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

Gent., of Queen Anne's County. BROTHERS: Jo-
seph; John; Thomas; and Benjamin. SISTER: Mary
Ann. MARRIED Martha (?-1799), daughter of
Thomas Smith (ca. 1710-ca. 1741/42) and wife
Mary Frisby (1713-by 1776). Martha was the
stepdaughter of William Granger (?-1752) and
granddaughter of Thomas Smith (1656-1719). She
was the niece of Martha Smith (1712-?), who
married Richard Gresham (?-ca. 1773). Her
brother was Charles (1736-?). Her brother or
half brother was William. Her half brothers were
James (1732-?); Thomas Smyth (1730-1819). Her
stepbrothers were Thomas Granger; William
Granger. Her sisters or half sisters were Hannah
(1734-?); Mary. Her stepsisters were Mary
Granger; Elizabeth Granger. Her half nephew
was Thomas Smyth, Jr. (1757-1807). Her half
niece was Sarah Smith, who married Matthew
Tilghman (1760-1801). Her first cousin was Sarah
Gresham (1730-1761), who married Thomas Smyth
(1730-1819). CHILDREN. SON: probably Emory.
DAUGHTERS. Mary, who married Thomas Smyth,
Jr. (1757-1807); Anna. PRIVATE CAREER. EDU-
CATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Angli-
can, Chester Parish, Kent County. SOCIAL STA-
TUS AND ACTIVITIES: Esq., 1775. OCCUPATIONAL
PROFILE: planter, by 1754; merchant, by 1771.

PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower

House, Queen Anne's County, 1757-1758 (Ac-
counts 1; Arms and Ammunition, Cv); Kent
County, 1773-1774 (Claims 1, Cv 2); Conven-
tions, Kent County, 6th-8th, 1775-1776. LOCAL
OFFICES: justice, Kent County, 1768-1774; Com-
mittee of Correspondence, Chestertown, June 2,
1774. MILITARY SERVICE: commissioned officer,
Kent County Militia, resigned 1776. WEALTH DUR-
ING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: Owned all Or

part of a privateer during the Revolution; 12 slaves.
Upper Hundred, Queen Anne's County, 1776;
assessed value £300.0.0, including 8 slaves and 92
oz. plate, 2nd District, Chestertown Hundred,
Kent County, 1783; assessed value £489.0.0, in-
cluding 14 slaves, 3rd District, Kent County, 1783;
insolvent debtor by 1788; 11 slaves, Kent County,
1790; 6 slaves. Queen Anne's County, 1790. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION 985 acres in Queen Anne's
and Kent counties and two lots in Chestertown,
Kent County (inherited 650 acres, purchased 335
acres and 2 lots). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND

BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: Sold 921

acres in Queen Anne's and Kent counties and 1
lot in Chestertown, 1783-1795. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: administration bond dated February 24,
1797, in Kent County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,

£1,769.6.5; FB, £1,454.3.1. LAND. 64 acres in
Queen Anne's county and 1 lot in Chestertown.

SULIVANE (SULLIVAN, SULLIVANE, SUL-
LIVANT), DANIEL (ca. 1708-by 1783). BORN:
ca. 1708, in Dorchester County; youngest son.
NATIVE: at least second generation. RESIDED: in
Transquakin Hundred, Dorchester County. FAM-
ILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: probably Owen Suli-
vane (Sullivane) (?-1708/9) of Dorchester County.
STEPFATHER: Peter Taylor (1680-ca. 1747/48).
MOTHER: Mary. STEPUNCLE: John Taylor (1662-
ca. 1705/6). BROTHERS: Owen; John (ca. 1704/5-
?). STEPBROTHER: Peter Taylor, Jr. (?-1741) of
Somerset County. SISTER: Elizabeth. STEPSIS-
TERS: Mary Taylor; Frances Taylor. MARRIED on
May 20, 1736, Sarah, daughter of Francis An-
derton (?-1713/14) and wife Mary. Her brothers
were John; Francis; and James. Her sister was
Mary, who married John Brown (?-1767). CHIL-
DREN. SONS: James (1737-?), a merchant and
probably a physician, a founding member of the
Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, 1799,
who married on October 17, 1765, Mary (1738-
?), daughter of Dr. Joseph Ennalls (1709-1756)
and wife Mary Lockerman Haskins (?-ca. 1772);
Daniel Sulivane (1745/46-1799). DAUGHTERS: Mary
(ca. 1738-?), who married Thomas Ennalls (?-
by 1783); Sarah (1741-?). PRIVATE CAREER. ED-
UCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Prot-
estant; in his will his father directed that Daniel's
sister be brought up in the Catholic faith. SOCIAL
STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., by 1754; Esq., by
1767. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: probably planter.

PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower

House, Dorchester County, 1745 (discharged on
August 29, 1745, because he continued to act as
undersheriff of Dorchester County after the elec-
tion notices were posted), 1746-1748 (elected to
the 2nd session of the 1745/46-1748 Assembly to
fill vacancy), 1749-1751, 1751-1752 (appointed
sheriff prior to the 3rd session of the 1751-1754
Assembly), 1757-1758, 1758-1761 (Accounts 2,
3, Cv 3), 1762-1763 (Accounts 1, 2), 1765-1766
(Accounts 2-4), 1768-1770 (Accounts 1, 2). LO-
CAL OFFICES: undersheriff, Dorchester County, in
office 1745; sheriff, Dorchester County, 1752-
1755; justice, Dorchester County, 1751-1752,
1757-at least 1773 (quorum, 1766-at least 1773);
judge of election, Dorchester County, appointed
1776. MILITARY SERVICE, major, by 1776. WEALTH

DURING LIFETIME. PERSON AL PROPERTY. 11 slaves,

1776. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION. 678 acres in Dor-
chester County (250 acres through marriage; 428

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