William Beanes

Birth: 1749, Jan. 24
Death: 1823, Oct. 12
Occupation: doctor

Associated Counties

  • Prince George’s

Additional Information

  • Dates: 1749-1823
    Notes: Founder 1799. Born in Marland, January 24, 1749. Married Sarah Hawkins Hanson, November 25, 1773. He was a leading Physician and Planter at Upper Marlboro, Prince George County, Md.; on the committee to carry into execution in Prince George County the Association of the American Continental Congress; prior to 1777, Surgeon in General Hospital. Died at “Academy Hill,” Upper Marlboro, October 12, 1823, without issue. It was the imprisonment of his friend, Dr. Beanes, on board an English ship in the Bay, 1814, that led Key to go aboard and seek his release, and thus gave occasion and inspiration for our national song. He was an accomplished scholar and a popular gentleman.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 316