Ebenezer Disharoon 1
- Born: Abt 1770, Somerset Co., MD
- Marriage (1): Hetty (?) before 1798
- Died: 28 Apr 1815-15 Apr 1817, Somerset Co., MD 2
Ebenezer Disharoon was commonly referred to as Eben throughout his life and seems to be named after his mother's brother Ebenezer Hearn.
In the Federal Direct Tax of 1798 for Somerset Co., MD, Ebenezer Disharoon is listed in Wicomico Hundred as occupant/owner of land on the road from Salisbury to Princess Anne, 1 mile from Tony Tank Mill (as Tondo Tank) containing 141 acres assessed for $280 and a dwelling house of wood 30x16, one story with 2 windows unfinished out of repair, kitchen 20x16, 80 perches; $120. He also has 7 slaves of which 2 are subject to taxation (ages 13-49). Note that these are the portions of tracts "Havanna" and "Watsons Discovery" that he had inherited from his father Francis Disharoon in 1788.
In 1800, Eben Disharoon is listed in Wicomico Hundred, Somerset Co. with household as 10010-20010. This indicates he was age 26-45.
On Jan 8 1811 and Mar 6 1811, James Anderson and Eben Disharoon were assigned by the Somerset Co. Orphan's Court to view and appraise (respectively) the estate of Gabriel & Polly Banks (children of Warren Banks). (SOCP-1811/23:1,5)
Eben Disharoon's will was written on Apr 28 1815 and proved Apr 15 1817 in Somerset Co., MD with the following provisions:
- To son Francis, one acre of land at E-most side of my dwelling plantation at county road adjoining land of Kirk Gunby which he got from Joshua Morris and has now built upon. Also a young negro boy Draper, a young horse called Truxant and a bridle and saddle, $50 and one half my wearing apparel.
- To son Ebenezer, one acre of land adjoining the lot given to Francis, also one negro boy called Little Jacob (son of Cloe), $100, and other half of my wearing apparel
- To son Mathias Hopkins Disharoon, all my lands on N-side of county road from Salisbury to Princess Anne (exc. those lots given to Francis and Ebenezer), also 50a of land where Mary Brannum now lives called "Stand Off", also negro boy called Daniel about 4 years old
- To son Henry, all my other lands including the houses and improvements on the same where I now live, also negro man Charles, my still, cap, worm and tub belonging to the same.
- To my three daughters Molly, Sally and Ann, one negro man Jacob (son of Batty), to be divided equally between them. He should be kept hired out to the benefit of my three daughters until Ann, the youngest of them is 16 years old. Also, each to get $100 cash and each a bed, bedstead and furniture.
- All the rest to go to my beloved wife Hetty, she to keep all the childrens' property until his sons respectively arrive at age 20 and the girls age 16. But if she dies before Francis reaches age 20, I appoint my friend Mathias D. Hopkins as guardian.
Witnesses: Molly Disharoon, Milley Ingersoll, Peter Dashiell (SoW-EB23:251)
Ebenezer married Hetty (?) before 1798. (Hetty (?) was born about 1770 in Somerset Co., MD and died after 1840 in Somerset Co., MD.)