Cambridge in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Patriot John Brohawn
John Brohawn was born in lower Dorchester County in April 1761. He married Mary Edmondson. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.
When he died November 10, 1820, he was buried on his farm near Taylor's Island. His remains and tombstone were moved to Christ Church Cemetery in 1927 through the efforts of Dr. Guy Steele and Mr. Duncan Noble.
His stone reads:
"In Memory of John Brohawn of the Revolutionary War who was born April 1761 and departed this life November 10, 1820 Respected by his neighbors. A good citizen and honest man. Give Joy or Grief. Give Ease of Pain. Take life or friends away.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1761.
Location. 38° 34.341′ N, 76° 4.571′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker can be reached from High Street just north of Church Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 High St, Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. Patriot Lt. John Stewart McNamara (here, next to this marker); Patriot Richard Pattison (here, next to this marker); Governor John Henry (here, next to this marker); Patriot Nathan Griffin (a few steps from this marker); Patriot Maj. Francis Turpin (a few steps from this marker); Revolutionary Statesman Henry Steele (a few steps from this marker); Patriot Col. Robert Harrison (a few steps from this marker); Gov. Charles Goldsborough (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.