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

Benjamin Estep

Male Bef 1770 - 1823  (> 53 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Estep 
    Born Bef 1770  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Nov 1823  Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I111142  Tree1
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Benjamin Estep,   b. Bef 1750, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1799, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 49 years) 
    Mother Mary Moran,   b. 1770, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1810, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married Abt 1786  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F43910  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Taylor,   b. Bef 1777,   d. Aft 1823, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1793  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F40410  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1823-1827 Prince George's County MD Will Book
      Folio 348 BENJAMIN ESTEP 10/23/1823 11/15/1823
      "being sick and weak in body ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Vinson Estep --son (elder son by present wife)
      -to have part of the land and plantation whereon the testator now lives called "Penny's Choice" beginning at a stone at the marsh and running with a direct line to a Spring Branch of George W. Craycroft thence with the branch until it intersects with Pricy Estep's land
      -to have the testator's sorrel mare, bridle and saddle and 1 feather bed and furn.
      2. Michael Estep --youngest son
      -to have part of the testator's plantation called "Penny's Choice" beginning at the Spring Branch of George W. Craycroft and with a direct line until it intersects the land of Daniel Rawlings
      -to have 1 bed and fum., 1 pair of hand mill stones, 1 shot gun, 1 cross cut saw 1 pair of stillards
      3. Susanna Margaret Vinson --daughter
      Catheren Vinson --daughter {2 youngest daughters)
      -to have Negro boy "Ta--" for their support until they arrive at age 16 and then ifthey shall not agree for the boy to be sold and the money to be divided equally between them
      4. Elizabeth Ann Pierce --daughter
      -to have 1 heifer
      5. Sarah Oden (?) --daughter
      -to have the sum of $1 0.00 to be paid within 6 months after testator's death
      6. James Henry Richardson --grandson
      -to have 1 heifer
      7. Wife
      -to have Negro woman "Esther"
      -to have 2 cows and 2 yearlings, 1 bed and fum., 8 head of hogs,
      1 spinning wheel and all the household and kitchen furniture and 1 gray mare and cart
      -named executrix of the will
      Witnesses: Benjamin Pierce
      Clement Craycraft
      Thomas Bean
      Then came: Benjamin Pierce and Clement Craycraft
      Note: the testator signed the will with his mark
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1791-1793; Liber JRM 1 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 507. At the request of Benjamin Estep the following Deed was recorded March 23, 1793
      Indenture made November 16, 1792; William Cook, tanner of Charles County, Maryland in consideration of 450 pounds real money paid by Benjamin Estep, planter of PGCo has sold a PGCo tract called "Pennys Choice" formerly laid out for Henry Thickpenny in Calvert County, Maryland {now PGCo} on the west side of Patuxent River and on the north side of Swansons Creek containing 200 acres only the graveyard excepted; and the said William Cook is in full possession and is firmly seized in his demesne of an indefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple. William Cook in the presence of and acknowledged before Fielder Bowie, Robert Bowie and at the same time Henrietta Cooke w/o William Cooke relinquished her right of dower

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