This map was produced by Dr. Robert McNeely and Dr. Douglas Miracle using Land Records from the
State Archives of North Carolina, Lincoln County Register of Deeds and DeedMapper™ Software.
1750 to 1770 Land Grants and Sales in the Newton/Maiden Area of North Carolina
Lorance Markle [Lorentz Merckel]; born Abt 1697 in the Palatine; son of Friedrich Merckel; immigrated with his father into West Camp, Ulster Co NY in 1710; married Catharina Kehl in 1724 in Kingston, Ulster Co NY; moved to Bucks / Northampton Co PA in 1737 with his father-in-law (Wilhelm Kehl/Keel); moved to Mecklenburg / Tryon / Lincoln Co NC in 1767 with his son Frederick, son-in-law Frederick Scholl, and cousin-in-law William Kale
Frederick Markle/Miracle [Friederich Merkel]; born 1741 in Williams Twp, Northampton Co PA; son of Lorentz Merckel; married Ann Eve LNU about 1761; moved to Mecklenburg / Tryon / Lincoln Co NC in 1767
Martin Coulter; born Abt 1728 in the Palatine or Switzerland; immigrated into Philadelphia PA in 1749; married Catherine Rosannah Boone (daughter of Daniel Boone of Berks Co PA); moved to Anson / Rowan Co NC about 1750; moved to Mecklenburg / Lincoln Co NC in 1765
Jacob Eagner/Egner/Egnar; born Abt 1728; believed to be Jacob Egner, oldest son of Mathias Egner/ Eagner (immigrated into Philadelphia PA in 1727), married Maria Magdalena Huber, lived in Longswamp Twp Berks Co PA, last recorded in Macungie in 1751, and moved to Rowan Co NC in 1753.
Peter Eigert/Eigerdt/Ikerd; born Abt 1729 in the Palatine; immigrated into Philadelphia PA in 1749; married Susannah Pearson(?) in Bucks Co PA; moved to Rowan / Mecklenburg / Lincoln Co NC about 1762
Mathias Barringer; born 1727 in the Palatine; son of Wilhelm Behringer; immigrated into PA in 1743; married Margaret Bushart (Margaret married Conrad Tipps/Tippong after Mathias was killed by Indians in 1776); moved to Rowan / Mecklenburg / Lincoln Co NC about 1762
Nicholas Fry/Frey; born 1724 in the Palatine; son of Johannes Fry/Frey; married Maria Elizabeth Pabst in Berks Co PA; immigrated with his father into Philadelphia PA in 1731; lived in Bucks Co PA; moved to Rowan / Mecklenburg / Lincoln Co NC in 1762
Paul Anthony [Paulus Antoni]; born 1719 in Alsace or the Palatine; immigrated into Philadelphia PA in 1741; lived in Bucks / Northampton Co PA; moved to Rowan / Mecklenburg / Lincoln Co NC in 1762
George Pope/Probst/Pabst/Bapst; born 1730/1731 in the Palatine; immigrated into PA; married Maria Christina LNU in Berks Co PA; moved to Mecklenburg / Lincoln Co about 1763
Henry Bollinger; born Abt 1710 in Switzerland or the Palatine; immigrated into Philadelphia PA in 1738; lived in Berks Co PA; moved to Mecklenburg / Lincoln Co NC in 1766
Nicholas Grindstaff [Crantzdorf]; born Abt 1746; son of Michael Grindstaff/Crantzdorf who immigrated into PA about 1738; lived in Lancaster/York Co PA; moved to Mecklenburg / Lincoln Co NC in 1766
William Deal/Diehl (born 1742) and John Deal/Diehl (born 1746) were sons of Johann Wilhelm Diehl who immigrated from the Palatine into Philadelphia PA in 1738, lived in Bucks Co PA, and moved to Mecklenburg / Lincoln Co NC about 1766
Jacob Lutes/Lutz (born Abt 1737) and George Lutes/Lutz (born Abt 1745) were sons of Hans George Lutz from the Palatine; they immigrated into Philadelphia PA in 1752; they lived in Lancaster/Berks Co PA; they moved to Mecklenburg / Tryon / Lincoln Co NC about 1768/1769
Note 1: Several of the listed families had baptisms, confirmations, or marriages at the Tohickon Union Church in Bucks Co PA from 1745 through 1765. Included were Frederick Markle (and his sister Gertrude who married Frederick Scholl), the Peter Eigert family, the family of Nicholas Fry, and the family of William Deal/Diehl. All of these families were members of the Reformed Congregation of this Union church.
Note 2: The Lutheran families in this list were associated with the Old St. Paul’s Lutheran Church located northwest of Newton. This church still stands today. The Reformed families in this list were associated with either the a) Haas School/Meeting House located on Bills Branch near the edge of Simon Haas’s property, or b) the Philip Henry Grider School/Meeting House located on the south side of Newton along the wagon road that became Rt 16.
In 1773, the 60 acre property with the Grider School was sold to a group of men that included Frederick Markle, Martin Coulter, Peter Eigert, Nicholas Fry, Henry Bollinger, William Deal, and John Deal. Neither of these two buildings exists today. The map to the right shows the estimated location (to within one block) of the Grider / Barringer / Pope property relative to a street map of the town of Newton as derived from the survey description/sketch and DeedMapper™ software.
Note 3: Some of the Lorance and Frederick Markle land was either sold or released to Rudolph Conrad by 1784; the remaining 200 acres of land was sold to Rev. J. Godfrey Arendt/Arends in 1787. Much of the remaining Jacob Eagner land (400 acres) was either sold or released to Conrad Tipps/Tippong; some of this land was bought by Rev. J. Godfrey Arendt/Arends in 1792. Tipps Cemetery is located on the land owned by Conrad Tipps at his death. The 1803 Will of Godfrey Arendt divided all of his land around Pinch Gut Creek (approx 470 acres) equally between two of his sons, John and Frederick. Son Jacob Arends received the land on Leepers Creek near his maternal Rudisill grandparents
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