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Easton in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of Tench Francis, Jr.

(1731-1800)

 
 
Birthplace of Tench Francis, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 3, 2007
1. Birthplace of Tench Francis, Jr. Marker
Inscription.  Nearby is the site of "Fausley", the birthplace of Tench Francis, Jr, colonial businessman, revolutionary patriot, financier and father of the United States Navy Supply Corps. A successful merchant in the last decades before independence, Tench Francis, Jr. contributed heavily from his personal fortune to support the revolutionary cause. He was subsequently appointed first cashier of the Bank of North America and later headed the commission which laid out the City of Pittsburgh. His appointment as Purveyor of Public Supplies in February 1795, unified navy pursers under a single head and it is from this event that the U.S. Navy Supply Corps dates its birth.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraMilitaryNotable EventsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 38° 46.498′ N, 76° 4.585′ W. Marker is in Easton, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is on N. Washington Street north of
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Dover Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 N Washington Street, Easton MD 21601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Talbot Resolves (here, next to this marker); To the Talbot Boys (within shouting distance of this marker); Talbot County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick Douglass (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Easton's Fire Bell (about 600 feet away); The Bullitt House (about 600 feet away); Archaeology at the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Easton.
 
Also see . . .  Tench Francis, Jr. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on November 5, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,101 times since then and 11 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 4, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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Feb. 27, 2021