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Mountain.80


The one who gave the order for this road was Moses Chapline, who led, with his


brother Joseph, one of the militia units the Spurgeons served in during the French and Indian War. It seems the project was somewhat self-serving as it was made from his home to the Antietam Creek.81


carpenter, of Frederick County, who sold him “all my hogs of my mark and unwanted property that is alive for five pounds Maryland currency.”82


On 29 May 1749, James Spurgeon recorded bill of sale from John Barry, On 24 June 1749, James Spurgeon was


conveyed 226 acres of warrant land by deed called Trimling (sic: Trimbling) from a Miles Foy and Francis (sic) Foy (husband and wife from Baltimore County) at the foot of South Mountain in the Catoctin Valley.83 October 1752.84


This property was signed over to James Spurgeon by Frances Foy on 31 The original warrant was dated 1 September 1750 but there was a deficiency in


the original survey, for which James Spurgen petitioned for a resurvey to correct this deficiency and the resurvey and final recording is dated 20 August 1753.85


23 November 1760 James


Spurgens sold “Trimbling” to Michael Baeghler of York County with his wife Susana Spurgens signing and releasing her Dower rights.86


Also on 29 June 1749, James Spurgeon, planter,


recorded a sale made 24 June 1749 between Miles Foy of Frederick County, wool comber, for sixty pounds, part of a tract called “Friendship,” on NW branch of Catoctin Creek, for 120 acres. Alienation fine of 4 shillings 9 pence paid.87 Spurgeon’s Trimbling land, taken in 1988, follows:


A photograph with myself at the site of the


80Millard M. Rice, “This Was The Life. Excerpts from the Judgment Records of Frederick County, Maryland [1748- 1765],” (Baltimore, 1984) [Reprint: Genealogical Publishing House], p. 25. 81Schildt, “Drums Along the Antietam,” op. cit., p. 27. 82Patricia A. Anderson, “Frederick County Maryland Land Records, Liber B Abstracts, 1748-1752,” (Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1995), GenLaw Resources, p. 5. 83Ibid., p. 74. 84“Frederick County, State of Maryland, Land Records,” Deed Book B, File #’s 48 & 671; see also “Pioneers of Old Monocacy,” op. cit., p. 225. 85Frederick County, State of Maryland, Land Records," Deed F, pp. 1190-1200; also Halls of Records, State of Maryland, Grant to James Spurgen #782139, pp. 348-51, 361-62. 86Frederick County Deed Book F, pp. 1198-1200. 87Patricia A. Anderson, “Frederick County Maryland Land Records, Liber B Abstracts, 1748-1752,” (Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1995), GenLaw Resources, p. 6.


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