John Friend Jr. of “Friend’s Delight,” Sang Run, MD, Book I, (2nd Edition)
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John Friend Jr. of “Friend’s Delight,” Sang Run, MD, Book I
Patrick T. Smith
John Friend, Jr. (About 1764 to 1849) lived at a time when Western Maryland was a wilderness, where only the most determined were to survive. John Friend Jr. was the great, great grandson of Nils Larrson Friend (Frande), who was a Swedish immigrant that settled in “New Sweden or Upland” (present day Chester, PA) in 1648. John was the third son of John Friend Sr. (Abt 1728 to Aft 1808) and Karrenhappuck Hyatt (1733 to 1798) and probably born near (present day) Paw Paw, WV. John moved to Western MD as a young man with his parents. John married Elizabeth Ward in 1795 and they tried to raise (at least) thirteen children on a farm called Friend’s Delight in Sang Run, MD. John and Elizabeth’s descendants became the most prominent families in this area for well over two hundred years. They were buried in the (old) Sang Run Cemetery, which rests on the hill overlooking their home at Friend’s Delight. This 2nd Edition is a continuation of the work started in 2007 with John Friend Jr. of “Friend’s Delight,” Sang Run, MD. I have found no photographs, diaries, personal papers or descriptions of John and Elizabeth, which could define them or their times. This book attempts to chronicle the lives of John Friend Jr. and Elizabeth Ward as well as thousands of their descendants through US Census records, family bibles, land deeds, wills, estate records, photographs, personal histories, military accounts as well as birth, death and marriage records. Book I is a compilation on information of John Jr. and his son Joseph, although hi other children are briefly outlined.
Book I contains 494 pages, is fully indexed and presented in an outline format. Proceeds from the sales of the books published by the FFAA will go to the FFAA (a non-profit organization). All book sales are tax deductible and final. Black and white spiral bound copies of Book I can be purchased for $50 (plus $15 S&H) or a CD with color copy of the book in a PDF format at $20 (plus $10 S&H)
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