In 1841, Edward Stubbs purchased the land previous called Shorefield. Today this land is part of Wheaton Regional Park in Maryland near Edward's final resting place at Forrestglenn cemetery. Part of this land, and one of the three homes, was later owned by Walter Magruder whose daughter Duane married Charles D. Stubbs one of Edward Stubbs' great-great grandsons.
The historical marker outside of the home reads:
SHOREFIELD William Murdock, the first purchaser of this property for 18, 759 pounds of tobacco called his farm "Shawfield". Upon his death in the late 1700's the property passed to his son of the same name who moved to London and became a wealthy tobacco merchant. The Moses Orme Family acquired the property from Murdock and sold it in 1841 to Edward Stubbs, an official with the United States Department of State. The Stubbs family built the present house as a summer home and named it Avon. During the Civil War the Family left the turmoil of Washington and Avon became their primary residence until the 1930s. A Bankbarn built near the house in the 1840s is still standing. The house and barn became a part of Wheaton Regional Park in 1959. .. Montgomery County Parks Commission Department of Parks
The name "Avon" maybe a reference to an area in Steuben County NY. The previous home of the Stubbs was near the beautiful valley of the Avon, which winds gracefully around the base of a hill, forming a charming plateau upon which the ancient city of Bath was located.
A letter from John Magee, then a congressman from New York and a resident of Bath New York, to Martin Van Buren Secretary of State, dated March 5, 1829, recommends "Judge Stubbs of Bath" for a clerkship.
More About Edward Stubbs: Census: Edward Stubbs is on the 1810 Wayne, Steuben Co, NY Federal Census with the following in his household: 1 male 0-10, 2 males 10-16, 1 male 45+, 2 females 16-26, 2 females 45+.. Lived 1: According to the history of settlement of Steuben County NY Edward Stubbs, Ezra Shaw, Samuel Adams, and Jesse Underwood, settled in 1815.. Lived 2: Wayne, New York 1808, Hornby 1815, Bath 1826, Washington City 1826.
US Census 1850 (7 September) Maryland, Montgomery Co., Berrys District, Roll M432_295, page 364, lines 17-20: Edward Stubbs (b. 1787 - 63 - in Ireland - Occ: Farmer - Property Value $1750) married to Terzah E. (b. 1785 - 65 - in MA). ALSO LISTED ARE: John Y. Ewell (b. 1826 - 24 - in MD - Occ: Farmer); and Josiah Bellows (b. 1839 - 11 - in MD)
Children of Terzah Elvera Bugbee and Edward Stubbs are: