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Beall Dawson House

Rockville's African American Heritage Walking Tour - Site #7

 

Location: 103 West Montgomery Avenue

 
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By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
1. Beall Dawson House Marker
Inscription.  Upton Beall, wealthy landowner and clerk of the court, owned 25 slaves when he died in 1827. Although the family did not purchase additional slaves after his death, the three Beall sisters owned 52 individuals by 1860.

The Beall family did not sell the children of their slaves. The slaves worked in the house, on the farm or at one of the other family properties. The Bealls did hire out slaves for service to families in Washington, D.C., and many of the slaves resided with those families.

In 1862, an act of Congress ending slavery in the nation's capital freed 17 of the Beall sisters' slaves, as they were in Washington, D.C., at the time. The Beall sisters filed for and received $9,400 for them under a federal compensation program. The remaining slaves were freed when emancipation was granted in Maryland in 1864. The Bealls sold land along Martin's Lane to their former slaves, where some of them had lived during their enslavement. Those families had long made up a mixed free and enslaved African-American community called “Haiti.”
 
Erected by City of Rockville, Historic
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By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
2. Beall Dawson House Marker
District Commission.
 
Location. 39° 5.095′ N, 77° 9.324′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on West Middle Lane, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 West Montgomery Avenue, Rockville MD 20850, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beall-Dawson House (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Beall-Dawson House (a few steps from this marker); Stonestreet Medical Museum (a few steps from this marker); Beall-Dawson House and Park (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Beall-Dawson House and Park (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Early Rockville Residential Area (within shouting distance of this marker); Higgins House (within shouting distance of this marker); North Adams Street and Middle Lane Residential Area (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rockville African American Heritage Walking Tour (online map). URL represented by the QR code on this marker (corrected for https). This marker is #7 on the tour. (Submitted on August 9, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. Rockville African American Heritage Walking Tour Printable Brochure
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By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
3. Beall Dawson House
Close-up of photo on marker
. (Submitted on August 9, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
4. You are Here
Close-up of map on marker
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By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
5. QR Code & URL
Scan this QR code or visit the link below to follow this tour on any mobile device. To read the QR code, use any QR code reader app from your device's app store. Printed brochures are also available at Rockville City Hall, http://maps.rockvillemd.gov/walking_tours/AfroAmerHeritage

Both the QR code and URL founder on the secure internet protocol (https). The correct URL is: https://maps.rockvillemd.gov/walking_tours/AfroAmerHeritage
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 9, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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