Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

John Blackistone
MSA SC 3520-17842


Archival Sources:

Compiled Service Records of Soldiers Who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary War, NARA M881, from

Federal Direct Tax, 1798, Archives of Maryland Online, vol. 729.

Maryland State Papers, Red Books, vol. 12, no. 66, List of Regular Officers for Promotion, January 1777, MdHR 4573-66 [MSA S989-17, 1/6/4/5].

Maryland State Papers, Revolutionary Papers, List of Officers of the Maryland Line, c. December 1776, box 6, no. 12, MdHR 19,970-6-12 [MSA S997-6-18, 1/7/3/11].

Prerogative Court, Inventories, John Blackistone, 1756, Liber 61, p. 38 [MSA S534-60, 1/12/1/4].

Prerogative Court, Wills, John Blackistone, 1756, Liber 30, p. 45 [MSA S538-44, 1/11/1/38].

Prerogative Court, Wills, George Blackistone, 1774, Liber 39, p. 743 [MSA S538-57, 1/11/2/6].

Return of the Maryland troops, 13 September 1776, Revolutionary War Rolls, NARA M246, folder 35, p. 85, from

U.S. Federal Census, 1790, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

U.S. Federal Census, 1800, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

Published Sources:

Clements, S. Eugene and F. Edward Wright. The Maryland Militia in the Revolutionary War. Silver Spring, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1987.

Dent, John F. "An Incident in the War of Independence." American Monthly Magazine 2: 1 (1893), 226-227.

Fenwick, Charles E. St. Mary's County Tax Assessment Records, 1793-1849. St. Mary's County Historical Society, 2004.

Lee, Jean B. The Price of Nationhood: The American Revolution in Charles County. New York: W.W. Norton, 1994.

Muster Rolls and Other Records of Service of Maryland Troops in the American Revolution, Archives of Maryland Online, vol. 18.

Newman, Henry Wright. Charles County Gentry. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1971.

Papenfuse, Edward C., et al, eds. A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789. Vol. 1. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979.

Ruddiman, John A. Becoming Men of Some Consequence: Youth and Military Service in the Revolutionary War. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2014.

Steuart, Reiman. The Maryland Line. The Society of the Cincinnati, 1971.

Tacyn, Mark Andrew. “’To the End:’ The First Maryland Regiment and the American Revolution.” PhD diss., University of Maryland College Park, 1999.

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