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

Samuel Magruder

Male 1708 - 1786  (78 years)


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  • Name Samuel Magruder 
    Born 24 Feb 1707/08  Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Jul 1786  Montgomery County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I008207  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Father Ninian Magruder,   b. 1686, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1751, Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Brewer,   b. 26 Oct 1690, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1751, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 12 Aug 1712  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F05077  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Beall Jackson,   b. 1711, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1801, Montgomery County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 1728  Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Magruder,   b. 8 Nov 1730, Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1812, Montgomery County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Ruth Magruder,   b. 8 Jul 1732, Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1786, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 53 years)
     3. Sarah Magruder,   b. 11 Apr 1734, Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1792, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 59 years)
     4. Ninian Beall Magruder,   b. 22 Nov 1735, Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1809, Columbia County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Anne 'Nancy' Magruder,   b. 8 Jul 1738, Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1815, Montgomery County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     6. Margaret Magruder,   b. 30 Sep 1740, Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1784, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 43 years)
     7. Joseph Magruder,   b. 16 Oct 1742, Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1793, Montgomery County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     8. Samuel Brewer Magruder,   b. 14 Oct 1744, Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1818, Montgomery County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F05380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pmm5&id=I20807

      Samuel III Magruder was born 24 FEB 1708 in Prince George's County, Maryland, and died JUN 1786 in Montgomery County, Maryland. He was the son of 2. Ninian Magruder and 3. Elizabeth Brewer. He married Margaret Beall Jackson CA 1728 in Prince George's County, Maryland, daughter of John Jackson and Ruth Beall. She was born 1711, and died 1801.

      Children of Samuel III Magruder and Margaret Beall Jackson are:

      i. Elizabeth Magruder was born 8 NOV 1730 in Prince George's County, Maryland. She married William Offutt, son of William Offutt and Jane Joyce. He was born 14 FEB 1728/29 in Prince George's County, Maryland, and died 1786.
      ii. Ruth Magruder was born 8 JUL 1732 in Prince George's County, Maryland, and died YOUNG.
      iii. Sarah Magruder was born 11 APR 1734 in Prince George's County, Maryland, and died YOUNG.
      iv. Ninian Beall Magruder was born 22 NOV 1735 in Prince George's County, Maryland, and died 1810 in Columbia County, Georgia. He married Rebecca Young in Prince George's County, Maryland, daughter of William Young and Eleanor Talbott.
      v. Anne Magruder was born 8 JUL 1738 in Prince George's County, Maryland. She married Henry Clagett 1756, son of Thomas Clagett and Anne Wheeler. He was born CA 1728, and died CA 1777 in Montgomery County, Maryland.
      vi. Margaret Magruder was born 30 SEP 1740 in Prince George's County, Maryland, and died bef ORE 1784. She married Jacob Williams 1760, son of William Williams and Verlinda Lamar. He was born in Montgomery County, Maryland, and died 1804 in Montgomery County, Maryland.
      vii. Joseph Magruder was born 16 OCT 1742 in Prince George's County, Maryland, and died 1793 in Montgomery County, Maryland. He married Mary Jackson. He married Catherine Fleming in Maryland. She died CA 1821 in Montgomery County, Maryland.
      viii. Samuel Brewer Magruder was born 14 OCT 1744 in Prince George's County, Maryland, and died 1818 in Montgomery County, Maryland. He married Rebecca Magruder, daughter of Ninian Magruder and Mary Offutt. She was born CA 1746 in Prince George's County, Maryland. He married Eleanor Warren.
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      WILSON, JOSHUA, Prince George's Co. ===========; 27 Nov. 1745
      To bro. JAMES WILSON (page 320). pt. of Mt. Calvert Mannor, which my father purchased of Capt. Ennes, then to my nephew WM. WILSON SELBY, son of Wm. Magruder Selby.
      To niece MARTHA WILSON, dau. of my bro. JAMES WILSON, slave,
      To nephew WM. WILKINSON WILSON, 1 slave.
      To nephew JOSIAH WILSON, son of bro. JAMES WILSON, 1 slave.
      To bro. JOSEPH WILSON, tract which my father formerly purchased of John Deakins; also the land he purchased of Christopher Beanes.
      To nephew WILLIAM WILSON SELBY
      To my friend THOMAS HODGKIN, 10 pounds sterl.
      To sister, MARTHA SELBY, 20 pounds sterl.
      To nephew SAMUEL SELBY, nephew NATHANIEL SELBY, bro. LINGAN WILSON
      if it please God to afflict me with sickness in any foreign country, and take me out of this world, then I will my bro. JOSEPH an equal pts with my bro. JAMES.
      Wit: Richard Marsham Waring, Henry Hall, Samuel Magruder. MCW 24.327
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      MAGRUDER, NINIAN. Prince George's Co, 6 May, 1751; 26 Jun, 1751
      To son John Magruder, 300 A., being pt. of "Magruder's Purchase," and pt. of "The Addition of Magruder Purchase," whereon he now lives.
      To son Nathaniel Magruder, 101 A., being pt. of "Magruder's Purchase," and 200 A. of 'Honesty," where he now lives*
      To son James Magruder, 300 A., being pt. of land called "Alexandra, whereon I now live, and 300 A. being pt. of tract called "Honesty,, and 1/3 pt. of lot of ground In Upper Marlborough Town No. 47: also 2 slaves.
      To 2 sons Samuel and Ninian Magruder, remaining pt. of tract called "Honesty."
      To 2 sons John and Nathaniel, land "Grubby Thickett," 330 A.
      To dau, Rachel Clagett, 13 pounds sterl.
      To dau, Verlinda. Magruder, 2 slaves, and a side saddle that I have ordered from Mr, Groves, merchant In London.
      To 2 sons John and Nathaniel, my wearing apparel.
      To dau, Sarah Beall, 1 slave.
      To dau. Elizabeth Perry, 1 slave.
      To dau, Anne Clagett, 1 slave,
      To dau. Rebecca Offutt, 1 slave.
      My 11 children: Samuel, John, Ninian, Nathaniel, James Magruder, Sarah Beall, Elizabeth Perry, Anne Clagett., Rebecca Offutt, Rachel Clagett and Virlinda Magruder.
      Son James Magruder, ex.
      Wit: Nathaniel Magruder, Jeremiah Magruder, James Gibson. MCW 28, 84
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      YOUNG, WILLIAM, Prince George's Co. 22 Sep, 1755; 8 Sep, 1760
      To children: William, John, Hugh and Margaret Young, stock.
      To dau. Margaret Young the land I bought of Samuel Magruder, called Good Luck, whereon I now live.
      To sons John and Hugh Young, land I bought of Samuel Collard and wife, lying In Frederick County, called Duke's Wood, 530 A, I give my 4 children: William,, John, Hugh and Margaret Young, to be equally divided between them remainder of estate. My young son Wm. Young, not of age, or that he is an incapable person, his pt. left In hands of his bro. John, who will assist him at a living.
      Ex: Son John.
      Wit: William Willett, John Clagett, James Gibson. 31.52
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      YOUNG, MARGARET, Prince George's Co. 7 Jan. 1775; 17 Feb, 1775
      To bros: John Young and Hugh Young, tract part of "Good Luck" which my father bought of Samuel Magruder and willed to me to them equally,
      To bro, William Young, wearing apparel.
      To bro, Hugh Young, ex., residue of my estate,
      Wit: Lewis Jones; Robert Shurlock; James Gibson, 40, 328
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      1761-1763 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      414-415. Samuel Magruder 3d recorded 16 March 1762, made 10 March between William Offutt Magruder, for 60 pS, sells 182 acres, part of Magruders and Bealls Honesty, adjacent to Ninian Beall Magruder's part. Signed William Offutt Magruder before Chas Jones, David Lynn. Receipt. Ack. Ack. Mary Magruder. mother of the said William Offutt Magruder ack. her right of dower, and released same. AF & duty paid.
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      1765-1768 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      1103-1105. Jacob Williams recorded deed of gift 5 April 1767. 1 Samuel Magruder the 3d for the natural affection which I have & bear unto my beloved daughter Margaret & Jacob Williams her husband, grant part oftract called Hensly & Addition to Hensly Resurveyed, beginning at the 24th line oftract called Trouble Enough, M&B given for 96 acres. Signed Samuel Magruder the 3d, before Josi Beall, Andrew Heugh. Margaret Magruder wife of Samuel Magruder released dower.
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      1765-1768 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      1347-1349. John Murdock and by order of Frederick County Court, the following Commission and depositions are recorded. To Charles Jones, Robert Peter, Anthony Holmead and Erasmus Gill
      Whereas John Murdock ofthe county aforesaid is possessed ofthree tracts: one Philip and Jacob, one Whitehaven, and likewise a part of a tract called Friendship, petitioned before Thomas Beatty and his associates to examine evidence to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds ofthe aforesaid tract. Issued 25 day of June 1764, by John Darnall.
      Deposition of Col. George Beall aged about 70 years, relating to beginning tree, now a heap of stones, of land called Philip and Jacob also the beginning of a tract of land called Whitehaven, sayeth that. Capt. James Edmonston took up a tract called Amsterdam, that he this deponent was present and heard the said Edmonston say that here was the beginning, meaning the heap ofstones, of White Haven and Philip and Jacob, and that he the said Edmonston, made his beginning for Amsterdam at the said heap of stones. Further says that he believes and understood that Friendship has a reference to Philip and Jacob and Whitehaven, and that he has no land situated with any of the tracts. 5 August 1765.
      Deposition of Captain George Beall, aged about 30 years, says the beginning tree, now a heap of stones, of a tract called Philip and Jacob and also of a tract called White Haven, sayeth that his father about 15 years ago told him that the heap of stones was the beginning of the two tracts. 5 August 1765.
      Deposition of Samuel Magruder, aged about 57 years, says that about 37 or 38 years ago, the aforesaid land then in the possession of one Powell, and that the said beginning was proved by Charles Beall and John Flint Senr., this deponent being on that occasion one of the juryman, and says further that a white oak stump with two large stones set against it standing near the bank ofthe River Potowmack, and near to the mouth of Rock Creek is the stump ofthe tree which was the beginning tree ofthe aforesaid tract ofland then in the possession of one Powell, and it was then taken up by one John Evans, but this deponent does not remember to have heard the name ofthe land. 5 August 1765.
      Deposition of Samuel Magruder the third, aged about 57 years relating to the beginning of a tract of land, says that he was informed 37 or 38 years ago that the beginning tree was standing near the end of the first line of Evan's Land.
      Deposition of Col. George Beall aged 70 years. That about 30 years ago, he was in company with John Flint, who showed him a hickory for the beginning tree of Friendship, and that a locust post now fixed in the ground is in the very spot where the hickory stood, near the main road from George Town to Frederick Town, in the very place where Charles Beall showed him this deponent about 45 years ago, and that said was a tree of Addison's land called Friendship.
      Deposition of Captain George Beall, identifies locust post, let down by Mr. John Murdock, which is fixed in place where this deponents
      father showed him was the beginning place ofFriendship; and he was showed the same place by Mr. William Dent afterwards. 5 August 1765.
      Deposition of Ninian Tannahill, Senior, aged about 73 years, relating to a tract called Friendship, which he understood was taken up by Mr. Stoddart and Mr. Thomas Addison, says that a split rock standing to the south westward about 100 yards from Thomas Grave's plantation was showed to him about 37 years ago by John Allison to be the end of said land. 5 August 1765.
      Deposition of John Dowden Senr., about 64 years, being first sworn, relating to a boundary of a tract ofland called "Friendship," which was taken up by Mr. Stoddart and Thomas Addison, that a split rock standing about 300 years from Thomas Grave's plantation was shown to him by both George Beall and John Allison Senior to be the corner ofthe tract of land called friendship. 5 August 1765.
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1777-1781; Liber A1, Page 546. By order of the Justices of M Aug Court 1780, and at the request of George Beall and Thomas Beall (son of George), the following Land Commission and Depositions were recorded (to wit)
      Messrs Andrew Heugh, Benjamin Becraft Jr, Thomas Maccubbin, and Aaron Lanham, of M, Gentlemen, were appointed Land Commissioners19, to take testimony about the bounds of a tract of land called The Rock of Dumbarton, owned by sd George and Thomas Beall, sons of the late Colo George Beall, since its bounds were precarious. Signed Apr 13, 1780 - Brooke Beall, Clk.
      The Land Commissioners were sworn before Richard Thompson. The Commissioners set up at the M Courthouse, at Mr. Anthony Reintzel's Store in George Town, at the Church of M known by the name of Rock Creek Church, copies of an advertisement in the Maryland Gazette giving notice about this Land Commission.
      Monday, Jul 31, 1780. Benjamin Becraft and Thomas McCubbin met and took the following depositions, that is to say, Simon Nicholls, aged 55 years, deposes that about 19-20 years ago, being on the side of Potowmack River about 8-10 yards from the bank of sd River somewhat above the mouth of Rock Cr and about 20 yards on the east side of a small branch or gutter leading down into the River, he was then and there shown, by Luke Bernard Sr, this stump of a tree, about 3-4 feet high, and sd Bernard told this deponent that he was shown it when a tree, by John Powel, for the bounded or beginning tree of a tract of land called The Rock of Dumbarton, and further, this deponent says that Arden Mariarte was present at the same time, and he had been shown it for the beginning of the Rock of Dumbarton. Signed - Simon Nicholls.
      Hezekiah Magruder, age 50, deposes that on about Jul 28, 1758, Luke Bernard Sr showed this deponent a white oak tree, the stump of which tree and the place where it stands, is described in the foregoing deposition of Simon Nicholls, and sd Bernard putting his hand on the sd tree, said this is the beginning tree of a tract of land called the Rock of Dumbarton, belonging to Colo George Beall. I saw it bounded by Charles Beall about 45 years ago, and he then told me it was the beginning tree of the Rock of Dumbarton. Signed - Hezh Magruder.
      As the day proves rainy and no more witnesses offered, the Commissioners afd adjourn their further proceedings until Wednesday next, Aug 2, when they intend to meet on sd land.
      On Aug 2, 1780, all 4 Commissioners met when the following depositions were taken
      Samuel Magruder, aged 72 years last Feb, at the stump of a tree described in the deposition of Simon Nicholls, above the mouth of Rock Creek Branch, deposes that upwards of 40 years ago, the late James Holmead, John Flint, David Burns, Thomas Lucus, and John Dowden, "with several others", met at this place about some business and told him, this deponent, that the white oak tree of which this is the stump, is the beginning tree of Capt. George Beall's land, meaning the late Colo George Beall, and some years after, the late George Read also showed this deponent the sd tree and told him that it was the beginning tree of the late Colo George Beall's land named the Rock of Dumbarton. Signed - Samuel Magruder son of Ninian.
      John Clagett, aged 67 next Oct, at the stump above the mouth of Rock Creek Branch described in the foregoing depositions, deposes that when George Town was first laid out, the Commissioners for sd Town, the deponent being one of them, sent for Luke Bernard to show them the beginning of The Rock of Dumbarton, Colo Beall's land, when he showed the tree of which this is the stump afd, and to the best of his knowledge, John Dowden showed him and the other Commissioners the sd tree for the beginning of George Beall's land. Signed - John Clagett.
      Andrew Heugh, age 51 years last Jan, being one of the afd Commissioners, at the stump afd, says that about 30 years ago, when the deponent kept store at Rock Creek Warehouse for Messrs Robt. and Thomas Dunlop of Glasgow, merchants, the late Colo George Beall was often at the store with the deponent, that Thomas Edmonstone, his nephew, pretended to take up a piece of land at the mouth of Rock Creek Branch, deemed by every one about the place, to be Colo Beall's land. This seemed to give the Colo a good deal of concern and he showed this deponent a paper containing either what Luke Bernard did or would swear, relative to the beginning of his land, which the deponent well remembers was very positive, and that Barnard said in that paper, he had his knowledge of the beginning or bounds of the lands from a certain Jacky John Williams, many years before, and further, this deponent says that the late George Gordon showed him, some years after, a tree. He thinks this is the stump of it, meaning the stump afd, for the beginning tree of the Rock of Dumbarton. Signed - Andrew Heugh.
      The petitioners and proprietors, Messrs George and Thomas Beall are of the opinion the beginning of their land named the Rock of Dumbarton is sufficiently proved. In order to perpetuate the same, a stone was placed and fixed by the side of the stump in the presence of the afd Commissioners and Deponents, with Robert Peter and Edward Villers Harbin. Signed Aug 2, 1780 - Andrew Heugh, Benjn Becraft Jr, Thomas Maccubbin, Aaron Lanham.
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      1773-1778 Frederick County Land Records; {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      V:309-311. Joseph Magruder recorded deed of gift 11 May 1774 from Saml Magruder 3d, for natural love and affection for my son, grants part of tract called Hensley, adjacent on 12th line of Trouble Enough, 314 acres. Margaret, wife of Samuel Magruder 3d released dower rights.
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1777-1781; Liber A1, Page 625. Feb 23, 1781 from John Hawkins and Elisabeth Lawrance (wife of the sd John Hawkins), both of M, to Samuel Magruder (son of Ninian) of M, for 526 part of a tract of land called Contention, lying in M, bounded by a tract of land called Friendship, originally granted Charles Beall and Capt. Thomas Fletchall, a tract of land called Huntington, containing about 237 acres. Signed - John Hawkins, Elizabeth Lawrance Hawkins. Wit - George Beall*, Thos. Beall of Geo*. Recorded May 22, 1781.

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