A Short History of Cabin Ridge

A Short History of "Cabin Ridge" The Home Place of the Todds of Harmony, Maryland


20 January 1664
A 400 acre tract of land was surveyed for Thomas Clarke. The tract was located on what is now called Fowling Creek in Caroline County and the tract was called "Cabin Ridge" (Pat. L9 F107). The grant was made to Clarke for transporting himself, Sarah his wife, Robert his son, Sarah his daughter, Mary Girdler and Hugh Jenkins.
(First Dorchester Families, Pg. 24, by Calvin Mowbray)

20 April 1677
Robert Clarke, son and heir of _____ Clarke late of Calvert County, deceased, to John Edmondson of Talbot County: ”C____ Ridge” on Great Choptank River and Fallen Creek, containing 400 acres more or less.
Wit: Wm Stephens, John Milles
Acknowledged 21 April 1677 before Thomas Notley and Phillip Calvert.
(Dorchester Co., MD Land Records 4 old 22)

2 March 1694
John Edmondson to William Edmondson: "Cabbin Ridge" containg 400 acres more or less.
(Dorchester Co., MD Land Records 5 old 58)

William Edmondson and Sarah his wife of Dorchester Co., Merchant, to William Steevens of the same co: "Cabin Ridge" on Follen Creek, containing 400 acres more or less. Ackn 26 September 1699 by William Edmondson and John Taylor, atty for Sarah Edmondson.
(Dorchester Co., MD Land Records 5 old 141)

5 November 1701
Thomas Edmondson and Mary his wife, of Talbot Co., Merchant to William Edmondson of Dorchester Co: 1/2 of "Outrange" on Follen (Fowling) Creek on the south side of Great Choptank River, adj. land formerly laid out for Thomas Clarke called "Cabin Ridge," and containing 500 acres more or less.
(Dorchester Co., MD Land Records 5 old 218)

24 September 1709 - 14 February 1709(/10)
Will of William Steevens, Sr., of Gt. Choptank River, Dorchester Co.
son, Walter and heirs, land "John's Creek" and lands thereto adjoining.
son, William and heirs, 400 acres (called) "Cabin Ride (Ridge)" in the freshes of Gt. Choptank River, and 100 acres, part of 1000 acres of "Outrange."
daughter, Johannah, part of "Outrange" afsd.
daughter, Mary, residue of sd. tract "Outrange."
wife, Mary, extx., residue of estate jointly with children afsd.
Test: Jacob Loockerman, Jno. Stevens, Magdalen Edmondson.
(Maryland Wills Lib. 13 fol. 18)

16 November 1728
Edward Billiter and Anne his wife of Dorchester Co. to Jonas Dawson of the same co, Cordwainer: "Billiters Landing" on Fowling Creek adj. "Cabbin Ridge" and containing 50 acres more or less.
(Dorchester Co., MD Land Records 8 old 243)

15 June 1744
John Dawson of Dorchester County, planter, to Burtonwood Allcock of the same county, planter: "Billeters Landing" on the south side of Great Choptank River at Fowling Creek, near the head of the creek, adj. "Cabben Ridge" and containing 50 acres more or less.
(Dorchester Co., MD Land Records 11 old 248)

17 March 1764
James Auld of Dorchester Co. and Rosanah his wife to William Richardson, Junior of the same co: "Burtenwoods Neglect" between the branches of Fowling Creek and Great Choptank River, adj. "Billiters Landing," "Cabbin Ridge" and "Taylors Lott" and containing 265 acres more or less in all, except such parts as are included in two older tracts called "Tiverton" and "Mulraine."
(Dorchester Co., MD Land Records 19 old 157)

1 January 1786 - 12 January 1786
Anne Stevens, (widow of John Stevens), to Bromwell (or Brummel) Andrew, lease of "Cabbin Ridge" where he now lives, for ten years next ensuing, paying annual rent of 46 pounds 10 shillings specie. Andrew agrees to rotate the land every three years.
Witnesses: Mariah Anderson, John M. Anderson.
(Caroline Co., MD Land Records Lib. G.F.A. fol. 894)

17 September 1808
Robert Stevens of Caroline County, to Ennalls Martin and Peter Edmondson, of Talbot County, in consideration of 307 pounds 1 shilling and 4 pence, (Stevens) mortgages "Cabin Ridge," (containing) 400 acres in Caroline County, devised to Robert by John Stevens, his father. Payment due 1 October 1809 with interest.
(Caroline Co., MD Land Records Lib. I fol. 652)

Edward W. Liden died 1852 leaving a widow, Sarah R. (now married to Gootee Stevens), and children: Nancy R., wife of Isaac K. Wright; William E.; Sarah A. (now married to Francis Neal); and Elizabeth E. Liden. The last three are minors (in 1852). Owned tracts "Cabbin Ridge," "Out Range," Stevens Beginning" and "Waddels Venture."
(Caroline Co., MD Land Commission Records Lib. E fol. 164)


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