Mudd, Samuel Alexander
- Stacey Hamilton
Mudd, Samuel Alexander (21 December 1833–10 January 1883), alleged conspirator in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, alleged conspirator in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, was born in Charles County, Maryland, the son of Henry Lowe Mudd and Sarah Ann Reeves, tobacco planters. The ancestral Mudds of Maryland were among the most prominent citizens in Charles County, which they had named and inhabited since the 1600s. Samuel grew up on the tobacco plantation of his father, “Oak Hill,” and was tutored at home for most of his early life, attending school in nearby Bryantown only briefly....