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Col Thomas Blackburn
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1742
Prince William County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 7, 1807
Prince William County
Virginia, USA

Thomas Blackburn was born 1742 in Rippon Lodge, Prince William Co., VA where he died July 7, 1807. He married Christian Scott 1782 in Fairfax Co., VA. with whom he had six children. In September 1766 he was serving as a Justice of the Peace for Prince William County. In 1772, Thomas was elected to be one of the Prince William representatives to the House of Burgesses. Thomas served in the Revolutionary War as Aide De Camp to George Washington, and was a member of the Virginia Convention in 1775. He was wounded in the leg at the battle of Germantown, PA. which ended his military career.

from the Washington Federalist July 22d, 1807.


Another Revolutionary Patriot gone ?

Departed this life, on the 17th isiunt, at Rippon Lodge, his Seat in Virginia, Col THOMAS BLACKBURN, one of those firm and unshaken Patriots who fought and bled for that Independence which we now enjoy! a an early period of the Revolution he took a decided part in favor of the rights and liberties of his country, and at the battle of German Town, received a severe and dangerous wound.

Distinguished for his generosity, his bravery, and true sense of honor, he was no less eminent for his hospitality, benevolence and charity. For those domestic virtues which adorn and dignify the human character, he was equally conspicuous— An affectionate husband—an indulgent parent—and a humane master ... He has finished a well spent life—he has left an unsullied reparation, and is removed from a world of trouble, to the mansions of in infinite and eternal bliss!
Family links: 
  Richard Blackburn (1705 - 1757)
  Mary Watts Blackburn (1706 - 1775)
  Christian Scott Blackburn (1745 - 1815)
  Anna Blackburn Washington (1768 - 1829)*
  William Blackburn (1731 - 1752)*
  Alice Blackburn Ellzey (1738 - 1811)*
  Thomas Blackburn (1742 - 1807)
*Calculated relationship
Rippon Lodge Family Cemetery
Prince William County
Virginia, USA
Created by: John Evans
Record added: Sep 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42554519
Col Thomas Blackburn
Added by: Colleen Sanders Broyles
Col Thomas Blackburn
Added by: John Evans
Col Thomas Blackburn
Added by: John Evans
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