Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)


Treasurer of the Western Shore, 1826-1843
Portrait by Florence MacKubin (1905)
MSA SC 1545-1189

George Mackubin was born on March 9, 1789, the son of Richard Maccubbin, Jr., an Annapolis merchant, and his wife Catherine (Waters) Maccubbin. He graduated from St. John's College with a B.A. degree in 1806.

In 1812, Mackubin married his distant cousin Eleanor Maccubbin (1795-1858), also of Annapolis. She was the daughter of Charles and Sarah (Allen) Maccubbin and the stepdaughter of Judge Nicholas Brewer, a member of both the House of Delegates and Executive Council and chief judge of the Anne Arundel County Orphans Court for many years. Eleanor was the grandniece of Charles Carroll, Barrister. She had a brother, Charles, and a sister, Mary Clare, who married Daniel Martin, Governor of Maryland, 1828-1829. George and Eleanor Mackubin had eleven children: Matilda, Richard Creagh, Elizabeth, Charles Nicholas, Mary Catherine, George, Eleanor Maria, George, James, Sarah Clare, and Lola.

George Mackubin represented Annapolis in the House of Delegates in 1810 and participated in the War of 1812 as an artillery company private. He served on the Common Council of the City of Annapolis, the Board of Visitors and Governors of St. John's College, and as Treasurer of the Western Shore from 1826 to 1843.

Although Mackubin lived in Annapolis, he owned a farm in Anne Arundel County and land in Allegany County. He was an investor in several railroads and banks, as well as in the stock of the United States, Maryland, Virginia, and Kentucky.

George Mackubin died on January 11, 1853. His personal estate was valued at more than $100,000, almost all of which was distributed to his heirs.

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