1788-1791. John Eager Howard. Federalist. Born in
Baltimore, June 4, 1752, the son of Cornelius
Howard and wife Ruth Eager. Episcopalian.
Married Peggy Chew. Died in Baltimore,
October 12, 1827. Buried in Old St. Paul's
1791-1792. George Plater. Federalist. Born in St.
Mary's County, November 8, 1735, the son of
George Bowles Plater and wife Rebecca Addison.
Episcopalian. Married (1) Hannah Lee; (2)
Elizabeth Rousby. Died in Annapolis, February
10, 1792. Buried at Sotterley, St. Mary's County.2
1792-1794. Thomas Sim Lee. Federalist. See above.
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 Margaret
Campbell. Died at Weston, Dorchester County,
December 16, 1798. Buried in Christ Protestant
Episcopal Church Cemetery, Cambridge.
1798-1801. Benjamin Ogle, Federalist. Born in
Annapolis, January 27, 1749, the son of Samuel
Ogle and wife Anne Tasker. Episcopalian.
Married Henny (Henrietta) Margaret Hill. Died
in Annapolis, July 6, 1809. Buried on his farm
1801-1803. John Francis Mercer. Democrat. Bom
at Marlborough, Stafford County, Virginia, 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 Arundel County.
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 Priscilla
Mackall. Died at Mattaponi, Prince George's
County, January 8, 1818. Buried at Mattaponi,
Prince George's County.
2 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.
1806-1809. Robert Wright. Democrat. Born 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) Ringgold. Died at
Blakeford, Queen Anne's County, September 7,
1826. Buried at Cheston-on-Wye, Queen Anne's
1809-1811. Edward Lloyd. Democrat. Born in
Talbot County, July 22, 1779, the son of Edward
Lloyd and wife Elizabeth Tayloe. Episcopalian.
Married Sally Scott Murray. Died in Annapolis,
June 2, 1834. Buried at Wye House, Talbot
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.
Presbyterian. Married Mary Sloss. Died in
Baltimore, July 1, 1819. Buried at Monie Creek,
1816-1819. Charles Ridgely, of Hampton.
Federalist. Born in Baltimore County, December
6, 1760, the son of John Carnan 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. Married
(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 born in Prince George's County about
1783, the son of Joseph Sprigg. Episcopalian.
Married Violetta Lansdale. Died at
Northampton, Prince George's County, April 21,
1855. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Georgetown,
1822-1826. Samuel Stevens, Jr.. Democrat. Born in
Talbot County, July 13, 1778, the son of John
Stevens and wife Elizabeth Connoly.
Governor 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