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From: "mary yoder" <>
Subject: Re: [MDSTMARY] Alexander SOMERVELL
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 10:23:35 -0600
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Linda,

Saw a James Somervell Jr (b bef 1734) m Susanna Dare (b bef 1739). Any data
on DARE??? Want to know if she is related to Virginia DARE???

Inquireing mind wants to know????

Mary Y.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Reno" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 8:31 AM
Subject: Re: [MDSTMARY] Alexander SOMERVELL


> The earliest ancestor of Alexander Somervell was James Somervell, born
> 1692
> in Scotland and died 1751 in Calvert County, Maryland (just across the
> Patuxent River from St. Mary's County). My notes:
>
> Early Families of So. MD, Vol. 6 (Jourdan).
>
> Dr. James Somervell of Scotland settled on the Lower Cliffs about 1719.
> He
> studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh; enlisted in the army of
> Bonnie Prince Charlie; was captured about 1715 and sent to the colonies to
> be sold as an indentured servant. (Elise Jourdan, quoting "A History of
> Calvert County").
>
> 2/20/1751: Dr. James Somervell, aged 57 or 58, died at his house in
> Calvert
> County on Friday, February 15, 1751. (The Maryland Gazette, 1727-1761).
>
> His descendants, down through Alexander who died in Texas. This is by no
> means a complete listing, I'm sure. Beneath that are the descendants of
> John Somerville of St. Mary's County.
>
> Linda Reno
>
> Descendants of James Somervell
>
>
>
>
> Generation No. 1
>
>
> 1. JAMES1 SOMERVELL was born 1692 in Scotland, and died February 15,
> 1750/51
> in Calvert Co., MD. He married SARAH HOWE Bef. 1734 in Calvert Co., MD,
> daughter of THOMAS HOWE and REBECCA MAULDIN. She was born Bef. 1719 in
> Calvert Co., MD, and died March 1755 in Calvert Co., MD.
>
>
> Children of JAMES SOMERVELL and SARAH HOWE are:
>
> 2. i. JAMES2 SOMERVELL, JR., b. Bef. 1734, Calvert Co., MD; d. Bef.
> December
> 30, 1773, St. Mary's Co., MD.
>
> 3. ii. ALEXANDER SOMERVELL, b. August 09, 1734, Calvert Co., MD; d. 1783.
>
> iii. JOHN SOMERVELL, b. Bef. 1742, Calvert Co., MD; d. 1763, Calvert Co.,
> MD.
>
>
>
> Generation No. 2
>
>
> 2. JAMES2 SOMERVELL, JR. (JAMES1) was born Bef. 1734 in Calvert Co., MD,
> and
> died Bef. December 30, 1773 in St. Mary's Co., MD. He married SUSANNA
> DARE.
> She was born Bef. 1739.
>
>
> Child of JAMES SOMERVELL and SUSANNA DARE is:
>
> 4. i. JAMES3 SOMERVELL III, b. April 19, 1751, Calvert Co., MD; d. May 15,
> 1815, Pr. Geo's Co., MD.
>
>
>
> 3. ALEXANDER2 SOMERVELL (JAMES1) was born August 09, 1734 in Calvert Co.,
> MD, and died 1783. He married REBECCA DAWKINS December 02, 1759 in Christ
> Church, Calvert Co., MD, daughter of WILLIAM DAWKINS and MARY MACKALL. She
> was born May 03, 1738 in Calvert Co., MD, and died Aft. 1756.
>
>
> Children of ALEXANDER SOMERVELL and REBECCA DAWKINS are:
>
> i. THOMAS3 SOMERVELL, b. September 24, 1760, Calvert Co., MD.
>
> 5. ii. WILLIAM SOMERVELL, b. January 30, 1763, Calvert Co., MD.
>
> iii. REBECCA SOMERVELL, b. March 29, 1765, Calvert Co., MD; m. JAMES DUKE,
> June 25, 1786; b. July 15, 1765, Calvert Co., MD.
>
>
>
> Generation No. 3
>
>
> 4. JAMES3 SOMERVELL III (JAMES2, JAMES1) was born April 19, 1751 in
> Calvert
> Co., MD, and died May 15, 1815 in Pr. Geo's Co., MD. He married (1) ANN
> TRUMAN Bef. 1786, daughter of ALEXANDER TRUMAN and REBECCA LETCHWORTH. She
> was born Bef. 1771, and died Bef. 1792 in Pr. Geo's Co., MD. He married
> (2)
> ELIZABETH HAWKINS MAGRUDER November 07, 1792 in Pr. George's Co., MD,
> daughter of ALEXANDER MAGRUDER and ELIZABETH HOWARD. She was born Bef.
> 1777
> in Pr. Geo's Co., MD.
>
>
> Child of JAMES SOMERVELL and ANN TRUMAN is:
>
> i. THOMAS TRUMAN4 SOMERVELL, b. 1786, Calvert Co., MD; d. February 26,
> 1845,
> Pr. Geo's Co., MD; m. MARGARET TERRETT HOLLYDAY, November 03, 1807, Pr.
> Geo's Co., MD; b. 1790, Pr. Geo's Co., MD; d. 1872.
>
>
> Children of JAMES SOMERVELL and ELIZABETH MAGRUDER are:
>
> ii. ALEXANDER4 SOMERVELL, b. June 11, 1796, Aquasco, Pr. Geo's Co., MD; d.
> February 1854, TX.
>
> iii. ANN SOMERVELL, b. Bef. 1802, Pr. Geo's Co., MD; d. Aft. 1817; m.
> THOMAS
> HORRELL, September 20, 1817, Pr. George's Co., MD; b. Bef. 1797; d. Aft.
> 1854.
>
> iv. JAMES SOMERVELL IV, d. Aft. 1835, Aquasco, Pr. Geo's Co., MD.
>
>
>
> 5. WILLIAM3 SOMERVELL (ALEXANDER2, JAMES1) was born January 30, 1763 in
> Calvert Co., MD. He married ELIZA W. IRELAND February 03, 1795 in Christ
> Church, Calvert Co., MD. She was born Bef. 1780, and died Aft. 1795 in
> Calvert Co., MD.
>
>
> Child of WILLIAM SOMERVELL and ELIZA IRELAND is:
>
> i. ALEXANDER4 SOMERVELL, b. Bef. 1823; d. Aft. 1843, Calvert Co., MD; m.
> CORNELIA OLIVIA SEWELL, November 06, 1832, Calvert Co., MD; b. Bef. 1828;
> d.
> Aft. 1843, Calvert Co., MD.
>
> Now, for the St. Mary's County folks. John Somerville (aka Somervell), a
> merchant, came to Maryland before 1751. His father is said to have been
> named James. I have a different birth date--March 10, 1722/23. John
> Somerville married Susanna Clarke, daughter of George Mackall Clarke and
> Susanna Attaway, February 14, 1753. He died in St. Mary's County,
> December
> 21, 1788.
>
> 3/11/1750-1: Deed from Stephen Cawood of SMC, Gent. to John Somervell of
> SMC, merchant land in CC called "Addition to Hull", 140 ac. and "Mount
> Paradise", 160 ac. Eleanor Cawood released her dower. (Charles County
> Land
> Record Book Z, #2). NOTE: Charles County adjoins St. Mary's County.
>
> John's sons either moved away or left no male issue and the name
> Somerville
> died in St. Mary's. There are African American folks here with that
> surname, however, as they descended from slaves owned by the Somervilles.
> Some say this John was one of the Scots banished to America and say it was
> in 1752, but the deed above does not agree with that--he was here earlier.
>
> Descendants of John Somerville
>
>
>
>
> Generation No. 1
>
>
> 1. JOHN2 SOMERVILLE (JAMES1) was born March 10, 1722/23 in Kennox,
> Ayreshire, Scotland, and died December 21, 1788 in St. Mary's Co., MD. He
> married SUSANNA CLARKE February 14, 1753 in St. Mary's Co., MD, daughter
> of
> GEORGE CLARKE and SUSANNA ATTAWAY. She was born Bef. 1738 in St. Mary's
> Co.,
> MD, and died Bef. 1788 in St. Mary's Co., MD.
>
>
> Children of JOHN SOMERVILLE and SUSANNA CLARKE are:
>
> i. JOHN3 SOMERVILLE, JR., b. December 06, 1754, St. Mary's Co., MD; d.
> November 18, 1806, Granville Co., NC; m. MARY GOODLOE, August 10, 1779,
> Granville Co., NC; b. September 20, 1763; d. Aft. 1773, Granville Co., NC.
>
> 2. ii. WILLIAM SOMERVILLE, b. December 25, 1755, St. Mary's Co., MD; d.
> December 28, 1806, St. Mary's Co., MD.
>
> iii. GEORGE CLARKE SOMERVILLE, b. March 21, 1758, "Mulberry Fields",
> Valley
> Lee, St. Mary's Co., MD; d. 1791, Bayside, Cedar Pt., St. Mary's Co., MD.
>
>
>
> Generation No. 2
>
>
> 2. WILLIAM3 SOMERVILLE (JOHN2, JAMES1) was born December 25, 1755 in St.
> Mary's Co., MD, and died December 28, 1806 in St. Mary's Co., MD. He
> married
> (1) ELIZABETH CHESLEY September 07, 1779 in St. Andrew's Ep., California,
> St. Mary's Co., MD, daughter of WILLIAM CHESLEY and ANN CLARKE. She was
> born
> Bef. 1764 in St. Mary's Co., MD, and died Bef. 1788 in St. Mary's Co., MD.
> He married (2) ANN ELIZABETH HEBB May 01, 1788 in St. Mary's Co., MD,
> daughter of VERNON HEBB and ANNA HOPEWELL. She was born November 22, 1770
> in
> St. Mary's Co., MD, and died November 02, 1792 in St. Mary's Co., MD.
>
>
> Child of WILLIAM SOMERVILLE and ELIZABETH CHESLEY is:
>
> 3. i. ANN ELIZABETH4 SOMERVILLE, b. Bet. 1780 - 1783, St. Mary's Co., MD;
> d.
> July 1802, "Sotterley", Hollywood, St. Mary's Co., MD.
>
>
> Children of WILLIAM SOMERVILLE and ANN HEBB are:
>
> ii. WILLIAM CLARKE4 SOMERVILLE, b. March 25, 1790, St. Mary's Co., MD; d.
> January 05, 1826, France.
>
> iii. HENRY VERNON SOMERVILLE, b. March 12, 1792, St. Mary's Co., MD; d.
> August 26, 1837, Baltimore, MD; m. REBECCA M. TIERNAN, December 26, 1815,
> Baltimore, MD; b. December 11, 1795, Baltimore, MD; d. May 08, 1863,
> Baltimore, MD.
>
>
>
> Generation No. 3
>
>
> 3. ANN ELIZABETH4 SOMERVILLE (WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born Bet.
> 1780 -
> 1783 in St. Mary's Co., MD, and died July 1802 in "Sotterley", Hollywood,
> St. Mary's Co., MD. She married GEORGE B. PLATER March 22, 1798 in St.
> Mary's Co., MD, son of GEORGE PLATER and ELIZABETH ROUSBY. He was born
> September 01, 1776 in "Sotterley", Hollywood, St. Mary's Co., MD, and died
> April 1802 in "Sotterley", Hollywood, St. Mary's Co., MD.
>
>
> Child of ANN SOMERVILLE and GEORGE PLATER is:
>
> i. ANN ELIZABETH5 PLATER, b. Bet. 1799 - 1802, "Sotterley", Hollywood, St.
> Mary's Co., MD; d. Bef. 1831; m. JOHN ROUSBY PLATER, JR., November 03,
> 1818,
> St. Mary's Co., MD; b. 1796, St. Mary's Co., MD; d. March 1831,
> "Bloomsbury", St. Mary's Co., MD.
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, November 20, 2006 9:37 PM
> Subject: Re: [MDSTMARY] Alexander SOMERVELL
>
>
>> Dear Linda,
>>
>> Thank you very much for the information you sent about Alexander
>> Somervell.
>> It is very interesting. I am trying to figure out whether Alexander's
>> father, James, was related to John Somervell who was born 10 Mar 1729
>> at
>> Kennox,
>> the family estate near Ayrshire, Scotland. John is said to have died in
>> St.
>> Mary's County, MD in 1788. This information about John is from
>> wc.rootsweb.com and I have not yet tried to prove it.
>>
>> The reason I am researching this is because my deceased cousin's children
>> have asked me to trace their genealogy. One of their great grandmothers
>> was a
>> Somervell and thru censuses I have proved her line back a couple of
>> generations and have found further generations on rootsweb, which seem
>> logical.
>>
>> They are Texans and I thought it would be neat if I could find a link
>> between Alexander and their line of Somervells. It seems that with a
>> name
>> like
>> that, they must be related.
>>
>> Thanks again. I really appreciate having the information you sent.
>>
>> Mildred Greenstreet
>>
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