Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Ceaser Williams (b. ca. 1775)
MSA SC 3520-16395


Archival Sources:

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Mary Farquhar Green Collection) Account book of Gerard Brooke, 1802-1821 [MSA SC 566-1-98, 00/09/06/06].

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Mary Farquhar Green Collection) Account book of Richard Brooke, 1815-1822 [MSA SC 566-1-100, 00/09/06/05].

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY COURT (Land Records) March 30, 1793, John Galloway to Robert Williams Bill of Sale for slaves Sue, Dinah, Rachel, and Ceaser (Robert's wife and children), Liber NH 6, p. 537 [MSA CE 76-34].

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY COURT (Land Records) April 29, 1799. Richard Hopkins to Jerome Plummer and others, tracts of land in the West River area of Anne Arundel County. Liber NH 9, p. 534 [MSA CE 76-37].

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY COURT (Land Records) March 28, 1804. Benjamin Lane to Jerome Plummer, tract of land known as Browsly Hall. Liber NH 12, p. 316 [MSA CE 76-40].

Anne Arundel County Court, Manumission Record, 1797-1807. Archives of Maryland Online, Volume 825, p. 259.

CHANCERY COURT (Chancery Papers). Anthony Smith, W. Murray, Isaac Owens, Philip J. Thomas, and O.S.S. Hawood vs. Robert Williams alias Negro Bob, 1805, MdHR 17,898-4015-1 [MSA S512-4133, 1/36/4/9].

CHANCERY COURT (Docket) 1816-1817. Anthony Smith, vs. Negro Bob. MdHR 17,967 [MSA S527-27, 1/34/5/20].

Journal of the House of Delegates. Votes and Proceedings, November Session, 1805. Archives of Maryland Online, Volume 553, p. 61.

LAND OFFICE (Certificates, Patented, Anne Arundel County) Patent Certificate, Plat, and information regarding the Pemberton property known as "Westbury" in the West River area of Anne Arundel County. MdHR 40,003-1456/1672 [MSA S 1189-28, 1/26/3/16].

MONTGOMERY COUNTY COURT (Land Records) November 15, 1819, Bill of Sale between David Newlin and Ceaser Williams, various household items. Liber V, p. 20. [MSA CE148-23].

MONTGOMERY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT (Court Papers) State of Maryland vs. Ceaser Williams, March 1820, Criminal Appearances, no. 61, Possession of Stolen Goods [MSA T414-31, 3/55/6/17].

Session Laws, 1805, Chapter 56. Archives of Maryland Online, Volume 607, p. 32.

Session Laws, 1838, Chapter 22. Archives of Maryland Online, Volume 598, p. 19.

Published Sources:

Robert Schoeberlein, "Mental Illness in Maryland: Public Perception, Discourse, and Treatment, from the Colonial Period to 1964" (PhD diss., University of Maryland, College Park, 2006).

Census Records:

Third Census of the United States, 1810, Population Schedule, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Roll: 14, p. 56.

Fourth Census of the United States, 1820, Population Schedule, District 5, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Roll M33_41, Image 179.

Fifth Census of the United States, 1830, Population Schedule, District 6, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Roll 53, p. 185.

Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, Population Schedule, District 3, Calvert County, Maryland, Roll: M432_288, p. 56A, Image 114.

Newspaper Sources:

"Twenty Dollars Reward," Maryland Gazette, June 25, 1805

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