Daniel Kent and wife Anne Wheeler. Episcopa-
lian. Resident of Prince George's County when
elected. Married (1) Eleanor Lee Wallace; (2)
Alice Contee. Died at Rosemount, Prince
George's County, November 24, 1837. Buried
at Rosemount, Prince George's County.
1829-1830, 1831. Daniel Martin. Anti-Jackson.
Born at The Wilderness, Talbot County, in
1780, the son of Nicholas Martin and wife
Hannah Oldham. Episcopalian. Married Mary
Clare Maccubbin. Died in Talbot County, July
11, 1831. Buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Eas-
1830-1831. Thomas King Carroll. Jackson Demo-
crat. Born at Kingston Hall, Somerset County,
April 29, 1793, the son of Col. Henry James
King Carroll and wife Elizabeth Barnes. Epis-
copalian. Married Julianna Stevenson. Died in
Dorchester County, October 3, 1873. Buried in
Old Trinity Church graveyard. Church Creek,
1831. Daniel Martin. Anti-Jackson. See above.*
1831-1833. George Howard. Anti-Jackson. Born
in Annapolis, November 21, 1789, the son of
John Eager Howard and wife Peggy Chew.
Resident of Baltimore County when elected.
Episcopalian. Married Prudence Gough
Ridgely. Died at Waverly, Howard County,
August 2, 1846. Buried in Old St. Paul's Ceme-
1833-1836. James Thomas. Anti-Jackson. Born at
De La Brooke Manor, St. Mary's County,
March 11, 1785, the son of William Thomas
and wife Catherine Boarman. Episcopalian.
Married Elizabeth Coates. Died at Deep Falls,
St. Mary's County, December 25, 1845. Buried
at Deep Falls, St. Mary's County.
1836-1839. Thomas W. Veazey. Whig. Born in
Cecil County, January 31, 1774, the son of Ed-
ward Veazey and wife Elizabeth DeCoursey.
Episcopalian. Married (1) Sarah Worrell; (2)
Mary Veazey; (3) Mary Wallace. Died in Cecil
County, July 1, 1842. Buried in the family cem-
etery at Cherry Grove, Cecil County.
Elected by the People for Three Years Under
the Constitution of 1776 as Amended in 1837.7
"'Governor Martin died in office on July 11, 1831. George
Howard, the first named of the governor's Council, succeeded
him. Governor Howard completed Governor Martin's term,
which expired in January 1832. He was subsequently elected by
the Legislature for a one-year term.
'By Chapter 197, Acts of 1836, ratified in 1837, the term of the
governor was extended to three years. The same Act also
established three gubernatorial districts, the governor to be
elected from each in rotation beginning with the Eastern Shore
District, and provided for the popular election of the governor.
Governors of the State of Mary land/607
1839-1842. William Grason. Democrat. Thought
to have been born in Queen Anne's County,
March 11, 1788, the son of Richard Grason and
wife Ann. Episcopalian. Married Susan Orrick
Sulivane. Died in Queen Anne's County, July 2,
1868. Buried near Queenstown, Queen Anne's
1842-1845. Francis Thomas. Democrat. Born in
Frederick County, February 3, 1799, the son of
John Thomas and wife Eleanor McGill. Episco-
palian. Married Sally McDowell. Died at
Frankville, Garrett County, January 22, 1876.
Buried in St. Mark's Episcopal Church Ceme-
tery, Petersville, Frederick County.
1845-1848. Thomas G. Pratt. Whig. Born in
Georgetown, D.C., February 18, 1804, the son of
John Wilkes Pratt and wife Rachel Belt. Episco-
palian. Resident of Prince George's County
when elected. Married Adelaide Kent. Died in
Baltimore, November 9, 1869. Buried in St.
Anne's Cemetery, Annapolis.
1848-1851. Philip Francis Thomas. Democrat.
Born in Easton, September 12, 1810, (he son of
Dr. Tristam Thomas and wife Maria Francis.
Episcopalian. Married (1) Sarah Maria Kerr;
(2) Clintonia (Wright) May. Died in Baltimore,
October 2, 1890. Buried in Spring Hill Ceme-
1851-1854, Enoch Louis Lowe. Democrat. Bom
in Frederick County, August 10, 1820, the son
of Lt. Bradley S. A. Lowe and wife Adelaide
Vincendiere. Roman Catholic. Married Esther
Winder Polk. Died in Brooklyn, N.Y., August
23, 1892. Buried in the Catholic Cemetery,
Elected Under the Constitution of 1851 by
the People for Four Years.8
1854-1858. Thomas Watkins Ligon. Democrat.
Born in Fannville, Prince Edward County, Va.,
May 10, 1810, the son of Thomas D. Ligon
and wife Martha Watkins. Episcopalian. Resi-
dent of Howard County when elected. Married
(1) Sally Ann Dorsey; (2) Mary Tolley Dorscy.
Died at Chatham, Howard County, January
12, 1881. Buried in the family cemetery in
1858-1862. Thomas Holliday Hicks. Native
American. Bom in Dorchester County, Septem-
ber 2, 1798, the son of Henry C. Hicks and
'Under the Constitution of 1851, the term of the governor be-
gan on the second Wednesday in January following his election
and was for four years. The first election under the Constitution
of 1851 was held on the first Wednesday in November 1853 and
the governor was elected from each of the three gubernatorial
districts in rotation beginning with the Central District.