Marmaduke Semmes (ca.1635-1693) immigrated before 1662 to southern Maryland, probably near St. Mary's City. "The exact date of his arrival in America and the place from which he came are still a mystery; however he was probably single and in his twenties"--P. 273. In 1669 he married Fortuna Mitford Champ, widow of Bulmer Mitford and of William Champ. Fortuna's maiden name might have been either Milburn or Cleburne. Descendants and relatives lived in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arizona, California and elsewhere.
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