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Source: April 1940 Volume 3 Number 2, Pages 45–46

Local titles in Easttown and Tredyffrin : Article VI : The Stephen D. Hunter tract

Page 45

On April 3, 1829, John Kugler of Tredyffrin, yeoman, and his wife, Mary, conveyed to William Sloanaker, a storekeeper of Tredyffrin, messuage and lot of land in Easttown, a stake and stone, it being a corner or supposed corner of James Gamble's land and in line of land of John Reese, thence by the same NO. 50 1/2° E. 12.8 p. to a stone in said line, thence by Kugler's land S. 35 1/20 E, 25p. to a stone for a corner, by the same S. 50 1/2° W. 12.8 p. to a corner in a road in the line of James Gamble's land and by the same and along the said road N. 35 1/20 W. 25 p. to beginning. Containing 2 acres more or less. B-4-498. Consideration $400.00.

This was part of the large tract conveyed to John Kugler, Sr., by the deed in R-3-434, 1820, from John Kugler, Jr., and wife referred to in Publication No. 5 of Volume 1 of this magazine. It was sold in 1836 for $1810 by William Sloanaker then of Philadelphia and Eliza B. his wife to Amer Beaumont of Radnor Township. M-4-4. He sold it in 1842 under the name of Emmor Beaumont of Newtown Township, to Stephen D. Hunter of Upper Merion Township, for $2050.00. The ground was then described as having on it a "Messuage or tenement store house." W-4-31.

The tract lies immediately east of the larger piece marked "Aiken" on later plans of the 250 acre tract already shown. The road referred to in the deeds is of course the Newtown or Waterloo Road. A drawing of the old store and dwelling appears in the third Quarterly of Volume 1. Mr. Hunter was the last owner of the entire tract.

Stephen O. Hunter's 2 acre tract

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Residence of Frank P. Mattson (the Hunter Tract), formerly the home of Frank H. Stauffer, poet and novelist


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