ZENTMYER, BOWERS, RIDENOUR vs STEFFEY
Francis PROTZMAN d/ 1835, intestate, w/ Mary Doratha d/ March 1848 - leaving children - - Ludwick PROTZMAN, he and wife are both deceased - his children - .....Polly w/o John P. STEFFEY (STEPHEY) .....Francis PROTZMAN and w/ Mary .....Rebecca w/o John FISHACK .....Susan w/o Jonas KOHLER .....Elizabeth w/o George BARKDOLL .....David PROTZMAN .....Lewis PROTZMAN - lives in Missouri - John S. PROTZMAN and w/ Sarah - lives in Franklin Co, PA - Daniel PROTZMAN and w/ Margaret - lives in Huntingdon Co, PA - Peter PROTZMAN and w/ Susan - Barbara BOWERS - Mary w/o Jacob ZENTMYER - lives in Frederick Co, MD - Sarah w/o John D. RIDENOUR - Elizabeth PROTZMAN, died since her father, intestate, unmarried, no children Francis owned a farm consisting of various pieces of tracts: "The Gleanings", 100 acres (conveyed to him by Peter HOOVER Nov 1797 with part being part of tract "The Forrest" conveyed Feb 1797 by Christian GOOD); "The Forrest" from John BEARD (Mar 1803); "Resurvey on Webb's Discovery", 2 tracts/1 deed from Maurice BAKER (Aug 1809); 3 tracts/1 deed from Christian LANTZ dated May 1813; containing a total of 207 acres, adjoining the lands of Jacob WINTERS, Daniel STEFFEY, Jonas BEALL and others. He also owned 10 acres on the road from Smithsburg to Waynesboro, PA, conveyed to him by John O. HARROW. In 1839, Daniel and Margaret conveyed their undivided interest to the widow; John S. and Sarah Protzman conveyed all their undivided interest to Peter Protzman in 1843. Mary Dorotha PROtZMAN left a will written 18 Jan 1837, filed 14 Mar 1848, leaving d/ Elizabeth - a bed, chest and negro woman, Nancy, to care and nurse Elizabeth during her lifetime, afterwards, Nancy to be set free to negro woman NANCY - bed, chest or box for her clothes and $50 (money to be put in interest until she is free and then given to her) ch/ Barbara, Elizabeth, John H., Ann Mary, Daniel, Peter, Sarah and Ludwick's heirs - all her movable property and monies Daughter Elizabeth to be kept by one of her siblings during her lifetime. Peter was named executor of her will; witnesses: George BEARD, John OSWALD and J.P. STEPHEY. In Jun 1849, the plat shows the land adjoins Mr BOWERS, Daniel WINTERS, Jacob BELL, Jonathan BELL and Jacob NEWCOMER. John D. Ridenour was appointed trustee; sale held on 3 May 1849. - 10 acres, lying next to lands of Peter MONG, RENNER and others sold to Jonas KOHLER for $1,220, with Nicholas LEISTER as surety on bond. - farm, surveyed by Isaac H. DURBORROW, of 212 acres sold to Philip BECK for $11,662.12, with John J. BREISCH as surety on bond. The total sales was $12,882.12. Several distributions were made accordingly; but the shares for Polly and John P. STEPHEY were distributed "for the use of Solomon STEPHEY as per order of the court passed on the petition of Solomon (must be in a separate record as explanation not included here); finalized 15 May 1852.
George FECHTIG vs RICHARDSONs - Settlement of Debts/Estate
Samuel RICHARDSON (colored), d/ Jun 1864 intestate, in Newville, PA leaving children - - Mary Ann HITE, separated and living in Geneva, NY; husband in Virginia - Samuel RICHARDSON, dec'd, leaving his 8 children - all live in PA .....John Henry RICHARDSON and w/ Elizabeth .....George M. RICHARDSON and w/ Ann .....Mary Ann w/o Benjamin DEEMER .....Samuel C. RICHARDSON and w/ Mary .....James N. RICHARDSON, a minor .....William RICHARDSON, a minor .....Georgiana RICHARDSON, a minor .....Thomas J. RICHARDSON, a minor Property included a log house and Lot #189 in NW part of Hagerstown, above the jail. George FECHTIG, a creditor, gave testimony stating Samuel built the house and lived there about 20 years; his wife and son both died before him. Jacob BOWARD also testified; highest bidder was Parrish SOPHIS (colored) who paid $338.
John DUFFIE and w/ Mary vs SMITHs - Request for Support Jacob SMITH died abt Jan 1819 with a will (written 24 Sep 1818), leaving widow - Mary and 5 children - - Sophia SMITH - Otho SMITH - Maria SMITH - Josiah SMITH - Hezekiah SMITH At that time, he had Negroes - BENJAMIN ANTHONY, SARAH, PHEBE, NED, CHARLES, BENJAMIN. He had brothers, John SMITH and Michael SMITH, the latter his executor. At the time of his death, he left only four children, all minors: Sophia, 16; Otho, 13; Maria, 10; and Josiah, 8. His widow has since remarried to John DUFFIE and they are asking for additional monies for the support of the children and have since moved to Hagerstown. On 9 Oct 1823, Maria SMITH also died. Joseph SMITH (father of Jacob) died possessing a tract containing about 400 acres; Jacob is due 2/8ths of the undivided parcel.
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