Sarah Briscoe
Born 1684 Charles Co. MD
Died May 1735 Charles Co. MD

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Thomas Truman

m. 1707?
Charles Co. MD
b. 1684
Calvert Co. MD
d. 1717
Charles Co. MD

b. 1712?
Prince George's Co. MD
d. Mar 1756
Prince George's Co. MD

Prince George's Co. MD
d. 1732
Charles Co. MD

b. 1717/18?
Prince George's Co. MD
d. Aug 30, 1744
Prince George's Co. MD

b. 1716/17
Prince George's Co. MD

William Steven Howard

m. 1718?

b. Nov 3, 1684
Somerset Co. MD
d. 1733/34
Charles Co. MD


b. 1721?
Prince George's Co. MD


In his will, dated Jan 14, 1716/17 and proved Sep 15, 1717, Thomas mentions an unborn child, listed after daughter Jane. This child is Sarah. Summary of the will, which was proved around the time of Sarah's birth in Prince George Co. MD.
Prince George's County MD was created by the Council of Maryland in the Province of Maryland in 1696 from portions of Charles and Calvert Counties (see present day map for location).
Calvert County was established in 1658. The area was first settled as Charles County in 1650 (see present day map for location).
Present day Charles County borders Calvert and Prince George's County. (see present day map for location).
Sarah's second husband, William Stevens Howard had been previously married. With his first wife, Elizabeth, he had a son, John Edmund, and daughters Margaret and Rachel. On Dec 31, 1731 in Charles Co. MD, Rachel (1714-1787) married Matthew Compton II (1709-1770), son of Matthew Compton, 1671-1747.
Sarah would die soon after the wedding of her step-daughter Rachel, not living long enough to see any of her own daughters, four in number, married. After Sarah died, her daughter Sarah Truman married Samuel Compton, 1716-1765, the brother of Rachel's husband.
"Matthew COMPTON I", in "Descendants of John F. Compton (Bef 1644 - Aft 29 May 1713 and Bef 5 March 1718)" , website.
Peden, Henry C. Jr., Truman and Related Families of Early Maryland, publ by author, Bel Air MD, 1987.
Russell, George Ely & Donna Valley Russell, ed., The Ark and the Dove Adventurers, Genealogical Publ. Co., Inc., 2005, pp. 35, 39-40.
Will of Samuel Compton, dated Nov 30, 1765, proved Apr 16, 1765, Maryland Wills, 33:280.
Will of Henry Truman, dated Sep 30, 1755, Abstracts of Maryland Wills - Liber 29 1753-1755.
Will of Thomas Truman, dated Jan 14, 1716/17, proved Sep 15, 1717, Maryland Calendar of Wills, v. 4.