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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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Daniel Jenifer (?-ca. 1729) and wife Elizabeth
Mason Rogers Jenifer Theobalds Whythill. UN-
CLES: Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer (1723-1790);
Daniel Jenifer (by 1729-1795). BROTHERS: Mi-
chael Jenifer Stone (1747-1812); John Hoskins
Stone (1750-1804); Frederick (?-1773), who died
without progeny; Daniel Jenifer; and Walter (?-
1791), a merchant who died without progeny.
HALF BROTHERS: David; Samuel (?-1778), who
married Anne, widow of Hugh Mitchell, daughter
of Walter Hanson and wife Elizabeth Hoskins.
SISTERS: Grace (?-1809), who never married;
Elizabeth Anne (called Betty Anne or Betsey),
who married Townshend Eden; and Catherine
(?-1801), who married Robert Scott, son of James
Scott and wife Sarah Brown of Stafford County,
Virginia, grandson of Dr. Gustavus Brown (1689-
1762). HALF SISTERS: Mary; Anne. OTHER KIN-
SHIP: great-grandfather, John Stone (ca. 1648-
1697); great-great grandfather, William Stone (ca.
1603-ca. 1659/60). MARRIED Margaret (1751-
1787), daughter of Dr. Gustavus Brown (1689-
1762) and wife Margaret Black, who was the widow
of (first name unknown) Boyd. Dr. Brown im-
migrated from Scotland in 1708 and established
a successful medical practice in the Nanjemoy
area of Charles County. He was a prominent pub-
lic citizen who was one of several men chosen to
lay out the county seat of Charlestown at the head
of Port Tobacco Creek. Brown was an associate
judge of Charles County in 1723 and 1755, and
served as one of seven trustees to fill vacancies
of school teachers in the province. Brown's first
marriage was to Frances Fowke (1690/91-1744),
daughter of Gerard Fowke (1662/63-1734/35).
Margaret Brown's brother was Dr. Gustavus
Richard Brown (1747-1804), who received his
medical degree from the University of Edinburgh
in 1768 and who practiced medicine in Nanjemoy,
Charles County. Dr. Gustavus Richard Brown
married Margaret Graham. He was a member of
the Charles County Committee of Correspond-
ence in 1774, justice of the Charles County Court
in 1776 and 1777, served as a member of the
Maryland State Convention to ratify the U.S.
Constitution in 1787, and was a member of the
Board of Visitors and Governors of St. John's
College in 1789. He was instrumental in founding
the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland
in 1799, and he was called to the bedside of George
Washington (1732-1799) to administer to him
during his last illness. Margaret Brown's half
brothers were Gustavus (1711-1712); Gustavus
(1722-1722); Richard (1725-?); and Gustavus

Richard (1727-1727). Her half sisters were Frances
(1713-?); Sarah (1715-?); Mary (1717-1801);
Christian (1720-1742); Elizabeth (1723-?); Jean
(1728-1784); Cecilia (1730/31-?), who married
second, Thomas Bond (?-ca. 1797); and Ann
(1732-ca. 1800), who married third, Samuel Han-
son (1716-1794). ADDITIONAL COMMENT. Mar-
garet's health began to fail following an inocu-
lation for smallpox in 1776; she was afflicted with
rheumatism for the last eleven years of her life.
CHILDREN. SON: Frederick (by 1769-1793), who
died in Princeton, New Jersey, of yellow fever.
DAUGHTERS: Margaret (Peggy) (1771-1809), who
married on December 15, 1793, Dr. John Mon-
cure Daniel, son of Travers Daniel and wife
Frances Moncure of Stafford County, Virginia;
Mildred (Milly) (1771-1836), probably a twin,
who married in July 1791 Travers Daniel, Jr.,
received a private education in the "County
School" of Charles County; later studied law under
Thomas Johnson (1732-1819). RELIGIOUS AFFIL-
IATION: requested in his will to be buried accord-
ing to the rites of the Protestant church; was de-
scended from an Anglican family. SOCIAL STATUS
AND ACTIVITIES: Esq., by 1778; Hon., by 1787;
member of the Forensic Club in Annapolis, which
was founded in 1759. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
lawyer, admitted to the following courts: Balti-
more County, August 1765; Frederick County,
August 1765; Prince George's County, June 1765;
Mayor's Court, Annapolis, April 1765; Charles
County, by June 1766; Provincial Court, May 1768.


tions, Charles County, 1st, 1774, 2nd-3rd, 1774,
4th, 1775,5th, 1775,6th-8th, 1775-1776 (did not
attend the 7th Convention); Senate, Western
Shore, Term of 1776-1781: 1777, 1777-1778,
1778-1779, 1779-1780, 1780-1781 (resigned on
December 19, 1780; reelected and qualified on
December 23, 1780); Lower House, Charles
County, 1780 (elected to the 1st session of the
1780-1781 Assembly to fill vacancy; resigned on
December 26, 1780); Senate, Western Shore, Term
of 1781-1786: 1781-1782, 1782-1783, 1783 (did
not attend), 1784, 1785, Term of 1786-1791: 1786-
1787, 1787 (died before the 1st session of the
1787-1788 Assembly). OTHER STATE OFFICE: 1st
Council of Safety, Western Shore, 1775 (elected,
but did not serve). LOCAL OFFICES: elected visitor
of St. John's College, Annapolis, February 28,
1786; recorder, Annapolis, appointed October
1786, resigned by October 1787. OUT OF STATE
SERVICE: delegate, Continental Congress, 1774



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