Sarah Truman
Born 1716/7? Prince George Co. MD

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Samuel Compton

b. May 19, 1716
Charles Co. MD
d. 1765
Sarah (Sally)

b. 1752/3
Loudoun Co. VA
d. 1847
Rockingham Co. NC

b. 1755?
Loudoun Co. VA
Rockingham Co. NC

b. 1757?
Loudoun Co. VA

b. 1759?
Loudoun Co. VA

Henry Truman

b. 1760?
Loudoun Co. VA


b. 1761?
Loudoun Co. VA

Sarah was the daughter of Thomas Truman, 1684-1717, and Sarah Briscoe, 1680-1735, daughter of Col. Philip Briscoe, 1649-1724. In the 1717 will of Thomas, Sarah is mentioned as the unborn child, listed after sibling Jane. Summary of her father's will, which was proved around the time of her birth in Prince George Co. MD.
Prince George (or George's) County 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 (see present day map for location). The area was first settled as Charles County in 1650
Loudoun County Virginia was established in 1757 from Fairfax County. Western settlement began in the 1720s and 1730s with Quakers, Scots-Irish, Germans and others moving south from Pennsylvania and Maryland, and English moving north from Tidewater settlements (see present day map for location).
Daughter Sally and her husband Joseph Richardson moved about 1795, with most of their children, to western Rockingham Co. NC, settling on the North Beaver Island Creek on or near the Stokes County line.
"Ancestors of Thomas Daniel Joyce", entry #142,284, website.
"Matthew COMPTON I", in "Descendants of John F. Compton (Bef 1644 - Aft 29 May 1713 and Bef 5 March 1718)" , website.
NSDAR, James Hunter Chapter, Madison NC, "Joseph Richardson" in Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham and Stokes with Revolutionary Service, Madison NC, 1977, p. 97-98.
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.