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Backgrounds of Adattis County B?. B. F. MocPHerson ' No. 176---Jacob Kitzmiller and Dudley Digges W 1 AND the of taxpayers is of of law instructions' forms understood. study is or moral individual, connected she is of is one who He E continue, from last week, our list" of inscriptions from, -the stones marking the graves of the Kitzmiller (Kuitzmiller or Kutz- miller) family in .Christ Reformed cemetery. 1. "Ereal Kutzmiller/daughter of/ Icob and Ereal KutzrnUler,/born May 15, 1799./Dled July 20, 1802./" Note: We admit defeat in trying to place this little girl in our rather sparcely hung Kitzmiller family tree. Icob might be Jacob Kitzmiller but we are not even sure of this. Perhaps some of our readers might be able to help us. 2. "Heinrich K u t z m i l l e r / b o r n 1780./Died 1801 den 16 Jenner." Note: A son of Johan Jacob Kuitz- miller, soldier of the Revolution, and his wife, Elizabeth Kitzmiller. Our other account of this incident was taken from the files of the old Compiler. Under a grant from the Proprietor of Maryland, John D i g g claimed title to a large tract of land north of what is known as the Mason and Dixon. Line, 'in the neighborhood of Hanover. This grant embraced some 6,822 acres. provide made 3. " ? Kitsmiller/Died August 20, 1804,/Aged 67 years, 10 months/and 27 days./". Note: As you can see it was impossible for us to decipher the first name of the person who lies buried under this stone. This being the case we have no idea of where or how he or she .should be placed on the family tree. . - - . · - · · This concludes ·; the";inscriptions from: the marked graves of members of the Kitzmiller " family whose graves are to be found in Christ Reformed, cemetery. ' . We know full well that our notes on this'family are very inadequate, and thus far we have been unable to remedy matters. The name is rather well known in the early history of the county, due to the prominance it attained when young Dudley Digges was killed in 1752. In the following paragraphs we. -will give two versions of this incident. The first was taken from the "History of Adams and Cumberland Counties" published in 1886. "Digges' Choice dates back to October 14. 1727, when. a grant of 10,000 acres was made to John Digges. On the.advice of an Indian chief named 'Tom,' he located this grant in what is now Conowago and this county to and Heidelberg Township in York County. A survey · was made April, 173 to $400 one contributing it them. a family of a support and be the year. in when 6,822 acres were laid off, a patent for which issued May 25. 1738. In August 1745, a resurvey was made, -and 3,679 added to the former sur vey. This tract was four mile north of the temporary line between Pennsylvania and Maryland, sur veyed in 1732. The subsequent disagreements led to the murder o Dudley Digges by Jacob Kitzmille in February, 1752." 'Pennsylvania squatters and set- issue all said the the tiers denied the validity of "Digges' title. About the year 1732, one Thomas Cressap, a hot-headed, bold and reckless Marylander, made his appearance on the ground and forcibly dispossessed the Pennsylvania settlers. On November 24, 1736, this individual was apprehended by the sheriff of Lancaster County, and committed to prison on the warrant of two provincial judges. "In 1937 one Martin Kitzmiller came into possession of a tract one hundred acres of land, embraced in Digges' claim, · and located be- ween Hanover and Littles town, lurchase. from John Lemmon. In 937 KitKinuier,built a house -and mill on this tract. -- -··' ·"Affairs ^between the settlers and he .'agents' of John Digges grew teadily worse.until the climax came in the affray of-February 26,1752, at which time, it is claimed, young Dudley Digges was killed by Martin £itzmiller. . . "The'.Kitzrnillers. were taken into custody and tried at York on Octo- er 30, 1752; They .'were acquitted." As you- will -notice' .one account claims- that TDudley" ; Digges was dlled by Martin Kitzmiller and the other states that Jacob Kitzmiller was the guilty person. We are rather inclined to believe that Jacob Kitzmiller was the actual murderer. In 1752- he, Jacob Kitzmiller, would have been just twenty-one years a rather hot-headed age, and con- of be sequently more inclined to action that type- tlnless John George and Johan "Jacob- Kuitzmiller were the sons of a Martin Kitzmiller, the other Martin Kitzmiller of whom have any knowledge would be the son of Johan Jacob Kitzmiller, and he would have been very young that time, far too youthful to killed a man. We ask that you take the data given above for what it is worth. has been practically impossible to verify .the facts -as we have given them, because there are so few actual facts on which to base conclusions. However, all available material has been used. . to at

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  1. The Gettysburg Times,
  2. 01 Feb 1941, Sat,
  3. Page 6

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