all my rights and interest to the Saw mill and Grist mill that is to Say one half of Each with ten acres of Land the most convenient to Said mills to be in his actual possession at twenty one years of age.
On November 13, 1766 he was appointed overseer of the road leading from Broad Run to Beaverdam church.
He died about 1797 in Lone Pine, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
A sawmill was an important developmental step in a community. Before sawmills, boards could only be sawn by two men with a whipsaw. In a sawmill, the circular motion of a water wheel was changed to the back-and-forth motion of the saw blade with a pitman arm.
Lone Pine, Washington County, Pennsylvania was a village located on the north fork of Ten-Mile Creek. It was known as Lone Pine, Pleasant Valley, and "Pin Hook."
Hunterdon County was originally part of Burlington County, West Jersey. It was set off from Burlington County on March 11, 1714. It included Amwell, Hopewell, and Maidenhead Townships.
Kingwood Township is on the western border of Hunterdon County, New Jersey. It was founded in 1798.
Washington County, Pennsylvania, was created from Westmoreland and Fayette Counties in 1781. Originally it was a part of Virginia. Washington County split into Allegheny, Greene and Beaver Counties.