Michael Disharoon
(Bef 1654-1690/1691)
Joan/Jane (?)
John Stevens
(-Bef 1726)
John Disharoon Sr.
(1677-After 1754)
Margaret Stevens
(Abt 1682-Bef 1754)
John Disharoon Jr.
(1710-1756/1757)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Mary Langkake

John Disharoon Jr. 2

  • Born: 1710, Somerset Co., MD
  • Marriage (1): Mary Langkake on 31 Dec 1732 in Somerset Co., MD 1
  • Died: 23 Aug 1756-18 Dec 1757, Worcester Co., MD 3

  

This John Disharoon first shows up in the Somerset Tax Lists in 1725, suggesting he had reached age 15 that year. In the March court of 1735/6 "John Disharoone Junr appointed Overseer of the Roads in Stead of John Disharoon Sen.r (for) Wickacomoco hund" (SoJ-1735/37:131)

John Disharoon wrote his will Aug 23 1756 and it was proven in Worcester Co. on Dec 18 1761
- To son Obediah, 92a of land on which he now lives called "Dashiells Choice"
- To son Stephen, the plantation on which I now live and if he dies, son George to have it
- To wife, negro woman Fanny and negro girl Tamer
- To son Stephen, negro man Coffey, negro woman Grace, negro woman Joan
- To son Samuel, negro girl Rose
- To daughter Mary Disharoon, negro girl Nancy
- To daughter Elizabeth Disharoon, negro girl Mintus
- To son Stephen my best suit of wearing clothes
- Rest of estate to be divided among my wife and 8 children Obediah, Stephen, Thomas, George, Francis, Samuel, Mary and Elizabeth
- Appoint son Stephen sole executor
Witnesses: William Roach Sr., Stephen Roach, William Roach Jr. (Wm Jr. was dead by Dec 18 1761) (WoW-1759/69:025, MdW-31:547)

(MdInv-75:357, MdAcc-49:446)

*NOTE, there are some genealogies published that claim that John Disharoon had a second wife, Sabra Roach who bore some of his younger children. However, this compiler did a deep dive on this possibility and it did not pan out.

There is a note in John Disharoon's account from May 6 1763 by son/adminstrator Obediah Disharoon that says, "The deceaseds will appears to be made several years before his Death in which time his son Stephen Died and he had a Daughter Born called Ebe after, which, his wife died next he Died without altering his will of which I thought it might be proper, to inform the Office on Acct of making Distribution." (MdAcc-49:448-449).

This is very important to solving the issue, as from it, we deduce 3 things - son Stephen died 1756-1761, John's wife died 1756-61 and they had another daughter named Ebe/Ebby born 1756-1761. I did not find any statements is his probate to suggest a second wife named Sabra (or any one else). The probate suggests the most likely scenario being that John Disharoon's wife (likely Mary Langkake Disharoon) died shortly after giving birth to a daughter Ebe/Ebby and sometime after John Disharoon wrote his will in 1756. There COULD have been another wife after Mary Langkake but the note in the account suggests that ALL the children listed in John Disharoon's will were born of his first wife who died, as he chose not to alter his original will as stated in that record. If there was a second wife, Sabra Disharoon, or anyone else, this record makes it very clear tyhat she would have not born any of the children listed in John Disharoon's will but, even then, this compiler I cannot find any record of a second wife.


John married Mary Langkake, daughter of Francis Langkake and Judith Cannon, on 31 Dec 1732 in Somerset Co., MD.1 (Mary Langkake was born about 1710 in Somerset Co., MD and died in 1756-1757 in Worcester Co., MD.)


Sources


1 Stepney Parish Church Records.

2 Will of Francis Langkake, March 2 1754, probated Jan 23 1759, Somerset County Wills Liber 30, Folio 637.

3 Worcester Co., MD Wills.


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