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John H. SURRATT, Jr. - Genealogy
Chapter 13c.

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Sixth Generation!
JOHN HARRISON SURRATT, Jr.; [SFA-FG 67] [SFA# 1.3.2.8.1.4]
(2nd s/o John H. Sr. & 2) Mary E. (Jenkins) SURRATT)
(1Gs/o Jacob SURRATT, mother believe Sarah TALBERT) 
(2Gs/o ALPHONSUS & ANN (HARRISON) SARRATT) 
(3Gs/o Joseph2, & Mary SARRATT)
(4Gs/o JOSEPH,1 & KATHERINE SARRATT,  of France "The American Progenitor!"
b. 13 Apr. 1844, Maryland, [b. Washington, DC. per 1880 Census]
d. 21 Apr. 1916, a72y Baltimore, MD. "Pneumonia" at 9:00pm, Friday,  
d. 02 Apr. 1916, a72y Baltimore, MD. per [REF:#1 pg20]
Buried: New Cathedral Cemetery 4300 Old Frederick Road, Baltimore, MD. 
21229-2899 (Phone 404-566-7770) 
At the age of 28 he married in 1872 [REF:#1 pg21 No Date], to
26 year old Miss MARY VICTORINE HUNTER,
(d/o THOMAS HUNTER AND SUSANNAH (SCOTT KEY) HUNTER, 
a 2nd cousin of FRANCIS SCOTT KEY (the American Lawyer, who wrote the 
"Star Spangled Banner", when the British were attacking Baltimore in Oct. 1814); 
b. c1846; Unknown Co., MD.
d. Unknown; 
Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me)
They lived in Baltimore after their marriage.
They had Seven Children born to this Union:
   1 1st. Son: JOHN H., III. c1872-1920 a48y m. c1893 Isabell JONES, 5Ch
   2 2nd. Son: WILLIAM H.    c1874-          m. c1900 Edith M. TAYLOR, 2Ch
   3 1st. Dau: MARY E.       c1876-          m.       DALTON, ?Ch.
   4 3rd. Son: LEO J.        c1878-          Not in 1900 Census!
   5 2nd. Dau: SUSANNA S.    c1880           m. John F. HARDY, 5Ch
   6 3rd. Dau: MARY V.       *1883-1982 a99y m. c1911 Parker WELLER, 2Ch
   7 4th. Dau: ELLA K.       *1885-1980 a94y Never Married!

John H. SURRATT, Jr.was Baptized 1844 at St. Peter's Church, 
Washington D.C. [REF:#1 pg14]

Studied for Roman Catholic priesthood at St. Charles College,
in Maryland, until Jul 1861; Became a Confederate dispatch rider; [REF:#1 pg20]

John Wilkes Booth met SURRATT in the fall of 1864.  When SURRATT
heard of Booth's plot to kidnap President Lincoln, he willingly
joined Booth's group of conspirators.  SURRATT took part in a
failed attempt to kidnap Lincoln on March 17, 1865.  A carriage
the conspirators thought was Lincoln's turned out not to be.
According to SURRATT, his role in Booth's group ended with the
unsuccessful kidnap attempt. [REF:#10]

SURRATT's whereabouts on the night of the assassination have
been the subject of historical speculation.  SURRATT, himself,
said he was in Elmira, New York, and that he then fled to Canada
after hearing news of Lincoln being shot by Booth.  He was hiding
in Canada when his mother was hanged on July 7, 1865. [REF:#10]

SURRATT fled to England and then to Rome.  He joined the Papal
Zouaves.  When his whereabouts was discovered he went to Alexandria,
Egypt.  There he was arrested on November 27, 1866.  SURRATT was
brought back to the United States and went on trial for murder
on June 10, 1867.  The jury heard 80 witnesses for the government
and 90 witnesses for the defense. The trial ended August 10 with
the jury deadlocked (4 votes = guilty; 8 votes = not guilty).
Eventually, SURRATT was freed in the summer of 1868.  He had
benefited from the fact that he had been tried by a civil court. [REF:#10]

SURRATT became a teacher in Rockville, Maryland.  At the court
house there on December 6, 1870, he delivered a 75 minute public
lecture on the conspiracy.  Adults paid fifty cents to attend;
children paid a quarter. He admitted his role in the abduction
plot, but denied any part in the assassination.  He blamed his
mother's execution on Louis Weichmann, the government's star
witness at the 1865 conspiracy trial.  He called Weichmann a
 "perjurer." He said his friends had kept from him the news
of the seriousness of his mother's plight in Washington.
Additionally, SURRATT said the Confederate government was not
involved in the plot. [REF:#10]
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See John H. SURRATT's 1870 Lecture!
for Continuation.
Another SURRATT lecture was scheduled and advertised in Washington, D.C. for Friday evening, December 30, 1870. However, enraged citizens forced its cancellation. [REF:#10] Later (John H.) SURRATT secured a job as a teacher in St. Joseph Catholic School in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Some time after 1872 he was hired by the Baltimore Steam Packet Company. As time went by, he rose to freight auditor and treasurer of the company. In 1872 SURRATT married Mary Victorine Hunter, a second cousin of Francis Scott Key. The couple lived in Baltimore and had seven children. [REF:#10]
DEED Apr. 23, 1915
Mr. J. C. MATTINGLY, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, 344 D Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C.
THIS DEED made this 23rd day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifteen, by and between JOHN W. RIDGELEY, of Washington, D.C. party of the first part, and BLOSSIE K. MILLER and WILLIAM V. MILLER, as tenant in common, of Prince George's County, Maryland, parties of the second part, witnesseth.
WHEREAS Mrs. MARY E. (JENKINS) SURRATT departed this life a widow and intestate, leaving her only heirs-at-law, one
JOHN H. SURRATT,
ANNA S. TONRY (nec surratt), and
ISAAC SURRATT and
whereas the said ISAAC SURRATT departed this life [a66yrs 15 Nov 1907] intestate and unmarried, leaving as his only heirs-at-law the said JOHN H. SURRATT and his nephews and niece, ALBERT S. TONRY, REGINALD I. TONRY, WILLIAM S. TONRY, and CLARA S. TONRY, only children and heirs-at-law of the said ANNA S. TONRY, who died intestate, and whereas ALBERT S. TONRY, REGINALD I. TONRY, WILLIAM S. TONRY, CLARA S. TONRY, and JOHN H. SARRATT, have by various deeds conveyed their interest in the hereinafter described property to JOHN W. RIDGELEY.
NOW, therefore, this DEED witnesseth, that in consideration of the sum of twelve hundred and fifty dollars ($1,250) the said party of the first part does grant and convey unto BLOSSIE K. MILLER and WILLIAM V. MILLER, parties of the second part, their heirs and assigns, in simple, all that piece or parcel of ground situate, lying and being in Prince George's County, State of Maryland, and being described as follows, to wit:
Being all that piece or parcel of land situated in Surrats District, known as part of ""His Lordship's Kindness"", and lying on the road from Washington, D. C. to T. B., Maryland, and adjoining the property upon which the Catholic Church, at SURRATTsville, Maryland, is situated, and found by recent survey to be contained within the following metes and bounds, courses and distances, to wit:
Beginning for the same at center of the intersection of the roads from Piscataway to Upper Marlboro and from Brandywine to Washington, D.C. and running thence with the center of the Brandywine and Washington Road (1) North 14 15' West 544.6 feet to the Church Property, with same (2) North 77 15' East 815 feet, then leaving said Church property (3) South 15 30' East 519 feet to Piscataway and Upper Marlboro Rd., with the center of same (4) South 75 15' West 824 feet to beginning, containing ten (10) acres.
TOGETHER with the building and improvements thereupon, erected, made, or being; and all and every, rights, alleys, ways, waters, privileges, appurtenances, and advantages to such the same belongings or in anywise appertaining.
TO HAVE AND HOLD the aforesaid piece or parcel of ground and premises above described or mentioned, and hereby intended to be conveyed; altogether with the rights, privilege, appurtenances, and advantages thereto belonging or appertaining unto the only proper use, benefit and behoof for ever of the said BLOSSIE K. MILLER and WILLIAM V. MILLER, their heirs as assigns. AND the said party of the first part covenants that he will warrant specially the property hereby conveyed; that he has a right to convey said land; that the said parties of the second part shall quietly enjoy said land; that he has done no act to encumber said land; and that he will execute such further assurances of said land as may be requisite.
WITNESS his hand and Seal.
L/S John W. Ridgely { Seal }
Test:
(Can not Read)
District of Columbia, SS:
I hereby certify that on this 17 day of April, A.D. 1915, before the subscriber, a Notary Public, in and for the said District, personally appeared JOHN W. RIDGELY, and did acknowledge the foregoing Deed to be his voluntary act. In testimony whereof I have affixed my official seal this 17 day of April, A.D. 1915.
(Can not Read)
Notary Public, D.C.
Received and Recorded on 23 April 1915, Deed Book 91, No. 584, by
S.D. HALL, Clerk
Seventh Generation! The following are the children of John Harrison SURRATT, Jr. and VICTORINE (HUNTER) SURRATT 4.1 John Harrison, III. SURRATT; [SFA# 1.3.2.8.1.4.1] (1st s/o John H., Jr. & Victorine (Hunter) Surratt) b. c1873, Baltimore, MD. d. bfr 1920 Census, a47y, Baltimore, MD. Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me) At a20yrs he married (bfr 1893) Baltimore, MD. to Miss ISABEL J. JONES, (a.k.a. "Belle") (d/o M/M JONES Parents) b. c1873, Washington, DC. d. Unknown; Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me) They had Six Children born to this Union: [REF:#1 pg21] Mrs. Bellie (JONES) SURRATT, a47y married 2nd (c1920) Baltimore, MD to 28 year old Henderson HERMES; (s/o HERMES Parents of Germany) b. c1893, Unknown Co., Iowa. Occup: 1930 Welder, Machinst Shop. d. Unknown; Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me) No Issue to this 2nd Union. FIRST MARRIAGE: +4.1.1 1st. Son: Chas. RAYMOND, *1893-1969 a76y m. c1920 Nellie Unk., 4.1.2 1st. Dau: Mary, b. c1895 Not Traced! 4.1.3 2nd. Dau: CATHERINE, b. c1898 Not Traced! 4.1.4 3rd. Dau: ISABEL, b. c1900 Not Traced! 4.1.5 4th. Dau: ELLA KEY, b. c1907 Not Traced! +4.1.6 2nd. Son: Wm. HUNTER,2 *1908-1984 a76y Baltimore SECOND MARRIAGE: Mrs. Bellie J. (Jones) SURRATT & Henderson HERMES No Issue! 4.1.1 Charles "Raymond" SURRATT; (1st s/o John H., III & Belle (Jones) b. 27 Aug 1893, Baltimore, MD. [SSD# 216-05-6945] d. __ Mar 1969, a76y at Baltimore, MD. Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me) Married Miss Nellie Unknown, b. 30 Nov 1885, Baltimore, MD. [SSD# 214-70-2896] d. __ Apr 1980, a95y at Baltimore, MD. Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me) They had at least 2 Daughters born to this Union: 4.1.1.1 1st Dau: Helen T., b. c1916 Baltimore, MD. 4.1.1.2 2nd Dau: Mary E., b. c1923 Baltimore, MD. 4.1.2 William Hunter,2 SURRATT; (2nd s/o John H., III & Belle (Jones) b. 18 Dec 1908, Baltimore, MD. [SSD# 212-01-1123] d. __ Mar 1985, a76y at Baltimore, MD. Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me) 4.2 WILLIAM HUNTER,1 SURRATT; (2nd s/o John H., Jr. & Victorine (Hunter) Surratt) b. c1873, Baltimore, MD. d. Unknown; Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me) At a27y he married (bfr 1900) Baltimore, MD. to 20 year old Miss EDITH M. TAYLOR; (d/o M/M TAYLOR Parents) b. c1880, Unknown Co., MD. [per 1920,30 Census) b. 08 Jul 1876, Unknown Co., MD. d. __ Feb 1974, a98y Baltimore, MD. Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me) They had Two Children born to this Union: [REF:#1 pg21] 4.2.1 1st. 1st Dau: THELMA KEY, c1900- m. Wm. Henry SKINNER, 4.2.2 1st. 1st Son: WILTON D., c1902- m. Mary D. SHILLING, Need More Information! In [REF:#2]book "Confederate Courier" pg vi Acknowledgments "Mrs. William Harrison SURRATT, daughter-in-law to John Harrison SURRATT, Jr., her son and daughter Wilson D. SURRATT and Mrs. Thelma Surratt SKINNER, gave me the friendliest cooperation in my work." (Helen Jones Campbell, 1960) 4.3 Mary EUGENIA SURRATT, II; (1st d/o John H., Jr. & Victorine (Hunter) Surratt) b. c1876, Baltimore, MD. d. Unknown; Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me) Married Mr. DALTON; [REF:#1 pg21] Need More Information! 4.4 LEO JENKINS SURRATT; (3rd s/o John H., Jr. & Victorine (Hunter) Surratt) b. c1878, Baltimore, MD. [REF:#1 pg21] d. Unknown; Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me) Need More Information! 4.5 SUSANNA SCOTT SURRATT; (2nd d/o John H., Jr. & Victorine (Hunter) Surratt) b. c1882 Baltimore, MD. (per 1920 Census) d. Unknown; Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me) At a22y she married (bfr 1904) Baltimore, MD. to 29 year old John "Francis" HARDY; (s/o M/M HARDY Parents) b. c1875, Baltimore, MD. d. Unknown; They had Five Children born to this Union: [REF:#1 pg21] 4.5.2 1st Dau: Mary Eugenis, c1904 4.5.1 1st Son: John F., Jr., c1916 4.5.3 2nd Son: John Harrison,c1920 4.5.4 2nd Dau: Mary Elizab., c192? 4.5.5 3rd Son: Richard Key, c192? 4.6 Mary VICTORINE SCOTT SURRATT; [SFA-FG 73] (3rd d/o John H., Jr. & Victorine (Hunter) Surratt) b. 03 Apr 1883, Baltimore, MD. d. __ Dec 1982, a99y nr Oriskany, Oneida Co., NY. Buried: Cemetery Unknown (to me) At a28y she married (bfr 1911) Baltimore, MD. to 41 year old Louis "Parker" WELLER; (s/o M/M WELLER Parents) b. 1870; d. 1935, a65y They had Two Children born to this Union: [REF:#1 pg21] 4.6.1 1st Son: Lous P., Jr., b. c1911 m. c1927 Vivian BOSLEY, 4.6.2 1st Dau: Mary Lucille, b. c1913 m. c1929 Charles M. BREWER, 4.7 ELLA KEY SURRATT; (a.k.a. "Nellie") (4th d/o John H., Jr. & Victorine (Hunter) Surratt) b. 30 Nov 1885, Baltimore, MD. d. __ Apr 1980, a94y Baltimore, MD. Buried: Cemetery Unknown (to me) End of John Harrison SURRATT, Jr. Chapter 13c.

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  The Conspirators Index (Click on "Chap." for more info. ..prs
 Chap.  F.Name  L.Name  b. d.  Subject
 01.  Abraham  Lincoln  1809-1865  Profile
 02.  John W.  Booth  1838-1865  Profile
 03.  John W.  Booth  1838-1865  Pursuit, Death & Burial
 04.  The  Conspirators     Trial of the Assassins
 05.  Samuel B.  Arnold  1834-1906  Profile
 06.  George T.  Atzerodt  1832-1865  Profile
 07.  David  Herold  1844-1865  Profile
 08.  Samuel A.  Mudd  1833-1933  Profile
 09.  Michael  O'Laughlin  1840-1867  Profile
 10.  Lewis T.  Powell  18??-1865  Profile
 11.  Edward "Ned"  Spangler  18??-18??  Profile
 12.  Mary E. (Jenkins)  SURRATT  1817-1865  Profile
 12.b  Mary E. (Jenkins)  SURRATT  1817-1865  Genealogy FGS
 12.c  E.S. Anna  SURRATT  1843-1904  Genealogy FGS
 13.  John H., Jr.  SURRATT  1844-1916  Profile
 13.1  John H., Jr.  SURRATT  1844-1916  1870 Lecture
 13.2  John H., Jr.  SURRATT  1844-1916  Genealogy FGS
 14.  The  Conspirators     End of Nightmare for the Doomed!
 15.  The  Conspirators     Notes & Reference

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