Inscription. Joseph Wilkinson was colonel in the Revolution and a legislator. His younger brother James, an adventurer, first attained generalís rank in 1777 at the age of 20. James built a grist-mill nearby, became General-in-Chief of the army, was Military Governor of Louisiana Territory 1805-07, was implicated but acquitted in allegations against Aaron Burr. Both Wilkinsons served as Generals in the War of 1812. Joseph died in 1820, is buried in family graveyard about 3½ miles west of here. James, who died in 1825, is buried in Mexico City.
By F. Robby, November 6, 2007
|1. Joseph & James Wilkinson Marker|
Erected by Maryland Bicentennial Commission, Maryland Historical Society.
Location. 38° 33.496′ N, 76° 35.95′ W. Marker is in Prince Frederick, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is at the intersection of Stoakley Road and Solomons Island Road (Maryland Route 2/4), on the right when traveling west on Stoakley Road. Click for map. Marker is actually about 200 feet west of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Prince Frederick MD 20678, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arthur Storer Planetarium (approx. one mile away); W. S. Brooks High School (approx. 1.5 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Veterans Green (approx. 1.6 miles away); Panic in Prince Frederick (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old Wallville School (approx. 1.7 miles away); Prince Frederick Library “Firsts” (approx. 1.7 miles away); St. Johnís Holiness Church (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Prince Frederick.
1. Wilkinson is my great grandfather
I was reading all the information on General James Wilkinson, he is my mother's grandfather, my great grandfather. My mother's family was from Louisana, where Wilkinson was governor at one time. I would like to contact any of his family.
— Submitted September 11, 2008, by Debbie Collins of Daphne, Al. 36526.
2. I too am related to Wilkinson.
My mother's father is from Louisiana, the Lake Charles region, and is related directly to James Wilkinson (although I'm not exactly sure what generation he is to me..or what generation he is to my grandfather). It's amazing to be able to track your roots back to the American Revolution! I've been trying to fill in all the gaps in family history between them all.
— Submitted September 23, 2008, by Christi Elizabeth Hooten of Clayton, North Carolina.
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,129 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on November 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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