Daniel Addleman has been identified as the
earliest ancestor of the second major branch of the American Addlemans
and probably his father was Philip Jacob Edelman.
It is unclear whether Daniel was
the immigrant or the descendant
(son or grandson) of the immigrant. From sketchy documentation, it has
been theorized that Daniel might have been in America prior to 1752. (This
branch has been designated as 'immigrant-one' for the purposes
of the numbering system used in this book.) Daniel was first noted in Baltimore
County, Maryland in 1760 and a few years later, he and his family were
in Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia. The records indicate
that more than one early Addleman family settled in Lovettsville, Virginia.
It is theorized that Daniel probably had a brother or sister who also lived
in the community. Very little is known about Daniel's father but an
educated guess is that his name may have been the same as his oldest son,
Philip. More needs to be researched on this early Addleman family.
Many German immigrants to America first lived in and around Philadelphia. Later on, they moved westward to Lancaster County which at that time, included the entire southern boundary to Maryland. Maryland was noted for its tolerant religious attitudes and many German settlements sprang up in central and western Maryland. Many German immigrants followed this migratory pattern and once again moved westward to the southwestern portions of Pennsylvania -- Greene, Westmoreland and Washington Counties.
Daniel Addleman married Elizabeth and church and tax records indicate they had at lease three children: Philip (ca 1764), John (1769) and Hannah (1770). It hasn't been determined whether Daniel Addleman served in the Revolutionary War. (A 'Daniel Addleman' was listed as having served from North Carolina.) Daniel died while living in Loudoun Co., Virginia. At least three of his children later moved to Morgan Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania, circa 1796. Philip and John Addleman married two of George Shockar's daughters, Susannah and Catherine. An earlier history of this family was published by Olive M. Parker in 1972, entitled: Genealogy and History of the Garmire-Dunmire and Hudson Families (also Some Family Lines (Snedeker - Wyckoff - Van Voorhies Gutshall - Shockar - Addleman - Jacob Parker of Chester Co. Penn. - Frey & Frankhouser). Hannah married John Rose (1764), another well known surname among the pioneers of southwestern Pennsylvania, but very little has been researched on Hannah's family. At least two children, Jacob (1797) and David, have been identified as the sons of Hannah and John Rose who are buried in Rose cemetery. Philip and Susannah (Shockar) Addleman had at least five children and moved westward to Ohio. "Philip Adelman" was in the 1798 Morgan Twp., Greene Co., Pennsylvania, tax list.
John and Catherine (Shockar) Addleman raised thirteen children in Morgan Township. John was first recorded in the 1800 U.S. Census. Many of their children married into other pioneer families: Garmire, Hill, Horne, Jewell, Litzenberg, Price, Prong, Shaffer, Shidler (see Chapter 17).
Many Addlemans have participated in researching this branch and contributed their information. Most have researched the Addlemans in the Greene Co., Penn., area and tracked their westward movements. Obviously, the most outstanding researcher was Olive M. Parker (Wichita, Kansas) who wrote her book in 1972. Hildah Griffith (Adrian, MO) deserves special mention as one who has persistantly written letters and generously provided copies of whatever she had to others. Lincoln L. Addleman (Seattle, WA) also researched this branch in the late 1970's, compiled existing data and took the available information one step further. Only a few reserchers have tried to seriously research the early Addleman origins before Greene Co., Penn. In 1990, Frank R. Shoupe (Leechburg, PA) researched the early Addlemans, Shoups and Uncaphers in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania. We shared our ongoing discoveries and realized much of our research overlaped. We were able to take the information to the point where it now exists. Of course there were many other significant researchers, too numerous to mention in this brief summary, who have contributed documentation on their direct lines-of-descent.
There is a strong inference that the early Edelman/Adleman family lived in Lancaster and/or York Counties before migrating south into northwestern Maryland. Philip Jacob Edelman (25) and David Edelman (49), as well as their families, arrived in Philadelphia on the Richard & Elizabeth on 28 Sept 1733 from Germany. As early as 1750, a Philip Adleman was noted in Baltimore Co., MD and again in 1757, a Philip Adleman was naturalized in Baltimore. Whether these are the same or different Philips, is unclear. Whether these are the same or different Philips, is unclear. That is, the three families (Shoupes, Uncaphers and Addlemans) seemed to have had close connections throughout several migrations. The Philip Baker family is another family that should also be considered as having had close ties to Daniel Adleman. They purchased land near each other in Baltimore and later were partners in Virginia. We know that at least two families (Shupes/Shoupes and Ungefahrs/Uncaphers) were closely associated with the Loudoun Co., VA Adlemans, and lived in Heidleburg Twp., Lancaster Co. (later York Co.), Penn. As early as 4 Jun 1738, John Martin Ungefare was naturalized in Baltimore Co., MD along with his children: George, Francis and Catherine. After reviewing the three theories suggested earlier,they all seem to have merit.
"One migration pattern was very well known to many of the German-American inhabitants of southwestern Pennsylvania. First, they might have arrived in Philadelphia and possibly settled in Lancaster or York Counties. Second, they descended into one of the northern Maryland counties, possibly Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick or Washington. Third they migrated to Virginia, possibly into Fairfax, Loudoun, or one of the other northern counties (northwest of Washington, D.C.). And fifth, they migrated to southwestern PA, perhaps to Greene, Washington or Westmoreland County.
Daniel Adleman has been identified as having lived in Baltimore County, Maryland, according to a few deeds filed and later reprinted. There are also several references to Philip Adleman, who may have been Daniel's father or possibly his brother, but further validation is necessary.
"Robert W. Barnes wrote "ADLEMAN, PHILIP, in Balto. Co. by 1750 as owner of 50 a. of Murphy's Retirement; as Philip Edleman, nat. in 1757; m. Margaret (?) by 1761 conv. George Meyers 25 a. Idlesburgh and 243 a. Shilling's Folly and Phillipsburgh; conv. 178 a. New Germany to Phillip Baker, and 15 a. Shilling's Folly and part Phillipsburg to Daniel Adleman (84; 153; 404)." In another book compiled by F. Edward Wright, he wrote about "Phillip Addleman - Phillips Bough [in the] Baltimore County Debt Book - 1754."
Daniel Adleman moved further south and within five years to the Loudoun Co., Virginia area. Loudoun County was formed from Fairfax County in 1757. There seemed to be more than one Edelman/Adleman/Addleman family around Lovettsville, Loudoun Co., Virginia. They attended the New Jerusalem Church in Lovettsville, which provided information on the significant events.
"Loudoun Co., VA, has been identified as the last place the Addlemans lived prior to migrating to Greene County, PA. George Addleman, John's (1769) oldest son, was identified as having been born in Loudoun Co., VA. Widow Elizabeth Addleman was identified, along with her sons Phillip and John, as the responsible party for taxation (The Personal Property Tax Lists for the Year 1789 for Loudoun Co., VA, 1986: p. 954). Elizabeth and Phillip were also listed in 1787 -- John was too young to be named (not 21 yet) and white females were not required to be listed.
"Daniel Addleman and Elizabeth his wife of county Loudoun" were identified as transacting a deed in 1770 and "Philip Baker and Daniel Adleman of county Loudoun" were identified in 1765 (VA Co. Court Records, Deed Abstracts of Loudoun Co., VA 1766-1770:p.102, 118). Frank Shoupe, an Addleman/Uncapher/ Shoupe Genealogist, found data that "Daniel Adleman" was taxed in Shelburne Parish, Loudoun Co., VA, in 1771 (Your Family Tree, 1950). "Daniel Addleman, along with his wife Elizabeth and son Philip, leased farm land from George William Fairfax, Esq. in 1772 in the Parish of Shelburne, Co. of Loudoun, VA [Frank Shoupe, 1990]." Clayton Torrence "compiled an index of wills recorded in local courts of Virginia, 1632-1800" and described "ADDLERMAN, Loudoun, Daniel 1792i (VA Wills & Administrations, 1972: p. 4)." Frank Shoupe also has information that Henry Shoup migrated to PA in 1801 and "in 1804, there were papers filed in the Westmoreland Co. courthouse naming Henry Shoup as administrator for the estate of Daniel Addleman with George Uncapher as surety (also ref. The Addleman Quarterly., Vol.1, No.4: p. 34)."
"Seemingly, the land was held by son Philip until 1798 when the title was transferred to George Cooper [Shoupe, 1990]." Phillip Cooper married Elizabeth Addleman on 5 Nov 1799 and George Cooper attested to their ages [Marriages of Loudoun Co., VA, 1757-1853, 1985: p.31]. Many attended the New Jerusalem Lutheran Reformed Church in Lovettsville. More research is needed to clarify these Addlemans, there relationships, as well as their early origins (see T.A.Q., Vol.I, No.4, p. 33).
"James W. Head summarized the following in his book, "The northwestern part of the County, known as the "German Settlement," a section of about 125 square miles, extending from Catoctin Mountain westward to the Short Hill Mountains and from the Potomac River southward to near Wheatland, was originally settled by a sturdy and vigorous race of Germans principally from Pennsylvania, but a few from New York, in which two colonies they had settled on their arrival, only a few years before, from the Palatine state of Germany. They came to Loudoun between the years 1730 and 1735, about the time of the Cavalier settlements (History & Comprehensive Description of Loudoun Co., VA,1943: p.111)."
The Thomas Balch Library in Leesburg, Virginia, provided deed abstracts which indicated that Daniel and Elizabeth Adleman were husband and wife. Of course, not all of the rental and lease information has been included in the data below:
1. "Indenture made 9th/10th October 1765 between JOHN BERKLEY and SUSANNA his wife of county Loudoun of one part and PHILIP BAKER and DANIEL ADLEMAN of county Loudoun . . for sum Eighty pounds current money of 206 acres more or less situate in county Loudoun joining to lands of MAHLON KIRKBRIDE being granted EDMUND SANDS by deed from Proprietors office and by EDMUND SANDS sold and conveyed unto JOHN BERKLEY by deeds of lease and release dated 30th day April and 1st day May 1751 . .
Presence Jas. Lane, William Carr Lane, W. Ellzey
[signed] John Berkley, Susannah Berkley
"Loudoun County Sct. George the Third . . to FIELD TURNER, JAMES LANE, and WILLIAM CARR LANE Gent.
. . . Whereas John Berkley and Susanna his wife by their Indenture sold PHILIP BAKER and DANIEL ADDLEMAN 206 acres of land being in parish Cameron and county Loudoun and whereas Susanna cannot conveniently travel to our Court . . receive acknowledgment she shall be willing to make before you . . that you distinctly and openly certify us thereof . . 12th October 1765. . .
2. "Indenture made 31st July/1st August 1770 between PHILIP BAKER and ULIXNA his wife and DANIEL ADDLEMAN and ELIZABETH his wife of county Loudoun of one part and SAMUEL IDEN of same county . . Witnesseth for sum Sixty five pounds current money of Virginia . . by deeds of lease & release . . sold parcel of land beginning at a stake in MAHLAN KIRKBRIDE'S line . . to a white oak corner in the line of ISAAC NICKOLS . . corner to said Nickols and JOHN PIGGOTT . . stake in BENJAMIN POOLS line . . corner to SAMUEL RICH dividing the tract between said Iden and Rich . . containing 101 acres more or less being part of a tract of land granted EDMOND SANDS by deeds from Proprietors office and by Edmond Sands sold to JOHN BERKLEY by deeds of lease and release bearing date 30th April and 1st May 1751 and by him conveyed to Philip Baker and Daniel Addleman by deeds of lease and release bearing date 9th, and 10th October 1765 . .
Presence Jesse Woodard, John Bishop, William Dillon
[signed] Philip x Baker, Ulixnah x Baker, Daniel Addleman, Elizabeth x Addleman
GREENE CO., PENN.
"The celebrated Mason and Dixon Line clearly and fairly defined the boundary between Pennsylvania and Virginia, and the settlers soon took advantage of their rights to take out patents for their homesteads. By the close of the years 1786, most of the land in what is now Greene County was patented, and occupied by permanent settlers (The Horn Papers, Vol. I, 1945: p. 362)." After the death of Daniel Addleman in Loudoun Co., VA, and the boundary disputes between PA and VA were settled in 1784, Phillip (ca 1760), John (1769) and their families, as well as Hannah (1770), migrated to Morgan Twp., Greene Co., PA. The exact date of their migration is not clear at this time, but it is approximated to be circa 1798-1800. . . .
"Phillip Addleman moved to Knox Co., OH, raised his family and died there. His will was probated on 18 Oct 1845. It is not clear whether he served in the Revolutionary War or not.
"Hannah Addleman (1770-1847) married John Rose (1764-1825) and had eleven children," according to a later descendant in Ponca City, OK. She reported they lived and died in Morgan Twp., Greene Co., PA. One of their sons was "Jacob Rose, born 5 Feb 1797 and died 1864 in Greene Co., PA [Mary Cunningham, 1973]." (Hilda Griffith wrote letters to Mary Cunningham.)
(See Part III: Newer RESEARCH SUPPLEMENT.)