Thomas Claggett VI

  • American

Thomas Clagett was a Prince George's County slave owner during the Antebellum period. According to Stones and Bones: Cemetery Records of Prince George's County Maryland, his tombstone describes him as "an upright man that feared God." His eldest son, Thomas William, inherited Weston, which is presently owned by his descendants who raise thoroughbred horses there. - Maryland State Archives, 27 April 2005


Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1791/01/10 Thomas Clagett is born to Thomas and Sarah White Clagett. Born
1812/00/00 During the War of 1812, Clagett serves as a private until he was wounded in the arm. About 1812, he married Harriet White, the daughter of Joseph and Lucy Clagett White and his cousin on both sides. Groom
1820/00/00 After inheriting Weston, the family plantation near Upper Marlboro, Claggettand builds a brick house over the ruins of the original dwelling that had burned down during the Revolutionary War. Home Weston, Upper Marlboro Upper Marlboro, MD
1831/00/00 During the 1830s, Thomas Claggett IV of Weston, buys over 800 acres of north of Weston developed them into two adjoining plantations, the Cottage and Strawberry Hill. Owner The Cottage Upper Marlboro, MD
1831/00/00 During the 1830s, Thomas Claggett IV of Weston, buys over 800 acres of north of Weston developed them into two adjoining plantations, the Cottage and Strawberry Hill. Owner Strawberry Hill Upper Marlboro, MD
1840/00/00 Clagett provides farms for several of his family, typically coinciding with their marriage. Son Robert received Oakland, daughters Sarah and Adeline received Moore's Plains and Osbourn Farm and Keokuk went to Thomas Clagett VIII. Owner
1846/12/31 Designed by Robert Cary Long Jr, the present brick church is consecrated on the last day of 1846. Vestry Trinity Episcopal Church Upper Marlboro, MD
1850/00/00 According to the 1850 census, Thomas Clagett held 66,140 dollars worth of real estate and ninety-four slaves. Owner
1873/08/27 Thomas Clagett VI dies at the age of eighty-two. He is buried at Weston, in the family cemetery. Died Weston, Upper Marlboro Upper Marlboro, MD
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