clear space clear space clear space white space
A
 r c h i v e s   o f   M a r y l a n d   O n l i n e
  Maryland State Archives | Index | Help | Search search for:
clear space
white space
A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
Volume 426, Page 180   View pdf image (33K)
 Jump to  
  << PREVIOUS  NEXT >>
clear space clear space clear space white space

BUC BIOGRAPHIES

garet all drowned while ice skating on the pond at
their father's ironworks. CHILDREN. DAUGHTER
Eleanor (1757-1812), who married Nicholas Ro-
gers (1753-1822). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION.

literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant. OC-
CUPATIONAL PROFILE: lawyer, admitted to the
following courts: Charles County by August 1753;
Provincial Court in September 1753; Baltimore
County by March 1754; Frederick County in
March 1755; Anne Arundel County by November
1755; Court of Chancery by July 1759. PUBLIC

CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Baltimore County, 1751-1754 (election of county
delegation voided on December 12, 1751, because
of the illegal actions of the sheriff; reelected to the
2nd session and seated), 1754-1755 (discharged
during the 3rd session for serving as clerk of In-
dictments in the Baltimore County Court). LOCAL
OFFICES: clerk of Indictments, Baltimore County,
in office 1755. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: 728 acres in Baltimore
County, plus 1 lot in Baltimore Town (all from his
father by gift or inheritance). SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION
AND DEATH: purchased 242 acres in Baltimore
County, 1758-1760; added 75 acres to his home
plantation by patent, 1760. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED will probated on January 21, 1762, in
Baltimore County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: re-
quested no appraisal of his estate. LAND: 1,045
acres in Baltimore County, plus at least 1 lot in
Baltimore Town.

BUCHANAN, ROBERT (ca. 1737-1799). BORN:
ca. 1737. RESIDED: in Chester Parish, Kent
County. MARRIED by March 1764 Mary, daughter
of John Kennard, of Kent County; granddaughter
of Philip Kennard (?-ca. 1739/40). Her sister was
Ann. Her other relatives included great-
grandfather Philip Kennard (?-1732). CHILDREN.
SONS Robert, Jr.; James. DAUGHTERS: Harriet;
Anna Maria; and Mary, who married Dr. William
Blay Tilden. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: liter-
ate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, Chester
Parish, Kent County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIV-
ITIES. Gent., 1765. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE prob-
ably a planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SER-
VICE: Lower House, Kent County, 1765-1766
(Bills of Credit 2), 1768-1770 (Claims 1; Public
Offices 2; Grievances 3), 1771, 1773-1774 (Public
Offices 1); Conventions, Kent County, 6th-8th,
1775-1776. LOCAL OFFICES: Chester Parish Ves-
try, Kent County, elected 1767, 1769, 1786, and
1787; commissioner of tax, Kent County, ap-
pointed 1777, 1790, and 1792. WEALTH DURING

LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 1,097 acres

in Kent County (all from wife's dower). SIGNIFI-
CANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELEC-
TION AND DEATH, purchased 815 acres in Kent
and Queen Anne's counties, plus 1 lot in Chester-
town, Kent County, by 1771-1797; sold 268 acres
in Kent County, 1796-1797. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: will probated on September 27, 1799, in
Kent County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
£2,683.9.7 current money (including 36 slaves);
FB, estate overpaid £24.11.11. LAND. 995 acres in
Kent and Queen Anne's counties, and 1 lot in
Chestertown, Kent County, plus several tracts in
his will with unspecified acreage.

BUCHANAN, WILLIAM (1732-1804). BORN: on
August 10, 1732, in Carlisle, Cumberland County,
Pennsylvania; younger son. IMMIGRATED: in 1759
from Pennsylvania. RESIDED: in Baltimore Town.
FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Robert Buchanan
(1697-1748), of Carlisle, Pennsylvania; immi-
grated in 1720 from Ireland. MOTHER: Janet (Jane)
Boyd (?-1799). BROTHER: James (1731-1751). SIS-
TERS: Mary (1729-1782), who married John Smith
(1718-1794); Elizabeth (1733-1784), who married
in 1752 William Smith (1728-1814); Margaret
(1736-?), who married Maj. (first name unknown)
Galbraith. NIECE: Janet Smith (1752-1812), who
married Josias Carvil Hall (1746-1 8 14). MARRIED
Esther (?-by 1810), daughter of Samuel Smith
(1693-1784), a merchant of Baltimore Town, who
immigrated in 1759 from Carlisle, Pennsylvania,
and wife Sidney Gamble (?-1759). Her brother
was John Smith (1718-1794). CHILDREN. Thirteen,
including SONS: Robert (1751-ca. 1783); Samuel
(1752-1758); William (1762-1815), who resided in
France and married Mary Emelia Louise Merven;
John Smith (1766-?); James A. (1768-1840), who
married in 1793 Elizabeth Calhoun; and Boyd
(1772-by 1804). DAUGHTERS: Sidney (1753-?);
Janet (1756-died as a minor); Mary (1757-?), who
married in 1787 Rev. Patrick Allison (1740-1802);
Margaret (Peggy) (1758-?); Janet (1764-by 1804);
and Elizabeth Esther (1774-by 1804). PRIVATE

CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: Presbyterian; member of a committee to
build the First Presbyterian Church, Baltimore
Town, 1764-1781; elder, First Presbyterian
Church, Baltimore Town, elected 1781. SOCIAL

STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Esq., 1774; Gent., 1793.

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: merchant, in partnership
with John Smith (1718-1794). The firm traded in
goods from the Far East and the West Indies.

PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Conven-
tions, Baltimore County, 2nd-3rd, 1774, 5th,

180



 

clear space
clear space
white space

Please view image to verify text. To report an error, please contact us.
A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
Volume 426, Page 180   View pdf image (33K)
 Jump to  
  << PREVIOUS  NEXT >>


This information resource of the Maryland State Archives is presented here for fair use in the public domain. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: Rights assessment for associated source material is the responsibility of the user.


Tell Us What You Think About the Maryland State Archives Website!


[ Archives' Home Page  ||  All About Maryland  ||  Maryland Manual On-Line  ||  Reference & Research
||  Search the Archives   ||  Education & Outreach  ||  Archives of Maryland Online ]

Governor     General Assembly    Judiciary     Maryland.Gov

An Archives of Maryland electronic publication.
For information contact mdlegal@mdarchives.state.md.us.

©Copyright  October 31, 2014
Maryland State Archives