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

CATION: literate. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
Gent., by 1785; third generation legislator. OC-
CUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER.
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: 9th Convention, Calvert
County, 1776; Lower House, Calvert County, 1777
(discharged on February 19, 1777, for not having
resided in Calvert County at the time of his elec-
tion), 1777 (discharged from the 1777-1778 As-
sembly on November 4,1777, for non-residence),
1778 (discharged from the 1778-1779 Assembly
on October 28, 1778, for non-residence). MILI-
TARY SERVICE: captain, 15th Battalion, Calvert
County Militia, 1776. On July 5, 1776, the gov-
ernor and Council ordered court martial pro-
ceedings against Mackall and an adjutant whom
Mackall had accused of insulting him. The trial
was not held because of British action in the lower
Chesapeake that summer, which prevented the
attendance of the defendents and witnesses.
Mackall was described as not dependable in ac-
tion at St. George's Island, July 29, 1776. He
resigned in November 1776, but requested rein-
statement on September 7, 1777. WEALTH DURING

LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed Value

£1,135.15.0, including 23 slaves and 12 oz. plate,
Anne Arundel County, 1783, and £25 for 1 slave,
Calvert County, 1783; assessed value £30 for 1
slave, Calvert County, 1786. ADDITIONAL COM-
MENTS: Arrested for debts of £6 to £28 current
money and 341 to 15,000 lbs. of tobacco on suits
filed in Anne Arundel County Court between
1785 and 1791. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: prob-
ably 919 acres in Anne Arundel and Calvert coun-
ties (800 acres in Anne Arundel County inherited
from his father, 1772; ca. 119 acres in Calvert
County purchased in 1771). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES

IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH:

sold at least 79 acres of his Calvert County land
by 1783; acquired land in Orange and Rock-
ingham counties, Virginia, by 1789; sold all re-
maining land in Maryland by 1791. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: in 1799, probably in Rockingham
County, Virginia. IDENTIFICATION PROBLEMS. The
John Mackall who served in the 9th Convention
may have been John Mackall (1738-1813).

MACKALL, LEVIN COVINGTON (1760-?).
BORN: in 1760 in Calvert County; eldest surviving
son. NATIVE: fourth generation. RESIDED, in Dis-
trict Two, Calvert County. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
FATHER: Benjamin Mackall, Jr. (ca. 1723-1795),
son of Benjamin Mackall (1675-1761). MOTHER:
Rebecca, daughter of Leonard Covington (?-ca.
1742), stepdaughter of John Hawkins, Jr. (1713-

1757). AUNT: Barbara Mackall (1722-1757), who
married William Wilkinson (?-1755). BROTHERS:
Benjamin (died in infancy); Benjamin (1763-
1822); Leonard (1768-1843); Walter (?-ca 1803);
and Richard (?-1831). SISTERS: Barbara (ca. 1758-
by 1795); Rebecca Covington (ca. 1770-?). MAR-
RIED probably between 1783 and 1786. CHILDREN.
Probably at least 3. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION:
literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican; mem-
ber of Christ Church Parish, Calvert County. OC-
CUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER.
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Calvert
County, 1780 (resigned during the 1st session of
the 1780-1781 Assembly), 1783, 1790. LOCAL OF-
FICES: justice, Calvert County, 1783-at least 1787,
1789, 1791, 1794; justice, Orphans' Court, Cal-
vert County, 1783-at least 1787, 1789-1791, 1793,
1794; Christ Church Parish Vestry, Calvert County,

1784-1787. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL

PROPERTY: assessed value £441.0.0, including 10
slaves, 1783; £530.10.0, including 16 slaves and
15 oz. plate, 1786. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION:
probably 436 acres in Calvert County (received
from father before 1783). WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED:
probably between 1804 and 1810; size of estate
unknown.

MACKALL, THOMAS (1751-1799). BORN: on
August 31, 1751, in Christ Church Parish, Calvert
County; fifth son. NATIVE: fourth generation. RE-
SIDED: on "Brook Place Manor," Third District,
Calvert County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER:
James John Mackall (1717-1772), son of John
Mackall (1669-1739). MOTHER: Mary, daughter
of Benjamin Hance (1684-1738) and wife Mary
Hutchins. UNCLE: Samuel Hance (?-?). BROTH-
ERS: John Mackall (1740-1799); Benjamin Mack-
all IV (1745-by 1810); James (1747-ca. 1837);
and Richard (1749-by 1772). SISTERS: Susannah
(ca. 1737-by 1782), who married Thomas Gantt,
Jr. (?-1808); Mary (1742-?), who married Ed-
ward Reynolds (?-by 1820); Elizabeth (ca. 1743-
?); Sarah (1752-?); Ann (ca. 1753-?); Margaret
(1755-1799); Barbara (1755-?); and Priscilla
(1758-1823), who married Robert Bowie (ca. 1750-
1818). MARRIED first, Ann or Asenath (?-by 1790),
daughter of Charles Grahame (ca. 1721-1779) and
wife Asenath Hutton. Her brother was John Gra-
hame (1760-1833). MARRIED second, by 1797, Ann
(?-1801), possibly a Holdsworth. CHILDREN. SONS:
John Grahame (1777-1828), who married Su-
sanna Somervell; James Grahame, who married
Susan Kent. DAUGHTERS: Ann (?-1814), who died
without progeny. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION:

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