m. by 1751
Facts and Events
It's not certain that Shadrack was the son of William but it does appear that way. He is not linked with anyone else in the records.
Somerset County, MD, Book E, May 15, 1769, page 39. - Shadrack Driskell and wife Nelly Driskell of Worcester County to Obadiah Disharoon of Somerset County in consideration of thirty pounds current money 160 acres of Moires Chance, formerly called Moiresfield and willed to the said Nelly by her father John Moires. She having since intermarried with the said Shadrach Driskell. For diverse good cause and other considerations them thereunto moving. Signed: Shadrach Driskill (mark), Nelly Driskill (mark).
Worcester Co., MD deeds, Bk I, pg 180-181 - Indenture made Nov 4, 1772 between Wm Driskell and Shadrack Driskell both of Worcester Co., MD. Witnesseth that the said Wm Driskell for and in consideration of the sum of fifty one pounds current money of Maryland to him in hand paid by the said Shadrack Driskell... the said William Driskell doth hereby acknowledge and hath granted bargained and sold... Fifty one acres of "Corn Hill" situate and lying and being in Worcester county... To have and to hold the said fifty one acres of land called Corn Hill to him the said Shadrack Driskell his heirs and assigns forever...In witness whereof the said William Driskell hath set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year above written. Signed: William Driskell (Seal)
Worcester County Land Records, Liber I, May 31, 1773, pg. 294 - Shadrack Driskill, planter to Solomon Givans For 80 pounds all that tract called Corn Hill. Beginning at a red oak standing on flat ground on the head of Phillips Branch on the east side thereof and near a savannah called Cabbin Neck Savannah and containing 51 acres . Before: J. Dennis, A. Spence
Also appeared Eleanor wife of Shadrack Driskill and gave her consent. Recorded Aug 9, 1773
Worcester Co., MD deeds Bk I, Aug 19, 1774, pg. 472 - Shadrack Driskill for and in consideration of the sum of nine pounds fifteen shillings current money of the province aforesd in hand paid by Hezekiah Carey the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and myself therewith satisfied and contented do agree bargain and sell the following articles viz two beds and furniture, one (mans’?) riding saddle, and one small corner cubbard. To have and to hold the above mentioned goods to his own proper use and benefit & to no other use or purpose whatsoever, but unto him the said Hezekiah Carey & the said Shadrack Driskill by these presents do warrant and defend the above articles against all claims or demand whatsoever as witness my hand and seal this 19th day of August anno dom 1774. Shadrack Driskill (seal). Signed in the Presence of Benton Harris, Issac Houston
The 1783 Worcester Co., tax list shows Shadrach with no land but he did have 3 white males and 5 white females in his household.
Worcester Co., deeds, Liber L, June 10, 1786, pg 431. Shadrach Driskill of Worcester Co. sells to Selby Parker goods: 1 feather bed, carpenter tools, 1 pewter dish, 6 pewter plates, 1 iron pot, one kettle for sum of seven pounds current money.
Worcester Co., MD Wills: Adam Christopher Written: March 4, 1796 Probate Date: July 2, 1796 To son Eben Christopher, part of the land conveyed me by Stephen Christopher, 199 acres, and 9 acres bought of Stephen Toadvine. To son Tubman Christopher, plantation, he is under 21 years of age. To son George Christopher, part of same land, 180 acres. To wife Mary Christopher, the EX. To daughters Nancy Christopher and Mary Christopher. Wit; Mitchell Jackson, John Cathell, Shadrack Driskell. 1790-99, 252.
My Note: Adam was the brother of Rosannah Christopher. Rosannah married William Driskell SR. Mitchell Jackson married Vileter, dau of Wm Driskill Sr.