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Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jacob Wheaton

1835-1924

 
 
Jacob Wheaton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 22, 2017
1. Jacob Wheaton Marker
Inscription. Raised in Middletown in Frederick County, Wheaton had a prominent role in the post-civil war civic involvement of African Americans in the state. Contemporary accounts credit Wheaton as the first African American in Maryland to vote when he participated in the 1868 Hagerstown city election. He was the first of his race in Washington County to serve as a trial juror and as a court bailiff. Wheaton park (1935) was named for him. He is buried nearby in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Maryland Historical Trust
Maryland State Highway Administration

 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 39° 37.781′ N, 77° 43.484′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on South Potomac Avenue (Maryland Route 65), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Along the fence of Rose Hill Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 727 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Confederate Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Washington Confederate Cemetery (about 300 feet away,
Jacob Wheaton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 22, 2017
2. Jacob Wheaton Marker
Wheaton's headstone is visible through the fence to the right of the marker.
measured in a direct line); Thomas Kennedy (about 400 feet away); Rose Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Thomas Kennedy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Matthias Peter Möller (approx. 0.2 miles away); John V. Jamison, Sr. and John V. Jamison Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Lemist Titcomb (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
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Wheaton Headstone in Rose Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 22, 2017
3. Wheaton Headstone in Rose Hill Cemetery
Jacob, Harriet, and Corderlia Wheaton Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 22, 2017
4. Jacob, Harriet, and Corderlia Wheaton Headstone

Jacob F. Wheaton
Born
Feb. 14, 1835
Died
Nov. 8, 1924
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Harriett M
His Wife
Born
Dec. 8, 1844
Died
Oct. 4, 1923

WHEATON
Cordelia Wheaton image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 22, 2017
5. Cordelia Wheaton

Cordellia
Dau of
Jacob F. Wheaton
Jan 24, 1864
Mar. 28, 1933
Wheaton Park image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 22, 2017
6. Wheaton Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 124 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 23, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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