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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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Cases argued and adjudged in the High Court of Chancery, [1680-1719]

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo21756
Corporate Author
Great Britain. Court of Chancery.
Date of Publication
1726-1729.
Call Number
Book 704 1726
Book 705 1729
Responsibility
published from the manuscripts of Thomas Vernon ... by order of the High Court of Chancery.
Corporate Author
Great Britain. Court of Chancery.
Place of Publication
[London] in the Savoy
Publisher
Printed by E. and R. Nutt and R. Gosling (assigns of E. Sayer) for J. Tonson,
Date of Publication
1726-1729.
Physical Description
2 volumes : frontispiece (portrait) ; 33 cm
Notes
Preface signed: Wm-Peere Williams. Wm. Melmoth.
Jasper Yeates's Colonial Law Library.
Yeates's signature at top of title page.
Book numbers 704 and 705 as assigned by Yeates.
Full blind-tooled leather (Binding)
Subjects
Law reports, digests, etc. - Great Britain.
Equity - Great Britain.
Equity.
Law reports, digests, etc.
Great Britain.
Gilt title on maroon spine label (Binding)
Additional Author
Vernon, Thomas,
Williams, William Peere,
Melmoth, William,
Yeates, Jasper,
Location
Lancaster History Library - Yeates Collection
Call Number
Book 704 1726
Book 705 1729
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Days of darkness : the Gettysburg civilians

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo1965
Author
Williams, William G.
Date of Publication
1986.
Call Number
973.7349 H633
Responsibility
by William G. Williams.
ISBN
0932751059 :
Author
Williams, William G.
Place of Publication
Shippensburg, Pa
Publisher
Beidel Print. House,
Date of Publication
1986.
Physical Description
xiii, 254 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
LCHS copy inscribed by author.
Includes index.
Bibliography: p. 251-252.
Contents
Chapters : First Light --- All Talk --- They're Here --- They're Gone --- Storm Clouds --- The First Day --- The Second Day --- The Third Day --- The Fourth of July --- Sunday "Sabbath of Suffering " --- Monday " Up From The Ashes " --- Tuesday " Food Bandages and Prayer " --- Wednesday "More Surprises " --- Thursday " On The Move" --- Friday "A week of Peace " --- July 11 - 12 " The Living and The Dying " --- July 13 - 19 " Some Go Home " --- July 20 - 31 " An End To Nursing " --- August and September " Lingering Effects " --- November 19 " Four Score and Seven " --- Epilogue --- List of Hospital Sites
Summary
"Many books have documented the military repercussions of the Battle of Gettysburg - but never before has an author delved so deeply into what has been a nearly untapped historical resource: the accounts of the town's 2,400 civilians, who became combatants and casualties, spies and stretcher-bearers - eyewitnesses all to this momentous event." [from GoodReads]
Subjects
Gettysburg (Pa.), Battle of, 1863
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Fiction.
Pennsylvania - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Fiction.
Historical fiction.
War stories.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
973.7349 H633
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Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Object ID
CommOrder 1826 #236
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
Briscoe, George
Brooks, Andrew
Brooks, George
Jones, Eliza
Jones, Samuel
Leonard, Henry
Martin, Christopher
Martin, Jacob
McGinnis, Mary
McVey, Michael
McVey, William
Meloney, Margaret
Plum, Christian
Plum, Mary
Quest, Elizabeth
Rathvo, Catharine
Rathvon, Eliza
Rathvon, George
Rice, Hester
Road, Jacob
Road, Rebecca
Sheets, Adam
Spencer, Ann
Williams, William
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Marietta
Poor children
Teacher
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Place
Marietta
Extent
70 boxes (35 cubic ft.)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2008-03-25
Object ID
CommOrder 1826 #236
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
006
Box Number
006
Notes
Entered into Q & A 1994/07/19.
Additional Notes
Poor children.
Briscoe, George. Teacher.
Brooks, Andrew.
Brooks, George.
Jones, Eliza.
Jones, Samuel,
Leonard, Henry.
Martin, Christopher.
Martin, Jacob.
McGinnis, Mary.
McVey, Michael.
McVey, William.
Meloney, Margaret.
Plum, Christian.
Plum, Mary.
Quest, Elizabeth.
Rathvo, Catharine.
Rathvon, Eliza.
Rathvon, George.
Rice, Hester.
Road, Jacob.
Road, Rebecca.
Sheets, Adam.
Spencer, Ann.
Williams, William.
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 1826 #390
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
Cooper, Margaret
Cross, Andrew
Grosch, Samuel S.
Hamler, Alexander
Hamler, John
Jemison, David
Jones, Samuel
Kelly, Charles
Kelly, Mary
Longenecker, James
Longenecker, Levi
McNeal, Hannah
Park, James
Rathvon, Catharine
Rathvon, Elizabeth
Sands, John
Williams, William
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Donegal Twp.
Marietta
Poor children
Teacher
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Place
Marietta
Extent
70 boxes (35 cubic ft.)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2008-03-25
Object ID
CommOrder 1826 #390
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
006
Box Number
006
Notes
Entered into Q & A 1994/07/29.
Additional Notes
Poor children.
Marietta unless noted.
Cooper, Margaret. Donegal Twp.
Cross, Andrew.
Grosch, Samuel S. Teacher.
Hamler, Alexander.
Hamler, John.
Jemison, David. Donegal Twp.
Jones, Samuel.
Kelly, Charles.
Kelly, Mary.
Longenecker, James. Donegal Twp.
Longenecker, Levi. Donegal Twp.
McNeal, Hannah. Donegal Twp.
Park, James.
Rathvon, Catharine.
Rathvon, Elizabeth.
Sands, John. Donegal Twp.
Williams, William.
1 item. 1 pieces.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Indictments
Object ID
APR 1898 F065
Description Level
Item
Collection
Indictments
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1898
People
Williams, William
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
APR 1898 F065
Parent Object ID
INDICTMENTS
Case Number
66.000
Classification
RG 02-00 0933
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Larceny
Receiving stolen goods
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
JAN 1861 F009 QS
Description Level
Item
Collection
Quarter Sessions
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1861
People
Williams, William
Anderson, William
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Charge: larceny
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
JAN 1861 F009 QS
Case Number
4.000
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Also: William Anderson.
Larceny.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
JAN 1880 F065 QS
Description Level
Item
Collection
Quarter Sessions
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1880
People
Williams, William
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
JAN 1880 F065 QS
Case Number
71.000
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Larceny
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
JAN 1852 F003 QS
Description Level
Item
Collection
Quarter Sessions
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1852
People
Pope, E.
McCoy, A.
Eden, Joseph
Hall, Alexander
Ridgley, Jacob
Wertz, Robert
McBride, John
Frey, George
Flynn, Michael
Harron, P.
Daley, Thomas
Thompson, John
Brown, William
Thompson, Ezekiel
Pendegrast, Benjamin
Clark, Elijah
Williams, William
Reed, George
Johnson, Benjamin
Jackson, John
Sims, Henry
Smith, William
Stoutter, A.
Bonom, Sarah
Bonom, E.
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Prisoners
Prisons
Jails
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
JAN 1852 F003 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Prison calendar.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
JAN 1852 F032 QS
Description Level
Item
Collection
Quarter Sessions
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1852
People
Morgan, John
Sims, Henry
Valentine, Charley
Clarkson, Lewis
Hunter, Charles
Gales, Lewis
Williams, George
Pernsley, Alson
Stewart, Light
Scarlet, Joseph
Brown, William
Thompson, Ezekiel
Caulsberg, Daniel
Clarkson, Isaiah
Pendergrast, Benjamin
Clark, Elijah
Green, Henry
Williams, William
Holliday, John
Reed, George
Johnston, Benjamin
Jackson, John
Butler, Thomas
Wilson, Collister
Clemens, Hezekiah
Wells, George
Harris, Walter
Clinch, Abraham
Carter, Nelson
Philips, Jacob
Moore, Jacob
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Charge: riot
Charge: murder
Christiana Resistance
Christiana
African-American
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
JAN 1852 F032 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Riot; murder.
Christiana Resistance.
Defendants: John Morgan; Henry Sims; Charley Valentine; Lewis Clarkson; Charles Hunter; Lewis Gales; George Williams; Alson Pernsley; Light Stewart; Joseph Scarlet; William Brown; Ezekiel Thompson; Daniel Caulsberg; Isaiah Clarkson; Benjamin Pendergrast; Elijah Clark; Henry Green; William Williams; John Holliday; William Brown; George Reed; Benjamin Johnston; John Jackson; Thomas Butler; Collister Wilson; Hezekiah Clemens; George Wells; Walter Harris; Abraham Clinch; Nelson Carter; Jacob Philips; Jacob Moore.
1 item, 7 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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