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

Hugh (?-by 1778), who married Elizabeth, daugh-
ter of John Trippe and wife Anne. SISTERS. Ra-
chel, who never married; Dorothy, who married
Joseph Richardson. MARRIED on April 15, 1782,
Milcah, widow of Robert Pitt, of Virginia; daugh-
ter of Rev. Thomas Airey (1701-1765), rector of
Christ Church, Great Choptank Parish, Cam-
bridge, Dorchester County from 1728-1765, and
wife Milcah Hill Gale; granddaughter of Henry
Hill, of Anne Arundel and Dorchester counties,
mariner. She may have subsequently married
Thomas Martin, of Talbot County, by 1788. Her
brother was Thomas Hill, who married Mary. Her
half sister was Mary Gale (ca. 1734-by 1790), who
married Samuel Wilson (1735-1790). ADDITIONAL
COMMENTS: Milcah's father, Rev. Thomas Airey,
had previously married Elizabeth Pitt. Her mother
had previously married John Gale (?-ca. 1744).
CHILDREN. SON Thomas John Hugh (1785-1868),
who married in 1806 Sarah Ennalls, daughter of
Col. John Hooper. STEPSON: Samuel Wilson Pitt
(ca. 1771-1805), who married Mary. DAUGHTER
Leah (?-1803), who married Covert Haskins, of
Baltimore County, merchant. PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: literate. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVI-
TIES: Gent., 1779. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE proba-
bly a planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SER-
VICE: Lower House, Dorchester County, 1778-
1779 (Claims 1, 3), 1779-1780 (Claims 1-3; Tax
Commissioners 2), 1780 (elected, but did not at-
tend; resigned on November 1, 1780), 1781-1782
(Claims 2), 1783 (elected, but did not attend; re-
signed on November 19, 1783), 1784 (elected, but
did not attend). LOCAL OFFICES, justice, Dorches-
ter County, 1777-1785; justice, Orphans' Court,
Dorchester County, 1780-1785. MILITARY SER-
VICE: lieutenant, Cambridge Blues Company, Dor-
chester County Militia, ca. 1775. WEALTH DURING

LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: 15 slaves, 1776;
assessed value £907.3.4, including 15 slaves and 40
oz. plate, 1783. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 1,744
acres in Dorchester County (inherited at least
1,138 acres from his father; patented 550 acres).
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between late April and
November 8, 1785, in Dorchester County. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY TEV, at least £3,418.13.6 cur-
rent money (including 19 slaves and 37 books).
LAND 1,688 acres in Dorchester County.

EDELIN (EDELEN, EDELINE), CHRISTO-
PHER (?-ca. 1786). BORN probably in Prince
George's County, of age by 1753; younger son.
NATIVE at least third generation. RESIDED: in
Frederick Town, Frederick County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER Christopher Edelen, Sr. (?-

1771), of Prince George's County. MOTHER: Jane.
BROTHERS: John; Richard. SISTERS: Ann, who
married (first name unknown) Gomer; Elizabeth,
who married by 1770 (first name unknown)
Wheeler; and Catherine. MARRIED on July 24,
1754, Rebecca, daughter of George Johnson. CHIL-
DREN. SON: Christopher. DAUGHTERS: Elizabeth
(1760-?), who married Mountjoy Bayly (1755-
1836); Eleanor (1762-?), who married John Lynn
(1760-1813); and Rebecca (1765-?), who married
John Hodge Bayard. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCA-
TION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican,
All Saints' Parish, Frederick County. SOCIAL STA-
TUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1753; Esq., 1781.
OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: merchant. PUBLIC CA-
REER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Convention, Freder-
ick County, 9th, 1776; Lower House, Frederick
County, 1777, 1777-1778 (Elections 1; Manufac-
tories 3). LOCAL OFFICES: Committee of Observa-
tion, Frederick County, elected 1775; judge of
elections, Middle District, Frederick County, ap-
pointed 1776; justice, Frederick County, commis-
sioned 1777 and 1778; justice, Orphans' Court,
Frederick County, commissioned 1778; sheriff,
Frederick County, in office 1778-1779; tax collec-
tor, Frederick County, in office 1780 and 1781;
commissary for clothing, Frederick County, ap-
pointed 1781; commissary for horses, Frederick
County, in office in 1782. WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed value
£128.10.0, 1778; assessed value £200.0.0, includ-
ing 5 slaves and 12 oz. plate, 1782. LAND AT
FIRST ELECTION. 566 acres in Frederick and
Prince George's counties, plus 1 lot in George-
town, Montgomery County (all by personal acqui-
sition). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BE-
TWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: sold 323

acres and bought 1 lot in Hamburgh, Prince
George's County, 1779-1783. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: ca. 1786, in Frederick County. PERSONAL
PROPERTY TEV, at least £232.6.9 (including 4
slaves); his personal property sold to pay his
debts; the state collected the balance of Edelin's
estate in payment for money he collected but
never remitted as the Frederick County tax collec-
tor. LAND: at least 130 acres in Frederick County,
which was sold to pay his debts.

EDEN, JOHN (ca. 1728-1775). BORN: ca. 1728.
RESIDED: in St. Mary's County. MARRIED first,
Mary (?-by 1763), daughter of James Mills (?-
1764). Her brothers were John; James Mills (ca.
1734-1791). Her sister was Elizabeth. MARRIED
second, Betty (?-by 1799), widow of John Rogers;
daughter of Dr. Daniel Jenifer (?-1729) and wife

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