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

acres by purchase or patent). SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND

DEATH: purchased or patented 2,742 acres in Dor-
chester County between 1746 and 1773; sold at
least 724 acres in Dorchester County between
1760 and 1771; gave by deed of gift 532 acres in
Dorchester County to his son James, 1774. WEALTH
AT DEATH. DIED: by January 20, 1783, probably in
Dorchester County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: size of
estate unknown. LAND: 2,037 acres in Dorchester
and Caroline counties.

SULIVANE (SULLIVAN, SULLIVANE, SUL-
LIVANT), DANIEL (1745/46-1799). BORN: on
March 10, 1745/46, in Dorchester County; younger
son. NATIVE: at least third generation. RESIDED:
in Transquakin Hundred, Dorchester County.
FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Daniel Sullivane (ca.
1708-by 1783). MOTHER: Sarah Anderton.
BROTHER: James (1737-?). SISTERS: Mary (ca.
1738-?), who married Thomas E n nails (?-by
1783); Sarah (1741-?). NIECE: Sarah Ennalls
(1761-1842), who married Henry Waggaman
(1753-1809). OTHER KINSHIP: step-grandfather,
Peter Taylor (1680-ca. 1747/48). MARRIED by 1773
Susannah (Susan) Orrick. CHILDREN. SONS: James
Bennett (1773-1818), probably a physician,
member of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty
of Maryland; Robert; and Clement. DAUGHTER:
Elizabeth, who married James Birckhead. An-
other child, sex and name unknown (?-1780).

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS
AFFILIATION: Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS AND AC-
TIVITIES: Gent., by 1777. OCCUPATIONAL PRO-
FILE: physician, by 1771. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Dorchester
County, 1780-1781, 1783. OTHER STATE OFFICE:
Constitution Ratification Convention, Dor-
chester County, 1788. LOCAL OFFICES: sheriff,
Dorchester County, 1770-1773; justice, Dor-
chester County, 1788-1791 (declined); justice,
Orphans' Court, Dorchester County, 1789-at least

1790. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROP-

ERTY: 12 slaves, 1776; assessed value £751.18.4,
including 13 slaves and 25 oz. plate, 1783. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: 220 acres in Dorchester County
(the remainder of 620 acres purchased before first
election). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BE-
TWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: inherited at

least 863 acres in Dorchester County from his
father, by 1783; resurveyed 620 acres of the land
he inherited from his father for a net gain of 28
acres in Dorchester County, 1793. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: funeral held on January 16, 1799,

in Great Choptank Parish, Dorchester County.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: size of estate unknown.
LAND: 933 acres in Dorchester County.

SUTTON, JOSIAH (?-1728). BORN: of age in

1719. IMMIGRATED/NATIVE: unknown. RESIDED:

in Cecil County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. OTHER
KINSHIP: nearest relation, Joseph Sutton. MAR-
RIED Mary Overstock. CHILDREN. SON: John, who
married Mary. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION:
probably literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Prot-
estant. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: carpenter; owned
a water mill. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERV-
ICE: Lower House, Cecil County, 1722-1724.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELEC-
TION: 110 acres in Cecil County. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: in November 1728 in Cecil County; killed
in an accidental cave-in while digging gravel to
repair his mill dam. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
at least £43.17.4 (including books). LAND: 110
acres in Cecil County.

SWAN, JAMES (?-1745/46). BORN: probably in
St. Mary's County. NATIVE: probably, if so at
least second generation. RESIDED: in Chaptico
Hundred, St. Mary's County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: probably Capt. James Swan (?-
1707) of St. Mary's County. STEPFATHER: Samuel
Williamson (1658-1729). MOTHER: Judith. AUNT:
Susannah Swan, who married Philip Briscoe (?-
ca. 1724/25). SISTER: Susannah, who married first,
Thomas Hatton, and second, John Attaway.
MARRIED Mary. CHILDREN. SONS: probably John
(ca. 1722-?); probably James (ca. 1726-?).
DAUGHTER: probably Judith. PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: probably literate. RELIGIOUS AFFIL

LATION: Protestant. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVI-
TIES: Gent., by 1744. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
probably planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE
SERVICE: Lower House, St. Mary's County, 1738,
1739-1741, 1742-1744. LOCAL OFFICES: justice,
St. Mary's County, 1730-at least 1744 (quorum,
1736-at least 1744); coroner, St. Mary's County,
appointed 1744. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION, at least 150 acres in St. Mary's
County (acquired by patent). SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND

DEATH: patented 90 acres in St. Mary's County,
1738; leased 121 acres of Chaptico Manor, on a
three-life lease from the proprietor, St. Mary's
County, 1742. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: admin-
istration bond issued on March 6, 1745/46, in St.
Mary's County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
£317.3.4 (including 3 slaves, 2 servants, and books);

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