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

slaves); FB, £441.17.11. LAND: more than 200
acres in Calvert County.

BOND, JACOB (ca. 1725-1780). BORN: ca. 1725
in Baltimore County; youngest son. NATIVE:
fourth generation. RESIDED: in Baltimore County
(later became part of Harford County). FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: Thomas Bond (?-1755), of
Baltimore County; son of Peter Bond (?-1718).
MOTHER: Ann, daughter of (first name unknown)
Robisson (Robertson), of Anne Arundel County.
BROTHERS; Thomas (1703-1788), who married
Elizabeth Scott (1705-?); Peter; William; John,
who married Alesanna Webster; and Joshua (?-
1768), who married Ann Partridge. SISTERS: Sarah,
who married first William Fell (?-1746), and sec-
ond, Greenbury Dorsey. NEPHEWS: Thomas Bond,
of Thomas (?-1800); William Bond, of Joshua (ca.
1747-1788); and James Bond (ca. 1757-1803).
NIECE Ann, who married second, James Giles
(1749/50-?). MARRIED on December 28, 1747,
Frances (?-by 1776), daughter of Dr. Buckler Par-
tridge (?-by 1757), of Baltimore County, and wife
Jane (?-1761). Her brothers were William (?-by
1765); Daubeney Buckler (?-1769). Her sisters
were Ann, who married Joshua Bond (?-1768);
Elizabeth, who married Height Sellers. Her neph-
ews were William Bond, of Joshua (ca. 1747-
1788); James Bond (ca. 1757-1803). CHILDREN.
SONS Jacob (1750-1804); Dennis (1760-?); and
Ralph (1763-?). DAUGHTERS: Sarah, who married
Bernard Preston; Priscilla (1759-?); Martha
(1766-?); Charlotte (1767-?); and Ann. PRIVATE

CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: his father, son Jacob, and at least two of his
brothers were Quakers. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
planter; owned extensive orchards. PUBLIC CA-
REER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Conventions, Har-
ford County, 1st, 1774, 9th, 1776; Lower House,
Harford County, 1777 (Grievances 2), 1777-1778.
LOCAL OFFICES: Committee of Observation, Har-
ford County, 1774-1776; coroner, Harford
County, appointed 1775. WEALTH DURING LIFE-

TIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: 21 slaves, 1776.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: at least 1,048 acres in
Harford County (700 acres inherited from his fa-
ther in 1755; 20 acres inherited from his brother
Joshua in 1768; remainder probably purchased).
SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST

ELECTION AND DEATH: purchased about 250
acres of land in Harford County from his cousin
Thomas in 1779. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: be-
tween October 2 and November 30, 1780, in Har-
ford County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, at least
£1,979.11.3 current money (including 25 slaves,

carpenter's tools, and surveying instruments).
LAND: ca. 1,358 acres in Harford County and
rights to an unknown amount of vacant land ad-
joining the tracts he owned. IDENTIFICATION
PROBLEMS. Jacob Bond, Jr. (1750-1804) was old
enough and wealthy enough to be a legislator. The
legislative journals do not refer to the legislator as
"Jr." For this reason and because there was no
indication of public service for Jacob, Jr., his fa-
ther was selected as the legislator.

BOND, JAMES (ca. 1757-1803). BORN: ca. 1757
in Baltimore County; youngest son. NATIVE: fifth
generation. RESIDED: in Bush River Lower Hun-
dred, Harford County. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
FATHER: Joshua Bond (?-1768), of Baltimore
County, son of Thomas Bond (?-1755) and wife
Ann Robisson (Robertson). MOTHER: Ann,
daughter of Dr. Buckler Partridge (?-by 1757), of
Baltimore County, and wife Jane (?-1761). UNCLE.
Jacob Bond(ca. 1725-1780). BROTHERS: William
Bond, of Joshua (ca. 1747-1788); Buckler, who
married Mary Standsbury; and Thomas, who died
a minor. SISTERS: Sarah (ca. 1746-?), who married
Israel Morris; Ann (?-1784); Mary (ca. 1752-?);
Elizabeth (ca. 1760-?); and Amelia (Pamela), who
married William Wilson. FIRST COUSINS: Thomas
Bond, of Thomas (?-1800); Ann, who married sec-
ond, James Giles (1749/50-?); Catherine Fell (by
1746-by 1795), who married Thomas Bond, of
Thomas (?-1800). OTHER KINSHIP: his great-
grandfather was Peter Bond (?-1718). CHILDREN.
NATURAL DAUGHTERS: Sophia Moore; Ann
(Nancy) Moore; and Amelia (Pamela) Moore; all
three were the children of Susan Moore and were
minors in 1806. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION:
literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: had a strong
Quaker background; his two sisters married Quak-
ers. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Esq., 1803.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: testimony given in a
Chancery Court case after his death described
Bond as a heavy drinker and gambler by the early
1790s. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: merchant, in
partnership with his brother, William Bond, of
Joshua (ca. 1747-1788), by 1774, importing goods
from London; by 1787 the firm was indebted to
Alexander and Benjamin Contee, Prince George's
County merchants, for over £1,658 sterling. PUB-
LIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Harford County, 1784, 1785, 1786-1787, 1793,
1794, 1795, 1797, 1799. MILITARY SERVICE: lieu-
tenant, Harford County Company, Flying Camp,

by 1776. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL

PROPERTY: assessed value £265.13.0, including 5
slaves and 24 oz. plate, 1783. LAND AT FIRST

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