John SMALLWOOD
(1610-)
Mary {Wife of John} UNKNOWN {SMALLWOOD}
(-)
James SMALLWOOD Col.
(1638-1714)

 

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Hester EVANS

James SMALLWOOD Col.

  • Born: 1638-1639, Charles, Maryland or England
  • Marriage: Hester EVANS in 1665 in Maryland
  • Died: September 16, 1714, Prince Georges Co., Maryland at age 75
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bullet  General Notes:

James Smallwood emigrated ot America in 1664 and married Hester in 1665. James and Hester lived in Zachia Hundred, Charles Co., MD. James applied for and received 100 acres as Hesters father had passed soon after arrival and had not claimed
the land he was entitled to for transporting his family.

James Smallwood was a member of Godfrey's Rangers in 1675, and again in 1681. Their main station was at Port Tobacco, with another at Piscataway Creek, of the Potamac. They guarded the settlement against the Susquehannock Indians. In 1699-89
he was involved in the Orange Rebellion, and advanced in military rank over the years. He was a major in 1692 and Lt. Col. in 1700, and afterwards a Colonel.

In 1680 he was appointed "Post for Charles County" for conveying "public intelligence" to the Governor and Council. This was the first letter post for outlying Charles County. From 1692 until his death Co. James represented Charles County as
a Burgess in the MD Assembly. He often acted a liaison with the Indians, since he had their confidence. In 1694 he was Sheriff of Charles County.

On June 9, 1700 he is called Lt. Col James Smallwood, and shortly after that date his name is regularly prefixed with the title "Colonel".

He aquired many parcels of land, including:Pork(Park ) Hall, Batchelor's Hope,Welcome, Eltham, May Day, Taitsall, Coate's Lodge. At the time of his death he was living at Bew(Beau) Plains in Prince George County which was the plantation of his
second wife Mary.

His will is dated 9-16-1712 and probated in Charles County Md 1-12-1714/1715


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James married Hester EVANS, daughter of William EVANS and {Wife of William} UNKNOWN {EVANS}, in 1665 in Maryland. (Hester EVANS was born in 1635 in Charles Co., Maryland and died on March 10, 1693 in Charles Co., Maryland.)



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