Frederick Co, MD - Equity AF-1

Frederick County, Maryland

Equity Court Abstracts

These are abstracts from Equity Court Records of Frederick County, Maryland, Liber AF-1; many times providing family data on the defendant and sometimes on persons not mentioned on the docket. Some of the listings are quite informative while others, being dismissed, may only have the date and name of plantiff and defendant. However, the cases brought before the judge consisted of sworn testimony and each one holds a story. Perhaps you will find a story connected to your search.
[Records Located at Maryland State Archives - MSA C2477-22; MdHR T2936-50; Loc 2-70-10-50 dtd 1879]

John RENNER & Others vs Millard F. KUMP & Others Susanna RENNER d/ 18 Mar 1879 in Woodsboro District, intestate w/o Jacob RENNER d/ 1867 s/ John RENNER & w/ Catharine (BIEHL) - Carroll County d/ Mary RENNER, dec'd w/o Henry KUMP ..........William M. KUMP & w/ Margaret (RECK) - Carroll County ..........Susan Elizabeth KUMP w/o George W. HOFFMAN ..........Louisa C. KUMP w/o Nathan SLIDER - Carroll County ..........Amanda R. KUMP w/o Daniel SHEFFEY - Carroll County ..........Millard F. KUMP, a minor ..........Mary Emma KUMP, a minor d/ Catharine RENNER w/o Henry FAVORITE s/ Samuel RENNER & w/ Christianna (GRABILL) s/ Emanuel RENNER d/ Elizabeth RENNER, dec'd 1st w/o Henry FAVORITE ..........Ida V. FAVORITE, a minor ..........Mary Ellen FAVORITE, a minor ..........Isabella FAVORITE, a minor d/ Susanna RENNER w/o Jacob ASHBAUGH s/ Josiah RENNER LAND - "Nothing Ventured Nothing Got", "First Chance" and "Fifth Dividend", 2 3/4 acres; 2 miles north of Woodsboro on road from Broad Run to Oak Hill; adjoined land of Philip HARTMAN and John EILER. Improved with a 2-story log weather-boarded house, stable and fruit trees. To Susanna RENNER from Samuel KRISE for 1 acre in Oct 1838. To Susanna RENNER from Philip CUTSHALL & w/ Lydia for 1+ acres in Jun 1850. Guardian was Edward A. GITTINGER. Testimony was heard on 5 Jul 1879 from: - Emanuel RENNER - Henry KRISE Trustee was Emanuel RENNER. Sale was held 18 Sep 1879 on the premises; high bidder was: - John RENNER at $607 Distribution: court costs, $172.26 - each child's 1/8 share, $54.34 Closed 14 Dec 1879. ===
George F. EAMICH & w/ Virginia vs Sydnor BENNETT, Adm/of Henry S. WILLIAMS (of Loudoun Co, VA) & Others Mary C. (WALTHAM) WILLIAMS d/ 22 Oct 1878, intestate, without issue w/o Sydduah WILLIAMS d/ 1864 bro/ Mortimer WALTHAM & wife - Woodberry, Baltimore Co, MD sis/ Caroline WALTMAN w/o Edward SCOTT - Loudoun Co, VA sis/ Sarah Ann WALTMAN (d/ 1863) w/o Richard JAMES ..........Joseph M. JAMES & wife - Illinois ..........William A. JAMES & wife - Lovettsville, Loudoun Co, VA ..........Erasmus Turner JAMES & w/ Mary SIMONS ..........Mary Virginia JAMES w/o George F. EAMICH - Lovettsville, Loudoun Co, VA ..........Alpheus W. JAMES - Illinois (possibly other unknown heirs) adm/ Sydnor BENNETT of Loudoun Co, VA LAND - Lots# 1, 2, 4, 5 in two parcels, 1/2 acre, in Point of Rocks, between the Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road and the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. 1st parcel - adjoins Mrs. C. BOST and J. F. ROBINSON and is improved with a 2-story frame house, store, and shedding 2nd parcel - adjoins Mrs. C. BOST and the 'Furnace Lot' and is improved with stabling. (lots laid out by Charles JOHNSON) To Mary C. WILLIAMS from Otto W. TRUNDLE & w/ Sarah in Oct 1865 [JWLC-3, 165]. Mortgages to Henry S. WILLIAMS (to be paid upon her death) and one to Roger T. DAWSON who assigned it to HICKMAN & WILLIAMS. Testimony was heard on 15 Jul 1879 from: - George F. EAMICH, age 34, Lovettsville, Loudoun Co, VA - James H. BEZANT, age 61, Frederick City Trustee was Carlton SHAFER. Sale was held 13 Sep 1879 on the premises; high bidders were: - HICKMAN & WILLIAMS for 1st lot at $407 - Cornelius BOST for 2nd lot at $25 Total sales, $432. Distribution: court costs, $244.10 - George F. EAMICH, assignee of HICKMAN & WILLIAMS, assignee of R. T. DAWSON, $151.24 - Sydnor BENNETT, adm/of Henry S. WILLIAMS, partial, $36.66 Closed 1 Dec 1879. ===
38-42 - BOWLUS, BAER (This is a duplicate of TG-7, 582-587)
Noah BOWLUS and Edward BOWLUS, mortgagees of Charles F. BAER & w/ Margaret C. BAER ===
Edmund C. CARTZENDAFNER vs Joseph E. CARTZENDAFNER - Dissolution of Partnership Edmund C. CARTZENDAFNER and Joseph E. CARTZENDAFNER were brothers who formed a partnership for a milling business and traded as J. E. CARTZENDAFNER & Bro. LAND - "Tasker's Chance" and "Pipe Creek Meadow", 21 1/2 acres, a flour mill known as 'Carroll Creek Mills' on Carroll Creek, 1 mile east of Frederick and on road from Frederick to the Monocacy River at CAMPBELL's Ford; adjoining lands of James GLADHILL and George M. POTTS, Esquire. Improved with a 4-story brick and stone merchant mill with five run of burrs, machinery has had modern improvements; also a 2-story mill house, stable, carriage house and a young orchard. (Joseph operated this one) To CARTZENDAFNER brothers from William D. BOWERS & w/ Charlotte E. for $10,200 in Jul 1866. (Previously to BOWERS from Edward A. SHRINER and David WEAVER & wife in Mar 1857 [ES-9, 369]. Also to BOWERS from Joseph ROUTZAHN & wife in Apr 1865 [JWLC-2, 582]. Also to BOWERS from Joseph G. MILLER & wife in Jun 1866.) - parts of "Resurvey on Drummine" and "Nathan's Undertaking", 28+ acres, a flour mill known as 'New London Mills' in New London, 4 miles from Monrovia Depot, Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road. Improved with a 3-story frame weatherboarded merchant mill with stone basement, containing three run of burrs, machinery with modern improvements; also a 2-story stone house, stable, carriage house, saw mill and apple and peach orchards. (Edmund operated it). To CARTZENDAFNER brothers from Henry BAKER for $7,104 in 1873 [JWLC-2, 29-31]. Mortgage to Thomas N. HARWOOD for $8,000. In May 1879, Joseph E. CARTZENDAFNER abandoned his home and business and left the state of Maryland. Upon investigation of the books, it was found Joseph had also taken all the monies from the firm and had left debts unpaid. Appointed receivers were Thomas CLAGETT and Elias ZIMMERMAN. Sale was held at the City Hotel in Frederick on 2 Aug 1879; high bidders were: - Joseph S. HOUSE for Carroll Creek Mill at $5,700 but he resold it to William KOLB - William KOLB for New London Mill at $4,050 Total sales, $9,750. Distribution of $16,325.78 (includes personal property & collections) - court costs, $1,007.69 - Thomas CLAGETT & Elias ZIMMERMAN, assignees of Thomas N. HARWOOD, mortgagee, $9,174.66 - balance of $6,123.43 was paid to multiple creditors at 28% Closed 10 Dec 1879. ===
A. Holland SIGAFOOSE & Others vs Andrew Jackson SIGAFOOSE and Charles Emory SIGAFOOSE William SIGAFOOSE d/ 15 Dec 1875, intestate (no widow) s/ Armistead Holland SIGAFOOSE & w/ Seniaretta s/ William D. SIGAFOOSE s/ Andrew Jackson SIGAFOOSE, a minor s/ Charles Emory SIGAFOOSE, a minor LAND - Lot# 53 in Berlin (now Brunswick). To William SIGAFOOSE from Robert BOONE & w/ Catharine for $25 in Jan 1848 [WBT-7, 437]. - Lot# 52 in Berlin (now Brunswick), 1/8 acre. To William SIGAFOOSE from William KUHN for $10 in Dec 1869 [CM-5 (or 3?), 675]. - Lot# 53 (1/2 lot) on Second St in Berlin (now Brunswick), 1/8 acre and house. To William SIGAFOOSE from Armistead Thomas Mason FILLER & w/ Lydia of Loudoun Co, VA for $150 in Apr 1869 [CM-4, 281]. - 49 sq perches; except water rights to the well & he to keep it in good repair. To William SIGAFOOSE from James KENNEDY for $50 in Aug 1873 [TG-4, 398]. Guardian was Edward YOUNG, Esquire. Testimony was heard on 2 Jan 1877 from: - A. Holland SIGAFOOSE - Edward D. BERNARD Trustee was A. Holland SIGAFOOSE; however, he requested Milton G. URNER as his replacement. Sale was held in front of Major Lingan BOTELER's store in Berlin on 14 Nov 1877; high bidder was: - Mortimer S. WENNER at $188; but he resold it to J. L. JORDAN Sr., William GRAHAM and C. F. WENNER. On 18 Apr 1879, William D. SIGAFOOSE and Charles E. SIGAFOOSE were then living in Montgomery County. Distribution of $197 (includes int); court costs, $136.23 - balance of $60.77 went to creditors at 27%, a few of them being Dr. John W. HILLEARY, Dr. J. S. O'DONNEL and Dr. George W. WEST Closed 13 Dec 1879. ===
93-112 - ZELLERS, BLANK, WALTER - Oct 1878
Dr. Francis T. BURCK & Others vs Christopher H. ECKSTEIN, adm/of Otelia ZELLERS & Others Otelia ZELLERS d/ Aug 1878, intestate, no children w/o Francis ZELLERS (died before his wife) bro/ Rudolph BLANK & wife - lived in German Empire bro/ ____ BLANK - lived in German Empire LAND - Lot# 6 (east half, 25 x 240') on Middle Alley, between 4th and 5th Sts in Frederick Town. Improved with a 2-story log weatherboarded house and 1-story back building and vacant Lot (25x240'). To Otelia ZELLERS from Joshua TROXELL & w/ Ann Maria for $350 in Oct 1863. Previously to TROXELL from John H. POPE & w/ Caroline in Sep 1860 [BGF-6, 142]. Testimony was heard on 31 Mar 1879 from: - Christian ESKSTEIN, age 33, Frederick City - Mollie MUNSTON, age 30, Frederick City - Alice NOLAND (d/o Harriet ROBINSON) - Harriet ROBINSON, age 50, Fifth St, Frederick City (w/o Adam ROBINSON) she laid decedent out for funeral (also spelled ROBERTSON and ROBERSON) - Frank T. SMITH, age 49, Frederick City, physician (partners with Charles SMITH and t/a Drs. Charles & F. F. SMITH) - Francis T. BURCK, physician - Albert T. RICE, age 56, Frederick City (partners with Perry RICE and t/a P & A T Rice, cabinet makers and undertakers) Trustee was George ESTERLY. Sale was held 7 Jun 1879 at the City Hotel; high bidder was: - John WALTER for House & Lot and vacant Lot at $485 Distribution: court costs, $191.64 - balance, $293.36 to multiple creditors Closed 23 Aug 1879. ===
William G. BAKER and Charles W. ROSS, trustees of Henry BAKER and wife - Report of Sales LAND - to Henry BAKER 1 - parts of "Carmack's Farewell" and Stony Point", 75 acres, adjoining Liberty. Improved with a 2-story house, large bank barn (75 x 40'), wagon shed, and corn cribs. 2 - "Linden", 5 acres; Improved with a 2 1/2 story brick house with cellar under the whole house and fruit trees. 3 - Tannery in Liberty, 1 1/2 acres. Improved with a 2-story house, a 3-story brick tannery building (50 x 34') with large bark and tan shedding; office building; and 2-story leather house (36 x 18'), steam engine and boiler, new bark mill and wet tan furnace. 4 - "Carmack's Farewell", 4 acres, on east end of Libertytown and on north side of public road; adjoined the tannery and land of Jonathan BROWNING. From James M. COALE in March 1860. 5 - 1/2 acre; Improved with a 2-story weatherboarded house with back building and stabling. 6 - Lots #7 & 8 in Libertytown Improved with large stone black smith shop and 1-story frame house. 7 - Lot #9, 1/4 acre (adjoined 6), in Libertytown Improved with two double houses, one log and one weatherboarded. 8 - Lots #5 & 6 (50 x 250' each) on Front Street in Liberty From Prudence OVELMAN in Mar 1844 (previously to George OVELMAN). 9 - "Piney Hill", 16 acre wood lot, near Libertytown; adjoined land of the late Major Sabrete SOLLERS, Daniel ROOT and General James M. COALE. From Andrew W. BAKER in May 1871. Lots were included in parts of land deeded to Henry BAKER: - "Howard's Paradise", 54 acres - parts of "Stony Point", "Duke's Woods" and "Howard's Paradise", 30 acres; From Francis S. JONES & w/ Ellen D. in Mar 1869. - parts of "Duke's Woods" and "Howard's Paradise" From Francis S. JONES in Apr 1859. Sale was held in Libertytown on 13 May 1879; high bidder was: - Rachel E. LINTHICUM for (8) the lots on Front St at $125.50 per lot - John S. L. RODERICK for (9) the wood lot at $13.25/acre - Warner G. WELSH for (1 & 4) at $8,500 (later at private sale) Total sales, $8,989.50. Personal property sold at $3,286.40. (contained complete list of everybody who bought personal property) Other property didn't sell. Private sales were also made to: - George William BUCKEY for the tannery (3) at $2,500 and included equipment. - Thomas J. BOWHAN for (6) the lots and blacksmith shop at $400 - Warner G. WELSH for (7) the double house lot at $360 Leather in the tanyard was sold for $3,454.20. Distribution of $19,258.50; commission & court costs, $1,944.10 - 1st Natl Bank, mortgage, $9,850 - Mrs. Rebecca BAKER, w/o Henry BAKER, $600 - Ida E. DEVILBISS, assigned by her guardian Preston S. DEVILBISS to Daniel BAKER & William G. BAKER, $4,014.85 - Florence M. DEVILBISS, assigned by her guardian Preston S. DEVILBISS to Daniel BAKER & William G. BAKER, $3,042.55 Closed 27 Dec 1879. ===
Henry W. DORSEY, assignee of William P. MAULSBY Jr. & Milton G. URNER, mortgagees of Rebecca SIER - Report of Sales Rebecca SIER mortgaged her property on 9 March 1878, but died sometime later that same year. LAND - 35 acres, in Woodville District, 1 mile from Plane #4 on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad; adjoined lands of John BARTHOLOW, Annie Darby BRASHEARS and Lydia Ann CAIN. Improved with a log house, stable and corn house. Sale was held on the premises on 26 Oct 1878; high bidder was: - Francis J. BARTHOLOW at $285 Distribution: court costs, $67.99 - Harry W. DORSEY, assignee of mortgage, $79.45 - Harry W. DORSEY, mortgage, $120.35 - Balance, $17.21, subject to order of the court. Closed 2 Jan 1880. ===
147-152 - DIXON, MOBERLY - Apr 1879
Joseph O. MOBERLY, mortgagee of James DIXON & w/ Ruth - Report of Sales LAND - 4 acres in Urbana District on road from Park Mills to Barnesville, 1/4 mile from Park Mills; adjoined land of John W. DIXON & H. D. ORDEMAN. Improved with a 2-story frame and weather-boarded house, stable and convenient water. To Ruth DIXON from Adam KOHLENBERG & w/ Mary E. in Mar 1864 [JWLC-1, 354]. Sale was held on the premises on 5 Apr 1879; high bidder was: - John W. DIXON & w/ Leona M. at $139.50 Distribution: court costs, $51.06 - Joseph O. MOBERLY, mortgage claim, $82.08 - Balance, $6.36 Closed 21 May 1879. ===
William H. LANTZ, el al vs Henry LAMBERT, et al William LAMBERT of Washington County, d/ Dec 1872, intestate d/ Amanda LAMBERT w/o William H. LANTZ d/ Elizabeth LAMBERT w/o Samuel GRIMM d/ Ann LAMBERT s/ Henry LAMBERT d/ Sarah LAMBERT w/o Lorenzo D. GRIMM d/ Susan LAMBERT (d/ 1865) w/o ______ SMITH ..........Mary Ellen SMITH (age 13) ..........Catharine SMITH (age 11) ..........Susan SMITH (age 8) LAND - "Security", 7 acres, in Washington County, 1 1/2 miles SE of Boonsboro on the Old Sharpsburg Road. ..To William LAMBERT from Samuel M. HITT & w/ Barbara of Washington County in May 1833. - "Addition to Friendship" and "Bowers Addition", 19 acres, in Washingon County and a small portion in Frederick County. Adjoined tract "Addition to Friendship" and ran to north margin of old Sharpsburg Road. ..To William LAMBERT from Susan MILLER (wid/of Henry MILLER) of Washington County; John W. DERR & w/ Elizabeth, Phineas WILLIAMS & w/ Mary Ann, John MILLER of H. & w/ Susannah, Adam KOOGLE & w/ Catharine, all of Frederick County; Henrietta MILLER, Joseph NYMAN & w/ Jane Rebecca, all of Washington County, (all heirs of Henry MILLER, dec'd) in May 1844. - "Security", 3/4 acre, in Washington County (adjoined other tract of "Security"). ..To William LAMBERT from Jacob MILLER & w/ Elizabeth of Washington County in Apr 1847. Trustee was William H. LANTZ. Sale was held in Boonsboro on 5 Apr 1873; high bidders were: - Jonathan SHOEMAKER for House & 9 acres at $652 - John MURDOCK for 20 acres of mountain land at $159 No Distribution shown, possibly in Washington County records. Closed 14 Oct 1879. ===
161-169 - RUSSELL, LOWE - Aug 1879
Charles RUSSELL adm/of Thomas RUSSELL of Baltimore City, dec'd mortgagee vs James RUSSELL & w/ Elizabeth LAND - parts of "Hobb's Purchase" and "Sappling Hill", Lot #2, (division of David REINHART's land in May 1865), 75 acres; adjoining Monrovia Station on the Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road and land of Dr. Nimrod O. SHIPLEY. Improved with house, orchard, is well timbered and adjacent to SHEARER's Mill. To James RUSSELL from David REINHART in Apr 1875 [CM-5, 105]. Sale was held on the premises on 28 Aug 1879; high bidder was: - Charles LOWE at $2,580 Distribution: court costs, $224.90 - Charles RUSSELL, admin/of Thomas RUSSELL, dec'd, mortgage claim, $2,298.58 - James RUSSELL, balance, $56.53 Closed 3 Oct 1879. ===
James MATHEWS, et al vs Thomas HALL, et al Henry CHASE d/ 1861, intestate widow died May 1878 sis/ Mary (CHASE) MATHEWS, dec'd (his only heir) ..........James MATHEWS & w/ Eliza Jane ..........Charles MATHEWS ..........John MATHEWS & w/ Emma ..........Charity MATHEWS w/o Thomas HALL ..........Harriet MATHEWS w/o Alfred BATON ..........Nicholas MATHEWS & w/ Minta - Baltimore City ..........Josephine MATHEWS w/o Frederick FOWLER - Washington City (DC) LAND - "Duvall's Forest", Lot # 7 & part Lot #6, for 2+ acres, in Bartonsville, on south side of Old Baltimore Road. Improved with a house. To Henry CHASE from Joshua DILL & w/ Mary in Mar 1857 [ES-10, 276]. Testimony was heard 10 Jun 1879 from: - Charles MATHEWS, age 35, Frederick city - John W. BRENGLE, age 40, Frederick county; claimed real estate was worth about $300 Trustee was John C. MOTTER. Sale was held in front of John HAMILTON's store in Bartonsville on 14 Aug 1879; high bidder was: - Christian H. ECKSTEIN at $179 However, he resold it to Jacob SMITH. Distribution of $179; court costs, $87.53 - Mary MATHEW's children, each 1/7 share, $13.06 Closed 20 Nov 1879. ===
William S. HERSPERGER, et al vs Henry C. HERSPERGER, et al Estate of Henry HERSPERGER - Sale of Real Estate William S. HERSPERGER, petitioner, shows final decree was passed on 16 Mar 1861 for sale and distribution of real estate of Henry HERSPERGER, dec'd, with petitioner appointed trustee. Petitioner sold one of the farms for $3,478.94 which has since been distributed. The other farm of 177 acres was in the occupancy of the widow and has been held by her since, by consent of the parties to this cause, she being the mother and grandmother of all interested parties. The widow died in the summer of 1878 and now the parties want to settle the remainder of the estate. Petitioner requests he be relieved of being trustee and asks that Tilghman T. HERSPERGER be appointed; court approved. Since the sale and distribution of the previous sale of property, three of the children of Henry have since died, leaving surviving children: s/ Oliver HERSPERGER, now dec'd, leaving two sons, .....Scott HERSPERGER - Kentucky .....Clay HERSPERGER - Colorado d/ Malinda, now dec'd w/o James SMITH, leaving 5 children - KY .....Levidaas SMITH - KY .....Hattie SMITH, a minor - KY .....Tilghman SMITH, a minor - KY .....Stewart SMITH, a minor - KY d/ Elizabeth BARRICK, now dec'd, leaving 2 children, .....Charles C. BARRICK - Montgomery County .....Adda F. BARRICK, a minor - Frederick County LAND - 177 acre Farm, 4 miles south of Middletown near Broad Run; adjoins lands of William GROVE and Samuel DELAUTER. Sale was to be held at Broad Run on 14 Dec 1878, but they didn't receive any sufficient bids. Later, private sale was made to: - Cornelius L. HARLEY for $45/acre, on 14 Jul 1879 Distribution of $8,137.50 (sale and 1-year's rent); court costs, $524.93 - Each child's 1/12 share = $634.38 …William S. HERSPERGER …Harriet WILLIARD …Aaron B. HERSPERGER …Julia A. HERSPERGER …Amanda H. HERSPERGER …Henry C. HERSPERGER …Tilghman T. HERSPERGER …Mary C. KNODE …Malinda S. SMITH's heirs …Sarah E. WALLACE …Elizabeth BARRICK's heirs …Oliver HERSPERGER's heirs Closed 24 Sep 1879. === To be continued ============================== The End of AF-1 ==============================

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