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

John Contee

Male 1794 - 1839  (45 years)


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  • Name John Contee 
    Born 7 Nov 1794  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Nov 1839  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I56073  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 

    Father Richard Alexander Contee,   b. 1753, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1818, Ranelagh, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Gassaway Rawlings,   b. 15 Aug 1768, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 23 Jan 1794  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F31475  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Duckett,   b. 16 Oct 1796, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1821, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1813  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Contee,   b. 3 Dec 1814, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1831, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)  [natural]
     2. John Contee,   b. 8 Jul 1816, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1864, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)  [natural]
     3. Margaret Contee,   b. 26 Jul 1820, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F31476  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anna Louisa Snowden,   b. Aug 1800, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 1824  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F31477  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1823-1827 Prince George's County MD Will Book
      Folio 342 ISAAC DUCKETT 05/04/1822 07/08/1823
      "of sound and disposing mind memory & understanding ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. John Contee --son-in-law
      -to have all the testator's plate of every kind, testator's watch, chain, and seals and furniture of every sort and description
      -named executor of the will and empowered to do with the estate as he sees proper for the advantage of the testator's grandchildren
      Witnesses: Samuel Maccubbin
      Joseph Stockett
      Richard Tollman
      Then came: Joseph Stockett and Richard Tollman
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book HB-14, 1817-1825; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 120.
      Jane Contee, Will (copy), January 5, 1820; June 3, 1820
      I, Jane Contee of the town and county of Alexandria in the District of Columbia;
      To my slaves; Monaca, Nell, Anney & William, daughters and son of the aforesaid Monaca, also Weston Hamilton and Philip Hamilton the sons of the aforesaid Nell, their full and absolute freedom.
      To John Contee and Richard Alexander Contee, the sons of my brother Richard Alexander Contee, 1 guinea each.
      To Matilda Margaret Snowden Sanders, Enoch Marguder and Richard Alexander Contee Magruder, the daughter and sons of my sister Ann Magruder, 1 guinea each.
      To sister Elizabeth Keith, my half tract of land in Charles County Maryland, and conveyed to us jointly by our father …. (faded illegible writing was inserted between the line, but seems to suggest that after her death to her children ) …John Contee Keith, Elizabeth Contee Keith, Margaret Snowden Keith, Jane Ann Contee Keith and Catharine Contee Keith, the son and daughters of my sister.
      To Elizabeth Contee Keith, Margaret Snowden Keith, Jane Ann Contee Keith and Catharine Contee Keith, the rest and residue of my estate.
      Executors: sister Elizabeth Keith and James Keith Jr. her son
      Signed: January 5, 1820 Jane Contee
      Wit: John Roberts, John W. Massie, Thomas R. Keith, William Washington
      At a session of the Orphans Court for the County of Alexandria, District of Columbia June 3, 1820 this last will and testament was presented my James Keith Jr. and proved in due form of law by the three subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded. Alexr Moore Reg Wills

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