|Craufurd Family Cemetery|
Prince George's County
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Upper Marlboro, Prince Georges County
This is a private home on private property
The Sasscer Home or Kingston is listed on the National Register of Historic places.
From the Maryland Historical Trust
The Craufurd family cemetery is located in the woods northwest of the house.
Kingston is generally believed to be the oldest building remaining in the town of Upper Marlboro. It may have been built, at least in part before 1730, the date usually attributed to its origin. The house has always been occupied by persons prominent in the community who were well able to alter it to serve their needs. The house is also of interest for the alterations and additions made to it in the Victorian era. The board-and-batten siding and "gingerbread" details typical of this later date are purely decorative and do not alter the 18th-century lines of the house. The combination of two unrelated styles in which the features of both remain distinct rather than the later one obscuring the earlier is unusual. The house is believed to have been constructed c. 1735 by David Craufurd. A mortgage of that date provided for payments to be made to Craufurd "at the new dwelling house of the said Craufurd in Upper Marlborough Town."
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