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Title William M. Ruark papers
Object ID 1999.029
Scope & Content The William M. Ruark papers document Ruark's land purchases and sales. The papers date from 1761-1906 with the bulk of the papers dating from 1883-1903. The papers include tax records, deeds, mortgages, land settlements, patents, and correspondence regarding the sale of land in Somerset County. In addition to the land records also included is a photograph of Evelyn Ruark's grandfather, George Gilliss Pusey, and a short biography of Austin Carpenter Heaton, who was the minister of Manokin Presbyterian Church from 1855-1880.
Dates of Creation 1761-1906, 1883-1903
Biographical History William M. Ruark was born in 1821 in Somerset County. In 1846 William married Nancy Hooper and together they had ten children. William died in 1904 leaving his papers to his son Lafayette, who in turn left them to his son William Hooper Ruark. William H. Ruark married Evelyn Pusey, December 27, 1930.
Extent of Description 0.25 linear feet, 1 quarter manuscript box
People Ruark, William M.Brittingham, George
Beauchamp, Marcy
Garland, Stephen
Heaton, Alexander Carpenter Pusey, George Gilliss
Search Terms Land deeds
Land mortgages
Land patents
Land sales
Property tax receipts
Somerset County, Md.
Containers Records of William Ruark (circa 1850 - 1900)
Photograph of George Gillis Pusey with information on the Pusey Family
Information on Austin Carpenter Heaton