The Maps and Papers of William H. H. Friend, 2nd Edition (Download)


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    The Maps and Papers of William H. H. Friend, 2nd Edition
    Patrick T. Smith
    Patty (Friend) Thompson

    The life of William Henry Harrison Friend can be described in a detached, historical manner. William H. H. Friend was a Civil War Veteran, farmer, father, husband and land surveyor who lived in Western Maryland. Through an extraordinary turn of luck, many of William’s surveys have survived the passage of time.  William’s original hand drawn maps and hand written surveys have remained virtually unseen by the public for over a century.  The Maps and Papers of William H. H. Friend was originally published (2006) in a 219-page book. Since that time with the invaluable help of Patty (Friend) Thompson, we have uncovered additional material about William, his descendants and this collection of work. This 2nd edition book, 408 pages, (fully indexed) relates a more comprehensive glimpse into the life of William H. H. Friend and his descendants. This book provides guidelines for interpreting the work and adds numerous present day maps, shown in greater detail, for the locations of William’s land plats. The book contains over one hundred high resolution digital scans of William’s maps and surveys, as well as commentary on each, plus most of the Land Records of Allegany/Garrett County relating to the plats.

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    Friend Family Association of America
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    Friendsville, MD 21531