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

James Trueman, a mariner; and Hezekiah. SIS-
TERS. Suzanna; Priscilla; Rebecca; Sarah Ann,
who married in 1780 Isaac Brooke; and Eliza-
beth, who married (first name unknown) Haw-
kins. MARRIED Jane, possibly the daughter of (first
name unknown) Trueman. She probably married
second, on January 11, 1788, John Mackall (1740-
1799). CHILDREN. SON. Alexander (ca. 1769-?),
who probably married Mary, daughter of John
Mackall (1740-1799). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCA-
TION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican,
St. Paul's Parish, Prince George's County. SO-
CIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Esq., by 1780. OC-
CUPATIONAL PROFILE: owned a tavern on the Pa-
tuxent River, probably at Magruder Landing,
Prince George's County; at the time of his death
he also owned a store and store house, probably
at the same location. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLA-
TIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Prince George's
County, 1780-1781 (Manufactories 2). LOCAL OF-
FICES: justice, Prince George's County, 1770-1782,
and Orphans' Court, 1778-1782; tobacco inspec-
tor, Prince George's County, 1773; Committee
of Observation, Prince George's County, elected
September 12, 1775, to serve one year; trustee.
Lower Marlborough Academy, Prince George's
County, November 30, 1775; St. Paul's Parish
Vestry, Prince George's County, 1779-1782; one
of three men appointed as a committee to secure
flour and forage for the army, ca. November 1779;
on the Board of Patuxent Associators (a group
from Prince George's and Calvert counties who
met to plan a defense of the Patuxent River for
the protection of the inhabitants of the several
counties lying on and adjacent to it), April 1781.
MILITARY SERVICE: captain of a company of the
Third Battalion of the Flying Camp formed from
the lower part of the Western Shore; possibly
colonel by 1782. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: 370 acres in Prince George's
County (inherited from his father and subject to
certain conditions in his father's will). SIGNIFI-
CANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELEC-
TION AND DEATH: during this period Magruder
failed to fullfill the conditions outlined in his fath-
er's will, and thus forfeited his right to his father's
370 acres. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between June
8 and November 4, 1782. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
TEV, £1,706.7.10 current money and 205,384
pounds of tobacco (including 15 slaves, a parcel
of books, 11 oz. plate, an old ferry boat with oars,
and store goods); FB, £32.15.11 and 71,478 pounds
of tobacco. LAND: 370 acres in Prince George's
County, which was transferred to his brother James

Trueman in 1790 according to the terms of his
father's will.

MAGRUDER, JEREMIAH (1731-1798). BORN
in 1731 in Prince George's County. NATIVE: fourth
generation. RESIDED: in Prince George's County.

FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: James Magruder

(1697-1779),son of Samuel Magruder (1654-1711).
MOTHER. Barbara Combs (1704-1779). UNCLE.
John Magruder (1694-1750). BROTHERS: John
Read (1736- ?), who married Barbara (1741-1796),
daughter of Alexander Contee (ca. 1691-1740);
Enoch. SISTERS: Barbara; Margaret, who married
(first name unknown) Boyd. FIRST COUSINS. Na-
than Magruder (ca. 1718-1786); Zadock Magruder
(1730-1811); Joshua Beall (ca. 1719-ca. 1796);
and Thomas Beall, of George (1735-1819). MAR-
RIED by 1762 Mary (1729/30-by 1798), daughter
of Robert Tyler (1704-1741) and wife Mary Wade,
who later married Philip Pindale. Mary was the
granddaughter of Robert Tyler (ca. 1671-1738)
and wife Suzanna Duvall. Her brothers were Rob-
ert Tyler (1727-1777), who married Eleanor
Bradley; William (1733-1754). Her sisters were
Sarah; Ruth (1725/26-?), who married Mordecai
Jacob (1714-1771); and Suzannah (1731-?), who
married John Gray. CHILDREN. SON: Henderson.
DAUGHTERS. Elizabeth, who married in October
1787 Osborn Williams; Christiana (?-before 1798),
who married in October 1781 John Worthington
(?-1817), son of Brice T. B. Worthington (1727-

1794). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RE-
LIGIOUS AFFILIATION: probably Protestant; other
family members were Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS
AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., by 1763; Esq., by 1776.

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER.
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Prince

George's County, 1777, 1777-1778, 1778-1779
(Laws to Expire 2), 1779-1780, 1782-1783
(Manufactories 1, 2), 1783. LOCAL OFFICES: jus-
tice, Prince George's County, 1773-1778; Com-
mittee of Observation, Prince George's County,
elected September 21, 1775, to serve one year;
justice, Orphans' Court, 1777; tobacco inspector,
Queen Ann warehouse, Prince George's County,
1752, 1757-1762, 1764, 1767, 1770. MILITARY
SERVICE: possibly a corporal in the Foot Militia,
Prince George's County, under the command of
Capt. Samuel Magruder, 1749. WEALTH DURING

LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: 36 slaves in 1790.

LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 1,343 acres in Prince
George's and Anne Arundel counties (200 acres
through marriage, 1,143 acres purchased). SIG-
NIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELEC-

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