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

by personal acquisition). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES

IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH:

purchased 32 and one-half acres in Baltimore
County in 1777, but gave that plus the lot in Fell's
Point and part of his lot in Baltimore Town to
his son Samuel in 1779; gave parts of his lot in
Baltimore Town to two sons-in-law, 1780-1781;
acquired 333 acres in Baltimore County, by 1783;
acquired 82 acres in Baltimore County, and prob-
ably speculated in leased lots in Baltimore Town,
1781-1794; conveyed to four of his children ca.
400 feet of Smith's Wharf, Baltimore Town, and
gave 82 acres in Baltimore County to his son Sam-
uel, 1792. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on June 9,

1794, probably in Baltimore Town. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: size of estate unknown. LAND: part of
1 lot in Baltimore Town with a dwelling, lots
adjoining Baltimore Town, 333 acres in Balti-
more County, and land in Pennsylvania and Vir-
ginia.

SMITH, NICHOLAS (?-1770). BORN: of age by

1724. IMMIGRATED/NATIVE: unknown. RESIDED:

his dwelling plantation was comprised of portions
of three tracts ("Vienna," "Reserve," and "Tan-
field More"), Kent County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. BROTHER: William. MARRIED first, by
1738, Rebecca, daughter of John Wyatt. MARRIED
second, on April 14, 1749, Ann, daughter of Jo-
seph Mann. CHILDREN. SONS: Nicholas (?-1762),
who married Mary; Jonathan (John), who was of
age by 1758; Oliver (by 1749-?); Lambert (by
1749-?); and William (1757-?). DAUGHTERS:
Elizabeth (by 1749-?), who married (first name
unknown) Stoops; Rebecca (by 1749-?), who
married (first name unknown) Burgis; Isabella
(1750-?); and Hannah (1753-?), who married
(first name unknown) Blackiston. PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: Anglican, Shrewsbury Parish, Kent County.
SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Mr., by 1749;
Gent., by 1751. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter.

PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower

House, Kent County, 1749-1751. LOCAL OF-
FICES: tobacco inspector, Kent County, 1748;
Shrewsbury Parish Vestry, Kent County, 1752-
1756; justice, Kent County, 1754-1764 (quorum,
1756-1764); justice, Court of Oyer, Terminer,
and Gaol Delivery, Kent County, commissioned
May 4, 1761. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES.
donated a parcel of land for the new Kent County

School, 1763. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT

FIRST ELECTION: 367 acres in Kent County (by
purchase and patent). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN

LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: pur-

chased 850 acres in Kent County between 1753
and 1769; sold 97 acres, 1756-1757, and con-
veyed 396 acres as a gift to his sons Nicholas and
John in 1758 and 1764. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED:
will probated on December 24, 1770, in Kent

County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £909.14.9

current money (including 19 slaves and plate).
LAND: 724 acres in Kent County.

SMITH, PATRICK SIM (1749-ca. 1793). BORN:
in 1749, probably in Calvert County. NATIVE: fifth
generation; probably eldest son. RESIDED: in Cal-
vert County; moved to Frederick, Frederick
County, by April 1784; lived at "Hawkins Merry
Peep-a-Day" in Frederick County, probably by

1788. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Capt. Clem-
ent Smith (1718-1792), deputy commissary and
sheriff of Calvert County. MOTHER: Barbara,
daughter of Dr. Patrick Sim (?-1740) of Prince
George's County and wife Mary. UNCLE. Joseph
Sim (?-1793). BROTHERS: Dr. Walter (?-1796)
of Georgetown, who married Esther Belt; Rich-
ard, who married Mary Peter; Lt. Col. Alexander
Lawson (1754-1802) of Harford County, who
married Martha Griffin; Clement (1756-
183?), a physician of Prince George's County;
Joseph Sim (?-1822), a physician of Frederick,
who married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Price
(1732-1795); and John Addison, a sea captain.
SISTERS: Mary Sim, who married Henry Huntt of
Calvert County; Susanna (?-1824), who never
married; and Rachel (?-1824), who never mar-
ried. FIRST COUSINS: Thomas Sim Lee (1745-1819);
Benjamin Harrison (ca. 1754-1825). OTHER KIN
SHIP: great-grandfathers, Walter Smith (?-1711)
and Thomas Brooke (ca. 1659-1730/31). MARRIED
on December 1, 1768, Anne Trueman, daughter
of James Trueman Greenfield and wife Elizabeth.
Anne was the granddaughter of Thomas Trueman
Greenfield (1682-1733). She was the niece of
Marianne Greenfield, who by 1728 married John
Stoddert (?-1767). Her first cousin was John Tru-
man Stoddert (1732-1765). CHILDREN. SONS: Wal-
ter; James; and Patrick. DAUGHTERS: Christiana,
who married Anthony Sim; Catherine; Ann; Bar-
bara; Mary; Susanna; and Harriet. Seven of his
ten children were under 21 years of age in 1794.

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. SOCIAL
STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Esq., by 1780. OCCU-
PATIONAL PROFILE: merchant by 1785, in part-
nership with Joseph Sim of Frederick Town. PUB-
LIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Conventions,

Calvert County, 6th-8th, 1775-1776; Lower

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