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Photographer: Historic American Buildings Survey
Taken: June 1936
Caption: William North Memorial Marker
Additional Description: William North is buried in the Duane Family crypt below the Christ Episcopal Church in Duanesburg. This memorial plaque, which is mounted inside the church, reads as follows:
"In Memory of William North, a Patriot of the Revolution, He entered he Army of his country in his nineteenth year, and was among the first of that generous band who in youth stepped forth in defense of her liberties, and devoted their manhood to her service, as an officer he served throughout the war in various grades, till at the peace which confirmed his country's national existence, he retired to private life, whence he was called by the voice of his fellow citizens, whom he served in various civil capacities. He was Aide Du Camp to the Baron De Steuben, Adjutant and Inspector General of the Army commanded by Washington in the year 1798; one of the first canal commissioners, Speaker of the House of Assembly, and Senator in Congress of this his adopted state. A pure patriot, a brave soldier, and exemplary citizen, Born in Maine in 1755; Died in the City of New-York, Jan 3rd, 1836
The location of North's death in "the City of New-York" is contradicted by the North biography found in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
, which claims North died in Duanesburg.
Submitted: December 6, 2009, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.
Database Locator Identification Number: p88540
File Size: 0.096 Megabytes
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