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Dr William Beanes
Birth: Jan. 24, 1749
Death: Oct. 12, 1828

Patriot. He was a Surgeon to the Maryland Marching Militia and was entrusted in the safe keeping of the Maryland State Records during the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. It was feared that Annapolis would be attacked and burned so the records were sent to Upper Marlboro. Annapolis was spared of invasion during both wars but Upper Marlboro was invaded three times but with no destruction. As one unit was leaving the town two drunken stragglers were seen and out of disgust he arrested them without thinking about the safety of the destruction of the town and records. He was arrested and sent to Baltimore. The townspeople enlisted the help of Francis Scott Key and Colonel John Stuart Skinner in gaining his release. Being successful in obtaining that release, the three were heading back to Upper Marlboro when they witnessed the fiery attack on Fort McHenry. That attack inspired the writing of the Star Spangle Banner by Francis Scott Key. Without the arrest of Dr. Beanes and the loyalty the townspeople had towards him Francis Scott Key would never have been in Baltimore and the Star Spangle Banner would have never been written.
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  Sarah Hawkins Hanson Beanes (1750 - 1822)*
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Beanes Cemetery
Upper Marlboro
Prince George's County
Maryland, USA
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Record added: Jan 06, 1999
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Dr William Beanes
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Dr William Beanes
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- James Snow
 Added: Oct. 12, 2014
On this anniversary of the writing of our Star Spangled Banner, RIP, Dear Sir.
- Robert Loken
 Added: Sep. 13, 2014
Dr. William Beanes GOD Bless you and all who do and/or may view here too. You inspired a Poem which made our FREE Nation , under God more and star spangled!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Apr. 15, 2014
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