The Conrad Maugans Family

Our first Maugans ancestor came to America from Stuttgart, Germany through Rotterdam and arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1695. He was an orchardist and the Grandfather or father of Conrad Maugans who was born in Pennsylvania or Frederick County, Maryland 1735. Conrad Maugans springhouse; Hagerstown, Maryland, 2001 Conrad died at Wolfsville, Frederick County, Maryland, 2 February 1822. The Maugans homestead was called "Conrad Travels at Night." Their log cabin stood over the spring (photograph at right of springhouse in 2001). Conrad was fined in 1776 for non-enrollment in the Revolutionary War because of his church principals in The Church of the Brethren. Conrad and wife (possibly Rebecca) were on a deed of land in 1760. The Maugans were connected with the Royal family of Holland.

Conrad Maugans lived and is buried with other members of his family on his homestead one-half mile south of Wolfsville, Maryland. He also owned part of "I'll Take it All" and "Tom's Farewell".

Conrad called "Nick" traveled by night because he and another man were both seeking a grant for the same parcel of land. Conrad walked (which was the mode of traveling at that time) all night on his way to Annapolis Maryland to get the grant, and the other evidently slept at night. Anyway, the result was that Conrad Maugans was standing on the steps of the Capitol Building at Annapolis in the morning with the grant in his pocket when the other man arrived - hence, the nickname.

"Old Dry House" was where the Reckers and Maugans dried their food for winter use. It was surrounded by drying hurds-racks made of narrow strips of wood. Apples, peaches pears and similar fruit were sliced into "schmitz" and dried. Likewise cherries, grapes berries, peas, green beans, sweet corn, etc. were preserved by drying on the heated hurds. On the other side of the cabin, perhaps two hundred feet away, there was another building known as the "Weaver" Shop. Here the Rechers once wove their home-spun woolen cloth.

Frederick County was formed in 1748 from Prince George County and Washington County in 1776 out of Frederick County.

The German immigrants who care to Frederick, Maryland traveled westward across Pennsylvania, crossed the Susquehanna River at Wright's (Wrightvillle near York, Pennsylvania) then followed the old Conestoga trails and rivers down to Frederick County.

From Black Rock Mountain one can survey all of Washington County as far as Pennsylvania to the North, and the Potomac River that separates Maryland from Virginia and West Virginia to the south. The Appalachian Trail passes the Rock.

There were several different spellings of the Maugan name: Mangin, Maugin, Maggin and some changed it to Morgan during the Revolutionary War.

A1 Conrad Maugans was born in 1735 and died 2 February 1822, and is buried along with other members of the family on the old homestead. His wife's name was probably Rebecca born 1739 and was deceased before Conrad made out his "Will". Twelve Children:

  1. Records from Frederick County, Maryland., Deeds,, Wills, Administration of Estates, Census Records 1800-1810-1850-1860.

  2. Names in Stone by Jacob Mehrling Holdcraft--75000 Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 11, page 44, Wolfsville Maugans Family Cemetery:
    • Maugans, Daniel Peter S/O Jacob and Rebecca (Grossnickle) Maugans. 16 June 1847 1-7-10 (Wolfsville, Maugans 12A)
    • Maugans, David 7 October 1850 67-4-1 (Wolfsville Maugans 12A)
    • Maugans, John 16 July 1776-16 August 1862 86-1-0 (Wolfsville Maugans 12A)
    • Maugans, Magdellannah 18 November 1776: 23 March 1863 (Wolfsville Maugans 12A)
    • Maugans, John M. 28 January 1856 0-l0-18 (Wolfsville Maugans 12A)
    • Maugans, Malinda d/o Daniel and Elizabeth 3 June 1853 (Wolfsville Maugans 12A)
    • Maugans, Mary W/O Samuel 15 March 1855 36-6-1 (Wolfsville Maugans 12A)
    • Maugans, Roda Ellen D/O Daniel and Elizabeth 26 May 1853 (Wolfsville Maugans 12A)

The Will of Conrad Maugans

In the name of God, Amen, I, Conrad Maugans of Frederick County and State of Maryland being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding considering the certainty of death and the uncertainly of the time, thereof, and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me, hence do therefore make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. First and principally I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it, humbly hoping to receive the same at the Glorious Resurrection of the Body through the merits of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named, I then devise and bequeath as follows:

I give and devise to my son Abraham part of my tract of land lying and being in Frederick County aforesaid called and known by the name of "Conrad Travels by Night" and containing in the whole three hundred and eighteen and one half acres of land, the same being resurveyed _______ for me on the 10th day of June 1791. Beginning for my said son Abraham's part at the beginning of the resurvey aforesaid, and running with the out lines thereof to the end of the fifth line thereof to the end of the fifth line thereof, then by a Divisional line across the tract until it strikes the end of the out lines thereof to the beginning of the resurvey aforesaid for whatever number of acres the said part may contain to him, my said son Abraham, his heirs and assigns forever. I also devise to my son Abraham a small piece of land lying adjoining my said resurvey aforesaid which was conveyed to me by John Hoover on the 18th day of May 1801 being part of a tract of land called "Toms Farewell" containing five eighths of an acre of land to him, his heirs and assigns forever.

I give and devise to my son David all the remaining part of my said resurvey called "Conrad Travels by Night" beginning at the end of the fifth line thereof and running with the division line aforesaid to the beginning, for what the same may contain to him, my said son David, his heirs and assigns forever. I direct and my will is that my said sons Abraham and David to whom I have devised my lands as aforesaid shall pay for the same the sum of two thousand five hundred pounds current money the one third of which amounting to L 822.0.0. shall be paid by them in one year from my decease and the remaining two thirds to be paid in four equal installments annually from the day of my decease, aforesaid and the said sums to be paid and aforesaid shall by my Executors hereinafter named by applied to the payment of the legacies as hereinafter directed as far as the same shall reach: equally dividing the payment between the legatees hereinafter mentioned. My meaning and intentions is by this my Will that my sons Abraham and David shall apportion the payments for the land devised to them as aforesaid, in such manner that each of them shall pay for their respective parts of the lands according to the quantity and quality thereof and in case they cannot agree and settle the same between them I direct that they refer the valuation thereof to the final adjustment of arbitrators mutually chosen by them. My Will is that my-son David shall keep possession of the whole of the land devised to him and Abraham and have the rents, issues, and profits thereof, for and during the term of one year, and direct that he pay to my Executor for the sum of one hundred dollars current money.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Magdalene Miller the sum of Two Hundred and Forty pounds current money.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Catherine Miller the sum of Two Hundred and Forty pounds current money.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Weaver the sum of Two Hundred and Forty pounds current money.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Frey the sum of Two Hundred and Forty pounds current money.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Barbara Myers the sum of One Hundred and Fifty pounds current money.
I give and bequeath to my son Mathais a the sum of Two Hundred and Forty pounds current money.

I direct, and my will is, that my Executor pay the legacies above specified equally and in proportion to the respective Legatees as the same may come to his hands as directed by this my Will and I direct that my said Executor collect my outstanding debts, on bond, Note, Account, or otherwise, and that he sell my personal property either at publick or private sale, as he may think best or divide the same between my sons David, John, Gabriel, Daniel and the heirs of my deceased son Peter deducting from this last the sum of Fifty pounds before paid my son Peter, and likewise that he keep and reserve to himself a like share so that each and all of those above mentioned have an equal part of my personal estate, share and share alike with himself. And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Abraham Maugan to be sole Executor of this my last will and Testament, revoking and annulling all former Wills by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last Will and Testament.

In testimony thereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this fifteenth day of March in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred and Thirteen, signed, sealed, published and declared by Conrad Maugans the above named testator, as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who at his requests and in his presence and in the presence of each other has subscribed our names as witnesses hereto:

Frederick County to-wit: On the 9th day of April 1822 then came Abraham Maugans and solemnly, sincerely .....and truly affirmed and declared that the foregoing instrument of writing is the true whole Will and Testament of Conrad Maugans late of Frederick County, deceased, that hath come to his hands and possession and that he doth not know of any other.

Henry Steiner, Regr.

Frederick County to wit: On the 9th day of April 1822 then came Jacob Hover, Junr. and Jacob Warenfels two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last Will and Testament of Conrad Maugans, late of Frederick County deceased and solemnly sincerely and affirmed and declared that they did see the Testator herein named sign and seal this Will that they heard him publish pronounce and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament that at the time of his so doing be was to the best of the apprehensions of a sound and disposing mind memory and under-standing and that they together with John Huber the other subscribing witness respectively subscribed their names as witnesses to his Will in the presence and at the request of the Testator and all in the presence of each other.

Henry Steiner Regr.

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Stephen Miller
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William Miller
David Miller
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