Frederick Co, MD Equity WIP-5

Frederick County, Maryland

Equity WIP-5 - 1890

These are abstracts from Equity Court Records of Frederick County, Maryland, Liber WIP-5; 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 T2936, Loc 2-70-10-60 dtd 1890]

ECKER vs KEMP - #5699 - Levi ECKER d. c1878 intestate, leaving widow - Mary E. (GITTINGS) and 8 children 1. Ellen Lugenia (Ecker) w/o Alexander KEMP, Montgomery Co, MD 2. Ida May (Ecker) w/o Anderson ETZLER* 3. Cordelia E. (Ecker) w/o Augustus ETZLER* 4. George Levi ECKER, single - Ohio 5. Albert Washington ECKER and w/ Jennie I. 6. Thomas Clinton ECKER, b/ c1871, a minor (lived w/sister, Ellen) - Montgomery Co, MD 7. Carrie Bell ECKER, b/ c1874, a minor (lived w/mother) (court records misspelled her name as Clara) 8. Clarence Josephus ECKER, b/ c1876, a minor (lived w/mother) *(Augustus and Anderson ETZLER were half-brothers.) Levi had purchased property from William P. MANDSLEY Jr, Milton G. URNER, and Milton CARTER, trustees, for 31+ acres (Lot# 8, wooded). Before his death, he sold to Mary X. ABEL, a portion of this dtd 15 Apr 1878 (TG-11, 685); and 13 acres were sold to her by the heirs and trustees (TG-10, 105). He died before the property could be conveyed. On 4 Jun 1890, John J. BISER was named as guardian. On 12 Jun 1890, testimony was given - - by Mary E. ECKER, age 49, (the widow), lives near Libertytown. She testified she had an offer of purchase from Edward HOBBS to sell for $16/acre the 13-16 acre wooded lot which was a good price, since much of the wood had already been cut. She had this in addition to her "home place". - by George W. GITTINGS, age 80, lived in Liberty, testified he was the father of Mary E. ECKER and restated the same data. - by George H. WHITMORE, age 46, of Liberty, testified his wife was Mrs. ECKER's sister, and claimed the same details as the others. On 26 Jun 1890, Frank C. NORWOOD was named Trustee, advertisement done in "Banner of Liberty"; sale was approved and auditor's report was ordered on 31 Aug 1890.

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