Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Alexander Contee Jr Hanson

Male 1786 - 1819  (33 years)


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  • Name Alexander Contee Jr Hanson 
    Born 27 Feb 1786  St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Apr 1819  'Belmont' Howard County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I001828  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 

    Father Alexander Contee Hanson,   b. 22 Oct 1749, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1806, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Howard,   b. 1759, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1806, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 4 Jun 1778  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01175  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Priscilla Dorsey,   b. 24 Oct 1789, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1849, 'Belmont' Howard County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 25 Jun 1805  Howard County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • HANSON, Alexander Co.. Jr., and Miss Priscilla Dorsey, were married Mon, evening last [June 25], by the Rev, Mr, Higinbothom. (June 27, 1805)
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F01174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Hanson, Alexander Contee (1786-1819) of near Elkridge, Howard County, Md. Grandson of John Hanson; nephew of Benjamin Contee. Born in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland., February 27, 1786. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1811-15; U.S. Representative from Maryland 3rd District, 1813-16; U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1816-19; died in office 1819. Episcopalian. Died near Elkridge, Howard County, Md., April 23, 1819. Interment at a private or family graveyard, Howard County, Md. See also: congressional biography.

      HANSON, Alexander Contee, 1786-1819
      Senate Years of Service: 1816-1819
      Party: Federalist


      Library of Congress
      HANSON, Alexander Contee, (grandson of John Hanson), a Representative and a Senator from Maryland; born in Annapolis, Md., February 27, 1786; attended local private schools and graduated from St. John’s College, Annapolis, in 1802; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Annapolis, Md.; member, State house of delegates 1811-1815; established and edited the Federal Republican, an extreme Federalist newspaper, in Baltimore, and on June 22, 1812, four days after war was declared, a mob, irritated by his articles denouncing the administration, destroyed the office; when he issued the paper from another building one week later, he was seriously injured by a mob; moved the paper to Georgetown, D.C., where he published it unmolested; moved to Rockville, Md.; elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses and served from March 4, 1813, until his resignation in 1816; unsuccessful candidate in 1816 for election to the State house of delegates; elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Robert G. Harper and served from December 20, 1816, until his death on his estate, ‘Belmont,’ near Elkridge, Howard County, Md., April 23, 1819; interment in the family burial ground.
      Taken from the American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; Hanson, Alexander Contee. Reflections Upon the Late Correspondence Between Mr. Secretary Smith, and Francis James Jackson. Baltimore: Privately published, 1810.

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