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

1785 assemblies. It was not possible to positively
identify which of these three was the delegate.
Therefore, three biographical profiles have been
included, and the same legislative service assigned
to each. See also John Dashiell (ca. 1740-1817)
and John Dashiell(1757-1818).

DASHIELL, JOHN (ca. 1740-1817). BORN:
March 24, ca. 1740, probably in Somerset County;
only son. NATIVE, fourth generation. RESIDED, in
Monie Hundred, Somerset County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: Levin Dashiell (1711/12-ca.
1795), son of Thomas Dashiell (1666-ca. 1756).
MOTHER; Bridget (?-1796). UNCLE. George Da-
shiell (1690/91-1748). AUNT: Ann Dashiell (1707-
1762), who married Isaac Handy (?-1762). SIS-
TERS Sarah (1745-?), who married John Evans
(1750-?); Anne (1742-?), who married John Jones;
Priscilla (1736-?), who married William Jones; and
Elizabeth (1738-?), who married first, Thomas
Jones, and second, Arnold Ballard. FIRST COUS-
INS John Handy (ca. 1724-1756); Isaac Handy
(1743-ca. 1774); Priscilla Handy (?-by 1748/49),
who married Benjamin Handy (?-ca. 1763);
Thomas Dashiell (1733-1771); Joseph Dashiell
(1736-ca. 1787); and George Dashiell (1743-?).
OTHER KINSHIP: his third cousins were John Da-
shiell(1757-1818), a possible legislator, and John
Dashiell (?-?), a possible legislator. MARRIED on
December 29, 1762, Elizabeth, a minor in 1753,
daughter of Rodger Killet (Kellet) (?-1748), and
wife Eunice (?-1753). Her guardian after 1753 was
Sarah Henry, a cousin of her mother. Her brother
was Robert, a minor in 1753. CHILDREN. SONS
Levin (1767-?), who married Priscilla Evans Da-
shiell; John (1769-ca. 1825), who married Mary;
and Robert Killet Washington (1789-1854), who
married Eleanor Leatherbury (1792-1831).
DAUGHTERS Eunice (1770-?), who married Wil-
liam Jones; Lean Washington, never married; and
Sarah Anne. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: liter-
ate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, Manye
(Monye) Church, Somerset Parish, Somerset
County. He rented a pew with his son John in
1799. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: probably a
planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, Somerset County, 1784, 1785. See
statement in Indentification Problems section. LO-
CAL OFFICE collector of tax, Somerset County,
1780; churchwarden, Somerset Parish, Somerset
County, 1780, 1800; Somerset Parish Vestry, Som-
erset County, 1781, 1788-1792, 1795-1797; com-
missioner of tax, Somerset County, 1788, 1798.
MILITARY SERVICE: 1st lieutenant, Monie Com-
pany, Princess Anne Battalion, Somerset County

Militia, commissioned 1777. WEALTH DURING
LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed value
£840.0.0, including 27 slaves and 48 oz. plate,
1783; assessed value £1,050.0.0, including 60
slaves and 48 oz. plate, 1793; 48 slaves, 1798; as-
sessed value $2,675.00, including 33 slaves and 24
oz. plate, 1817. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 100
acres in Somerset County (all through marriage).

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST

ELECTION AND DEATH: inherited 935 acres in
Somerset County from his father, 1785; 275 acres
of this inherited land was charged to his son John,
Jr., in a tax assessment, by 1798; purchased 115.25
acres in Somerset County, by 1817. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: will probated on October 6, 1817, in
Somerset County. PERSONAL PROPERTY. TEV,
$11,148.55 (including 34 slaves and books); FB,
$4,027.74. LAND: 875.25 acres in Somerset
County. IDENTIFICATION PROBLEMS. There were
three men named John Dashiell who were eligible
to represent Somerset County in the 1784 and
1785 assemblies. It was not possible to positively
identify which of these three was the delegate.
Therefore, three biographical profiles have been
included, and the same legislative service assigned
to each. See also John Dashiell (1757-1818) and
John Dashiell (?-?).

DASHIELL, JOHN (1757-1818). BORN, on Au-
gust 11, 1757, in Stepney Parish, Somerset
County; fourth son. NATIVE: fifth generation. RE-
SIDED: in Stepney Parish, Somerset County. FAM-
ILY BACKGROUND. FATHER Jesse Dashiell (1716-
1778), son of James Dashiell (1690-1737) and wife
Bridget Winder. MOTHER: Susanna Townsend
(1722-1785). BROTHERS: James (1740-ca. 1796),
who married Sarah Evans; Benjamin (1745/46-?),
never married; Jesse (1752-?), died young; and
Isaac (1759-?). SISTERS: Sarah (1741/42-before
1778), who married (first name unknown) Purti-
man; Rebecka (1744-?), who married (first name
unknown) Whithier; Susanna (1747/48-?), never
married; Bridget (1755-ca. 1781), who married
John Shiles; and Elizabeth (1762-?), who married
John Jones (1757-?). FIRST COUSIN: John Dashiell
(?-?), a possible legislator. OTHER KINSHIP: his
third cousin was John Dashiell (ca. 1740-1817), a
possible legislator. MARRIED by 1795 Eleanor (?-
1821), daughter of Priscilla Dashiell. CHILDREN.
At least three children including SON: George.
DAUGHTERS: Eleanor T., who married first, by
1815 (first name unknown) Savage, and second, by
1820 (first name unknown) Wailes; Betsey
(Elizabeth), who married (first name unknown)
Dashiell. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate.

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