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Stephen Pleasonton
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Birth: 1776
Death: Jan. 31, 1855

5th Auditor of the Treasury. During the British attack on Washington in 1814 he saved the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, George Washington's commission as Commander-in-chief of the army of the Revolution and many other documents by packing them in linen bags and finding wagons to transport them out of Washington. His son, Major General Alfred Pleasonton is also buried in this cemetery. 
 
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 Children:
  Augustus James Pleasonton (1806 - 1894)*
  Alfred Pleasonton (1824 - 1897)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Congressional Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: R43 S244
 
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: May 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37484736
Stephen Pleasonton
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Added by: Janet Greentree
 
 
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Stephen's son Augustus had a son; Francis who had a son; Eugene who had a son; Alfred who is my father. My grandfather was decorated by Gen. Pershing and my father was Col. Alfred Pleasonton. I'm so proud of my family heritage. I would love to met any rel...(Read more)
- Daphne Pleasonton
 Added: Jan. 10, 2013
Dear Stephen, We are honored to claim you as our 4 X great Uncle; you and your sons were responsible for a great deal of American history and you should never be forgotten for your parts. Rest in peace, with Love and Respect,Philip M. Bishop, SR (son of ...(Read more)
- Phil and Beth Bishop
 Added: Apr. 24, 2012
 
 
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