An American Family History

Sarah Hart Malone

Baltimore County, Maryland was founded in 1659 and included most of northeastern Maryland. The original county included parts of Cecil, Frederick, Harford, Carroll, and Baltimore Counties.

A blacksmith forges and shapes iron with a hammer and anvil.

A Dower is a provision for a wife's support should her husband die before her. Her dower right was the use of ⅓ of her husband's estate. The dower was settled on the bride at the time of the wedding.

The Holston River flows from Kingsport to Knoxville.
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Sarah Hart was born about 1730 in Maryland.

She married John Malone. John was born in 1732 in Maryland. He was a blacksmith and farmer.

Michael Malone was born in 1746.

John Malone, Jr. was born 1749.

On April 6, 1749 John Melone (sic) of Baltimore County bought 50 acres called Timber Ridge from James Johnson according to Maryland Land Records. The warrant and deed were for land on the north side of Hollow Rock branch which descends into little Pipe Creek. The land is now in Carroll County, but was then Baltimore County and after that Frederick County.

Comfort Malone Hicks was born about 1750. She married John Hicks.

Mary Malone was born in 1753. She married John Adam Houk.

On June 15, 1756 a supersedes was recorded stating that John Malone, Thomas Tomkins, and John Macfaddin confess judgment to John Casteel, Jr. for 0d 7s 6p

to belevied of your Bodies, Goods or Chattles, Lands or Tenements for the use of the said John Casteel in case John Malone shall not pay...(due)10th day of February next...

Taken before Joseph Smith, from Maryland Land Records, Frederick County, Maryland Liber, p. 1072.

John Malone was listed in Captain Thomas Norris' Company in 1757 or 1758, but he was not paid until 1767. He was paid 1d 10s for 30 days attendance.

William Malone was born in 1759. His wife was named Rachel.

On November 20, 1760 John Malone purchased 100 acres from Joseph Chapline. It was recorded March 18, 1761. The witnesses were Thomas Prather and Moses Chapline. (Maryland Land Records)

George Malone was born in 1762.

On May 15, 1764, John Malone, blacksmith, of Baltimore County, Maryland sold 50 acres called Timber Ridge to John White. Sarah Melone released her dower rights. Maryland Land Records, LDS film # 0013939 Frederick County, Maryland, Liber J, p. 380

On November 10, 1766, at the request of William Waugh, Sr. the following supersedes bond was recorded

. . . You John McAntier (sic) William Crosley and John Malone...for the sum of two pound nine shillings and eleven pence debt and two shillings six pence cost to be levied of your bodies, goods or chattels land or tenements for the use of the said William Waugh in case the said John McAntier shall not pay.... Maryland Land Records, LDS film #0013936 Frederick Co., Maryland Liber B, p. 1308

John, Sr. and John, Jr. served in the militia during the campaign known as Lord Dunmore's War. In 1774 they were listed in Looney's Company.

John Malone was also listed in 1775 with Captain George Matthews' Company from Augusta County. It did not say if it was John Sr. or Jr.

John Sr., George, John Jr., and William signed the 1777 petition of men living on the north Holston River complaining about the division of Fincastle County in 1776. They felt the line was not equitable and the court house was too far away.

On the 1778 Washington County tax list John Malone was the only Malone listed. .

On September 29 1779, John Melone entered 200 acres in Washington County. The surveyor was ordered to lay off 200 acres on September 20, 1779

on the north side of Holston, at the blue spring of what runs into Beaver Creek including the plantation on which the said Malone now lives.

In October, 1782, John Malone and son, Michael, were each granted 200 acres in Sullivan County and son, William, was granted 100 acres for service in Lord Dunmore's War.

John died soon after and was laid to rest in Malone Cemetery.

Sullivan County is in far northeast corner of Tennessee between North Carolina and Virginia and was originally part of those states. It was formed in 1779 when it was divided from Washington County.


Washington County, Tennessee,was established in 1777 as Washington County, North Carolina. From 1784 to 1788,it was part of the State of Franklin.

Personal property can be called personalty (personality), goods, chattels, articles, or movable property. It includes both animate or inanimate property.
In 1774 Governor Dunmore declared war against Native Americans. The war ended after Virginia's victory in the Battle of Point Pleasant on October 10, 1774. However, during the American Revolution, the Indian nations regained power and mobilized to attack the colonists.

Fincastle County, Virginia was created in 1772 from Botetourt County and abolished in 1776. It was divided into Montgomery, Washington and Kentucky Counties.

There were two Beaver Creeks in early Washington County, Virginia. One (also called Shallow Creek) flowed through Bristol and emptied into the South Fork of the Holston River in Tennessee. The other was a south branch of the North Fork of the Holston River in current Smyth County.