I have been using ''The Federal Direct Tax of Somerset County, Maryland, Abstracted and edited by Tom Reedy, Willow Bend Books, Westminster, Maryland, 1999.
I have several questions to help me understand the culture of 1794.
What role did a slave superintendent have in this period?
What and how were the following buildings used:
Can I find descriptions of the following construction methods:
wood framed windows
log, sawed log, hewed log
Kitchen round poles
Cider house round logs
windows plain finished
logs covered with slabs
What good maps might I use for this period?
Maps that include the property names like Harris Chance, Harris Adventure.
Can someone give me advice on using GPS mapping software for locating these dwelling houses and properties.