Notes for Gideon II Tilghman: SPES 2983: Gideon II Tilghman was born about midnight October 12, 1682 in Coventry Parish, Somerset County, Maryland; Liber IKL, 250 and LDS Film # 0014363. He was possessed with wealth and social position, his family intermarried with other native country families including the English Coulebourne's. These Tilghmans of Somerset County, Maryland do not claim any blood relations with any other family of the same name in Maryland and the facts seem to be proven. Gideon and Esther had 7 sons and they all proved their importance and respect to the community and to maintain the highest esteem of their neighbors. They all died leaving handsome estates. Gideon II had properties named Tilghman's Care (138 acres), Timber Lot (30 acres), but died on his property,Tilghman's Adventure (50 acres). But I believe that he is buried in Logan County, Kentucky, close to his son Stephen Holland Tilghman; exact location unknown and Donald couldn't find in 2000.
REF Liber AC-25, folio 302-305 (LDS Film # 0014363): On 17 August 1715 between John Smith, planter and his wife Sarah of Susex (?) County, Territory of Pennsylvania and Gideon Tillman, planter of Somerset County, Maryland by Patent granted to William Smith deceased a certain tract of land called Williams Hope in Somerset County on the W side of the Pocomoke River at a marked pine standing S and running up the river N containing 1000 acres by his will of 8 December 1667 to wife Mary; unto Captain William Colebourn and Margaret his wife on 28 February 1671; unto Henry Smith on 10 September 1672 (Liber CC folio 727) deceased; and as recorded in Liber CD folio 944 on 23 January 1712, paid by Gideon Tillman for 300 acres of the 1000 acres for 8500# tobacco; beginning at a large pine marked 3 ways and bounded by Walter Taylor's 500 acres and Charles Wharton's line of 200 acres called Williams Hope bordering on Whartons lake.
Misc notes: 1-In the tax list of Somerset County, Maryland, 1723, Gedieon had 1 slave. 2-On August 21,1735 as listed in Liber "EI" pg 11 (LDS Film #0014365), Gideon Tilghman of Somerset Parish for the good will and natural affection he has for his brother Joseph Tilghman of Coventry Parish (both planters), and for consideration of 5 shillings current money to him do sell and convey a parcell of land lying in Back Creek being the plantation where Gideon Tilghman the elder lately dwelled and per his will bequeathed to his son Joseph Tilghman beginning at a marked hickory where John Tilghmans land upon a hill by the dam side called Thompson's Adaventure containing 51 acres by the measure of David Wilson present surveyor. 3-Gideon on August 21,1735 (Ref "AZ"-263, LDS Film # 0014365) for the good will and affection for his brother Aaron and in consideration of 5 shillings in hand did bargin and sell that parcell of land lying on Back Creek S side above horsedam taken out of Thompson's Adventure by will of Gideon the elder deceased to son Joseph Tilghman, 200 acres out of grant by William Adventure and Gideon Tillman, elder dated December 28, 1688, for 100 acres called Small Hopes. Signed by Gideon Tillman and his "cattle mark" (as he couldn't read/write). 4-Gideon on March 19, 1755 (Ref "B"-60, LDS Film # 0014367) did bargin and sell to Thomas Hayward for 5 shillings, 1/2 acre in Somerset County a part of 2 tracts of land called Hague and Tilman's Luck bordering on Haywards Lott to start at a red oak marked with 16 notches for a ditch (for water?). 5-Gideon and Esther on September 28, 1724 did bargin, sell and release to Ralph Milbourne a part of 400 acres of land called Davids Adventure granted to David Daley and his wife Elizabeth in 1697. This land was located in Somerset County on the eastern side of Chesapeake Bay and N side of Pomoke river beginning at a marked Hickory house called Tilmans Rest for 200 acres for L2000 current money of Maryland. Neither Gideon nor Esther could read/write as they signed with marks; his cattle brand "g" and Esther with a "lazy s". 6-In the 1730 Pocomoke 100 tax list (ref 975.223R28m, pg 7, #695) shows Gideon with 2 slaves. 7-In the 1733 tax list, pg7, # 413 with 254a and 1slave. 8-In the 1744 tax list, pg6, # 559 with John and Nehemiah, and 1 slave. 9-In the 1748 tax list, pg5, # 466 with nothing.
More About Gideon II Tilghman and Esther Holland: Marriage: 1704, Somerset County, Maryland.
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