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

phie Baldwin; John Beal; and Jeffry (1762-?).
DAUGHTERS. Susannah Tawnyhill; Elizabeth, who
married on February 5, 1787, John Blackburn;
Rebeckah; Sarah, who married on January 15,
1788, John Ozbern; and Verlinda. PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: Anglican. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter.

PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower

House, Frederick County, 1751-1754 (Accounts
1-6), 1761 (elected to the 3rd convention of the
1758-1761 Assembly to fill vacancy), 1762-1763;
1st Convention, Frederick County, 1774 (ap-
pointed, but did not attend). LOCAL OFFICES: jus-
tice, Frederick County, 1749-1754; Prince
George's Parish Vestry, Frederick (now Mont-
gomery) County, 1752-1755, 1758-1761; to-
bacco inspector, Frederick County, 1758; Com-
mittee of Observation, Frederick County, elected
1775; trustee of the Free School, Frederick Town,
Frederick County, 1763. MILITARY SERVICE: cap-
tain, 1759. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT

FIRST ELECTION: 343 acres in Prince George's (later
became Frederick and Montgomery) County (313
acres inherited from father, 30 acres by patent).

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST

ELECTION AND DEATH: purchased and patented
1,749 acres in Frederick and Prince George's
counties between 1753 and 1766. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: will probated April 25, 1786, in Montgom-
ery County. PERSONAL PROPERTY, included at least
4 slaves, but size of entire estate is unknown.
LAND: at least 1,776 acres in Montgomery and
Frederick counties were specifically mentioned in
his will.

MAGRUDER, SAMUEL (1654-1711). BORN, in
1654, in Calvert County. NATIVE: second gener-
ation. RESIDED, in Calvert (later became Prince
George's) County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER.
Alexander Magruder (1610-1677), a possible
Scottish prisoner of war, who may have been sent
to Maryland as the indentured servant of John
Ashcomb in 1652; became a large landowner.
MOTHER: Margaret Cambell, widow of Sir An-
drew Drummond of Perthshire, Scotland. STEP-
MOTHER: first, Sarah; and second, Elizabeth
Hawkins. BROTHERS OR STEPBROTHERS: Alex-
ander (1671-1746), who married Suzanna; Na-
thaniel (?-1734). STEPBROTHERS: James (?-1765);
John (?-by 1711), who never married. SISTER:
Elizabeth, who married John Pottinger. MARRIED
Sarah (?-1734), daughter of Ninian Beale (ca.
1625-1717/18) and wife Ruth Moore. Her broth-
ers were Ninian (1669-by 1717/18); Charles (1672-

1740); John (1674-?); Thomas; and George (1695-
1780). Her sisters were Hester (Esther), who
married Joseph Belt (ca. 1680-1761); Mary; and
Rachel. Her nephews were Thomas Beall, of George
(1735-1819); Joshua Beall (ca. 1719-ca. 1796).
CHILDREN. SONS: Samuel, who married Elinor,
daughter of Robert Wade; Ninian (?-1751), who
married Elizabeth; John Magruder (1694-1750);
James (1699-?); Alexander (?-1751), who mar-
ried Anne, daughter of Robert Wade; Nathaniel
(?-by 1734); and William (?-1765), who married
Mary. DAUGHTERS: Verlinda (?-1745), who mar-
ried John Beall (?-1742); Mary (?-1734), who
married George Clagett; Elizabeth, who married
William Beall; Sarah (?-by 1734), who married
William Selby; and Eleanor, who married Ne-
hemiah Wade. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION, lit-
erate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant. OC-
CUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter; merchant. PUBLIC

CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Prince George's County, 1704-1707. LOCAL OF-
FICES: St. Paul's Parish Vestry, Prince George's
County, 1693-1696; justice, Prince George's
County, 1697-1705, 1709 (did not qualify). JURY
SERVICE: Calvert County Court, February 1681/
82; Prince George's County Court, 1696-1697.

MILITARY SERVICE: Captain, 1698. WEALTH DUR-
ING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 1 ,250 acres

by 1697, and 1,543 acres in 1706, all in Prince
George's County. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED, will
made on November 23, 1710, and probated April
16, 1711, in Prince George's County. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, £572.4.9 current money (in-
cluding 15 slaves); FB, £559.15.0. LAND: ca. 1,350
acres in Prince George's County.

MAGRUDER, ZADOCK (1730-1811). BORN: in
1730 in Prince George's County; probably third
son. NATIVE: fourth generation. RESIDED: at Ridge
Farm, on the tract "Turkey Thickett," Rock Creek
Hundred, Frederick (later became Montgomery)

County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: John Ma-

gruder (1694-1750), son of Samuel Magruder
(1654-1711). MOTHER: Suzanna Smith. BROTH-
ERS: Nathaniel (?-1785); Nathan Magruder (ca.
1718-1786). SISTERS: Elizabeth (?-1794); Cas-
sandra; and Rebeckah (a minor in 1750-by 1753).
FIRST COUSINS: Samuel Beall (ca. 1713-ca. 1778);
Josiah Beall (?-1768) ; Jeremiah Magruder (1731 -
1798). MARRIED Rachel (?-1807), widow of Wil-
liam Bowie, Jr. (?-1753), daughter of Robert
Pottinger (?-ca, 1754) and wife Ann (?-ca. 1768),
who was the sister of Samuel Evans. Rachel's
brother was Robert (?-1767). Her sisters were

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