Charlestown

Table 2 - Forge Tracts


Upper Forge

Contents



Branch A - Charlestown township (Part of Manor of Bilton)

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Parry

John Jones

11/15/1739

526a

 

G-226; see below for 280 of the 526 acres; see Table 2 for another 201 acres.

G-226

G-226 Deed. On 15 Nov 1739 John Parry of Haversford, Esq. & Hannah his wife, to John Jones of Charlestown, yeoman. Whereas William Penn by deed dated 23 Oct 1681, granted to William Lowther & Margaret Lowther a tract of 5000 acres, recorded in Philadelphia, Book G, vol 2, Page 109. Whereas William Lowther died, John Nichols & Margaret his wife, the only daughter of Margret who survived the said William Lowther, by deed dated 24 Sep 1731 granted 5000 acres to Joseph Stanwix. Joseph Stanwix by deed dated 14 Jan 1731 granted 5000 acres to John Simpson, recorded Book F, vol 5, Page 557. Whereas William Penn by deed dated 23 Oct 1681 granted to John Lowther & Ann Sharlot Lowther 5000 acres in the province. Whereas Ann Sharlot died intestate & without issue, John Lowther by deed dated 13 Aug 1731 granted to Joseph Turner the 5000 acres. By virtue of a warrant 4,920 acres was laid out John Simpson called Bilton Manor & by virtue of another warrant 4,920 acres was laid out to Joseph Turner. Whereas 1/2 of the said Bilton Manor was resurveyed & was bounded by the Schuylkill River, Valley Creek, the manor called Mount Joy, land formerly of Charles Pickering & Company & land of William Moore containing 2850 acres. Whereas John Simpson by deed dated 9 Mar 1737 granted to William Allen a half part of Bilton Manor containing 2850 acres & whereas Joseph Turner deed dated 23 Feb 1736 granted to William Allen all the last mentioned 5000 acres. William Allen & Margaret his wife by deed dated 25 July 1739 granted to John Parry a tract of 2850 acres, recorded in Chester, Book F, vol 6, Page 4. Now John Parry & Hannah his wife for £95 granted to John Jones a tract in Charlestown bounded by Valley Creek, land of Thomas James & Company, Widow Mathias & Schuylkill River, containing 526 acres being part of the Manor of Bilton. Signed John Parry & Hannah Parry. Delivered in the presence of John Parry, Jr. & Richard Jones. Recorded 15 Jan 1747/8.

John Jones & Jane his wife

Stephen Evans, Daniel Waler (sic), & Joseph Williams

12/16/1742

100a (part of 526a)

£35

F-326; also Phila. G5-130 -137; A tract in Charlestown bounded by Valley Creek & Philadelphia Road. See Table 1 for previous deed history

F-326

John Jones & Jane his wife

Stephen Evans, Daniel Waler (sic), & Joseph Williams

12/18/1742

101a (part of 526a)

£41

F-332; A tract in Charlestown bounded by land of David Mathias, Nathaniel Davis, John Thomas, & Jenkin Thomas, Griffith John, & other land of John Jones. See Table 1 for previous deed history

F-332

John Jones

Arnst Rafe Snider

12/30/1747

280a

 

G-230; see James White tract

G-230

Branch B - Upper Merion township

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proprietors of Pennsylvania (James & William Logan)

Stephen Evans & Daniel Walker

2/3/1741

175a

 

Philadelphia deed G3-97

Stephen Evans & Daniel Walker

Isaac Walker

12/13/1742

175a

 

Philadelphia deed G5-130

Isaac Walker

Stephen Evans, Daniel Walker & Joseph Williams

12/18/1742

175a

 

Philadelphia deed G5-133; Joseph Williams added to the deed

Branch B.1 - Cotton Mill, Dewees - Potts House, & Surrounding area

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles H. Rogers

 

1883

 

 

Breou’s atlas

Estate of J. B. Carter

 

1893?

75a

 

Haupt & Franklin plan

Julius Wellner

Thomas & Anna Maria Cutler

10/19/1906

 

 

Mont. 563-108

Julius Wellner

Thomas & Anna Maria Cutler

7/15/1908

 

 

Mont. 596-385

Thomas & Anna Maria Cutler

William & Ebenezer Lund

11/2/1908

 

 

Lease. Trading as William Lind & Son, 2nd & Erie Streets, Camden

Thomas Cutler

 

1912

75a

 

Map

Thomas & Anna Maria Cutler

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

4/24/1916

69a+

$14,000

 

Thomas & Anna Maria Cutler

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

7/15/1918

 

$10,000

Potts-Dewees House

Thomas & Anna Maria Cutler

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

3/1/1919

 

$20,000

Overlaps purchase from Robert H. Hey 0.149a; Mill

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equitable Trust

Thomas & Anna Maria Cutler

20/4/1911

 

 

 

Thomas & Anna Maria Cutler

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

1/24/1916

1+ a

$5,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edward J. McC White

Thomas & Anna Maria Cutler

6/6/1918

 

 

Mont. 770-306

Thomas & Anna Maria Cutler

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

10/27/1923

 

$2,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Branch B.2

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

John & Rebecca Rogers

George W. Hill & Jason Waters

5/7/1836

113a 11p

$37,500

Mont. 52-565 and Chester County deed N4-100. Description: messuages, tenements, factories, and mills.

Sheriff (estate of George W. Hill)

Samuel Harvey

6/13/1841

113a

 

Mont. 59-527

Samuel Harvey

Charles H. Rogers, gentleman of Valley Forge

7/18/1844

 

$30,000

Mont. 67-116 and Chester County deed B5-324

Charles H. Rogers

Sarah Shaw

5/22/1868

50a

 

Mont. 160-161

John A. Shaw, exec. of Sarah Shaw

Thomas Kendall

5/7/1903

145p

 

Mont. 502-115

Thomas Kendall

David Vorhees

5/2/1908

145p

 

Mont. 591-330

David Vorhees

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

8/30/1923

 

 

Mont. 1046-403

Q8-300 Ross 1883

Branch C - Charlestown and Upper Merion townships

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

Pennsylvania Gazette

 

9/26/1751

2/3 of 375 acres

 

200 acres from Branch A (part of Manor of Bilton) and 175 acres from Branch B (Upper Merion)

Pennsylvania Gazette 9/26/1751 On the 7th day of the 8th month, commonly called October, will be sold by auction, or public vendue, by the subscribers, 2/3 of about 375 acres of land, joining and near the mouth of Valley Creek and Schuylkill, most of it uncleared; with 2/3rds of a forge or iron works with the said land, also 2/3rds of a sawmill on the said premises. The said forge and sawmill stand on a very convenient place for custom and timber; and both stand to a public road leading to Philadelphia. Any person or persons inclining to purchase the above premises, by applying to the subscribers, may know the terms of sale before, or at the day of sale. The title is indisputable. Stephen Evans and Joseph Williams

Joseph Williams

John Wilkinson

2/1/1753

1/3 of 100a & 101a

£200

H-518; mortgage

Daniel Walker

Abraham Williams

2/10/1755

1/3 of 175a?

 

?

Abraham Williams & Daniel Walker

Henry Pawling

7/12/1755

100a, 101a, & 175a (one third part)

£100

K-91; mortgage

Sheriff (Joseph Williams having not paid mortgage)

John Potts

2/15/1757

100a & 101a (one third part)

£57

K-367

Sheriff (Estate of Joseph Williams)

John Potts

3/11/1757

1/3 of 175a

 

Philadelphia Sheriff’s deed A1-205

Abijah & Mary Stephens (executors of Stephen Evans)

John Potts

3/12/1757

1/3 of 175a

 

Philadelphia deed I6-228?

Sheriff (estate of Abraham Williams)

John Potts

2/20/1758

1/3 of 175a

 

Philadelphia Sheriff’s deed A1-243

Sheriff (Benjamin Davis; Abraham Williams having not paid mortgage)

John Potts

5/12/1759

1/3 of 100a, & 101a

 

L-277

L-277 Sheriff’s deed. On 12 May 1759 Benjamin Davis, Sheriff of Chester County to John Potts of the City of Philadelphia, Esquire. Henry Pawling in the Court of Common Pleas recovered against Abraham Williams of Upper Merion in the County of Philadelphia, shopkeeper, a debt of £350 & 72 shillings damages to be levied on the lands of Abraham Davis in the County of Chester. Benjamin Davis, sheriff, for £42 granted to John Potts one full equal & undivided third part of land late of John Jones, the Philadelphia Road containing 100 acres & the other tract bounded by land of David Mathias, Nathaniel Davis, John Thomas, Jenkin Thomas, Griffith John & land late of John Jones containing 101 acres. Signed Benjamin Davis, sheriff. Delivered in the presence of E. Price & John Kerlin. Recorded 3 July 1759.

John Potts, sr.

John Potts, jr.

3/24/1768

350a

 

Philadelphia deed I6-228?

John Potts, jr.

Joseph Potts

5/20/1768

Part of 350a

 

Philadelphia deed I6-231

Joseph Potts

Amos Strettell

9/7/1769

175a, 100a, 101a & 51a 148p

 

Q-250, mortgage, forge, sawmill, & grist mill (both Chester and Montgomery counties)

Joseph Potts

David Potts

9/13/1773

½ of 326a

 

Montgomery deed 65-55

Joseph Potts

William Dewees

1773

 

 

Deed not found; quoted in Rhodes et al

Joseph Potts

Isaac Potts

9/30/1773

 

 

Montgomery deed 3-416 (not in Chester County) - see Branch C.1

David & Mary Potts

Jacob Paul

10/1/1796

9a 113p

 

Q2-226; Valley Creek Meadow (Chester County), see Branch E.2

David & Mary Potts

Peter Rapp

12/7/1797

43a 122p

£261 5s

P2-597; see Branch E.3

David Potts

Charles, Sarah, James, & Benezet Potts, Harriett Brooke

1798

 

 

Died; estate split between 5 children

Mary Potts, widow; Charles Potts and Margaret, his wife; Joseph Potts and Sarah, his wife; James Potts; Harriet Potts and Benezet Potts

Jacob Vanderslice

8/30/1798

37a 135p

£321 13s 5d

Y3-452; see Branch E.4

Estate of David Potts

 

1799

400a

 

Tax return; Log Dwelling house 25' x 22'; Slittin (sic) Mill

Charles Potts

Margaret (wife) & Hartley (son) Potts

c. 1800

 

 

will dated 10/21/1800

James Potts

Joseph Potts

10/21/1800

1/5th

 

Montgomery deed 14-322

 

 

4/20/1796

 

 

Montgomery deed 65-88

Benezet Potts

Joseph Potts

5/15/1803

1/5th

 

Montgomery deed 16-176 or 17-167

Mary, Joseph, Sarah, Ress, and Harriett Brooke

Samuel Hockley

12/26/1805

Messuages, forge, and slitting mill

$18,000

A3-410

Samuel Hockley

Joseph Potts

12/27/1805

811¾a & 131a 82p

$18,000

A3-416

Joseph & Sarah Potts

Samuel P. Broome

7/12/1806

~400a

$12,500

B3-49; see Branch C.5

Joseph & Sarah Potts

Ralph Peacock

7/12/1806

321a forge & slitting mill

 

C3-133; Montgomery & Chester Counties (Montgomery 23-11)

Together with the full, free and uninterrupted use, benefit and of command of the aforesaid dam and water course mentioned and described in the conveyance from Philip Shambough and wife to David Potts [deed not found] and all other rights and privileges in the said deed mentioned.

ALSO the free and common use and privileges of the said way or road from the said mills to the River Schuylkill and of a landing thereof for any articles whatsoever (except for wheat and flour which are entirely prohibited from being brought to the said landing and landed thereon) at all times hereafter as the same hath heretofore been or can be used or enjoyed by the owners or occupiers of the hereby granted premises.

C3-153

Ralph & Mary Peacock

George Suckley

10/17/1807

336a

$6,970

C3-138 (Montgomery 25-123)

George & Catharine Suckley

Rebecca Robbins

2/25/1808

366a

$22,000

C3-139 (Montgomery 25-125)

Rebecca Robbins

Jacob Vogdees

3/10/1814

321a & 15a

$22,000

M4-247 (Montgomery N30-150)

M4-247a

Jacob & Mary Vogdees

John Rogers & Joshua Malin

3/10/1814

113a 104p

$25,750

K3-422 & Montgomery deed 30-587

Mont30-587

John & Rebecca Rogers, Joshua (iron master) & Catharine Malin

James Davis

9/25/1815

95p

$150

L3-518; part of K3-422; see Branch E.5

Joshua & Catharine Malin

John Rogers

4/1/1816

1/2 part of 113a

$20,000

K3-540

John Rogers

Geo. W. Hill & Jason Waters

5/7/1836

113a

$37,500

N4-100 & Mont. 52-565

John Rogers of Sadsbury

 

1838

 

 

died intestate

Charles & Rebecca Rogers, administrators of the estate of John Rogers of Sadsbury

Joshua Zimmerman

1/7/1841

5a 35p + 27.25a + 7a 18p (Tredyffrin) + 12a 50p (Charlestown, sic)

$2,205 48c

C5-490

Joshua & Margetta Zimmerman

H. & B. F. Bean

4/1/1874

5a 35p + 27.25a + 7a 18p + 12a 50p

$4,000

S8-56

S8-56

James McFarlan, Sheriff, debt of H. & B. F. Bean to Nicholas Bean (deceased)

George W. Bean

3/29/1880

7a 18p (tract #4)

 

G9-552; see Bean purchase and sales

George W. & Annie Bean

Benjamin Franklin Fisher

6/19/1901

7a 109.75p

$192 15c

E11-451

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Hill

Jason Waters

1839

113a

$15,000

Mortgage; quotes various pieces of equipment for cotton processing

Sheriff (estate of Geo. W. Hill)

Samuel Harvey

6/13/1841

113a

 

Mont. 59-527

Samuel Harvey

Charles H. Rogers

7/18/1844

 

 

Mont. 67-116

Charles H. Rogers

 

1851

 

 

map

Charles H. Rogers

 

1873

 

 

Witmer’s atlas

Charles H. Rogers

 

1883

 

 

Breou’s atlas

Branch D - Grist Mill & Washington’s Headquarters, Montgomery County

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Potts

Isaac Potts

9/30/1773

 

 

Montgomery deed 3-416 (not in Chester County)

Isaac Potts

Benjamin Rowland

12/31/1784

1/8 of 105a

 

Mont. 65-68

Isaac Potts

Norris Jones

12/31/1784

3/8 of 105a

 

Mont. 65-59

Benjamin Rowland

Norris Jones

9/1/1787

1/8 of 105a

 

Mont. 65-78

Norris Jones

 

9/2/1787

 

 

died

Isaac & Martha Potts

Jacob Paul, miller

12/16/1793

½ of 105a

 

Montgomery deed 9-243; quoted in O4-482

Thomas Harrison & Isaac Lloyd, executors of the will of Norris Jones

Jacob Paul, miller

4/1/1795

½ of 105a

 

Messuage, grist mill and land in Upper Merion. Montgomery deed 9-2115; quoted in O4-482

David & Mary Potts

Jacob Paul

10/1/1796

9a 113p

 

Q2-226; Valley Forge meadow

Q2-226

Jacob Paul

Joseph Paul, son

3/8/1806 (will); 4/10/1814 (probate?)

115a

 

died; Mill & Plantation of 115a to my son. Will Phila. #144

Joseph Paul of Germantown and Elizabeth, his wife

Joseph Thomas of Northern Liberites, Doctor of Physick

1/30/1826

105a + 9a

$10,000

O4-482 (and Mont. 54-101), includes Grist Mill

O4-482

Joseph Thomas of Northern Liberites and Mary, his wife

James Jones

8/19/1826

114a 115p

$10,000

O4-485 (and Mont. 54-105

James Jones

Nathaniel, John & Caleb Jones, Hannah Ogden, Ann Chrisman

Probate 7/30/1849

 

 

died; Mont. will 9-52

John P. Jones

Nathaniel, & Caleb Jones, Hannah Ogden, Ann Chrisman

10/13/1852

65a 62p

$2,000

Miscellaneous 8-60; Montgomery 85-398; release

Misc8-60

George & Ann Chrisman

Nathaniel, & Caleb Jones, Hannah Ogden

12/29/1852

65a 62p

$2,500

Miscellaneous 8-61; Montgomery 85-400. Release

 

Reading railroad

1854

 

 

pump house

 

Reading railroad

1855

 

 

reservoir

Caleb Jones

Nathaniel Jones & Hannah Ogden

6/16/1865 (will)

 

 

died; Mont. Will 11-258

Nathaniel and Elizabeth Jones & Hannah Ogden

Isaiah Knauer

4/4/1870

4a 83p

 

X7-312; mill

X7-312

Nathaniel & Elizabeth Jones

Hannah Ogden

1/13/1871

½ part of 94.5p

$1

V7-125

Isaiah Knauer’s Paper Mill

 

1873

 

 

Witmer’s atlas

Isaiah Knauer

Matthias Pennypacker

6/20/1876

2a 46p

$12,000

U8-176

Jacob Tyson, sheriff, debt of Matthias Pennypacker

John Hoy

3/6/1880

2a 46p

$10,000

L9-58; paper mill, water power & machinery; Samuel Clugston tennant

Hannah Ogden

 

8/14/1882 (probate)

 

 

died

American Palm Pulp Paper Co.

 

1883

 

 

Breou’s atlas

Branch D.1 Washington’s Headquarters

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Jones

Ann Jones, wife

7/30/1849

 

 

RW3209 & OC9388

Ann Jones

Hannah Ogden

9/23/1850

½ of 2a

 

Mont. 77-632

Hannah Ogden

William Holstein for the Centennial and Memorial Association

5/1/1879

22a(?)

 

Mont. 252-83; Washington’s HQ; see Valley Forge - Making and Remaking a National Symbol by Lorett Treese

Hannah Ogden

William Holstein

2/4/1880

1a

 

Mont. 252-88

William Holstein

Centennial and Memorial Association

11/9/1886

1a

 

Mont. 306-67

Centennial and Memorial Association

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

6/1905

 

 

Condemnation

Branch D.2

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles H. Rogers

Sarah Shaw

5/22/1868

50a

 

Mont. 160-161

Mrs. S. A. Shaw

 

1883

 

 

Breou’s atlas

John H. Shaw, exec of Sarah Shaw

Thomas Kendall

5/7/1903

145p

 

Mont. 502-115

Thomas Kendall

David Vorhees

5/2/1908

145p

 

Mont. 591-330

David Vorhees

Comm. of PA

8/30/1923

 

 

Mont. 1046-403

Branch E - Charlestown/Schuylkill townships

Branch E.1 Southern Part of Forge tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph & Sarah Potts

Samuel P. Broome

7/12/1806

~400a

$12,500

B3-49

B3-49

John Smith, Marshall by writ of the President of the United States

Jacob Vogdes

4/29/1808

400a

 

US Circuit Court, District of Pennsylvania deed G-412; quoted in F3-494

Jacob Vogdes of Philadelphia (house carpenter)

Jacob Taylor of Charlestown

6/8/1808

16a 38p

$983

C3-368; see Branch E.1.1 for continuation

C3-368

Jacob & Mary Vogdes

Matthias Fitzgerald

4/5/1811

3a

$247 18.5c

H3-144; see Branch C.5.2 for continuation

Jacob (house carpenter) & Mary Vogdes of Philadelphia

Joseph Barnes

4/2/1812

400a excepting 16a 38p and 3a

60 milled Spanish dollars per acre

F3-494; woodland

F3-494

Joseph & Ann Barnes of Philadelphia

 

1812 - 1816

 

 

for disposition see Joseph Barnes tract

Branch E.1.1

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Williamson, administrator of the estate of Jacob Taylor

Nicholas Bean

10/2/1841

16a 63p

$1,319 70c

U4-370

Nicholas & Mary Ann Bean

James McIntyre

5/15/1875

5a 27p

$500

Q8-300

James & Rebecca McIntyre

Benjamin F. Rossiter

3/29/1879

5a 27p

$500

C9-478

Benjamin F. Rossiter

Ellis Rossiter

3/29/1880

5a 27p

$700

K9-232

K9-232

Ellis Rossiter

 

1883

 

 

Breou’s atlas

Ellis Rossiter

George Lock

9/8/1885

5a 27p

$800

V9-365

George & Kate Lock

J. Ralph Aiman

10/18/1898

5a 27p

$1

V11-420

J. Ralph Aiman

Kate Lock

10/19/1898

5a 27p

$1

V11-421

George & Kate Lock

Mary Adams

11/8/1900

5a 27p

$1

D12-463

Mary Adams

George Lock

11/8/1900

5a 27p

$1

D12-462

Lock

 

1906

 

 

plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicholas & Mary Ann Bean

John Orner

12/1/1844

9a 117p

$194 62.5c

S7-540

S7-540

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicholas & Mary Ann Bean

John Fox

2/17/1848

1a 63p

$27 87c

G5-563, part of U4-470

Heirs of John Fox

Ann Fox

11/22/1879

1a 63p + 32.75p

$1 + natural love and affection

E9-53

Mrs Fox

 

1883

 

 

Breou’s atlas

Isaiah Knauer, administrator of the estate of Ann Fox

Ellen Evans Boyer & C. N. Frederick

5/4/1895

1a 63p + 32.75p

$275

P11-51

Frederick

 

1906

 

 

deed plan

William H. Walker, executor of the will of C. N. Frederick

Ellen Evans Boyer

4/8/1907

1a 63p + 32.75p

$55

I13-107

Branch E.1.2

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Alloway (not Molowny as in I3-40)

Matthias Fitzgerald

4/1/1808

10a 16p

£337 10s

H3-142; from Thomas Howell tract

Jacob & Mary Vodges

Matthias Fitzgerald

4/5/1811

3a

$247 18.5c

H3-144; from Branch C.5

Matthias (Cordwainer) & Sarah Fitzgerald of Charlestown

Joseph Kugler, millwright of Charlestown

3/20/1813

10a 16p + 3a 85p

$1,000

I3-40

I3-40

Adam & Elizabeth Renner

Joseph Kugler

11/29/1813

7a 105p

$183 75c

I3-335; see Thomas Howell tract for other Renner property and eventual sale to Philo Shelton

John & Rebecca McFarland

Joseph Kugler

4/20/1814

5a 75p

$575

M3-502

John Kugler and John Workizer, administrators of the estate of Joseph Kugler

Benjamin Cox of Upper Providence

4/1/1819

5a 70p

$288 19c

R3-515

Benjamin Cox

Abraham, Benjamin, & Sarah Cox

2/15/1847 (will)

 

 

died

Abraham & Mary Cox and William & Mary (nee Cox) Taylor

Benjamin Cox

2/1/1850

5a 70p

$200

L5-46

Benjamin & Elizabeth Cox

The Penn Mining & Smelting Co.

10/17/1850

5a 70p

$200 40c

M5-340

The Penn Mining & Smelting Co.

Nicholas Bean

11/21/1855

5a 70p

$135 94p

C9-90

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Ann & Henry Bean, Matthias Pennypacker, executors of the will of Nicholas Bean

Harriet Culp

12/23/1878

2a 140p, part of 5a 70p

$201 25c

I13-169

I13-169

Branch E.1.2.1

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Kugler & John Workizer, Administrators of the estate of Joseph Kugler

Thomas Rossiter of Tredyffrin

4/24/1819

21a 46p + 3 messuages

$1,300

U3-174

Thomas Rossiter

John Rossiter

4/9/1846

21a 65p

$1,500

D5-84

John M. Rossiter

David Kugler

4/1/1848

21a 65p

 

G5-214

David & Ann Kugler

Philo Shelton

4/5/1850

21a 65p

$2,500

L5-542

L5-542

Branch E.1.3

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Hughes

 

 

 

deed not found

John & Hannah Hughes

Job Eldridge

3/29/1825

 

 

quoted in K4-48; deed not found

Ezra Cope, Treasurer of Chester County

George G. Wersler

8/11/1828

2a

$4 75c

quoted in K4-48; deed poll for taxes

John G. & Maria Wersler

Job Eldridge

4/26/1834

6a

?

K4-48

Job & Jane Eldridge

Robert Jones

10/29/1834

6a

$58 50c

R4-673

Robert & Hannah Jones

Jacob Landis

4/9/1858

6a

$409

K6-194

Jacob & Hannah Landis

John Acker

3/21/1859

6a

$100

I6-392

J. Acker

 

1883

 

 

Breou’s atlas

John Acker

 

1888

 

 

died intestate

Jacob & Susannah Acker, Peter Acker, heirs of John Acker

Alice E. Fisher

8/7/1900

6a

$248 40c

T11-294

T11-294

Alice Fisher

C. Arthur Fisher

 

 

 

 

C. Arthur Fisher

Benjamin F. Fisher

9/21/1901

tract #2

 

G14-435

Branch E.1.4 - Schuylkill township Mill tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mill tract

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles H. Rogers

 

1883

16a (houses) + 11a

 

Schuylkill township tax return

Charles H. Rogers

Elizabeth H. Matthias, daughter

1886

15a, part of bequest

 

died

Elizabeth H. Matthias

Annie Levering Carter, daughter (wife of James B. Carter)

 

 

 

died

Annie Levering Carter

James B. Carter

8/7/1880 and 12/22/1891?

 

 

died

James B. Carter

Ella McKnight, daughter

3/16/1896 (probate)

 

 

Will; quoted in A13-99

 

 

 

 

 

 

J. Mitford Riddle, administrator of the estate of James B. Carter

Ferdinand Logan

12/27/1904

15a

$2,000

A13-99

Ferdinand & Bertha Logan

Anna S. Riddle

6/2/1905

15a

$2,000

A13-100

Carter

 

1906

 

 

deed plan

Anna S. Riddle

James W. Riddle (husband) in his lifetime, and then James Whitford, Anna Pearl, & Jean May Riddle (children)

4/26/1909

 

 

died

Anna Pearl Riddle, Jean May Buxton (nee Riddle)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

11/8/1919

13.63a

$10,500

P15-77

Riddle

 

10/19/1932

 

 

Plan by Jacob O. Clarke, Civil Engineer

Branch E.2 - Valley Creek Meadow

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

David & Mary Potts

Jacob Paul

10/1/1796

9a 113p

 

Q2-226; see Branch D for continuation

Q2-226

Hannah Ogden & Nathaniel Jones & wife

Sarah Miller

1/30/1874

7,740ft2

$450

N8-50, store

Hannah Ogden & Nathaniel Jones & wife

David Moyer, Anthony Conway, & John Blair, trustees of Camp 150 of the Patriotic Order of the Sons of America

1/30/1874

3,500ft2

$150

Q8-150, original POSA building

Store, POSA

N. Jones

 

1883

 

 

Breou’s atlas

Nathan H. Jones

Nicholas Bean

10/1/1889

2a 110p

$1,000

T10-132

Nicholas Bean

 

1890

 

 

died intestate

Mary (widow of Nicholas Bean) & Winfield Jarrett, Michael Towers, assignee of Mary Jane Bean (mother of Nicholas Bean)

Francis M. Bean

4/7/1900

2a 110p

 

B12-58

B12-58

Execs of Nathan Jones

Francis M. Bean

12/12/1901

4a 67¾p

$300

K12-195

Francis M. & Augusta Bean

Mortimer H. Binkley

12/28/1901

4a 67¾p

$300

L12-142

Francis M. Bean

 

1906

 

 

plan

Bean

 

1906

 

 

plan

Mortimer H. Binkley

 

4/1/1911

 

 

died

Milton Bickley, heir of Mortimer Binkley

Francis M. Bean

4/3/1913

13,080 ft2 + 4a 67¾p

$1 and other considerations

P14-61

Francis M. Bean

Michael Hackett

5/7/1913

½ part of 28,303 ft2 + 1a 99p + 13,080 ft2 +4a 67¾p

$1 and other considerations

Q14-117

Francis M. Bean & Michael Hackett

Phoenixville, Valley Forge, and Strafford Railway Co.

6/2/1915

4a

$25, agreed total cost of purchase $3975

Misc. #40-365; option agreement

Francis M. & Augusta R. Bean, Michael & Ella Hackett, The Phoenixville, Valley Forge and Strafford Electric Railway Company

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

2/27/1919

4.4235a

$4,800

H15-480

H15-480

 

 

 

 

 

 

S. Miller

 

1883

 

 

Breou’s atlas

Branch E.2.1 - Store

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah Ogden & Nathaniel Jones & wife

Sarah Miller

1/30/1874

7,740ft2

$450

N8-50, store

Sarah Miller

Mary Elizabeth Kay

1886

 

 

Bequest, will 5/8/1880; probate 1886

Gustav & Mary E. (nee Kay) Sommer

John H. Rowan

2/7/1887

7,740ft2

$375

D10-176

Nathan H. Jones

John H. Rowan

1/1/1889

2,370ft2

$60

O10-198

Store, POSA

John H. Rowan

wife & 4 children

 

 

 

died intestate

Charles L. & Ada R. (nee Rowan) Davis, George K. Rowan, May R. Bean (nee Rowan), widow

Eliza A. Rowan

5/9/1891

7,740ft2 + 2,370ft2

$1

W10-451. this is a 3/5th part.

Frank H. Rowan

Eliza A. Rowan, mother

11/12/1896

¼ part of 7,740ft2 + 2,370ft2

$1

Q11-77; note: Frank's part of the inheritence was actually 1/5th, not 1/4.

Eliza A. Rowan, widow of John H. Rowan

David Midgley jr.

7/9/1918

7,740ft2 + 2,370ft2

$4,000

H15-186

Branch E.3 - Rapp property

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

David & Mary Potts

Peter Rapp

12/7/1797

43a 122p

£261 5s

P2-597

P2-597

Peter Rapp, Cordwainer and Mary, his wife

Joseph Williams of White Marsh

4/3/1816

53a 122p

$2,650

N3-250

N3-250

Joseph Williams

Matthew Ross

2/19/1824

53a 122p

$1,340

X3-344

Sheriff

Matthew Ross

2/4/1834

9a?

$475

Sheriff’s deed 4-41

Matthew & Susanna Ross

Schuylkill School District

10/12/1869

1a

$300

X7-332

X7-332

Matthew Ross

Susanna, widow

8/28/1873 (probate)

 

 

died; will 24-44. estate #17257

Mrs. Ross

 

1883

65a 3r 2p

 

Breou’s Atlas

 

 

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lewis Ross, William & Elizabeth Ross, Jacob & Gracy Ross, William & Mary Ellen (nee Ross) Rees, Charles & Sarah Ross

William Rees & Lewis Free

5/13/1896

53a 122p (- 1a school lot) + 9a

$4,000

P11-443

Reese

 

1906

 

 

plan

William Rees & Lewis Free

Frank Bode

11/4/1921

1.5a

$300

Y15-541

Schuylkill School District

Frank & Kate Bode

4/8/1926

1a

$1

B17-111

Frank & Kate Bode

Kings Daughters and Sons of Pennsylvania

4/13/1926

1a + 1.5a

$1

C17-595

Kings Daughters and Sons of Pennsylvania

Salvatore & Catherine Gambino

7/1956

2.49a

$12,500

H27-630

John Scofield, sheriff

Norristown Federal Savings and Loan Association

4/3/1959

2.49a

$16,000

A31-367

Norristown Federal Savings and Loan Association

Wilbur Baylor of Ardmore

9/16/1959

2.49a

$19,000

M31-380

Wilbur Baylor

Wilmur Baylor Trust

8/8/2003

2.4a

$1

5830-519

Ellwood Tunnel Trustee, William Baylor Trust

Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Co.

11/16/2007

2.4a

$255,000

7308-1961

 

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

James McFarland, sheriff

Elizabeth Acker

2/11/1878

 

 

Sheriff's deed 8-129

Joseph B. & Elizabeth Acker

Esther Smith

3/30/1880

4a

$600

H9-84

Samuel & Esther Smith

John & Elizabeth Britton

2/9/1882

4a

$600

M9-88; neighbors Peter Edwards (north); Evan Vanderslice (east); Mrs Ross (south); Sarah Auch (west).

Britton tracts
Britton tracts, 1906

John & Elizabeth Britton

John Haviland

8/1/1907

4a + 3a 47p

$1

K13-533

John Haviland

Elizabeth Britton

8/1/1907

4a + 3a 47p

$1

K13-532; see Cadwallader Hugh tract for early history of the second tract.

Elizabeth Britton

Albert L. Caley

11/14/1921

3a 47p

$1

Y15-552; messuage

Branch E.4 - Vanderslice tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Potts, widow; Charles Potts and Margaret, his wife; Joseph Potts and Sarah, his wife; James Potts; Harriet Potts; and Benezet Potts

Jacob Vanderslice

8/30/1798

37a 135p

£321 13s 5d

Y3-452

Y3-452

Jacob Vanderslice

 

1799

38a

 

Tax return

Jacob Vanderslice

David Morris

1800

 

 

Article of agreement; not completed, quoted in C3-374

Jacob Vanderslice

Barnet Rapp

4/1/1803

10a 104p

£191 14s

B3-21; see Branch E.4.5

Jacob & Elizabeth Vanderslice of Charlestown

Ralph Peacock of Philadelphia

11/30/1807

8a

£184

C3-374

Ralph & Mary Peacock of Philadelphia

John Workizer of Upper Merion

8/14/1810

8a

$1,500

E3-148

E3-148

Jacob Vanderslice

Robert Hanley

12/1832

3a 40p

$130

F4-362

Jacob Vanderslice

 

1835 or 1845

 

 

died

Robert Handly

Sarah Irons, daughter

10/23/1835

 

 

Deed not found; quoted in S7-196

Charles Irons et al, heirs of Sarah Irons

James F. Hoy

3/27/1869

1a 58p

$425

S7-196

James F. & Madelin Hoy

Andrew Dunn

4/27/1876

1a 58p

$425

B9-453

Branch E.4.5

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacob Vanderslice

Barnet Rapp

4/1/1803

10a 104p

£191 14s

B3-21; from Branch D

B3-21

John & Barnet Rapp, executors of the will of Barnet Rapp senior

Charles Adamson

5/7/1849

10a 110p

$667 96c

K5-173

Lewis & Abana Peart

Andrew Dunn

6/26/1861

2a

$50

R6-530

Charles J. Adamson & E.F. Pennypacker, executors of the will of Charles Adamson

Andrew Dunn

7/29/1876

10a 110p

$600

B9-452

James & Madelin Hoy

Andrew Dunn

4/7/1876

1a 58p

$425

B9-453

Andrew Dunn

 

1878

 

 

died intestate

Mrs. Dunn

 

1883

 

 

Breou’s atlas

John & Lizzie Dunn, Frederick & Mary Dunn, Brigham & Eliza Parry, Katie Dunn, children & heirs of Andrew Dunn

John Sasenroth

4/2/1888

2a (messuage) + 1a 58p (messuage) + 10a 110p

$1,700

M10-7

Sasenroth

 

1906

 

 

deed plan

Branch E.4.1

Jacob Vanderslice

Isaac McQuilla

3/21/1803

3a 30p

£47 16s 3d

W2-355

W2-355

Isaac McQuilla and Ann, his wife

William Warner

3/23/1805

3a 30p

£141

O3-487

William & Dorothy Warner

David Shearer

4/9/1817

3a 30p

 

O3-488

David Shearer

Daniel McCauley

7/21/1840

Between 3a and 4a

$1

T4-37; messuage

Branch E.4.2

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacob & Elizabeth Vanderslice

Thomas Vanderslice, blacksmith

5/21/1825

10a 27p

$2

Y3-453

Thomas Vanderslice

Mary Havard

4/1/1826

10a 72p

$500

Y3-541

Mary Havard

Isaiah Thropp

10/1/1830

10a 72p

$525

E4-163; see Isaiah Thropp tract for disposition

E4-163

Branch E.4.3

Jacob Vanderslice

Robert Hanley

12/1/1832

3a 40p

$130

F4-362

F4-362

Robert Hanley

Sarah Irons, daughter

10/23/1835

1a 58p

 

Deed not found; quoted in S7-196

Charles Irons, Jacob & Sabina Irons, Ellen Irons, Robert & Keziah Irons, Benjamin & Elizabeth Irons, heirs of Sarah Irons

James F. Hoy

3/27/1869

1a 58p

$425

S7-196

Elijah Pennypacker, guardian of Martha Irons, William Reading, & John Reading, minor children of Sarah Irons

James F. Hoy

5/21/1869

 

 

S7-197; receipt of purchase money

James & Madelin Hoy

Andrew Dunn

4/27/1876

1a 58p

$425

B9-453, see Joseph Barnes tract for later history

B9-453

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacob Irons et al, grandchildren & heirs of Robert Hanley

Bernard Hoy

4/1/1856

2a 40p

$315

K9-61

Estate of Bernard Hoy

John L. Hoy

3/3/1880

74a 9p

$4,740

G9-102; see James White Farm for disposition of remaining acreage

John & Tillie Hoy

Victor Dewees

9/27/1909

2a 40p

$1

O13-272

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evan Vanderslice

 

1883

59a 1r 30p

 

Breou’s Atlas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Branch E.4.4

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacob & Elizabeth Vanderslice

Thomas George

4/9/1816

1a 30p

$30

N3-177

Thomas George

John H. Davis

7/3/1816

60p

$175

T3-147; messuage

Branch E.5 - Isaiah Thropp store, south of road

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

John & Rebecca Rogers, Joshua (iron master) & Catharine Malin

James Davis

9/25/1815

95p

$150

L3-518; see above

James Davis

John Workizer

11/20/1822

 

 

Deed not found; quoted in B4-132

John & Sarah Workizer

Isaiah Thropp, merchant

6/5/1826

95p

$1,260

B4-132

B4-132

Isaiah Thropp & Son, store

 

1873

 

 

Witmer’s atlas

Joseph E. Thropp & Elijah Pennypacker, executors of Isaiah Thropp

Phebe P. Mulvaney

1/20/1874

92p

$2,500

M8-368; Thropp store

Phebe P. Mulvaney

 

1895 (probate)

 

 

died

Mulvaney

 

1906

 

 

Deed plan

John R. Mulvaney

David Midgley jr.

6/27/1919

0.3a

$4,250

M15-368

M15-285

Branch E.6 - Village house

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

John & Rebecca Rogers, Joshua (iron master) & Catharine Malin

James Davis

9/25/1815

95p

$150

L3-518; from Branch C

L3-518

John Smith, M. Richard Peters, Alexander Hampton, assignees of Jacob Vodges, all of Philadelphia

John Workizer, innkeeper

5/30/1820

15a

$2,000

R3-426; part of M4-247. See Branch E for continuation

R3-426

Branch F

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Rogers of Sadsbury

 

1838

 

 

died intestate

Charles & Rebecca Rogers, administrators of the estate of John Rogers of Sadsbury

Joshua Zimmerman

1/7/1841

5a 35p + 27.25a + 7a 18p (Tredyffrin) + 12a 50p (Charlestown, sic)

$2,205 48c

C5-490

Joshua Zimmerman

H. & B.F. Bean

4/1/1874

5a 35p, 27¼a,7a 18p, and 12a 50p

$4,000

S8-56a; Tredyffrin - Evans-John Purchases

James McFarland, sheriff, debt of Henry and B. F. Bean

George W. Bean

3/29/1880

Tredyffrin: #1 5a 35p, #2 7a 40p, #3 7a 18p, #4 12a 55p;

Schuylkill: #5 5a, #6 129p, #7 67p, #8 3a 109p, #9 4a, #10 5a, #11 2.5a, #12 120p, #13 0.5a, #15 5a 152p (half interest);

Charlestown #14 20a 74p

$690

G9-552

George W. & Annie Bean

Benjamin F. Fisher

6/19/1901

7a 109.75p (part of 12a 50p)

$192 15c

E11-451

Branch G - Sarah Dewees tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph & Ann Barnes

John Smith, M. Richard Peters, and Alexander Hampton, assignees of Jacob Vodges

8/10/1817

two lots

 

Deed not found, quoted in A4-133

John Smith, M. Richard Peters, and Alexander Hampton, assignees of Jacob Vodges

John G. Bull, Israel Davis, and Joseph Rowland

6/16/1819

25a

$2,201

A4-133 (including messuage); part of M4-247 and part of Joseph Barnes deed above

John G. & Sarah Bull, Israel & Nancy Davis, and Joseph Rowland

Sarah Dewees

2/19/1821

25a

$1,925

A4-135

A4-135

Sarah Dewees

Ann (husband David) Potts, daughter

1/14/1823 (probate)

25a, with certain rights to William Dewees

 

died; Will 14-196; Estate #7214;

William Dewees (tanner)

Ann Potts

2/16/1824

 

$800

X3-153; quit claim against any proceeds from the will of Sarah Dewees

Robert Irwin, sheriff (suit of George Brinton against Ann and David Potts)

Isaiah Thropp

11/2/1835

25a

$1,600

Sheriff’s deed 4-150; see Isaiah Thropp tract for later history

Mary J. Bean

 

1883

41a

 

Breou’s atlas

B. F. Fisher

 

1906

35a

 

Plan of Valley Forge village

Branch H

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edward English

Marion Stambach, daughter

5/18/1897

17 tracts

 

died

John & Marion Stambach

William Ferguson, trustee for the Cedar Hollow Lime Co.

6/22/1898

17 tracts;

Tredyffrin: #1 - 9a 57.25p, #2 - 6a 101p, #3 - 4a 18p, #4 - 25a 140.25p, #5 - 10a, #6 - 8a 78p, #7 - 20a.

Schuylkill: #8 - 3a 147p, #9 - 5a 152p, #16 - 5a 81p, $17 - 4a.

Charlestown: #10 - $1, #11 - 3a 3r 17p, #12 - 35a 85p, #13 - 5a, #14 - 11a 50p, #15 - 3a 58p

$1

Y11-33

William Ferguson, trustee for the Cedar Hollow Lime Co.

C. Arthur Fisher

10/21/1898

5a 81p (lot #16) and 4a (lot #9), Schuylkill township

$350 12c

Y11-402

William Ferguson, trustee for the Cedar Hollow Lime Co.

John Dunn

2/6/1899

10a + 20a

$250

A12-50

John Dunn

C. Arthur Fisher

5/8/1899

10a + 20a

$1

T11-196

Branch H.1

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

William C. Ferguson, trustee for the Cedar Hollow Lime Company

John Dunn

11/26/1898

3a 147p

$98

Y11-343; lot #10; quotes Y11-33 as purchase deed, which is incorrect

John & Elizabeth Dunn

Francis M. Bean

1/31/1901

3a 147p

$75

Z12-146

Branch I - Mary Jane Bean tracts

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Towers (assignee of Mary Jane Bean)

Mortimer Bickley

9/12/1899

1) 9a 45p
2) 6a 12p (Schuylkill township)
3) 5a (Tredyffrin)
4a) 4a 66p (Schuylkill)
4b) 3a (Schuylkill)
4c) 5a 115p (Tredyffrin)
5) 5a (Schuylkill)
6) 40p
7a) 61a 11p (Schuylkill)
7b) 2.5a (Schuylkill) and 6a 87p (Tredyffrin)

 

A12-22; References:

1) Thropp Mill
3) Tredyffrin - Griffith John Patent
4b) Bilton line southern boundary
4c) see deed O10-292 for purchase (Sandstone quarry)
5) See Y10-260 for purchase
6) Purchased from Edwin Suplee 8/1/1892
8) See K11-92 for purchase

Mortimer & Caroline Bickley

Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co.

4/14/1910

1.28a

$392

Z13-14