Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Dr. Benedict Joseph Semmes (1789-1863)
MSA SC 3520-1889


Archival sources -

Journal of the Maryland House of Delegates for the 1825 Regular Session
        p. 4 - Election of Benedit J. Semmes as Speaker of the House

Maryland State Archives GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Election Returns) Summary of Election Returns for the October 5, 1829, for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, MSA S 106-80, 2/50/1/11.

Maryland State Archives GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Election Returns) Election Returns for Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties for the October 3, 1831, for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, MSA S 106, 2/50/1/12.

Maryland State Archives SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Hammond Harwood House Atlas Collection) Piscataway District as shown in Simon J. Martenet's Map of Prince George's County, 1861, MSA SC 1213-1-118.

Maryland State Archives PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Estate Papers) B. J. Semmes, 1863, Box 1861 File No. 616, MSA T 698-11, OR/18/10/38.

Books -

Eisenberg, Gerson G. Marylanders Who Served the Nation. Annapolis, MD: Maryland State Archives, 1992.

Humphreys, Anderson and Curt Guenther. Semmes America. Memphis, TN: Humphreys, Ink, Inc., 1989.

Newman, Harry Wright. Charles County Gentry. Balitmore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1971.

Parsons, Stanley B., et al. United States Congressional Districts, 1788-1841. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1978.

Semmes, Raphael Thomas. The Semmes and Allied Families. Baltimore, MD: The Sun Book and Job Printing Office, Inc., 1918.

A search of Baltz, Shirley V., compl. Maryland Marriages and Deaths in 19th Century Newspapers, Prince George's County, Maryland. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1995. revealed no references to Benedict J. Semmes.

Web sources -

Archives of Maryland Online - Legislative Records

Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress entry

Library of Congress' A Century of Lawmaking....U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875.

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