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MAUGANS Family History

February 2012
Acknowledgments
See "The Conrad Maugans Family" by
Karleen & Tom Miller of Morrisville, Pennsylvania.

The Maugans descend from Conrad Maugans of Frederick County, Maryland and his progeny of at least 12 children! Centered on Wolfsville, between Frederick and Hagerstown, at the time of the American Revolution, his descendants shifted north of Hagerstown near the Pennsylvania line in a town that became known as Maugansville.

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Conrad MAUGANS1 (1735-1822)

1. Conrad Maugans1 was born in either Pennsylvania or Frederick County, Maryland, about 1735. He married a woman named Rebecca and fathered as many as 12 children, most in Wolfsville, Frederick County, between Frederick and Hagerstown:

1A. Peter Maugans (1761) Bef 1813 (<52)
1B. Catherine Maugans (1765) >1860 (>95)
1C. Magdalena Abigail Maugans2 (17 Aug 1767)
(10 Mar 1770)
24 Mar 1833 (63/66)
1D. Mathias Maugans (1769) (> 20 Mar 1800) (31)
1E. Abraham Maugans (1774) 16 Feb 1833 (58)
1F. Mary Maugans 1775 --  -- 
1G. John Maugans, Sr. 16 Jul 1776 16 Aug 1862 (86)
1H. Elizabeth Maugans 29 Oct 1777 26 May 1858 (80)
1I. Gabriel (Maugans) Morgan (1779) (1816-1817) (37)
1J. Daniel (Maugans) Morgan (Sr.) 31 May 1781 28 Jun 1848 (67)
1K. Barbara Maugans 1782 20 Mar 1835 (52)
1L. David Maugans 6 Jun 1783 7 Oct 1850 (67)
Maugansville
Maugansville is named for the Abraham and Jonathan Maugans brothers who moved from Wolfsville in 1828 to the area. Its development is recent.

By 1774 the Maugans family was settled in Wolfsville.

Conrad Maugans died in Wolfsville on February 2, 1822. He was about 86 years old.

Maugans Migration to Ohio
Six Maugans children, three of whom married Miller siblings, were among the founding members of the O'Bannon (Stonelick) Church, the first German Baptist Brethren congregation in Ohio, which was organized in Clermont County in 1795: Catherine, Magdelena2, Mathias, Elizabeth, Gabriel, and Daniel.

Catherine (MAUGANS) MILLER (~1765-1830)

1B. Catherine Maugans was born about 1765 in Frederick County, Maryland. She married Abraham Miller about 1785 in Maryland. Catherine's younger sister, Magdelena2, married Abraham's elder brother, David4, about two years prior. Catherine and Abraham reportedly had as many as 15 children!

1BA. Stephen Miller 1785 --  -- 
1BB. Emanuel Miller 9 Aug 1787 3 Jun 1853 (65)
1BC. Catharine Miller 1791 --  -- 
1BD. Jacob Miller 1793 --  -- 
1BE. Susan Miller 1796 --  -- 
1BF. Sarah Miller 1798 --  -- 
1BG. John B. Miller 13 Nov 1799 14 Dec 1853 (54)
1BH. Nancy Miller 1802 --  -- 
1BI. Mary Miller 1804 --  -- 
1BJ. Matthias Miller (21) Sep (1806) 23 Jul 1891 (84)
1BK. Elizabeth Miller 1806 --  -- 
1BL. Abraham Miller (Jr.) 1809 --  -- 

Catherine and Abraham, along with five of Catherine's siblings, were among the founding members of the O'Bannon (Stonelick) Church, the first German Baptist Brethren congregation in Ohio, which was organized in Clermont County in 1795.

The Millers moved about 17 miles west to Sycamore Township in neighboring Hamilton County by 1850[Cen 1850]

Abraham Miller died, presumably on his 95th birthday, on April 28, 1859, variously reported in the southwestern counties of Warren, Hamilton, or Clermont.

Catherine (Maugans) Miller died in sometime after 1860, presumably in Ohio. She was in her late 90s.[Cen 1860]

Sources
  • Cen 1850: 12 Aug 1850 Census, Sycamore Township, Hamilton County, Ohio
  • Cen 1860: 7 Jun 1860 Census, Sycamore Township, Hamilton County, Ohio

Magdelena Abigail (MAUGANS) MILLER (~1767-1833)

1C. Magdelena Abigail Maugans2 was born either August 17, 1767, or March 10, 1770, in present-day Washington County (then in Frederick County), Maryland. She married David Miller4 about 1783 and had nine children:

1C1. Michael Miller 10 May 1784 18 Dec 1856 (72)
1C2. Lydia Miller (1785) (1805) (20)
1C3. Esther Miller 30 May 1787 21 Apr 1861 (73)
1C4. Catherine Miller (1791) > 1860 (>69)
1C5. Elizabeth H. Miller3 1793 4 Apr 1865 (71)
1C6. Jacob Miller 17 Feb 1795 8 Oct 1861 (66)
1C7. Susannah Miller (1798) (1852) (54)
1C8. Nancy Miller 1800 1822 (22)

Magdelena and David, along with five of Magdelena's siblings, were among the founding members of the O'Bannon (Stonelick) Church, the first German Baptist Brethren congregation in Ohio, which was organized in Clermont County in 1795.

Magdalena Abigail (Maugans) Miller died on March 24, 1833 in Montgomery County, Ohio. She was either 63 or 66 years old.

Mathias MAUGANS (1769-~1800)

1D. Mathias Maugans was born in 1769 likely in Frederick County, Maryland. He moved to Clermont County, Ohio, about 1795, where he and five of his siblings, were among the founding members of the O'Bannon (Stonelick) Church, the first German Baptist Brethren congregation in Ohio, which was organized in Clermont County in 1795. There he married Mary Frey, the sister of his younger brother Abraham's wife, Elizabeth. They are believed to have had at least one daughter:

1D1. Catherine Morgan 22 Aug 1792 16 Mar 1857 (64)
Catherine
Catherine's parents are unconfirmed, but she is reported to have migrated along with the Maugans to Warren County, Ohio. She married Jonas Eltzroth and settled in Virginia Military Survey 3804, which straddles the corner where Hamilton and Harlan townships meet Goshen Township, Clermont County.

Mathias Maugans died after March 20, 1800, in Ohio, presumably in Clermont County. He was only about 31 years old.

Abraham MAUGANS (1774-1833)

1E. Abraham Maugans was born about 1774 in Wolfsville, Frederick County, Maryland. He married Elizabeth Frey on October 6, 1796, in Frederick, and had at least 11 children:

1EA. Joseph Maugans 13 Jan 1797 5 Feb 1875 (78)
1EB. Mary Maugans 16 Feb 1798 18 Oct 1844 (46)
1EC. Susanna Maugans 23 Aug 1799 1 Jan 1865 (65)
1ED. Jonathan Maugans 24 Dec 1800 14 Oct 1880 (79)
1EE. Daniel Maugans 19 Oct 1802 26 Sep 1853 (50)
1EF. Enoch Maugans 22 Jul 1805 4 Feb 1880 (74)
1EG. Nancy Maugans 4 Apr 1807 (< 1842) (< 34)
1EH. Catharine Maugans 13 Dec 1808 12 Dec 1892 (83)
1EI. Rosanna Maugans 17 Jul 1810 5 Feb 1870 (59)
1EJ. Elizabeth Maugans Mar 1812 28 Feb 1893 (80)
1EK. Magdalena Maugans 28 Dec 1814 15 Jan 1884 (69)

Abraham and his younger brother Jonathan moved to what is now Maugansville, north of Hagerstown, in Washington County, Maryland, in 1828.

Ohio Migration
Many of the elder children migrated west, settling in Delaware County in central Ohio. The younger daughters stayed in Washington County, Maryland.

Abraham Maugans died on February 16, 1833, in Maugansville. He was about 59 years old.

Elizabeth (Frey) Maugans lived another 12 years and died on September 24, 1845, in Maugansville. She was about 70 years old.

John MAUGANS (Sr.) (1776-1862)

1G. John/Jonathan Maugans (Morgans) (Sr.) was born on July 16, 1776, in Wolfsville, Frederick County, Maryland. He married Magdelannah Kline about 1797, in Wolfsville. They reportedly had as many as ten children, all born in Frederick County:

1GA. Martin Maugans (1798) --  -- 
1GB. Levi Maugans (1800) --  -- 
1GC. Mando Maugans (1802) --  -- 
1GD. Jacob Maugans (1804) --  -- 
1GE. Nancy Maugans 7 Aug 1806 1867 (60)
1GF. John Maugans (Jr.) 1810 Jun 1848 (38)
1GG. Daniel Maugans (1812) 1888 (77)
1GH. Marie Maugans (1812) --  -- 
1GI. Katherine Maugans (1814) --  -- 
1GJ. Jacob Maugans 25 Oct 1817 19 Mar 1898 (80)

John and his elder brother Abraham moved to what is now Maugansville, north of Hagerstown, in Washington County, Maryland, in 1828. John apparently returned to Wolfsville by 1850.[Cen 1850]

John Maugans died on August 16, 1862, in Wolfsville, at the age of 86 years old. He was reportedly buried along Harp Hill Road, to the south of Wolfsville, but his headstone is found at Salem United Methodist Cemetery, off Brandonburg Hollow Road, to the northeast of Wolfsville.[Grave]

Magdalannah (Kline) Maugans died seven months later on March 23, 1863, in Wolfsville. She was also 86 years old and is buried at Salem United Methodist Cemetery.[Grave]

Sources
  • Cen 1850: 6 Aug 1850 Census, Catoctin Election District, Frederick County, Maryland
  • Cen 1860: 9 Aug 1860 Census, Wolfsville Post Office, Catoctin District, Frederick County, Maryland
  • Grave: Salem United Methodist Cemetery, Wolfsville, Frederick County, Maryland, Find A Grave <http://www.findagrave.com>

Elizabeth (MAUGANS) WEAVER (1777-1858)

1H. Elizabeth Maugans was born on October 29, 1777, in Wolfsville, Frederick County, Maryland. She married Frederick Weaver, Sr. and moved to Clermont County, Ohio, about 1795. There they started a family of at least ten children:

1HA. Jacob Weaver 11 Aug 1799 9 Jul 1864 (64)
1HB. Mary Weaver 9 Jan 1804 15 Nov 1847 (43)
1HC. Catherine Weaver 12 Nov 1807 --  -- 
1HD. Frederick Weaver, Jr. 4 Jul 1811 28 May 1891 (79)
1HE. Nancy Weaver (1814-1815) --  -- 
1HF. Margret Weaver (1817-1818) --  -- 
1HG. George Weaver (1819) --  -- 
1HH. Daniel Weaver 14 May 1823 1 Nov 1894 (71)
1Hx. Rebecca Weaver --  --  -- 
1Hx. Elizabeth Weaver --  --  -- 

Elizabeth and Frederick, along with five of Elizabeth's siblings, were among the founding members of the O'Bannon (Stonelick) Church, the first German Baptist Brethren congregation in Ohio, which was organized in Clermont County in 1795. They settled in Goshen Township where Frederick served as minister and frequently hosted the Brethren services on their farm. He was also a blacksmith.[Rummel]

The Weavers owned 152 acres in Virginia Military Survey 2377, near the town of Goshen and O'Bannon Creek.[Tax 1816-1818] This is later recorded as 150-1/3 acres, perhaps upon resurvey.[Tax 1820-1824]

Frederick and Elizabeth sold a 100-acre parcel in Virginia Military Survey 3775, southwest of Goshen near Miami Township, to John Smith for $450 on August 30, 1816. This property measured 95 poles by 170 poles (1,567.5' by 2,805') and bordered William Barrett's survey [710] to the northwest and land formerly owned by Daniel Miller4 to the southwest.[Deed 1816] This property is estimated to lie with present-day Fay Road (Survey 710) to the northwest, Eagles Nest Golf Course to the northeast, Ohio State Route 28 to the southeast, and Smith Road to the southwest.

They also acquired a 100-acre parcel in Virginia Military Survey 2385, southeast of Goshen, by 1820.[Tax 1820-1824]

Elizabeth (Maugans) Weaver died on May 26, 1858, in Ohio, likely in Clermont County, at the age of 80.

Frederick Weaver died a year later on August 30, 1859, in Clermont County. He was 85 years old.

Sources

Gabriel (MAUGANS) MORGAN (~1779-~1816)

1I. Gabriel (Maugans) Morgan was born about 1779, in Frederick County, Maryland, likely in Wolfsville. He married Esther Miller, reportedly in Frederick County, and then moved northwest into the Appalachian Mountains of Bedford and Blair counties, Pennsylvania. Later they moved west to Clermont County, Ohio. Esther was the younger sister of Abraham and David Miller4, who married Gabriel's elder sisters, Catherine and Magdelena2. Gabriel and Esther had at least seven sons and two daughters:[Cens 1820]

1Ix. Jacob Morgan (1786-1790) --  -- 
1Ix. Esther Morgan (1786-1794) (1820-1824) -- 
1Ix. John Morgan (Sr.) (1795) --  -- 
1Ix. Joseph Morgan (1794-1804) --  -- 
1Ix. Daniel Morgan (Sr.) (1794-1804) --  -- 
1Ix. Abraham Morgan (1794-1804) --  -- 
1Ix. David Morgan (1801-1802) --  -- 
1Ix. Felix Morgan (1801-1802) --  -- 
1Ix. Morgan Daughter (1804-1810) --  -- 
Morgan Children
January 2011 I am slowly piecing together Esther and Gabriel's children from property tax records from 1816 to 1826. An 1826 summary of personal property lists Esther, John, John Jr., Jane, Daniel, Daniel Jr., and Jacob. The property taxes show Gabriel with six parcels in 1816. In 1817, Esther takes over 466 acres in Virginia Military Survey 4239, which is adjacent to the inherited Survey 3790; Jacob acquires a piece from 3790; and John an unidentified parcel. In 1819, Joseph acquires a parecl in Survey 4333, to the northwest of 4239. John becomes associated with Survey 4239 in 1821. Finally, two Daniels and a second Jacob show up in 1826; one Daniel in 3790 and the other apparently acquires a parcel in 3334 from Joseph as Joseph is no longer recorded; Jacob acquires a parcel in Survey 3793 to the northeast of 3790. Daniel Swank, husband of daughter Esther, who held land in Survey 3334 in 1817 is noted in 1826 with holdings in Survey 4239.

The Morgans settled in "Woodberry" Township by 1788, when Gabriel owned two horses and two cows on 455 rented acres.[Tax 1788] In 1790 they are noted with two young sons and living next to Esther's brothers, Daniel Miller4 and David and Magdalena (Maugan) Miller4, in Woodbury Township.[Cen 1790]

"Woodberry" / Morrison's Cove
"Woodberry" Township, in 1788, likely comprised the central region of Morrison's Cove, which has since been divided into Woodbury, South Woodbury, and Bloomfield townships in Bedford County, and North Woodbury and Taylor townships in Blair County to the north.

Gabriel, along with five of his siblings, were among the founding members of the O'Bannon (Stonelick) Church, the first German Baptist Brethren congregation in Ohio, which was organized in Clermont County in 1795. Gabriel served as a deacon at the O'Bannon (Stonelick) Church.

Gabriel purchased 200 acres on February 23, 1805, from Richard and Sarah Cunningham in Hamilton Township, Warren County, adjacent on the east to his father-in-law's 2,000-acre estate, for $600.[Deed 1805A] This property has been identified as a portion of the southern third of Virginia Military Reserve Survey 4239.

November 2010

A few months later, Gabriel took possession of two 200-acres lots that were set aside as inheritance from his father-in-law's 2,000-acre estate in Virginia Military Survey 3790. One, in the northwest corner of the estate in Hamilton Township adjoined that which he bought from Cunningham,[Deed 1805B] and the other lie in the opposite, southeast corner of the estate and straddling the Warren-Clermont county line.[Deed 1805C]

Gabriel next purchased a triangular, 95-acre lot from John and Ruth Donnel for $95 on May 13, 1805. It bordered Daniel Ertle to the west, Thomas Martin to the north, and John and James Taylor to the east.[Deed 1805D] This lot appears to conform to that a half mile northeast of his other properities in the northwest corner of his father-in-law's estate in Hamilton Township.

By 1816 Gabriel owned six parcels totaling 961 acres in Warren County.[Tax 1816] These likely refer to the two 200-acres parcels from his father-in-law, the 95-acre lot from Donnel, the 200 acres from Cunningham in Virginia Military Survey 4239, and additional tracts of 100 and 166 acres later idenified with Survey 4239 in Hamilton Township (totaling 466 acres in Survey 4239).

January 2011

Gabriel Morgan reportedly died on November 1, 1822, however, Esther took over paying Warren County property taxes on the 466 acres in Survey 4239, in 1817,[Tax 1817] indicating he died earlier in late 1816 or early 1817. Esther was also annotated as the head of household in the 1820 census[Cens 1820] and took over paying Clermont County property taxes on a 100-acre lot in the Survey 3790.[Tax 1820] Gabriel was therefore around 37 years old when he died.

After Gabriel's death, Esther held on to the 466 acres in Hamilton Township through 1819 and sold 200 acres by 1820. Son Jacob took possession of 200 acres and son John took possession 100 acres. John may also have held the 95-acres parcel from Donnel and parcels of 200 and 100 acres for a time but these tax record entries were scratched out in 1817.[Tax 1817] Furthermore, son Abraham took possession of 100 acres in the Clermont County corner of Survey 3790 in 1820.[Tax 1820]

Esther (Miller) Morgan died before 1828 in Warren County, Ohio. She was in her late 50s or 60s.

Sources
  • Tax 1788: Tax Assessment Book, 1776-1788, Woodberry Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
  • Cen 1790: 1790 Census, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
  • Deed 1805A: 23 Feb 1805, Warren County, Ohio; recorded 8 Apr 1805
  • Deed 1805B: 22 Apr 1805, Warren County, Ohio; recorded 3 May 1805
  • Deed 1805C: 22 Apr 1805, Warren County, Ohio; recorded 4 May 1805
  • Deed 1805D: 13 May 1805, Warren County, Ohio; recorded 15 Jun 1805
  • Tax 1816-1826: 1816-1826 Tax Records, Warren County, Ohio
  • Tax 1820-1823: 1820-1823 Tax Records, Clermont County, Ohio
  • Cen 1820: 7 Aug 1820 Census, Hamilton Township, Warren County, Ohio

Daniel (MAUGANS) MORGAN (1781-1848)

1J. Daniel (Maugans) Morgan was born on May 31, 1781 or 1782, likely in Frederick County, Maryland, likely in Wolfsville. He moved to Clermont County, Ohio, probably with five of his siblings in the late 1790s. There he married Susannah/Barbara and had as many as five children:

1J1. Daniel Morgan (Jr.) (1794-1804) --  -- 
1J1. Susan Morgan 11 Mar 1811 4 Nov 1909 (98)
1J2. Daniel Morgan (Jr.) 17 May 1813 25 Apr 1884 (70)
1J3. Sarah Morgan (1814-1815) --  -- 
1J4. Mathias Morgan 12 Mar 1820 5 Apr 1897 (77)
1J5. Esther "Hetty" Morgan 3 May 1824 --  -- 

Daniel and Susannah, along with five of Daniel's siblings, were among the founding members of the O'Bannon (Stonelick) Church, the first German Baptist Brethren congregation in Ohio, which was organized in Clermont County in 1795.

December 2010

"Daniel Moggan" acquired 150 acres in Clermont County from Ohio land magnates William and Eliza N. Lytle for $330 on July 29, 1808, as an assignee for Isaac Shively, his niece Lydia (Miller) Shively's husband. This parcel measured 150 by 160 poles (2,475' by 2,640') and bordered William Barret's Survey (Virginia Military Survey 710) to the northwest, "Andrew Shederlie" (Shetterly) to the northeast, and Jacob (Myers) to the southeast.[Deed 1808] This description correlates to the north corner of Virginia Military Survey 3777 (also noted as 7363[Tax 1816]) in Goshen Township, and lies to the south of modern-day Oakland Road between Ohio State Route 28 and Fay Road, and to the northeast of the modern-day Eagles Nest Golf Course between Mount Repose and Goshen.

Maugan Relations?
So far I have been unable to discern the relationship of John and Joseph Maugan to Daniel. In 1820, Daniel's sons were too young. John and Joseph may be the sons of Daniel's elder brother Gabriel.

Daniel and Susannah reportedly moved northwest to Adams Township, Darke County, Ohio, in 1819.[Grave] Daniel and "Barbara" sold their 150-acre property to John Maugan on August 5, 1820, for $2,000.[Deed 1820] John and Mary Maugan sold the property the following year on August 18, 1821, to Joseph Maugan for $2,000.[Deed 1821]

Daniel appears to have turned around and purchased another 150 acres to the northeast in Virginia Military Survey 2753 by 1820.[Tax 1820]

November 2010

Daniel (Maugans) Morgan died on June 28, 1848, likely in Darke County, Ohio, at the age of 66 or 67 years. He is buried at Harris Creek Cemetery, north of Bradford, in neighboring Newberry Township, Miami County.Grave

After Daniel's death, Susannah lived with daughter Sarah Swank[Cens 1850] and Hetty Miller[Cens 1860] in Newberry Township, Miami County.

Susannah Morgan died on March 31, 1862, likely in Newberry Township, at the age of 72 years. She is buried with Daniel in Harris Creek Cemetery.Grave

Sources
  • Deed 1808: 29 Jul 1808, Deed Book F5, Clermont County, Ohio; recorded 30 Jul 1808
  • Tax 1816-1819: 1816-1819 Tax Records, Clermont County, Ohio
  • Tax 1820-1823: 1820-1823 Tax Records, Clermont County, Ohio
  • Cen 1820: 1820 Census, Goshen Township, Clermont County, Ohio
  • Deed 1820: 5 Aug 1820, Deed Book U19, Clermont County, Ohio
  • Deed 1820: 18 Aug 1821, Deed Book U19, Clermont County, Ohio
  • Deed 1829: 3 Jan 1829, Deed Book 14, Warren County, Ohio
  • Cen 1850: 2 Sep 1850 Census, Newberry Township, Miami County, Ohio
  • Cen 1860: 18 Jun 1850 Census, Piqua Post Office, Newberry Township, Miami County, Ohio
  • Grave: Cemetery, City, County, State, Find A Grave <http://www.findagrave.com>

Barbara (MAUGANS) MYERS (1782-1835)

1K. Barbara Maugans was born in 1782, likely in Wolfsville, Frederick Coutny, Maryland. She married John H. Myers on October 15, 1804, in Wolfsville.

Barbara (Maugans) Myers died on March 20, 1835, at about the age of 53.

David MAUGANS (1783-1850)

1L. David Maugans was born on June 6, 1783, in Frederick County, Maryland, likely in Wolfsville. He married Catherine Blickenstaff on December 2, 1806, in Washington County, Maryland. He was 23 years old and she is believed to have been 30. They had three children, and later David had another daughter:

1L1. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Maugens (1807) (1850) (43)
1L2. John Maugens 1810 10 Sep 1847 (37)
1L3. Mary "Molly" Maugens 17 Sep 1813 16 Feb 1879 (65)

1L4. Catherine Maugens (1845-1846) --  -- 

It is reported that after they married, David built a cabin in Wolfsville in 1807 on a 74-acre portion of his father's land called "Conrad's Travels by Night."

In 1836, David and Catherine separated and Catherine and daughters Lizzie and Molley moved to Miami County, Ohio, in 1836, where son John had settled. David remained in Wolfsville.

Catherine (Blickenstaff) Maugans died on March 1, 1838. She was about 62 years old.

David later had an illegitimate daughter, Catherine, with his housekeeper, Elizabeth Ritz (also reported as "Betts"), who was 15 years his junior, on the Wolfsville farm.[Cen 1850]

David Maugans died on October 7, 1850, in Wolfsville. He was 67 years old.

David's nephew, Samuel Maugans served as executor for the estate. The Wolfville farm was sold off for $2,317.25 to Joel and Mary Ann (Ludy) Garand and the proceeds were divided four ways: a quarter to each of his three daughters and the remaining quarter to the heirs of his son John, who had died three years previous.

Sources
  • Cen 1850: 12 Aug 1850 Census, Catoctin Election District, Frederick County, Maryland