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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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TION AND DEATH: patented 187 acres in Prince
George's County in 1792. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED:
will probated March 24, 1798, in Prince George's
County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: will mentioned 14
slaves. LAND: ca. 1,530 acres in Prince George's
and Anne Arundel counties.

MAGRUDER, JOHN (1694-1750). BORN: in 1694
at "Good Luck," his father's dwelling plantation
in Calvert (later Prince George's) County. NA-
TIVE: third generation. RESIDED: at "Dunblaine,"
Prince George's County, which he inherited from
Magruder (1654-1711). MOTHER: Sarah (?-1734),
daughter of Ninian Beale (ca. 1625-1717/18) and
wife Ruth Moore. BROTHERS: Samuel (1708-?);
Ninian (?-1751); James; William (?-1765);
Alexander (?-1751); and Nathaniel. SISTERS:
Elizabeth; Sarah; Verlinda; Eleanor; and Mary
(?-1731). FIRST COUSINS: Joshua Beall (ca. 1719-
ca. 1796); Thomas Beall, of George (1735-1819).
NEPHEW: Jeremiah Magruder (1731-1798). MAR-
RIED on December 1,1715, in St. Barnabas Church,
Prince George's County, Suzanna Smith, daugh-
ter of Nathan Smith (?-1710/11), a Quaker and
large landowner of West River, Anne Arundel
County, and his wife Elizabeth Coale. Suzanna
was the granddaughter of both Thomas Smith,
an immigrant, and his wife Alice, and William
Coale, an immigrant Quaker minister, and his
wife Elizabeth Thomas. Her brothers were Philip;
Thomas; Joseph; Nathaniel; and William. Her
sisters were Susannah; Cassandra; Mary; Sarah;
and Elizabeth. OTHER KINSHIP: Suzanna's great-
grandfather was Philip Thomas (?-1675). CHIL-
DREN. SONS: Nathaniel (?-1785), who inherited
and lived at "Dunblaine," and who married Mar-
garet, daughter of James Magruder and wife Bar-
bara Coombs; Nathan Magruder (ca. 1718- 1786);
and Zadock Magruder (1730-1811). DAUGHTERS:
Elizabeth (?-1794), who married Richard Bur-
giss (?-1784); Cassandra, who married Henry
Hillary; and Rebeckah (minor in 1750-by 1753),
who married Benjamin Hall and died without
progeny. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate.
Parish, Prince George's County. SOCIAL STATUS
AND ACTIVITIES: Mr., by 1729; Gent., by 1746; a
trustee or manager of the Western Branch club
or society. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: merchant;
Lower House, Prince George's County, 1727
(elected to the 4th session of the 1725-1727 As-
sembly to fill vacancy), 1728-1731 (Laws 1-5;

Aggrievances 1-5), 1732-1734 (Laws 1-Cv; Ag-
grievances 1-Cv), 1734/35-1737 (Aggrievances
1, Cv, 2-4), 1738 (Aggrievances), 1739-1741
(Elections Cv-3; Aggrievances Cv-3), 1742-1744
(Elections 1,2; Aggrievances 1, 2). ADDITIONAL
COMMENT: introduced a bill in the Assembly for
laying out Marlborough Town, July 28, 1731. LO-
CAL OFFICES: overseer of the highway, Mt. Cal-
vert Hundred, Calvert County, 1713; constable,
Western Branch Hundred, Prince George's
County, 1716; churchwarden, Queen Anne Par-
ish, Prince George's County, 1724, 1729; Queen
Anne Parish Vestry, Prince George's County,
1724-1727; justice, Prince George's County, 1726-
1731 (quorum 1730-1731). WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 571 acres in Prince
George's County (250 acres inherited from father,
321 acres purchased and patented). SIGNIFICANT


DEATH: purchased and patented 2,767 acres in
Prince George's County between 1728 and 1747/
48; sold 1,129 acres between 1729 and 1737.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED, between August 10 and
August 29, 1750; will probated in Prince George's
County. PERSONAL PROPERTY. TEV, £1,324.11.14
current money (including 15 slaves, 2 servants,
plate, and books); FB, £1,293.16.2. LAND: ca.
2,200 acres in Prince George's County.

MAGRUDER, NATHAN (ca. 1718-1786). BORN:
ca. 1718 in Prince George's County. NATIVE fourth
generation. RESIDED: Prince George's (later be-
came part of Frederick and then Montgomery


gruder (1694-1750), son of Samuel Magruder
(1654-1711). MOTHER: Suzanna Smith. BROTH
ERS: Nathaniel (?-1785); Zadock Magruder (1730-
1811). SISTERS: Elizabeth (?-1794); Cassandra;
and Rebeckah (a minor in 1750-by 1753). FIRST
COUSINS: Samuel Beall (ca. 1713-ca. 1778); Jo-
siah Beall (?-1768); and Jeremiah Magruder (1731-
1798). MARRIED by 1742 his first cousin Rebecca
(after 1724-?), daughter of John Beall (?-1742)
and wife Verlinda Magruder (?-1745). Rebecca
was the granddaughter of both Alexander Beall
(?-1743) and Samuel Magruder (1654-1711). She
was the neice of John Magruder (1694-1750). Her
brothers were Samuel Beall (ca. 1713-ca. 1778);
Josiah Beall (?-1768); Basil; John; and Clement.
Her sisters were Sarah, who married James Of-
futt; Lucy; Hannah; and Verlinda. CHILDREN. SONS
Nathan, who resided in Frederick County and
who married on August 15, 1790, Elizabeth Be-
vin; Isaac, who married on February 1, 1779, So-



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