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Collection Reference Number GLC01205.05
From Archive Folder Undated Documents Relating to the Post-Revolutionary Era 
Title Description of General William Smallwood's family and education
Date ca. 1840
Document Type Miscellany
Content Description Appears to be a fragment of a biographical sketch of General Smallwood of Maryland. Previous entry in Past Perfect claimed the sketch appears to be from the early 19th century, before 1840, but there is no evidence to back up that assertion. Mentions that he comes from a "highly respectable family." Says his father Bayne Smallwood was a merchant and planter on a large scale who was also a justice of the peace and a member of the House of Burgesses for many years. He married Priscilla Heaherd of Virginia, "a lady of family and fortune." Smallwood was sent to England at a young age and first went to the school of Thomas Rebariks in Kinsdale and later Eton. There is also a separate blank sheet included in the file.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Genealogy  Education  Women's History  Children and Family  
People Smallwood, William (1732-1792)  
Theme Government & Politics; The American Revolution; Merchants & Commerce; Education; Law; Arts & Literature; Women in American History
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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