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Sechman Family Timeline
Chronology of John and Mary "Maria"  Seighman, 
Parents-in-law of Frederick Miner Sr.
Compiled by George and the late Ruth (Swartz) Seighman

John and Maria Seighman, of Fayette County, PA, were neighbors to our pioneer-patriot ancestors, Jacob and Maria (Nein) Minerd Sr.  The Seighmans, of German origin, were the parents of Elizabeth 'Betsy' Sechman (1782-1822).  Betsy in turn married the Minerds' son Frederick Miner, Sr.  This timeline is presented here to broaden awareness and share information about the experience of Pennsylvania-German settlers of the late 1700s.

The Seighmans' other children were George Sechman, Catherine Sechman married to George Ritenour, Mary Sechman married to Jacob Baltzly, John Sechman, Jacob Sechman, Barbara Sechman, Sussanna Sechman married to Hiram McCoy, and Ann Sechman.

The Seighman surname was spelled various ways in census enumerations, deeds, and tax rolls, etc. from 1778 to 1814.  The surname spellings are: Sachman, Saghman, Sahman, Saighman, Saikman, Sechman, Seghman, Segmann, Seighman, and Zechman.

1779 - John Zechman is listed in the 1779 (taken in 1778) Property Assessment for Brothers Valley Twp., Bedford (now Somerset) Co., PA.  His status is "Resident", but no acreage is noted, however, if listed, he owned land.

1782 - Daughter Elizabeth 'Betsy' Sechman born. (Betsy later married neighbor Frederick Miner Sr.)

1783 - John Seighman. Federal Supply Tax List of 1783, Milford Twp., Bedford Co. (now Somerset) PA.  50 acres.

1784 - John Seckman. Assessment List for 1784, Milford Twp., Bedford (now Somerset) Co., PA. 5 white (Parents + 3 children).

1788 - John Sechman.  Tax assessment Bedford County (now Somerset) Co., Milford Township.  Lands: 50 with the notation "Jm" beside the 50.  1 horse.  2 cows.  Valuation 62.  The Paid List:  John Seighman.  0 pounds, 0 shillings, 11 pense, state tax.  0 pounds, 0 shillings, 5 pense county tax.

1789 - 3 Dec. 1789 - Warrant Application.  John Saighman.  200 Acres Bedford County. John Lapp to pay. John Saighman applies for 200 acres of land with improvements adjoining land of Jacob Winger, Yost Tate and others in Milford Township Bedford County

Bedford County to wit - We the subscribers to the members of the Executive Committee, do certify that the above described land has been improved since the first day of May last witness our hands this 3rd day of December 1789.

John Sechman.  Tax assessment Bedford County, Milford Township.  Acres of land, 150. This assessment had a heading titled "Rights."  Under this heading for John is listed "Impt," which is assumed to mean "Improvement" (see "improved" note below this same year). 1 horse. 1 cow. Valuation 55.

3 Dec. 1789 - John Saighman Warrant Record Pennsylvania State Archives:  Warrant #304.  Saighman, John.  Description of Warrant:  Survey.  Quantity: 200.  Warrant Location:  Milford Twp., Bedford County.  Date of Warrant:  3 Dec. 1789.  Date of Return:  6 April 1824.  Acres returned:  214.  Name of Patentee:  Michael Sanner.  Where recorded:  Vol. N, No. 21, Pg. 488. Where survey is copied:  Book C207, page 170.

Situate on the waters of Castlemans (present Casselman) River in Milford Township, Somerset County.  And surveyed on the 23rd day of March 1807 by John McClean Esq. then Deputy Surveyor in pursuance of a warrant dated the 3rd day of December 1789 granted to John Saighman for 200 acres as appears by his official draught remaining in my office at Somerset and certified this 12th day of March 1824.  To Samuel Cochran Esquire, Surveyor General of Pennsylvania.  Note it appears this land was first improved 1st May 1789.  Source:  Land Records, Pennsylvania State Archives.

Situate on the waters of Castlemans (present Casselman) River in Milford Township, Somerset County.  And surveyed on the 23rd day of March 1807.  In pursuance of a Warrant granted to John Saighman dated the 3rd day of December 1789.  For Jonathan Miller.  Per John McClean, Deputy.  Source:  #453 Warrant Register Index Somerset County Historical Society.

Adjoining land:  "Benjamin Chew and Alexander Wilcocks, Esq." Yost Tate (could be two different last names). "Jacob Tryer in right of Jacob Wenger." Vacant and River Hills.

1790 - John Sechman. Reference: 1790 Census for Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Page 24. Data:  John Sechman. One male 16+. One male -16. 4 females. In 1790 there are no tax assessment records available.

1791 - John Saikman.  Tax assessment Bedford County, Milford Township. Acres Land: 200. 1 horse. 2 cows. The "Paid" record shows John Sighman paying a state tax of 0 pounds, 4 shillings, 2 pense, and a county tax of 0 pounds, 2 shillings, 4 pense.

1792 - John Seghman.  Tax assessment Bedford County, Milford Township. Land 100. Horses 1. Cow 1. Valuation 59. In payment book:  John Seighman 0 pounds, 2 shillings, 6 pense.

1793 - John Saighman is on a list of Taxable Inhabitants in Bedford County, Milford Township.  In payment book:  John Seighman 0 pounds, 3 shillings, 9 pense.

1794 - There is no tax list for Bedford County, Milford Township for this year. In payment book: John Seghman pays 0 pounds, 3 shillings, 9 pense.  1 horse, 1 cattle, 1 house, 5 people in house.

1795 - 17 April 1795 - Somerset County is created out of Bedford County. There is no tax listing for Milford Township.

1796 - John Seighman Tax assessment Somerset County, Milford Township.  Lands 150.  Horses 2.  Cattle 1.  Note: Could find no tax listing for John Seighman in Milford for 1797 and beyond. Research Note:  Could find no listing in Bedford or Somerset Deed Books where John sold his land in Milford Township.  Also checked for Jonathan Miller as Grantee, did not find.

29 Oct. 1796 - John Vought to John Seighman.  Grantee Book S-1, Located in Deed Book C, page 901. Fayette Co., PA.  "Know all men by these presents that I John Vought of Fayette County Bullskin Township and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred pounds good and Lawful money of Pennsylvania to me in hand Paid before the sealing and delivery of these presents by John Seighman of the same place the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained sold released and Confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain (? word) release and Confirm unto the said John Seighman . . . all that Tract or parcel of Land situate lying and being on the Chestnut Ridge Fayette County and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania aforesaid including a Chestnut flat Containing in the whole two hundred Acres as a warrant for the same Bearing date the twenty second day of March one thousand seven hundred and ninety four (John Vought's warrant date, March 22, 1794) may more fully and at Large appear which land is situated on both sides of the state Road Adjoining Land of Joseph Bullock, John Vigle and other vacant Lands.  In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty ninth day of October one thousand seven hundred and ninety six (October 29, 1796).

Research Note:  Searched the Warrant Index for Fayette County for a warrant dated 3/22/1794 issued to John Vought and could not find.  Also searched warrants arranged by county and surname (3.1-3.156) and could not find. In the Peter Smith Survey, John Vought's lands border Peter's.  The Turkeyfoot Road goes through this land.  This could be the "state road" noted above.

1797 - December 1797 Saltlick Township created out of Bullskin Township.  For the first two years of its existence, it was semi-officially known as Young Township.

1798 - 20 May 1798 - Daughter Anna Maria Segmann born.  Baptized 4 October 1798.  Daughter of John Segmann and Maria.  Sponsors, Jacob Schneider and Elizabeth.  From records of Good Hope Lutheran Church, Saltlick Township, Fayette Co., PA.

1 Oct. 1798 - U. S. District Tax List of 1798 for Bullskin Township, Fayette County.  Dated 10/1/1798.  This listing has various sections to it.  This was taken from all sections. John Sechman. Number of dwelling houses and outhouses, 2.  1 valued at $40. Lands, 200 acres. Adjoining property owner is Doctor Runton*. Another section re John.  1 dwelling house valued at $40.  200 acres.  Tax assessment was $1.14.

1 Oct. 1798 - U. S. District Tax List of 1798 for Saltlick Township, Fayette County.  John Nickel was taxed on a cabin.  Adjoining property owner: "Neer John Sechman on Poplar Run."  Next to John's name is noted 117 acres.  Note:  See Saltlick tax 1813 and 1814 below.

1799 - Bullskin Township Tax Roll:  Name John Seighman.  Occupation blank.  Value blank. Lands100.  Value 200.  Horses 1. Value 16.  Cattle 1.  Value 5.

1800 - Bullskin Township Tax Roll:  Name John Seghman. Occupation Blank. Value Blank. Lands 200. Value 200. Horses 2. Value 40. Cattle 1. Value 6.

John Sechman.  Reference:  1800 Census for Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Bullskin Township.  Page 199.  Data:  John Sachman.  2 male 10-16.  1 male 45 and up.  3 female -10.  2 female 10-16.  1 female 45 and up.

20 March 1800 - John Zeckman To George Zeckman  (John's son).  Grantor Book, Item #306, page 61.  Located in Deed Book C, page 1369.  March 20, 1800.  Fayette Co., PA:

"Know all men by these presents that I John Zeckman of the Township of Bullskin in the County of Fayette & Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for and in consideration of the just sum of 150 pounds good and lawful money of Pennsylvania to me in hand paid before the sealing and delivery of these presents by George Zeckman of the same place the receipt of which I do hereby acknowledge hath granted, bargained sold released and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain release and confirm unto the said George Zeckman his heirs and assigns forever all that tract or parcel of land situate lying and being on the Chestnut Ridge in the Township of Bullskin aforesaid including a Chestnut flat it being the same place whereon said John Zeckman now lives containing 200 acres and allowances for roads.  Surveyed or intended to be surveyed by virtue of warrant bearing date the 22nd day of March 1794 by which warrant his Excellency Thomas Mifflin, Esq. President of the supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ... did grant to John Rhoads 200 acres of land in Fayette County on the waters of Mountses Creek and Indian Creek on the south side of the state road including a Chestnut flat near William Woodruffs. ... the aforesaid John Rhoads hath sold and transferred (on) the 5th day of January 1795 unto Joseph Rhoads ... described and recorded in Uniontown in Book C pages 231 and 232.  Joseph Rhoads hath sold on 26th day of March 1795 unto John Vought ... recorded in Uniontown in Book C page 145.  John Vought on 29th day of October 1796 sold to John Zeckman and recorded in Book C, page 231 (actually page 901)." [John signed his name to the deed.]

1801 - Bullskin Township Tax Roll:  Name John Seighman.  Occupation Blank. Value Blank. Lands 200. Value 200. Horses 1. Value 20. Cattle 1. Value 6.

1802 - Bullskin Township Tax Roll:  Name Jn. Seghman.  Occupation Blank. Value Blank. Lands 200. Value 200. Horses 2. Value 40. Cattle 1. Value 6.

1803 - Bullskin Township Tax Roll:  Name John Sachman.  Occupation Farmer. Value Blank. Lands 117. Value Blank. Horses 1. Value Blank. Cattle 1. Value Blank.

Son George married c. 1803.

1804 - Bullskin Township Tax Roll: Name John Sachman.  Occupation Farmer.  Value Blank. Lands 117. Value Blank.  Horses 1.  Value Blank.  Cattle 1. Value Blank. Note on roll:  "90 acres more land.

1805 - Bullskin Township Tax Roll:  Name John Sechman.  Occupation Farmer.  Value 10.  Lands 204. Value Blank.  Horses 1.  Value 20.  Cattle 1.  Value 8.

1806 - Bullskin Township Tax Roll:  Name John Sechman.  Occupation Blank.  Value 10. Lands 204. Value 184.  Horses 1.  Value 30.  Cattle 1.  Value 5.

1807 - Bullskin Township Tax Roll:  Name John Sachman.  Occupation Farmer.  Value 10. Lands 200.  Value 200.  Horses 2.  Value 30.  Cattle 1.  Value 5.

25 Dec. 1807 -  Casper Etling to John Sachman.  Deed Book H, page 100.  Fayette Co., PA. This indenture made the twenty fifth day of December in the year of our Lord 1807 between Casper Etling of Bullskin Township Fayette County and commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Dorothy his wife of the one part and John Sachman of the township county and commonwealth aforsaid of the other part witneseth whereas it appears by patent from Thomas Penn and John Penn Esquires proprietaries and governors in chief of the province of Pennsylvania bearing date the twentieth day of September in the year of our Lord 1776 there was granted by the said Tomas Penn and John Penn Esquires unto John Bullock a certain tract of land called Rochester situate on the waters of Youghiogia River in the county of westmoreland & provence aforesaid containing two hundred and ninty five acres and forty five perches and allowance.  And whereas Thomas Morgan agent attorney in fact for the said Joseph Bullock by deed bearing date the first day of Nov 1808 did for a valuable consideration therein mentioned grant unto the aforesaid Casper Etling the above mentioned tract of land with the appertinances.  Now this Indenture witnesseth that the said Casper Etling and Dorthy his wife for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars to him in hand paid at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged.  Have granted bargained and sold and by these present do grant bargain and sell unto the said John Sachman his heirs and asigns a part of the aforesaid tract of land bounded as follows beginning at a post in John Sechmans meadow from thence a straight line to a walnut tree at the corner of an (? old) field thence by the same straight line until it intersects the boundary line of the above tract containing or supposed to contain ninty acres be the same more or less together with all and singular the improvements and appurtenances thereon erected and made to have and to hold the part or parcel of land above described with the appurtenances unto the said John Sachman his heirs and assigns forever And the said Casper Etling doth for himself his heirs executors administrators and assigns hereby covenant with the said John Sachman that he the said John Sachman his heirs and assigns shall and lawfully may forever quietly and peaceable hold ocupy and enjoy the bargained premises aforesaid without the let or molestation of him the said Casper Etling his heirs executors administrators or assigns.  In witness whereof the said Casper Etling and Dorothy his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

1808 - Bullskin Township Tax Roll:  Name John Sachman. Occupation Farmer. Value 10. Lands 200. Value 200. Horses 2. Value 30. Cattle 1. Value 5.

John Sackman listed in the Bullskin Poor Tax Assessment of 1808.

1809 - Bullskin Township Tax Roll:  Name John Sahman.  Occupation Farmer. Value 10. Lands 200.  Value 200. Horses 2. Value 30. Cattle 1. Value 5.

1810 - Bullskin Township Tax Roll:  Name John Sachman.  Occupation Farmer. Value 10. Lands 200. Value 200. Horses 2. Value 30. Cattle 2.  Value 14.

John Sachman.  Reference:  1810 Census for Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Bullskin Township.  Page 1033. Data: John Sachman. 1 male 16-26. 1 male 45 and up. 2 female -10. 2 female 10-16. 1 female 16-26. 1 female 45 and up.

From 1810 Census.  Enumerations near John Sachman.  Possibly before because some names from Connellsville are between:  Conrad Bowers, Jacob Bideler, John Shallenberger, David Campfield, John Sachman.  Definitely after:  William Syling, Thomas Boyd, Greenberry Jones, ? name, Frederic Minor.

1811 - Bullskin Township Tax Roll:  Name John Sachman.  Occupation Farmer.  Value 50.  Lands 200.  Value 200.  Horses 3.  Value 60.  Cattle 2.  Value 14.

1812 - Bullskin Township Tax Roll:  Name John Sahman.  Occupation Farmer.  Value 50. Lands 200. Value 200.  Horses 3.  Value 60.  Cattle 2.  Value 14.

1813 - Bullskin Township Tax Roll:  Name John Sechman.  Occupation Farmer.  Value 20. Lands 400.  Value 1200.  Horses 2.  Value 50.  Cattle 2.  Value 16.  Dogs 1.  Saw Mill Value 50.

Saltlick Township Tax Roll:  Name John Zechman.  Occupation Farmer.  Value Blank. Lands114. Value Blank. Horses Blank. Value Blank. Catle Blank. Value Blank.  Dogs Blank.

1814 - Saltlick Township Tax Roll:  Name John Zechman.  Occupation Farmer.  Value Blank. Lands114.  Value Blank.  Horses Blank.  Value Blank.  Catle Blank.  Value Blank.  Dogs Blank.  Note with tax record:  "Transfer to Andrew Trapp"

15 April 1814.  John Sachman to Andrew Trapp.  John sells his land in Saltlick Twp.  Book I, pages 252, 253.  Fayette Co., PA.  "This indenture made the fifteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen between John Sachman of Bullskin Township Fayette County and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Mary his wife of the one part and And'w Trapp of Saltlick Township County and Commonwealth aforesaid of the other part.  Whereas the honorable Thomas Penn and John Penn Esquires Proprietors Govenors in Chief of State of the late provence (now Commonwealth) of Pennsylvania by Pattent or grant unto the Great Seal bearing dates twentieth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy four for the consideration therein mentioned dit grant and confirm to Joseph Bullock and unto his heirs and asigns a certain Tract of Land situated on the waters of the Youghiogeni River in Westmoreland County of the provience aforesaid by marks and bounds of the same pattent particularly described containing two hundred and ninty five acres and forty five perches and allowances of six per cent & c.  . . .  And whereas the said Joseph Bullock   . . .  did by indentures bearing date the first day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five for the consideration therein mentioned grant and confirm to Casper Etling ...  all the aforesaid (? word) and tract of two hundred and ninty five acres and forty five perches with the appurtenances. ...  Casper Etling and Dorothy his wife by their indenture bearing date the twenty fifth day of December in he year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and seven for the consideration therein mentioned did grant and confirm unto the said John Sachman and to his heirs and asigns a certain part of the aforesaid tract beginning at a post in the aforesaid John Sachmans medow  . . .  containing or subject to contain ninty acres it being the same more or less to have and to hold the same to him his heirs and assigns forever as in and by the said recited indenture recorded at union in the office for Recording of Deeds for the County of Fayette Book H page page (?91) valuation being thereunto apears.  Now this indenture witnesseth that the said John Sachman and Mary his Wife for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars lawful money of the United States of America to them in hand well and truly paid by the aforesaid And'w Trapp ...  and sell unto the aforesaid And'w Trapp all the aforesaid part of the Bullock land beginning at the post aforesaid in the aforesaid Sachman's meadow thense by the land of Casper Etling  ...  to the place of beginning containing ninty five acres one quarter and seventeen perches strict measure together with all and singular the buildings..."  John signed his name and Mary made her mark.

2 May 1814.  Ludwick Snyder et au To John Sechman.  John purchases land near present Bullskin Township Municipal Building.  Book 47, pages 258, 259, 260.  This indenture made the second day of May Anno Dominio one thousand eight hundred and fourteen between Ludwick Snyder of Bullskin Township Fayette County and State of Pennsylvania, Yoeman and Elizabeth his wife of the one part and John Sechman of the township, County and state, aforesaid yoeman of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said Ludwick Snyder and Elizabeth his wife for and in consideration of the sum of seven hundred dollars lawful money of Pennsylvania via to him the said Ludwig Snyder well and truely in the hand paid by the said John Sechman, . . . release and confirm unto the said John Sechman his heirs and assigns forever all that certain piece and parcel plantation and tract of land situate in the Township aforesaid and described as follows viz. beginning at a chestnut stump corner of John Shank and Henry Harbaughs land . . .  .  Thence by Robert Morrisons heirs lands . . .  .  Conraining one hundred and two acres and twenty eight perches strict measure, it being a piece parcel or (? word) of the land which the said Ludwick Snyder purchased from John Weldy and Elizabeth his wife as by ther deeds of conveyance dated the thirteenth day of April Anno Domino one thousand eight hundred and one and recorded in the office for record in Said County in patent Book E page 81.

Londonderry :  In the "Tract Name Indexes" of Archives, John Harbaugh received a patent for 440 acres of land on 9/5/1796.  This same index shows Thomas Moore as warrantee with date of warrant being 12/14/1787.  Moore's survey is in Book C130, page 148.  In the Fayette County Warrant Register, could not find where anyone but Thomas Moore was warranted land from John Harbaugh.

27 March 1809 - Application for Warrant:  "Henry Harbaugh of Bullskin Township, Fayette County, Farmer, applies for two hundred acres of lands in the said township adjoining lands of said Henry Harbaugh, Casper Etling, and Ludwick Snyder including his improvements consisting of a dwelling house and two acres of lands cleared by the said Henry Harbaugh."

"The above described tract of land was first improved on or about the year 1800, that grain has been raised on the same, and that a family now actually resides thereon."

John Seighman dies intestate.

From Wills and Bonds Book, Vol. I, 1784-1834, pages 430-431, Fayette County, PA.  George Seighman, John Minor, Robert (?Howay), and Jacob (?Weinland) are bonded for $500.00 and are appointed by the court to oversee the estate of John Seighman. George Seighman and John Minor are the administrators. John and George's last name is spelled Seighman.

Bullskin Township Tax Roll:  Name John Sachman Heirs.  Lands 100.  Value 300.  Saw Mill. Value 50.

1815 - Bullskin Township Tax Roll:  Name John Seghman Heirs.  Lands 100.  Value 300.  Saw Mill. Value 50.

"Dec. 21, 1815 next. Must give a just account of their administration of the Estate." From John King's notes.

1816 - 31 Jan. 1816 - John Saghman (John's son) To Samuel Trevor.  Deed Book I.  Page 405. Recorded February 10, 1816.  John Saghman of Dunbar Township sold to Samuel Trevor "a certain share of a tract of land owned by my late father" and "descending to me as one of his heirs."  The price, $100.  "200 acres or thereabouts" in Bullskin Township.  Note: See Samuel Trevor in 1829 below.

August 1816 - Orphan's Court:  John Seighman, Term August 1816.  Vol. 1.  Page 186.  Adm. Acct. Continued.

November 1816 - Orphan's Court:  John Seighman, Acct.  Term November 1816.  Vol. 1.  Page 193.  "George Seighman and John Minor administrators of John Seighman do produce to court the account of their administration duly passed before the Register whereby their appears to be a balance of three hundred and seventy two dollars and twenty five cents and two mills in the hands of said administrators which account the court allows authorizes and orders that said balance be and remain in the hands of said administrators until they shall be legally called upon for the same."

NOTE:  John Minor is enumerated in the 1820 Census eleven places before George Seighman.  The Bullskin Tax Roll for 1816 shows John Minor as a blacksmith assessed on 60 acres of land, 1 horse, 2 cows, and 2 dogs.

1825 - Bullskin Township Tax Roll:  Name John Sahman Heirs.  Lands 80.  Value 240.  Saw Mill.  Value 50.

1826 - Bullskin Township Tax Roll:  Name John Saighman Heirs.  Lands 80.  Value 240.  Saw Mill. Value 50.

1827 - Bullskin Township Tax Roll:  Name John Sechman Heirs.  Lands 80.  Value 240.  Saw Mill. Value 50.

20 Aug. 1827 - George Zechman et ux To Henry Detweiler.  George Zechman and his wife Mary sell their Rights to John's land.  Book 47 Pages 263, 264.  Fayette Co., PA.

1828 - 27 November 1828.  Jacob Baltzly et al To Henry Detweiler. Book 47 Pages 260 to 263. Fayette County, PA Deeds.  John Seighman died intestate leaving issue to wit:  April 1834. Hiram McCoy et ux To John Miller,  Book 47 pages 268 to 270.  Fayette County, PA Deeds. John Sechman died intestate leaving issues George Sechman, Elizabeth Sechman intermarried to and with Frederick Minor, Catherine intermarried to and with George Reitenour, Mary Sechman intermarried to and with Jacob Balsly, John Sechman, Jacob Sechman, Barbara Sechman, Susan Sechman intermarried to and with Hiram McCoy party to these presents and Nancy Sechman to survive him.

1 Dec. 1828 - Nancy Seighman and Catherine Retenour To Hiram McCoy.  Book 47. Page 266.  Fayette Co., PA.  Nancy Seighman and Catherine Retenour, heirs of John Seighman, for $32.50 each gave up their right of ownership to 116 acres owned by John. The lands adjoined Abram Newcomer and others.  Both Nancy and Catherine signed their name by making their mark.

1829 - Bullskin Township Tax Roll:  Name John Saighman Heirs NR. Lands 80. Value 160.  Saw Mill. Value 50.

April 4, 1829 - Jacob Sechman and Hiram McCoy To Henry Detwiler.  Deed Book R.  Page 212.  Fayette Co., PA.  Hiram McCoy and Jacob Sechman of Fayette County owners of a tract of land in Bullskin Township which was formerly the property of John Sechman deceased.  The land adjoined that of Gasper Atling, Abram Newcummer, Abram Flack, and others.  One branch of water called "a Branch of Mounts Creek" runs through this land to Detwiler's Mill and assists in driving the mill.  For $25 sold to Henry Detwiler for the use of his mill "the water that flows through said land by way of the race leading to said mill as it does at the present."  (We will not) "at any time in low water or dry weather turn off said water or use it in any way or manner to deprive the mill of use of water."  Signed April 4, 1829.  Jacob signed his name by making his mark.  Recorded June 9, 1829.

14 Dec. 1829.  Henry Detweiler et ux To Hiram McCoy.  Book 47 264 to 266.  Henry sells his interest in John's land to Hiram McCoy; Water rights and Jacob's land excepted.

1830 - Bullskin Township Tax Roll: Name Barbara Sechman. Deceased. Lands 11 1/2. Value 23.

1831 - Bullskin Township Tax Roll:  Name Barbara Seighman Heirs. Lands 11. Value 27.

December 1831 - Orphan's Court:  John Seighman, Dec. Term 1831. Vol. 2. Page 462. Fayette Co., PA. George Seighman surviving administrator of John Seighman late of Bullskin Township Fayette County does appear in court producing his account of the administration of the estate of said deceased duly passed before the Register from which there appears a balance in the hands of said accountants of sixty nine dollars sixty one cents which amount court approve of and allow and direct that said balance after deducting one dollar the expense of this court be disposed of according to the law.

1834 - Bullskin Township Tax Roll:  Name Barbara Seighman Heirs. Lands 11. Value 22.

1 April 1834.  Hiram McCoy et ux To John Miller,  Book 47 pages 268 to 270.  Fayette Co., PA.  Hiram sells all the rights to John's land that he acquired.

1835 - Bullskin Township Tax Roll:  Name Barbara Seighman Heirs NR. Lands 11. Value 22.

1836 - Bullskin Township Tax Roll:  Name Barbara Seighman Heirs NR. Lands 11. Value 22.

1838 - 27 Sept. 27, 1838.  Jacob and Rachel Sechman To Richard Gault. Deed Book X. Page 82.  Fayette Co., PA.  Both parties reside in Bullskin.  The tract of land is 11 acres and 80 perches "on which Jacob Sechman now resides."  Was sold for $300.  Orders on lands Casper Atling, John Miller formerly that of the heirs of Sechman, Abram Newcomer, and Richard Gault.  11 acres and 80 perches being part of a larger tract of land called Londonderry which the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted to John Harbaugh, a part of which the said Harbaugh sold unto John Welly and Welly, by his deed dated April 13, 1807 and recorded in Book E, page 81 did grant unto Ludwick Snyder and which Snyder by his deed dated May 2, 1814 did grant unto John Sechman the father of the present grantor. Now know that John Sechman having died intestate left several heirs among whom was Jacob Sechman.  The other heirs having sold their undivided interests to Hiram McCoy.  He and John disagree that John should receive the above described piece of land in lieu of his undivided interest in the larger tract.  The forgoing tract was run off by Jacob Tinsman in the presence of the parties and witnessed by John (?Reice) to be mutually agreed upon. Which agreement was referred to by Hiram McCoy in a deed made by him to John Miller and the above reservation was made out of the larger tract by McCoy to and for the proper use and benefit of Jacob Sechman.

Research Note:  Tax Rolls for Saltlick Township and Bullskin Township, Fayette County, PA were compiled in year listed.

 

Copyright © 2001 George and Ruth Marie (Swartz) Seighman. Reproduced with permission. Sadly, Ruth Seighman died on Aug. 6, 2017.