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Baker: Thomas Baker’s Surveying Records, 1856-1902

Call Number: MG-734

1 box     3 folders  

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 15

Description: This collection contains Thomas Baker’s three surveying books which document land and property ownership in southern Lancaster County, primarily Colerain Township from 1856-1902. Octorara Creek, Kirkwood, Christiana and Upper Oxford Twp. are among the place names.

Creator: Baker, Thomas (b. 1822)

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Biographical/Historical Information: Thomas Baker traces his ancestry back to Sir Rirhard Baker (1568), born in the county of Kent, England. In 1685, seven generations before Thomas Baker was born, Joseph Baker immigrated to Delaware County, Pennsylvania.   Born in Chatham, Chester County to Lewis and Diana Baker, Thomas was well-educated; a teacher until 1840, when he commenced the study of surveying. Land surveying is the location of points on, above and below the surface of the earth and the relation of those points to a common reference system. Employed at Jonathon Goss, at Unionville Academy in Chester, he surveyed over 650 farms in Lancaster County’s Colerain Township. He married in 1855; his family adhering to his Quaker faith. The Biographical Annals in Lancaster, published in 1903, describes Baker as “…a man esteemed by his neighbors for his many good qualities and excellent character, and in disposition he is a man of warm heart and kindly feeling.”

Related Materials: Surveyor’s Transit case dated with the year range,1850-1895.

Source of Acquisition: Gift of Mrs. Mary A. Maule and Edith B. Maule, [1973]. Accessioned 30 June 2003.

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by AB, November 2014.

 

Folder 1 Surveyor’s book, 1856-1871. 1973.008E.

Property owners and corresponding page numbers:

Andrews, Arthur (120)

Ash, Daniel (76)

[Bai], Wm M (2)

Baker, John (2)

Baker, Thomas (112) (114) (115)

Baker, Thos. (11)

Baldwin, J. B. (57) (58) (60) (74)

Baldwin, Jos. B (78) (85)

Baptis, Joseph (95)

Beyer, Daniel (16)

Black, Margaret (41)

Blackburn, Cromwell (105)

Blank, Christian (62) (63)

Borland, William (75) (97)

Brinton, Moses (43) (45)

Brinton, Samuel (64)

[Brommele], B. J. (79)

Brocius, Clarkson (2)

Brosius, Jesse (42)

Brosius, Mahlon (20) (22 ) (120)

Bush, Fred (96)

[Carlow], James (18)

Carter, Benjamin (104)

Carter, John C (117)

Cloud, Charles (26) (29) (30) (64) (99)

Coates, Ellis (113)

Coates, Samuel (113)

Coates, Truman (47 )

Connar, James (47)

Conner, John (105)

Dale, George (70)

Davis, Abner (1) (47) (74) (85) (118)

Davis, Chris. (2)

Davis, Christopher (97)

Davis, John (78) (79) (100)

Davis, Joseph B. (42)

Davis, Joseph E. (100)

Davis, Lucretia H. (100)

Davis, William (108)

Dean, Thomas (119)

Doneby, Philip (106)

Donelly, Henry (107)

Donelly, Hugh (108)

Evans, Carrie R. (117)

Evans, John (117)

Evans, William (98)

Ferguson, Robert (41) (51) (52) (53) (96)

Ferguson, William (90)

Fox, William (67) (95)

Graham, Harrison (69)

Harrar, Daniel (87) (88) (89)

Harrar, Miller (93)

Hastings, Jeremiah (81)

Henning, James (64)

Hevenson, Ann (97)

Hollis, Wm. (120)

Houston, David (57) (59)

Hoy, William (121)

Jackson, Hayes (5) (6) (18)

Jackson, Hayes (51) (52) (53 )

Jackson, James (109)

Jackson, James (3) (4)

Jackson, Jas. (111)

Jackson, Thomas (81)

Jackson, Thomas S. (18)

Jones, Emmos S. (56)

Jones, John (19 )

Jones, John C. (108) (110)

Jones, John G. (67)

Kent, Daniel (123)

Lamborn, Jacob H. (18)

Lamborn, Kirk (96)

Lewis, Isaac (120)

[Luckenbae], [J. S.] (110)

Mahon, Jeremiah( 61)

Martin, James (13) (14)

Martin, Samuel (49) (50)

Martin, Wm. S. (41)

Massey, Isaac (124)

Mc Connel, Samuel (43 )

McClure, John (127)

McCord, James (12) (17) (86)

McCord, Wm. (17)

McCullough, James (40)

McCullough, Robert( 69)

McElwain, David (85)

McElwain, Josiah (76) (77) (92)

McElwain, Robert (62) (63)

McNeil, George A. (121)

Miller, H. Jackson( 85)

Morrison, Samuel (45) (47) (54)

Mr. Elwain, Josiah (56)

Newhauser, John (63)

Noble, Wm. M. (6)

Oatman, Zachariah (23) (118)

Pennington, Robert H. (84)

Pennington, Thomas (84)

Pennock, F. J. ( 80)

Pennock, Joseph (24)

Pennock, William E. (24)

Peters, Abm. (98) (101)

Peters, Abrm. K. (82)

Pierce, G. (102)

Rakeshaw, Abraham (121)

Rakeshaw, Abraham (15) (16)

Reylin, John (83)

Ross, Hamilton (122)

Rutter, Adam (116)

Rutter, Adam (54) (55) (56) (62)

Rutter, Adam (89) (90) (91)

Sampson, John (105)

Shivery, George (40)

[S]immons, Henry (124)

Slack, Hall (101)

Slack, Hall (82)

Slokom, Samuel (103) (104)

Smith, Jesse J. (123)

Stewart, Jas. (94) (95)

Sutton, Edwin (114)

Sutton, Edwin (128)

Taylor, Jacob (11) (15)

Thomas, Arther (116)

Thomas, Edward (62)

Thomas, Margaret (116)

Thomson, (7)

Walker, David (110)

Wallace, Arthur (94)

Watts, Mollie (120)

Webster, Daniel (122)

Whitson, Wm. (102)

[Whitson], Thomas (56)

Wood, Joshua (1)

Wood, Joshua (26) (29) (30)

Wood, Thomas (25)

Wood, William N. (125)

Woods, Joshua (64)

Woods, Thomas (61)

 

Folder 2 Surveyor’s Book, 1872-1893. 1973.008F.

Property owners and corresponding page numbers:

Armstrong, Lapsley (48)

Bailey, Thos. (97)

Bailey, Wm M (97)

Baker, George (76)

Baker, Harlan (9) (10)

Baker, Thomas (41)

Bear, Jacob (14)

Bear, Jacob (52)

Bear, Jacob (99)

Beyer , Robert (20)

Beyer, Andrew (18)

Beyer, Andrew (19)

Beyer, Andrew (34)

Beyer, Daniel (17)

Bosland, Wm. (49)

Brinton, Howard (72)

Brinton, Moses (3) (4)

Brosius, Jos. H. (72)

Brosius, Dr. (35)

Brosius, Joseph H. (82)

Brosius, Levi (45)

Brosius, Mahlon J. (13) (15)

Brosius, Wm (81)

Brown, James (18) (20)

Bushong, Jacob 68) 70)

Chamberlain, Jonas (71)

Coates, Lewis (81)

Cohan, Thomas H. (74)

Cooper, Truman (25)

Crossen, James (56)

Cullough, Mr. (74)

Edwards, Jas. (93)

Elias, Emery (27) (32)

Elizabeth, Mary (42)

Elliot, Cloud (80)

Ernery, Hannah E (47)

Fagler, John (34)

Ferguson William (58)

Ferguson, Benj. (13)

Ferguson, Benj. (55)

Ferguson, Wm. (96)

Gill, John (17)

Goodman, Charles (5)

Graham, John T. (88)

Gray, Mr. (74)

Hall, Hiram S. (42) (53)

Hamil, Armor (99)

[Hanuill], Armor (53)

Harray, P. (91)

Harrett, Wm. (99)

Harting, Geo. R. ( 64)

Harvey, (4)

Hastings, Jeremiah (59) (61)

Hastings, Joseph (61)

Heyberger, Jacob (57)

[Holmes], John (41)

Hoy, P. (18) (20)

Hudson, Alex (95)

Hurley, John (14)

Hurley, John (4)

Hurley, John (91)

Hurley, John (99)

Jackson Wm Clark (6)

Jackson, D. W. (62)

Jackson, David W. (48)

Jackson, Ellwood (57)

Jackson, James (78)

Jackson, Jas. J. (88)

Jackson, Lydia (78)

Jane Thompson, Mary Jane (54)

Johnson (100)

Jones, John C. (83)

Jones, John G. (33)

Kimble, Isaac W. (79)

Lewis, Alex (17)

Lewis, Elijah (25) (30)

Lewis, John C. (40)

Lewis, Thompson (25)

Mahaney, Jeremiah (85 87 90)

Markey, Pat (49)

Martin, Elijah (82)

Martin, Elijah P. (18)

[Mayhu,] Wm (11)

McCimans, Mike (49)

McClure, Thomas (57)

McElwain, James (21)

McElwain, Robert (26)

McElwain, Robert (31)

McHenry, Jno. (91)

McLinaus, John (2)

McLinaus, W. F. (2)

Miller, H. Jackson (32)

Miller, Joanna (75)

Montgomery, John (13)

Montgomery, Sam (13)   (23)

Montgomery, Sam E. (29)

Morrison, Caroline B. (72)

Morrison, Robt (61)

[Moitson], Moses (31)

Oatman, Eliza (49)

[Pannork], M.W. (95)

Pennington, Thomas (34 (46)

Pinkerton, James (56) (63)

Purnal, Levis (14)

Pusey, Joseph (12) (13)

Rakeshaw, Abrm. (9)

Rambo Elijah W.,( 8)

Rambo, David (73)

Rambo, Elisha (95)

Reylon, Henry S. (46)

Rhoads, Levi S. (68)

Richey, George (55)

Rickey, George (74)

Ricky, Immanuel (90)

Riggs, Hiram (32)

Robison, Joseph (11)

Robison, Joseph (11) 14

Roney, Pat (81)

Russel, Joseph (55)

Rynear, Charles (21)

S., James (53)

Sellers, Thomas W. (84)

Seltzer, Sara R. (47)

Shaw, Ben (81)

Shultz, Frank (61)

Siner, John T. (71)

Smith, Abram (7)

Smith, Jackson (7)

Smith, Samuel (62) (63)

Stump, B. O. (21)

Thomp., James (54)

Thompson, Jane M. (30)

Turner, James (80)

V., James S. (58)

Walton, Brinton (73)

Walton, Brinton (76)

Walton, Isaac (31)

Walton, Jos B. (91)

Webster, Chalkley 80)

Webster, Charles (14)

Webster, Geo. (91)

Whiteside, Mrs. (66)

Whitman, James (39)

Whitson, Martha (44)

Whitson, Samuel (45)

Willard, Agnes (31)

Williams, David (96)

Wm [Mone], (6)

Wm. (5)

[Work], Robert (51)

Wood, Thomas (90)

Woodruff, John (35)

Woods, (11)

Woods, Peter (3)

Worth, Wm. C. (40)

[Z]win, Bejamin (96)

 

Folder 3 Surveyor’s Book No. 3, 24 March 1893-1902. 1973.008G.

Property owners and corresponding page numbers:

Alexander, Sara (40)

[Aument], Frank (43)

Baker, Thomas (43)

Baker, Thomas (72)

Baker, Thomas (8) (15)

Bea, John (12) (13) (25) (35)

Bea, John (58)

Bernard, James J. (10) (12)

Beyer, Andrew (41) (42)

Beyer, Margaret (41)

Bridge, Andrew (46)

[Broomalf], Samuel H. (26)

Brosinius, Joseph H (46)

Brosius, Joshua (46)

Brosius, Wm (47)

Brown, J.W. (48)

Brown, K. (8)

Brown, Thomas W. (48)

Clark, Henry (32)

Coates, Truman (10) (13)

Cochran, Joseph S. (36)

Davis, Abner (44)

Davis, Abner (5) (8)

Davis, Jos. B. (5) (8)

Drumm, Earl (8)

Eby, Henry S. (24)

Edwards, Charles (35)

Fleming, Martin J. (52)

Foulk, Mr. Mrs. (9) (34)

Frames, David (60)

Fritz, Abby Ann (43)

Gowan, Mr. (1)

Gowan, Wm. M. (17) (23)

Gray, Ezra (63)

Haines, Eugene (8)

Haines, Eugene M. (43)

Hamil, R. A. (35)

Hamilton, J.E. (7)

Hannun, Eurch (31)

Harper, J.D. (25)

Hodgson, Annie C. (69)

Hodgson, Ellis P. (67)

Hodgson, Ellis P. (66) (69)

Hoopes, Thomas G (26)

Houston David, (47)

Jackson, Annetta L. (40)

Jackson, Clark (25)

Jackson, David W. (53)

Jackson, David W. (60) (61)

Jackson, James (29)

Jackson, Thomas E. (38)

Jackson, Thomas E. (40)

Jacob (71)

Jeffries, Benjamin (30)

Jenkins, Annie E. (54)

Kalbach, A.M. (50)

Keene, Rebecca J. (29)

Kennedy, Anna (23)

Kennedy, James H. (23)

King, Judson B. (7)

Lechman, Benjamin (50)

Martin, Samuel (41)

Mc Cardle, Eli (24)

McCarter, Henry C. (35)

McCarter, Henry G. (39)

McCarter, John Jones (65)

McCarter, Thompson (48)

McElwain, Josiah (6)

McSparren, James B. (43)

Miller, Andrew (25)

Miller, H. H. (10) (12) (13)

Miller, Henry H. (25) (35)

Miller, Henry H. (65)

Miller, Lemuel H. (4)

[Miller], Minnie R. (4)

[Mimm], Jesse (42)

Morrison, Emma B. (25) (26) (30)

Nixon, AW (19) (20) (21) (22)

Nixon, Joseph (23)

[O Kips,] Andrew [ (31)

Oatman, Z. (8)

[Patterson, Bordey] (43)

[Pennook], F. J. (52)

Penny, Joseph (3)

Philemena C. Lynch insert

Rambo, David (66)

Rambo, Elisha (66) (69)

Ramsay, James (30) (31)

Reeses, Peter (14)

Reyburn, James H. (10)

Rigg, Hiram F. (26)

Robinson, Amy (30)

Ross, George E. (55)

Ross, Hamilton (35)

Sampson, John (13) (15)

Sampson, William (41) (42)

Shivery, (Elisha J. 52)

Shivery, Demison (9)

Smith, Abram (16) (17)

Smith, Jackson (16) (17)

Smith, Jackson (2)

Smith, S.W. (1) (3)

Sproul, James (20)

Sweiger,t John W. (9)

Swift, Joseph (43)

Taylor, Jesse (47)

W. Jackson, David W. (15)

Walston, A. Brinton (18)

Walton, Alban (42)

Walton, Elizabeth C. (18)

Walton, Joseph L.

Walton, Joseph P. (63)

Webster, Chalkey (57) (58) (59)

Webster, Chalkley (24) (29)

Webster, Chalkley (45)

Webster, G. (39)

Webster, Joseph (57)

Webster, Margaret C. (57)(58)

White, Alexander (41)

Williams, Abner (37)

Williams, Wm. B. (35)

Wilson, [Wm] C. (46)

Wood, James (43)

Worth, Albert B. (43)

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