1777 Maryland Deed
Although no marriage record has been found, evidence points to Isaac Runyon taking Geertje (Charity) Hagerman (one among many spellings) as his wife, the daughter of Adrian and Mary Hagerman of New York. Some examples of that evidence are land deeds executed in Maryland by Isaac and the Hagermans after they removed to that state in the 1750s. The following deed transcription from 1 July 1777 of a land purchase by Isaac Runyon and Mary Hagerman is taken from the Land Records of Frederick County, Maryland, recorded in Liber R.P. 1, pages 121-22.
Most punctuation in the transcription has been added to assist readability. References to "perch" in the deed pertain to a surveyor's measurement representing 1/320 of a mile. Also note that transcribers have viewed the original handwritten deed as referring to Great Pike's Creek in Frederick County. But some researchers believe it could have been Great Pipe's Creek.
At the Request of
Mary Higgeman and Isaac Runion
the following Deed was recorded
July 1st 1777
This Indenture made the Twenty Seventh day of June, One Thousand seven hundred and seventy seven, Between John Logsdon of Frederick County in the State of Maryland, farmer of the one part, and Mary Higgeman, Widow, and Isaac Runion, farmer of the other part. Witnesseth that the said John Logsdon for and in consideration of the sum of Fifteen Shillings Sterling to him in hand paid by the said Mary Higgeman and Isaac Runion, the receipt whereof doth hereby acknowledge hath Given, Granted, Bargained, Sold, and Confirmed, and by these Presents doth Give, Grant, Bargain, Sell, and Confirm unto them, the said Mary Higgeman and Isaac Runion, all that Tract or parcel of Land lying and being in Frederick County aforesaid on Great Pike Creek beginning at the end of the Second line of a Tract of Land Called Logsdons Amendment and running thence with the said Land reverse North sixty degrees, West Eighty Perches; Still with said Land reverse North Twenty six degrees West one hundred and forty four Perches; then South forty eight degrees, West twelve perches to the outline of the said Tract of Land Called Logsdons Amendment; then with said Land reverse South twenty six degrees, East one hundred and forty four perches, South Sixty degrees, East Eighty perches, then by a direct line to the Beginning Containing Sixteen acres and one half acre of Land more or less with all and singular the Improvements, Conveniences, and advantages thereon or thereto belonging or any wise appertaining To have and to hold unto them, the said Mary Higgeman and Isaac Runion, their heirs and assigns, forever the said Land and premises being part of a Tract of Land Called Logsdons Amendment to the only proper use and behoof of them, the said Mary Higgeman and Isaac Runion, and to no other intent, use, or purpose whatsoever and the said John Logsdon, for himself and his heirs, doth Promise, Covenant, Grant, and agree to and with the said Mary Higgeman and Isaac Runion, their heirs and assigns the Land and Premises aforesaid according to the Meets and Bounds thereof forever hereafter to warrant and defend from all Persons and Claims whatsoever that shall Claim by, from, or under him, the said John Logsdon.
In Testimony whereof the said John Logsdon hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written.
John Logsdon (Seal)
Signed Sealed and delivered in the Presence of
Joseph Wood Junr.
June 27th 1777 Rec'd of Mary Higgeman and Isaac Runion the sum of Fifteen Shillings Sterling it being the full Consideration money within mentioned for the Land and Premises within mentioned.
Jacob Young John Logsdon
On the Twenty eighth day of June 1777 Came John Logsdon before us, the Subscribers, and acknowledged the within Indenture to be his Act and Deed and the Land and Premises within mentioned to be the right and Estate of them, the said Mary Higgeman and Isaac Runion, their heirs and Assigns, forever, and at the same time came Margaret, Wife of the said Logsdon, and being privately Examined out of the hearing of her husband did freely and Voluntarily give up all her right of Dower Claim and demand of in and to the within mentioned Land and Premises without the threats of her said husband or fear of his Displeasure.
Joseph Wood Junr.