Korns family members in the 1878 "History of Cumberland"

The excerpts indexed below are from the 1878 book "History of Cumberland" by William H. Lowdermilk, which is available at the Clayton Library, Houston, Texas. I believe that there may be other Korns references in this book, but I haven't had time to locate them. When you view these pages, you may need to "expand" them with your browser software to make them large enough to read, or else right click on them and download them to your computer for viewing.

  • Lowdermilk book title page

    Michael Corn living west of Fort Cumberland in 1787/88
    In this excerpt, in 1787 the Governor and Council of Maryland, by authority of the Legislature, commissioned a survey of the territory of the State lying westward of Fort Cumberland, A survey was done, marking out 4,165 lots of 50 acres each, and noting lands that were already occupied and improved by settlers. These settlers were authorized, by an act of 1788, to purchase the land that they had settled on. A resulting list of settlers "then located upon the lands lying in Maryland west of Fort Cumberland" includes the name "Michael Corn". According to the book "The Geneology of Michael Korns, Sr.", Michael Korns was last assessed in Berks County, PA in 1786, and didn't show up in the Bedford County (now Somerset County) records until 1795. This new record explains where he went after leaving Berks County! The same list is provided in volume 1 of the book "History of Allegany County Maryland" by James W. Thomas, LL.D. and Judge T.J.C. Williams. Click here for detailed analysis of the subject of Michael and Jacob Korns living in Maryland.

  • Page 263-Discussion of why the survey was done

  • Page 264-List of settlers, including the name Michael Corn

  • Page 265-Charles Uhl on settler list

  • Page 266-Last page of list, legislative comments

    Korns family among first 125 in Cumberland
    In this excerpt, referenced in the 1949 book "The Genealogy of Michael Korns, Sr. of Somerset County Pennsylvania", the Korns family is listed among the first families in Cumberland, and as having supposedly moved there during the 1790 to 1800 time period.

  • Page 277-Discussion of the list of families moving to Cumberland during 1790-1800

  • Page 278-List of families moving to Cumberland during 1790-1800

    Korns families in Cumberland in early 1800's
    The following pages include references to Korns families living in Cumberland in the early 1800's.

  • Page 291-Locations and occupations of Jacob and Henry Korns

  • Page 292 Henry Korns

  • Page 293-Locations of Jacob and Henry Korns, beginning of assessment list

  • Page 294-Jacob and Henry Korns in the assessment list

    Jesse & Henry Korns, City Councilmen

  • Page 368 Jesse Korns, Councilman

  • Page 375 Jesse Korns, Councilman

  • Page 377 Material relevant to the next page

  • Page 378 Jesse Korns, Councilman

  • Page 380 Material relevant to the next page

  • Page 381 Jesse Korns, Councilman

  • Page 384 Jesse and Henry Korns, Councilmen, May 12, 1856

  • Page 385 Henry Korns

  • Page 386 Material relevant to the next page

  • Page 387 Jesse Korns, Councilman

    Jesse Korns in meeting regarding the Civil War
    In this excerpt, Jesse Korns, a prominant citizen of Cumberland, is a Vice President of an 1861 public meeting where an interesting resolution was written concerning their opinion about the beginning of the Civil War. A copy of the resolution is included in the excerpt.

  • Page 389-List of officers at the meeting

  • Page 390-First part of the resolution

  • Page 391-Second part of the resolution

    Cumberland Maryland in the Civil War
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  • Pages 392-393

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  • Pages 422-423

    Misc. Korns references

  • Page 427 Material relevant to the next page

  • Page 428 Jesse Korns, Academy building committee

  • Page 431 Jesse Korns, Councilman, May 13, 1872

  • Page 433 Henry Korns, Councilman, May 13, 1873

  • Page 456 Material relevant to the next page

  • Page 457 Henry Korns, church supporter

  • Page 480 Material relevant to the next page

  • Page 481 Jesse Korns, church officer

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