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

EWING, PATRICK (?-1819). BORN: of age by
1765; eldest son. NATIVE: at least second genera-
tion. RESIDED: in Octarara Hundred, Cecil

County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Joshua

Ewing (?-1753), a yeoman. MOTHER: Jane. BROTH-
ERS: Robert; Samuel; and Nathaniel. SISTER: Cath-
erine, who married William Ewing. MARRIED first,
by 1765 Jane. MARRIED second, on July 16, 1789,
Elizabeth, daughter of James Porter. CHILDREN.
SONS Patrick; Putnam; and James. DAUGHTERS:
Jane Elinor, who married by 1811 Nathaniel Ew-
ing; Catherine Elizabeth, who married by 1811
Andrew Porter; and Elizabeth. PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: literate. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVI-
TIES: Esq., 1790. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: yeo-
man. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Conventions, Cecil County, 5th, 1775 (elected, but
did not attend), 6th-8th, 1775-1776 (Manufacto-
ries 8th), 9th, 1776 (Manufactories); Lower House,
Cecil County, 1777 (Manufactories 1), 1792, 1793.
LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Cecil County, 1782-at
least 1795; judge, Court of Appeals for Tax As-
sessment, Cecil County, appointed 1786. ADDI-
TIONAL COMMENTS: In December 1788 Ewing's
commission as justice was discouraged by all four
Cecil County delegates, who charged that Ewing
had become "extremely obnoxious....., inasmuch
as he is generally esteemed a promoter of violence
& outrage against the Laws....." Nevertheless, his
commission was confirmed. WEALTH DURING

LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed value

£199.0.0, including 5 slaves and 8 oz. plate, 1783;
3 slaves, 1790. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: at least
219 acres in Cecil County (inherited from his fa-
ther). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN
FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: acquired at least 41
acres in Cecil County; owned at least 249 acres in
Cecil County, 1783. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED:
will probated on May 25, 1819, in Cecil County.
PERSONAL PROPERTY TEV, $3,166.70; FB,
$2,544.64. LAND: possibly ca. 260 acres in Cecil
County.

FALCONAR, ABRAHAM (?-1754). BORN: in
Kent County. NATIVE: at least second generation.
RESIDED in Kent County. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
FATHER Gilbert Falconar (?-by 1736). MOTHER:
Hannah (?-by 1766), daughter of William Barnes,
of Kent County, Delaware. BROTHER: John (ca.
1720-?). SISTERS Margaret (?-1738); Christian.
MARRIED Elizabeth (?-1766), possibly his first
cousin, daughter of William Barnes (?-1753), of
Kent County, Delaware, and wife Ann (?-1759).
Her brothers were William; John; and Stephen.
Her sisters were Sarah; Jane; Catherine; Prisiler

(Priscilla), who married (first name unknown)
Green; and Rebecca, who married (first name un-
known) Massey. CHILDREN. SONS: Gilbert (1741-
?); Abraham (1749-?), possibly a Queen Anne's
County justice in 1788; he probably married by
1794 Sarah Hall, of Queen Anne's County.
DAUGHTERS: Sarah (1743-?); Hannah (1744/45-?);
Ann (1746-?); Priscilla (1747-?); and Elizabeth
(1752-?). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate.

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant. SOCIAL STA-
TUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1754. OCCUPATIONAL

PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE
SERVICE: Lower House, Kent County, 1751-1754
(discharged on December 11, 1751, for being an
ordinary keeper at the time of first election; re-
elected and seated during the 2nd session; died
before the 6th session). WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 560 acres in
Kent and Queen Anne's counties (410 acres inher-
ited from his father, 150 acres by patent). ADDI-
TIONAL COMMENTS: in 1738 Falconar inherited
2,135 acres in Kent County from his father; in
1742 he conveyed 1,725 acres of this property to
his father-in-law. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN

LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: he

acquired 100 acres in Kent County, and was
charged quitrents on 858 acres, composed of 2
tracts which he had previously deeded to his
father-in-law. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED. ca. July
1754 in Kent County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
£385.3.4 current money (including 1 slave and
books); FB, £1.5.1. LAND: ca. 1,685 acres in Kent
and Queen Anne's counties.

FAW, ABRAHAM (?-1828). BORN: of age by
1770. RESIDED: in Frederick County, 1770-1791;
Montgomery County, 1793; Alexandria, Fairfax
County, Virginia, 1794; Alexandria, Virginia,
1817. MARRIED first, by 1779 Juliana Boyer. Her
brothers were Michael; Jonathan; and Abraham.
Her sisters were Catherine, who married (first
name unknown) Leatherman; Barbara, who mar-
ried (first name unknown) Young; Christiana, who
married (first name unknown) Koinitz; Mary, who
married (first name unknown) Hay; and Susana,
who married (first name unknown) Funk. MAR-
RIED second, on March 28, 1790, Mary Ann Stei-
ner. CHILDREN. SONS: William H. S. (?-by 1824);
possibly Walter Reed. DAUGHTERS: Juliana M.
Lowe; Sophia Elizabeth, who married Jacob Leon-
ard. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELI-
GIOUS AFFILIATION: Evangelical Reformed. SO-
CIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Esq., 1788.

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: merchant. PUBLIC CA-
REER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Fred-
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