1791.1792. George Plater. Federalist. Born in St.
Mary's County, November 8, 1735, the son of
George Bowles Plater and wife Rebecca Addi-
son. Episcopalian. Married (1) Hannah Lee; (2)
Elizabeth Rousby. Died in Annapolis, Febru-
ary 10, 1792. Buried at Sotterley, St. Mary's
1792-1794. Thomas Sim Lee. Federalist. See
1794-1797. John H. Stone. Federalist. Born in
Charles County in 1745, the son of David
Stone and wife (first name unknown) Jenifer.
Episcopalian. Married Mary Couden. Died in
Annapolis, October 5, 1804. Thought to have
been buried in Annapolis.
1797-1798. John Henry. Federalist. Born at
Weston, Dorcester County, in November
1750, the son of Col. John Henry and wife
Dorothy Rider. Episcopalian. Married Marga-
ret Campbell. Died at Weston, Dorchester
County, December 16, 1798. Buried in Christ
Protestant Episcopal Church Cemetery, Cam-
1798-1801. Benjamin Ogle. Federalist. Bom in
Annapolis, January 27, 1749, the son of Samu-
el Ogle and wife Anne Tasker. Episcopalian.
Married Henny (Henrietta) Margaret Hill.
Died in Annapolis, July 6, 1809. Buried on his
farm near Annapolis.
1801-1803. John Francis Mercer. Democrat.
Born at Marlborough, Stafford County, Vir-
ginia, May 17, 1759, the son of John Mercer
and wife Anne Roy. Resident of Anne
Arundel County when elected. Episcopalian.
Married Sophia Sprigg. Died in Philadelphia,
August 30, 1821. Buried at Cedar Park, Anne
1803-1806. Robert Bowie. Democrat. Born at
Mattaponi, Prince George's County, March
1750, the son of Capt. William Bowie and wife
Margaret Sprigg. Episcopalian. Married Pris-
cilla Mackall. Died at Mattaponi, Prince
George's County, January 8, 1818. Buried at
Mattaponi, Prince George's County.
1806-1809. Robert Wright. Democrat. Bom in
Queen Anne's County, November 20, 1752, the
son of Solomon Wright and wife Mary
Tidmarsh. Episcopalian. Married (1) Sarah
DeCoursey; (2) (first name unknown) Ring-
'James Brice of Annapolis (August 26, 1746-July 11, 1801), the
first named of the governor's Council, became acting governor
on the death of Governor Plater on February 10, 1792. He
served until April 2 of the same year when Thomas Sim Lee
was elected for the balance of the unexpired term.
Principal Officers of Maryland
gold. Died at Blakcford, Queen Anne's County,
September 7, 1826. Buried at Cheston-on-Wye,
Queen Anne's County.3
1809-1811. Edward Lloyd. Democrat. Born in
Talbot County, July 22, 1779, the son of Ed-
ward Lloyd and wife Elizabeth Tayloe. Episco-
palian. Married Sally Scott Murray. Died in
Annapolis, June 2, 1834. Buried at Wye House,
1811-1812. Robert Bowie. Democrat. See above.
1812-1816. Levin Winder. Federalist. Born in
Somerset County, September 4, 1757, the son
of William Winder and wife Esther Gillis. Pres-
byterian. Married Mary Sloss. Died in
Baltimore, July 1, 1819. Buried at Monie
Creek, Somerset County. 1816-1819. Charles
Ridgely, of Hampton. Federalist. Born in
Baltimore County, December 6, 1760, the son
of John Caman and wife Achsah Ridgely.
Episcopalian. Married Priscilla Dorsey. Died at
Hampton, Baltimore County, July 17, 1829.
Buried at Hampton.
1819. Charles Goldsborough. Federalist. Born at
Hunting Creek, Dorchester County, July 15,
1765, the son of Charles Goldsborough and
wife Anna Maria Tilghman. Episcopalian. Mar-
ried (1) Elizabeth Goldsborough; (2) Sarah
Goldsborough. Died at Shoal Creek, December
13, 1834. Buried in Christ Protestant Episcopal
Church Cemetery, Cambridge.
1819-1822. Samuel Sprigg. Democrat. Thought to
have been bom in Prince George's County about
1783, the son of Joseph Sprigg. Episcopalian.
Married Violetta Lansdale. Died at Northamp-
ton, Prince George's County, April 21, 1855.
Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Georgetown, D.C.
1822-1826. Samuel Stevens, Jr. Democrat. Bom in
Talbot County, July 13, 1778, the son of John
Stevens and wife Elizabeth Connoly. Episcopa-
lian. Married Eliza May. Died at Compton, near
Trappe, February 7, 1860. Thought to have been
buried in the Stevens family cemetery, Talbot
1826-1829. Joseph Kent. Democrat. Bom in
Calvert County, January 14, 1779, the son of
3Gove^no^ Wright resigned on May 6, 1809. James Butcher (died
January 12, 1824), of Queen Anne's County and the first named
of the governor's Council, became acting governor. He served as
such until June 5, 1809, when Edward Lloyd qualified. Little else
is known about James Butcher.
*By Chapter 211, Acts of 1811, ratified in 1812, the date for the
election of the governor was changed to the second Monday in
'By Chapter 111, Acts of 1823, ratified in 1824, the date for hold-
ing the election for governor was changed to the first Monday in