, Burr, Burriss, Burroughs, Burton, Buxton, Byrd, Byrne, Cadle, Calvert, Calvin, Campbell, Canby, Carley, Carlin, Carr, Carroll, Carslisle, Carson, Carter, Case, Cashell, Cator, Cavan, Cecil, Chaney, Chapline, Chase, Cheswell, Chichester, Chiderson, Childs, Chiswell, Chittam, Chrismond, Cissel, Clagett, Clagette, Claggett, Clapham, Clark, Clayborne, Clemens, Clement, Clements, Clopper, Coats, Cochran, Codwise, Cohen, Cole, Coleman, Collier, Colliflower, Connell, Connelly, Conner, Cook, Cooke, Cooley, Coomes, Cooms, Cooper, Corrick, Counselman, Cowley, Cox, Crabb, Craig, Cramer, Cramphin, Crampton, Crawford, Cresap, Cromack, Cromwell, Cropley, Crosedale, Cross, Crown, Culver, Cunningham, Curtin, Curtis, Dade, Darby, Darbys, Darnall, Darne, Davidson, Davis, Dawson, Dawsons, Day, Deakins, Dean, Dentze, Dessellum, Devilbiss, Diamond, Dick, Dickerson, Dickinson, Diggins, Diggs, Dixon, Dodd, Dodge, Dolbeck, Dorsey, Dorseys, Dove, Down, Draine, Dronenberg, Duffy, Dulaney, Dulany, Duly, Dunlap, Dunlaps, Dutrow, Duvall, Dwyer, Dyson, Easton, Eccleston, Edmondson, Edmonson, Edmonston, Edwards, Elgin, Ellicott, Ellzey, Emery, England, Engle, Ervin, Etchison, Etting, Evans, Farquhar, Fawcett, Federline, Fee, Fenwick, Field, Fife, Fish, Fisher, Flach, Flack, Flaherty, Fleet, Fletchall, Fletchers, Fling, Flint, Forrest, Forward, Fox, Frankland, Frye, Fulks, Gaither, Gaithers, Galloway, Galworth, Gardiner, Gardner, Garrett, Gartrell, Gartrells, Gassaway, Gassaways, Gattrel, Gattrell, Gautz, Gentner, George, Gibbons, Gibson, Gilbert, Gill, Gilpin, Gingel, Gittings, Glaizes, Gleghorn, Gloyd, Goldsborough, Gordon, Gott, Grady, Graff, Grant, Green, Griffith, Grimes, Groome, Gue, Hagerty, Hall, Hallowell, Halmard, Halpin, Hamilton, Hance, Haney, Hanson, Hardesty, Harding, Hardy, Harness, Harris, Harriss, Hartley, Hartshorne, Harvey, Harwood, Haviland, Hawkins, Hayes, Haymond, Hays, Heffener, Heirberger, Heley, Hellen, Hempston, Hempstone, Hemstone, Henderson, Henkle, Hepburn, Herding, Herr, Hershey, Herwood, Hickman, Hiffiner, Higdon, Higgins, Hill, Hillard, Hilton, Hodges, Hogan, Holland, Holmard, Holmes, Homer, Hopkins, Hoskinson, Houck, Housen, Housholder, Howard, Hoyle, Hudleston, Hudson, Hughes, Hume, Hungerford, Hunt, Hunter, Hurdle, Hurley, Hurst, Hutchinson, Hutton, Huttons, Hyatt, Hyde, Hyndman, Iddings, Iglehart, Ijams, Ireland, Israel, Jackson, Jacobs, Jacques, Jarboe, Jay, Jenifer, Johns, Johnson, Jones, Joseph, Joy, Kaiser, Keith, Keizer, Kemp, Kenny, Key, Keys, Keyser, Kilgore, Kilgour, King, Kings, Kinsey, Kirby, Kircher, Kirk, Kisner, Kleindienst, Knott, Knowles, Kohlhoss, La Mar, Lacy, Laird, Lamar, Lancaster, Laney, Langley, Lannan, Lansdale, Laurer, Lawman, Lawrence, Lawson, Layman, Layton, Lea, Leaman, Leannarda, Leapley, Leather, Lee, Leeke, Leizer, Lemon, Lester, Lewis, Libbey, Lincoln, Lindsay, Lingan, Linkins, Linthicum, Litton, Lodge, Loehte, Lohr, Long, Loughborough, Lowe, Luhn, Lyddam, Lyddane, Lynch, Lynn, Mackall, Mackmahon, Maddox, Magruder, Majors, Manakee, Manion, Mankin, Marlow, Marshall, Martin, Massey, Masters, Matthews, Maus, May, Maynard, Mcatee, Mccabe, Mccomick, Mccormick, Mccubbin, Mcdade, Mcdermott, Mcgary, Mckenzie, Mclane, Mcmahan, Mcnamara, Mcquade, Meesie, Meesne, Meigs, Mercer, Merritt, Merriweather, Metzger, Miles, Milford, Miller, Millers, Mills, Mineburg, Mitchell, Mobley, Montgomery, Moore, Moran, Morgan, Morris, Mosburg, Moulden, Mount, Moxley, Mueller, Mulfinger, Mulican, Mullican, Mullinix, Muncaster, Murdock, Murphey, Murphy, Muss, Mussel, Myers, Nailor, Neal, Needham, Neills, Nelson, Newlin, Nicholls, Nichols, Noland, Norress, Norris, Oden, Offutt, Ogdon, Olin, O'neal, Orendorf, Orme, Orndorf, Orndorff, Owen, Owens, Owings, Oxley, Paca, Packer, Page, Palmer, Parker, Parsley, Patten, Peabody, Pearre, Peirce, Penefill, Penn, Perrie, Perry, Perrys, Peter, Peters, Phair, Philburn, Phillips, Picking, Pierce, Pilling, Plaix, Plater, Platers, Plummer, Plyer, Pool, Poole, Pope, Porter, Poss, Pottinger, Poultney, Powell, Prettyman, Price, Pugh, Pumphrey, Pumphreys, Purdum, Purdums, Pyles, Rabbitt, Ramhouse, Ramier, Randolph, Rawlings, Ray, Redman, Reed, Reese, Reichter, Reid, Reigle, Reintzell, Remsburg, Renshaw, Reynolds, Rhine, Rhoe, Rice, Rich, Richardson, Ricketts, Ridgely, Ridout, Riely, Riggles, Riggs, Riley, Ringgold, Robbins, Roberts, Robey, Roby, Rogers, Rose, Ross, Routzhan, Rozier, Rozzell, Ruff, Russell, Rutherford, Rye, Ryneal, Sadtler, Saffell, Saunders, Schaeffer, Schaffer, Scheckles, Schmitt, Schofield, Scholl, Scofield, Scott, Selby, Sellman, Shaw, Shekell, Sheppard, Sherman, Shields, Sibley, Simmons, Simpson, Skinner, Small, Smallwood, Smith, Smoot, Snowden, Snyder, Soaper, Somerville, Sommers, Soper, Spates, Spencer, St. Clair, Stabler, Stallings, Stang, Stanton, Steam, Steele, Stephen, Stephenson, Stewart, Stinemetz, Stockton, Stoddart, Stone, Stonestreet, Storm, Stott, Strain, Straub, Stubbs, Sullivan, Summers, Suter, Tabler, Talbot, Talbott, Taney, Tayac, Taylor, Tenney, Thelin, Thirikeld, Thomas, Thompson, Thomson, Tilghman, Titus, Tolbert, Townsend, Trail, Trucks, Trundle, Tscheffely, Tschiffely, Tucker, Turner, Valdemar, Valdenar, Veirs, Veitch, Vermillion, Viers, Viett, Vincent, Vinson, Vinton, W, Wade, Wadsworth, Wagner, Walker, Wallace, Wallingford, Wallis, Walters, Ward, Warfield, Warren, Warthen, Washington, Waters, Watkins, Watts, Webster, Weir, Welch, Weller, Welsh, Werowance, West, Wetherald, Wetherall, Whalen, Wheatley, White, Whitehouse, Whiteside, Whiting, Whitten, Wickham, Wicks, Wilcoxen, Wilkening, Wilkinson, Willard, Willett, Williams, Williamson, Willing, Willson, Wilson, Windan, Windham, Windsor, Wolfe, Wood, Woodcock, Woodward, Wootten, Wootton, Worthington, Xander, Yarkund, Yeabower, Young, Zeigler, Zerknitz,