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Collection
Thomas Baker's Surveying Records
Object ID
MG0734
Date Range
1856-1902
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Thomas Baker's Surveying Records
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.
Admin/Biographical History
Thomas Baker traces his ancestry back to Sir Richard 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."
Custodial History
Processed and finding aid prepared by AB, November 2014. Added to database 24 May 2021.
Date Range
1856-1902
Creation Date
1856-1902
Year Range From
1856
Year Range To
1902
Creator
Baker, Thomas, b. 1822
People
Alexander, Sara
Andrews, Arthur
Armstrong, Lapsley
Ash, Daniel
Aument, Frank
Bailey, Thomas
Bailey, William M.
Bair, William M.
Baker, George
Baker, Harlan
Baker, John
Baker, Thomas
Baldwin, Joseph B.
Baptis, Joseph
Bea, John
Bear, Jacob
Bernard, James J.
Beyer, Andrew
Beyer, Daniel
Beyer, Margaret
Beyer, Robert
Black, Margaret
Blackburn, Cromwell
Blank, Christian
Borland, William
Bosland, William
Brinton, Howard
Brinton, Moses
Brinton, Samuel
Broomell, B. J.
Broomell, Samuel H.
Brosius, Clarkson
Brosius, Jesse
Brosius, John Comly
Brosius, Joseph H.
Brosius, Joshua
Brosius, Levi
Brosius, Mahlon J.
Brosius, William
Brown, J. W.
Brown, James
Brown, K.
Brown, Thomas W.
Bush, Fred
Bushong, Jacob
Carlow, James
Carter, Benjamin
Carter, John C.
Chamberlain, Jonas
Clark, Henry
Cloud, Charles
Coates, Ellis
Coates, Lewis
Coates, Samuel
Coates, Truman
Cochran, Joseph S.
Cohan, Thomas H.
Connar, James
Conner, John
Cooper, Truman
Crossen, James
Dale, George
Davis, Abner
Davis, Christopher
Davis, John
Davis, Joseph B.
Davis, Joseph E.
Davis, Lucretia H.
Davis, William
Dean, Thomas
Doneby, Philip
Donelly, Henry
Donelly, Hugh
Drumm, Earl
Eby, Henry S.
Edwards, Charles
Edwards, James
Elias, Emery
Elizabeth, Mary
Elliott, Cloud
Ernery, Hannah E.
Evans, Carrie R.
Evans, John
Evans, William
Fagler, John
Ferguson, Benjamin
Ferguson, Robert
Ferguson, William
Fleming, Martin J.
Foulk, Mrs.
Fox, William
Frames, David
Fritz, Abby Ann
Gill, John
Goodman, Charles
Gowan, William M.
Graham, Harrison
Graham, John T.
Gray, Ezra
Haines, Eugene M.
Hall, Hiram S.
Hamil, Armor
Hamil, R. A.
Hamilton, J. E.
Hannun, Eurch
Harper, J. D.
Harrar, Daniel
Harrar, Miller
Harray, P.
Harrett, William
Harting, George R.
Hastings, Jeremiah
Hastings, Joseph
Henning, James
Hevenson, Ann
Heyberger, Jacob
Hodgson, Annie C.
Hodgson, Ellis P.
Hollis, William
Holmes, John
Hoopes, Thomas G.
Houston, David
Hoy, P.
Hoy, William
Hudson, Alex
Hurley, John
Jackson William Clark
Jackson, Annetta L.
Jackson, Clark
Jackson, David W.
Jackson, Ellwood
Jackson, Hayes
Jackson, James J.
Jackson, Lydia
Jackson, Thomas
Jackson, Thomas E.
Jackson, Thomas S.
Jeffries, Benjamin
Jenkins, Annie E.
Jones, Emmos S.
Jones, John
Jones, John C.
Jones, John G.
Kalbach, A. M.
Keene, Rebecca J.
Kennedy, Anna
Kennedy, James H.
Kent, Daniel
Kimble, Isaac W.
King, Judson B.
Lamborn, Jacob H.
Lamborn, Kirk
Lechman, Benjamin
Lewis, Alex
Lewis, Elijah
Lewis, Isaac
Lewis, John C.
Lewis, Thompson
Luckenbach, J. S.
Lynch, Philemena C.
Mahaney, Jeremiah
Mahon, Jeremiah
Markey, Pat
Martin, Elijah P.
Martin, James
Martin, Samuel
Martin, William S.
Massey, Isaac
Mayhu, William
McCardle, Eli
McCarter, Henry C.
McCarter, Henry G.
McCarter, John Jones
McCarter, Thompson
McCimans, Mike
McClure, John
McClure, Thomas
McConnel, Samuel
McCord, James
McCord, William
McCullough, James
McCullough, Robert
McElwain, David
McElwain, James
McElwain, Josiah
McElwain, Robert
McHenry, John
McLinaus, John
McLinaus, W. F.
McNeil, George A.
McSparren, James B.
Miller, Andrew
Miller, H. Jackson
Miller, Henry H.
Miller, Joanna
Miller, Lemuel H.
Miller, Minnie R.
Mimm, Jesse
Montgomery, John
Montgomery, Sam E.
Morrison, Caroline B.
Morrison, Emma B.
Morrison, Robert
Morrison, Samuel
Newhauser, John
Nixon, A. W.
Nixon, Joseph
Noble, William M.
Oatman, Eliza
Oatman, Zachariah
Ortlip, Andrew
Patterson, Bordley Shippen
Pennington, Robert H.
Pennington, Thomas
Pennock, F. J.
Pennock, Francis J.
Pennock, Joseph
Pennock, Margaretta Walker
Pennock, William E.
Penny, Joseph
Peters, Abraham
Peters, Abraham K.
Pierce, G.
Pinkerton, James
Purnal, Levis
Pusey, Joseph
Rakestraw, Abraham
Rambo Elijah W.
Rambo, David
Rambo, Elisha
Ramsay, James
Reeses, Peter
Reyburn, James H.
Reylin, John
Reylon, Henry S.
Rhoads, Levi S.
Richey, George
Ricky, Immanuel
Rigg, Hiram F.
Robinson, Amy
Robison, Joseph
Roney, Pat
Ross, George E.
Ross, Hamilton
Russel, Joseph
Rutter, Adam
Rynear, Charles
Sampson, John
Sampson, William
Sellers, Thomas W.
Seltzer, Sara R.
Shaw, Ben
Shivery, Demison
Shivery, Elisha J.
Shivery, George
Shultz, Frank
Simmons, Henry
Siner, John T.
Slack, Hall
Slokom, Samuel
Smith, Abram
Smith, Jackson
Smith, Jesse J.
Smith, S. W.
Smith, Samuel
Sproul, James
Stewart, James
Stump, B. O.
Sutton, Edwin
Sweigert, John W.
Swift, Joseph
Taylor, Jacob
Taylor, Jesse
Thomas, Arthur
Thomas, Edward
Thomas, Margaret
Thompson, James
Thompson, Jane M.
Thompson, Mary Jane
Turner, James
Walker, David
Wallace, Arthur
Walton, Abner Brinton
Walton, Alban
Walton, Brinton
Walton, Elizabeth C.
Walton, Isaac
Walton, Joseph L.
Walton, Joseph B.
Walton, Joseph P.
Watts, Mollie
Webster, Chalkley
Webster, Charles
Webster, Daniel
Webster, George
Webster, Joseph
Webster, Margaret C.
White, Alexander
Whiteside, Mrs.
Whitman, James
Whitson, Martha
Whitson, Moses
Whitson, Samuel
Whitson, Thomas
Whitson, William
Willard, Agnes
Williams, Abner
Williams, David
Williams, William B.
Wood, James
Wood, Joshua
Wood, Thomas
Wood, William N.
Woodruff, John
Woods, Joshua
Woods, Peter
Woods, Thomas
Work, Robert
Worth, Albert B.
Worth, William C.
Subjects
Surveying
Surveyors
Lancaster County (Pa.)
Chester County (Pa.)
Search Terms
Chester County
Christiana
Colerain Twp.
Finding aids
Kirkwood, Colerain Twp.
Lancaster County
Manuscript groups
Octoraro Creek
Surveying
Surveyors
Upper Oxford Twp., Chester County
Extent
1 box, 3 folders, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0734
Other Numbers
MG-734
Other Number
MG-734
Classification
MG0734
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 15
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Surveyor's transit case, Object ID 1973.008
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Original documents may be used by appointment. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Documents
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Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Object ID
CommOrder 1830 #159
Description Level
Item
Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Description
This record group contains canceled orders that were issued by the county commissioners for payment to be made by the county treasurer. The orders show date, order number, amount, name of payee, purpose, and signatures of the county commissioners. In the case of "poor children," teachers were reimbursed by the county for tuition and/or the supplies purchased for students whose parents were unable to pay. Orders include: Poor Children, Almshouse, Bridges, Coroners' Inquests, Prisons, Roads, Court House, and Tax Exonerations.
System of Arrangement
The record group is organized chronologically, then arranged by order number within each year.
Date of Accumulation
1810-1901
Creator
County Commissioners
People
Bernard, Mary
Bernard, Sarah Ann
Graham, David
Graham, John
Grase, Joseph
Grase, Rosanna
McLain, John
Redman, Henry
Redman, Joseph
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Bart Twp.
Colerain Twp.
Poor children
Teacher
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Place
Colerain Twp.
Extent
70 boxes (35 cubic ft.)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2008-03-25
Object ID
CommOrder 1830 #159
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
010
Box Number
010
Notes
Entered into Q&A 1994/10/04.
Additional Notes
Poor children.
West Branch School.
Colerain Twp. unless noted.
Bernard, Mary. Bart Twp.
Bernard, Sarah Ann. Bart Twp.
Graham, David.
Graham, John.
Grase, Joseph. Bart Twp.
Grase, Rosanna. Bart Twp.
McLain, John.
Redman, Henry.
Redman, Joseph.
1 item. 1 piece.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Indictments
Object ID
NOV 1816 F039
Description Level
Item
Collection
Indictments
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1816
People
Graham, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
NOV 1816 F039
Parent Object ID
INDICTMENTS
Case Number
38.000
Classification
RG 02-00 0933
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Tippling house.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Object ID
CommOrder 1826 #620
Description Level
Item
Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Description
This record group contains canceled orders that were issued by the county commissioners for payment to be made by the county treasurer. The orders show date, order number, amount, name of payee, purpose, and signatures of the county commissioners. In the case of "poor children," teachers were reimbursed by the county for tuition and/or the supplies purchased for students whose parents were unable to pay. Orders include: Poor Children, Almshouse, Bridges, Coroners' Inquests, Prisons, Roads, Court House, and Tax Exonerations.
System of Arrangement
The record group is organized chronologically, then arranged by order number within each year.
Date of Accumulation
1810-1901
Creator
County Commissioners
People
Graham, William
Graham, James
Graham, John
Humbel, Jacob
Humbel, Christian
Humbel, Esther
Paxton, James
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Colerain Twp.
Poor children
Teacher
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Place
Colerain Twp.
Extent
70 boxes (35 cubic ft.)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2008-03-25
Object ID
CommOrder 1826 #620
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
007
Box Number
007
Notes
Entered into Q & A 1994/08/24.
Additional Notes
Poor children.
Graham, William. Father of Graham, James; Graham, John Humbel, Jacob. Father of Humbel, Christian; Humbel, Esther.
Paxton, James. Teacher.
1 item. 1 piece.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Indictments
Object ID
APR 1874 F063
Description Level
Item
Collection
Indictments
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1874
People
Graham, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Charge: larceny
Indictments
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
APR 1874 F063
Parent Object ID
INDICTMENTS
Case Number
61.000
Classification
RG 02-00 0933
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Larceny.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Object ID
CommOrder 1830 #615
Description Level
Item
Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Description
This record group contains canceled orders that were issued by the county commissioners for payment to be made by the county treasurer. The orders show date, order number, amount, name of payee, purpose, and signatures of the county commissioners. In the case of "poor children," teachers were reimbursed by the county for tuition and/or the supplies purchased for students whose parents were unable to pay. Orders include: Poor Children, Almshouse, Bridges, Coroners' Inquests, Prisons, Roads, Court House, and Tax Exonerations.
System of Arrangement
The record group is organized chronologically, then arranged by order number within each year.
Date of Accumulation
1810-1901
Year
1830
Creator
County Commissioners
People
Anderson, Ann Eliza
Barnard, Ann Sarah
Barnard, Mary
Barr, Leah
Barr, Sarah
Bird, Jacob
Bushong, Martha
Bushong, Samuel
Clark, Creaton
Clark, John
Clark, Mary
Clark, Uriah
Galaway, Harriett
Graham, David
Graham, John
Oatman, Jemima
Oatman, Kesiah
Thompson, Francis
Thompson, James
Welch, Ann
Search Terms
Colerain Twp.
Poor children
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Place
Colerain Twp.
Extent
70 boxes (35 cubic ft.)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2008-03-25
Object ID
CommOrder 1830 #615
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
011
Box Number
011
Notes
Entered into Q&A Feb 27, 1996.
Additional Notes
Poor children.
NAMES TAKEN FROM LANCASTER COUNTY TAX LISTS
Anderson, Ann Eliza . Age 6.
Barnard, Ann Sarah. Age 10.
Barnard, Mary. Age 8.
Barr, Leah. Age 9.
Barr, Sarah. Age 11.
Bird, Jacob. Age 10.
Bushong, Martha. Age 11.
Bushong, Samuel. Age 9.
Clark, Creaton. Age 10.
Clark, John. Age 8.
Clark, _____ (the blacksmith). Father of Clark, Mary, age 8; Clark, Uriah, age 6.
Galaway, Harriett. Age 9.
Graham, David. Age 8.
Graham, John. Age 10.
Oatman, Jemima. Age 11.
Oatman, Kesiah. Age 9.
Thompson, Francis. Age 9.
Thompson, James. Age 11.
Welch, Ann. Age 11.
1 item. 1 piece.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Object ID
CommOrder no date #017
Description Level
Item
Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Description
This record group contains canceled orders that were issued by the county commissioners for payment to be made by the county treasurer. The orders show date, order number, amount, name of payee, purpose, and signatures of the county commissioners. In the case of "poor children," teachers were reimbursed by the county for tuition and/or the supplies purchased for students whose parents were unable to pay. Orders include: Poor Children, Almshouse, Bridges, Coroners' Inquests, Prisons, Roads, Court House, and Tax Exonerations.
System of Arrangement
The record group is organized chronologically, then arranged by order number within each year.
Date of Accumulation
1810-1901
Creator
County Commissioners
People
Anderson, Luphilia
Anderson, Luthinda
Bare, Leah
Bare, Sarah
Barnet, Mary
Barnet, Sally Ann
Right, Mary Ann
Right, William
Bunting, J. David
Bunting, William
Bushong, Martha
Bushong, Samuel
Clark, Creyton
Clark, John
Critser, Amanda
Fergason, Jane
Galoway, Hariet
Galbreth, James
Galbreth, Margreth
Graham, James
Graham, John
Hains, Stepham
Maloney, James.
Malone, WIlliam
Malone, Washington
Malone, Margret
McCarthy, Elijah
McCarthy, Mary Jane
McClure, John
McClure, M. Ann
McCreel, Jonathon
McCreel, David
Octman, Jemimah
Octman, Keziah
Welch, Ann
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Colerain Twp.
Poor children
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Place
Colerain Twp.
Extent
70 boxes (35 cubic ft.)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2008-03-25
Object ID
CommOrder no date #017
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
068
Box Number
068
Notes
Entered into Q&A Sep 6, 1996.
Additional Notes
Poor children.
Names taken from Lancaster County tax lists.
Anderson, Luphilia, age 7.
Anderson, Luthinda, age 9.
Bare, Leah, age 8.
Bare, Sarah, age 10.
Barnet, Mary, age 7.
Barnet, Sally Ann, age 9.
Right, Mary Ann, age 9.
Right, William, age 10. [Note: this name is crossed out and annotated "too old."]
Bunting, J. David, age 9.
Bunting, William, age 8.
Bushong, Martha, age 10.
Bushong, Samuel, age 7.
Clark, Creyton, age 9.
Clark, John, age 7.
Critser, Amanda, age 10.
Fergason, Jane, age 9.
Galoway, Hariet, age 10.
Galbreth, James, age 9.
Galbreth, Margreth, age 8.
Graham, James, age 9.
Graham, John, age 8.
Hains, Stepham, age 11.
Maloney, James. Father of Malone, WIlliam, age 6; Malone, Washington, age 8.
Malone, Margret, age 6. Child of Archibald M.
McCarthy, Elijah, age 6.
McCarthy, Mary Jane, age 9.
McClure, John, age 10.
McClure, M. Ann, age 7.
McCreel, Jonathon, age 7; McCreel, David, age 7. Twins.
Octman, Jemimah, age 9.
Octman, Keziah, age 7.
Welch, Ann, age 11.
1 item. 1 piece.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
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Renunciations
Object ID
Ren 1875 F035
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Renunciations
Description
Renunciations are papers filed in the Orphans' Court by executors of an estate who do not wish to administer that estate. They show the name of the decedent, the decedent's place of residence, the name of the person renouncing administration, the name of the replacement administrator to be appointed, and date. The relationship between the decedent, the executor, and the administrator is usually shown. Arranged chronologically and then alphabetically within each year.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically and then alphabetically within each year.
Date of Accumulation
1762-1820, 1821-1842, 1880-1906
Year
1875
Creator
Register of Wills
People
Graham, John
Graham, Mariah
Graham, Christopher
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Renunciation
Bart Twp.
Place
Bart Twp.
Extent
12 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Ren 1875 F035
Classification
RG 03-00 0115
Location
Archives
Container
010
Box Number
010
Associated Material
Administrators Accounts
Miscellaneous Orphans' Court Papers
Additional Notes
Renouncer: Graham, Mariah.
Administrator: Graham, Christopher.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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Collection
Renunciations
Object ID
Ren 1876 F025
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Renunciations
Description
Renunciations are papers filed in the Orphans' Court by executors of an estate who do not wish to administer that estate. They show the name of the decedent, the decedent's place of residence, the name of the person renouncing administration, the name of the replacement administrator to be appointed, and date. The relationship between the decedent, the executor, and the administrator is usually shown. Arranged chronologically and then alphabetically within each year.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically and then alphabetically within each year.
Date of Accumulation
1762-1820, 1821-1842, 1880-1906
Year
1876
Creator
Register of Wills
People
Graham, John
Diller, Mary A.
Diller, Martin H.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Renunciation
Salisbury Twp.
Place
Salisbury Twp.
Extent
12 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Ren 1876 F025
Classification
RG 03-00 0115
Location
Archives
Container
011
Box Number
011
Associated Material
Administrators Accounts
Miscellaneous Orphans' Court Papers
Additional Notes
Renouncer: Diller, Mary A.
Administrator: Diller, Martin H.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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Collection
Indictments
Object ID
FEB 1796 F006
Description Level
Item
Collection
Indictments
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1796
People
Graham, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
FEB 1796 F006
Parent Object ID
INDICTMENTS
Classification
RG 02-00 0933
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Assault and battery.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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