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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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BIOGRAPHIES BEA

particularly on the Antietam and Potomac rivers,
in order to erect an ironworks, a furnace, and
forges. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Conventions, Frederick County, 4th, 1775
(elected, but did not attend), 5th, 1775, 9th, 1776
(Manufactories); Lower House, Washington
County, 1777 (Elections 1; Loan Office 1; Manu-
factories 2; Grievances 2). LOCAL OFFICES: Prince
George's Parish Vestry, Frederick County, 1749;
sheriff, Frederick County, 1753-1756, 1759-1762;
collector of land tax, Frederick County, 1759;
public school visitor, Frederick County, 1763; jus-
tice, Frederick County, 1763-at least 1775 (quo-
rum, 1768-at least 1775), Washington County,
commissioned 1777; justice, Court of Oyer and
Terminer and Gaol Delivery, Frederick County,
commissioned 1770, 1772, and 1773; justice, Or-
phans' Court, Washington County, commissioned
1777. MILITARY SERVICE: colonel, 1761, 1763-at
least 1776. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT
FIRST ELECTION: 3,863 acres in Prince George's
and Frederick counties (at least 139 acres inherited
from father, the remainder by purchase and pa-
tent). In 1755 he leased out 120 acres. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: will probated on January 10, 1778,
in Washington County. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
TEV, at least £2,572.15.5 current money (includ-
ing 13 slaves and a gristmill). LAND: At least 1,020
acres in Frederick, Prince George's, Washington,
and Montgomery counties, plus 1 lot in George-
town, D.C. Samuel and his partners had many
small tracts resurveyed into one large parcel of
8,025 acres owned by the Frederick Forge, 1772;
one-fourth share of this ironworks was owned by
Samuel at his death.

BEALL, THOMAS, OF GEORGE (1735-1819).
BORN: in 1735, probably in Prince George's
County; younger son. NATIVE: third generation.
RESIDED: on lot 72, Georgetown, D.C. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: Col. George Beall (1695-
1780), son of Ninian Beale (ca. 1625-1717/18).
MOTHER: Elizabeth (1699-1748), daughter of Col.
Thomas Brooke (ca. 1659-1730/31). HALF UNCLE:
Thomas Brooke (1683-1744). AUNT: Jane Brooke
(?-1779), who married Alexander Contee (ca.
1691-1740). HALF AUNTS: Sarah Brooke, who
married first, William Dent (ca. 1660-1704), and
second, Philip Lee (ca. 1681-1744); Priscilla
Brooke, who married Thomas Gantt (?-1765).
BROTHER: George (1729-1807), who married first,
Anna, and second, Elizabeth. SISTER. Elizabeth,
who married (first name unknown) Evans. FIRST
COUSINS: John Contee (1722-ca. 1796); Thomas
Contee (ca. 1729-1811); and Jane Contee (1728-

1812), who married John Hanson, Jr. (1721-1783).
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: his father was previously
married. MARRIED by 1775 Nancy, granddaughter
of John Orme (?-1758), of Prince George's
County, a minister, and wife Ruth. CHILDREN.
DAUGHTERS: Elizabeth, who married George C.
Washington (?-1854), great-nephew of Gen.
George Washington (1731/32-1799); Harriet
Ann, her twin sister, who married Maj. John Pe-
ter. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION literate. RELI-
GIOUS AFFILIATION. Presbyterian. SOCIAL STATUS

AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1780. OCCUPATIONAL

PROFILE: probably a planter. PUBLIC CAREER.
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Montgom-
ery County, 1785 (Claims), 1800. LOCAL OFFICES:
auctioneer, Montgomery County, commissioned
1780; justice, Montgomery County, 1780-at least
1785, commissioned 1800. WEALTH DURING LIFE-

TIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed Value

£1,300.0.0, including 8 slaves, 1783; assessed value
£680.0.0, including 15 slaves, 1793-1797; assessed
value £510.0.0, including 15 slaves, 1798-1812.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: at least 3,124 acres in
Montgomery County (308 acres, plus at least 1 lot
in Georgetown, D.C., received from his father).
SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST

ELECTION AND DEATH: tax lists from 1793 to
1813 show ownership of 2,550 acres in Montgom-
ery County, of which 420 acres were held in part-
nership with two other people; purchased 174
acres in Lexington, Kentucky in 1812; also held
land in Jefferson County, Virginia; owned 40 lots
in Georgetown, D.C., 1798. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: on October 5, 1819, in Georgetown, D.C.;
buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Georgetown,
D.C.; his body was later moved to "Oakhill,"
Georgetown, D.C. LAND: at least 2,130 acres in
Montgomery County, plus 420 acres in Montgom-
ery County held in partnership with two other
people, plus 40 lots in Georgetown, D.C., 174
acres in Lexington, Kentucky, and unknown acre-
age in Jefferson County, Virginia.

BEALL, WILLIAM MURDOCK (ca. 1742-
1823). BORN. ca. 1742; second son. NATIVE: proba-
bly third generation. RESIDED: in Frederick Town,
Frederick County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FA-
THER: Nathaniel Beall, Gent. (?-1757), planter.
MOTHER: Ann, daughter of Rev. George Murdock
(?-1761), of Prince George's County. BROTHERS:
George, who married in 1757 Elizabeth Turner;
Elisha (1745-1838). SISTERS: Elizabeth; Mary.
MARRIED Mary (1743-1810). CHILDREN. SONS:
William Murdock, Jr. (?-by 1813), who married
Frances. DAUGHTERS: Mary Ann (1772-1817),

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