Collo. Richard Blackburn

Collo. Richard Blackburn (HM2F90)

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N 38° 36.781', W 77° 16.673'

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Here Lieth the Body of
Collo. Richard Blackburn
Who Departed this Life
July the 15th 1757
In the 52d. Year of his Age


He was born in Rippon in England from whence he came to Virginia, where he acquired a reputable charracter, was intrusted and preferred by the Governor to the most eminent stations and command in the Collony as well as by the people who made him their representative in the Generall Assembly of this Collony where he discharged his duties with Honour to Himself as well as to his constituents who reposed in him this important trust — he ws a man of consumate prudence, frugality & indefatigable industry whereby he made a large fortune in a few years. He was followed to the grave by his inseparable friend the honourable William Fairfax & other gentm. of distinction together with his disconsolate relations who mourned the loss of so worthy and usefull a man to them & to his country this monument is dedicated to his memory by
his friend John Baylis.
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HM NumberHM2F90
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Date Added Saturday, March 30th, 2019 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 301672 N 4276295
Decimal Degrees38.61301667, -77.27788333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 36.781', W 77° 16.673'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 36' 46.86" N, 77° 16' 40.38" W
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