Magruder Family Cemetery-The Ridge

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Magruder Family Cemetery-The Ridge

19000 Muncaster Road
Derwood, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Memorials 9 added (11% photographed)


The Magruder Family Cemetery was originally located at the family plantation, "The Ridge" in Redwood (now called Derwood), Montgomery County, Maryland. The original house was circa 1755 and the cemetery was located in a lightly wooded lot 300' West of the house.

The original property passed through family heirs and was eventually sold. Reserved from the sale in 1919 was the family burial grounds. It was promised that "no further interments will occur therein". At that time, it was noted that there originally was a slave cemetery on the same property.

Originally, there were 30 to 40 family burials, with only 2 engraved gravestones. Burials were for the descendants of Zadock Magruder (son of John Magruder of Dunblane).

The graves of Robert Pottenger Magruder, 1769-1822 and his wife, Elizabeth Perry, 1770-1835, were moved to the Laytonsville United Methodist Church in Laytonsville, Montgomery County, Maryland. Their gravestones were the only ones remaining when the property sold.

Private Property
Clan Gregor Yearbook, 1953 at American Clan Gregor Society
Historic Graves of the District of Columbia, Helen W. Ridgeley


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GPS Coordinates: 39.1682870, -77.1204598

  • Added: 10 May 2015
  • Find a Grave Cemetery: #2578435