Died before BEF. 1683
Married/ Related to:
Mordecai Price, son of Thomas Price and Eliza Johnson.
Born 1660 at Calvert Co., MD, died 1715 at West River, Anne Arundel Co., MD, 54 or 55 years, 1st marriage to: Mary M. Parsons, 2nd married/ related to: Rebecca Yewell
Mordecai Price owned 116 acres "Locust Neck", 50 acres "Papa Ridge", 50
acres "Greenwood", lived in West River, Anne Arundel County, MD. He
married Mary Parsons in 1683 when he was 23 years old and had 14 children
with her. He died in 1715 at the age of 55.
In 1703 Mordecai took his indentured servant Sarah Dimant (or Dyamond)
and his slave Daniel to court for having borne a "mulatto bastard girl"
together. (Mulatto is an old term that refers to someone who is
bi-racial. Sarah was probably white. Daniel was black because he was
referred to as "Negroe") Sarah received fifteen lashes after which she
was returned to Mordecai, her master, to finish out the last few months
of her seven years of indentured service. After she completed her
indenture to Mordecai she was surrendered to the court and sold to Bladen
Planter for 3000 pounds of tobacco. She was indentured to Bladen for
seven years "in compliance with the act of assembly providing against
such unnatural copulations."
Interesting tidbit: (Named for a descendant of our Mordecai Price????)
Price Town, MD
Always known as Price or Prices Station, it is a laid back, peaceful
village rich in history and country charm. It is one of several small
towns which developed as a direct result of the construction of the Queen
Anne's and Kent Railroad, Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Price
was established in 1871, when the Pennsylvania Railroad extended its
lines through this point on its route to Centreville. The town's name was
derived from the surname of a prominent individual connected with the
establishment of the railroad station and post office, named Mordecai
Price has rural and tranquil settings of beautiful farmland, rich in
agriculture. It is centrally located off U.S. Highway 301 and Rt. 405
East. The area also boosts locations for wild game hunting and is
centered in the midst of a rapidly growing chicken industry and pig
farming. It is also home to horse stables, race horses and grazing cows.
The town itself has a small community post office, a Community Building
Center (once an elementary school) for community activities and annual
events, two churches, the Price Bethany United Methodist Church and Price
Apostolic Church. There are always booming businesses in Price, such as
the new Price Market Deli & Restaurant and across the street is Price's
Station General Store & Antiques. While visiting these businesses, next
to the railroad tracks, you may be just in time to see the train passing
through and listen to its whistle.