- Born: 1720, Somerset Co., MD
- Marriage (1): Patience Kibble on 22 Dec 1756 in Somerset Co., MD
- Died: Bef 10 Oct 1801, Worcester Co., MD
Thomas Price first shows up on the Somerset Tax Lists in 1735 as a dependent of John Price of Wicomico Hundred suggesting a birth year of 1720. He then serves as dependent to Henry Lowes for several years, probably as an apprentice - Lowes was a large land owner in the area where the Wicomico River and Creeks converge back in the mid-18th century. On Jan 20 1751/52, Mary Price and Adam Price became bound to William Adams for 200 pounds with 90a of tract "High Suffolk" as collateral. On Aug 16 1758, William Adams assigned his bond over to Thomas Price. On Feb 24 1763, Thomas Price then assigns his right to the bond over to John Hitch. (SoLR-C:180)
On Mar 27 1764, Thomas/Patience Price for 25 pounds sold 75a of land to William Kennerly part of "Wilsons Discovery" now "Delight" (SoLR-C:207). (Compiler's note: this appears to be John Kibble's original land that had somehow been devised to his daughter Patience (Kibble) Price)
On August 17, 1770, Benjamin Hitch with wife, Mary, sold 50 acres of land in "Mount Pleasant" to Thomas Price. The record mentions that the land was "then situated in Somerset, now part in Worcester part in Somerset". (Compiler's note: this is the eastern third of the tract, now completely within Worcester County) (WoLR-H:381,382). In the Tax Assessment of 1783, Thomas Price is listed with 50 acres of land called "Mount Pleasant".
In the 1800 Census, Thomas Price is listed in Worcester Co. with household as 00101-00001 straddled between Charles and William Hayman, consistent with living on the "Mount Pleasant" tract on the Worcester Co. side of the line dividing Worcester and Somerset. Benjamin Hitch, his first cousin and the person who sold him this land and, his direct neighbor, is listed in Wicomico Hundred, Somerset Co.
Thomas Price wrote his will on Jun 22 1788 and it was proven in Worcester Co., MD on Oct 10 1801 as follows:
- To well beloved wife Patience Price, land I possess 50a called "Mount Pleasant" in Worcester Co. that she may possess during her life then to son Solomon Kibble Price but if he dies w/o heirs then to son George Tebbles Price but if he dies w/o heirs then to son Louther Price.
- To wife Patience all my moveable estate and she to be sole Executrix.
Witnesses: John Harris Hayman, Jacob Morris, George Matthews, Joshua Taylor, Jacob Morris Jr. (WoW-1799/1803:257)
Thomas married Patience Kibble, daughter of John Kibble and Sarah (?), on 22 Dec 1756 in Somerset Co., MD. (Patience Kibble was born on 25 Sep 1738 in Somerset Co., MD 1 and died after 1810 in Worcester Co., MD.)
Stepney Parish Church Records.