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

deeded 434 acres as a gift to his son and daughter.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will probated on Sep-
tember 27, 1748, in Charles County. PERSONAL
PROPERTY. TEV, £1,024.6.11 current money (in-
cluding 18 slaves and 2 servants); FB, £429.14.1.
LAND: over 986 acres, plus 6 lots in Charles
County.

HANSON, SAMUEL (ca. 1685-1740). BORN: ca.
1685 in Charles County; youngest son. NATIVE: at
least second generation. RESIDED: at "The Hills,"
Charles County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER:
John Hanson (?-1714), a planter; possibly an im-
migrant. MOTHER: Mary, daughter of Thomas
Hussey, of Charles County. BROTHERS: Robert
Hanson (ca. 1680-1748); Benjamin (?-1719); and
John (ca. 1681-1754). SISTERS: Mary, who married
first, Rev. William Maconchie (1710-1742), and
second, Theophilus Swift; Ann (1692-?); and Sa-
rah. NIECES: Dorothy Hanson (1721-1752), who
married Richard Harrison (?-1780); Mary Han-
son, who married Daniel Jenifer (?-1795). MAR-
RIED by 1707 Elizabeth (ca. 1688-1764), widow of
Benjamin Warren (?-1706); daughter of Walter
Storey (ca. 1666-1726). Her sisters were Sarah;
Charity; and Jane. CHILDREN. SONS: Walter Han-
son (1711/12-1794); Samuel Hanson (1716-1794);
William (1718/19-1721); John Hanson, Jr. (1721-
1783); and William (1726-?). DAUGHTERS:
Elizabeth (1707-?), who married Benjamin Doug-
las; Mary (1709/10-?); Sarah (1714-?); Jane
(1721/22-?); Charity (1724-?), who married first,
John Howard (?-1749), and second, Arthur Lee
(?-1760); and Chloe, who married Philip Briscoe.

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS

AFFILIATION: Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS AND AC-
TIVITIES: Gent., by 1717. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
planter; officeholder. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLA-
TIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Charles County,
1716-1717 (Laws 1; resigned between the 2nd and
3rd sessions to become sheriff), 1728-1731 (Laws
1-5). LOCAL OFFICES: sheriff, Charles County
1717-at least 1720; clerk, Charles County, 1720-
1740; deputy commissary, Charles County, 1724-
1733/34. MILITARY SERVICE: captain, period of
service unknown. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 190 acres in Charles
County (acquired through his marriage). SIGNIFI-
CANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELEC-
TION AND DEATH: acquired nearly 1,400 acres in
Charles County by purchase and patent between
1717 and 1736; sold 300 acres in Charles County
in 1722/23, and gave 340 acres in Charles County
(including his dwelling house) to his son Walter
Hanson (1711/12-1794) in 1738. WEALTH AT

DEATH. DIED: on October 26, 1740, in Charles
County; buried at "Equality," Charles County.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £1,361.0.0 current
money (including 22 slaves and books); FB,
£1,258.2.11. LAND: ca. 750 acres in Charles
County.

HANSON, SAMUEL (1716-1794). BORN: on De-
cember 20, 1716, in Port Tobacco Parish, Charles
County; second son. NATIVE: third generation.
RESIDED: at "Green Hill," Port Tobacco Upper
Hundred, Charles County. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
FATHER. Samuel Hanson (ca. 1685-1740).
MOTHER: Elizabeth (ca. 1688-1764), widow of
Benjamin Warren (?-1706); daughter of Walter
Storey (ca. 1666-1726). UNCLE: Robert Hanson (ca.
1680-1748). BROTHERS: Walter Hanson (1711/12-
1794); William (1718/19-1721); John Hanson, Jr.
(1721-1783); and William (1726-?). SISTERS:
Elizabeth (1707-?); Mary (1709/10-?); Sarah
(1714-?); Jane (1721/22-?); Charity (1724-?), who
married second, Arthur Lee (?-1760); and Chloe.
FIRST COUSINS: Dorothy Hanson (1721-1752),
who married Richard Harrison (?-1780); Mary
Hanson, who married Daniel Jenifer (?-1795).
NEPHEW: Alexander Contee Hanson (1749-1806).
NIECE Jane (1747-1781), who married Philip
Thomas (1747-1815). MARRIED first, Anne,
daughter of Thomas Hawkins and wife Sarah.
MARRIED second, ca. 1774 Anne Brown (?-ca.
1800), widow of both Samuel Clagett and Robert
Horner. Her brother was Dr. Gustavus Brown.
CHILDREN. SONS: Thomas Hawkins (1750-1810),
who married Rebecca, daughter of Walter Dulany
(?-1773); Samuel Hanson, of Samuel (ca. 1752-
1830). DAUGHTERS: Chloe (ca. 1743-?), who mar-
ried George Lee (ca. 1736-?); Mildred (ca. 1746-by
1796), who married William Baker (ca. 1749-
1812); Sarah Hawkins (1750-1822), who married
Dr. William Beans (1748/49-1828); Nancy, who
married John Addison, son of John Addison
(1713-1764); Eleanor (?-1796), who married
Henry Henley Chapman (?-1821); Anne, who mar-
ried Nicholas Lingan; and Elizabeth, who married
John Anderson. STEPSONS Samuel Clagett; Gusta-
vus Brown Horner; William Horner (ca. 1765-?);
and John Horner. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION:
literate. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Mr., by
1744; Gent., by 1746; Esq., by 1783. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE: merchant, by 1764; planter. PUB-
LIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Conventions,

Charles County, 2nd, 1774, 4th 1775 (elected, but
did not attend), 5th, 1775 (elected, but did not
attend); Lower House, Charles County, 1778-
1779 (Elections 2; Laws to Expire 3), 1779-1780

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