June 26, 2013

More Scenes at Doub's Mill

Beaver Creek, Maryland



As I wrote yesterday, we sought out this property that was once owned by the Newcomers, ancestors on my mother's side. It turned out to be a beautiful place!

I am grateful to Mr. Perini for posting extensive documentation on the property on his Doub's Mill website. It provided me information on my ancestors and directions to the property.
Records show that Newcomer family members came to this area shortly before the American Revolution.
In what was to become Washington County, on April 1, 1775, the brothers Henry and Christian Newcomer paid 5000 pounds for the three tracts of land totaling 692 acres from Michael Cyster (FCLR, 1775) that Cyster had acquired from John Stull Jr. in 1772... The Beaver Creek area was now in the possession of the Newcomers... A year later, July 2, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia PA and signaled the beginning of the revolutionary war with England.

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4 comments:

Leovi said...

Beautiful pictures, I really like the reflections in the water!

TexWisGirl said...

definitely beautiful with the water flowing and the sounds of birds. very pretty mill building, too.

The Furry Gnome said...

Looks like an interesting place; nice to have a personal connection.

Theresa said...

That is a gorgeous property!