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Settlers and Military lots, in lot order

Military lots assigned to Maryland soldiers, 1778 and the settlers already situated. Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


This list shows both the settlers already on the land when Deakins conducted his survey, as well as the names of all soldiers assigned lots west of Fort Cumberland, in payment for services during the Revolutionary War. There is not a one-to-one match. Some men who appear on this list were not assigned land. Officers received four separate lots, two hundred acres, and so they are listed four times. Some soldiers, not officers, were assigned two lots, but this is probably a transcribing error. Some were assigned lot numbers that could not be found on the various maps. (See the PDF file)

The number of lots shown here as belonging to settlers is based on what the particular settler claimed to Deakins and his team. John T. Goff listed 10 lots, for example.

The Maryland Archives Online shows all of the land surveyed by Deakins at Land office, lots West of Fort Cumberland

Joe Robertson created an easily read list of the settlers already in the area which is on Rootsweb - Deakins List of Settlers

Mary Meyer's book Westward of Fort Cumberland, 1993, also includes a list of Revolutionary Soldiers granted pensions by the State of Maryland.

A list comparing the names of veterans and the 1800 census has been produced by Carol Askey. This is an attempt to consider the number of soldiers who actually took up residence "west of Fort Cumberland." MDGenWeb Allegany County website

The names of Garrett County Revolutionary War veterans were collected by the Youghiogheny Glades Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and can be found at the MDGenWeb Garrett County Maryland Genealogy site



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Collection Location:
Washington County Free Library

Original Size:
28 x 20 cms

History of Western Maryland, Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1882.

Land grants--Maryland--Allegany County--Maps; Land grants--Maryland--Garrett County--Maps; Francis Deakins

1778, Garrett County, Maryland.

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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