History of Leitersburg District, Washington County, Md: Including Its Original Land Tenure; First Settlement; Material Development; Religious, Educational, Political and General History; Biographical Sketches, Etc

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The author, 1898 - Leitersburg (Md.) - 337 pages

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This book is the seminal account of the early settlers of the Leitersberg District near Hagerstown, Maryland. Although a first rate guide to the early genealogical records of the time and place, the book does contain some errors. For example, H.C. Bell has Captain Peter Bell married to Elizabeth Leiter. In fact, the will of Johann Freiderich Vogeler makes it clear that his daughter, Elizabeth Vogeler, was the wife of Captain Peter Bell in bequesting a portion of his estate to his grandchildren, all of whom are the known children of Peter Bell. In another place, Bell says that no muster lists survive of Peter Bell's company. Such lists do survive and can be found at the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore. 

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Page 43 - ... distance from New Castle, northward and westward, unto the beginning of the fortieth degree of northern latitude ; and then by a straight line westward to the limits of longitude above mentioned.
Page 50 - ... knee-band, and tied with a garter (generally red or blue) below the knee, so as to be seen. The shoes were of coarse leather, with straps to the quarters, and fastened with either brass or silver buckles. The hat was either of wool or fur, with a round crown not exceeding three or four inches high, with a broad brim.* The dress for the neck was usually a narrow collar to the shirt, with a white linen stock drawn together at the ends, on the back of the neck, with a broad metal buckle. The more...
Page 168 - Fealty only for all manner of services yielding and paying therefore yearly unto us and our Heirs at our Receipt at our City of Saint Mary at the two most usual Feasts in the year viz. The Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Michael the Arch Angel...
Page 53 - Topsham, in the County and State aforesaid. The receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, have...
Page 50 - The waistcoats had skirts nearly half way down to the knees, and very broad pocket flaps. The breeches were so short as barely to reach the knee, with a band surrounding the knee, fastened with either brass or silver buckles. The stocking was drawn up under, the knee-band, and tied with a garter (generally red or blue) below the knee, so as to be seen. The shoes were of coarse leather, with straps to the quarters, and fastened with cither brass or silver buckles.
Page 10 - In this neighborhood there are still many Indians, who are well disposed and very obliging, and are not disinclined toward Christians, when they are not made drunk by strong drink.
Page 168 - A grant of date September 30, 1724. by Benedict Leonard Calvert, Lord Proprietary. MARYLAND, s't : . Charles, absolute lord and proprietary of the provinces of Maryland, and Avalon, lord baron of Baltimore...
Page 150 - ... those with him rushed forth loaded with arms, which, as they fired at the sheriff and his assistants, they threw away, and in this confusion one of...
Page 50 - The female dress was generally the short gown and petticoat made of the plainest materials. The German women mostly wore tight calico caps on their heads, and in the summer season they were generally seen with no other clothing than a linen shift and petticoat — the feet, hands, and arms bare.

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