I'm interested in locating either land plats or a historical map (ca 1820-1840) for the Green Spring and Babbs Run area of Frederick County, VA. Hopefully, this information will help in resolving whether the parents of my Morton BOURN/BOURNE/BOWEN/BOUUM (b. ca 1790-1795) are William and Mildred/Milla (HELM) BOURNE.
Identifying the parents of my Morton BOURN has been my brickwall for years.
On 18-Jul-1827, William and Mildred BOURNE formalized the gift of a tract of property at the junction of Green Spring and Babbs Run to their son, Morton. This tract of land was formerly owned by Ezekiel BULL contained a saw mill. (This land had been earlier and informally given to their sons, Andrew and Morton, but Andrew had meanwhile sold his interest to Morton.) [Reference: "Abstracts of Fredrick County, VA Deed Books 45-53, 1821-1828", by Dee Ann Buck, page 26]
On 6-Sept-1833, Morton BOURN and his wife, Elizabeth, sold two tracts: (1) being part of larger tract once containing 429a"....(2) "also a second tract containing 158a with saw mill, the dwelling house whereon the couple lives, adjacent to the above situated at the junction of of Babbs Run and Green Spring". [Reference: "Abstracts of Fredrick County, VA Deed Books 54-62, 1826-1834", by Dee Ann Buck, page 30].
If these two properties are the same, it would go a long way in proving that the Morton, son of William and Mildred BOURN, was also the Morton BOURN married to Elizabeth GREENLEE.
Ideally, I need to verify that there was only one saw mill at the junction of Green Spring and Babbs Run.
I realize that it is highly unlikely that there would be two Morton BOURNs owning property, each with a saw mill, at the junction of Green Spring and Babbs Run. However, it is my understanding that there were three or four Morton BOURNs in Virginia around that time, and I spent several years chasing one that turned out not to be my relative,
Any help would be appreciated.
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