John Friend Jr. of “Friend’s Delight” Sang Run, Maryland Book II, 2nd Edition


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    John Friend Jr. of “Friend’s Delight,” Sang Run, MD, Book II,
    2nd Edition

    Patrick T. Smith

    John Friend, Jr. (Abt 1764 to 1849) lived at a time when Western MD was a wilderness. He was the great great grandson of Nils Larrson Friend (Frande), a Swedish immigrant that settled in “New Sweden or Upland” (present day Chester, PA) in 1648. John was the third son of John Friend Sr. (Abt 1728 to Aft 1808) and Karrenhappuck Hyatt (1733 to 1798) and probably born in Eastern WV. John moved to Western MD as a young man with his parents and married Elizabeth Ward in 1795. They attempted to raise (at least) thirteen children on a farm called Friend’s Delight in Sang Run, MD. John and Elizabeth’s descendants would expand and became the most prominent families in this area. They were buried in the (old) Sang Run Cemetery on the hill overlooking their home at Friend’s Delight. This 2nd Edition is a continuation of the work started in 2007 with John Friend Jr. of “Friend’s Delight,” Sang Run, MD. This book attempts to chronicle the lives of John Friend Jr. and Elizabeth Ward as well as thousands of their descendants through US Census records, family bibles, land deeds, wills, estate records, photographs, personal histories, military accounts as well as birth, death and marriage records. John Jr.’s daughter Rebecca F. Friend, her husband (John Johnson) and their descendants comprise the bulk of the book, although his other children are briefly outlined in the book.

    Book II is fully indexed, containing 450 pages and presented in an outline format. Proceeds from the sales of the books published by the FFAA will go to the FFAA (a non-profit organization). All book sales are tax deductible and final. Black and white spiral bound copies of Book II can be purchased for $45 (plus $15 S&H) or a CD with color copy of the book in a PDF format at $20 (plus $10 S&H). Credit card purchases can be made by using Pay Pal at the FFAA web site.

    Orders paid by check (made payable to the FFAA) should be sent to:

    The Friend Family Association of America

    P.O. Box 96, 261 Maple Street, Friendsville, Maryland 21531