This volume presents abstracts taken from Montgomery County, Maryland, Deed Books: Liber R, Liber S19, Liber S20, Liber T, and Liber U, 1813–1819; plus a few deeds enrolled 1825–1827 in Liber S20. In these abstracts you may find interesting aspects of your ancestors’ lives. Entries generally contain the full name of the person recording the item and the date, the full name(s) of the seller(s) and the purchaser(s) involved in the sale, the sold amount, and a description of the item sold. Descriptions for land typically include location and number of acres. Descriptions for property typically include a list of items sold. Descriptions for slaves typically include the name and age of the slave. Entries offer varying amounts of additional information as available. The deed books contain many non-land items, including information about slave sales and manumissions, as well as mortgages of both real and personal (chattel) property. Occasionally, other documents are also recorded, such as bills of sale, which often contain the names of family members. An index to full-names, an index to place names/institutions, an index to roads, and an index to land tract names add to the value of this work.
Patricia Abelard Andersen
2021, 8½x11, paper, index, 226 pp.