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be positively verified. See also the profiles of Sam-
uel Hanson (1716-1794) and Samuel Hanson, of
Samuel (ca. 1752-1830).

1830). BORN: ca. 1752 in Port Tobacco Parish,
Charles County; probably younger son. NATIVE:
fourth generation. RESIDED: in Port Tobacco Up-
per Hundred, Fourth District, Charles County;
Alexandria, Virginia, by 1787. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: Samuel Hanson (1716-1794).
MOTHER: Anne, daughter of Thomas Hawkins.
STEPMOTHER Anne Brown (?-ca. 1800), widow of
both Samuel Clagett and Robert Horner. UNCLES:
John Hanson, Jr. (1721-1783); Walter Hanson
(1711/12-1794). BROTHER: Thomas Hawkins
(1750-1810). SISTERS: Chloe (ca. 1743-?), who
married George Lee (ca. 1736-?); Mildred (ca.
1746-by 1796), who married William Baker (ca.
1749-1812); Sarah Hawkins (1750-1822); Nancy;
Eleanor (?-1796), who married Henry Henley
Chapman (?-1821); Anne; and Elizabeth. STEP-
BROTHERS: Samuel Clagett; Gustavus Brown
Horner; William Horner (ca. 1765-?); and John
Horner. FIRST COUSIN: Alexander Contee Hanson
(1749-1806). MARRIED ca. 1777 Mary Key (Kay),
of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. CHILDREN. SONS:
Samuel (1786-?), who married Matilda Galloway
Hickman and by 1807 had moved to Bourbon
County, Kentucky; Isaac Kay (1790-?), who mar-
ried Maria H. Jones; Thomas (1792-?); and John
(1795-1796). DAUGHTERS. Maria (1781-?); Ann
(1793-1872); and Lousia Serena (1799-1840), who
married Roger Chew Weightman. PRIVATE CA-
FILE: planter; cashier, Bank of Columbia, Wash-
VICE: Convention, Charles County, 5th, 1775;
Lower House, Charles County, 1782 (elected to
the 2nd session of the 1781-1782 Assembly to fill
vacancy), 1783, 1784. LOCAL OFFICE: justice,
Charles County, 1779-at least 1786. MILITARY
SERVICE: lieutenant colonel, Charles County Mili-
tia, appointed 1776, served at least until 1778.

ERTY: assessed value £583.0.0, including 4 slaves
and 50 oz. plate, 1783. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION:
1,549 acres in Charles County (the remainder of a
total of 1,770 acres given to him by his father be-
tween 1776 and 1779). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN


sold all of his Charles County land except 355
acres, and had moved to Alexandria, Virginia, by
1787. Apparently sold his remaining Charles
County land by 1798. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED:

in 1830 in Washington, D.C. IDENTIFICATION
PROBLEMS. The legislative service and officehold-
ing included in this profile have been attributed to
Samuel Hanson, of Samuel on the basis of an anal-
ysis of the careers, titles, and other information
found for the several Samuel Hansons living in
Charles County during the period. The service and
offices cannot, however, be positively verified. See
also the profiles of Samuel Hanson, Jr. (?-1817)
and Samuel Hanson (1716-1794).

HANSON, WALTER (1711/12-1794). BORN: on
March 11, 1711/12, in Port Tobacco Parish,
Charles County; eldest son. NATIVE: at least third
generation. RESIDED: in Port Tobacco, West Hun-
dred, District 5, Charles County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: Samuel Hanson (ca. 1685-
1740). MOTHER: Elizabeth (ca. 1688-1764), daugh-
ter of Walter Storey (ca. 1666-1726). UNCLE: Ro-
bert Hanson (ca. 1680-1748). BROTHERS: Samuel
Hanson (1716-1794); William (1718/19-1721);
John Hanson, Jr. (1721-1783); and William
(1726-?). SISTERS: Elizabeth (1707-?); Mary
(1709/10-?); Sarah (1714-?); Jane (1721/22-?);
and Charity (1724-?), who married second, Arthur
Lee (?-1760); and Chloe. FIRST COUSINS: Dorothy
Hanson (1721-1752), who married Richard Har-
rison (?-1780); Mary Hanson (?-?), who married
Daniel Jenifer (?-1795). NEPHEW: Samuel Hanson,
of Samuel (ca. 1752-1830). MARRIED first, by
1740 Elizabeth (1721-1773), daughter of William
Hoskins (169O-1727); stepdaughter of Robert
Hanson (ca. 1680-1748); granddaughter of Philip
Hoskins (ca. 1650-1718). Her sister was Mary,
who married first, John Cunningham, and second,
Mungo Muschett. MARRIED second, on April 20,
1783, Elizabeth Hanson. CHILDREN. SONS: Hos-
kins (?-1796), who married Catherine Queen
Thompson; Samuel (?-1810); William (?-1796),
who married Sarah Sinnett; and Walter. DAUGH-
TERS: Elizabeth Hoskins, who married William
Barton Smoot; Violetta, who married Henry
Barnes; Anne, who married first, Hugh Mitchell,
and second, Samuel Stone; Heloise (?-1763); and
Margaret, who married John Muschett. PRIVATE
AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1744; Esq., 1773. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE: planter, 1738; merchant, 1756;
planter, 1775; officeholder. PUBLIC CAREER. LEG-
ISLATIVE SERVICE: Convention, Charles County,
1st, 1774 (appointed, but did not attend). LOCAL
OFFICES: sheriff, Charles County, 1738-1741; dep-
uty commissary, Charles County, in office 1740-
1751, 1767-1773, 1776-1777; justice, Charles
County, 1741-1794 (quorum, 1749-1794); deputy



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