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Subject: [MDFR] WBT-4, 19-27 - BOWLUS, COBLENTZ, RAMSBURG, LIGHTER,WILLIAMSON, KEFAUVER - 1849
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 22:55:10 -0500
Frederick County, Maryland - Equity Court Records - WBT-4
19-27 - BOWLUS, COBLENTZ, RAMSBURG, LIGHTER, WILLIAMSON, KEFAUVER - 1849
Elizabeth COBLENTZ, Samuel RAMSBURG & Others
vs Rebecca BOWLUS & Others
Nicholas BOWLUS d/ 1827 (Will 3 Jan 1827)
widow - Catharine (d/ 18 Jul 1848)
d/ Elizabeth COBLENTZ
d/ Maria w/o Samuel RAMSBURG
d/ Catharine w/o Lawson LIGHTER
s/ Samuel BOWLUS
s/ Stephen BOWLUS
s/ Nicholas BOWLUS, Jr, later died intestate, no issue
s/ Lewis J. BOWLUS, later died - resided in Ohio
.....w/ Rebecca Catharine (Williamson)
............Silas M. BOWLUS, a minor
............Amos S. BOWLUS, a minor
d/ Charlotte Sarah BOWLUS, later died intestate, no issue
Executor was Peter COBLENTZ Jr. who died in 1848.
Witnesses: David BOWLUS, Daniel ROUZER, John HEMING(?).
Land - Homeplace from Richard TEMPLIN.
Neighbors were John RAMSBURG, Joel KELLER and Jonathan ROUTZAHN
and land lied on Jefferson Road.
Trustee was Stephen BOWLUS; sale was held at the tavern of H. R.
SMELTZER in Middletown on 26 Dec 1849, high bidders were:
- Samuel BOWLUS for the home farm of 165 acres at $10,268.75
- Daniel KEFAUVER for mountain lot, 22 acres, at $483.53
- Daniel KEFAUVER for mountain lot, 28 acres at $608.90
Total sales, $11,361.18.
On 23 Feb 1850, James WILLIAMSON, a citizen of Middletown, appeared
and testified that the widow of Lewis BOWLUS was one of his daughters,
Rebecca Catharine BOWLUS and that she was born 4 Jul 1824.
1st Distribution: 1/6 or $553.23, each to the five living children and
Rebecca C. BOWLUS, widow, $79.05 and $237.09 to each of her
children, but to Samuel BOWLUS, their guardian.
Closed 11 Apr 1850.