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Easton in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Birthplace of Tench Francis, Jr.
(1731-1800)
 
Birthplace of Tench Francis, Jr. Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 3, 2007
1. Birthplace of Tench Francis, Jr. Marker
 
Inscription. Nearby is the site of "Fausley", the birthplace of Tench Francis, Jr, colonial businessman, revolutionary patriot, financier and father of the United States Navy Supply Corps. A successful merchant in the last decades before independence, Tench Francis, Jr. contributed heavily from his personal fortune to support the revolutionary cause. He was subsequently appointed first cashier of the Bank of North America and later headed the commission which laid out the City of Pittsburgh. His appointment as Purveyor of Public Supplies in February 1795, unified navy pursers under a single head and it is from this event that the U.S. Navy Supply Corps dates its birth.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 46.498′ N, 76° 4.585′ W. Marker is in Easton, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is on N. Washington Street north of Dover Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11. N. Washington Street, Easton MD 21601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Talbot Resolves (here, next to this marker); To the Talbot Boys (within shouting distance of this marker); Talbot County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Haven (approx. 0.6 miles away); The “Mannour of Ratcliffe” (approx. one mile away); Fausley (approx. 1.6 miles away); Betty’s Cove Meetinghouse (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Easton.
 
Also see . . .  Tench Francis, Jr. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on November 5, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,400 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on November 4, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
 
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