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

his grandchildren Marcus, Edmund, Mary Fran-
ces, and Gabriella Augusta Duvall.

DUVALL, SAMUEL (1748-1811). BORN: on De-
cember 24, 1748, in Rock Creek Parish, Frederick
County; eldest son. NATIVE, fourth generation.
RESIDED: in Frederick Town, Frederick County,
1788 until death. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER
Capt. William Duvall, Gent. (1723-1810), son of
Benjamin Duvall (before 1700-1774). MOTHER:
Priscilla Prewitt. BROTHERS: William (1750-1826),
who married Mary Prather; Prewitt Duvall (1752-
?), who joined the British navy; and Col. Mareen
Duvall (1767-1852), who married first, Rachel
Howard, and second, Polly Chambers. SISTER:
Sophia (1755-?), who married Henry Bayne. FIRST
COUSIN Gabriel Duvall (1752- 1844). MARRIED on
January 21, 1774, Priscilla Ann (1756-1836),
daughter of John Dawson and wife Martha Anne
Marbury (1714-?). CHILDREN. SONS: Hampden,
died without progeny; Algernon Sidney, died
without progeny; Grafton (1780-1841), who re-
sided in Frederick County, was a physician and a
member of the Executive Council of Maryland,
elected December 1819 and December 1820. Graf-
ton married in 1804 Elizabeth Whitaker Hawkins
(1785-1831). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: liter-
ate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, All Saints'
Parish, Frederick County. SOCIAL STATUS AND
ACTIVITIES: Mr., 1782; Gent., 1788; Esq., 1790.
OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: surveyor. PUBLIC CA-
REER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE Lower House, Fred-
erick County, 1781-1782 (Manufactories 1); 1782-
1783 (Elections 2). LOCAL OFFICES: deputy sur-
veyor, Frederick County, 1783-1811; All Saints'
Vestry, Frederick County, 1811 (elected, but did
not serve). MILITARY SERVICE: helped organize
volunteer troop of light dragoons, Frederick
County, 1781. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: 2 slaves, 1790. SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION

AND DEATH: purchased 2,000 acres in Frederick
County, 1784; purchased and sold approximately
3,700 acres in Frederick County, 1784-1802;
owned one-half lot in Cumberland, Allegany
County, 1793. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on Janu-
ary 17, 1811, in Frederick County. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, £414.12.4 current money (in-
cluding 1 slave); FB, estate overpaid £284.3.0.

EARLE, JAMES, SR. (?-1734). BORN: probably
in Talbot County, of age by 1709. NATIVE: second
generation. RESIDED: at "Heathworth," Queen
Anne's County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER:
James Earle (1631-1684), of Talbot County, immi-

grated in 1683 from Ireland. STEPFATHER: (name
unknown). MOTHER: Rhoda (ca. 1640-1714).
BROTHERS: John; Michael (?-1709), a lawyer, who
married first, Sarah Stevens (?-1688), and second,
Anne Carpenter (?-ca. 1709); and Joseph (?-1740).
SISTER: Lana, who married Christopher Denny.
Eight other brothers and sisters, names unknown.
NEPHEW: James Earle, Jr. (ca. 1694-1739). NIECE:
Elizabeth Earle (ca. 1694-?), who married William
Turbutt (1683/84-1739). MARRIED Anne. CHIL-
DREN. SONS: John, of Ogletown, Queen Anne's
County, until 1734, then "Heathworth," Queen
Anne's County, a contractor and builder, who
married Martha, daughter of Thomas Ringgold;
James, a sea captain, who married in 1737 Ann
Scott. DAUGHTERS: Elizabeth; Ann; Rhodah, who
married Thomas Whittington; and Margaret, who
married Christopher Cox. PRIVATE CAREER. EDU-
CATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protes-
tant. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent, at

death. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: probably a
planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, Queen Anne's County, 1719-
1721/22 (Accounts 2-5). LOCAL OFFICES: justice,
Queen Anne's County, 1715-at least 1730; St.
Paul's Parish Vestry, Queen Anne's County, in
office 1722-1726; visitor, Queen Anne's County
Free School, in office 1723; St. Luke's Parish Ves-
try, Queen Anne's County, in office 1728/29-1731
and 1734. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT
FIRST ELECTION: 760 acres in Queen Anne's
County (at least 700 acres by purchase). SIGNIFI-
CANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELEC-
TION AND DEATH: purchased 1,180 acres in
Queen Anne's County, between 1720 and 1727.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between May 29 and
June 18, 1734, in Queen Anne's County. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £970.8.9 current money
(including 15 slaves, plate, law books, and other
books); FB, £756.8.6. LAND: 1,856 acres in Queen
Anne's County, plus 1 lot in Ogletown, Queen
Anne's County.

EARLE, JAMES, JR. (ca. 1694-1739). BORN: on
February 17, ca. 1694, in Talbot County; a twin
and eldest son. NATIVE: third generation. RESIDED.
in Queen Anne's County; "Corsica," Queen An-
ne's County, built after his first marriage. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: Michael Earle (?-1709), a
lawyer, who married first, Sarah Stevens (?-1688),
by whom he had no issue; son of James Earle
(1631-1684), of Talbot County, who immigrated
in 1683 from Ireland. GUARDIAN: Richard Tilgh-
man (1672/73-1738/39). MOTHER: Anne (?-ca.
1709), daughter of Symon Carpenter (?-1670) and

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