East New Market

Plat Maps

Choptank Indian Lots

The text below the plat of the Choptank Indian Lots was created by Linda Duyer.  She developed the Choptank Heritage Network and the Delmarva Heritage Network.  I am including a copy here because the Choptank Heritage Network may be taken offline in the future and this important plat needs to be made available online.

Choptank Indian Lands

This c.1800 plat is of Choptank Indian Lands in the vicinity of Indian Creek, showing the lots of Indian land properties purchased by landowners of that period. The lots can be identified from U.S. Census records.  Note there are two locations of remaining Indian land shown on this plat. The present locations of Routes 16 and 14 have been approximated on this map for convenience. The following landowners were identified from an abstract of 1850 U.S. Census records, compiled by Debra S. Moxey in 1994. The corresponding lot numbers from the c.1800 plat of Choptank Indian Lands were estimated and identified by John Creighton:

Lot No. Property Owner
Lot 1 William Hollan 
Lot 2 Harry Handley 
Lot 3 John Stewart 
Lot 4 John Pattison 
Lot 5 Thomas B. Sherman 
Lot 6 Tilghman Cheezum 
Lot 7 Thomas M. Flint 

The Indian Lands identified on the c.1800 plat nearest Indian Creek are speculated but not verified as possibly being property identified in the 1850 U.S. Census occupied by heads of households Ann Banks and William Harrison.