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Susannah AsfordbyAge: 75 years16691745

Name
Susannah Asfordby
Surname
Asfordby
Given names
Susannah
Birth November 3, 1669 31 24
Marblethorpe, England
Latitude: N53.3409 Longitude: E0.2610

Christening February 22, 1670 (Age 3 months)
Christening of a sisterEleanor Asfordby
February 26, 1682 (Age 12 years)
Christening of a sisterAnne Asfordby
March 1, 1684 (Age 14 years)
Christening of a sisterProvidence Asfordby
March 2, 1684 (Age 14 years)
MarriageJohn Beaty Sr.View this family
November 7, 1691 (Age 22 years)
Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA
Latitude: N41.881053 Longitude: W74.165337

Birth of a son
#1
Robert Beaty
about 1692 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#2
William Beaty
June 9, 1695 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#3
Charles Beaty
January 9, 1698 (Age 28 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam Asfordby
February 1698 (Age 28 years)
Death of a motherMartha Burton
about 1698 (Age 28 years)

Christening of a sonCharles Beaty
January 9, 1698 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Agnes Beaty
October 29, 1699 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#5
John Beaty Jr.
March 1, 1701 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#6
Thomas Beaty Sr.
September 14, 1703 (Age 33 years)
Christening of a sonThomas Beaty Sr.
September 14, 1703 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#7
Edward Beaty
about 1705 (Age 35 years)
Christening of a daughterMartha Beaty
April 20, 1707 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a son
#8
James Beaty
September 11, 1709 (Age 39 years)
Death of a sisterAnne Asfordby
before 1711 (Age 41 years)

Death of a sisterProvidence Asfordby
before 1711 (Age 41 years)

Birth of a son
#9
Henry Beaty
December 30, 1711 (Age 42 years)
Marriage of a childRobert BeatyBata MiddaghView this family
May 17, 1719 (Age 49 years)
Death of a husbandJohn Beaty Sr.
about 1720 (Age 50 years)
Death of a daughterAgnes Beaty
about 1720 (Age 50 years)

Will March 20, 1725 (Age 55 years)
Death of a sonCharles Beaty
March 11, 1727 (Age 57 years)
Marriage of a childThomas Beaty Sr.Marytee JansenView this family
October 29, 1728 (Age 58 years)
Residence 1732 (Age 62 years)
Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Latitude: N39.453690 Longitude: W77.361393

Death of a sonHenry Beaty
about 1738 (Age 68 years)

Death of a sonRobert Beaty
about 1740 (Age 70 years)
Death of a sonJames Beaty
January 29, 1742 (Age 72 years)

Death 1745 (Age 75 years)
Unique identifier
9B55D042DA8BD711874D0000C07217C73333

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Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1666
1 year
elder sister
4 years
elder brother
Charles Asfordby
Birth: October 29, 1669 31 24Saint Mary & Saint Peter - Maplethorp Lincolnshire, England
herself
12 years
younger sister
Eleanor Asfordby
Christening: February 26, 1682 44 37Reform Dutch Church, Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA
Death: about 1774
2 years
younger sister
Anne Asfordby
Christening: March 1, 1684 46 39Reform Dutch Church, Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA
Death: before 1711
younger sister
Providence Asfordby
Christening: March 2, 1684 46 39Reform Dutch Church, Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA
Death: before 1711
Family with John Beaty Sr. - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: November 7, 1691Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA
14 months
son
3 years
son
3 years
son
Charles Beaty
Birth: January 9, 1698 37 28Marbletown, Ulster County, New York, USA
Death: March 11, 1727Marbletown, Ulster County, New York, USA
22 months
daughter
16 months
son
3 years
son
2 years
son
2 years
daughter
2 years
son
James Beaty
Birth: September 11, 1709 48 39Ulster County, New York, USA
Death: January 29, 1742
2 years
son
Henry Beaty
Birth: December 30, 1711 50 42Ulster County, New York, USA
Death: about 1738

Will
UK Census transcript - Charles Bettie - Household .start_formatted_area. .end_formatted_area.
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NOTE ... it is possible that some of the Beatty Children here had dealings with George Washington after Susannah moved to Frederick Maryland ------------------------------------ ------------------------------------ I am not a member of the Beatty family, but believe they were possibly friends/neighbors of my Van Meter ancestors in both Ulster Co., NY and Frederick Co., MD. I recently purchased a booklet "Reassembling Female Lives" A Special Issue of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 88, Number 3, September 2000. On page 229 there is a review of a book "Brithish Roots of Maryland Families" by Robert Barnes; published by the Genealogical Publishing Co., 1001 North Calvert St., Batimore, MD 21202-3897. On page 230 - ".. Susanna Asfordby Beatty; as the seventh generation listed for her family, the widowed Susanna was an early resident of Prince George's and Frederick Counties. (Frederick was at one time part of P.G. Co.) Her parents William and Martha (Burton) Asfordby had settled in Ulster Co., New York, USA by 1674; their former home is said to have been Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire, England. Susanna's great-grandfather, William Asfordby of generation four, is defined as 'the earliest definitely known progenitor,' although Barnes also gives three prior generations. ...."as Susanna is said to be of royal descent, further information about her appears in th royalty section." I believe there is also information on this woman in the book "Pioneers of Old Monocacy" by Grace Tracey and John Dern. **************** **************** Last Will of Susannah Asfordby Beatty Wills: Will of Susanna Asfordby Beatty B (1745): Frederick County, MD Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by "Donna VanZandt" <donavan@netins.net>, Abstracted by Ray Beatty. *********************************************************************** USGENWEB ARCHIVES NOTICE: These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access. http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb *********************************************************************** Susanna Asfordby Beatty B Will probated October 30, 1745, Frederick Co MD. Susanna's will--one of the earliest recorded in Frederick Co., MD In the Name of God Amen. This twentieth Day of June one thousand seven hundred forty and two, I Susannah Beatty B, Monocasy in Prince Georges County [later Frederick Co.] in the province of Maryland being sick and weak in Body but of perfect mind and memory blesed be God for the same and calling unto mind the Mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all Men once to die I do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. And first of all I give and recommend my Soul in the Hands of God that gave it. And for my Body I recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian-like manner at the Discretion of my Ex-rs and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath been pleased God to bless me in this Life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following Manner and Form. Impremis I give and bequeath to my Grandson John Beatty B Son of my Son Robert Beatty B deceased the sum of ten Shillings as his Birth Right. And I give and Bequeath to my Son Robert deceased Childring Namely John Beatty B, Noraea Beatty B, Susannah Beatty B, George Beatty B, Margaret Beatty B, and Jean Beatty B a parcel of Land containing three hundred Acres being part of a Tract of Land called Rocky Creek lying on the West Side of Monocacy (river)--------- to the Beginning and likewise all that Tract of Land called Providence granted to Edward Beatty B lying upon Lingamore, which said Tract of Land to be equally divided between the above named children as they arrive at Age or marry and if any of them should die..... Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Agnes one Feather Bed and Curtains, one Rug and Blankets and my Side Saddle and Briddle and all the rest....... household Goods Linnen and wearing Apparel to be equally divided between my Daughter Agnes Beatty B and Martha Midday. Furthermore my desire is that all the rest of my Movables be equally divided between my Children namely William, Agnes, John, Thomas, Edward, James, and an even eight part divided equally between my Son Robert's Childring and lastly I constitute and appoint my two Sons William Beatty B and Thomas Beatty B my only and sole Exrs of this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly disallow and revoke and disannual all and every other former Testaments, Wills, Legacies, and Executors by me in anywise before this Time named willed and Bequeathed, Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament in Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the Day and year above written Susannah II Beatty B (her mark) (seal) Witnessed by John Martin, Elias Brock, Jos. Wood, and John B. Biggs Probated October 30, 1745. *************************************************** *************************************************** These are Beatty's listed Name----Spouse ---- Birth Date ----- Death Date Beatty, Annie W. 13 Mar 1864 22 Oct 1875 Beatty, Catherine Ritchie, John 30 Oct 1792 Beatty, Charles c 1748 21 Nov 1804 Beatty, Edward c 1874 Beatty, James Raymer, Elizabeth 16 Oct 1742 05 Mar 1820 Beatty, Jane Haff, Abraham Beatty, Jane Beatty, John Beatty, John Beatty, Mary Middaugh Beatty, Minnie A. 16 Feb 1870 16 Jul 1870 Beatty, Mr. b 1880 Beatty, Nellie c 1870 Beatty, Robert Beatty, Sallie c 1868 Beatty, Sarah Maynard, Thomas c 1756 DEAD Beatty, Susannah c 1744 DEAD Beatty, Thomas (--?--), Mary c 1716 1769 Beatty, Thomas c 1752 01 Feb 1816 Beatty, Thomas c 1735 31 Dec 1815 Beatty, William A. 21 Jun 1871 31 Dec 1873 Beatty, William H. T. 04 Jun 1842 16 Mar 1874 **************** **************** The land that Susannah purchased in Maryland was bought from Daniel Dulany. On Daniel Dulaney: http://www.marylandartsource.org/artwork/detail_000000343.html Welcome to the Wataugan's Homepage. This is the homepage dedicated to the descendants of John and Jane Francis of Washington County, Tennessee, and related families. Included in this homepage are links to Francis Family Genealogical Research, and to my mother's Thompson Family, as well as to other related families. I hope you enjoy this site and will find it useful. Related families include: Beatty (of Washington County, Tennessee), Allmon, Battle, Bradshaw, Coleman, Mull, McCracken, Queen (all of Haywood County, North Carolina), Thompson (of Wayne County, North Carolina and Drew County,Arkansas), Best, and Pate (of Wayne and Duplin Counties, North Carolina), and Williams (of Wayne County, North Carolina). In the year of our LORD one thousand eight hundred a young man named John Francis received from the estate of Mordecai Price a deed for a tract of land situated in Washington County, Tennessee. The tract contained one hundred and four acres. The land was deeded to John Francis, "In consideration of two hundred acres of land given in exchange to the said Price before he deceased." The name of John Francis appeared on the 1796 Washington County, Tennessee tax list. But he is not shown as possessing any land until 1797. In that year, according to the tax list, he was being taxed for one hundred and four acres of land. This was the same land which was deeded to John Francis in 1800. The land received by John Francis was a portion of a larger four hundred acre tract Mordecai Price had received from the State of North Carolina. The grant reads, "four hundred acres of land for Mordecai Price on Brush Creek joining Talbot's former survey and lying partly on Sinking Creek. Said land entered of Matthew Talbot and transferred to said Price... given at office this tenth day of May, 1788." Two days later, on the twelfth day of May, 1788, James Boring purchased a tract containing 526 acres from Thomas Talbot. This tract adjoined the land received by Mordecai Price two day earlier. Mordecai Price and James Boring came to Washington County from Baltimore County, Maryland. These two names appeared in the 1790 Maryland Census. It is possible that they were still in Baltimore County, Maryland in 1790. The name of Mordecai Price appeared on the Washington County Tax List returned by E. Williams for the years 1790 and 1791. In 1792 both names appeared on the Washington County Tax List in Captain North's Company. . The name of John Francis first appeared in Washington County records in 1780, but I do not know if this John Francis was our ancestor. If it was, he could not have been more than five years old. But his name appeared in connection with members of a Carr family, specifically Walter Carr and Mary Carr. The following minute appeared in the minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for 23 August, 1780, page 117, "Ord. that deft (blank) of John Francis and Mary Carr on behalf of Walter Carr pltf vs Hezaciah Chany, Deft." I have no idea what this entry involved. But I mention it because there was also a Carr family in the Gunpowder Meeting of the Friends in Baltimore County, Maryland. And in Washington County the earliest appearances of the name John Francis are associated with family names which were common in Baltimore County, Maryland. I will discuss this in greater detail in another section of a later newsletter. The Mordecai Price and James Boring families were among the earliest to settle in the section of Washington County, Tennessee which later became the home of John Francis. The land upon which they settled is located just southeast of present day Johnson City. According to W.C. Allen, in his book The Annals Of Haywood County, North Carolina, "It is on record that some time in the early part of the eighteenth century a young man by the name of Daniel Francis left England and came to America, settling first in Pennsylvania and later establishing himself in Maryland, where he reared a family of four boys and two girls, as the record goes" (page 568). A Daniell Francis did emigrate from Essex, England to Maryland in 1684. He was 26 years old. It is not likely that this is the man Allen referred to in his book. Allen wrote later that Daniel Francis was the father of John Francis, who settled in Washington County, Tennessee. We know John Francis was born between 1760 and 1770. There is no possible way that the Daniell Francis who came to America in 1684, age 26, could have been the father of John Francis who was born 1760-1770. Daniell Francis, who arrived in 1684, was born in 1658. For him to have been the father of John Francis who was born 1760-1770 he would had to have been 102 in 1760, and 112 in 1770. It is possible that Allen's source left out a generation. But there is no way that Daniell Francis was the father of our ancestor John Francis. Another record states that a Daniel Francis came to America in 1806. But this arrival was obviously too late for him to have been the father of John Francis. A third possibility was a Daniel Frantz/France, of German descent who was in Montgomery County, Penn ylvania in 1734. Most of the information I have on Daniel Frantz comes from a book entitled Pioneers Of Old Monocacy by Grace L. Tracey and John P. Dern. The balance comes from records in Pennsylvania and Maryland. In 1734 Daniel Frantz was listed as a taxable in Frederick Township of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Montgomery County was the primary home of a group of German Christians known as Schwenckfelders (named for their founder Caspar Schwenckfeld von Ossig). They left Germany for Holland in April, 1734. In June of that year they left Holland for England where they remained until 29 July. On that date they left for Pennsylvania, arriving in Philadelphia 22 September. I had thought at one time that Daniel Frantz might have been a member of that group. But upon investigation I learned that he was not. Tracey and Dern suggest that Daniel Frantz probably arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727. There is, however, no record of his arrival. By August, 1735 Daniel France (as his surname is spelled in Maryland records for the most part) was in the portion of Prince George's County, Maryland which later became Frederick County. In November, 1736 he is listed as a planter in that county. He was settled on a tract of land known as Indian's Field, which was a part of a huge tract known as Tasker's Chance. He and five other German settlers were given the option to purchase the land upon which they were settled from Benjamin Tasker 11 June, 1737. At that time they were not able to come up with the requested amount. The land was purchased by Daniel Dulany with the understanding that he would give the Germans a chance to purchase their properties. 13 January, 1744 was the deadline. In January, 1745 Daniel France assigned his option to Daniel Dulany. The name of Daniel France does not appear in any Maryland records after that date. Daniel Dulany also owned extensive holdings on the east side of the Monocacy River. It was on his land east of the river that Susannah Beatty settled with her family. Her land and the land of Daniel France were very close together. This is of interest because our ancestor John Francis was, as I will discuss at a later time, supposed to have married a Miss Beatty (Baity/Baily?). If John Francis was the son or grandson of Daniel France this would certainly have been possible. No one knows what happened to Daniel France. Descendants of Joseph Francis of Frederick County, Maryland say they descend from a man and woman who drowned while their child was very young. It is, of course, possible that a child of Daniel France could have been the father of John Francis. It has been suggested that Johannes and Nicolaus France of Frederick County, Maryland were sons of Daniel France. The Johannes France could have been our John Francis. But if our ancestor was a descendant of Daniel France at all, it is more likely that he was Daniel's grandson. If Daniel died in, or around 1745 he was not the father of John Francis who was born in 1760-1770. I have been trying for several years to prove, or to disprove the relationship of Daniel France and John Francis. The only thing I can offer at this point is conjecture. Daniel France may have been the father of Johannes France. And Johannes France may have been the father of our John Francis. *************** *************** VERYVERY IMPORTANT Beatty-Cramer House - Maryland Frederick County Landmarks Foundation and the Beatty-Cramer House Architectural Museum Committee are the stewards of the oldest known, and most architecturally unique, standing structure in Frederick County, Maryland. Our mission is to preserve and maintain the Museum Site for public education and enjoyment. The Beatty-Cramer House Architectural Museum includes three buildings: the Main House (which includes the c.1730’s Beatty House and the 1855 Cramer Addition), the Spring House and the Smoke House. The Museum Site is 2.9 acres, located at 9010 Liberty Road (MD Route 26), north-east of Frederick. The site is on the north side of the road, on the east bank of Israel Creek. We invite you to visit and tour the Museum Site. We also invite your questions and participation in our activities. The Museum Director can be reached by calling 301-668-2086. Beatty-Cramer's Historic Significance The age of the Beatty portion of the Main House, and the rarity of the existing architectural features, have allowed this building to be preserved. It is one of the six most important historical houses in Maryland, according to the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT). In 1987, Orlando Ridout V, Chief of the Office of Survey and Registration for MHT, stated, “I cannot think of any other building that combines so many uncommon features in one place.” Edward Chappell, Director of the Architectural Research Department at Colonial Williamsburg, also visited the Museum Site in 1987. He said the Beatty-Cramer House “is most important as vivid evidence of the diversity of European cultural survival and change in the 18th century colonies” and is “extremely valuable in historical and architectural terms.” “The Maryland Historical Trust considers this to be one of the most important restoration projects in the state,” according to Mr. Ridout. The Museum Site is protected by an MHT Deed of Easement which helps to insure the preservation of this historic building. Mr. Ridout has also said “The building is in extremely delicate condition.” FCLF has accepted the challenge presented by the fragile condition of the Main House and made the commitment to preserve this important building for the future. Some of the History We Know (and some other things we only guess at…) Daniel Dulany was the earliest recorded private owner of the land on which the Beatty-Cramer House Architectural Museum is located. “Dulany’s Lot” was originally surveyed on May 28, 1724 and included 3,850 acres. Dulany began selling individual lots in 1732 although title to the land was not actually his until it was patented to him on April 7, 1737. This leaves unanswered questions regarding possible leases, residents or structures on the land between 1724 and 1737, or prior to Dulany’s ownership. The 1737 patented survey includes a 1,000 acre area marked within the “Dulany’s Lot” tract that matches the outlines of the land subsequently owned by Susanna Beatty. The survey does not mention Susanna Beatty by name and the designated area was not on the original 1724 survey. It could have been added to the survey certificate any time before the patent date of 1737. We do know that Susanna Beatty was the next recorded owner of the Museum Site, receiving title to the land in 1732. In 1691 John Beatty, an immigrant from Ireland, but of Scottish descent, married Susanna Asfordby in Esopus (Kingston), New York, USA. Between 1693 and 1711 ten children were born to John and Susanna Beatty and the family moved to Marbletown, New York, USA. In 1721 when John Beatty died, he willed Susanna all of his land except for that on which his oldest son Robert was living and 20 acres he willed to his son John, Jr. John Beatty owned 1200 acres of land in New York and there is no record of land ownership in Maryland at that time. In 1732 Susanna and eight of her grown children (some already married) moved to Maryland from New York with several other families from the New York/New Jersey area. On July 17, 1732, Susanna Beatty received title to the 1,000 acres of land on “Dulany’s Lot” and on May 24, 1733 she purchased 939 acres known as “Rocky Creek” from John Stoddard. (The price for the “Dulany’s Lot” land was £200 or 4 shillings an acre. This is comparable to what large land speculators, as opposed to individual owners, were paying at that time.) It is important to note that three of her sons, who ventured to Maryland with their mother, filed surveys for their own land in 1732, selecting sites along waterways suitable for mill locations, indicating some knowledge of the “lay of the land”. In March of 1739 Susanna distributed most of her Maryland land holdings to her children and her son James became the third recorded owner of the Beatty-Cramer Museum Site. The records indicate that he received two non-contiguous pieces of land on “Dulany’s Lot” (142 and 18 acres), and one at “Rocky Creek” (85 acres) at a total price of 5 shillings. (This amount appears in numerous land transactions between family members probably represents the title transfer fee charged at that time). The larger “Dulany’s Lot” land included what is now the Museum Susanna wrote her will on June 20, 1742, although it was not probated until October 1745, and James prepared his will on November 4, 1742. His will was probated on January 29, 1743, indicating that he preceded his mother in death. There is no record of James being married and his possessions were divided between his brothers and sisters. As was often the case, the property was “purchased” by one brother, Thomas, from the other siblings, then through inheritance and other family transactions, remained in the Beatty family until 1796. Between 1796 and 1855 the site (at 191 acres) was owned by three successive owners: Sebastian Graff, John Thompson, and John Myers. In 1855 Jeremiah Henry Cramer became the owner of the property and it is during his residency that most of the architectural changes were made to the main structure. According to Cramer descendants, the one-story log wing was added to the main house in 1854 when the Cramer’s were tenant farmers on the property and were still negotiating the purchase of the land. It is uncertain when the heirs of J. Henry Cramer sold the property to Robert Bradley as the date is not recorded in the land records. Between 1918 and 1996 the property was successively owned by Charles Harshman, Ida and Vernon Sanner, Kieffer Delauter, Lena Sanner, Stanley and Ruby Sanner, and the Blake Construction Company. For many years the house was occupied by renters and almost as soon as it was unoccupied vandals destroyed the windows and thieves stole doors and hardware. In 1985 the owners opted to let the local volunteer Fire Department burn the building as a training exercise for new firefighters and a demolition permit was applied for. Frederick County Landmarks Foundation, Inc. (FCLF) was informed of the demolition permit and given permission to document the features of the buildings before they were burned. What FCLF saw prompted them to contact the Maryland Historical Trust and begin efforts to preserve this rare structure. The owners, Blake Construction, and the people FCLF worked with, Dr. Leonard and Mr. Bender, were very cooperative and generous when they understood the significance of the building. FCLF acquired the Museum Site on June 18, 1996, only paying $5.00 for 2.9 acres (similar to the five shillings paid by James Beatty). The Museum's Buildings Main House: The Main House, as it stands now, looks like a large two-story farmhouse covered with green siding. Under this outer layer, the Main House includes the c.1730’s Beatty House and the 1855 Cramer Addition. The current structure contains many early house parts in their original location as well as many that have been reused throughout the building. Some of the reused parts are from the Beatty House (baseboard, chair rail) and help to identify the features of that section, and some are from unidentified structures. The current configurations of the roof and floor levels of the Main House represent further renovations that occurred after 1855. Several phases of weather protection and stabilization to the Main House have been implemented. The work included repairs to the roof and gutters, repainting of the roof, modification of the damaged central chimney, and capping of the two currently visible chimneys. Additional work included structural support for the foundation as well as for the interior floors and ceilings. The entire roof structure has been stabilized to address several deficiencies caused by the 19th century renovations and prevent possible further damage. c.1730’s Beatty House: The Beatty House was built as a 20 x 40 ft. H-bent timber frame structure with brick nogging, and included a 20 x 20 ft. stone cellar and a 20 x 20 ft. attic. Although neither the construction date nor the builder is known, the structural framing is similar to colonial Dutch architecture and the load-bearing elements of the frame reflect the possible merging of Dutch, English and American carpentry techniques. The H-bent construction is a framing method consisting of principal posts traversing the full building height with the second floor joists tenoned directly into the principal posts. Nogging is the brick masonry used to fill the open spaces in the wooden frame. The Beatty House consisted of four distinct levels, still visible in the current structure, plus the cellar and attic. These levels, for descriptive purposes, are identified as: the main room, the kitchen, the domestic quarters, and the loft. The building featured exposed and decorated framing members that were designed to be seen from the inside (beaded joists in the main room) as well as from the outside (beaded corner posts). Some of the other unique construction features are “Dutch Biscuit” interior walls, “gun-stock” corner posts and a painted molded cornice carved from the timbers that form the front and rear plates. The Beatty House originally had two fireplaces: one centered on the east wall in the main room and a larger cooking fireplace on the west wall in the kitchen. Almost all of the interior walls were plastered and there is evidence that the main room contained decorative chair-rail and two outside doors. The main room also had an unusual window arrangement on the south wall, with three large windows side by side and a smaller casement window in the corner. The location of a second casement window in the main room is also still visible on the north wall. The renovations to the floor levels have greatly altered the configuration of the kitchen and the domestic quarters. The kitchen was lower than the main room and was probably accessed by a small ladder-type stair. There is also evidence that the cellar, below the main room, could be accessed from the kitchen. A winding staircase to the upper levels probably existed in the southwest corner of the kitchen, as evidenced by the existence of first period plaster continuing into the domestic quarters above. The loft could be entered from the domestic quarters and also from a small outside door in the east gable end. There is visible evidence of a board partition dividing the loft into two sections. The loft originally had three casement windows; one of the window frames still exists and was in its original location until the early 1990’s. One small section of the interior wall in the loft was never plastered, unlike the rest of the building. 1855 Cramer Addition: The Cramer Addition, when it was added to the west side of the Beatty House in 1855, was a 20 x 20 ft. one-story v-notched log wing built above a stone cellar. A stone cistern was also built, sharing the north wall of the cellar. The Cramer Addition was used as a kitchen and retains the cooking fireplace on the east wall and a diagonally sheathed door that at one time featured ornate strap hinges. The winding staircase in the northwest corner was built when the addition was raised to two floors. Due to the extent of the later renovations, it is not known when the upper level was added to this section. Spring House: The Spring House is a 18’ 4” x 15’1” two-story, whitewashed stone structure banked into the hillside along Israel Creek, believed to be built in conjunction with the Beatty House. Currently, the spring water usually enters directly into the creek, due to intentional or accidental modifications to the northwest corner of the building and the springhead. Occasionally, when the creek is high, during even minor flooding, the spring enters the building and fills the interior water trough. The size of this ground floor trough has been modified and there is visible evidence that it was originally covered by a protecting partition. This ground floor room retains most of the original window jambs and some of the original window hardware. The ground floor room also shows evidence of a jambless fireplace (where the wing-walls did not meet the floor, giving the appearance of a hood). This is one of the most unique features of the Spring House and the Museum Site. An unusual chimney arrangement above this fireplace passed directly through the second floor room without providing an opening. However, two openings exist in the chimney as it passes through the attic, where there is evidence that the attic was used for smoking meats. The second floor of the Spring House was accessed by an outside door several feet above ground level; however, the staircase no longer exists. The room was finished with plastered walls, baseboard, and chair rail, and retains vestiges of the many original decorative features. The two windows in this second floor room retain most of the original framing although the sashes have recently been replaced. There is evidence in the plaster that a ladder-type stair led from this room to the attic. The wooden ceiling boards (also being the attic floor) were replaced with reused boards at an unknown date. The original roof of the Spring House was also replaced, with side-lap shingles, indicating that this was done at an early date. Further repairs, with other materials, were also made to the roof after the earlier replacement. The stabilization and weatherization of the Spring House has been completed and included major repairs to the roof framing and installation of a new metal roof over the existing shingles. It also included repair of the floor framing, rebuilding of most of the chimney, and repair of the stonework and pointing. Repairs to the door and window openings were completed and newly made doors, window sash, and shutters were installed. These replacement elements were handmade, using methods and materials that were historically appropriate for the Spring House. The weatherization included installation of gutters and the re-whitewashing of the building. Smoke House: The Smoke House is a 14’2” x 12’5” stone structure behind the Main House and retains many of its original features and materials. There are no windows and one door opening, with a very recent door. The roof framing is thought to be original but the tin roof is not. The Smoke House is believed to have been constructed in the mid 1800’s, probably in conjunction with other changes made to the Main House. Preservation and Restoration Our mission is to maintain the Museum Site for public education and enjoyment. Through preservation, maintenance, stabilization, research, and interpretation, we will continue to present the site as an integral part of the history of Frederick County and the State of Maryland. Our goals are varied and challenging: “preservation” is the first step and “restoration” would be the ideal final step. The buildings should provide a multitude of learning experiences: for school children, for historians, for architects, for people interested in learning the restoration trades and for the general public. The site could be a “destination” along a trail that features the Monocacy River and Israel Creek and provide recreation and enjoyment to many future visitors. To make these ideas, and many others, become reality, is the commitment we have made. In support of this commitment, The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Maryland, in cooperation with FCLF, established The Beatty-Cramer House Endowment Fund. This fund, held by The Community Foundation of Frederick County, provides an opportunity for public support of the preservation, maintenance and operation of the Beatty-Cramer House Architectural Museum. Put a link, with the form, here. What Can You Do? You can join the Beatty-Cramer House Architectural Museum Committee: The all-volunteer committee, including an FCLF appointed Director, guides the direction and operation of the Museum. You can become a part of the preservation and restoration process and put your ideas into action. The committee meets once a month. Please contact the Museum Director for more information. You can tour this unique site: The Museum Site is open for tours from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on the first Saturday of the month from April through October. Tours at other times can be arranged by contacting the Museum Director. At the present time, no admission is charged and the Museum is not handicapped accessible. You can become a tour guide: You can learn the intricacies of the buildings first hand and become familiar with the Beatty and Cramer family histories (many Cramer descendants still live in the area!). You can share this new-found knowledge with the many people who visit. Please contact the Museum Director for more information. You can attend the special events at the site: Our Annual Living History Day can transport you into the past! See, or participate in, demonstrations of 18th and 19th century trades and crafts. We have been host to a Cramer Family Reunion, a horse-drawn Wagon Train event and the Frederick Celtic Festival. Other interesting events are announced as scheduled. To schedule an event or obtain more information please contact the Museum Director. You can support the preservation: People are our greatest resource and you can volunteer in a variety of ways. Of course, tax-deductible donations directly to Frederick County Landmarks Foundation or the Beatty-Cramer House Architectural Museum are always welcome, as are gifts to the Endowment Fund. FCLF is also the proud steward of the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, and the John Derr House. For more information call FCLF at 301-668-6088 or BCHAM at 301-668-2086.
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Beatty-Cramer House - Frederick, Maryland

Open for tours by appointment only. Call 301-668-2086.

Email, info@fredericklandmarks.org


The Beatty-Cramer House Site

Frederick County Landmarks Foundation is the proud owner of one of the most architecturally unique, and oldest known, standing buildings in Frederick County, Maryland. The Beatty-Cramer House site is home to three structures. The primary building is a combination of the c.1732 Beatty portion of the house, the c.1855 Cramer addition, and later renovations. The two outbuildings are an 18th century spring house and a 19th century smoke house. An important part of the mission of the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation and the Beatty-Cramer House Committee is to provide stewardship to preserve the structures and maintain the site for public education and enjoyment.

You are invited to visit the 2.9 acre site, located at 9010 Liberty Road (MD Route 26), northeast of Frederick. The site is 0.7 miles east of MD Route 194 on the north side of the road, on the east bank of Israel Creek. It is open for tours by appointment. Please direct questions regarding site visits to 301-668-6088.

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Significance

The rarity of the existing early 18th century architectural features in the Beatty portion of the house was, and remains, the motivating factor for the preservation of this building. It is one of the six most important historical houses in Maryland, according to the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT). In 1987, Orlando Ridout V, Chief of the Office of Survey and Registration for MHT, stated, “I cannot think of any other building that combines so many uncommon features in one place.”

Edward Chappell, Director of the Architectural Research Department at Colonial Williamsburg in 1987, also visited the site at that time. He said the Beatty-Cramer House “is most important as vivid evidence of the diversity of European cultural survival and change in the 18th century colonies” and is “extremely valuable in historical and architectural terms.”

“The Maryland Historical Trust considers this to be one of the most important restoration projects in the state,” according to Mr. Ridout. The site is protected by a MHT Deed of Easement which helps to insure the preservation of this historic building. Mr. Ridout has also said “The building is in extremely delicate condition.” Frederick County Landmarks Foundation has accepted the challenge presented by the fragile condition of the primary structure and made the commitment to preserve this important building for the future.

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The Buildings

The Beatty-Cramer House

The house, as it stands now, looks like an ordinary two-story farmhouse with green siding. Under this outer layer, the building incorporates the c.1732 Beatty structure, the c.1855 Cramer addition, and later renovations. The current structure contains many early house parts in their original location as well as many that have been reused throughout the building. Some of the reused materials have been identified as part of the Beatty portion of the house, such as baseboard and chair rail, which aid in the interpretation of the building, and some are from unidentified sources. The current configurations of the roof and floor levels of the house represent further renovations that occurred after 1855.

Structural stabilization and weather protection for the primary building were part of the early preservation efforts implemented to address settlement issues and prevent possible further damage. The work included structural support for the foundation, the framing, the interior floors and ceilings, and the entire roof structure. Additional work included modification of the damaged central chimney, repairs to the roof and gutters, repainting of the roof, capping of the two currently visible chimneys, and various minor weatherproofing tasks.

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c.1732 Beatty Structure

The Beatty portion of the structure was built as a 20 x 40 ft. H-bent timber frame building with brick nogging, featuring a rare interior wall construction technique and multiple floor levels. The foundation of the building is stone and the visible exterior brick work is laid in Flemish Bond. The building featured exposed and decorated framing members that were designed to be seen, including a cornice carved directly into the top framing plate. H-bent construction is a framing method consisting of posts traversing the full building height with the anchor-beams (second floor beams or joists) tenoned directly into the posts. Nogging is the term for the brick material used to fill the open spaces in the wooden frame. The interior wall construction, known as “Dutch Biscuit”, consists of horizontal wooden slats, surrounded by mud and straw, set in guide channels between the framing members.

The importance of the H-bent structural framing, at this location, is that it is an identifying feature of Dutch Colonial architecture, and while it is most commonly associated with buildings in New York and New Jersey, it is a rarity in Maryland buildings. Several other original architectural features of the Beatty portion of the building are also identified as characteristic of Dutch Colonial construction although the building does exhibit a blend of Dutch and Anglo-American carpentry techniques. The exact construction date of the Beatty structure is not known, nor are the names of the designer or the builders, but we do know that the Beatty family lived in a Dutch area of New York, and intermarried with Dutch families, prior to relocating to Maryland.

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The Beatty structure consisted of at least four main rooms, on multiple levels which are still visible in the current structure, plus a cellar and an attic. The four main existing rooms, for descriptive purposes, are identified as the parlor, the kitchen, the kitchen chamber, and the loft. There is evidence that the loft was partitioned into more than one room, but little evidence exists to define the room configuration of the kitchen or the chamber above it.

The Beatty structure originally had two fireplaces: one centered on the east wall in the parlor and a larger fireplace on the west wall in the kitchen. The design of these fireplaces is uncertain; either, or both, of these fireplaces may have been of the Dutch “jambless” design, featuring a hood but no side walls, or they may have been Anglo-American in design. Almost all of the interior walls were plastered and there is evidence that the parlor contained decorative chair-rail and moldings and two outside “Dutch” doors. The parlor also had an unusual window arrangement on the south wall, with three large windows side by side and a smaller casement window next to them at the southeast corner. The location of a second casement window in the parlor is also still visible on the north wall.

The renovations to the floor levels have greatly altered the configuration of the kitchen and the kitchen chamber. The original kitchen elevation was lower (approximately 4 feet) than the parlor and was probably accessed by a small ladder-type stair. The location and possible size of the kitchen fireplace can be determined from the visible framing details but few other original details exist. Access to the chamber above was probably in the southwest corner of the kitchen, as evidenced by the existence of first period plaster continuing into the upper level. There is also speculation, based on existing masonry details, that the cellar below the parlor could be accessed from the kitchen.

The kitchen chamber retains few original details but the existence of an attic above the room can be determined from the framing details. There is possible evidence that this room, when first built, had no access to the loft above the parlor, although a later opening was created, probably before the floor levels were altered. This evidence would make it appear that the original loft could only be entered from a small outside door that is visible in the east gable end. Other visible details indicate that the loft was divided by a board partition and originally had three casement windows; one of the window frames still exists and was in its original location until the early 1990’s. One small section of the interior wall in the loft was never plastered, unlike the rest of the building, and the panel was only partially whitewashed; the “unfinished” portion may indicate the location of a built-in cupboard or bin.

The cellar below the parlor retains many original features, including two small wooden window openings. The underside of the original parlor floor is visible in the cellar and a majority of the floorboards are pit-sawn. This early technique was employed when water-driven saw mills were non-existent or inaccessible. The existing masonry details of the cellar have led to unconfirmed speculation that the cellar could be accessed from the kitchen, and that no outside entrance originally existed.

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c.1855 Cramer Addition

The Cramer addition, when it was added to the west side of the original Beatty structure, was a 20 x 20 ft. one-story v-notched log wing built above a stone cellar. The addition was used as a kitchen and has a fireplace on the east wall and a reused diagonally sheathed door that at one time featured ornate strap hinges. Most of the wooden materials used to construct the Cramer addition show evidence of prior use and the cellar beneath the addition contains a large fireplace lintel, obviously not in its original location. A stone cistern was also built, at a later date, sharing the south wall of the cellar.

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Other Renovations

Some of the other renovations to the building may have occurred in conjunction with the one-story addition, and certainly, after 1855, further renovations to the entire structure were performed. The floor and roof levels of the building were modified and the one-story addition was raised to two floors. The winding staircases were built, the chimneys were reworked, and new plaster and woodwork were installed. At some time, first and second-floor porches were added to the north side of the building, and have since been removed. The existing porches on the south side of the building are both late 19th century additions. In the course of time, plumbing and electrical upgrades were made, layers of siding were added, and other minor renovations were made.

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The Spring House

Spring house

The spring house is a 18’4” x 15’1” two-story, whitewashed stone structure banked into the hillside along Israel Creek, believed to be built in conjunction with the Beatty structure. Currently, the spring flows directly into the creek, due to intentional or accidental modifications to the northwest corner of the building and the springhead. Occasionally, when the creek is high, during even minor flooding, the spring enters the building and fills the interior water trough.

The ground floor room retains many original features, such as window jambs and hardware, although the water trough has been modified and a concrete floor was installed. There is visible evidence that the trough was originally covered by a protecting partition. The ground floor room also shows evidence of a jambless, or hooded, fireplace (there were no sidewall jambs extending to the floor). This common Dutch Colonial architectural feature is very rare in Maryland, especially in a spring house. The unusual chimney arrangement above a jambless fireplace would pass directly through the second floor room without providing an opening; however, a stove-flue opening has been cut into the chimney in this room but cannot be dated. Two other openings exist in the chimney as it passes through the attic, where there is evidence that the attic was used for smoking meats.

The second floor of the spring house was accessed by an outside door several feet above ground level; however, the original staircase no longer exists. The room was finished with plastered walls, baseboard, and chair rail, and retains many of the original materials. The two windows in this second floor room contain most of the original framing although they have been repaired and the sashes have recently been replaced. There is evidence in the plaster that a ladder-type stair led from this room to the attic. The ceiling/attic floor was replaced with reused boards at an unknown date.

The original roof of the spring house has also been replaced and repaired several times. The earliest replacement was with side-lap wooden shingles, followed by repairs with standard-lap wooden shingles and the installation of tin roofing over the existing materials.

The stabilization and weatherization of the spring house was critical, and has been completed. The tasks included major repairs to the roof framing, removal of the damaged roof, and installation of the new roof. Other tasks included repair of the floor framing, rebuilding of most of the chimney, and repair of the stonework and pointing. Repairs to the door and window openings were completed and newly made doors, window sash, and interior cellar shutters were installed. These replacement elements were handmade, using methods and materials that were historically appropriate for the spring house. The weatherization included installation of gutters and the re-whitewashing of the building.

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The Smoke House

The smoke house is a 14’2” x 12’5” stone structure located behind the Beatty-Cramer House and retains many of its original features and materials. There are no windows and one door opening, with a very recent door. The roof framing is thought to be original but the tin roof is not. The smoke house is believed to have been constructed in the mid 1800’s, probably in conjunction with other changes made to the primary structure.

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Some Historical Facts – Some Unanswered Questions

In 1691 John Beatty, an immigrant from Ireland, though believed to be of descent from Prince Geoffrey of Scotland, married Susanna Asfordby, who was probably born in New York, and is believed to be a descendant of English royalty, in Esopus (Kingston), New York.

At that time, John Beatty was serving as a Sheriff of Ulster County, a position that suggests he had been a resident long enough to establish his worthiness of the post. Between 1693 and 1711 ten children were born to John and Susanna Beatty and the family moved to Marbletown, New York, where he served as a town Trustee. In 1719, a 700 acre tract of land was confirmed to him by the Trustees of Marbletown, indicating that he was a large landholder there. John Beatty also served as the Deputy Surveyor for the State of New York, and in that position surveyed and laid out the famous Manor of Robert Livingston. John Beatty made his will in April of 1720 and died before March 9, 1721 when his will was proved. He willed Susanna most of his New York land (approximately 1,200 acres) and all of his belongings. He willed a 20 acre site to his son John, Jr. to whom he also left his one-third “share in the mill” and another parcel of land to his oldest son Robert, and he divided a woodlot amongst his children.

By 1732, Susanna and eight of her grown children, some already married with children of their own, had moved to Maryland from New York with several other families from the New York/New Jersey area. On July 17, 1732, Susanna Beatty received title to 1,000 acres of land on “Dulany’s Lot.” Daniel Dulany was the earliest recorded private owner of the land on which the Beatty-Cramer House is located; Susanna Beatty was the second recorded owner.

“Dulany’s Lot” was originally surveyed on May 28, 1724 and included 3,850 acres. Dulany began selling individual lots in 1732 although he did not receive title to the land until it was patented to him on April 7, 1737. This leaves unanswered questions regarding possible leases, residents, or structures on the land prior to Dulany’s ownership, as well as between 1724 and 1732. The 1737 patented survey of “Dulany’s Lot” includes a 1,000 acre area marked within the tract that matches the outlines of the land owned by Susanna Beatty. The survey does not mention Susanna Beatty by name and the designated area was not on the original 1724 survey. The outline could have been added to the survey certificate any time before the patent date of 1737. The price Susanna Beatty paid for the “Dulany’s Lot” land was £200, or 4 shillings an acre.

It is important to note that three of Susanna’s sons, who ventured to Maryland with their mother, filed surveys for their own land in 1732. Some of the sites were along waterways, suitable for mill locations, perhaps indicating some prior knowledge of the “lay of the land.” In May of 1733 Susanna Beatty purchased an additional 939 acres known as “Rocky Creek” from John Stoddard, making her a large landholder in the growing Maryland community of “Monocosey.”

In March of 1739 Susanna distributed most of her Maryland land holdings to her children and her son James became the third recorded owner of the Beatty-Cramer property. The records indicate that he received two non-contiguous pieces of land on “Dulany’s Lot” (142 acres where the Beatty-Cramer House is located and 18 acres on the east bank of the Monocacy River), and one at “Rocky Creek” (85 acres).

Susanna wrote her will on June 20, 1742, although it was not probated until October 1745, and James prepared his will on November 4, 1742. His will was probated on January 29, 1743, indicating that he preceded his mother in death. There is no record of James being married and his possessions were divided between his brothers and sisters, and probably included the early timber-frame structure. As was often the case, the property was “purchased” by one brother, Thomas, from the other siblings, then through inheritance and other family transactions, remained in the Beatty family until 1796. The last Beatty to own the property was living in Fayette County, Kentucky, when it was sold in 1796.

Between 1796 and 1855 the site (at 191 acres) was owned by three successive owners: Sebastian Graff, John Thompson, and John Myers (or Meyers). In 1855 Jeremiah Henry Cramer became the owner of the property and it is during his residency that most of the architectural changes were made to the main structure. According to Cramer descendants, the one-story log wing was added to the original house in 1854, not 1855, when the Cramers were tenant farmers on the property and were still negotiating the purchase of the land.

It is uncertain when the heirs of J. Henry Cramer sold the property to Robert Bradley as the date is not recorded in the land records. Between 1918 and 1996 the property was successively owned by Charles Harshman, Ida and Vernon Sanner, Kieffer Delauter, Lena Sanner, Stanley and Ruby Sanner, and the Blake Construction Company. For many years the house was occupied by renters and almost as soon as it was unoccupied vandals destroyed the windows, and doors and much of the hardware were stolen. In 1985 the owners opted to let the local volunteer Fire Department burn the building as a training exercise for firefighters.

Frederick County Landmarks Foundation was informed of the proposed demolition and given permission to document the features of the buildings before they were burned. What they saw prompted them to contact the Maryland Historical Trust and begin efforts to preserve this rare structure. The owners, Blake Construction, and the representatives the Foundation worked with, Dr. Robert Leonard and Mr. Howard Bender, were very cooperative and generous when they understood the architectural significance of the building. Frederick County Landmarks Foundation acquired the Beatty-Cramer House on June 18, 1996.

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Preservation, Restoration and Stewardship

An important part of the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation mission is to maintain the Beatty-Cramer House site for public education and enjoyment. Through preservation, research and documentation, and interpretation, the Foundation will continue to present the site as an integral part of the history of Frederick County and the State of Maryland. Our goals are varied and challenging: “preservation” is the first step and “restoration” would be an ideal final step; stewardship is the on-going commitment.

One of the earliest preservation efforts at the site was the establishment of a Maryland Historical Trust Deed of Easement which helps to insure the long-term preservation of this historic building. Other early efforts included various structural evaluations in the main building and the spring house, and the production of a Conditions Assessment Report. The main building was assigned a HABS (Historic American Building Survey) designation and measured drawings of the structure were created.

Early stewardship activities included stabilization and weather protection for the main building to address immediate concerns and prevent possible further damage. The work included structural support for the foundation as well as for the interior floors and ceilings. Various specific repairs were implemented and the entire roof structure was stabilized. Another major preservation activity was stabilization, partial restoration, and weatherization of the spring house, which was in critical condition. The spring house tasks included major repairs to the roof framing, removal of the damaged roof, and installation of a new roof. Also included were repairs to the floor framing, rebuilding of most of the chimney, and repairs to the stonework and pointing. Repairs to the door and window openings were completed and newly made doors, window sash, and interior cellar shutters were installed. Weatherization included installation of gutters and the re-whitewashing of the building.

In April of 2005, the Beatty-Cramer House Committee, with the cooperation and supervision of a National Park Service Architectural Historian, revived the HABS (Historic American Building Survey) project to provide accurate documentation for the three structures. The purpose of this project is to produce HABS drawings to be filed in the Library of Congress American Memory Collection, where they will be available for a variety of local, state and national preservation efforts in the future. The project will also provide an assesment of the current conditions to aid in the determination of future projects and efforts, as well as provide improved educational interpretation of the structures.


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The interesting architectural features of the buildings and the interpretive presentation at the Beatty-Cramer House site provide a multitude of educational and recreational experiences: for school children, for historians, for architects, for people interested in learning the restoration trades and for the general public. The potential enjoyment of the site could include a trail that features the Monocacy River and Israel Creek and could provide a variety of recreational opportunities to many future visitors.

In support of the Beatty-Cramer House preservation efforts and on-going stewardship commitment, The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Maryland, in cooperation with Frederick County Landmarks Foundation, established The Beatty-Cramer House Endowment Fund. This fund, held by The Community Foundation of Frederick County, provides an opportunity and means for public participation to support the current preservation and stewardship activities, as well as to ensure the future of the Beatty-Cramer House site.

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Your Involvement

You are invited to become involved in the preservation of this historic landmark. You will find there are a variety of ways to enjoy and support the Beatty-Cramer House site and you are invited to contact the Director at 301-668-2086 for more information.

You can tour the site and experience the architectural and cultural heritage of the early 18th century. Tours can be arranged by contacting the Director. At the present time, no admission is charged and the site is not handicapped equipped, making some areas inaccessible to handicapped persons.

You can join the Beatty-Cramer House Committee and become a part of the preservation, restoration and stewardship process. The all-volunteer committee, including a FCLF appointed Director, guides the direction and operation of the site. You can participate in the many interesting activities, help with a variety of tasks, and put your ideas into action.

You can become a tour guide and learn the intricacies of the buildings first hand; you can become familiar with the Beatty and Cramer family histories (many Cramer descendants still live in the area!) and can share this new-found knowledge with the many people who visit.

You can schedule a private event: the site has been the host to a Cramer Family Reunion, a horse and mule drawn wagon train event, and the Frederick Celtic Festival.

You can provide financial support for the preservation of this historic site; tax-deductible donations directly to the Beatty-Cramer House are always welcome, as are gifts to the Endowment Fund. Arrangements for annual sponsorship donations are also available.

You can join Frederick County Landmarks Foundation and become an active participant in the many local preservation efforts the Foundation supports, including the operation and stewardship of the c. 1758 Schifferstadt Architectural Museum.

For more information regarding your involvement please call Frederick County Landmarks Foundation at 301-668-6088

Email info@fredericklandmarks.org