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Dr Thomas Sprigg Wootton

Birth
Maryland, USA
Death
1789 (aged 49–50)
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial
Burial Details Unknown. Specifically: Buried on his farm, which was plowed under and sold to become a residential development. Add to Map
Memorial ID
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Parents:
- Turnor Wootton [1696-1760]
- Elizabeth (Sprigg) Wootton [1703-1781]

S.A.R. Patriot, 1775

Delegate of the Maryland Colonial Assembly, Wootton introduced a bill on Sept. 6, 1776, to separate what was then Frederick into three counties: Montgomery, Washington, and Frederick. These were the first counties in America to be created by a legislative act.

The Thomas S. Wootton High School, Wootton's Mill Park, and Wootton Parkway in Montgomery County are all named after him.

"ArcHistory" Judith A. Christensen

HISTORIC DESIGNATION EVALUATION ANALYSIS
October 26, 2007
SUBJECT: 9200 Darnestown Road

BACKGROUND:
9200 Darnestown Road is located in Rockville MD and is sited on Parcel 703 with additional land on 728, Tax map FR53, tax accounts 00055677 and 00157275. Parcel 703 is 2.00 acres and parcel 728 is 1.60 acres...

Ownership History
Parcel 703 is a small portion of the original patent by Arthur Nelson called Exchange/New Exchange Enlarged. A portion of this large land patent was purchased before 1800 by T.S. Wootton, the progenitor of the Montgomery County Wootton family. He was the son of Turnor Wootton and his second wife, Elizabeth Sprigg, the young widow of Henry Wilson and the daughter of (British) Lt. Col. Thomas Sprigg. They had three known children: Thomas Sprigg, William Turnor, and Richard. Thomas Sprigg Wootton is known as "The father of Montgomery County."

Parents:
- Turnor Wootton [1696-1760]
- Elizabeth (Sprigg) Wootton [1703-1781]

S.A.R. Patriot, 1775

Delegate of the Maryland Colonial Assembly, Wootton introduced a bill on Sept. 6, 1776, to separate what was then Frederick into three counties: Montgomery, Washington, and Frederick. These were the first counties in America to be created by a legislative act.

The Thomas S. Wootton High School, Wootton's Mill Park, and Wootton Parkway in Montgomery County are all named after him.

"ArcHistory" Judith A. Christensen

HISTORIC DESIGNATION EVALUATION ANALYSIS
October 26, 2007
SUBJECT: 9200 Darnestown Road

BACKGROUND:
9200 Darnestown Road is located in Rockville MD and is sited on Parcel 703 with additional land on 728, Tax map FR53, tax accounts 00055677 and 00157275. Parcel 703 is 2.00 acres and parcel 728 is 1.60 acres...

Ownership History
Parcel 703 is a small portion of the original patent by Arthur Nelson called Exchange/New Exchange Enlarged. A portion of this large land patent was purchased before 1800 by T.S. Wootton, the progenitor of the Montgomery County Wootton family. He was the son of Turnor Wootton and his second wife, Elizabeth Sprigg, the young widow of Henry Wilson and the daughter of (British) Lt. Col. Thomas Sprigg. They had three known children: Thomas Sprigg, William Turnor, and Richard. Thomas Sprigg Wootton is known as "The father of Montgomery County."



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