Rev Walter Dulany Addison

Rev Walter Dulany Addison

Birth
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Death 31 Jan 1848 (aged 79)
Burial Fort Washington, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
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Memorial ID 33368329 · View Source
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Walter Dulany Addison was rector from 1801 to 1809.5 He was notable as an early social activist in a period when this was a highly exceptional activity for Episcopal clergy. He fought vigorously against the practice of dueling, even riding to the White House on one occasion in an attempt to induce President Thomas Jefferson to stop a duel. Failing here, he rode on to the dueling grounds and stopped the proceedings by himself. He publicly opposed slavery and freed those slaves which he had inherited. He also actively assisted the founding of several Episcopal parishes in the District of Columbia, and assisted a congregation of black Methodists to establish a church in the vicinity of Oxon Hill. As a young newly-wed, he lived for a short time in Battersea (Harmony Hall).

HISTORY OF ST. JOHN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH - BROAD CREEK
Jim Titus and Phyllis Cox, St. John's Historians


Gravesite Details from the book Stones and Bones: Cemetery Records of Prince George's County Maryland

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  • Added: 29 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33368329
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Walter Dulany Addison (1 Jan 1769–31 Jan 1848), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33368329, citing Saint Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery, Fort Washington, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by C (contributor 46588217) .