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Samuel and Elizabeth Cave in Prince George's County, MD, 1790
Posted by: Roger Robison (ID *****2105) Date: May 18, 2008 at 18:50:40
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A 1790 tax list for Prince George's County, MD, shows the household of Samuel Cave with 2 males over 16 years of age and 3 females. The females would be his wife Elizabeth and two of his three daughter, Mary and Susanna. His daughter Jane is already married to a man named Moran. The other male in the household is unknown, but probably a son. By the 1800 census, Samuel Cave is listed as a male over age 45, and his wife Elizabeth is age 26 to 45. By this time, his remaining daughters have married. (As it turns out, they were both married to a man named Caleb Thomas.) The son may have died in the interim because Samuel's will cites only his wife Elizabeth and his three daughters as heirs. His will was proved January 5th, 1802, in Prince George's County. MD. The last codicil to his will was dated December 2nd, 1801, so he likely died later that month.

A contemporary of Samuel Cave in Prince George's County, MD, was my ancestor, and his name was Thomas Cave Sr. I have NOT found a connection between the two families, but I am intrigued by the fact that both a son and a grandson of Thomas Cave Sr were named Samuel. (Both families may be related to one of the Cave families in VA.) If you have any information about the ancestry of the Samuel Cave mentioned above, please contact me.

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