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Col Thomas Blackburn

Col Thomas Blackburn

Birth
Prince William County, Virginia, USA
Death 7 Jul 1807 (aged 65)
Prince William County, Virginia, USA
Burial Woodbridge, Prince William County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 42554519 · View Source
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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.


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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!


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  • Created by: John Evans
  • Added: 30 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42554519
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Thomas Blackburn (15 Jan 1742–7 Jul 1807), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42554519, citing Rippon Lodge Family Cemetery, Woodbridge, Prince William County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by John Evans (contributor 47071981) .