compiled by Mim Baughman
excerps from the Upper Shoreman - Mary Kaehn - June 1969
This historic home near Gilpin Falls was built in 1732 by Samuel Gilpin. Present date June, 1969, the house is occupied by Maryland State Trooper Walter Wayne and his wife Jane.
The Gilpin family of Cecil County are the desdendants, in about the twentieth generation, of Richard de Guylpin, of England, to whom the baron of Kendal gave the Manor of Kentmere, in consideration of his having slain a wild boar that infested the forests of Westmoreland and Cumberland , in 1206.
Joseph Gilpin the founder of the Gilpin family in the U.S., was a Quaker, and settled in Birmingham, De. Co., Pa, in 1695. The country was at this time a wilderness, he constructed a cave by a large and that was where fifteen of this children were born.
The Cecil branch of the Gilpin family are the descendants of Joseph, the oldest son, who had been born in England in 1694, emigrated to Cecil County in 1733. He settled at Gilpin Rocks on the Great North East on a track of seven hundred acres, that he and Edward Taylor bought of Joseph Carter for f450.
In 1735 Gilpin and Taylor conveyed a considerable part of their property at Gilpin Falls to John Copson. Although they had built a saw mill on the property, it brought them only f400. On that same day this deed was executed, Copson conveyed three hundred and sixty-nine acres , called Cox's Park, situated in the forks of North East Creek to Gilpin.
Joseph Gnp1n married Eliza Reed. They were the parentS of six drlldren: John, Hannah,Elizabeth,Joseph,Mary and Rachel. He was a patriotic and public-spirited citizen. and represented this county in the Provincial Conventions of 1776-7, and was also a member of the House of Delegates in the latter year; and for many
years filled the position of the county court. He died in 1790, age sixty-three, leaving a large landed estate in this county and also in Western PA & VA. His eldest son, John, to whom he willed the Home Farm on the Big Elk, married Mary Hollingsworth in 1797. He was one of the members of the House of Deligates from Cecil Coonty in 1800, and died in 1808. He was the father of Miss Mary, Joseph, Henry, Dr. John and William H. Gilpin, many of whose descendants reside in this county.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON the GILPIN FAMILY
CHECK INTO THE RECORDS IN THE BILL MCNAMEE ROOM
RISING SUN MUSEUM, TOWN HALL, CENTER SQUARE, RISING SUN,MD.
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