Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Samuel Smith (1752-1839)
MSA SC 3520-2827


Books -

[Smith, Samuel.] "A Sketch of the Life of General Samuel Smith During the War of the Revolution. 1834. Samuel Smith Papers, Library of Congress. Box 7, Reel 5. Maryland State Archives, Special Collections MSA SC 3958, SCM 5993-1.
Published as "The Papers of General Samuel Smith. The General's Autobiography. From the Original Manuscripts." The Historical Magazine, 2nd Ser., Vol. VIII, no. 2, 81-92.

The Biographical Cyclopedia of Representative Men of Maryland and District of Columbia. Baltimore: National Biographical Publishing Co., 1879, 237-238.

Cassell, Frank A. Merchant Congressman in the Young Republic: Samuel Smith of Maryland, 1752 - 1839. Madison:  University of Wisconsin Press, 1971.

Coyle, Wilbur F. The Mayors of Baltimore. Reprinted from The Baltimore Municipal Journal, 1919.

Eisenberg, Gerson G. Marylanders Who Served the Nation: A Biographical Dictionary of Federal Officials from Maryland. Annapolis: The Maryland State Archives, 1992.

Pancake, John. Samuel Smith and the Politics of Business, 1752-1839. University of Alabama Press, 1972.

Newspaper articles (in chronological order) -

"Honors To General Smith. City Council." The Baltimore Sun, 25 April 1839.

"The Late General Samuel Smith." The Baltimore Sun, 25 April 1839.

"Death of Gen'l Samuel Smith." The Maryland Gazette, 25 April 1839.

"Famous names of Baltimore: Sam Smith: 'Savior of city.'" The Baltimore Evening Sun, 31 May 1979.

"Advice for the city fathers: Choose the ideal name for the Fort McHenry tunnel." The Baltimore Evening Sun, 13 August 1981.

Primary Sources -

Church Records -

        SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (First United Presbyterian Church Collection) 1826-1962 MSA SC 4398, Microfilm Roll M 534

Personal Papers -

        SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Papers of Samuel Smith) 1752-1911 MSA SC 2171, Microfilm Rolls M 5989-M 5994

        SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Samuel Smith Collection) 1772-1911 MSA SC 3958, Microfilm Rolls M 5989-M 5994

        Smith-Carter Papers, University of Virginia Library, A family history compiled by Mrs. Cory Nicholas Fink

Probate Records -

        BALTIMORE CITY REGISTER OF WILLS (Administration Accounts, Original) 1843 MSA T627 02/36/08/11 Box 99
        BALTIMORE COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Administration Accounts) 1843 MSA CM127-42 Microfilm Roll CR 74,987-2 or WK 1027-1028.

        BALTIMORE CITY REGISTER OF WILLS (Inventories, Original) 1839 MSA T643 02/34/08/44 Box 20.
        BALTIMORE COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Inventories) 1839 MSA CM155-48, Microfilm Roll WK 1077-1078-1, pp. 599-600.

        BALTIMORE CITY REGISTER OF WILLS (Wills, Original) 1839 MSA T628 02/34/07/14 Box 119.
        BALTIMORE COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Wills) 1839 MSA CM188-17, Microfilm Roll CR 72,248-1, pp. 286-87.

Vital Records -

        Checked, no birth record, born in Carlisle, PA in 1752

        Checked, no marriage license, married Margaret Spear on December 31, 1778

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