Lydia Buly & her daughter Martha
The Will instructs that Martha is to be returned to her mother.
Jane Osborn & her daughter Lydia
Lydia is bequeathed to John M Gorsuch' sister Eleanor Merryman.
Eleanor Gorsuch married Joseph Merryman on April 25th, 1793 at the First Methodist Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Maryland.
Thery Ford & his sons David and Elias.
David and Elias are also bequeathed to Eleanor Merryman.
There is another entry for Edward son of Joshua but this is not clear.
There is also reference made to a Deed of Manumission dated March 27 1833 Baltimore County Court in Libor A. J. ? 50, folio 159? which I have been unable to find at this time
Beneficiaries of the Will
Edward Gorsuch Nephew
John T Gorsuch Grandnephew (son of Edward)
Dickinson & Thomas Gorsuch Grandnephews (sons of Edward)
Eleanor Merryman sister
Deborah Bryan sister
Deborah Gorsuch married Nicholas Bryan on Sept. 19th, 1793 in Baltimore, Maryland
Nathaniel Stansbury stepson
John Gorsuch married Ariana Stansbury on Nov. 28th, 1811 in the First Methodist Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Maryland.
In the US Federal Census Slave Schedules 1850, a John Gorsuch is recorded as the owner of 1 enslaved person, a woman aged 40.
This research has ben undertaken as a contribution to the #SlaveNameRollProject with the heartfelt hope that the descendants of Lydia Buly, Jane Osborn and Thery Ford will be reunited with them.
National Archives Last Will & Testament of John M Gorsuch incl. in the file of Edward Gorsuch
Gorsuch Stansbury Marriage 1811
US Federal Census 1850 for Edward Gorsuch & sons Dickenson & Thomas
US Federal Census Slave Schedules 1850
Marriage of Eleanor Gorsuch and Joseph Merryman 1793
Marriage of Deborah Gorsuch & Nicholas Bryan 1793