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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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(first name unknown) Johnson. HALF UNCLE: Wil-
liam Smith (?-?). AUNT. Christian Dallam (1704-
1787), who married Richard Caswell (1685-1755).
HALF AUNT: Elizabeth Smith, who married John
Paca (1712-1785). BROTHERS: Josias (1739-1744);
William (1741-1742); William (1742-1774); and
Josias William (1747-1820), who married first,
Sarah (1749-?), daughter of William Smith (?-?)
and second, Henrietta. HALF COUSINS: Aquila
Paca (1738-1788); William Paca (1740-1799).
MARRIED on May 16, 1765, his half cousin Fran-
ces (?-ca. 1787), daughter of John Paca (1712-
1785); granddaughter of Aquila Paca (early
1670s-1721); niece of William Smith (?-?); half
niece of Christian Dallam (1704-1787), who mar-
ried Richard Caswell (1685-1755). Her brothers
were Aquila Paca (1738-1788); William Paca
(1740-1799). Her sisters were Mary (1733-?);
Elizabeth (1742-1758); Martha (1743/44-1826);
and Susannah. MARRIED second, by 1794 Marga-
ret (?-by 1804). CHILDREN. SONS: John Josias Mid-
dlemore (1770-?), who married Frances, daughter
of Aquila Paca (1738-1788); William S. PRIVATE

TION: Anglican, St. George's Parish, Harford
County; possibly converted to Methodism by 1784
and was a trustee of the "Preaching House" in
Abingdon, Harford County. SOCIAL STATUS AND


merchant; land developer in Harford County. AD-
DITIONAL COMMENTS: owned a gun manufactory
in partnership with James May, Harford County,


Lower House, Harford County, 1774 (elected to
the 3rd session in the first Harford County delega-
tion); Conventions, Harford County, 1st, 1774,
3rd, 1774, 5th, 1775, 6th-8th, 1775-1776. LOCAL
OFFICES: St. George's Parish Vestry, Baltimore
County, in office 1768-1771; commissioner, Har-
ford County, appointed 1773; collector of gold
and silver coin, Harford County, appointed 1776;
county lieutenant, Harford County, 1777-at least
1781; purchasing agent, Harford County, ap-
pointed 1779; commissary for purchases, Harford
County, appointed 1780; militia receiver ("to
receive and provide quarters and necessaries for.....
recruits" ), Harford County, appointed 1781. MILI-
TARY SERVICE: quartermaster, Upper Battalion,
Harford County Militia, 1776; colonel, Harford
County Militia, by 1782. STAND ON PUBLIC/PRI-
VATE ISSUES: signed the Bush Declaration on
SONAL PROPERTY: assessed value £834.5.0, includ-
ing 25 slaves, 1783; 12 slaves, 1798. ADDITIONAL
COMMENTS: Although he was a promoter of

"Richard Dallam's Land and Cash Lottery," ca.
1792, Dallam and his brother shared the first prize
of one square mile of land in Harford County.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: at least 1,728 acres in
Harford County, plus 1 lot in Baltimore Town (at
least 1,050 acres inherited from his father and 225
acres devised to him by Frances Middlemore in


FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: in the early 1780s
he received over 66 acres in Harford County, 5
lots in Abingdon, and other lots in "Washington,"
Harford County, by right of his wife Frances (title
confirmed to Richard alone in 1787), and sold a
lot in Baltimore Town. Upon the death of John
Paca (1712-1785), he inherited jointly with Aquila
Paca (1738-1788) at least 20 additional lots in
Abingdon. Purchased 790 acres in Harford
County in 1786. Over the next 20 years Dallam
sold most of the Abingdon lots and divided the
790 acres into smaller parcels, which he sold in
more than fourteen transactions. After 1790 he
purchased or patented about 200 acres in Harford
County and sometime before 1807 he and his
brother Josias William purchased land in Logan
County, Kentucky. By 1807 Dallam was living in
Kentucky, although he returned to Harford
County briefly that year to complete the sale of
the estate of Aquila Paca (1738-1788), for which
he was trustee. Dallam had conveyed 640 acres in
Harford County to his son William in 1804, and in
1812 he deeded most of the rest of his Harford
County holdings to his son John J. M. Both sons
were also residing in Kentucky. By 1814 he had
divested himself of all his Maryland land. He was
assessed for 16,487 acres in ten counties in Ken-
tucky in 1810, but was bound to convey 777 acres
of this to his brother Josias William before 1815.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: On June 27, 1820, in

Butler County, Kentucky PERSONAL PROPERTY:
TEV, at least $989.88.

DARE, NATHANIEL (?-1742). BORN: in Calvert
County; only known son. NATIVE: probably third
generation. RESIDED: in Calvert County. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: probably Nathaniel Dare
(?-1699), son of James Dare, who immigrated in
1670 and became a substantial landowner.
MOTHER: probably Elizabeth, widow of Thomas
Binkes (?-1685) and daughter of Thomas Clever-
ley (?-1686). SISTER: Amy, who married (first
name unknown) Battson. MARRIED Mary (?-
1748). CHILDREN. SONS: Gideon (?-1757), a justice
of Calvert County from 1727 to 1731; Cleverley.
DAUGHTERS: Althea, who married first, Walter
Smith (ca. 1693-1748), and second, Rev. George



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