Bartholomew Bucher 1 2
- Born: 1717, , , , DEU 2
- Marriage (1): Margaret Bauser
- Marriage (2): Margaret Comes
- Died: 1792, Middletown, Frederick, MD at age 75 2
Other names for Bartholomew were Bartholomew Booher and Bartholomew Buger.4
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Bartholomew's children John and Salome are twins, yet each has a slightly different birth date due to misreadings or miscalculations from tombstones (years, months, days.) Further research is needed to know which birthdate they shared.
Noted events in his life were:
1. He immigrated on the ship Loyal Judith on 3 Sep 1739 to Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. At the age of 22, Bartholomew arrived in America with Peter, his brother (son?). The ship's log lists:
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2. Property on 15 Aug 1747. 3
3. Border dispute on 14 Mar 1785 in , Frederick, MD. Petition of Samuel Magruder. There was a dispute over the boundarie of a tract of land called "Toratt ?" on Kittocton Creek. Magruder petitioned for Henry Lighner, Jacob Lawrence and Bartholomew Boocher to appear as witnesses to the bounds of said tract. Read and granted.
4. Witness: 18 Sep 1785, Frederick: Evangelical Reformed German Church, Frederick, MD. The elder Bartholomew appears to be a witness at his son's marriage. From the church records: "Bartho. Bucher and Susanna Walter, 18 Sept. 1785
wit: B. Bucher."
5. Census in 1790 in , Frederick, MD. 4 The household of Bartholomew Buger is listed with:
16 and older (<=1774) = 1
Under 16 (1775-1790) = 1
Females = 7
6. He signed a will on 21 Oct 1791 in , Frederick, MD. 5 In the Name of God Amen I Bartholomew Booher of Frederick County and State of Maryland, being in sound mind and memory: but weak in body calling to mind all men must die do make this my last will and testament, recommending my soul into the Hands of the Almighty God, who gave it me and my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian like manner by my executors, and touching my worldly estate. I dispose of the same in the following manner and form first, that all my just debts be paid by my executors.
Item I give and bequeath unto my two sons Bartholomew and Mathias their heirs and assigns for ever, one tract of land containing about the quantity of three hundred and seventeen acres lying in Bedford County and State of Pennsylvania know by the name of the Yellow Spring to be equally divided between the yielding and paying to my Estate or to the executors hired the sum of two hundred and sixty pounds lawful money.
Item I give and bequeath unto my son Peter during his natural life one hundred and twenty acres of land lying in Bedford County and State of Pennsylvania to be taken off at the lower end of my land near Rippleogles Plantation where one Green lives and after his decease to be the right and Estate of the heirs of my son Peter for ever he yielding and paying to my Estate or the executors thereof the sum on one hundred and twenty pounds lawful money;
Item I give and bequeath unto my son Daniel his heirs and assigns for ever, two hundred acres of land lying in Bedford County and State of Pennsylvania to be taken off my land adjoining my son Peters land above mentioned he yielding and paying to my Estate or the executors thereof the sum of two hundred pounds lawful money.
Item I give and bequeath to my son John his heirs and assigns for ever the remaining part of the said tract of land lying in Bedford County and State of Pennsylvania know by the name of Rippleogles Plantation at the upper end thereof and adjoining my son Daniel part above mentioned containing two hundred acres he yielding and paying to my Estate or the executors thereof the sum of two hundred pounds lawful money.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Leah her heirs and assigns one feather bed and furniture one cow a heifer and a side saddle.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Rachel heirs and assigns one feather bed and furniture one cow and a side saddle.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary her heirs and assigns one cow one feather bed and furniture.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Salome one feather bed and one cow to her and her heirs and assigns with furniture to said bed.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Hannah her heirs and assigns one feather bed and furniture and one cow.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret her heirs and assigns one cow.
Item I give and bequeath my daughter Barbara her heirs and assigns one cow.
Item It is my will that all the remaining part of my real and personal estate be sold by my executors to the best advantage and I give and bequeath the one third part of the money so arising from the same to my beloved wife Margaret, with the one third part of all my bills, bonds, notes and accounts except the moneys payable from my five sons, Bartholomew, Mathias, Peter, Daniel and John with one feather bed and furniture and her side saddle to her and her heirs and assigns for ever.
Item I also give to said wife Margaret my house clock during her natural life then to be the right and estate of my son John his heirs and assigns.
Item It is also my will that all the remaining part of my estate not heretofore devised when sold by my executors and the moneys so arising with all the remaining part of all my bills, bonds, notes and accounts with the different sums of monies payable from my five sons Bartholomew, Mathias, Peter, Daniel and John, be equally divided between all my sons and daughters share and share alike. That is Catharine, Daniel, Peter, Margaret, Bartholomew, Leah, Mathias, Rachel, Barbara, Elisabeth, Mary, Salome, John and Hannah and
lastly I nominate and appoint my beloved wife Margaret and Frederick Fox my whole and sole executors of this my last will and testament revoking all other wills by me formerly made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty first day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety one.
Signed sealed published and declared by Bartholomew Booher to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto the day and year first above written.
/s/ Bartholomew Booher (seal).
Wits: Philip Jacob Shafer Henry Smith Jo. Swearingin
Frederick County May the 1st 1792 then came Margaret Booher and Frederick Fox executors of Bartholomew Booher dec. and solemnly affirmed and declared that the foregoing instrument of writing is the true and whole will and testament of the said Bartholomew Booher late of Frederick County deceased that hath come to their hands and possession and that they doth not know of any other.
/s/ George Murdoch Reg.
Frederick County (undecipherable) May 1st 1792 then came Philip Jacob Shafer and Henry Smith two of the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last will and testament of Bartholomew Booher late of Frederick County Dec. and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that they did see the testator therein named sign and seal the will, that they heard him publish pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament, that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding, that they respectively subscribed their names as witnesses to this will with presence and at the request of the testator and that they did also see Joseph Swearingin in the other subscribing witness sign his name as witness thereto in the presence and at the request of the testator and at in the presence of each other.
/s/ George Murdoch Reg.
(Last will and testament of Bartholomew Booher (1717-1792). Transcribed by Frank L. Myers on 15 March 1999 from a photocopy sent by Barbara Skinner in 1996. Complete citation is lacking but pages of the photocopy are numbered 431, 432 and 433.).
7. Probate on 1 May 1792 in Frederick, Frederick, MD.
8. Newspaper: Maryland Gazette, 28 Aug 1792. Margaret Booker, Frederick Fox, exec., to sell farm, late the property of Bartholomew Booker, deed, 304a., on road from Fred Town to Williams Port, and Hagers Town, about 3 miles above Middletown.
Bartholomew married Margaret Bauser.
Bartholomew next married Margaret Comes. (Margaret Comes died in 1796 in , Frederick, MD.)