- Samuel became one of the principal land-owners in Baltimore County, Maryland, having patented 300+ acres in Baltimore County and having large tracts of land in Frederick County as well. He was one of the Commissioners under the act of the Asembly of 1741 to purchase a site for St. Thomas Church, Garrison Forest. He was one of the vestry of the new parish from 1750-52 and register from 1753-57. He was made an Associate Justice of the Baltimore County Court on Feb. 27, 1743 and was aJustice of the Peace from 1744-68. He represented Baltimore County in the lower house of the Maryland General Assembly from 1758-61. His will was dated Nov. 16, 1772.
Sources: OWINGS AND ALLIED FAMILIES 1685-1985, compiled by Addison D. and Elizabeth S. Owings, Gateway Press, Inc., 1985. See also St. Thomas Parish Register (Maryland) p.10; St. Paul's Parish Register, v. I, p. 100; Maryland Land Patents at Hall of Records; Land Patent, liber E.I. #2, folio 829; "Maryland Historical Magazine," v. 25, #4, p. 394; Baltimore Co. Wills, liber 40, folio 392; Ibid., v. 5. p.70; "Urath Randall Owings' Bible Record," MARYLAND HISTORICAL MAGAZINE, v. 29, #4, pp 322-23.
Birthplace: www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/all/[Brüderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #0699, Date of Import: Jan 24, 1998]
!Addison D. and Elizabeth S. Owings, Owings and Allied Families (FHL #929.273
Baltimore Co., Maryland Deeds, TR, No. a, folio 71 (FHL #013325)
Maryland Historical Magazine, 25:392 (Dec 1930) (FHL #975.2 H25m)
Maryland Genealogist: a Consolidation of Articles from the Maryland Historical
Magazine (FHL #975.2 D2m)