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Samuel was still a minor when his father died in 1709, and an adult in 1719 when he received a land grant. Samuel died in April 1783.Statement from his widow in Chancery Case No. 4308
By Nov. 20, 1719 Samuel Stansbury of Baltimore Co. had a certificate for 100 acres on the south side of the Great Falls of Gunpowder River in Baltimore Co.
Samuel married atleast twice.First wifeis unknown. Second marriage to Mary Ann Culleson on 24 May 1777. They had no children, nor was she named in his will dated 19 April 1783.
Samuel left his will in Baltimore Co. MD . According to researchers who have researched the Samuel Line states "It" , thewill, have many baffled.Named are sons and daughters who are actually grandchildren or stepchildren.Some relationship not given at all.
He names a grandson, William Welch or his heirs after his mother's decease tract of land called Addistion.
If William Welch dies without heirs the tract of land falls to Solomon Stansbury or his heirs.
John Ensor Stansbury the son of Wm Stansbury the sum of Fifty Pounds.
To my daughter, Tabitha Cross, one hundred pounds, to Dela Standfor and Sebedy (Zebedee?) Hicks, sum of fifty pounds, To Mathiar Galloy and Ruth Hicks one shilling each, to Polly Stansbury Culston my daughter the sum of twenty pound.
Said John Ensor Stansbury, my whole executor, Samuel made his mark in the presence of Benjamin Stansbury.
In Administration Accounts June 1784
John E. Stansbury, Exect.
Solomon Stansbury Ruth S. Culliston
Mary Ann Stansbury (wife) received part of her thirds.
The Culliston named were stepchildren and children of Mary Ann.It appears he did not hold wife, Mary Anne in equal esteem.In the Maryland Journal dated 2 May 1780, he announced that he would not be responsible for any debts of hers and as before stated she was omitted in his will.However, she did get her (widows) thirds in Administration Accounts in June 1784.
The Hicks children, Ruth and Zebedee were grandchildren of daughter Tabitha who first married a Hicks then a Cross.
Mathair Galloy was probably a son of daughter Bethia who married Aquilla Galloway.
It is thought that Arbella Welch was a daughter of Samuel and her son William would fall heir to the land at her death. Bethia who married 6 January 1761 to Aquilla Galloway was not named as she had already received land for love towards his daughter.
Samuel II had died by the time the will was written and it is believed that Luke, Solomon and Elizabeth named in the Administration Accounts were children ofSamuel Jr.Samuel and most of his children migrated to North Carolina in 1778. However, it appears that Benjamin who was named as a witness to the signing of the will and gave oath at proving of the same, appears to be a son of Samuel's and remained in Maryland with his Grandfather.
Children of Samuel and his first wife were:
Solomon -married 1743 Hanna Hicks and died in 1747.
Samuel II - born abt. 1725 and died betw. Aug-Sept. 1778.
Tabitha-married William Hicks 24 Dec. 1747and married Richard Cross 1 Jan. 1761.
Delia - married a Mr. Standford
Arabella- married William Welch, died after 1783
Ruth-married 22 Oct. 1751 Laban Hogg
Bethia-married 6 Jan. 1761 Aquilla Galloway, died after 1783.