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

by 1803); and Ann Elizabeth (1781-?). PRIVATE

CAREER. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant. SO-
CIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1786. OCCU-
PATIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEG-
ISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Prince George's
County, 1758-1761 (Bills of Credit 1, Cv 2, 2, Cv
3), 1762-1763 (Bills of Credit 1, 2; Grievances 2),
1765-1766 (Bills of Credit 2, 4; Public Offices 3),
1768-1770 (Claims 1, 2, 4; Public Offices 2; Griev-
ances 4), 1771 (Claims; Grievances), 1773-1774
(Claims 1, Cv, 2; Laws to Expire 1, Cv, 2; Griev-
ances 1, Cv, 2, 3); Conventions, Prince George's
County, 2nd, 1774, 4th, 1775 (elected, but did not
attend), 5th, 1775, 6th-8th, 1775-1776 (Manufac-
tories 8th); Lower House, Prince George's County,
1778-1779 (Laws to Expire 2; Tax Commissioners
3), 1779-1780 (speaker 1-3), 1781-1782 (elected,
but did not attend; resigned during the 2nd ses-
sion). LOCAL OFFICES: trustee, Charlotte Hall, ap-
pointed 1774. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: paid taxes on at least £100,
1756; paid taxes on at least £300, 1757; 21 slaves,
1776; assessed value £1,076.7.5, including 42
slaves and 107 oz. plate, 1793-1794; assessed
value £1,266.1.8, including 49 slaves and 107 oz.
plate, 1802. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 297 acres
in Prince George's County (all by purchase). SIG-
NIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST
ELECTION AND DEATH he inherited 1,632 acres in
Prince George's County plus 1,142 acres in Fred-
erick County from his father and his uncle James
Beall between 1768 and 1772. He purchased 266
acres in Prince George's County between 1 774 and
1795. He also purchased 311 acres in Charles
County, 1788-1792. He sold at least 700 acres,
including 100 acres in Frederick County in 1768
and 600 acres in Prince George's County in 1788.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will probated on March
12, 1803, in Prince George's County. LAND: at
least 2,721 acres (ca. 1,268 acres in Prince
George's County, 1,142 acres in Montgomery
County, and 311 acres in Charles County).

BEALL, SAMUEL (ca. 1713-ca. 1778). BORN: ca.
1713; eldest son. NATIVE: third generation. RE-
SIDED: at "Kelly's Purchase," Frederick County
(later became part of Washington County). FAM-
ILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: John Beall (?-1742),
son of Alexander Beall (?-1744). MOTHER. Ver-
linda (?-1745), daughter of Samuel Magruder
(1654-1711). UNCLE John Magruder (1694-1750).
BROTHERS Josiah Beall (?-1768); Basil, who mar-
ried Lucy; John, who married Mary, daughter of
Peter Dent; and Clement (?-by 1794), who mar-
ried Priscilla. SISTERS Sarah (?-by 1779), who

married by 1742 James Offutt; Rebecca, who mar-
ried her first cousin Nathan Magruder (ca. 1718-
1786); Lucy; Hannah; and Verlinda. FIRST COUS-
INS: Nathan Magruder (ca. 1718-1786); Zadock
Magruder(1730-1811). MARRIED ca. 1734 Eleanor
(1718-?), daughter of Thomas Brooke(1683-1744);
granddaughter of both Thomas Brooke (ca.. 1659-
1730/31) and Walter Smith (?-1711); niece of Ann
Smith (1694-1759), who married second, Thomas
Trueman Greenfield (1682-1733), Elinor Smith,
who married Thomas Addison (1679-1727),
Rebecca Smith, who married Daniel Dulany
(1685-1753), Sarah Brooke (?-1724), who married
first, William Dent (ca. 1660-1704) and second,
Philip Lee (ca. 1681-1744), and Priscilla Brooke,
who married Thomas Gantt (?-1765). Her brothers
were Thomas (1706-1749); Walter (1707-
1740/41); Nathaniel (1712-?); Richard Brooke
(1716-1783); Isaac (1722-1756); Daniel (1726-
1735); Charles (1727-1727); Robert (1728-1777);
and Rev. Clement (1730-1800). Her sisters were
Mary (1709-?); Anna (1711-?); Lucy (1714-1718);
Rachel (1719-1789); Lucy (1721-?); Rebecca
(1722-?); and Elizabeth (1724-1794). Her first
cousins were John Addison (1713-1764); Richard
Lee (ca. 1707-1787); Arthur Lee (?-1760); Francis
Lee (?-1749); Thomas Gantt (ca. 1710-1785);
Fielder Gantt (?-1807); Edward Gantt (?-by 1783);
Ann Addison (1711/12-?), who married William
Murdock (?-1769); probably Ann Gantt, who
married John Brome (1703-1748); Daniel Dulany,
Jr. (1722-1797); Walter Dulany (?-1773); Marga-
ret Dulany, who married first, Alexander Hamil-
ton (1712-1756), and second, William Murdock
(?-1769); and Marianne Greenfield, who married
John Stoddert (?-1767). CHILDREN. SONS: Samuel;
Richard, who married Sarah Brooke; Walter, who
married Rebecca Tanyhill; Thomas (1744-1823),
who founded Cumberland, Maryland; Brooke (?-
1796), who married Margaret Johns; Isaac, who
married Margery White; Daniel, who married
Martha Peyton; Basil, who married Ariana Beall;
and Jeremiah (?-by 1777). DAUGHTERS: Verlinda,
who married William Dent; Amelia (ca. 1747-af-
ter 1809), who married Thaddeus Beall (ca. 1745-
1808), son of Josiah Beall (?-1768); Eleanor; Ann;
Rebecca; and Frances. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCA-
TION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican.
OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter, 1755; steward of
Conegocheaque Manor, 1762; ironmaster, 1765.
On October 31, 1765 an agreement was executed
among Beall and his three partners, Joseph Cha-
pline (1707-ca. 1769), David Ross, and Richard
Henderson, of Prince George's County, for the
purpose of purchasing land in Frederick County,

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