Samuel Flower tract

Summary: In 1/18/1752 a Warrant was raised for John Potts in the right of Samuel Flowers. This resulted in Survey C161-257 of 288 acres but there does not seem to have been a patent issued at this time. In 1762 the tract was subdivided between John Potts and Samuel Flowers and a survey was undertaken by Benjamin Lightfoot which is recorded as survey C161-257. No patent seems to have resulted from the survey.

The northern 24 acres of this tract had already been patented by Edward Catherel et al in 1752 (see John Martin tract for further history of this property).

In 1765 John Jacobs received a patent for 112 acres of this property. In 1796 Abraham Whisler received a patent for 147 acres which included part of the propety. The Whisler property was later declared unseated land ((taxes not paid). Additionally a small parcel of 6 acres was patented by Richards Jacob and Thomas Kennedy in 1800.

In 1814 the executors of Isaac Potts received a patent for the original Flowers & Potts tract and a court case occured between John Jacobs and heirs of Potts. This resulted in the heirs of John Jacobs retaining the land but paying monies to the heirs of Potts (deed H4-154).

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SurveyA-66p340

Edward Catherel, John Reynel, John Morris, John Armit, John Smith, Joshua Emlen, and Israel Pemberton patent, 1755.
Survey A66-171 (Warrant 4/8/1755; return 12/4/1755).

Usually when there are a large number of names on a deed or patent it is because the tract is to be used for a school or church. There is no evidence that this is the case for this patent.

See John Martin for deed history

W2-576

Survey in Deed Book W2-576 (no associated deed); rotated by 180 degrees

The above division between John Potts and Samuel Flower to on 11/9/1762 when I was present - signed by Benjamin Lightfoot.

Received the 11/23/1761 of John Potts £7 10s in full for surveying the within tract of land with my trouble of going to Philadelphia and getting the draft out of my office and my expenses.

 

John Potts, in right of Samuel Flower senior and Mary Clarkson (but no sale deed)

11/9/1762 (survey)

288a 52p and allowance

 

land in Whiteland township (quoted in A2-440)

Survey C161-257

Proprietors of Pennsylvania

John Jacobs

9/17/1765; 3/26/1765 (warrant)

112a 61p

 

Patent AA10-99; tract known as Jacobs Addition; warrant index refers to survey A17-70

 

John Jacobs

12/7/1766

112a 61p

 

Survey A17-70

Survey A17-70

John Jacobs senior

John Jacobs junior

5/7/1780 (will); 5/27/1780 (probate)

 

 

died; ‘... also that part devised to my wife (Elizabeth) after her decease’

Samuel Flower junior, late of Phildelphia, now of New Orleans, Doctor of Physick, by Daniel Williams, his attorney; Geridias Clarkson of Philadephia, Doctor of Physick, and Mary, his wife

Isaac Potts and Benjamin Rowland of Upper Merion, Iron Masters; and Norris Jones of Phildelphia, Merchant

5/5/1786

288a 52p and allowance

5s

A2-440

Survey D70-51

Survey D70-51

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Abraham Whisler

1796

147.5a 12p

 

Patent in right of James Trego; Western part seems to overlap Samuel Flower tract. See Abraham Whisler for continuation

SurveyC-217p557

State of Pennsylvania

John Paul, Jacob Green, & Samuel Potts, executors of estate of Isaac Potts, in right of Samuel Flowers

9/11/1814 (warrant); 9/13/1814 (return); 3/15/1814 (patent)?

 

288.52a

 

Patent H10-501. Warrant index refers to surveys C151-257 and D70-51 (see above).

John Jacobs

Phebe B. Kersey, widow, daughter

10/9/1827

One half part of 100a; part of 112a 61p tract

$4,000

A4-288

John Jacobs

Elizabeth Sinnickson, daughter

10/9/1827

One half part of 100a; part of 112a 61p tract

$4,000

A4-289

A4-188

Isaac W. Potts of Phildelphia, only son of Edward Potts deceased, heir of Isaac Potts; Martha & Hanna Potts of Abinton, daughters and heirs of Samuel Potts deceased (son and heir of Isaac Potts); John Fletcher of Philadelphia, son and heir of Joanna Potts (heir of Isaac Potts); Sarah Ann (only surviving child of Ruth Paul nee Potts, deceased, daughter and heir of Isaac Potts) and Thomas Price; William Wayne (late wife Rebecca, nee Potts); Ruth Ann & Rebecca Wayne (daughters of Rebecca Wayne, deceased); Rowland & Sarah Jones (in right of Martha Potts, previous wife, deceased) et al

Joseph B. and Thomas H. B. Jacobs; Phebe B. Kersey and Elizabeth Sinnickson

4/27/1833

241a and alowance

$1,090

H4-154; release; Mentions agreement of 4/17/1833 after suit by Rowland Jones in Federal Court.

See Joseph B. Jacobs tract for further history of 126 acres in Charlestown and East Whiteland

Phebe B. Kersey; Thomas and Elizabeth Sinnickson

Joseph B. & Thomas H. B. Jacobs

1833

 

 

Release - not found

Joseph B. & Thomas H. B. Jacobs

Phebe B. Kersey; Thomas and Elizabeth Sinnickson

1833

 

 

Release - not found

Branch A

Phebe B. Kersey; Thomas and Elizabeth Sinnickson

George Fetters

8/14/1833

5a 3p

$404

H4-164 and various other deeds and purchasers not analyzed at this time

Branch B

Phebe B. Kersey; Thomas and Elizabeth Sinnickson

Joseph Smith

8/15/1833

4a 3r 26p

$491 25c

H4-153

Branch C

Phebe B. Kersey; Thomas and Elizabeth Sinnickson

Joseph Rogers

8/14/1833

4a

$316

I5-437

Joseph & Mary Rogers

Barbara Sahler

7/2/1849

4a

$110

I5-439

Isaac Y. & Elizabeth Sahler, heirs of Barbara Sahler of Charlestown

Thomas Hall of Charlestown

3/28/1865

4a

$100

Z6-419

Branch D

Phebe B. Kersey; Thomas and Elizabeth Sinnickson

Robert Hutchinson

8/14/1833

5a 23p

$466 79c

N4-25

Robert Hutchison

George Fetters

3/22/1834

5a 23p

 

M4-560

Branch E

Phebe B. Kersey; Thomas and Elizabeth Sinnickson

Henry Kurtz

11/7/1834

3a 3r 38p

 

not found; quoted in Q4-167

Henry Kurtz

Henry Hooper

5/25/1838

3a 3r 38p

$40

Q4-167

Branch F

Phebe B. Kersey; Thomas and Elizabeth Sinnickson

Abraham Fetters

11/7/1834

3a 3r 38p

$466 79c

H4-163

Abraham & Elizabeth Fetters

Henry Hooper

5/29/1848

3a 3r 20p

$85

I5-323

Branch G

Phebe B. Kersey; Thomas and Elizabeth Sinnickson

John Hollings

2/23/1837

 

 

not found; quoted in C5-351

John & Hester Hollings

Samuel Davis & George Thomas

4/1/1839

5a 1r 35p

$120

C5-351

Samuel & Margaret Davis

George Thomas

3/25/1846

2a 3r 24p?

$1

C5-352; quit claim

John G. Coulton, administrator of the estate of George Thomas

Henry Hooper

4/1/1858

5a 2r 7.7p

$192 72c

G6-452

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abraham Fetters, executor of estate of James Williams

William Thomas

3/6/1858

1a of 10a 26p

$64 50c

Q6-486

John M. Zook, executor of the estate of William Thomas

Thomas Hall

4/1/1865

1a

$249

B7-122

Thomas Hall

 

1883

area not given

 

Breou’s Atlas

George Hall

 

1883

19a

 

Breou’s Atlas

Henry Hall

 

1883

21a

 

Breou’s Atlas

H. Hooper

 

1883

19a 3r 32p

 

Breou’s Atlas

A. King

 

1883

13a

 

Breou’s Atlas

Moses Powel

 

1883

30a

 

Breou’s Atlas