(1742-1775)He built his house, which can be seen nearby, about 1764. A trader, he cleared wilderness and fought Indians in "Cresap's War" in Ohio, 1774. As a Captain he led riflemen, some painted Indian-style, to Boston at the start of the Revolution. Because of failing health he attempted to return home but died on the way and is buried in Trinity Churchyard, New York City. A brick addition to the house was built about 1781.
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|Placed By||The Maryland Bicentennial Commission and the Maryland Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 10:53am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 705246 N 4379627|
|Decimal Degrees||39.54180000, -78.61153333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 32.508', W 78° 36.692'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 32' 30.48" N, 78° 36' 41.52" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 18901-19013 Opessa St, Oldtown MD 21555, US|
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