1798: The 2001 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntington, & Somerset Counties" by Whisker and Yantz identifies Peter Troxel as a gunsmith in Bedford County, Pennsylvania based on a reference in the March 27, 1798 deed transfer of the Maryland property known as Michael's Fancy. This is a reference to Michael Baird's 73-acre Washington County, Maryland tract named Michael's Fancy (Patented Certificate 585). The 1793 survey follows:
1807: The 2017 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford County, Pennsylvania" identifies the estate of Peter Troxel in the 1805 to 1808 proceedings of the Orphan's Court of Frederick County, Maryland and indicates that Jacob Troxel was the administrator. Jacob Troxel died and Peter Troxel's widow Magdalena was the administrator of Jacob's estate. Magdalena received a large award from the estate of Jacob Troxel on September 1, 1807. These estate records are located a few miles away from me in the Maryland State Archives, but I can't access them due to the COVID-19 situation.
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