Col Samuel “Colonel Sam” Magruder

Calvert County, Maryland, USA
Death 16 Apr 1711 (aged 56–57)
Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Burial Aquasco, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 108750828 · View Source
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Colonel Samuel Magruder was the son of Alexander(MacGregor) Magruder and his first wife. Originally, family members noted that he was born in 1654. Research by current family members indicates conflicting information for both Samuel and his wife, Sarah. Each researcher has the option to choose their own information to record.

Samuel received 500 acres of land known as "Good Luck" from his father. The property was originally located in Long Old Fields, Calvert County, Maryland. When the boundary lines changed, it was then located in Prince George's County.

He served as a Vestryman at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Baden in 1692. He was a Civil and Military officer in 1692 and 1705. He was a member of the Maryland Assembly until 1707.

Traditional records note that Samuel married Sarah Beall, daughter of Ninian Beall and Ruth Moore. (According to the linked memorial for Sarah, she was the widow of Francis Watts). Other research notes that he married Sarah Mills.

They were the parents of:

Ninian Magruder, m. Elizabeth Brewer
Samuel Magruder, m. Eleanor Wade
Elizabeth Magruder, m. Ninian Beall & Wm. Beall
Verlinda Magruder, m. John Beall
Sarah Magruder, m. William Selby
John Magruder, m. Susanna Smith
James Beall Magruder, m. Barbara Coombs
Mary Magruder, m. George Claggett
William Magruder, m. Mary Fraser
Eleanor Magruder, m. Wade
Alexander Magruder, m. Ann Wade

The birthdate of Samuel Magruder is debatable. However, the location of his birth is not in question. He was born in Calvert County, MD. Prince George's County wasn't formed until 1696. His birth has been recorded as early as 1654 and as late as 1661. According to the Maryland Archives Online, Samuel Magruder is the son of the immigrant, Alexander Magruder who was possibly a prisoner of war, sent to the Americas as an indentured servant in 1652.

Samuel Magruder will 23 Nov 1710-31 Dec 1711 (Prince George's County Will book I Page 46,
1. Samuel Magruder, b. 1687 , to receive 200 acres, upper part of Good Luck; plus share Lot #48 in Marlboro Town; m. Eleanor Wade (b. 1687)
2. Elizabeth Magruder, b. 1689, d. 1764 To receive £100 to buy a "gown & pretty cote". 1703 m. Ninian Beall, Jr, b. Calvert Co 1669 (or 1674) of Col. Ninian, then William Beall Sr of Alexander.
3. Verlinder Magruder, b. 1690. To receive, with Mary & Elinor 2/3 of personal estate. m. John Beall of Alexander.
4. Mary Magruder, b. G1691. To receive, with Verlinder & Elinor, 2/3 of personal estate.
5. Elinor Magruder, b. G1692, to receive, with Verlinder & Mary, 2/3 of personal estate.
6. Ninian Magruder, b. G1694, to receive "place that was my brother John Magruder's & 300 acres of upper part of Alexandria. plus share Lot #48 in Marlboro Town. Ninian Magruder (1686-1751) m. Elizabeth Brewer (1690-1751).
7. John, b. 1694 at Good Luck, his father's plantation, located then Calvert Co, now PG Co, nr Long Old Fields, which would today be Forestville. In father's will to receive tract Dunblane with plantation & 250 acres. plus share Lot #48 in Marlboro Town. m. Susanna Smith. d. 1750. Issue:
(1) Nathaniel, m. Margaret Magruder, dau of James Magruder & Barbara Coombs.
(2) Nathan, b. Dunblane 1718, m. 1st cousin Rebecca Beall of John Beall and Verlinda Magruder.
(3) Col. Zadock, b. 1729, m. Rachel Pottinger of Robert and Ann.
(4) Elizabeth, m. Richard Burgess.
(5) Cassandra m. Henry Hilleary of Thomas Hilleary, Jr. (6) Rebecca, m. Benjamin Hall of Benjamin.
8. James, b. G1696 to receive with William Turkey Cock Branch. m. Barbara Coombs; son James.
9. William, b. G1698 to receive with James Turkey Cock Branch. m. Mary Frazer. Will in 1765 devised Turkey Cock Branch and part of Vale of Benjamin.
10. Alexander, b. G1700: 100 acres of Good Luck. Alexander m. Ann Wade and was father of Major Samuel Wade Magruder who m. Lucy Beall, /1749 of Col. George Beall of Col. Ninian Beall. 1755-1756
Alexander Magruder, son of Sam'l, listed in Frederick County Debt Books for pt. Magruder's & Beall's Honesty 121a.
11. Nathaniel, b. G1702: 100 acres of Good Luck. m. Susanna Blizzard
12. Sarah, b. G1704: £100 to buy a "gown & pretty cote". Sarah Magruder, b. 1691, d. 1710/3; m. ca 1708 William Selby, Jr, b. ca 1680, d. 1732.

According to the Yearbook American Clan Gregor Society:
"Samuel Magruder, the second son of Alexander and Margaret (Brainthwaite) Magruder was born in 1654. He married Sarah .... and their children were Samuel, Ninian, John, James, William, Alexander, Nathaniel, Elizabeth, Sarah, Verlinda, Mary, and Eleanor. Samuel married Eleanor Wade; Ninian (born 1686, died 1751), married Elizabeth Brewer (born 1690); John married Susan Smith; James married Barbara Coombs, Alexander married Susanna Lamar; Elizabeth (b. 1695) married first, her uncle, Ninian Beall II, and married secondly, William Beall, the great nephew of her first husband (What complications!); Sarah; Verlinda married John , brother of William Beall; Mary married George Claggett; Eleanor married Nehemiah Wade. "
"Samuel Magruder I was vestryman in St. Paul's Church in 1692; was civil and military officer from 1676 to 1705; and was a member of the Assembly from 1704 to 1707. His will was dated November 23, 1710, and in it he left to his son Ninian, who married Elizabeth Brewer, the plantation formerly belonging to his brother, John, also three hundred acres, a part of Alexandria."

There is no documentation for the maiden name of Sarah. Serious researchers have debunked the speculation that she was the daughter of Ninian Beall, because Ninian Beall's will does NOT list any bequests to Sarah Magruder, wife of Col. Magruder, nor to any of their children.

Col. Samuel Magruder patented land called "Good Luck" in Prince George's County, MD. He was Gentleman Justice 1697- 1705 and Capt. of the Militia. He was also a Civil and Military Officer of Prince George's County in 1696. Between 1704-1707 he was a Member of the House of Burgesses, and one of His Majesty's Commissioners in 1696.

His father was the immigrant ancestor, Alexander Magruder who is buried on his plantation, "Anchovie Hills" in Calvert County which is now, Prince George's County, Maryland. Alexander Magruder married at least three times. Wife of Alexander and mother of Samuel Magruder is undocumented.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Col Samuel “Colonel Sam” Magruder (1654–16 Apr 1711), Find a Grave Memorial no. 108750828, citing Magruder Family Cemetery, Aquasco, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Margaret (contributor 47118174) .