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

PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE
SERVICE: Lower House, Prince George's County,
1734/35-1737 (Bills of Credit 3, 4), 1738 (Bills of
Credit), 1745/46-1748 (Aggrievances Cv 1, 1-3,
4; Bills of Credit Cv 1, 1-3, 4), Charles County,
1749-1751 (Elections Cv-3; Aggrievances Cv-
3), 1751-1754 (Elections 1-6; Grievances 1-6;
Accounts 3-6), 1754-1757 (Elections 1-6;
Grievances 1-6; Accounts 1-6). LOCAL OFFICE:
justice, Charles County, commissioned 1749.
MILITARY SERVICE: captain of a company of foot
soldiers that was originally part of the Prince
George's County Militia but was later annexed
to Charles County, by 1748. WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: bought 2 slaves, 1735.

LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 4,381 acres in Charles
and Frederick counties (inherited 3,272 acres from
father and brother; patented 1,109 acres). SIG-
NIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELEC-
TION AND DEATH: acquired by inheritance and
probable purchase 2,407 acres in Charles and
Frederick counties, 1736-1753; sold 2,206 acres
in Charles County, 1733-1767. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: between May 6 and May 18, 1767, in Charles

County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £1,599.4.2

as calculated (including 17 slaves, 115 books of
which 48 were old Latin books, and a parcel of
other old books); FB, £1,483.10.1. LAND: 4,582
acres in Charles and Frederick counties.

STODDERT, JOHN TRUMAN (1732-1765).
BORN: on July 18, 1732, in Prince George's (later
became Charles) County; second of seven sons.
NATIVE: third generation. RESIDED: on 500 acres
of the tract "Southampton Enlarged" on the
Potomac River at Pomonkey Creek in Charles

County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: John

Stoddert (?-1767), son of James Stoddert (ca. 1667-
1726). MOTHER. Marianne, daughter of Thomas
Trueman Greenfield (1682-1733). HALF UNCLE:
Thomas Hanson Marshall (1731-1801). HALF AUNT:
Sarah Marshall (1735-1795), who married in 1752
John Dent, of George (ca. 1733-1809). BROTH-
ERS: James Truman (1728-?); Thomas Truman
(1733/34-?); William Truman (1736/37-1770);
Kenhelm Truman (1739-?); Richard Truman
(1741/42-1769); and Walter Truman (1747-1772),
who married Margaret, daughter of Bay ne Small-
wood (ca. 1711-1768). SISTERS: Mary Truman
(1744-?); Marianne Truman. FIRST COUSINS:
Benjamin Stoddert (ca. 1751-1813); Anne Tru-
man Greenfield, who married in 1768, Patrick Sim
Smith (1749-ca. '1793). MARRIED Lucy Heabard
(?-1768), daughter of Bayne Smallwood (ca. 1711-

1768) and wife Priscilla Heabard (?-1784). Her
brothers were William SmaUwood (1732-1792);
Heabard (?-1780). Her sisters were Elizabeth;
Eleanor; Priscilla Heabard; and Margaret, who
married Walter Truman, son of James Stoddert
(ca. 1667-1726). CHILDREN. SONS. William Tru-
man (?-1793), who married Sally, who subse-
quently married second, Alexander Greer. PRI-
VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: probably literate.

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant. SOCIAL STA-
TUS AND ACTIVITIES: Mr., by 1765; Gent., by 1766.
OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE, probably planter. PUB-

LIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Charles County, 1757-1758, 1758-1761 (Bills of
Credit 2, 3, Cv 3; Arms and Ammunition 3, Cv
3), 1762-1763 (Bills of Credit 1,2), 1765 (elected
to the 1765-1766 Assembly, but did not attend;
died before the first session). WEALTH DURING

LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: Stoddert lived

on a 500-acre tract in Charles county given to
him by his father, but title to the tract was never
legally conveyed to him by his father. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: in January 1765 in Charles County.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £1,049.9.10 current
money (including 18 slaves, 8 books, and a parcel
of small books); FB, £811.8.11. LAND, no evi-
dence of land owned in his own right.

STONE, JOHN (ca. 1648-1697). BORN: ca. 1648,
in Virginia; probably third son. IMMIGRATED: in
1648 or 1649, as a minor with his parents from
Virginia. RESIDED: in Charles County by 1670.

FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: William Stone (ca.

1603-ca. 1659/60). MOTHER: Verlinda Graves.
BROTHERS: Thomas (ca. 1635-1676); Richard (?-
1667); and Matthew (?-1676). SISTERS: Eliza-
beth, who married William Calvert (ca. 1642/43-
1682); Mary; and Catherine. NEPHEW: William
Stone (1666-1731). MARRIED first, Elizabeth, pos-
sibly the daughter of Thomas Warren. MARRIED
second, name unknown. MARRIED third, by 1684,
Elinor (1667-?), daughter of Walter Bayne (?-
1670). Her brother was John Bayne (ca. 1662-
1701). Her niece was Anne Bayne, who married
Thomas Dent (1685-1725). Elinor married sec-
ond, in 1698, Hugh Tears (?-1699/1700), and third,
John Beale, of Lawson (ca. 1674-1751). CHIL-
DREN. SONS: Thomas Stone (1677-1727); John (?-
1703); Matthew (ca. 1679-1750), who married
Rachel, daughter of Thomas Smoot; and Walter.
DAUGHTERS: Elinor; Elizabeth. PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION:
Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: second
generation provincial officeholder; not of age in

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