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Table H - Henry John & Nathan Evans Purchases

(Samuel Davis Farm)

Note: in these deed histories distances are quoted in perches (p) of length 16.5 feet. Areas are quoted in acres (a) and square perches (p). There are 160 square perches to an acre. In a few cases roods (a quarter of an acre) are also used.

 

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Powell

Henry John

 

 

 

Deed not found; northeast corner of David Powell's 1340 acres. Part of Meredith patent. See Table G

Nathan Evans

 

1739

 

 

Road document

Henry John

 

1739

 

 

Road document

Henry John

 

1739

 

 

Last entry in tax returns

Nathan Evans

 

1760

100a

 

Tax; not in previous tax lists

Nathan Evans

 

1765

100a

 

Tax; uncultivated land

Griffith John

Samson Davis

1767

100a

 

Not cited.  Griffith John died 1753.  Grandson?

Samson Davis

 

1767

100a

 

tax

Nathan Evans

Samson Davis

1768

100a

 

Not cited

Samuel & Thomas Jones

 

2/28/1769

100a

 

Pennsylvania Gazette

Samson & Mary Davis

Margaret Williams

8/14/1770

200a

£250

R-167 Mortgage

R-167

Samson Davis

Heirs

1771

 

 

Phila. adm. #27

Adm. of S. Davis

Edward Jones

9/17/1771

200a

 

Orphans Court #7-122 & 112.  Not completed.

Sarah Davis, Samuel & Richard Miles (admin. of Samson Davis)

 

10/3/1771

200a

 

Pennsylvania Gazette

Samuel Miles

Samuel Brown

11/28/1774

200a

 

unrecorded

Samuel & Ann Brown

Samuel Miles

3/4/1775

200a

 

A1-263 Mortgage; satisfied 5/19/1795

Samuel Brown

Estate

1778

 

 

Phila. Will #78; Executors Ann and John Brown

Sheriff

John Brown

8/29/1783 or 6/10/1785

200a

£900 + interest + 72s damages

Z-176

Sheriff  (estate of Samuel Brown; suite of Samuel Miles)

John Brown

1/24/1783

200a

 

Sheriff’s deed 1-12

Sheriff (suite of Jeremiah Warder, Jeremiah Parker & Richard Parker)

John Brown

1/30/1786

200a

 

Sheriff’s deed 1-20

Samuel Miles

John Brown

3/22/1795

 

 

Power of Attorney; Letters of Attorney A1-235

John Brown

 

1798

208a

 

Glass tax.  Only one stone house

John Brown snr.

Estate

6/7/1823
Will dated 4/27/1823

4 lots: 33a, 69a, 10a, 8a 24p. Knox’s Quarters farm ~110a

 

Estate #7294 4 lots to John Brown jr.  Rest to Jane Evans (daughter)

John Brown jr.

Estate

6/7/1823

 

 

Estate #7295.  Land to children John R. Brown, Elizabeth Beaver and Mary Ann Brown

John R. Brown

died

~1839

 

 

Quoted in deed D6-17

Jane Evans

Henry T. Evans

3/14/1846

8a

$538

G5-514; see William Standly tract

Jane Evans & children

Charles H. Rogers

3/28/1854

148a 20a

$11,094 27c

V5-298

V5-298

Samuel Beaver & wife and Mary A. Brown

Charles H. Rogers

3/29/1854

33a & 8a 60p

 

W5-129

W5-129

Samuel Beaver & wife and Mary A. Brown

Daniel Hitner & James Robinson

4/5/1854

56a 52p (69a in will)

$7716 52c

D6-17; mentions minerals & mines

D6-17

Charles H. Rogers

Morton Albertson

3/27/1855

148a 20p, 33a, 8a 60p

$24,000

H6-423

Morton Albertson

Evans Kendall

3/28/1859

31a 83p

$2332 39c

K6-566 part of H6-423

K6-566

Morton Albertson

Henry Riehle

8/31/1859

37a 97p (all #2 and part #1)
8a 30p (#3)

 

N6-100

M. Albertson

 

1860

 

 

Maxwell’s Quarters; Kennedy’s map of  Chester County

J. Cleaver

 

1860

 

 

Knox’s Quarters; Kennedy’s map of  Chester County

Catherine Riehle

Richard Peterson

1/26/1869

37a 97p & 8a 30p

$10,500

S7-86

Richard Peterson

 

1873

 

 

Witmer’s atlas; farm above Yellow Springs Road

Mrs Mary W. Jones

 

1873

 

 

Witmer’s atlas; Knox’s quarters

Richard Peterson

 

1883

45a 3r 37p

 

Breou’s atlas; farm west side Valley Creek

Mrs Mary W. Jones

 

1883

112a 3r 31p

 

Breou’s atlas; Knox’s quarters

James Robinson

 

1883

36a 1r 12p

 

Breou’s atlas; west of Fatland Ford Road, north of 252

Evan Kendall

 

1883

31a 2r 3p

 

Breou’s Atlas; west of 252

Breou-NE

Richard Peterson & wife Almira

George Peterson

9/24/1885

37a 97p & 8a 30p

$10,000

B10-41 

George Peterson

Almira Peterson

9/24/1885

37a 97p & 8a 30p

$10,000

B10-43

Richard Peterson & wife Almira

Jane McNeely & Hattie Baird

5/12/1886

Messuage & 2 tracts

$10,000

C10-230

Jane I. McNeely et al

 

1893

 

 

Park map; Maxwell’s quarters

Mary W. Jones

 

1893

 

 

Park map; north and east of 252 (does not show south of 252)

R. T. Robinson

 

1893

 

 

Park map; west of Fatland Ford Road, north of 252

Robert & Jane McNeely & Hattie Baird

Amanda Mathews

12/14/1893

37a 97p & 8a 30p

$19,000

K11-10

E. J. Matthews

 

1897

185+a

 

Atlas

Estate of Joseph Robinson

 

1897

not given

 

Atlas

 

 

 

 

 

Properties joined

Frederick Mathews & Francis Ranle, execs.

P. C. Knox

8/7/1903

256.029a

 

I12-449 very complex description in both Tredyffrin and Schuylkill townships.

Philander Knox

 

1912

265 acres

 

Atlas

Philander Knox

Rebekah Tindle-Knox

10/12/1921

 

 

Will (Allergany county) 168-486

Rebekeh K. Tindle-Knox

 

1933

245a

 

Map

Rebekah Tindle

James & Rob Tindle

 

 

 

 

James R. & Rebekah Knox Tindle

I. Clarence Pennington

5/23/1935

32.97a

$1

D19-266

I. Clarence Pennington

Moncure & Brenda Biddle

5/23/1935

32.97a

$1

D19-267

Image D19-267 not found

Moncur & Brenda Biddle

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

10/28/1936

32.97a

$1

U19-286

James & Rob Tindle

Comm. Of PA

7/14/1965

221a

 

Misc. 165-107, 270, 271. 356. Misc. 41

Frances Ligget et al

United States of America

2/22/1978

65.49a

$670,000

T52-393; special warantee deed; Sterling's Quarters

 

Pennsylvania Gazette 2/28/1769

TO BE SOLD. A valuable Plantation, situate in Tredyffrin township, Chester County, adjoining lands of John Havard, Rev. William Curry, and others, containing 100 acres, more or less, of good limestone land, with Conveniency of erecting Water Works, as the Valley Creek runs through the same.  Any Person inclining to purchase the same, may apply to SAMUEL or THOMAS JONES, near the said premises and know the terms.  Also the Plantation whereon the said Thomas Jones now lives.

R-167 Beginning at a corner of John Havard’s land, thence by a line of marked trees and the same land WSW 140 perches to a post, thence by said Havard’s land and other land NNW 170 perches to a post, thence by vacant land ENE 203 perches to a post near a small hickory sapling, thence by reputed vacant land SSE 154 perches to a post in the reputed land of Lewis Walker, thence by same land WSW 63 perches to a post, being a corner of the reputed Lewis Walker’s land, thence SSE16 perches to the beginning.

Pennsylvania Gazette: By order of the Orphan’s Court, on Friday, the 25th October instant, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, will be exposed to sale by public vendue, on the premises, that valuable plantation, on which Samson Davis lately dwelt, situate in the township of Tredyffrin, in Chester county, adjoining lands of John Havard, Samuel Havard, the Rev. William Curry, and others, containing about 200 acres of extraordinary good- limestone land, about 100 acres cleared, the greatest part has been cleared within last five years, the remainder well timbered, about 20 acres of choice meadow may be made, with little expense, the timber being cut off, and part already in grass, and may all be watered, being so situated that the Valley creek, which runs through the plantation, may easily be turned over the whole; also a conveniency for erecting agrist mill, or any other water works, with plenty of water in the driest seasons. There are on the premises, a large new stone dwelling-house and kitchen, a stone spring-house over a spring of good water, also a log dwelling-house not quite finished, built over a large spring of excellent water, a log barn, stables etc. The purchaser on paying one half of the purchase money immediately, may have sufficient time for payment of the remainder, with interest, and giving security, if required.
All persons indebted to the estate of Samson David, on bond, note, or book, are hereby notified, that unless they pay the same
on or before the 25th inst. October, they may expect to be sued without further  notice. Sarah Davis, Samuel Miles,
Richard Miles Administrators

Z-176 Messuage, tenement, plantation.  Bounded by Mount Joy road and lands of the late John Haverd, Lewis Walker, Samuel Havard, Nathan Evans and Daniel Walker.

W5-129 Samuel Beaver & wife and Mary A. Brown to Charles H. Rogers

Beginning at a Corner adjoining land late the property of Jacob Vodges and land of Thomas Walker thence by said Walkers land S26½ºE 113 perches to a Corner or to the Middle of Valley Creek thence down the middle of said creek several courses thereof to the breadth of the Dam thence leaving the said creek and extending along a ditch now made by several courses thereof to the Middle of a Road leading across the said creek thence along the middle of said road towards the creek so far as to be in a line with a post fence extending down the creek thence along said fence to where the spring run from John Brown Jr’s (?) dwelling crosses the said fence or where it empties into the creek thence down the middle of the Creek several courses thereof to the line of the late Vodges thence S62¾ºW 49.8 perches to the beginning.
Containing 33 acres.
& Beginning at the edge of Valley Creek on a line of the other land of said John Brown thence by said land S62½ºW 50 perches to a stake and stone heap at a corner of land sold to Horatio Dade thence by the same N73º20’E 54 perches to the edge of said Valley Creek and thence by the edge thereof following several courses of the same to the beginning.
Containing 8 acre 60 perches. See deed plan.

 

Table H.1 Bean tracts

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Rogers excrs.

Joshua Zimmerman

1/7/1841

12a 50p
 4 tracts

$1470.32

C5-490

Joshua Zimmerman

H. & B.F. Bean

4/1/1874

5a 35p, 27¼a,7a 18p, and 12a 50p

$4,000

S8-56a

Sheriff

George W. Bean

3/29/1880

15 lots, first 4 as above: 5a, 129p, 67p, 3a 109p, 4a, 5a, 2.5a, 120p, 0.5a, 20a 74p, and 5?a 152p

$690

G9-552


S8-56 All those four several tracts, pieces, or lots of land situated, bounded, & described as follows Viz.

One of them in Tredyffrin. 

a) Beginning at a corner of land sold by assignees of the estate of John Rogers to William Hoffman, thence by the same N73º20’E 43.48 perches to a stone heap and stake at another corner of said land, thence by the next hereinafter described lot S17ºE 20 perches to a stone heap and stake, thence by land sold to William Richardson S73º20’W 40.7 perches to a stone and stone heap, and thence by land in dispute between said assignees and Thomas Walker N25 & 26ºW 19.9 perches to the place of beginning.

b) In Tredyffrin.  Beginning at a corner of land sold by the said assignees to John Brown at the edge of Valley Creek, thence by said land S73º20’W 20.3 perches to a stone and stone heap at a corner of land sold to Horatio Wade, thence by same N23½ºW 10.8 perches to a stone heap and stake, thence by land sold to Thomas Walker N10½ºW 23.06 perches to a hickory, thence by land sold to John Maxwell N42¼ºW 10.16 perches to a stake and stone heap at a corner of land sold to William Richardson herein before mentioned , thence N17ºW 72 perches to a stake and stone heap, thence by the herein after next described lot N73º20’E 56 perches to the edge of said Valley Creek, thence by same following the courses thereof to the place of beginning.

c) Beginning at the edge of Valley Creek thence by the next preceding described lot S73º20’W 56 perches to a stake and stone heap, thence by the following herein described lot N73º20’E 43 perches to the edge of Valley Creek, and thence by edge of same following the courses to the place of beginning.

In Schuylkill.  Beginning at the edge of Valley Creek, thence by the ? herein described  lot and by land sold to Joshua Malin S73º20’W 71.1 perches to a stone heap and stake, thence by land sold to John Maxwell N17ºW 33.4 perches to a stake and stone heap, thence by land sold to James Davis N73º20’E 41.2 perches to the edge of Valley Creek, and thence by edge of said creek following the courses thereof to the place of beginning.

 

G9-552

  1. In Schuylkill. Bounded by lands of Samuel Davis, Peter Suplee, David Conrad, and Abraham Brower.

  2. In Schuylkill. Messuage and lot of land bounded by lands of Ezekiel Brower and Nutts Road.

  3. In Schuylkill. Messuage and lot of land bounded by lands of Evan Vanderslice, Sarah Purdy died, Charles Adanic and other.

  4. In Schuylkill. Lot of land bounded by lands of Nicholas Bean, John Showalter, Robert Jones and others.

  5. In Schuylkill. Lot of land bounded by lands of Matthew Ross, Nicholas Bean, and first above described tract.

  6. In Schuylkill. Lot of land bounded by lands of E. F. Pennypacker, Nicholas Bean, the Bilton line and others.

  7. In Tredyffrin. Lot of land bounded by lands of Ezekiel Bowers, Phoenix Iron Company, and others.

  8. In Schuylkill. Lot of land bounded by lands of Ezekiel Bowers, Joseph. Funk, and others.

  9. In Tredyffrin. Lot of land bounded by lands of Joseph Funk, and other lands of H. & B.F. Bean, E. F. Pennypacker, the Bilton line.

  10. In Charlestown. Messuage and lot of land bounded by lands of John Williamson, Joseph & Benjamin Funk, and John Woseler(?).

  11. In Schuylkill. Half interest in lot of land bounded by lands of William Serou(?) Mining Co., Stewart’s land, Thomas Vanderslice, and Caster’s land.

Table H.2 McQuiston tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

McQuiston

 

 

 

 

R24-386

 

 

2022

10.6a

 

GIS database tax parcel 43-5-4

Table H.3 tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Corona Machemer

 

 

 

 

O37-565

 

 

2022

5.5a

 

GIS database tax parcel 43-5-6

Table H.4 tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

McQuiston

 

 

 

 

R24-386

 

 

2022

5.1a

 

GIS database tax parcel 43-5-7

Table H.5 tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H36-886

 

 

2022

2.9a

 

GIS database tax parcel 43-5-8

Table H.6 tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

McQuiston

 

 

 

 

C36-220

 

 

2022

2.2a

 

GIS database tax parcel 43-5-8.1

Table H.7 tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S37-1085

 

 

2022

1,3a

 

GIS database tax parcel 43-5-9.1 This tract is incorrectly located on the GIS map