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About Samuel Hanson
Samuel Hanson of Samuel (ca. 1752-1830) MSA SC 3520-592
BORN: ca. 1752 in Port Tobacco Parish, Charles County; probably younger son. NATIVE: fourth generation. RESIDED: in Port Tobacco Upper Hundred, Fourth District, Charles County; Alexandria, Virginia, by 1787.
FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Samuel Hanson (1716-1794). MOTHER: Anne, daughter of Thomas Hawkins. STEPMOTHER Anne Brown (?-ca. 1800), widow of both Samuel Clagett and Robert Horner. UNCLES: John Hanson, Jr. (1721-1783); Walter Hanson (1711/12-1794). BROTHER: Thomas Hawkins (1750-1810). SISTERS: Chloe (ca. 1743-?), who married George Lee (ca. 1736-?); Mildred (ca.1746-by 1796), who married William Baker (ca.1749-1812); Sarah Hawkins (1750-1822); Nancy; Eleanor (?-1796), who married Henry Henley Chapman (?-1821); Anne; and Elizabeth. STEPBROTHERS: Samuel Clagett; Gustavus Brown Horner; William Horner (ca. 1765-?); and John Horner. FIRST COUSIN: Alexander Contee Hanson (1749-1806). MARRIED ca. 1777 Mary Key (Kay), of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. CHILDREN. SONS: Samuel (1786-?), who married Matilda Galloway Hickman and by 1807 had moved to Bourbon County, Kentucky; Isaac Kay (1790-?), who married Maria H. Jones; Thomas (1792-?); and John (1795-1796). DAUGHTERS. Maria (1781-?); Ann (1793-1872); and Lousia Serena (1799-1840), who married Roger Chew Weightman.
PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter; cashier, Bank of Columbia, Washington, D.C.
PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Convention, Charles County, 5th, 1775; Lower House, Charles County, 1782 (elected to the 2nd session of the 1781-1782 Assembly to fill vacancy), 1783, 1784. LOCAL OFFICE: justice, Charles County, 1779-at least 1786. MILITARY SERVICE: lieutenant colonel, Charles County Militia, appointed 1776, served at least until 1778.
WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed value £583.0.0, including 4 slaves and 50 oz. plate, 1783. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 1,549 acres in Charles County (the remainder of a total of 1,770 acres given to him by his father between 1776 and 1779). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: sold all of his Charles County land except 355 acres, and had moved to Alexandria, Virginia, by 1787. Apparently sold his remaining Charles County land by 1798.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: in 1830 in Washington, D.C.
IDENTIFICATION PROBLEMS. The legislative service and officeholding included in this profile have been attributed to Samuel Hanson, of Samuel on the basis of an analysis of the careers, titles, and other information found for the several Samuel Hansons living in Charles County during the period. The service and offices cannot, however, be positively verified. See also the profiles of Samuel Hanson, Jr. (?-1817) and Samuel Hanson (1716-1794).
[Source: Edward C. Papenfuse, et al. A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789. 2 Vols. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979, 1985), 409.] l