Notes for Edward Stubbs
!US Census 1850 (7 September) Maryland, Montgomery Co., Berrys District, Roll M432_295, page 364, lines 17-20: Edward Stubbs (b. 1787 - 63 - in Ireland - Occ: Farmer - Property Value $1750) married to Terzah E. (b. 1785 - 65 - in MA). ALSO LISTED ARE: John Y. Ewell (b. 1826 - 24 - in MD - Occ: Farmer); and Josiah Bellows (b. 1839 - 11 - in MD)
In 1841, Edward Stubbs purchased the land previous called Shorefield. Today this land is part of Wheaton Regional Park in Maryland near Edward's final resting place at Forrest Glenn Cemetery. Part of this land, and one of the three homes, was later owned by Walter Magruder whose daughter Duane married Charles D. Stubbs one of Edward Stubbs' great-great grandsons. The historical marker outside of the home reads:
William Murdock, the first purchaser of this property for 18,759 pounds of tobacco called his farm Shawfield". Upon his death in the late 1700's the property passed to his son of the same name who moved to London and became a wealthy tobacco merchant. The Moses Orme Family acquired the property from Murdock and sold it in 1841 to Edward Stubbs, an official with the United States Department of State. The Stubbs family built the present house as a summer home and named it Avon. During the Civil War the Family left the turmoil of Washington and Avon became their primary residence until the 1930s. A Bankbarn built near the house in the 1840s is still standing. The house and barn became a part of Wheaton Regional Park in 1959.
Montgomery County Parks Commission
Department of Parks
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