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1. Trailer: Chris King's short film "The Killing of Mary Surratt."
by: Watermark Films, Uploaded on 25 Nov 2009
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2. KCRA CG, Sacramento, CA. Making of "Mary Surratt"
by: Mike Carroll, Uploaded on 24 Aug 2009
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3. "Mary Surratt: Mystery Woman of Lincoln Assassination"
by: Marylandria, Uploaded on 08 Sep 2009
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4. Trailer: "The Conspirator" - Surratt Boardinghouse
by: Robert Redford & James McAvoy, Valeriabc88, 16 Sep 2010
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5. The Lincoln Lectures - "The Assassin's Accomplice:
Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln"

by: National Archives, Uploaded on 29 Dec 2009
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6. Trailer for "Execution Of Mary Surratt"
"Mary Surratt Hangs"

by: Philliskier, Uploaded on 07 Jan 2011
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7. "Execution of the Lincoln Conspirators"
by: Rsyungul, Uploaded on Jul 20, 2007
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8. Video - "Ghost of Mary Surratt"
by: Hrrttchr, Uploaded on 15 Oct 2009

 With the "Hollywood Hype" over the new movie "The Conspirator" - Surratt Boardinghouse produced by: Robert Redford & James McAvoy which they say is based on actual "Facts" they are displaying Mrs. Mary E. (Jenkins) SURRATT, as a young, and defenseless woman, who was railroaded to the hanging gallows. This may help sell the movie, but they are omitting several facts.  Mrs. Mary E. (Jenkins) SURRATT, was 42yrs old in 1865. She had lost her husband three years earler in 1862 when   Squire John Harrison SURRATT, Sr., left her in financial ruins.
 Squire John H., was born "Out-of-Wedlock" to 21 year old Sarah TALBERT, (b. c1792, MD.) No "Bond on a Bastardy Charge" were ever found, but researchers beleive it had to be one of the 8 sons of Francis & Mary (Harrison) SURRATT, who was the only SURRATT's in the neighborhood.
Sarah TALBERT, married the 22 year her senior, Richard NEAL, Esq. of Hydes District, Prince George's Co., MD.
 In the absence of absolute proof, circumstantial evidence, both legally and genealogically, has been allowed in the following conclusion that Squire John Harrison SURRATT, Sr. was the Grandson of Alphonsus "Francis" and Mary (Harrison) SARRATT, and a Son of Unknown SURRATT and will be conceded when any other proof of the opposite is provided, which is both logical and reasonable and not opposed by any other evidence...Paul R. Sarrett, Jr., Dec 1st, 1996

Fifth Generation!
Squire John Harrison SURRATT, Sr. [FGS 64] [SFA©-ID# 1.3.2.8.1]
(Son of Unknown SURRATT, Mother believe Sarah TALBERT) of Prince George's Co., MD. <---Not Proven!
(Gs/o.. ALPHONSUS & ANN (HARRISON) SARRATT) of Prince George's Co., MD. <---Not Proven!
(GGs/o. Joseph2, & Mary SARRATT) of Prince George's Co., MD. <---Not Proven!
(GGGs/o JOSEPH,1 & KATHERINE SARRATT, of France "The American Progenitor!"
No Photo has been found of Squire John H. Surratt b. __ ___ 1813, in Prince George's Co., MD.; Per [REF:#1 pg12]
b. __ ___ 1813, in Fairfax Co., Virginia; Per [REF:#2 pg11]
d. 25 Aug 1862, age 49yrs, [See Cause of Death]
at Surratt's Tavern, Surrattsville, Prince George's Co., MD.? or
at "Bording House" on H. St., Washington, D.C.?
Buried: in the Piscataway Church Cemetery, MD. [REF:#2 pg11]
At age 25yrs he had a son, born "Out-of-Wedlock" in Jun 1838 from
Need Photo of Miss Caroline SANDERSON; [REF:#1 pg14]
(d/o M/M William SANDERSON Parents;
b. Not Traced!
d. Not Traced!
Buried: Not Traced!
At the age of 27 years he married 06 Aug. 1840, (License issued) in Washington, DC. to
17 year old Miss Mary "Elizabeth or Eugenia" JENKINS;
(Only d/o Archibald JENKINS & Mother: Elizabeth Ann WEBESTER)
(1Gd/o Zadock,1 JENKINS & Priscilla Unknown)
(2Gd/o Enoch,2 JENKINS & Anna LANHAM)
(3Gd/o Daniel,2 JRNKINS & Ruth PEARCE)
(4Gd/o Enoch,1 JENKINS & Ann CLARVO)
(5Gd/o Daniel,1 JENKINS & Elizabeth Unknown)
Mary E. (Jenkins) Surratt - Click on thumbnail for larger view! born about 1817, Waterloo, Maryland as per [REF:#2]
born about 1823, Location Unknown as per [REF:#1. pg12])
b. __ May 1823, nr Waterloo, Prince George's Co., MD. per [1850 & 60 Census]
She was hanged on 7th July 1865, age 42yrs, at old Penitentiary, Washington DC.
{first woman to be Hanged, in America} convicted as a conspirator of the assassination of Pres. LINCOLN) [Hanged]
Buried: 1st Jul 7th, 1865 in Old Penitentiary, Washington DC., [See: [1st bd.rec]
Buried: 2nd Feb 9th, 1869 in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Washington D.C., [See: [2nd bd.rec]
Where a "Single" Headstone marks her Grave; [REF:#8.]
They had Three Children born to this 2nd union, all born in Washington, DC:
 Out of Wed-Lock Son of: Miss Caroline SANDERSON, 1Ch.
 Son/Dau  Click on Name for More Inf.  b.-d.  Married/Info.  Ch.
 1. 1st Son:  John Wm. H. SURRATT,  c1838-18?? a??yrs  Never been traced, since Bastardy Charge of 1840  
 MARRIAGE, *1840 DC. Miss Mary E. JENKINS, 3Ch.
 2. 1st Son:  Isaac Douglas SURRATT,  *1841-1907 a66yrs  Never Married!  
 3. Only Dau:  E. Sus"Anna" SURRATT,  *1843-1904 a61yrs  m. *1869 MD. Wm. P. TONRY,   6Ch.
 4. 2nd Son:  John Harrison SURRATT, Jr.  *1844-1916 a72yrs  m. c1872 MD. Victorine HUNTER,   7Ch.
  13 Grandchildren/1st Cousins! 

 Possible Record Problem!
  In the [REF:#1 90pg12-14] book of the Sarratt/Surratt, list Mrs. Mary E. (Jenkins) SURRATT's middle name as "Elizabeth"   In the [REF:#2] list middle name as Eugenia, same for daughter Anna SURRATT vs Susanan" SURRATT ...prs

 Chronological Timeline!
 John Henderson SURRATT, Sr. (a.k.a. "Squire SURRATT")
 Item  Date  Age  Description (Click on Date for more Information!)  Living in Co.
 Born  c1813    in the home of his Mother, Sarah TALBERT  Prince George's Co., MD.
 Census  1820   7yrs  in the home of his Mother & Step-Father;  Hydes Dist.  Prince George's Co., MD.
 Census  1830  17yrs  in the home of his Mother & Step-Father;  Un-Incorporated!  Washington Co., DC.
 Deed  1835  22yrs  Step-Father Richard NEALE started deed'g property  No Deeds Found!  Washington Co., DC.
 Birth  1838  25yrs  "Out-of-Wedlock" Child, w/Carolina SANDERSON  Pasture and Gleaning  Washington Co., DC.
 Baptism  1840  27yrs  Jul 7th "Out-of-Wedlock" Child, John William Harrison  Pasture and Gleaning  Washington Co., DC.
 Marriage  1840  27yrs  Aug 6th Miss Mary E. JENKINS, age 17yrs  Pasture and Gleaning  Washington Co., DC.
 Census  1840  27yrs  Dec., with Wife (Can't Read)  Miller's Gist Mill, Oxon Run  Washington Co., DC.
 Baptism  1841  28yrs  Son Isaac at St. Peter's Church  Miller's Gist Mill, Oxon Run  Washington Co., DC.
 Deed  1842  29yrs  Purchase from Richard NEALE  236 acres "Foxal" Plantion  Washington Co., DC.
 Death  1843  30yrs  Step-Father Richard NEALE, died in Sep.  Miller's Gist Mill, Oxon Run  Washington Co., DC.
 Deed  1843  30yrs  bought from William and Henrietta Kerby   "119 acres "Foxal" Plantion  Washington Co., DC.
 Birth  1844  31yrs  2nd Son John H. SURRATT, born in April  Miller's Gist Mill, Oxon Run  Washington Co., DC.
 Deed  1845  32yrs  Mother, Sarah (Talbert) NEALE, last Interest in  Miller's Gist Mill, Oxon Run  Washington Co., DC.
 Death  1845  32yrs  Mother, Sarah (Talbert) NEALE, dies June 27th  "Pasture Gleaning" Plantion  Washington Co., DC.
 Census  1850  37yrs  Farmer with Wife & 3Ch., 7 Slaves  Miller's Gist Mill, Oxon Run  Washington Co., DC.
 Fire  1851  38yrs  Destroys the   "Pasture Gleaning" Plantion  Washington Co., DC.
 Railroad  1852  39yrs  formed Co., worked on Railroad to   Alexandria, VA.  Culpeper, VA.

Helen (Jones) Campbell, 1964 book In Helen (Jones) Campbell's 1964 "Narrative" Book (Fiction) [REF: #2, Pg11] She Stated:
"That Prince George's Co., MD. had not been the orgininal SURRATT home. Virginia, had welcomed Four Huguuenot SURRATT brothers early in the 18th Century. Later the four SURRATT brothers has gone their separate ways with only John H. SURRATT's ancestor lingering on the Potomac shore to become a substantial Planter.
John H. SURRATT, born shortly after the beginning of the 19th Century in Fairfax Co., Virginia, John Harrison SURRATT had been given the good Virginia name of John HARRISON."
Possible Record Problem #1.
 Mrs. Helen (Jones) Campbell, [REF:#2] does NOT site a source (because her book is "Fiction") for the "Four Huguenot Brother's" story, or John H. SURRATT, Sr. born in Fairfax Co., VA., but this is Not consistent with Census and other records below. This "Story" is similar See: "Three Brothers from Ireland" which was stated in 1980, with No Source or Reference Notes. ..prs His middle name of "HARRISON" could come from his Grandmother Mrs. Anna (Harrison) SARRATT which is more likley. ...prs

Laura & Normans' 1980 book - Click on Thumbnail for more Info. on this Source John Harrison SURRATT, Sr. history is enigmatic and has a certain amount of pathos to it. By the 1820 Census the only SARRATT/SURRATT living in Maryland seems to be John Harrison SURRATT, age 7 who was raised by RICHARD NEAL (1770-2- 1843) and his wife SARAH (TALBERT) NEAL (1792-c1845), it is not known who his parents were, but as per Author and Researcher Click on Redball for More Info.<--- Mr. JAMES O. HALL, (dec'd) speculates that he was a Grandson of ALPHONSUS and ANNA (HARRISON) SURRATT; [REF:#1 pg12]

U.S. Federal Census  Richard NEALE can be found with Family and 9 Slaves
 1820 Census Hydes District , Prince George's Co., MD
 Fed. #, Reel# M033-004 Page: 238   Line: 12 
 Pg.  Line  FName  MName  LName  Age  Born  b.Yr.  Remarks
  Hydes District  -  SFA-ID# 1.3.2.8.1+JENKINS
  047  1  Archibald    JENKINS   39   MD  1781   H/H Not Found!
  Election Dist. #6 -  SFA-ID# 1.3.2.8.1+NEIL
  238   12  Richard  (45to50)  NEALE   50   MD  1770   H/H 100010-00010-01-01011-2202
  238   12  Sarah  (TALBERT)  NEALE   28   MD  1792   Consort of Richard NEAL, 1Ch
  238   12  John H.  (15to10)  SURRATT    MD  1813   m. Mary E.JENKINS *1840 3Ch
   With 3 Males Slaves, 6 Female Slaves.

U.S. Federal Census  Richard NEALE (60to70) can be found with Family and Slaves
 1830 Census Unincorporated , Washington Co. , DC
 Fed. #, Reel# M019-001 Page: 040   F.Visit: 24 
 Pg.  F.V.  FName  MName  LName  Age  Born  b.Yr.  Remarks
  Unincorporated  -  SFA-ID# 1.3.2.8.1+neil
  040   24  Richard  (60to70)  NEALE   60   MD  1770   H/H 000100001-000001
  040   24  Sarah  (30to40)  NEALE   38   MD  1792   Consort of Richard NEAL, 1Ch
  040   24  John H.  (15to20)  SURRATT   17   MD  1813   m. Mary E.JENKINS *1840 3Ch
 

Laura & Normans' 1980 book - Click on Thumbnail for more Info. on this Source  RICHARD NEALE, age 65yrs started turning his property over to John H. SURRATT, age 22 as early as 1835. [1980-REF:#1 pg12] [Did Not give Source for this Information, No 1835 Deed Transactions, found by this writer!)  Another Source list: When John Surratt reached his majority, NEALE began to relinquish some of his land and other holdings to his young charge. Click on Redball for More Info.<--- [1996-REF:# 19, Pg 19],  REF:#19 gives her Source as REF:#1 as the "Source" for this statement, which is No Reference Source at all. ..prs

Typical Marriage Ceremony  Marriage Mr. SARRETT & Miss JENKINS
  John H. SURRATT, Sr., in his mother's home in Alexandria, VA. had met Mary Eugenia JENKINS whose Maryland parents had sent her cross-river to attend Miss Winifred Martin's School for Young Ladies.
There Mary E. JENKINS had embraced the Catholic faith of her teachers, and in her 15th year [1838?] she had married the Protestant John Harrison SURRATT. Their three children: Isaac Douglas; Little Johnny, and Anna Eugena, had all been reared in their mother's faith. Click on Redball for More Info. [1964-REF:# 2, Pg 11]
 Possible Record Problem!
 John H. SURRATT, Sr. and "Mother" Sarah TALBERT, never lived in Alexandra, VA., the 1820 Census, listed them in Prince George's Co., MD. the Marriage license was not issued until Aug 6 1840 ..prs
 Another Story States:
 Mary Elizabeth JENKINS, was only 16 years old in 1839 when she met her future husband. John Harrison SURRATT, age 26yrs 10 years her senior, was a colorless, thin man with questionable background. No one knew who his parents were. He had been raised by Richard and Sarah NEALE. Sarah was much younger than her husband, a wealthy man who owned an extensive farm known as "Pasture and Gleaning." It was located in Washington County, Washington, D.C. Click on Redball for More Info. [1996-REF:# 19, Pg 19]

- Click on Thumbnail to goto Surratt House Museum !  Out-of-Wedlock Child - 07th July 1840 per Click on Redball for More Info.<--- [REF:#10 & 11]
 Child Bastardy Bond   - 28th Nov. 1840 per Click on Redball for More Info.<--- [REF:# 1.]
      It is generally thought that John Harrison Surratt, Sr. was the father of only three children. But there was a fourth. In looking at the baptismal records at St. Peter's Church, one finds the following entry:
"...... July 7, 1840 Mass Baptism John William Harrison, son of Caroline "SARATH", born 13th of June 1838. Sponsor: Catherine McNamee. Van Horslaigh." It is doubtful that John H. Surratt, Sr. brought this child to be baptized. The mother, who gave the name Caroline SARATH, must have done it--accompanied by a neighbor, Catherine McNAMMEE, as a sponsor.   The explanation for this baptism can be found in the District of Columbia records. On November 18, 1840, some four months after he married Miss Mary E. JENKINS, Caroline Sanderson had John H. Surratt, Sr. put under "Bond on a Bastardy Charge. He was to pay the maintenance of an illegitimate male child. The Sandersons were neighbors out on Oxon Run. What the recently married Mrs. Mary E. (Jenkins) Surratt thought about this is not on record, but she must have known about it.  Some three months later (After Marriage License Issued) on 28 Nov. 1840, Miss CAROLINE SANDERSON filed with the Court of Prince George's Co., a Bastardy Bond for support of her "Out of Wedlock" son claiming that John Harrison SURRATT, Sr. was the father. per Click on Redball for More Info. <---[REF:#1 pg14]

- Click on Thumbnail to goto Surratt House Museum !  Marriage License - Aug 6th, 1840
 Surratt House Museum Click on Redball for More Info. <---[REF:#10 & 11] Writes:
      John H. SURRATT, Sr. on August 6, 1840, and M. Elizabeth JENKINS took out a license to be married in the District of Columbia, he was 27, she just 17y We do not know where the marriage ceremony was performed. It appears that they were married at St. Peter's Catholic Church near the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.. This assumption is based on several other assumptions, since the marriage records for that period at St. Peter's are   missing!
      As a matter of geography, St. Peter's would have been the most likely Washington church for the couple to go to for the ceremony. John H. Surratt, Sr. lived with the NEALES, just across the Eastern Branch of the Potomac (now known as the Anacostia River) in what was then known as Washington County, DC. Young Mary E. JENKINS lived with her widowed mother about five miles farther down, across the District line in Prince George's County.
Laura & Normans' 1980 book - Click on Thumbnail for more Info. on this Source Click on Redball for More Info.<--- [1980-REF:#1 pg12] 1981 Source on this Marriage writes:
  On 06 Aug. 1840, John Harrison SURRATT, age 27 and Mary E. JENKINS, age 23 took out a license to be married in Washington, District of Columbia. they lived near Glensboror, Maryland, later he brought his bride to live with RICHARD & SARAH (TALBERT) NEALE property adjoining Foxhall called "Pasture and Gleaning", Prince George's County, Maryland.
Elizabeth Steger Trindal 1996 book - Click on Thumbnail for more Info. on this Source Click on Redball for More Info.<--- [1996-REF:#19 pg20] 1996 Source on this Marriage writes:
  "Another problem arose when the young couple learned that they could not be married in the Catholic Church. John Surratt was not Catholic. A church wedding would have been impossible.
On August 6, 1840, John Surratt and Mary Jenkins obtained a marriage license in Washington, D.C.
John & Mary were probably married the last of August or the first part of September. It is not known if Joseph Goodyear and Eleatha Meade were married at the same time. It appears, however, that John and Mary were married at the Boiseau home on Good Hope Road, in Prince George's County.
John Surratt took his bride down the Livingston Road to Qxon Run. There they forded the willow-shaded stream, turned left, and passed the gristmill that belonged to John Surratt. Beyond, on a small rise, stood the miller's frame house. Here is where the young couple lived while John operated his mill.

U.S. Federal Census  Squire John H. SURRATT can be found with Family:
 1840 Census No Twp Listed! , Washington , DC
 Fed. #, Reel# M704-003 Page: 149   Line: ____ F.Visit:1 
 Pg.  F.V.  FName  MName  LName  Age  Born  b.Yr.  Remarks
  No Twp Listed!  -  SFA-ID# 1.3.2.8.1
  149  1  John  (26to45)  SERATT   27   MD  1813   H/H _____?
  149  1  Mary    SERATT   17   MD  1823   m.00yrs John H., Sr. *1840 0Ch
  149  1  Sarah  (Talbert)  NEAL   48   MD  1792   Mother?
   Orginal Census Can not be Read!

Surratt House Museum - Click on Thumbnail to goto Surratt House Museum !  Baptismal Records - June 2nd, 1841
 Surratt House Museum
Click on Redball for More Info. <---[REF:#10 & 11] Writes:
 A survey of the baptismal records for the 1840s shows that all three of the resulting children of John H. and Mary E. (Jenkins) Surratt were baptized at St. Peter's Church.
The fact that Mrs. Surratt brought each of her three children to St. Peter's Church for baptism is persuasive. One can speculate that the couple was married there, but there is no proof.
 Isaac Douglas Surratt,  born Jun 02, 1841,  was baptized on Jul 07, 1841;
 Elizabeth Susanna Surratt,  born Jan 01, 1843,  was baptized on Dec 10, 1843;
 John Harrison Surratt,  born 3y on last Apr, 1847  was baptized on Sep 20, 1847;
Elizabeth Steger Trindal 1996 book - Click on Thumbnail for more Info. on this Source <---[1996-REF:#19 pg20] Writes:
  On Wednesday, June 2, 1841, Mary gave birth to Isaac. He was baptized on September 13, 1841, by Rev. Van Hosligh at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. Ann Smoot was chosen as the sponsor or godmother to the child. At that time, Mary chose to use Eugenia, her confirmation name, on the baptismal record.
Isaac SURRATT, would grow into a handsome young man resembling his mother.
  Possible Record Problem!
 Notes: prs
The SHM-REF:#10 list Isaac Baptised 5 days after birth? and 1996-REF:#19 list Baptised Sep 12, 1841
Actually, John Harrison SURRATT, Jr. was born on April 13, 1844.

Elizabeth Steger Trindal 1996 book - Click on Thumbnail for more Info. on this Source Click on Redball for More Info.<--- [1996-REF:#19 pg22]
  May 24 1842, Purchase 236 acres,
  "Foxall" Plantion
  "The year 1843 ushered in other changes. By then, John SURRATT, for a nominal amount of money, had purchased 236 additional acres of land From Richard Neale. The property was known as "Foxall." It lay in both Maryland and Washington, D.C.
  [Source: [1996-REF:#19 pg22] Washington, DC Land Records, Liber WB 98:229-231 and WB 98:232-234, Dated: 24 May 1842, Washington National Records Center, Suitland, MD, and James 0. Hall, "The Mary Surratt House" (Clinton, MD: The History Division, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, 1979), pp. 1-11.]

Laura & Normans' 1980 book - Click on Thumbnail for more Info. on this Source Click on Redball for More Info.<--- [1980-REF:#1 pg13]
 Step-Father Richard NEALE, Death,   Sep 1843
  RICHARD NEALE died __ Sept. 1843, at 73 years of age and his wife the Widow SARAH (TALBERT) NEALE, 51 years of age continued to live with the John Harrison SURRATT.Sr. and his wife Mary E. (JENKINS) SURRATT. [1980-REF:#1 pg13]
From: [1996-REF:#19 pg22]
Frequently, in sizable families, a birth and a death or a death and a birth would follow each other. So it was with the birth of only daughter Anna SURRATT and the death of Richard Neale (John's stepfather). After Anna's birth in January 1843, Richard Neale died that same year in September.
He was buried at St. John's Church, Broad Creek. Apparently, Neale died quietly without the medical services of Dr. Bayne. The death of the elderly man probably affected John H. SURRATT deeply. Richard Neale had been the only father that John had ever known. Now, at the age of thirty, John was a father of two children, responsible for Mrs. Neale, and the master of a sizeable farm. This was a lot of responsibility for one just out of his twenties.

Books Deed, additional 119 acres for "Foxal" Plantation, Oct. 1843
  Even though John H. SURRATT had not paid Dr. Bayne for his visits or the medicines for the family, the doctor loaned John $450 on October 25, 1843.[16] The day before, John had entered into an arrangement to pay William and Henrietta Kerby of Prince George's County $800 for 119 additional acres of the "Foxhall" land.[17] John repaid Dr. Bayne the loan in December 1847.[18]
[Source: From [1996-REF:#19 pg22] DC Land Records, Washington National Records Center, Suitland, MD (Appendix A). (James 0. Hall research.)
16. DC Land Records, Liber WB 103:507-510. Ibid.
17. DC Land Records, Liber WB 107:506-511. Ibid.
18. DC Land Records, Liber WB 139:133-137. Ibid.

Books Namesake John H. SURRATT, Jr. born Apr 1844
  It is not known what day in April 1844 it was that Mary (Jenkins) SURRATT presented her husband with his namesake. According to Dr. Bayne's ledger, on the night of April 10 he made a night visit to the Surratts. There, he claimed to have paid "particular attention to Mrs. Surratt." His charge was ten dollars. John H. Surratt, Jr., would always claim April 13 as his birth date. According to the doctor's ledger, he had visited Mrs. Surratt on April 13, at which time he gave her six anodyne pills. Anodyne was used for pain or sleep or both. The doctor charged two dollars. This would indicate that John Jr. was born on April 10, since the charge was more for that visit than the visit on April 13. No date of birth is indicated on John Surratt, Jr.'s, baptismal record.
[Source: From [1996-REF:#19 pg22]

Books "Pasture and Gleaning" Interest, May 27 1845
  A deed recorded 27 May 1845, shows the widow SARAH (TALBERT) NEALE, age 53 relinquished her interest in "Pasture and Gleaning" to John HARRISON SURRATT, Sr., age 32 and she gave a Slave to each of his children. [1980-REF:#1 pg13]
In October 1843, Mary (Jenkins) SURRATT was well aware that she was expecting another child. No doubt, she had the services of Patty, one of the Neale servants. She was legally given to the Surratts on May 6, 1845, when Mrs. Neale conveyed her title and interest to the tract of land known as "Pasture and Gleaning."
[Source: From [1996-REF:#19 pg22] DC Land Records WB 116:340-341, D.C. Recorder of Deeds Office, Washington, DC (Appendix A).
The year 1845 did not bring any better health to Mrs. Neale. If anything, Dr. Bayne's visits became more frequent. By May, the fifty-three-year-old lady must have felt that she didn't have long to live. On May 27, she relinquished her remaining interested in "Pasture and Gleaning" to John Surratt.
[Source: From [1996-REF:#19 pg22] [1980-REF:#1 pg13] Laura and Norman H. Sarratt, op. cit., p. 13.

Books Mrs. Sarah (Talbert) NEALE, dies Jun 27, 1845
  It has been reported by JAMES O. HALL, [1980-REF:#1 pg13]
That on 27 Jun. 1845 A Catholic Priest Father C. H. STONESTREET, was called to the SURRATT'S home in Prince George's Co., MD. to baptize the ailing Mrs. SARAH (TALBERT) NEALE, age 53 and the Father said later:
"Mrs. Sarah NEALE was Mrs. Mary (JENKINS) SURRATT'S mother- in- law." Mrs. SARAH (TALBERT) NEALE, probably died soon after that, but whether she was truly John Harrison SARRATT, Sr. mother can not be ascertained."

With the decline of Mrs. Neale's health, Mary (Jenkins) SURRATT probably took on more of the domestic responsibilities. In addition to that, she had the care of her three young children and an elderly woman in need of near constant attention.
James and Sara Barrett, their baby William, and William Chinn, a miller, probably Sara's brother, took over the operation of the mill. John H. SURRATT, Sr. was finally able to become a full-time planter.
With the appearance of the miller and his family, the Surratts logically vacated their home at the mill and moved to the larger home at "Pasture and Gleaning."
Apparently, Mary (Jenkins) SURRATT was able to convince Mrs. Neale that she should become a Catholic. On June 27, 1845, Fr. Charles Stonestreet came from Alexandria and baptized Sarah Neale, daughter of Thomas Talbot and Hester Soper. The priest made a notation on the record of baptism that, since Mrs. Neale had been an Episcopalian, her baptism was only conditional. He indicated that Mary (Jenkins) SURRATT was the sponsor.[25]
Toward the last of July, Dr. Bayne began to visit Mrs. Neale more often. She required frequent tapping to relieve the congestion in her lungs.[26]
The physician's last visit to the ailing woman was on August 6, 1845.[27]
The death of John H. SURRATT's stepmother, no doubt, was a terrible shock. The only family that he had ever had was gone. Now, the future was in his hands.

[Source: From [1996-REF:#19 pg23]
25. St. Mary's Catholic Church, baptismal record of Sarah Neale, 27 June 1845, p. 53.
26. Dr. Bayne's ledger, op. cit.
27. Laura and Norman H. Sarratt, op. cit., p. 17, 5.1. (our [1980-REF:#1 pg13]

U.S. Federal Census  Squire John H. SURRATT can be found with Family:
 1850 Census Washington , Washington , DC
 Fed. #, Reel# M432-005 Page: 244   F.Visit: 41 
 Pg.  F.V.  FName  MName  LName  Age  Born  b.Yr.  Remarks
   Dated: Jul 06, 1850, Washington  -  SFA-ID# 1.3.2.8.1
  244   41  John    SARATE   37   MD  1813   H/H Farmer, w/ 7 Slaves
  244   41  Elizabeth  (JENKINS)  SARATE   27   MD  1823   m.10yrs John H., Sr. *1840 3Ch.
  244   41  Isaac  Douglas  SARATE    DC  1841   Son 1st, Never Married!
  244   41  Elizabeth    SARATE    DC  1843   Only Dau, m. Wm. P. TONRY, c1870
  244   41  John    SARATE    DC  1844   Son 2nd, m. M. Victora HUNTER, c1872
  244   41  William    CHINN?   28   DC  1822   Miller
  244   41  James    BARNETT   33   DC  1817   No Occuppation!
  244   41  Sarah  (CHINN)  BARNETT   35   DC  1815   m. 5yrs James BARNETT, c1845
  244   41  William    BARNETT    DC  1845   s/o Jas. & Sarah
  244   41  Male    SARATE   38   DC  1812   Black Slave
  244   41  Male    SARATE   32   DC  1818   Black Slave
  244   41  Male    SARATE   28   DC  1822   Black Slave
  244   41  Male    SARATE   26   DC  1824   Black Slave
  244   41  Male    SARATE   23   DC  1827   Black Slave
  244   41  Female    SARATE   21   DC  1829   Black Slave
  244   41  Female    SARATE   18   DC  1832   Black Slave
   "Squire" SURRATT, with 5 Male Field Slaves, & 2 Female House Slaves..

Books Fire Destroyed "Pasture and Gleaning" 1851
  The Surratt family was faced with another worry that made the tariff problem seem minuscule by comparison. It was approximately 1851 when fire destroyed the home at "Pasture and Gleaning."
Generally it is believed that a disgruntled slave was responsible.[4] Since he was never apprehended, perhaps the suspect fell into the hands of Nat Butler. Nat was a enterprising free-black Marylander who sold fugitive Negroes to Southern traders.[5.]
After the fire, Mary Surratt and her three children moved in with Cousin Thomas Jenkins, his wife Charity, and their six children.[6] As previously mentioned, Thomas Jenkins and Ann Jenkins Smoot were Mary (Jenkins) SURRATT's cousins.

[Source: From [1996-REF:#19 pg35]
[4.] The year of the fire is gained from oral history.
Note 4A: In a letter that Mrs. Surratt wrote to Father Finotti on 13 May 1855, she mentioned a "keepsake" that "got burnt up the night of the fire." She requested another. He obliging sent her a book of devotions. The author believes that the original keepsake was a gift of appreciation that the priest had presented to all the parishioners who had helped to make St. Ignatius Catholic Church possible.
[5.] Calvin Douglas Wilson, "Negroes Who Owned Slaves," Popular Science Monthly, November 1912, p. 489.
[6.] Rambler, The Evening Star, 13 October 1912, and The Sunday Star, 3 November 1912, "Old Nooks and Crannies: The Surratt Mill."
Note 6A: Anna Jenkins Hoyle was interviewed for the articles. She identified herself as being the daughter of Thomas Jenkins. She mentioned that Mary Surratt and her children had stayed with her family after the fire.

  Possible Record Problem!
 Whose "Oral History" was this info. taken from? Why the Nat Butler comment?
If the fire was in 1851, why did Mrs. SURRATT, wait 4 years to request a new "keepsake"?
TRINDAL, is using a lot of "assumptions" here..prs

Books Railroad Work, Jan 01, 1852
  But John Surratt did not rebuild the home at "Pasture and Gleaning." Like his Uncle Samuel Surratt, John decided to become a "Tavern Keeper". Being land poor, he needed money in order to enter into his new enterprise. John Surratt and a friend, David Barry, formed a contracting company to work on the extension of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad.[7] Research indicates that they were active in building the middle section of the railroad to Culpeper Courthouse, Virginia, from Alexandria. This section was scheduled for completion by January 1, 1852.[8]
[Source: From [1996-REF:#19 pg35]
[7.] Minute Book, 1846-1852, Fairfax County Court, p. 353, dated 18 August 1857.
 Note 7A: The Minute Book shows garnishment action against the partnership of John H. Surratt and David Barry for $111.82. (James 0. Hall research.)
By the author's calculations, John H. Surratt would have been active in this partnership in the summer of 1851 and possibly until April 1852 when the tavern-house was completed.
[8.] Report from the Office of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad Company, Alexandria, Virginia, to the Board of Public Works, 1 October 1850. Virginia State Library, Richmond, VA.

Wife Mary (Jenkins) SURRATT, has affair with her Priest?
"For Mrs. Mary (Jenkins) SURRATT, the year 1851 proved to be the beginning other road to ruin. Until the home-tavern combination was built, she and the children were completely dependant on the kindness of Thomas Jenkins and his family. To Mary, the future must have looked bleak. The thought of her children being raised in an atmosphere of hard-drinking and hard-living men must have tormented her. She needed all the moral support and spiritual wisdom that she could find. Consequently, she turned to her priest.
The Reverend Finotti was celebrated for his piety and his concern for the young.[9] It would be only natural that his concern for the young would extend to Mary's children. It became a historic fact that the handsome priest saw enough of Mrs. Surratt to provoke a few raised eyebrows.[10]"

[Source: From [1996-REF:#19 pg36]
[9.] Woodstock Collection, Vol. 14, p. 249. Special Collections, Georgetown University Library, Washington, DC.
[10.] Johnny Bouquet, New York Tribune, 8 May 1881, p. 10, col. 2. "...that while her (Mrs. Surratt) husband was yet living an Italian priest who ministered in that part of the country got in such a flirtation with Mrs. Surratt that it raised a commotion that he had to be sent to Boston to get him out of the scandal..."

Books When John Harrison SURRATT, Sr., was 39 years of age, in 1852, he bought 287 acres, located what now is Clinton, in Prince George's County, MD. He erected a house and also built a Tavern. It was an ideal location for a Tavern since it was on the junction of the Marlboro-Piscataway Road and Brandywine Roads (Routes 223 & 381 today). His old home and Tavern stands today and has been restored by the Surratt House Museum (SHM) and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planing Commission.
(This house is open to the public, and is open for conducted tours, which has been furnished with period pieces, and the Surratt Society has collected Surratt memorabilia, with a excellent James O. HALL Library & Research Center.
Address: 9110 Brandywine Road, Clinton, MD 20735
301-868-1121; TTY 301-699-2544; Fax 301-868-8177
James O. Hall Research Center: 301-868-6185
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Surrattsville, The Home of John H. SURRATT
(Engraving by A.M. Callem, "Harper's Weekly, March 9, 1867)
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John H., SURRATT Sr., 1852 Home, Tavern, Post Office
(Surratt House Museum (SHM)
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John H. SURRATT, 1901 Home Tavern Post Office
(Surratt House Museum (SHM)
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John H. SURRATT, Presant-Day Museum, Library
(MD. Parks Dept.)
  SHM Photo Tour!
  The MD. Parks Dept. has a several photos of the floor plan, various rooms, of this House on their "Eleganth Historic Tour site at URL:
http://www.pgparks.com/places/eleganthistoric/surratt_tour.html

Books John Harrison SARRETT, Sr., age 41yrs enjoyed his tavern as much as his customers and he had the reputation of being a heavy drinker.
The Tavern was also known as a gathering place for Southern Sympathizers. However, in 1854 the Tavern became a polling place for the new 9th. Election District called Surratt's Election District.
On Oct. 06 1854, a Post Office was established and John H. SURRATT, Sr. was the Postmaster. Soon the new community began to be called "Surrattsville."
[REF:#1 pg13]

Sketch by P.A. PERKINS - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo! Unfortunately John Harrison SURRATT, Sr. business dealings were so confused and he was so much in debt that his creditors pressed him into clearing up debts, and through a complicated deal, in 1856 he turned over his property, "Pasture and Gleaning" to AUGUSTUS GIBSON and received enough money to clear off debts. In this deal he also obtained title to the house in Washington, D.C. [The "Bording House"] located at 541 H Street. Today the house stands at 604 H Street NW. [Source: Click on Redball for More Info. [REF:#1 pg13]
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604 H St. NW, Map
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604 H St. NW, Aerial
  The "Boarding House", 604 H Street NW, Washington, DC. is currently [2004] the site of Go-Lo's Restaurant in the heart of Chinatown, this was once the boarding house of Mary Surratt and the meeting place for the Lincoln assassination conspirators. [Source] http://library.thinkquest.org/2813/downtown/lincoln.html

John  H.  SURRATT can be found with Family:
1860 Census Election Dist. #9, Prince Georges Co. , MD
Fed. #, Reel# M432-047 Page: 083   F.Visit:632 
 Pg.  F.V.  FName  MName  LName  Age  Born  b.Yr.  Remarks
  Election Dist. #9 -  SFA-ID# 1.3.2.8.1
  083  632  John  H.  SURRATT   47   VA  1813   H/H Hotel Keeper. $6,000/$4,000
  083  632  Mary  (JENKINS)  SURRATT   37   MD  1823   m.20yrs John H., Sr. *1840 3Ch.
  083  632  Isaac    SURRATT   19   DC  1841   Son 1st, No Occup.
  083  632  Anna    SURRATT   17   DC  1843   m. Wm. P. TONRY, c1870
  083  632  John    SURRATT   16   DC  1844   Son 2nd, No Occup.
  083  632  Elizabeth    KNOTT?   16   MD  1844   No Occup.
  083  632  H.D.    DYSON   59   MD  1801   Teacher $0
 

Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo! In Feb. 1861 the "Bording House" in Washington DC. was described as:
"A narrow, lead- colored, four story brick house with a yard to the left side, containing a wooden shack and a number of dispirited chickens. An outside staircase connected the second floor with the street, permanently shadowing the ground floor.."
[Source: [REF:# 4 pg15]

Books It has been reported "The SURRATT family" owned a prosperous truck farm in Maryland, close by Surrattsville, a village named after them.
Now that Mr. John Harrison SURRATT, Sr. was ill -- dying, to give the right word -- Mrs. Mary E. (JENKINS) SURRATT herself presided over the great wagon that brought the farm's produce to the Center Market, while Daughter Annie SURRATT, age 18 attended a Catholic seminary, here in Washington D.C.
DAVID HEROLD, age 17 a Protestant stated he never knew why Mr. & Mrs. SURRATT were converts; but both had converted to Catholics, and now (Feb. 1861) their youngest son John H. SURRATT, Jr., aged 16, was at St. Charles Catholic College, over in Maryland, studing to be a Priest.
The oldest son Isaac SURRATT, age 20 was an engineer.
[Source: [1985-REF:#4. pg15]

  Possible Record Problem!
  The above report is similar to [REF:#2 pg143], but not in relation to older son Isaac SURRATT as being an "Engineer" who states:
In 1861, John H. SARRETT'S oldest son Isaac D. SURRATT, had gone West, where he joined the Pony Express and road between Matamoras and Santa Fe, New Mexico. He later enlisted in the Civil War on 04 May, 1862 in the 33rd Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Duff's Partisan Rangers, 14th Battalion [Cavalry], Confederate States Army, and that in August 1864 he was Acting Quarter Master Sargent (Q.M.S.) He was paroled at San Antonio, Texas on 18 Sep. 1865
[Source: [REF:#2 pg143]

Books John H. SURRATT, died "Cause Unknown"
  John Harrison SURRATT, Sr., on 25-6 of Aug. 1862 died suddenly, at 49 years of age, in Washington DC.
[He was buried in the St Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery of Piscataway]
His 3rd. son John H. SURRATT, Jr., age 18, was studying for the Roman Catholic priesthood at St. Charles College, Maryland and came home, to help his mother. per [1981-REF:#1 pg13]

Books John H. SURRATT, Sr. died from a "Horse Kick? or Apoplexy?
  According to a letter from Mary (Tonry) WALSH to James O. Hall (a copy in the surratt society archives)
"just a year before John Surratt's death, a horse had kicked him. Mrs WALSH continued by saying that this may have been the cause of her grandfather's death. In addition Mrs. WALSH stated that a priest had said that John Surratt was almost a Catholic when he died. There have been other accounts that say John Surratt died of apoplexy." per [1996 REF:#19 Pg257.24]
  Possible Record Problem!
  Mrs. Mary G. (Tonry) WALSH, was a "Great-Grandaughter" of John H. SURRATT, Sr. who died 51 years before Mary G. Tonry was born! She is a Granddaughter (Not Daughter) of Mrs. Anna (Surratt) TONRY died 1904, Mary G. Tonry was only 9 years old. Her Father Reginald I. TONRY died 1946, Mary G. Tonry was 33yrs old. She only had "contact" of this info. from her father?

St Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery of Piscataway.
13401 Piscataway Rd. Clinton, MD. Click on Redball for More Info. <---[REF:#2 pg11]
"Father"
John H. SURRATT, age 49yrs
1813 - 1862
Need Photo of Headstone!
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 Possible Record Problem!
 per Click on Redball for More Info. <---[REF:#1 pg13] died in Washington, DC.
 per Click on Redball for More Info. <---[REF:#2 pg11] died in Home/Tavern, Surrattsville/Clinton, MD.

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  Driving Instructions from Regan National Airport, Washington, DC.
Time: 19.8 mi (about 33 mins)
1. Head northeast 469 ft
2. Slight left (signs for B C/Arrivals-Bag Claim) 0.5 mi 1 min
3. Take the ramp to George Washington Memorial Pkwy N/GW Pkwy N 335 ft
4. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for GW Pkwy N and merge onto George Washington Memorial Pkwy N/GW Pkwy N 1.1 mi 2 mins
5. Take the exit onto I-395 N toward Washington
Entering District of Columbia 1.6 mi 2 mins
6. Continue straight onto I-295 S (signs for I-295 S)
Entering Maryland 7.9 mi 10 mins
7. Take the exit toward Indian Head Hwy/MD-210 S 0.3 mi
8. Take exit 1B toward MD-210/Indian Head 0.9 mi 1 min
9. Keep left at the fork to continue toward Indian Head Hwy/MD-210 S and merge onto Indian Head Hwy/MD-210 S 3.0 mi 5 mins
10. Turn left at Old Fort Rd 2.4 mi 6 mins
11. Slight left at Gallahan Rd 1.9 mi 4 mins
12. Turn right at Piscataway Rd 312 ft

Books The widow Mary E. (JENKINS) SURRATT, in October 1864, leased the tavern to a former Washington policeman named John M. LOYD and moved into the house on H Street, Wash. D.C., and took up Boarders to sustain herself and her family. It's been reported that John WILKES BOOTH frequently visited the SURRATT boardinghouse, where Mrs. Mary E. (JENKINS) SURRATT, her daughter ANNA SURRATT, and the women boarders were greatly impressed by the young actor's handsome appearance and engaging manner.
[Source: per "The Confederate Courier", 1964 [REF:#2]

Books Testimony before the Military Tribunal (13th May, 1865)
Mary Jenkins was born in in Waterloo, Maryland, in May, 1823. Educated at a Catholic female seminary in Alexandria, Virginia, she married John Harrison Surratt when she was seventeen. The couple went to live on land that he had inherited just outside of Washington at Oxon Hill. In 1851 a fire destroyed their home the couple decided to rebuild a combined home and tavern.
In 1853 Surratt purchased 287 acres of farmland in Prince George's County. He built a tavern and post office and the community eventually became known as Surrattsville. Surratt worked as the local postmaster until his death on 25th August, 1862.
In October, 1864, Mrs. Surratt decided to rent the Surrattsville property for $500 a year to an ex-policeman, John M. Lloyd, and moved to a house she owned at 541 High Street, Washington. To make some extra money she rented out some of her rooms.
During the American Civil War, her eldest son, John Harrison Surratt,* joined the Confederate Army. Her other son, John Surratt, worked as an agent for the Confederacy. He met others working as secret agents including John Wilkes Booth who stayed at the Surratt's boardinghouse when he was in the area. It is not known if Mrs. Surratt knew if these men were working for the Confederacy.
[Source: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USACWsurratt.htm]
  Possible Record Problem!
       * Her eldest son was Isaac B. SURRATT..prs

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  Mrs. Mary E. (Jenkins) SURRATT, Arrest & Trial
 On the 17th April, 1865 police officers arrived at Mrs. Surratt's boardinghouse. Lewis Powell was also at the house and the two of them were arrested and charged with conspiring to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln. When the police searched the house they found a hidden photograph of John Wilkes Booth, the man who had assassinated Lincoln at Ford's Theatre on 14th April.
     Louis Weichmann, one of Mrs. Surratt's borders, and John M. Lloyd, the man who rented the tavern at Surrattsville, were also arrested and threatened with being charged with the murder of Abraham Lincoln. Kept in solitary confinement both men eventually agreed to give evidence against Mrs. Surratt in return for their freedom.
     On 1st May, 1865, President Andrew Johnson ordered the formation of a nine-man military commission to try the conspirators. It was argued by Edwin M. Stanton, the Secretary of War, that the men should be tried by a military court as Lincoln had been Commander in Chief of the army. Several members of the cabinet, including Gideon Welles (Secretary of the Navy), Edward Bates (Attorney General), Orville H. Browning (Secretary of the Interior), and Henry McCulloch (Secretary of the Treasury), disapproved, preferring a civil trial. However, James Speed, the Attorney General, agreed with Stanton and therefore the defendants did not enjoy the advantages of a jury trial.
     The trial began on 10th May, 1865. The military commission included leading generals such as David Hunter, Lewis Wallace, Thomas Harris and Alvin Howe and Joseph Holt was the government's chief prosecutor. Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, George Atzerodt, David Herold, Samuel Mudd, Michael O'Laughlin, Edman Spangler and Samuel Arnold were all charged with conspiring to murder Lincoln. During the trial Holt attempted to persuade the military commission that Jefferson Davis and the Confederate government had been involved in conspiracy.
     On 29th June, 1865, Mrs. Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, George Atzerodt, David Herold, Samuel Mudd, Michael O'Laughlin, Edman Spangler and Samuel Arnold were found guilty of being involved in the conspiracy to murder Lincoln. Surratt, Powell, Atzerodt and Herold were all sentenced to be hanged at Washington Penitentiary on 7th July, 1865.
     Five out of the nine members of the Military Commission, recommended that Mrs. Surratt be shown mercy "due to her sex and age". President Andrew Johnson was later to say he was never told this and he gave the order to hang the woman who he pointed out "kept the nest that hatched the egg".
     On 7th July, 1865, Mary Surratt, still pleading her innocence, became the first woman in American history to be executed by the federal government.
Click on Redball for More Info.<--- See: Chapter 12 for SFA© The LINCOLN Conspirators & Assassination - 1865

  Mrs. Mary E. (Jenkins) SURRATT, Hanged July 7th, 1865
 (Charged as a Conspirator in the Assassination of Pres. LINCOLN, Guilty; 1st Woman Hanged, in U.S.)
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 1st Burial: July 8th, 1865
 Old Capitol Prison, 1st St. East, & A St. South, Washington, DC.
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The Old Capitol Prison was located on the present site of the Click on Redball for More Info.<--- U.S. Supreme Court building, [Latitude: 37.0625, Longitude: -95.67707] First Street and ‘A’ Street Northeast in Washington DC. The building was erected about 1800 as a tavern and boarding house. It remained as such until the British burned the U.S. Capitol building in 1814, during the War of 1812. On 8 December 1815 the U.S. Congress leased this building for their use. In 1817 President James Monroe was inaugurated on a platform outside the 'Brick Capitol', as this building became known. By 1825 the new U.S. Capitol building was built and this temporary structure became, among other things, a boarding house, a school, and a hotel at times. It also became known as the 'Old Capitol'.
 All of the bodies were stripped naked (the clothes were given to charity), wrapped in sheets, and placed in simple pine coffins with a glass vial containing their names to help identify the bodies. They were all then buried in shallow graves next to the prison walls. Several pieces of the rope that had ended Mary E. (Jenkins) SURRATT's life and locks of her hair were sold as souvenirs.
Four years later Dau Anna (Surratt) TONRY made a successful plea to the government for her mother's remains. Today, Mary E. (Jenkins) SURRATT is buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Washington, D.C., 1300 Bladensburg Road, NE. Her headstone reads simply "Mrs. SURRATT." Anna (Surratt) TONRY and brother Isaac SURRATT were buried on each side of their mother. Son Johnny SURRATT was buried in Baltimore.
John Lloyd, whose testimony possibly sealed Mary's fate, is buried less than 100 yards south of her in the same cemetery. (His simple tombstone is marked John M. Lloyd).
 Source: Click on Redball for More Info.<--- wikipedia.org, Mary Surratt
 Note: The records of the Old Capitol Prison (1863-1865) are at the National Archives, Record Group 393, “Records of the U.S. Army Continental Commands” according to “A Guide to Records of the District of Columbia” by Wesley E. Pippenger, 1997.

 2nd Burial, Feb. 9th, 1869
 Mount Olivet Cemetery, 1300 Bladensburg Road, N.E. Washington, DC. 2002
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 Note:
 There are 8 bodies, buried here in 4'x6' Plots, Section F-12, Lot 31, only 1 has a marker.
     Plot: a.  bd. 09 Feb 1869, Mary E. (Jenkins) SURRATT, age 42yrs (Center Rear, with Headstone!)
     Plot: b.  bd. 01 Jul 1879, Catherine TONRY, age 3mth (Grandaughter, East 1st, Rear)
     Plot: c.  bd. 26 Oct 1904, Anna E. S. (Surratt) TONRY, age 61yrs (Mary's only Daughter, East 2nd, Rear)
     Plot: d.  bd. 05 Oct 1905, William P. TONRY, age 65yrs (Mary's S-I-L, East 3rd, Rear)
     Plot: e.  bd. 06 Nov 1907, Isaac SURRATT, age 66yrs (Mary's 1st Son, West 1st, Rear)
     Plot: f.  bd. 10 Jan 1943, Cecelia B. TONRY, age 71yrs (w/o Dr. Reginald I., West 2nd, Front)
     Plot: g.  bd. 15 Nov 1944, William S. TONRY, age 74yrs (Grandson, East 4th, Front)
     Plot: h.  bd. 13 Apr 1946, Dr. Reginald I. TONRY, age 72yrs (Grandson, West 3rd, Front Grave)
 Of cource Mrs. Mary E. (Jenkins) SURRATT, never new her 13 Grandchild, her two children that married were after her death.  She had 5 TONRY Grandchildren and 3 TONRY Great-Grandchildren.  She had 8 SURRATT Grandchildren and 14 SURRATT Great-Grandchildren. Their are only a few "direct descendants" left of Mrs. Mary E. (Jenkins) SURRATT and most want to be "Anonymous" and we respect there wishes. ..prsjr

The following are the children of:
Squire John Henderson SURRATT, Sr. and Mother: Mary E. JENKINS

Sixth Generation!
Need Photo of 1.3.2.8.1.1. John William Harrison SURRATT;
(Illegitimate Son of: John H. Surratt, Sr. & Miss Caroline Sanderson)
b. 13 Jun. 1838, Prince George's Co., MD.
d. Unknown;
Not Traced, sinced the Bastardy charge in July 1840
[REF:#1 pg21]

Sixth Generation!
Photo from The David Rankin Barbee Papers, Georgetown Uniiv. Library, Washington, DC. - Click on thumbnail for larger view! 1.3.2.8.1.2. Isaac Douglas SURRATT; [#273] [SFA-ID# 1.3.2.8.1.2]
(1st Son of: John Harrison SURRATT, Sr. & Mother: Mary E. JENKINS)
b. Wednesday 02 Jun 1841, Washington, DC. [REF:#1 pg14]
Was Baptized 1841 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Washington D.C. by Rev. Van HOSLIGH
d. 15 Nov. 1907, at the age of 66 years, 5 months and 13 days, Baltimore, MD.?
Buried in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Washington D.C., [REF:#1 pg21]
Where No headstone marks his Grave (Sec. 12-F, Lot 31, Plot e.) [2nd bd.rec]
He Never MARRIED;
He live in Baltimore, MD. after the Civil War. [REF:#1 pg21

 Chronological Timeline!
 Isaac Douglas SURRATT,
 Item  Date  Age  Description (Click on Date for more Information!)  Living in Co.
 Born 1841     on Jun 2nd, in home of Parents & No Siblings, (1st Born)    Washington, DC.
 Census 1850    9yrs  on Jul 6th, home of Parents & 2 Siblings,in   with 7 Slaves  Washington, DC.
 Census 1860   19yrs  on Sep 16th, in Hotel of Parents & 2 Siblings in   Surrattsville, No Occupation?  Prince George's Co., MD.
 CWar 1862   21yrs  on May 4th, Enlisted 33rd Reg., Texas Cavalry   San Antonio  Bexar Co., TX.
 CWar 1865   24yrs  on Jun 2nd, Surrender to US.  Bohan  Fannin Co., TX.
 Hanged 1865   24yrs  on Jul 7th, when Mother was "Hanged for Treason"  (He was Not present)  Washington, DC.
 Census 1870   28yrs  on ___ ??th,   No Record has been Found?  Washington, DC.
 Census 1880   38yrs  on Jun 8th, living with Brother Johnny & Family  161 N. Calvert, St. "Clerk, Steamboat"  Baltimore, MD.
 Census 1900   58yrs  on ___ ?th, No Record has been Found?  Baltimore, MD.
 Death 1907   66yrs  on Nov 15th, died, bd Mt Olviet Cem., Un-Marked Grave!  Washington DC.

CSA Pvt Isaac D. SURRATT, age 21 years enlisted in the Civil War on 04 May, 1862 in 33rd Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Duff's Partisan Rangers, 14th Battalion [Cavalry], Confederate States Army, (his father died, in Aug 1862) and that in August 1864 he was Acting Quarter Master Sargent (Q.M.S.) His mother was hanged on 07 Jul 1865, He was not paroled at San Antonio, Texas until 18 Sep. 1865 Click on Redball for More Info.<--- [REF:#2 pg143]
Confederate Soldier - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!  The 33rd Texas Cavalry Regiment (a.k.a. "Duff's Partisan Rangers) was organized in April, 1863, by using the 14th (Duff's) Texas Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus. Its members were recruited at San Antonio, Bexar Co.; Port Lavaca, Calhoun Co.; and Mount Vernon, Washington & Franklin Co.'s and in Kaufman County.
 This unit served in Gano's and Hardeman's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department, and was active along the lower Rio Grande of Starr County.
 In April, 1864, it was near Bonham, Fannin Co., Texas and contained 23 officers and 307 men. On June 2, 1865, it was included in the surrender.  The field officers were Colonel James Duff, Lieutenant Colonel James R. Sweet, and Majors Santos Benavides and John T. Brackenridge.
Click on Redball for More Info.<--- per CWSS.gov Click on Redball for More Info.<--- [See: SFA©-CSA Roster] Click on Redball for More Info.<--- See: Company C 33rd Regiment 5th Texas Calvary

Click on thumbnail for larger view!   Isaac D. SURRATT, was raised on his father John H. SURRATT, Sr., Home, Postoffice, Tavern, c1852, "Surrattsville" now Clinton, Prince George's Co., MD.

Books Isaac Douglas SURRATT
In 1996, Elizabeth Steger Trindal writes:
       Around the fall of 1862, Isaac SURRATT sent a letter to his mother. He was serving the confederacy in Matamoros, Mexico. On May 04, 1862, Isaac enlisted as a Private in Company A. 33rd Regiment, 14th Battalion, Texas Calvary, Captain James DUFF's Partisan Rangers in San Antonio, TX. He was promoted to Sergeant on Mar. 01, 1863.
The 33rd TX. Reg. served primarily on the lower Rio Grande. Several companies of the Regiment fought in the last battle of the Civil War, at Palmito Ranch on 13, 1865. He was paroled from the Confederate service at San Antonio, Tx on Sept. 18, 1865.
According to some accounts, he joined members of his company who fought for the Emperor Maximillian in Mexico. The company disbanded when the emperor insisted on selecting the officers for the American unit.
According to his obituary, he and the other men went to Europe. Also according to the obit., he did not learn of his Mother's death until he returned to the U.S.!!
Another, more believable version states that Isaac didn't go to Europe like his brother John. Instead on Oct 18, 1865, Gen. Philip H. Sheridan telegraphed Secretary of War Edwim M. Stanton with a physical description of Issac. On Oct. 19, 1865 Gen. Lafayette Baker, Chief of the U.S. Secret Service, wired Maj. Thomas T. Eckert, aid to Sec. Stanton, that Issac had been arrested in Baltimore, MD. [*]
He and his brother John were both employed by the "Old Bay Line" a Baltimore steam packet company. Again, according to his obit, he had been educated as an "Engineer".
He never Married. In later years he lived with his sister, Anna and her family.
Isaac died at the age of 66yrs on Nov. 03, 1907. He is buried in the Surratt Family Plot at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Washington, DC.
per Click on Redball for More Info.<--- [1996-REF:#19, Pg231,2]
 Source: Isaac D. SURRATT's Obituary, Baltamore News, 04 Nov 1907
 *"Where Was Isaac" by Laurie Verge; Surratt Courier; August 1986

Sixth Generation!
Click on thumbnail for larger view! 1.3.2.8.1.3. Eugenia Susanna "Anna" SURRATT; [SFA©-FG #274] [SFA©-ID# 1.3.2.8.1.3]
(Only Dau of: John Harrison SURRATT, Sr. & Mother: Mary E. JENKINS)
b. 01 Jan. 1843, Washington DC., was Baptized 1843 at St. Peter's Church, Washington D.C. [REF:#1 pg14]
d. 24 Oct. 1904, at the age of 61yrs, 9m & 23 days, in Baltimore, MD.;
Buried in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Washington D.C.,
At the age of 27yrs, on 17 Jun 1869, she married the
29 year old William P. TONRY;
(s/o William & Catherine (Brennam) Tonry)
b. 16 Apr 1840, Sligo, England. d. 05 Nov. 1905, at the age of 65 years;
Buried in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Washington D.C.,
They had 4 Children: (3 Sons &1 Dau) per [REF:#1 pg21]
They had 5 Children based on Deed 1915,
They had 6 Children: per [REF:#8]

Click on Thumbnail for Profile!
 See Biographical Profile: Dr. William P. TONRY, of Balitmore, Maryland
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Sixth Generation!
Johnny Jr. SURRATT - Click on thumbnail for larger view! 1.3.2.8.1.4. John Harrison "Johnny" SURRATT, Jr.;
[SFA©-FG #067] [SFA©-ID# 1.3.2.8.1.4]
(2nd Son of: John Harrison SURRATT, Sr. & Mother: Mary E. JENKINS)
b. 13 Apr. 1844, Maryland, was Baptized 1844 at St. Peter's Church, Washington D.C.
d. 02 Apr. 1916, at the age of 72 years, in Baltimore MD;
At age 28yrs he married in 1878 to
Miss Victorune HUNTER,
(Dau of Thomas HUNTER & Mother: Susannah SCOTT KEY)
They had 7 Children born to this Union:

Click on Thumbnail for Profile!  See Biographical Profile:
 Johnny H. SURRATT, Jr. of Balitmore, Maryland
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Paul R. Sarrett, Jr.! - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!  These records are part of the "Genealogy Computer Package" *** PC-PROFILE *** Volume - II. Sarratt/Sarrett/Surratt Family Profile© Compiled and self Published in Oct. 31, 1989 by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. with the assistance of my late mother Click on Redball for More Info. Mrs. M. Lucille (WILSON) SARRETT (1917-1987) These 1989 "Work-Books" were compiled by listing the various families, born, married, died, and a history of that family branch. In 1996 I started "Up-Loading" this material on the now called SFA© Series...prs
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