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

Benjamin Truman

Male 1721 - 1789  (68 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Truman 
    Born 1721  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Oct 1789  Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I021070  Tree1
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2019 

    Father Edward Truman,   b. 1685, Calvert County, Maryland now Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1729, Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Hutchison,   b. Abt 1694, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1766, Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 1722  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10127  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Monica MNU Truman,   b. Aft 1726,   d. Abt 1807, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 79 years) 
    Married Aft 1744  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Truman,   b. Abt 1759, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1781, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)
     2. Benoni Truman,   b. Bef 1761, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1824, Oldham County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 63 years)
     3. Edward Truman,   b. Abt 1769, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1820, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
     4. Henry Truman,   b. Abt 1772, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1846, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     5. Monica Truman,   b. Abt 1776, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1812, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F12917  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1784-1789;
      Folio 284 BENJAMIN TRUEMAN 09/07/1789 10/17/1789 "being week & Low of Body ..
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Monacay Trueman --wife
      -to have all of testator's household furniture and plantation for her natural life
      2. Edward Trueman --son
      Henry Trueman --son
      -after widow's decease, testator's plantation whereon he now lives being part of a tract called "Blackwell" and another tract called "Thomas Anthony's Choice" to be divided between them w/ Henry to divide the two parts with equal division
      3. Benamy Trueman --son
      Rebecca Trueman --daughter
      Monacay Trueman --daughter
      -at widow's decease to have all the stock on the plantation along w/utensils and beds and fum. to be divided between them
      Witnesses: Walter Watson
      Alexander Oliver (mark)
      James Watson, Sr. (mark)
      Then came: Alexander Oliver and James Watson, Sr.
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand

      1807 Administrators bonds 1799, pg 276 P.G. Co
      Benoni Truman renounces the rights to administer the estate of his father, Benjamin Truman. Testator- Edward Scott.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1759-1763; Liber RR {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 86. At the request of Ignatius Digges the following Deed was recorded September 13, 1760
      Indenture made August 19, 1760; Benjamin Truman in consideration of 61 pounds 16 shillings and 3 pence paid by Ignatius Digges, Esqr., has sold a tract called "Thomas and Anthony's Choice" containing 247-1/4 acres and beginning at the second bound tree of "Blackwell". Signed Reverend Benjamin Truman in the presence of and acknowledged before John Heburn, John Stone Hawkins and at the same time Monica Truman w/o Benjamin relinquished her right of dower
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1759-1763; Liber RR {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 88. At the request of Walter Hoxton the following Deed was recorded September 29, 1760
      Indenture made August 19, 1760; Benjamin Truman, planter in consideration of 48 pounds 7 shillings and 6 pence paid by Walter Hoxton, Gentleman has sold part of a tract called "Blackwell" containing 193-1/2 acres and bounded by "Brooke Court" or the "Aquasco Mannor". Signed Benjamin Truman in the presence of and acknowledged before John Hepburn, John Stone Hawkins and at the same time Monica Truman w/o Benjamin relinquished her right of dower
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1767-1769; Liber BB 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 187. At the request of Samuel Cave the following Deed was recorded January 23, 1768
      Indenture made December 24, 1767; Benjamin Trueman, planter in consideration of 40 pounds current money paid by Samuel Cave, planter has sold the southernmost part of a tract called "Taylor's Coast" containing 37 acres and beginning at the southwest corner tree of "Thomas and Anthony's Choice" and bordering on "Doves Perch". Signed Benjamin Trueman in the presence of and acknowledged before Francis Waring, Thomas Trueman and at the same time Monica Trueman wife of Benjamin Trueman relinquished her right of dower
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1767-1769; Liber BB 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 291. At the request of James Johnson the following Land Commission was recorded August 13, 1768
      Memorandum that on the special petition of James Johnson preferred to the justices of Prince George's County, Maryland on the 4th Tuesday in March in the 16th year of his Lordship commission the Right Hon. the Lord Proprietary Dominion etc., his Lordship commission issued by order of the justices aforesaid out of the county aforesaid on June 22, 1767 in these words following, Frederick Absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Province of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltimore vizt; to Messrs George Biggs, James Willson, John Cox and Joseph Letchworth of PGCo Gentleman, whereas James Johnson, is seized of part of a tract called "Woods Joy" and preferred his petition in writing to our county court held at Upper Marlborough Town to examine evidence to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the said tract of land. Therefore, we command you any three or two of you to examine all witnesses or persons concerned touching their knowledge of the bounds of the said tract. Witness Francis Waring, Gentleman, March 27, 1767 issued June 22, 1767, Joseph Sim, Clk
      pursuant to a commission to examine evidences to prove the bounds of "Woods Joy" we intend to meet on Monday, February 1, 1768. Witness our hands and seals this December 18, 1767, George Biggs, John Cox, Joseph Letchworth, James Wilson
      Alexander Magruder, Sr., aged 50 years or thereabouts deposes that 25 years ago or thereabouts he was brought down to run out the land that was sold by Samuel Perry [sic Perrie] to Alexander Tolley and near the place he now stands John Anderson said the place where is now fixed a cedar post Samuel Perry [sic Perrie] and Alexander Tolley agreed he should run a west lying from it. And further saith that there were two marked saplings showed by John Anderson about 5 feet from the said place being on the west side of Patuxent River about 6 yards to the westward of a small marsh and about 300 yards from a sandy point of the said river called Truman's Point.
      Richard Hutton aged 39 years or thereabouts deposeth about 7 years ago he and John Johnson, Sr., The owner of this land which is part of "Woods Joy" was going to the riverside and he asked him how far his line ran this way and Johnson showed him a place where there is now fixed a cedar post and likewise told him they ran a west course from this place it being the same place as depositioned above
      Benjamin Truman aged 47 years or thereabouts deposeth that about 25 or 26 years ago at or near the place where he now stands where is fixed a cedar post that John Anderson told him it was the boundary between Samuel Perry [sic Perrie] and John Johnson, Sr., lands and that he had always understood John Johnson's land was part of "Woods Joy" and that he had known Johnson to make use of the land to the southward of the division line it being the same place as depositioned above
      James Collings, age 45 years deposeth that 25 years ago or thereabouts he was showed by John Anderson at or near the place he now stands where is now fixed a cedar post a boundary beginning the beginning of the division between Samuel Perry [sic Perrie] and John Johnson, Sr., lands they being present and had not any objections. He further saith that he heard the said Johnson say the land to the northward of the division line was sold by Samuel Perry [sic Perrie] to Alexander Tolly and part of "Woods Joy" and further saith that the said John Johnson had a fence near the division line and that when the line was run it struck the fence in several places and that they had put the chain through the fence in measuring the line and that he has known the said Johnson to make use of the land to the southward up to the division line it being the same place as depositioned above
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1769-1772; Liber AA 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 246. At the request of Thomas Truman the following Deed was recorded May 1, 1771
      Indenture made July 23, 1720; Edward Truman, Gentleman in consideration of 50 pounds sterling current money of England paid by Thomas Truman, deceased father of James Truman has sold part of a tract lying on the west side of Patuxent River called "Blackwell" containing 250 acres in the woods behind a tract called the "Aquasco Mannor" and bounded by land formerly granted to Thomas Kemp called "Thomas and Anthonys Choice" and the land of John Boage called "Poplar Hills". Signed Edward Truman in the presence of and acknowledged before Levin Covington, Thomas Gantt
      On the back of which deed was thus Indorsed PGCo, July 23, 1720
      Memorandum that this day Mrs. Elizabeth Truman acknowledged before us the subscribers 2 of his lordships justices of the peace for the County being examined apart from her husband that she voluntarily became a party to the within deed without fear or dread and that she hereby acquitted her right of dower to the Lands within expressed, Levin Covington, Thomas Gantt

      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1769-1772; Liber AA 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 247. At the request of Thomas Truman the following Bond was recorded May 1, 1771
      I Benjamin Truman and held and firmly bound unto Thomas Truman, planter in the sum of 500 pounds sterling money of Great Britain for which payment well and truly to be made firmly by these presents seal with my seal and dated this December 3, 1770. The condition of the above obligation is such that if Benjamin Trueman shall well and freely stand to abide by the award and final determination of Charles Somerset Smith, Joseph Sim, William Bowie and Henry Tubman, Esquires arbitrators indifferently named and chosen to arbitrate and determine two tracts of land called "Thomas and Anthonys Choice" and Blackwell if the award against the above bounded Benjamin Truman he is to give a good and sufficient deed. Signed Benjamin Truman in the presence of Ann Binhan, Alexander Truman and acknowledged before

      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1769-1772; Liber AA 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 248. At the request of Thomas Truman the following Award was recorded May 1, 1771
      To all whom these presents may concern whereas divers controversies and disputes have arisen between Thomas Trueman and Benjamin Trueman concerning the right of two tracts of land called "Thomas and Anthonys Choice" and Blackwell and for settling and putting in and to such differences day Thomas Trueman and Benjamin Truman 5 there several bonds bearing date December 3, 1770 are bound to each other in the penal sum of 500 pounds sterling money of Great Britain to stand to and abide by the award and final determination of Charles Somerset Smith, Joseph Sim, William Bowie and Henry Tubman appointed by each party as arbitrators but it being afterwards agreed by the parties that Charles Somerset Smith should not act in the award be returned in writing by the other arbitrators.
      Now know ye that the arbitrators hereunto subscribed and seals of afixed having fully examined and duly considered all deeds wills and other proofs and allegations relating to the said lands of which were produced to us by the parties we do award and determine that the aforesaid parts of two tracts called "Thomas and Anthonys Choice" and Blackwell as contained in the lines courses and limits in a deed from Edward Truman to James Truman for the us aforesaid parts of two tracts but not recorded as required by law are the right of and do clearly and justly belonged to Thomas Truman. We do further award in order Benjamin Trueman do with all convenient speed execute a good and sufficient deed in law for conveying and making over the two parts of land to the said Thomas Truman. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this April 8, 1771, Joseph Sim, William Bowie, Henry Tubman

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