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Charles Carroll of Carrollton, signer of the Declaration of Independence who outlived all the other 55 signers. One of the most illustrious men in Maryland history, he turned the first spadeful of dirt to begin the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad on J…
Charles Yates of Spotsylvania County, Va. The Trustees declared it forfeited in 1796 and sold it to Andrew Buchannon. Lot #33: Conveyed by the Trustees of the Town of Bath to Charles Yates, 1777.
Edward Lloyd, a Maryland official called "the Patriot" because of his eminent service during the Revolutionary period. He was one of two Marylanders in the Congress of the Confederation during 1783-1784. The owner of vast landholdings in Talbot Co…
John Ridout, Esq., of Annapolis, Md. James Smith owned it in 1779. Ridout was again the owner by 1798. Lot #32: Conveyed by the Trustees of the Town of Bath to John Ridout, 1777.
James Muir, a merchant from Alexandria, Va. A listing of lot owners in 1798 shows it belonging to James Mercer, a member of the Continental Congress, who owned lot #43. Lot #60: Conveyed by the Trustees of the Town of Bath to James Muir, 1777.
William Ramsey and James Stuart, both of Alexandria, Va. Ramsey was one of the trustees for the City of Alexandria and owned the first house built there after the sale of town lots in 1749. He married Ann McCarty Ball, a cousin of George Washingto…
William Herbert Lot #62 William Herbert of Alexandria, Va. Herbert, who was born in Ireland, became President of the Alexandria Bank established in 1798 and served as Mayor of Alexandria from 1808 to 1810. He was an honorary pallbearer for Georg…
Frederick Conrad Lot #68 Frederick Conrad, a tanner from Frederick County, Va. Conrad also bought Lot #75 which adjoins this lot. Lot #68: Conveyed by the Trustees of the Town of Bath to Frederick Conrad, August 19, 1777. Robert Rutherford…
The Town of Bath was plotted on land that had belonged to Thomas Lord Fairfax. These two lots were purchased on August 26, 1777, by six men on behalf of a German church. Although the original plan was to build a church and two houses on these lots…
Capt. John Swann of Washington County, Maryland. By 1798, Capt. Swann owned Lots #12, #13, #34 and #35. Lot #12: Conveyed by the Trustees of the Town of Bath to Capt. John Swann, 1777.