Phoenixville

French Creek Mills

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See Starr tract for earlier history.
For later history see Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area article and Historical Society of Pennsylvania blog.

Benjamin Longstreth, miller

Andrew Douglas of Philadelphia

5/18/1799

63.5a + 33a 29p (part of 154a, see Starr tract for purchase) + 1a 28p (see Branch 1.A.3.b for purchase) + 17a 68p (see Thomas Howell tract for purchase)

£4,600

X3-179; Grist and Slitting Mills

X3-179

Benjamin Longstreth

 

1799

102a and 15a unseated

 

Tax return; Stone Dwelling house 25' x 33'; Stone kitchen 20' x 15'; Stone Milk house 12' x15'; Frame Stable 30' x 26'; Slitten (sic) Mill; Saw Mill; Stone Grist Mill

Sheriff (debt of Andrew Douglas)

James McClintuck

9/18/1802

137a

£3,505

X2-343; Grist, saw, and rolling and slitting mills

Joseph & Elizabeth Starr

James McClintuck

12/31/1802

9a 65p

£188 2s 6d

B3-248

B3-248

James McClintuck of Coventry and Martha, his wife

Thomas Odione of Ashton township

5/9/1809

¼ part of 137a + 7a + 17a

$8,750

B3-252

James McClintuck of Coventry and Martha, his wife

Thomas Coffin of Philadelphia

5/9/1809

½ part of 137a + 7a + 17a

$4,375

B3-250; Grist, saw, and rolling and slitting mills

Thomas Odione

John James of Philadelphia

1/26/1810

¼ part of 137a + 7a + 17a

$4,375

B3-521

Thomas Odione

Alexander Wilson of Philadelphia

1/26/1810

1/8 part of 137a + 7a + 17a

$2430 41c

B3-522

John James and Mary, his wife, of Philadelphia

Andrew Wilson of Philadelphia

5/29/1812

¼ part of 137a + 7a + 17a

$4,375

G3-424

Thomas Coffin of Philadelphia and Anna, his wife

Robert Waln of Philadelphia

8/31/1812

½ part of 137a + 7a + 17a + 9a

$6,562 50c

G3-425

Thomas Odione and Mary, his wife

David Lewis of Philadelphia

9/4/1812

1/8 part of 137a + 7a + 17a

$3,500

G3-429

Andrew Wilson of Philadephia and Rachel, his wife

Mordecai & Samuel Lewis of Philadelphia

10/1/1813

1/8 part of 137a + 7a + 17a + 9a

$2,348 81c

S3-199

Lewis Wernwag and Elizabeth, his wife; Alexander Wilson and Rachel, his wife, Mordecai Lewis and Elizabeth, his wife; Samuel & Rebecca Lewis; Jonah Thompson; and, by their attorneys Robert Waln, David Lewis, & Joseph Lewis

Thomas Mason, Innkeeper

11/15/1816

49.25a 33p + 18.25a 16p

$6,780 50c

M3-372; see Thomas Mason tracts below for further history

M3-372

Samuel Archer & Jonah Thompson, assignees of Mordecai & Samuel Lewis

George Thompson

8/3/1818

1/8 part of 137a + 7a + 17a + 9a

$6,000

S3-200; Grist, saw, and rolling and slitting mills

Alexander and Rachel Wilson of Philadelphia

Joseph & Reeve Lewis

9/1/1812

1/8 part of 137a + 7a + 17a + 9a

$3,000

G3-426

Alexander and Rachel Wilson of Philadelphia

Lewis Wernwag

9/2/1812

¼ part of 137a + 7a + 17a

$6,562 50c

G3-428

Samson Babb, sheriff (debt of Lewis Wernwag)

Reuben Haines

7/11/1818

¼ part of 137a + 7a + 17a + 9a

$200

T3-110; Grist mill, nail factory, rolling & slitting mill

Thomas Morris and Samuel Canby of Philadelphia; assignees of the estate of Joseph S. Lewis

George Thompson

12/15/1818

1/16 part of 137a + 7a + 17a + 9a

$1,500

S3-85

Reuben Haines of Germantown and Jane, his wife

George Thompson of Philadelphia

3/1/1821

¼ part of 137a + 7a + 17a + 9a

$8,000

T3-111; Grist mill, nail factory, rolling & slitting mill

John G. Bull and Sarah, his wife & Jacob Neilor and Mary, his wife

George Thompson

3/14/1822

83a

$2,490

U3-166; see Griffith Pritchet tract for earlier deed history

John Conard, US Marshall (debt of John Large & Robert Waln)

George Thomson of Philadelphia

6/27/1822

¼ part of 137a + 7a + 17a + 9a

$50 + mortgages

Federal Court record A-318; Chester County deed Z3-719

David Lewis of Philadelphia

George Thompson of Charlestown, Manufacturer

7/13/1822

1/8 part of 137a + 7a + 17a + 9a + 5a + 0.25a + 9.45a

$6,000

U3-341

Jonah Thompson of Philadelphia, Merchant

George Thompson of Charlestown, Manufacturer

7/13/1822

1/16 part of 137a + 7a + 17a + 9a

$3,000

U3-342

Alexander & Rachel Wilson of Philadelphia

George Thompson of Charlestown, Manufacturer

12/13/1822

1/8 part of 137a + 7a + 17a + 9a

$6,000

Z3-721

Joseph Evans, William Yardley, and James Nevins, all of Phildelphia, assignees of Jonah and George Thompson

Benjamin Reeves and James Whitaker of Philadelphia and David Reeves and David Whitaker of New Jersey

9/22/1827

137a + 7a + 17a + 9a + 5a + 83a

$25,978

A4-64; including Grist Mill, Rolling & Slitting Mill, Nail Manufactory

Joseph Evans, William Yardley, and James Nevins, all of Phildelphia, assignees of Jonah and George Thompson

Benjamin Reeves and James Whitaker of Philadelphia and David Reeves and David Whitaker of New Jersey

9/22/1827

5a 16p + 9.75a + 48p + 1a 90p

$850

A4-67

Joseph Evans, William Yardley, and James Nevins, all of Phildelphia, assignees of Jonah and George Thompson

Benjamin Reeves and James Whitaker of Philadelphia and David Reeves and David Whitaker of New Jersey

9/22/1827

132a 129p

$8,500

A4-69; see Henry Rhoads tract

A4-69

Benjamin & Abigail Reeves, James & Sarah Whitaker, David & Clarissa Reeves, Joseph & Grace Whitaker

Furman Leaming

12/24/1827

1/5 part of 137a (minus 67.75a sold to Thomas Mason), + all of 7a + 17a + 5a + 83a

$13,000

E4-404

Benjamin & Abigail Reeves, James & Sarah Whitaker, David & Clarissa Reeves, Joseph & Grace Whitaker

Edward Garrigues

4/23/1829

4a 139p, part of A4-64

$365 15c

B4-577

Hannah Leaming, executor of the will of Furman Leaming

Edward Garrigues

6/28/1832

4a 139p

$1

M4-519

James Whitaker, iron master & Sarah, his wife of Philadelphia

Charles Reeves, of Philadelphia

1/31/1833

8/45 parts of 137a + 7a + 17a + 9a + 5a + 83a

$11,685 54c

H4-51; 137a including Grist Mill, Saw Mill, Rolling and Slitting mill,

Benjamin & Abigail Reeves, Charles Reeves, David & Clarissa Reeves, Joseph & Grace Whitaker, Hannah Leaming

Frederick Yost

4/13/1833

106a 26p

$3,715

H4-192; see George Thompson tract for continuation

Hannah Leaming, executor of the will of Furman Leaming

Benjamin, David, & Charles Reeves, and Joseph Whitaker

3/8/1834

1/5 part of 137a (minus 67.75a sold to Thomas Mason) + 7a + 9a + 5a + 83a + 17a (remainder of 132a 129p) + 147a 136p + 5a 16p + 9.75a + 6.5a + 48p + 1a 90p

$8,500

I4-188

Frederick & Mary Yost

John Pyle

3/22/1834

14a + 66p

 

I4-263; see Tract A for disposition of land

David & Clara Reeves, Samuel & Margaret Reeves, Robert & Caroline Buck, Robert & Harriet Nichols, Samuel & Sarah Whitaker

Phoenix Iron Company

4/16/1856

258a 143p with exceptions

$800 (exact amount unclear)

D6-228

Branch A John Pyle

Frederick & Mary Yost

John Pyle

3/22/1834

14a + 66p

$864 75c

I4-263

Branch B Thomas Mason properties

Jesse Sharp, sheriff (debt of Thomas Mason)

Joseph Osborne

1/3/1825

122a + 8a 30p

$9,480

X3-420 (including tavern)

WesternPhoenixville

Branch B.1

Joseph & Elizabeth Osborne

Joseph Buckwalter

4/5/1831

8a 30p, part of X3-420

$600

D4-525

Branch B.2

Joseph Osborne

Harriet & John Morris, and Samuel Milligan

3/31/1846

21a 128p, part of X3-420

$1,678 60c

C5-385

Branch B.3

Joseph Osborne

Nicholas Bean & Lewis Ulman

3/31/1846

21a 66p, part of X3-420

$3,211 87c

E5-100

Nicholas & Mary Bean

Lewis & Eleanor Ullman

3/27/1848

1a 51p (Nicholas Bean) + 3a 15p (Lewis Ullman)

 

U5-310; deed of partition

Nicholas & Mary Ann Bean and Lewis & Eleanor Ulman

Joseph, George, & Benjamin Funk

3/31/1849

20,200 sq ft

$190

M5-56

Branch B.4

Joseph Osborne

Frederick Yost

5/22/1846

83a 107p, part of X3-420

$5,488 46c

D5-198

Jesse Finkliner & Casper Francis, executors of the will of Frederick Yost

James Mellon

4/2/1849

80a 67p

$4,875

L5-284; 'Fountain Inn Property'

James & Esther Mellon

Lewis Roberts

3/29/1859

52a 20p, part of 80a 67p

$10,000

K6-500; Fountain Inn

Lewis & Sarah Roberts

Daniel Latshaw & Mahlon Miller

4/3/1869

52a 20p

$11,205

Q7-115; Fountain Inn