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Alexander Magruder (abt. 1706 - bef. 1784)

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Alexander Magruder aka Mcgruder
Born about in Prince George's County, Province of Marylandmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before in Frederick, Marylandmap
Profile last modified | Created 17 Jun 2012 | Last significant change: 10 Dec 2018
11:16: Jack Day added Elizabeth Magruder as child for Alexander Magruder. [Thank Jack for this]
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Alexander Magruder was born in 1706 in Prince George's County, Maryland. [1]


Alexander was the son of Samuel Magruder, (born 1661 in Calvert County, Maryland and died 16 Apr 1711, Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate). [1]

HIs mother was probably Sarah Mills, however this is not proven. She was born between 1666 and 1670 in Calvert County, Maryland, married about 1686, in Calvert County, and died 9 May 1734 in Prince George's County, Maryland (Probate). [1]

Alexander Magruder was one of five sons ( John, James, William, Alexander and Nathaniel) identified as under 16, and thus born no earlier than 1694, in Samuel Magruder's 1710 will. [2] Named as a child of Samuel Magruder by Papenfuse.[3]

1710 Inheritance

In his father Samuel's 1710 Will, Alexander is named to receive 100 acres of Good Luck. [2]

1723 Marriage to Ann Wade

About 1723 in Prince George's County, Alexander Magruder married Anne Wade (born about 1708 in Prince George's County, Maryland and died after 1752 in Frederick County, Maryland.[1]

Alexander married Ann Wade, daughter of Robert Wade.

1731 Inheritance from Mother

Alexander was named in the will of his father in law Robert Wade.

Prince George's Land Records 1730-1733 - Liber Q, Page 242; Enrolled at request of Richard Tubman 25 Mar 1731:[1]

  • Indenture, 25 Mar 1731; Between Alexander Magruder, Gent. and Anne Magruder his wife of one part and Richard Tubman, Gent.; whereas Robert Wade, dec'd, sic) Zachariah Wade, did by his will bequeath his daus. Eleanor and Anne equally a tract called Forrest Green originally patented Zachariah for 500 acres in Charles Co.; Anne now wife of Alexander Magruder; this indenture Alexander Magruder and Anne his wife for £50 to Richard Tubman all their claim to above tract; /s/ Alexander Magruder, Jr., Anne Magruder; wit. Saml. Magruder, Jr., John Stoddert; ack. 25 Mar 1731 by Alexander Magruder and Anne his wife

1749 Will

The Will of an Alexander Magruder was written on 19 May 1749 and probated in Frederick County, Maryland on 18 June 1751; the will names wife Anne and children Nathaniel, Samuel, Ezekiah (Hezekiah), Sarah, Elizabeth, Anna, and Eleanor.[4]

The will of Alexander Magruder, Senior was written in Frederick County, Maryland 19 May 1749 and proved 12 Jun, 1751.[1]

  • To son Nathaniel, 333 A, called "Grubbey ThIckett.
  • To son Samuel, 214 A,, and 1/3 pt. of lot in Marlborough.
  • To son Ezeklah, 100 A, lying next to Zachaiah Magruder, pt. of tract I now live on, after his mother's decease, the whole -tract to him.
  • To dau. Sarah, 5 pounds.
  • To dau. Elizabeth, 100 A. that was taken up in partnership with Samuel Magruder, the 1/3 where Thomas Edmonston settled during life, and at her decease to her son Maximilan.
  • To dau. Anna, 1 slave girl.
  • To dau. Ellnor, I slave.
  • To wife Anne,, 1 slave.
  • Give my 5 children: Nathaniel, Samuel, Ezeklah, Anna and Eleanor,to be equally divided bet. them.
  • Wife Anne, son Nathaniel,exs.
  • Wit: Alex. Beall, Samuel Magruder, Jr., Zach. Magruder. MCW 28.127

1751 Death

Alexander Magruder died 12 Jun 1751 in Frederick County, Maryland [1]

1755 Frederick County Debt Books

In 1755-1756, Alexander Magruder, son of Sam'l, was listed in the Frederick County Debt Books for a 121 acre portion of Magruder's & Beall's Honesty . [5]

1761 Partition of Land in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County

Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1759-1763; Liber RR {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 122. [1]

At the request of James Magruder & William Magruder the following Deed was recorded March 27, 1761 Indenture made March 26, 1761; Between James Magruder, planter of one part and William Magruder, planter of the other part. Whereas Samuel Magruder late of PGCo, deceased, by his last will and testament did devise unto his sons James Magruder, William Magruder, Alexander Magruder and Nathaniel Magruder "Lot Number 3" lying in Upper Marlborough Town containing 1 acre. And whereas Alexander Magruder and Nathaniel Margruder have since departed this life without any partition of the land being made and James Magruder and William Magruder by their mutual consent have made partition and division as follows; William Magruder's part begins at the southwest corner of "Lot Number 4" which is possession of Benjamin Berry, Jr., and David Craufurd and containing 68-7/8 square perches and James Magruder's part begins at the end of the third line and in the line of the main street that leads from the landing and containing 68-7/8 square perches. Signed James Magruder, William Magruder in the presence of and acknowledged before Thomas Williams, Nathaniel Magruder.



Capt. Alexander Magruder 48.328 FR 4555.12.0 Sep 28 1751 Oct 21 1751[1]

  • Appraisers: William Pritchett, James Beale.
  • Creditors: Andrew Heugh, Samuel Wade Magruder.
  • Next of kin: Mathew Magruder, Jr., Alexander Beale.
  • Executor: Nathaniel Magruder.

Capt. Alexander Magruder 67.467 FR £68.17.11 Jul 20 ---- Dec 13 1759[1]

  • Appraisers: William Pritchett, James Beale.
  • Creditors: Andrew Heugh, Samuel Magruder.
  • Next of kin: John Clagett, Hezekiah Magruder.
  • Executor: Nathaniel Magruder


Sarah Magruder (widow) 13.31 A PG £543.17.4 £185.19.8 Apr 22 1735[1]

  • Received from: Jonas Lewis, John Magruder, Joseph Adams.
  • Payments to: Dr. John Haswell, Joseph Ensor, Peter Hoggins, John Beal (accountant), Nehemiah Wade, John Gibson due Daniel Dulany, Esq.
  • Legatees: Elisabeth Beal (daughter), Virlinda Beal (daughter) wife of John Beal (accountant), Elioner Wade (daughter), William Selby, John Magruder (accountant), James Magruder (son), Alexander Magruder (son).
  • Executors: MM John Magruder, John Beal (gentleman


They had the following children:

  1. Sarah Magruder, b. Abt 1723, Prince George's County, Maryland, d. Aft 1764, Prince George's County, Maryland (Age ~ 42 years)[1]
  2. Elizabeth Magruder, b. Abt 1724, Prince George's County, Maryland, d. 1761, Prince George's County, Maryland (Age ~ 37 years)[1]
  3. Nathaniel Magruder, b. 1726, Prince George's County, Maryland, d. 28 May 1798, Montgomery County, Maryland - Probate (Age 72 years)[1]
  4. Samuel Wade Magruder, b. 1728, Prince George's County, Maryland, d. 20 Jul 1792, Montgomery County, Maryland (Age 64 years)[1] Major Samuel Wade Magruder married Lucy Beall, born 1749 to Col. George Beall of Col. Ninian Beall. [5]
  5. Hezekiah Magruder, b. 1730, Prince George's County, Maryland, d. 4 Nov 1806, Montgomery County, Maryland (Age 76 years)[1] Hezekiah Magruder, son of Alexander and Ann Wade Magruder, was born 1729 in Prince George's County and died Nov 4, 1806 in Montgomery County, Maryland, USA. He married Susannah Talbott (1735 - 1798). They were the parents of Daniel Magruder (1757 - 1842) [6]
  6. Eleanor Magruder, b. Abt 1732, Prince George's County, Maryland [1]
  7. Anna Magruder, b. Abt 1734, Prince George's County, Maryland [1]

Research Notes

Marriage to Susanna Lamar

Alexander also married Susanna Lamar; [7]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 Mike Marshall. Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties Alexander Magruder Accessed December 10, 2018 jhd
  2. 2.0 2.1 Samuel Magruder Will, 23 Nov 1710-31 Dec 171, Prince George's County Will book I Page 46.
  3. Samuel Magruder. Edward C. Papenfuse et al. A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789. Volume 426, Page 570 Archives of Maryland online. [1]
  4. Will of Alexander Magruder, Frederick County, Maryland Liber A-1-11. Viewable online in collection "Maryland Register of Wills Records, 1629-1999," images, FamilySearch accessed 1 November 2015, Frederick > Wills 1744-1777 vol 1 > image 14 of 315; Hall of Records, Annapolis.[2]
  5. 5.0 5.1 Research of Jack Day, Colonial Maryland Beall Database, 1992-2013
  6. Find A Grave: Memorial #46492300
  7. The Yearbook American Clan Gregor Society

See also:

  • Source: S-2093448485 Repository: #R-2142962141 Title: U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 Author: Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls Note: APID: 1,2204::0
  • Repository: R-2142962141 Name: Address: Note:


  • WikiTree profile Magruder-43 created through the import of worthington Family Tree.ged on Jun 16, 2012 by JoAnne Worthington. See the [3] Changes page for the details of edits by JoAnne and others.
  • Thank you to Ila Barnett for creating WikiTree profile Magruder-68 through the import of Wrenn.ged on Jan 23, 2013.

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On 26 Dec 2016 at 23:40 GMT Charlotte Smith wrote:

Merged Magruder-204 into Magruder-69: Clear duplicate; organized profile

On 30 Oct 2016 at 23:32 GMT Jack Day wrote:

Magruder-68 and Magruder-43 appear to represent the same person because: Same person, same parents, same dates

On 22 Aug 2016 at 17:22 GMT Mildred Guilbeau wrote:

Magruder-43 and Magruder-68 are not ready to be merged because: Appears to be duplicate but the mother's are not the same. This needs to be resolved before merge.

On 5 Jul 2016 at 18:40 GMT Kenneth Shelton wrote:

Magruder-43 and Magruder-68 appear to represent the same person because: Clear Duplicates-birth date 1706

On 5 Jul 2016 at 18:39 GMT Kenneth Shelton wrote:

Magruder-43 and Magruder-191 appear to represent the same person because: Clear Duplicates-birth date 1706

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