Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Samuel Sprigg (1783-1855)
MSA SC 3520-1448

Governor of Maryland, 1819-1822 (Democrat; Whig after 1820s)

Born:  ca. 1783, probably in Washington County1
Father:  Joseph Sprigg; adopted by his uncle, Osborne Sprigg, c. 18002
Mother:  Margaret (Weems) Sprigg3
Marriage:  January 1, 1811 to Violetta Lansdale4
Children:  Sallie, Osborn5
Education:  studied law6
Religious affiliation:  Episcopalian7
Military service:
            cornet, 2nd Cavalry district, 4th Brigade, June 18, 1814
           appointed 2nd lieutenant, July 1814 (declined)
            referred to as captain, 18248
Positions held:
            admitted to the bar, 1808
            practiced law, Prince George's County
            Director, Planters' Bank, Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, 1817-1828
            President, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company, 1851-1852
            Governor of Maryland, 1819-1822
            Delegate, Constitutional Convention, Prince George's County, 18509
Died:  April 21, 1855, at "Northampton," Prince George's County10
Burial:   St. Barnabas' Church Cemetery, Prince George's County;
            reinterred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.11

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