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John Disharoon Sr.
(1677-After 1754)
Margaret Stevens
(Abt 1682-Bef 1754)
Thomas Pollitt
Sarah Miles
(Abt 1698-1771/1771)
William Disharoon
Mary Pollitt
(Abt 1716-After 1798)
James Disharoon


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James Disharoon 1

  • Born: 1752, MD
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Daugherty about 1775 in Somerset Co., MD
  • Died: 05 May 1831-03 Jul 1832, Somerset Co., MD


In 1780, James is listed in the Salisbury Battalion, Mill Creek Co., Maryland militia during the Revolution.

In the Federal Direct Tax of 1798 for Somerset Co., MD, James Disharoon is listed in Wicomico Hundred as occupant/owner of land back from the road leading from Wicomico Creek to Salisbury about 1 mile, also 4 miles from head of the creek, on mostly broken flat ground. On it are an old dwelling house in bad shape 20x16, barn of round poles 16x16, granary 15x15, corn house 16x6; 268 acres; $440. He is also owner/occupny of land back from main road from Salisbury to Princess Anne with a dwelling house 32x16, one story 3 windows and a piazza the length of the house, unfinished inside. kitchen of loggs 16x14, smokehouse of round logs 8x10, lumber house 8x10, 80 perches; $120. He adjoins the land of David Pryor and David Stanford. He is also superintendent of Mary Disharoon's 3 slaves of which 2 are subject to taxation (ages 13-49).

James Disharoon wrote his will on May 5 1831 and it was proven in Somerset Co., MD on Jul 3 1832 as follows:
- To eldest son John, the plantation whereon he now lives being part of tracts "Come No Nigher" and "Tranquility"
- To beloved wife Hetty all the remaining lands including my dwelling house for her widowhood then to grandson William Disharoon, s/o James, parts of "Come No Nigher," "Frizzells Enjoyment" and "Tranquility"
- To son Thomas, negro man Jesse
- To granddaughter Charlotte Disharoon, w/o Henry Disharoon, negro girl Maria and negro boy Jim
Witnesses: Daniel Davis, Belitha Christopher, George Maddux

James married Sarah Daugherty about 1775 in Somerset Co., MD. (Sarah Daugherty was born about 1756 in Somerset Co., MD and died after 1832 in Somerset Co., MD.)


1 Dryden Collection at Salisbury State University.

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