The history of Montgomery county, Maryland, from its earliest settlement in 1650 to 1879 ..

The history of Montgomery county, Maryland, from its earliest settlement in 1650 to 1879 ..

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\8 I--"^ ->\^0^i-= ^v.'^.•^\"&.'•%,^-•\S*:HT E HIST YOROFMONTGOMERY COUNTY,MARYLAND,FROM IT:Earliest Settlement in 1650 to 187!)— —The Early Land Grants. By whom patented. Their order of—atntd Present Owners. Local andSettlement General— —Events. Leading Incidents. Principal Towns,—Villages, &c. Its Soil, Products, andIndustries. Also,OF THE PROMINENT MEN OF THE COUNTY.SKETCHESDIRECTORY• Merchants, Manufacturers, Professors,Of Post Offices,Farmers, Tobacco Planters, Mechanics, Mills,and Churches.Colleges, Schools,APPENDIX,WITH ANof the Prominent Business HousesContaining a DescriptionGeorgetown.of Washington andAUTHENTICCOMPILED AND ARRANGED FROM SOURCES,BYY D,H. S. BOT.MARYLAND.MONTGOMERY COUNTY,CLARKSBURG,1879-. r/ifriaccording the Act of Congress, in the year 1879,Entered toBy T. H. S. Boyd,at Washington, D. C.In the Office of the Librarian of Congress,BALTIMORE \W. K. BOYLE & SON,PRINTERS.??L;mPREFACE.the citizensIn offering the present history to the public andCounty, for the publisherof Montgomery it appears necessarypresent the motive that induced him to undertake the publi-tocation.During the Centennial year of our National Independence,the President of the United States issued a Proclamation,to assemble in their respective towns andrequesting- the peoplecounties, and from obscurity and oblivion the incidentsrescueand events connected with the first century of the Nation.the ofPrevious to the issue of ...

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\8 I --"^ ->\^ 0^ i -= ^ v. '^. •^ \"& .'•%, ^ - •\ S* : HT E HIST YOR OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND, FROM IT: Earliest Settlement in 1650 to 187!) — —The Early Land Grants. By whom patented. Their order of —atntd Present Owners. Local andSettlement General — —Events. Leading Incidents. Principal Towns, —Villages, &c. Its Soil, Products, and Industries. Also, OF THE PROMINENT MEN OF THE COUNTY.SKETCHES DIRECTORY • Merchants, Manufacturers, Professors,Of Post Offices, Farmers, Tobacco Planters, Mechanics, Mills, and Churches.Colleges, Schools, APPENDIX,WITH AN of the Prominent Business HousesContaining a Description Georgetown.of Washington and AUTHENTICCOMPILED AND ARRANGED FROM SOURCES, BY Y D,H. S. BOT. MARYLAND.MONTGOMERY COUNTY,CLARKSBURG, 1879-. r / ifri according the Act of Congress, in the year 1879,Entered to By T. H. S. Boyd, at Washington, D. C.In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, BALTIMORE \ W. K. BOYLE & SON, PRINTERS. ??L ;m PREFACE. the citizensIn offering the present history to the public and County, for the publisherof Montgomery it appears necessary present the motive that induced him to undertake the publi-to cation. During the Centennial year of our National Independence, the President of the United States issued a Proclamation, to assemble in their respective towns andrequesting- the people counties, and from obscurity and oblivion the incidentsrescue and events connected with the first century of the Nation. the ofPrevious to the issue of this proclamation, people resolved to celebrate the one hun-Montgomery County had of the on thedredth anniversary of the organization County, Rockville, September 6th, 1870. SpeechesFair Grounds, at were delivered B. Davis, Esq., T. Anderson, Esq.,by A. Judge Jones, and others.Judge Richard J. Bowie, Judge Pearre, Grounds were tilledThe exhibition buildings of the Fair with of therelics and curiosities, giving a faithful reflex past. of this volume is to collect andThe object in the publication of the mattermaterials, with such an arrangementarrange the of the County, in as con-as to give a true and faithful history the subject will admit; commencingcise and succinct style as manners and customs of the abo-with a brief sketch of the inhabited this region of country, and continu-rigines, who once whites, down throughing with the earlier settlements by the and peaceful times that fol-the period of the Revolution the including geological features, streams,lowed until the present, IV PREFACE. natural curiosities, general statistics, taxable property, synop- sis of census, public improvements, towns, villages and post offices, with biographical sketches of distinguished persons, immigration and its effects, agriculture, pomology, and the cul- ture of bees. Also, complete Directory ofa Merchants, Far- mers, Planters, Mechanics, Professions, etc., with a copious Appendix, containing sketches of the prominent mercantile and manufacturing interests of Baltimore and the District of Columbia, which are identified with the prosperity of Mont- gomery County. The publisher takes pleasure in tendering his unfeigned all who have contributedacknowledgments to those material for this publication; especially to William Grady, Esq., the effi- cient County Surveyor. T. H. S. BOYD.