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settlers from the tidewater area obtained land grants from Lord Baltimore to move there.128


This


property is located at 22571 Ringgold Pike, Hagerstown (Now Washington County, Maryland). The following picture of the property with the original house of Christian Carver, who subsequently bought the property, (Garber/Gerber/Carvers) has stood there since before 1800.129


“Spurgeon’s Folly” and standing near a draught of Broad Run descending into Catoctin Creek, Frederick County.130


White Oak


John Spurgeon also purchased a land warrant of 50 acres on 20 February 1758 called, The plat map of the surveyor showed this simple map of his property:


Spurgeon's Folly [50 acres] On 9 April 1759, in Frederick County, John Spurgeon signed as a witness to the will of


an Elisha Perkins who lived across the river. On 27 October 1762, he sold his property of “Spurgeon’s Folly” which he purchased in 1758 to Adam Rosinger (or Resinger), with his wife Mary Spurgeon, signing the back of the deed to release her dower rights.131


128Donna Valley Russell, “Frederick County, Maryland, Genealogical Research Guide,” (Middletown, MD, 1987), p. 1.


129I thank Rick Vance, of Louisville KY, who sent me this picture and wrote, “The house was in the Garver family for many years, we think Christian Garver built the house. My folks visited there a couple of years ago. You drive from Leitersburg in Frederick Co MD toward the Pa border. I think they said an Amish farmer lived there now. I got these pictures from another Garver researcher. We think the Garvers were Swiss, they are my ancestors. 130“State of Maryland, Hall of Records,” #782139, op. cit.; also “State of Maryland Index to Patents, Frederick County, certificate on 50 acres in Liber BC & GS #12 Folio 86; patent on 50 acres in Liber BC & GS #18 Folio 467. 131Ibid., Deed Book H, pp. 173-174.


© 1993 Spurgeon Family History by Dr. Gary Alan Dickey, 1546 Devonshire Avenue, Westlake Village, CA 91361 • p. 37


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