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Prince Frederick in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Joseph & James Wilkinson

Two revolutionary leaders who grew up on farm south of Hunting Creek

 
 
Joseph & James Wilkinson Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 6, 2007
1. Joseph & James Wilkinson Marker
Inscription.  Joseph Wilkinson was colonel in the Revolution and a legislator. His younger brother James, an adventurer, first attained general’s 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.
 
Erected by Maryland Bicentennial Commission, Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar of 1812War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 38° 33.496′ N, 76° 35.95′ W. Marker was in Prince Frederick, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of Stoakley Road and Solomons Island Road (Maryland Route 2/4), on the
James Wilkinson<br>Soldier, Statesman and Spy image. Click for full size.
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2. James Wilkinson
Soldier, Statesman and Spy
1808 engraving of James Wilkinson by Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de Saint-Mémin.
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right when traveling west. The marker is actually about 200 feet west of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Prince Frederick MD 20678, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Arthur Storer Planetarium (approx. one mile away); W. S. Brooks High School (approx. 1½ 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. John’s Holiness Church (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prince Frederick.
 
More about this marker. The marker is no longer there. Apparently, it was taken out during construction of a bank at the location. (May 8, 2021)
 
Additional commentary.
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
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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 was last revised on May 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 5,060 times since then and 139 times this year. Last updated on May 8, 2021, by Carlos Font of North Beach, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on November 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on July 16, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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