I found him, I found the person in my family tree with whom I can truly bond! That person is Caleb Clarke Magruder, III. While quietly adding Magruders, one of my Scottish lines, to my tree today, I came upon CALEB CLARKE MAGRUDER, III, my 6th cousin 1x removed. Caleb was born February 20, 1870 in Prince George’s County, Maryland; he died on August 22, 1946. According to Find A Grave, although Caleb was well equipped to practice law, “he preferred to spend his life in the assembling of historical and genealogical data, and authorship.” (1)
Some of his numerous publications include:
- “Colonel Joseph Belt : born in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 1680, died in Prince George's County, Maryland, 1761,” published by Advertiser-Republican Print, Annapolis, 1909
- Colonel Ninian Beall published by The Society of Colonial Wars in the District of Columbia, 1911
- Dr. William Beanes, the Incidental Cause of the Authorship of the Star-spangled Banner
- Descendants of Isaac Magruder, Revolutionary Soldier, American Clan Gregor Society, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1929
- Enoch Louis Lowe, Governor of Maryland, 1851-54, Extracted from the Year-Book of the American Clan Gregor Society, 1909 and 1910
- John Magruder of "Dunblane,” Baltimore : Waverly, 1913.
- Nathaniel Magruder of "Dunblane,” Richmond, Virginia: Appeals Press, 1917.
- Nathan Magruder of "Knave's Dispute,” Extracted from the Yearbook of the American Clan Gregor Society, 1915.
- Thomas George Pratt, Governor of Maryland, 1845-1848; United States Senator, 1850-1857, Extracted from the Yearbook of the American Clan Gregor, Baltimore, Maryland, Waverly Press, 1913.
- Year Book of American Clan Gregor Society, Baltimore, Maryland, The Waverly Press, 1913.
Caleb Clarke Magruder was born at Upper Marlboro, Prince George’s County, Maryland; son of Caleb Clarke and Elizabeth Rice (Nalle) Magruder. He was educated at Loyola College; A.B. 1891; A.M., 1898; M.A. Columbian, 1899; LL.B. Georgetown University; D.C. 1897. He worked as a Teller at the United States Treasury Department. (2)
In the "U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925" database on Ancestry.com, I found Caleb’s passport application dated 22 Aug 1895. He was traveling alone and intended to return to the country in one year. His occupation was listed as Teller. I learned that he was 5’ 8” tall with brown eyes and light brown hair. He had a fair complexion and a mustache. (3)