Campbell, John b. September 11, 1765 d. June 23, 1828 US Congressman. He studied law and became an attorney in Charles County, Maryland. Campbell held several local offices and also served in the State House of Delegates. From 1792 to 1800 he was a member of the Maryland Senate. In 1800 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Federalist and served five terms, 1801 to 1811. After leaving Congress Campbell served as Judge of the Charles County Orphans' Court. He died at an estate, "Charleston", and was buried there. He was the...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Jenifer Family Cemetery (Charleston Estate), Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland, USA
Contee, Benjamin b. 1755 d. November 30, 1815 US Congressman. He attended private school and joined the Continental Army at the start of the Revolution. He served with the Third Maryland Battalion until the end of the war, attaining the rank of Captain. He served in the Maryland House from 1785 to 1787. In 1788 Contee was elected to the Continental Congress. He was elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the First United States Congress and served one term, 1789 to 1791. He endorsed a Potomac River location for the new national...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Contee Family Cemetery (Bromont Estate), Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland, USA
Jenifer, Daniel of Saint Thomas b. 1723 d. November 16, 1790 Signer of the US Constitution. A wealthy Maryland plantation owner he attended the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia as one of the oldest delegates and used his experience and wisdom to quietly influence the convention that provided a stronger governing document for the newly formed United States of America. Early in his career he held several positions in Maryland's colonial government, including a seat on the Governor's Royal Council, serving in the colony's upper legislative house...[Read More] (Bio by: Bigwoo) Ellerslie Estate Cemetery*, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland, USA *This location is unconfirmed or in dispute.
Mudd, Sydney Emanuel b. February 12, 1858 d. October 21, 1911 US Congressman. Elected to represent Maryland's 5th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1890 to 1891, and 1897 to 1911. Also served as a Member of the Maryland State House of Delegates from 1880 to 1882, and 1896, Speaker of the Maryland State House of Delegates in 1896, and Delegate to the Republican National Convention from maryland in 1896, and 1900. Saint Ignatius Cemetery, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland, USA
Stone, Michael Jenifer b. 1747 d. 1812 US Congressman. An eastern Maryland planter, he served in the Maryland house of delegates from 1781 to 1783. He was elected to the first Congress from Maryland, and served a single term, from 1789 to 1791. He was appointed judge of the first judicial district of Maryland in 1791. He was the younger brother of Thomas Stone, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and the elder brother of John Hoskins Stone, Governor of Maryland. (Bio by: Garver Graver) Equality Cemetery, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland, USA
Stone, Thomas b. 1743 d. October 5, 1787 Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland. Born in Charles County, Maryland, not far from the present-day Washington, DC. He borrowed money to study law in the Annapolis office of Thomas Johnson, who later became Marylandís first state governor. For several years, he practiced law in Frederick, Maryland, and in 1768, he married Margaret Brown, with whom he had three children. Seeking a quiet life, the family settled on a farm in Charles County in 1771 where he continued to...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Thomas Stone National Historic Site, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland, USA