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Ancestors of Andrea Kay Warner


Generation No. 7


      66. John FEHR, born Dec 09, 1774 in Manchester, Carroll Co MD; died Oct 09, 1861 in Manchester, Carroll Co MD. He was the son of 132. Christopher FEHR and 133. Mary Barbara EUCHLIN. He married 67. Mary LIND 1787.

      67. Mary LIND26,27, born Oct 06, 1781 in Frederick MD; died Mar 22, 1866 in Manchester, Carroll County, MD28,29.

Notes for John FEHR:
Notes culled from WFT Vol 12, #1206

John FAIR, son of Christopher FEHR and Barbara EUCHLIN, was born somewhere in Pennsylvania and grew up on the family farm in Baltimore County (now Carroll County), MD. He worked on the farm, and sometimes in the papermills downstream from his home.

Communicants at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Manchester, MD:
12 May 1793: Christopher and Barbara FEHR, John FEHR, single;
11 May 1794, Christopher FEHR and wife Barbara FEHR, John FEHR, single;
22 Apr 1794 Christopher FEHR and wife Barb., John FEHR, single, and David FEHR, single

John was the noted as the sponsor at the baptism of his nephew, John FAIR, son of brother Jacob and Catherine in 1796 (Parish registry, 1784-1853, Zion Ev. Luth Church, Manchester, MD)

John Fair served in the war of 1812, as a private in the a company commanded by John Kerlinger, in the 15 Regiment of the Maryland Militia, entering into service on April 1813 and served until 27 October 1814 John made application for land under the Bounty Land Act of September 28, 1850. It appears he received 40 acres under warrant 1475, Feb 19, 1851 and an additional 120 acres under warrant 7874, IAW the Bounty Land Act of March 3, 1855.

1840 Federal Census for Carroll County, page 091?: John Fair, males: 1 (15-20) 1 (60-70), females: 1 (5-10); 1 (15-20); 1 (40-50) and 1 (70-80)

1850 Federal Census for Carroll County, page 338:
Henry (sic - should be John) Fair, age 75, farmer, value of land $3000, born: PA
Mary, age 69, born; MD, Anna Gildort, age: 85, born: PA.

1860 Federal Census for Carroll County, page 865:
John Fair, age 85, farmer, value of real estate $6000, value of land $1200, born: PA
Mary, age 79, born; MD

The Last Will and Testament of John Fair

In the name of God, Amen.

I John Fair of Carroll County in the State of Maryland, being in good health of body and of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding concerning the certainty of death and the uncertainty of
the time thereof, and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence, do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is today. First and principally I commit my soul into the hands of the Almighty God and my body to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my executor herein after named and after my just debts are paid I devise and bequeath as follows.

Whereas I am possessed of certain real estate situate and lying in Carroll County being the plantation whereon I know reside, which said real estate I give, devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary, to her own use and behoove during the lifetime of Anna Gildow, an inmate of my family, and after her death I do hereby or order will and direct my Executor, or any one in his place to sell transfer and convey either at private or public sale, as soon as convenience will admit of after the death of said Anna Gildow, provided a majority of my heirs are satisfied with the sale thereof, and in the event of no sale being effected, those in each case, I do hereby empower my executor to rent or lease my farm for the term of one year and at the expiration the rent then in such case I do hereby order will and direct my acting Executor to sell transfer and convey my real estate at public sale and the money arising from the sale thereof, I give devise and bequeath as follows; viz the interest of the one third thereof to my said wife, Mary, and all the rest residue and remainder of my real and personal estate to be equally divided among my heirs share and share alike, but if in case my said wife Mary doth not desire to possess my personal estate until the death of said Ann Gildow, then in such case I do hereby order will and direct my executor to sell at public sale when requested such part of my personal estate as may be hers directed to be sold, and further it is my will and intention that my said wife Mary shall receive out and from my estate the sum of one hundred dollars and one bed and bedstead as soon as convenient will admit of after my death, and further it is my will and intention that after the death of my said wife Mary, that my executor shall dispose of at public sale all the personal property that she died seized of by virtue of this my will and testament and the money remaining therefrom to be equally divided among my heirs share and share alike, and further that in case my executor herein after named should depart this life previous to (??) administration have on my estate, then in such case, I order will and direct my surviving heirs to elect out and from themselves an executor who I do hereby authorize and empower to sell convey and transact and manage the administration in the same manner as if my hereinafter named executor was living.

And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Henry Fair to be the sole executor of this my last will and testament, revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made, ratifying and
confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two.

Johannes Fehr (Seal)

Signed sealed published and declared by John Fair the above named Testator as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names and witness thereto.

Wm Crumrine
Michael Hoffman
Jacob Kerlinger

Maryland, Carroll County To wit:

On the 28th of October 1861, before the Orphans Court of Carroll County, comes Henry Fair, the person who exhibited the foregoing instrument of writing, and in open Court, made oath on the Holy Evangely
of Almighty God, that the same is the true and whole last will and testament of John Fair, late of Carroll County deceased. That he received it since the Testator's death, from Mary Fair, Testator's widow
and that he does not know of any other will, or codicil left by said deceased.

Test. Jos M. Parker, Registrar

Maryland, Carroll County To wit:

On the 28th of October 1861, before the Orphans Court of Carroll of County, comes Michael Hoffman and Will Crumrine, two of the subscribing witness to the aforegoing last Will and Testament of John
Fair, late of Carroll County deceased, and in open Court, made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God, that they did see John Fair, the Testator as said named, sign and seal said will; That they heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament; That, at the time of so doing, he, the said John Fair, was, to best of their apprehensions, knowledge and belief, of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding; and that they together with Jacob Kerlinger, the other subscribing witness to said will (who is since deceased) subscribed their respective names as witnesses to said will, at the request of the said Testator, in his presence and in the presence of each
other.

Test: Jos M. Parker, Registrar of Wills

October Term, 1861, Orphans Court, Carroll County, MD

Page 138, Monday Oct 28, 1861;

The last will and testament of John Fair, late of Carroll County, deceased, being exhibited, was, by the Orphans Court duly admitted and probate ordered to be recorded and filed by the Register of Wills for
Carroll County. Henry Fair, executor of said will appointed, appears in court and accepts the said appointment and by order of the court , enters into bond to the State of Maryland in the penalty prescribed at will sureties, approved by the court for the due performance of the duties of said trust. The said, Henry Fair, having also taken the usual oath of office, is granted by law where upon application, the court grants to the said Henry Fair, letters testamentary on the estate of said deceased as
Executor aforesaid. The court also appoints and by warrant authorizes Francis Warner and John K. Zimmerman to appraise the goods and chalets of said deceased.

Page 140, Monday Nov 11, 1861:

The application of Henry Fair, Executor of John Fair, deceased, to the said Orphans Court for an order to dispose of the unbequeathed personal property named in the inventory by him returned this day. The court therefore orders and directs him to sell and dispose of all the property aforesaid, at public sale on a credit of six months for all sums of five dollars and upwards, taking notes with sufficient security from the purchasers, bearing interest from the day of sale, all sums under five dollars to be paid in cash: first giving notice by handbills put up in the most public places in the neighborhood of said property at least ten days previous to the sale of the time, place, manner and term of sale. Ordered that Henry Fair, Executor of John Fair, deceased, cause to be indebted for four weeks in succession in some newspaper in the town of Westminster, an advertisement as prescribed by law, giving at least six months notice to the creditors of the deceased to exhibit their claims.

August Term, 1862, Orphans Court, Carroll County, MD

Page 208, Monday Aug 18, 1862:

On application of Henry Fair, Executor of John Fair, late of Carroll County, deceased, to the court for an order to see the real estate left by said deceased, mentioned in his will and thereby ordered be sold, for the purposes therein expressed and set forth.

It is therefore, this 18th day of August, 1862, ordered and directed by the judge of the said Orphans Court, that said Executor proceed to see and dispose of the all the said real estate at public sale on the following terms, to wit:

1/3 of the purchase money to be paid to the said Executor on the day of sale, or on the notification thereof to the said court and the residue in two equal payments, the one payable in one year and the other payable two years from the day of sale; the credit payments to be secured by the
bonds or single bills bearing interest from the day of sale. And it is further ordered and directed that the said Executor give at least three weeks notice previous to said sale, of the time, place and manner and
terms thereof by advertisement in at least one newspaper published in Carroll County and by such other mode as may deem proper. Jos. M. Burke, Register of Wills

!BIO NOTES: Extract from the American Sentinel, 26 September 1862: Public Sale: Order of the Orphans Court of Carroll County. The subscriber and Executor of the Last Will and Testament of John Fair, late
of Carroll County, deceased, will offer at public sate on 4 October 1862, a good farm situated in Carroll County about four miles east of Manchester, and one mile from Weaver's (formerly Zimmerman's) Mill,
adjoining lands of Jacob F. Sheffer, Peter Lucabaugh and others, containing 172 acres of land, a weather boarded dwelling house, good bank barn, carriage house, smoke house with corn crib attached; a spring
house, wash house, smoke house, etc. It is well watered with never failing water running near the dwelling and also in the barn yard,. About 30 acres of excellent meadow. Two good apple orchards..call Jacob Fair.
xtract of Final Settlement of estate of John Fair, late of Carroll county, deceased:
After all the bills were paid, the Executor had three accounting dates of settlement in the Orphans Court of Carroll County, MD, viz:
1. 24 February 1863, partial settlement
2. 2 November 1863, partial settlement
3. 6 August 1866, Final settlement after the demise of Mary.
Each distribution was paid in equal shares to the eleven hairs as follows:

HEIRS 1 2 3
1. Henry FAIR, son, Executor $207.79 $135.85 $116.70
2. Barbara WARNER, Dau., wife of John
Warner ditto ditto ditto
3. Margaret LUCABAUGH, Dau., wife of
Henry Lucabaugh ditto ditto ditto
4. Sarah SHEARER, Dau., wife of Jacob
Shearer ditto ditto ditto
5. John FAIR, Son ditto ditto ditto
6. Mary WERTZ, Dau., wife of Jacob Wertz ditto ditto ditto
7. Ann SHULTZ, Dau., wife of John Schultz ditto ditto ditto
8. Elizabeth LANDES, Dau., wife of John ditto ditto ditto
9. Jacob FAIR, Son ditto ditto ditto
10.Rachel WARNER, Dau., wife of Peter
Warner ditto ditto ditto
11.Catherine HOFFACKER, Dau., wife of ditto ditto ditto
Anthony Hoffacker

Inscriptions on Tombstone, Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran
Church, Manchester, MD:
John Fair, born Dec 9, 1774, died Oct 9, 1861, age: 86 yrs, 10 mons
Mary Fair, born Oct 6, 1781, died Mar 22, 1866, age 85 yrs, 5 mons, 16 days.
Unknown relative mentioned in John's will:
Ann Eve Kildow, born Mar 15, 1761, died Feb 26, 1851, age 89 yrs, 11 mons, 11 days.

References:
Date and place of birth by William A. Day Family Group Sheet: Hoffacker Family Papers, By Geo. W. and Wm F. Hoffacker, page 118
Carroll County Historical Society
Extracts from the National Archives, Bounty Land Files, Act of 55-120 Warrant 7874, Veteran: John FAIR, 1812, Private, service: Capt Kerlinger's, Gen Smith, MD, MD, Can no. 446, 105
Marriage data for John and Mary, dates of birth and death for John and Mary from Hoffacker Family Papers;, by Geo., W. and Wm F. Hoffacker, page 118
DEATH RECORDS: Extract from Immanuel Lutheran Church records, as transcribed by Carroll County Historical Society: page 52, FAIR, John, date of birth: 12/9/1774, date of death: 10/9/1861m 86 yrs, 10 mons.

  Notes for Mary LIND:
[fehr.FTW]

[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 12, Ed. 1, Tree #1206, Date of Import: Dec 30, 1998]

BIRTH PLACE Frederick,Maryland,or Paper Mills,Baltimore Cty, MD or in Pennsylvania.

BIO NOTES: Parents of Mary LIND obtained from Certificate of birth and christening, 16 Feb 1818 for Elizabeth FAIR (daughter of Mary and John), by Rev. Herbst.

DEATH RECORDS: Extract from Immanuel Lutheran Church, Manchester, MD cemetery records as transcribed by the Carroll County Historical Society: page 52, FAIR, Mary, date of birth 10/6/1781, date of death: 3/22/1866, 84 yrs, 5 mo, 16 days, wife of John Fair.

BIO NOTES: William Cramer has researched Mary LIND and her family. There is a deadend in searching for Lind; however, he believes that the famliy name was in fact von der Lind, which in heavily accented English sounded to an English-speaking scribe, like Funderlind. Cramer also found a Last Will and Testament of Michael Funderlind, which mentions among the twelve children, Mary Fair, now wife to John Fair.

More About Mary LIND:
Burial: Manchester, Carroll County, MD30,31
     
Children of John FEHR and Mary LIND are:
  i.   Ann Fehr, married John Shultz Mar 18, 1838 in Hanover (York Co) PA.
  ii.   Henry Fehr, born Jan 16, 1799 in Carroll Co MD; died Aug 23, 1868 in Carroll Co MD; married Rachel Wentz 1832.
  iii.   Anna Barbara Fehr, born Nov 15, 1801 in Alesia (Carroll Co) MD; died Jun 02, 1886; married John W. Warner 1821.
  iv.   Margaret Fehr, born Oct 10, 1803 in Carroll Co MD; died Dec 13, 1890 in MD; married Henry L. Lucabaugh 1827.
  v.   Sarah Fehr, born Sep 20, 1805 in Carroll Co MD; died May 13, 1893 in Carroll Co MD; married Jacob Shearer.
  vi.   John Fehr Jr., born Sep 03, 1807 in Carroll Co MD; died Apr 06, 1891 in Agency, Wapello, IA; married Rebecca Fisher Mar 23, 1837 in York (York Co) PA.
  vii.   Mary Fehr, born 1808.
  viii.   Michael Fehr, born ca 1812 in MD; died Jan 13, 1831.
  ix.   Adam Fehr, born Jan 16, 1816; died Oct 27, 1834 in MD.
  x.   Elizabeth Fehr, born Feb 16, 1818 in Carroll Co MD; died Sep 02, 1897 in MD; married John Landes 1841.
  xi.   Jacob Fehr, born Feb 08, 1821 in Baltimore Co MD; died Apr 20, 1878; married Catherine Hoffacker Feb 27, 1845.
  33 xii.   Rachel FEHR, born Nov 24, 1822 in MD; died Jan 06, 1902; married Peter WARNER Oct 27, 1844 in Zion Lutheran Church, Manchester MD.


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