Fort Washington in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
40 Members of the Col. John Addison Family
The first five generations of Addisons resided at Oxon Hill from 1685 to 1810. The manor house built in 1710 was a commanding brick mansion lost to fire in 1895. The Addisons established a tobacco plantation and became one of the most influential families on the frontier of colonial Maryland. They accrued their wealth as sea merchants, bringing colonists to the new country, as well as tobacco farmers exporting to England, land speculators, and traders with Native Americans. Many of them served in Maryland county and state governments and in the militia in many capacities. Among them were founders and rectors of Episcopalian parishes and Schools.
Prominent Addison figures include :
Col. John Addison (1634-1706). Member the Council
Col. Thomas Addison (1679 -1727). A merchant and land speculator. Col. Addison more than doubled the family land holdings and in 1710 built what became known as Oxon Hill Manor. He served as Prince George's County's first county surveyor (1696), High Sheriff (1705), judge, and militia colonel (1714).
Rev. Henry Addison (1717-1748) Second rector of St. John’s Parish of Broad Creek (1742-1789). Today's brick church building was constructed during his tenure (1768). His portrait is displayed in the parish hall.
Rev. Walter Dulany Addison (1769 — 1848). Ordained as the first Episcopal, priest by the first Episcopal Bishop of Maryland, Bishop Thomas J. Claggett, in 1793. He served as St. John's Parish of Broad Creek (1801 — 1809) and as founder and rector of St. John's Church, Georgetown, Washington D.C. He was one of four clergy officiating at George Washington's funeral on Dec, 18, 1799. Rev. Addison was a staunch opponent of dueling and of slavery, freeing the slaves he inherited. He was the last owner of Oxon Hill Manor. In
John Addison (1769 - 1835). Brother to Rev. Walter D. Addison lived at Gisborough Manor now known as Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. John was appointed by President John Quincy Adams as Navy Chaplain (1825).
The Addison family graveyard located at Oxon Hill Manor for approximately 350 years, was moved on October 26, 2017 to their family church; St. John's Episcopal Church of Broad Creek, to lie in perpetual care.
May They Rest in Peace
To learn more about the Addison family please visit: Prince George's County Historical Society, Upper Marlboro, MD. Prince George's County Genealogical Society Library, Bowie, MD, Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, Jefferson Patterson Park, St. Leonard, MD.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #06 John Quincy Adams series list.
Location. 38° 45.29′ N, 77° 0.024′ W. Marker is in Fort Washington, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Livingston Road. This marker is in the Cemetery of St. John's Episcopal Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9801 Livingston Road, Fort Washington MD 20744, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Prince George’s County (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Broad Creek Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of Silesia School (approx. 1.2 miles away); “Coach” James W. Crawford (approx. 1.7 miles away); Welcome To Fort Foote (approx. 1.7 miles away); Reporting for Duty (approx. 1.7 miles away); Another Shot (approx. 1.8 miles away); New Forts for a New War (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Washington.
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