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

Henry Compton

Male Abt 1800 - 1838  (~ 38 years)


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  • Name Henry Compton 
    Born Abt 1800  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1838  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 19 Aug 1838  Eversfield-Bowie Cemetery, Croom, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I107798  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 

    Father Henry Truman Compton,   b. Abt 1760, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Swann,   b. Bef 1780, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1803, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 17 Nov 1797  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F26339  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Thomas Wood,   b. 1804, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1865, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F8413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Research Notes from Bruce Compton
      Find-a-Grave record for Henry Compton: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=164622299

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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1; 1803-1808;
      Folio 534 EDWARD SWANN 09i/5/1801 05/10/1803
      "... being now in Perfect health and Memory . ."
      Bequeaths to:
      I. Nancy Swann --wife
      -to have the dwelling plantation whereon testator now lives for her natural life or widowhood
      -to have Negroes: "Bigg Harry" "Little Harry" "Frank" "Jack" "Nedd" "Sal!"
      "John" "Charles"
      -to have 20 head of cattle, 8 head of horses, and all of testator's household furniture
      2. "Pegg" --Negro woman -after widow's decease or remarriage to be free
      3. William Swann --son
      -after widow's death or remarriage to have all of testator's part of a tract of land called "Pascoam Enlarged"
      4. Edward Swann --son
      -after widow's decease or remarriage, to have part of 3 tracts of [and called
      "Part of Masauscon" "Part of Retaliation" and "Part of Addition"
      -after widow's decease or remarriage to divide equally with William all the personal property bequeathed to her
      5. Thomas Swann --son
      -to have 1/2 of 2000 acres of ]and which testator holds lying in Georgia and the other 1/2 to be divided between testator's 2 sons William and Edward
      6. Henry Compton --grandson
      -to have all the several parts or parcels of tract lving in Prince George's county being part of a tract called "Gidling" cont. 100 acres adjacent to the land belonging to the heirs of Eversfield and another part of a tract called "Cox Hayse Enlarged' cont. 23 acres which was originally called "The New Exchange" and also to have par( of another tract called "Quicksale" cont. 100 acres being the southernmost fourth part thereof, and also to have part of another tract of land or parcel lying between "The New Exchange" and "Quicksale" called "Cox Hayse Enlarged" cont. 70 acres and also to have part of another tract or parcel called "Anchovy Hills" lying adjacent to the land belonging to the heirs of James T. Yates cont. 30 acres
      -to have Negroes: "Kitty" "Jacob"
      7, Edward Compton --grandson
      -to have Negroes: "Benjamin" "David" "Abraham" "N ace" Mulatto lad "Ned"
      Negro woman "Nay" infant girl "Kitty" "Aggy" "Negro boy "Abraham" being the son of "Aggy" Negro girl "Minty" being the daughter of "Aggy" Negro boy "Isaac" son of "Aggy" Negro woman "Barsheba" Negro girls "Henny" "Lucy" daughter of "Barsheba" Negro woman "Rachel" Negro girl "hilly" Negro girl "Peg" Negro girl "Sarah" infant girl "Mary" the daughter of Rachel"
      8. Samuel Edward Compton --grandson
      -to have 30 head of black cattle, 3 yoke of oxen. and 6 horses all now on the plantation where Henry T. Compton lives, also to have 6 feather beds and furn., which are in the care of Henry T. Compton
      -Henry and Samuel to have the land and Negroes on the condition that they pay all bonds which remain unpaid at testator's death being : 8 bonds dated 03/09/1801 far $500.00 each, and also 10 bonds dated 07/1411801 for 580.00 each all payable to Henry T. Compton
      -and in order to help pay the bonds off, testator leaves all the estate devised to them in the hands of Henry T. Compton
      -Samuel to have 20 Negroes now in the hire of Henry T. Compton
      -to have 30 head of cattle, 3 yoke of oxen, 6 head of horses, and 6 feather beds and fur.
      Witnesses: Joshua Wilson, Levin C. Wailes, Stephen Swann, John Beavcn
      Codicil to the will: E. Henry Compton --grandson
      -whereas since the writing of the will, testator's grandson Samuel Edward Compton has died without heir, then Henry to have all the estate left to Samuel with the same expressed conditions
      Witnesses: Thomas Parran, Isaac Norfolk
      When came: Levin C. Wailes and stephen Swann
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand

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