Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Sophia Sprigg Mercer (1766-1812)
MSA SC 3520-2238
First Lady of Maryland, 1801-1803



Barnes, Robert. Marriages and Deaths from the Maryland Gazette, 1727-1839.  Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1979.

Buchholz, Heinrich E. Governors of Maryland from the Revolution to the Year 1908.  2d ed.  Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins Co., 1908.

Callcott, Margaret Law. The Plantation Letters of Rosalie Stier Calvert, 1795-1821.  Baltimore: JHV Press, 1991.

Kelly, J. Reany. Quakers in the Founding of Anne Arundel County, Maryland.  Baltimore: The Maryland Historical Society, 1963.

Malone, Dumas, ed.  Dictionary American Biography, Volume VI.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934.

Warfield, J.D.  The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1990.

White, Frank F., Jr.  The Governors of Maryland 1777-1970.  Annapolis: Hall of Records, 1970.

Newspaper/Magazine Articles-

Obituary for Mrs. Sophia Mercer, Maryland Gazette, 1812.

Maryland State Archives SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Maryland Gazette and Political Intelligencer Collection) 1813-1826, MSA SC 3403:

"Visit of President Monroe to Annapolis," June 4, 1818, p.2.

Maryland State Archives SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Maryland Republican and Political and Agricultural Museum Collection) 1817-1826, MSA SC 2946, M2966:

    "Annapolis: Tuesday, May 26, 1818," May 26, 1818.

    "Annapolis: Saturday, May 30, 1818," May 30, 1818.

    "Annapolis: Tuesday, June 2, 1818," June 2, 1818.

"Here's History of Early Sideboard," The Evening Capital, May 22, 1952.

Kelly, J. Reaney. "Cedar Park, its People, and its History," Maryland Historical Magazine, Volume 58, 1963.

Other Sources-

Bucks County Historical Society (Genealogical Record of the Mercer Family).

Anne Arundel County Court. (Wills) John Francis Mercer, 1820-1823, Liber THH 1, f. 20, Accession No: 13,807, MSA C153-9.

Anne Arundel County Court. (Certificates of Freedom) 1831-1844, Accession No: 947, MSA C46-4, Margaret Mercer, April 24, 1832 p. 42-43.

Anne Arundel County Court. (Manumission Record) 1816-1844, C3, Accession No: 4744, MSA C109-3, Margaret Mercer, September 18, 1830, p.42-43.

Anne Arundel County Register of Wills. (Inventories), 1820-1823, John Francis Mercer, Liber THH 2, f. 272-278, Accession No: 13810-1, MSA C88-15.

Anne Arundel County Register of Wills. (Account of Sale) 1828-1831, John Francis Mercer, Liber TTS 1, f. 75-77, Accession No: 13813-1, MSA C88-18.

Maryland State Archives SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (F.L. Pinney Collection), 1670-1878, MSA SC 428: Mercer Family Bible

Maryland State Archives SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Legislative History Project Collection) Governor John Francis Mercer File, MSA SC 1138-904, 2/11/12/53.

Maryland State Archives SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (All Hallow's Protestant Episcopal Church, All Hallow's Parish Collection) 1669-1980, MSA SC 2458, Parish Register 1711-1857, M221.

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