Bedford County was established on 9 Mar 1771 from Cumberland Co, PA. 1772: Northumberland established from Bedford, Cumberland, Lancaster, Berks and non-county area; plus Bedford gained territory from Cumberland. 1773: Westmoreland established from Bedford (1783: Fayette from Westmoreland). 1779: Bedford gained more land from Cumberland and Northumberland.
1787: Huntingdon established from Bedford. Col Deakins established the lots for soldiers. The 1787 list gives the number of account 3550 & 3568 were sold to Richard Tilton. 3569 was shown as Daniel McKinsey. George Baker [Hessian?] was found on the rolls later, but found to be a squatter. Hessian George Baker eventually settled in what is today Garrett County. The first known record of the Fazenbaker family in western Maryland was made in 1787, four years after the end of the Rev. War. Hessian John Baker was a neighbor of Paul Custer in VA. 1795: Somerset established from Bedford.
1794, John Godfrey, heirs. 1 John W. Godfrey, heirs & patents Died Abt. 18 March 1794 in Great Cove, Ayr Twp., Bedford Co. 2 Paul Custer, Pat. Dec. 23 1796 Died in PA, MONTGOMERYREMAINDER OF CO 2 Rebecca Custer, Pat Dec 23. 1796 2 Sarah Custer, Pat. Dec. 21 1796 2 Susanna Custer, Pat. Dec. 23 1796
Emanuel Custer was not found among the Catholic Irish but had Lots 3550, #3568, #3569. In 1805, Emanuel Custer owned these lot. Emanual Custer purchased from a Logston & a McKinsey in 1805. Rebecca McKinsey m. John Emanuel Wagner, 1842. Elizabeth Logston m. Alexander S. Custer 1837. Ann & Alexander S. Custer were children of John Custer of Cresaptown.
The Cumberland Times, 08 Jul 1905, CUSTER 08 Jul 1905 A sketch of the Custer Family originally of Virginia. John Custer of Cresaptown and Emanuel Custer of Harrison Co, OH and Wood Co, OH and Monroe MI. [A long history of 7-8 paragraphs].