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 Matthew Tilghman

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Matthew Tilghman

Birth
Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland, USA
Death 4 May 1790 (aged 72)
Claiborne, Talbot County, Maryland, USA
Burial Claiborne, Talbot County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 17210536 View Source

Revolutionary War Leader.

He was born at the family home called, "Hermitage". He moved to Talbot County, where he married Anne Lloyd. They called their home, "Rich Neck". He served Talbot County as Justice of the Peace. He was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates and in 1773, Speaker of the House. He headed the Revolution in Maryland, where he was the Chairman of the Committee of Safety, President of the Revolutionary Assembly, head of the Maryland Delegation to the Continental Congress, and a member of the colony's Committee of Correspondence. He debated and supported the Declaration of Independence, presided over the Annapolis Convention, and headed the committee that drafted the Charter of Rights and Plan of Government for Maryland. He was elected in 1776, to the state Senate, being President from 1780 to 1783. In 1783, he retired and died at his home, now known as "Rich Neck Manor", which still stands today.


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