Friendsville in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
Location. 39° 39.739′ N, 79° 24.77′ W. Marker is in Friendsville, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker is at the intersection of Friendsville Road (Maryland Route 42) and National Freeway (Interstate 68), on the left when traveling south on Friendsville Road. Click for map. Marker is in the shadow of the I-68 bridge, easy to miss when traveling north on Route 42. Marker is in this post office area: Friendsville MD 21531, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Youghiougheny Overlook Welcome Center (approx. 2.2 miles away); The National Road (approx. 2.3 miles away); Combat Wounded Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away in West Virginia); Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial Plaza (approx. Maryland History - Drane House (approx. 5.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Friendsville.
Regarding Friend’s Graveyard. The graveyard, which cannot be seen from the road, is just a few steps away down the mowed grass path that begins at the marker and is parallel to the interstate. It can be seen to the left of the marker on Photograph No. 2.
1. Friend’s Graveyard, Friendsville
Based on current research, John Friend, Sr. was probably born about 1728 (1749, petition mentioned in Frederick Co, VA Court Order Book 3:210). John's service was in Capt. Coulson's Company (Skipton Dist), Washington Co, Militia, MD (Clements, p243).
The maiden name of Kerrenhappuch is based on family lore, and is not substantiated by any evidence. It is now disputed by most researchers. The early DAR records can not be considered reliable.
Clements, S. Eugene, "Maryland Militia in the Revolutionary War", Silver Spring, MD: Family Line Pub., 1987.
— Submitted February 4, 2007, by Glen Swartz of Alexandria, Virginia.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary •
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