David Mitchell's Lands During the Revolution-Patent
The following data is extracted from David and Margaret Mitchell Genealogy.
"Whereas by virtue of a Warrant dated the tenth day of September, 1750, there hath been surveyed unto Harry Johnson a tract of land called "The Troublesome Jobb" situate in Peters township, Cumberland County. BEGINNING at a marked white oak, a corner of Samuel Templeton's land thence by the same South seventy six degrees West forty three perches and an half to a post, thence by John Potters land North eleven degrees West one hundred and sixty four perches and a half to a post, & North two perches & a half to a marked White oak, thence by John McCays land North sixty seven degrees East sixty eight perches to a marked black oak, North twelve degrees East sixty eight perches to a marked white oak, South eighty degrees East seventy three perches to a marked white oak, North twelve degrees East forty nine perches to a marked hickory, and North eighty seven degrees East forty three perches to a marked hickory, thence by William Hollidays land North seventy five degrees East twenty-one perches and a half to a marked Spanish Oak, North eighteen degrees and an half East twelve perches and a half to a marked White oak, and South eighty eight degrees East forty four perches to a marked white oak, thence by James Antrikens land South four degrees and a half East one hundred and thirty two perches to a marked white oak, thence by William McClellans land South eighty eight degrees West thirty eight perches to a marked Ash at the side of a creek, thence by the Creek side South thirty six degrees West thirty four perches to a post, & thence South sixty eight degrees West six perches to a post at the said Creeks side, thence across said Creek North sixty two degrees West eight perches to a marked black oak, South eighty degrees West twenty one perches and two thirds to a marked Spanish Oak, sixty eight degrees West eighty five perches to a marked Hickory, and South four degrees West seventy nine perches & three quarters to the beginning, CONTAINING Two hundred and ninteen acres & sixty eight perches & allce AND WHEREAS in pursuance of a Warrant dated the 20th August, 1751, there hath been surveyed for John Potter a tract of land, called "Pottersfield" in Peters township afd. BEGINNING at a marked white oak a corner of James Scotts land, thence by Vacant land North seventy degrees East one hundred perches to a post, thence by Henry Johnsons land South Eleven degrees East one hundred and sixty four perches & a half to a post, thence by vacant land South seventy six degrees West sixty perches to a white oak, North twenty six degrees West sixty six perches to a hickory, thence by James Scott's land North twenty eight degrees East seven perches to a white oak, North thirty seven degrees West sixty three perches to a post, and North twenty degrees East eighty one perches to the beginning, CONTAINING One hundred & thirty nine acres & 121 ps. &c., and the right to the sd. two tracts is now become vested in David Mitchell.
Confirmed to the said David Mitchell in consideration of fifty five pounds, twelve shillings money of Pennsylvania, subject to fealty tax of one half penny Sterling for every acre etc. Signed and sealed by John Penn Esq., Gov., May 3, 1774.
The foregoing lands were sold by David and Margaret Mitchell by Indenture made April 6, 1778, to Andrew Smith & acknowledged Aug. 28, 1779 before John Rannells J. P., and Recorded April 20, 1781.
Andrew Smith conveyed the tract of land to Michael, George & John Clapsaddle, deed dated, May 8, 1779, and recorded in deed book F. Vol. I. P. 56.
The Clapsaddles conveyed same to James Chambers by deed dated March 16, 1781, and recorded in Deed book F. Vol. 1 page 108, at Carlisle."
Correspondence with all the registers of deeds in the several counties fails to bring to light any conveyance from James Chambers. It is altogether probable that the lands were covered by the Chambers tracts in and around Chambers Town now Chambersburg.
Source: David and Margaret Mitchell Genealogy