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

Robert Morris, Sr.

 
 
Robert Morris, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 3, 2007
1. Robert Morris, Sr. Marker
Inscription.  Below this plaque lies the grave of Robert Morris, Sr., buried 1750. An ironmonger in Liverpool, England before he immigrated to Oxford, Maryland where he became a successful merchant and agent. Mr. Morris accumulated a fortune that he bequeathed to his son, Robert Morris (20 Jan. 1734 – 7 May 1806), the financier of the American Revolution and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. A grateful nation remembers.
 
Erected by Maryland State Society Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial EraIndustry & CommercePatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the Sons of the American Revolution series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 7, 1806.
 
Location. 38° 41.803′ N, 76° 3.578′ W. Marker is near Trappe, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker
Grave Stone of Robert Morris, Sr. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 3, 2007
2. Grave Stone of Robert Morris, Sr.
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can be reached from Manadier Road 0.2 miles east of MD 50, on the left when traveling east. Marker is mounted on wall of Old White Marsh Church ruins. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trappe MD 21673, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old White Marsh Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); “Hole-in-the-Wall” (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home Run Baker Park (approx. 2.3 miles away); Peachblossom Meetinghouse (approx. 2.6 miles away); Site of Trappe High School (approx. 2.8 miles away); Nathaniel Hopkins (approx. 3.1 miles away); Nathaniel (Nace) Hopkins (approx. 3.1 miles away); “Compton” (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trappe.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia link to Robert Morris Jr. & Sr. (Submitted on November 5, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Robert Morris, Jr., representing Pennsylvania, signed the Declaration of Independence.
    — Submitted November 5, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,510 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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