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

second, Mary. DAUGHTER: Mary, who married
first, Rev. James Hindman (?-1713), second, Hugh
Eccleston (?-by 1717), son of Hugh Eccleston (?-
1710/11), and third, Francis Allen (?-1745). PRI-

VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS
AFFILIATION: Protestant. SOCIAL STATUS AND AC-
TIVITIES: naturalized as a citizen of Maryland by
Act of Assembly, 1678; Gent., by 1679/80. OC-
CUPATIONAL PROFILE: physician; planter. PUBLIC

CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Dorchester County, 1697/98-1700, 1701-1704.
LOCAL OFFICES: land commissioner, Dorchester
County, 1683; justice, Dorchester County, 1685-
1693, by 1699-at least 1723 (quorum, 1691-1693,
by 1699-at least 1723); sheriff, Dorchester County,
1693-1696. MILITARY SERVICE: major, by 1700;
lt. colonel, 1702-at least 1717. WEALTH DURING

LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: over 1,000

acres. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on August 17,
1730, in Dorchester County. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY: TEV, £193.12.2 current money (including
9 slaves and 1 servant); FB, £166.4.2. LAND: over
500 acres of land mentioned in his will.

LOVE, JOHN (ca. 1730-1793). BORN: ca. 1730
in Baltimore County; elder son. NATIVE: at least
third generation. RESIDED: in Baltimore County
(later became Spesutia Hundred, Harford County).

FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Robert Love (?-

1738/39) of Baltimore County. STEPFATHER: after
1742 Walter Billingsly (Billingslea). MOTHER.
Sarah, a Quaker, daughter of William Bond (?-
ca. 1739) of Baltimore County, planter. BROTHER.
William (1731-by 1741). SISTERS: Tamar (1732-
?); Sarah (ca. 1734-by 1741); and Ruth (1739-
?), who probably married Jarvis Gilbert (?-by
1764). MARRIED by 1772 Margaret (?-1837),
daughter of Daniel Preston (?-1772) and wife
Ann Grafton. Her brothers were Daniel; Graf-
ton; James; Bernard; John; William; and Corbin.
Her sister was Sarah. CHILDREN. SONS: John, who
married in 1791 Susannah Green; William; Jacob;
Bennett; James; and Robert. DAUGHTERS: Sarah,
who married Jacob Bull; Ann, who married in
1793 Thomas Johnson, Jr.; Ruth, who married
Richard Ashton; Elizabeth; and Mary. PRIVATE

CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILI-
ATION: Protestant. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVI-
TIES: Esq., by 1783. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE.
planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, Harford County, 1774 (elected to
the 3rd session of the 1773-1774 Assembly in the
first Harford County delegation); Conventions,
Harford County, 1st, 1774, 3rd, 1774, 6th-8th,

1775-1776, 9th, 1776; Lower House, Harford
County, 1781-1782, 1783, 1784, 1785, 1786-1787,
1787-1788, 1789, 1790 (elected, but did not at-
tend), 1791-1792, 1792 (elected, but did not at-
tend). OTHER STATE OFFICE: Constitution Rati-
fication Convention, Harford County, 1788.
LOCAL OFFICES: Committee of Observation, Har-
ford County, 1775-1777; justice, Harford County,
1777-1792; justice. Orphans' Court, Harford
County, 1777-1789; judge, Court of Appeals for
Tax Assessments, Harford County, appointed
1778; sheriff, Harford County, elected 1782 (not
commissioned). MILITARY SERVICE: captain,
Company 10, Harford County Militia, 1775; It.
colonel, Upper Battalion, Harford County Mili-
tia, 1776; refused commission as colonel of mi-
litia. January 1778. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed as a bachelor with
property worth at least £100.0.0, 1757, 1759, and
with property worth at least £300.0.0, 1760-1763;
assessed value £548.16.8, including 10 slaves, 2
oz. plate, 1783; assessed value of real and per-
sonal property, £1,224.10.0, 1785; 11 slaves, 1790.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: ca. 750 acres in Harford
County (555 acres acquired by patent, including
a resurvey of at least 80 acres inherited from his
father; remainder by purchase). SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND

DEATH: patented 25 acres, 1775; purchased 40
acres in 1782, and by 1783 had inherited 100 acres
from his mother; patented 15 acres in 1784, and
resurveyed his mother's land for a net gain of 15
acres, 1791; bought 2 lots in Bel Air in 1784 and
1785, and sold one of these lots in 1784. All of
these land transactions were in Harford County.
Margaret Love inherited at least 126 acres of her
father's land in Harford County after 1783.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between March 27 and
April 16, 1793, in Harford County. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, £1,886.1.4 current money (in-
cluding 16 slaves, a still, and old books); FB,
£518.8.7 as calculated. LAND: ca. 945 acres and 1
lot in Bel Air, Harford County, in his own right,
plus additional lands, some on the Susquehanna
River, owned with Thomas Smith and John Bar-
clay.

LOVE, SAMUEL (1745/46-?). BORN: on Feb-
ruary 28, 1745/46, in Trinity Parish, Charles
County; probably eldest son. NATIVE: at least third
generation. RESIDED: in Piccowaxen Parish,
Charles County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER:
Samuel Love (?-1772), son of Samuel Love, who
resided in Charles County, served on the vestry

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