Please excuse the extensive abbreviations lack of punctuation due to the 12k character limit and formatting.
In working on my family genealogy I have created a timeline from one of my potential lines of descent; this work includes content from my father and family and none-family members over the years.
My intention in posting this information is to benefit people interested in some Maryland (MD) Jefferson Families, narrowing down to Talbot Co (Tal C). Questions that often do not have answers to them. I hope this proves useful to people.
This is not a fully complete work. It is not as in-depth as I could make it in some respects, or fully sourced as of yet.
I end it at the census of 1810 as that starts to get into very foggy areas about who is who descended from whom. Even as early as 1790 is it increasingly difficult to know which sons or daughters is whose.
1820 is a departure of from TaL C, MD, in a few ways. Thomas Jefferson Jr., who married Deborah Gossage in 1819, in TaL C, MD, had moved his young family from St. Michaels parish, TaL C, to Baltimore City, Baltimore, MD, by the 1820 Census. That marriage is one from which I am descended from.
There have been a number of fires of their courthouses over the years in the TaL C, MD, area that have destroyed key information on many families' genealogies in that area making it difficult to workout. This area still represents important potential information for who these people's relatives were at that time. Figuring out these things is a part of my overall project but it is an increasing departure from tracing the early Jefferson families into later generations and so it is outside the scope of this post.
Brief Early History -
Timeline: (Not going into earlier history or excessive details here)
Samuel Jeaffreson I m Elizabeth. Pettistree, Suffolk Co England. Son John
John Jeaffreson had five children: Joseph, John, Frances, Mary, and Samuel II
Col John and Samuel II eventually came to the West Indies and helped to settle that area, St Christopher's Island (St Kitts) with their neighbor Sir (Capt) Thomas Warner
Before going to the West Indies in 1624 Col John, an official of The Virginia Company, came to early Jamestown, Virginia (VA) and was a member of the first assembly there in 1619. In 1623 Col John Jefferson was appointed by the king to be a part of a commission; the king wanted this commission to pressure the Virginia assembly to dissolve the VA Company, but Jefferson “took no part” in it.
After 1624 John and Samuel II both owned large estates on St Kitts. Samuel II died there in 1649. John returned to Eng.
Samuel Jeaffreson II had two sons. John, born 1609 and Samuel III, baptized Oct. 11/1607 at Pettistree, Suffolk Co Eng. John remained in England. Samuel III went to St. Kitts with his father Samuel II.
1661-7 Samuel III living at Antigua, Leeward Islands. Ref. to as Lieutenant Jeaffreson. m Elizabeth d ca 1610 St Kitts West Indies
Sons of Samuel III Jeaffreson (Jefferson) - Thomas I, Richard I, and Samuel IV (Brother - Samuel IV little known of, he is listed in MD Chancery records of 1682. And brother Thomas moved to Henri, Co VA)
An outline of some of the Jefferson Families in Maryland's Eastern Shore
1. Richard I had settled in Somerset (So) Co MD by (1666-)1682. He married poss. Margaret LNU*
"Richard Jefferson I, born 1640, first appears in Maryland records in 1682 when his land, "Land Cockland" in So C at the head of the Rokiawakin River is surveyed. This is on the east side of Chesapeake Bay near Kingston. Richard I Jefferson was a Ship Captain of the "Two Brothers". It is said that he moved to So C from the Eastern Shore of VA in 1677 where he command the ship, "Brother's Love" which engaged in trade with Bermuda. In 1702 he dies. He and his wife, possibly, Margaret, had three children: Mary, John, and Richard Jr"
MD Archives (for So C MD)
Mary Jefferson daughter of Richard Jefferson (I?) born of ____ his wife the eighteenth day of May one thousand six hundred eighty two (1682)
History - Area - Cattlemarks (So MD)
Richard Jefferson I - 7 June 1685
Richard Jefferson I 0 14 March 1688/9
* Richard Jefferson I can be found in Upland Court DE Census Index of 1677 and can also be found in the Register of MD's Heraldic Families.
1 Richard I - Children and some of their decedents:
11 Mary - b 1682 So MD.
12 John -- b 1685 So C MD; d c 1743; m Anne LNU
13 Richard II b c 1686-90 d prior to 12/22/1743 in Worcester Co, MD; m UNK Estate inventory was filed by his administrator, Richard Jefferson, and was signed by his kin Absolom (Absolem?) Jefferson and John Jefferson (MD Prerogative Inventories 28:463.)
121 Benjamin b 1738, Calvert (Cal) C MD; d 1788, Montgomery (Cal) C MD; m 1. Ann Wood, 2. Priscilla Howard
122 William - b 1730; m 1 Mary Dandridge, 2 FNU Whiting; 3. Mary Wood
131 Richard III** d 1780 in Sussex C DE (formerly Worcester C MD); m Mary Warren (1725-1785), in 1745
1311 Elihu b c 1749 Sussex C DE
1312 John b c 1760
1313 Richard IV b c 1758
1324 Joshua b c 1767 d 1843
1315 Job b c 1747 d 1828
1316 Warren "Warring" b c 1746 Sussex, C DE d 1818 m Sabrough Frooks 12/21/1804 (1783-1825)
1316?(1) Ann Jefferson b c 1790 d 4/23/1836
1317 Elizabeth b c 1752 Sussex C DE
1318 Ede b c 1754 Sussex C DE
1319 Rhoda Ennis b c 1756
1211 Violetta b c 1758 - d 1788 m Rocgers in OH
1212 Basil b c 1758 - d 1788 Cal C MD
1213 William was apprenticed to Henry Culp in 1794 (pos Pr George's Co MD)
1214 Henry d prior to 1820 in Ross Co OH; m 1 Mary Howard (12/16/1780 in Frederick Co MD), 2 Elizabeth Fitzgerald (3/2/1807 in Frederick Co MD)
1215 Hamilton b Mar 1769, Cal C MD; d 6/13/1821 in MD; m Judith Whiting in 1798.
1216 Leonard b 1778; d 1853; m UNK; apprenticed to Frederick Birely, tanner and courier, in Fr. George's C MD in 1794
12161 John b 1821; d 1894; m UNK
121611 William F - b 1857; d 1951
1217 John b 1758; d 1813 in Ross C OH; m Susannah Whiting
**Fairly extensive research on Ricard III and his wife and children online. I may expand on this family, eventually, but living descendants already do genealogy about their family. Dates for births do not entirely match-up so are out of order in the current list; I wrote down these dates on Richard III's children based on other's work, not my own. The names on the list were created on the basis of the will's order, seen here:
Will on 2 January 1780 at Sussex C, DE. Heirs: wife Mary Jefferson; sons Elihu, John, Richard, Joshua, Job and Warring Jefferson; daughters Elizabeth & Ede Jefferson, and Rhoda Ennis. Extr son Warring (Warren) Jefferson. Witt: Ezekiel Green, Mary Green, William Johnson. (Calendar of Sussex County, Delaware, Probate Records, 1680-1800, by Leon deValinger, Jr p 131)
That needs to be looked into however I need to further my own research to do
132 John d prior to 11/28/1769 m Rachel LNU; possible unborn child in will
133 Henry I b c 1710-15 b prior to 3/28/1752; m Elizabeth LNU; owned land in Tal C MD by
134 Absolem NFI (Pos d 1743 Worcester MD Absolem, owned Absolem's Choice)*****
135 James NFI *****
136 Thomas NFI (alive in 1767 - based on reference in a will?)*****
1733 (Tal C, Land Records 13:803). Henry referred to as Henery Jefferson 1748 Tal C MD records
1331 John b after 1726 pos 1730-1735; John Jefferson 1752 referenced. (Prerogative Inventories 49:39) signed father's estate final distribution in 1755*** Talbot C MD
1332 George b after 1726 pos 1730-35; m UNK 1750; George Jefferson 1752 referenced (Prerogative Inventories 49:39) **** (Henry); enumerated in Talbot C MD in censuses of 1776 1790 and 1810 shown on Tal C tax lists of 1793-1797 Took oath in 1783 Marriage license 1793, probably relative or descendant***
1333 Elizabeth NFI
1334 Francis NFI (pos Tal C Census ****)
1335 Henry II NFI
1336 James NFI (pos Tal C Census Took Oath 1783****)
1337 Thomas enumerated in 1776 census of Tal C MD. Will 1752 (Henry) (Took Oath 1783. Tal C Tax lists of 1793-1997****
Cont. (Edited for new design in family tree to avoid formatting issues.)