Error, omission or Oversight?
It was the land called Oversight. The Jacob Duckett of the following text is the father of Elizabeth Duckett who married our Gen Levi Casey of Revolutionary War fame. Gen Levi Casey was also a Congressman, and a South Carolina State Representative. The text of the document follows that is entitled The Land Called “Oversight”
The colony of Maryland emerged with a group of 200 people sailing on the ships, the Arc and the Dove from England, arriving in 1634. The land was given by Royal Charter to George Calvert, 1st Lord of Baltimore. He died before the document was signed and his son, Cecilius Calvert assumed rulership of a ten million acre tract of wilderness known as Maryland and Delaware, today.
Jacob Duckett (1714-1764) owned 85 acres of land situated in Frederick Co., MD called “Oversight.” William Boteler, born 1738 in Frederick Co., MD, and who was married to Ann Duckett, daughter of Jacob Duckett, inherited this 85 acre land situated in Frederick, Co., MD called “Oversight” from his wife’s father. Women were not allowed to inherit land at this time. According to the Will of Jacob Duckett, Ann Duckett Boteler received a cow and a calf from her father’s estate, as was befitting in those times for women. Her husband inherited the land called “Oversight.” The acreage was later sold to James Sergant for 150 pounds. The land lies between Catoctain and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The same land known as “Oversight,” was changed by the 32nd president of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, (FDR). The land was developed through the “New Deal,” under the “Works Progress Administration,” (WPA) The ‘great depression” of 1929-1941 created jobs for the many out of work. The land was created into a National Park and Presidential Retreat, renamed, “Shangra-la.”
Dwight David Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States, saw fit for another name, “Camp David,” after his son David Eisenhower, Jr. “Camp David,” has been available for eleven different presidents over a 66 year period. During that interval, many negotiations took place there.
One was with President Jimmy Carter, a peanut farmer and nuclear physicist from Plains, GA. He set up the, “Camp David Accords,” to work for peace in the Middle East. When the peace talks stalled, President Jimmy Carter invited Sadat and Begin with their senior aides to the presidential retreat, “Camp David.” After 13 days of negotiations, the leaders announced the conclusion of the accords, which provided the basis for continuing peace in the Middle East and between Egypt and Israel. Sadat and Begin received the Nobel Peace Prize in December 1979 for their great efforts.
References: Moravian Families of Carroll’s Manor, ppg. 113-14; Maryland & Virginia Colonies, ppg. 184, Doliante; Land Records of Prince George’s Co., MD 1726-1730, ppg. 7 and 39; Encarta Encyclopedia, Grolier Encyclopedia; Encyclopedia Americana.
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