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HISTORY OF STONE BRIDGE CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 100th Anniversary 1871-1971
[Note: The Church is located in Washington Co, Md just NE of Hancock]
By the Historical Committees of the Stone Bridge and the Pleasant Ridge 
Church of the Brethren - Printed by:  The Dixie Press, Inc. Hagerstown.
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                      Submitted by Garry Myers


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History of the Stone Bridge Church of the Brethren  1871-1971
[Note: The Church is located in Washington Co, Md just NE of Hancock]
By: Historical Committees of the Stone Bridge and the Pleasant Ridge 
Church of the Brethren Printed by:  The Dixie Press, Inc. Hagerstown.

Pp 26-27

Copy of the Deed [Stone Bridge Church]

At the instance of Trustees of the German Baptist or Tunker Brethren 
Congregation the following deed is recorded June14th, 1876. This Deed is 
made this 2nd day of June in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-one by 
us John Bair and Elizabeth Bair his wife, John Shoemaker and Mary Shoemaker 
his wife of Washington County in State of Maryland parties of the first 
part. Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of Ten Dollars current 
money, the said parties of the first part do grant unto Jacob Myers, Rev. 
Jacob Zuck, and Jacob Klein, Deacons of the German Baptist or Tunker 
Brethren Congregation at Licking Creek near Elbow Ridge in Washington 
County and their successors in office all the following described part of 
two tracts of land lying in the County aforesaid being part of a tract 
called Hunts Cabbins and parts of a tract called Lofty Timbers both parts 
lying contiguous and in Washington County aforesaid, beginning at a marked 
red oak tree standing on the west margin of the public road leading from 
Mill Stone point to the stone across Licking Creek and running thence North 
21 (deg) West 24.2 perches to a pine tree.  South 70 (deg) West 11 perches\
to a stone South 9 1/2 (deg) East 23 perches to a white oak tree. North 75 
(deg) East 15 perches to the place of beginning. Containing one acre and 
five eights of an acre of land more or less. And the said parties of the 
first part convenant that they will execute such further assurance as may be
requisite.

Witnesses Witness their hands and seals
Wm. Moffet. Test. John Bair seal
Jacob Craig Elizabeth Bair seal
      John (x) Shoemaker seal
            his mark
       Mary (x) Shoemaker seal
            her mark

State of Maryland, Washington County, to wits. I hereby certify that on 
this 2nd day of June in the year eighteen hundred and seventy one before
me the subscriber a Justice of the Peace in and for the State and County 
aforesaid personally appeared John Bair and Elizabeth Bair his wife, John 
Shoemaker and Mary Shoemaker his wife and acknowledge the foregoing deed
to be their respective act. Jacob Craig  J.P.

On September 12, 1871, the church (Stone Bridge Church of the Brethren)
was dedicated. The approximate cost including the stoves and necessary 
equipment was $1,251.55.

The charter members of the [Stone Bridge Church of the Brethren] German
Baptist or Dunker Brethren were:  Oct 12, 1871:

Jacob C. Myers
David Secrist
David Tenley
Benjamin Mills
Eva Mills
Benjamin Miller
John Miller
Harvey Powell
Suffiah Cameron
John Cameron
Samuel Secrist
Henry Snyder
Sarah Marlow
Mary Marlow
Jacob Myers
John A Myers
Rachel Moffet
John Miller
Jacob Weller
Mariah Weller
Barney Weller
Catherine Weller
Della Furry
Mary Myers
Martha Beard
Mr H Snyder
Mrs Harvey Powell
Nancy Morton
Margaret Kline
Catherine Snyder
Elic McCarty (sic)
Ellen McCarty
John Carbaugh
?????? Dorty


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