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Near Jefferson in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Abraham Lakin 2nd

Born Oct. 16, 1713 or 1722. Died Jan., 1796

 
 
Abraham Lakin 2nd Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
1. Abraham Lakin 2nd Marker
Inscription. Veteran of French and Indian War, early settler, head of family of Revolutionary patriots buried in the cemetery of homestead near here. At outset of the Revolution he and his sons Abraham, Basil, Daniel, John and his nephew Samuel were listed with the Committee of Observation of Middle District of Frederick County. Basil and another son, William, were soldiers. Two of his daughters, Nancy and Sarah, married Revolutionary soldiers.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust / Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 39° 18.991′ N, 77° 32.459′ W. Marker is near Jefferson, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Fry Road east of Point of Rocks Road (Maryland Route 464), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jefferson MD 21755, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Lockkeeper's Life (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fall and Rise of an Aqueduct (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Beautiful Aqueduct (approx. 1.5 miles away); Aqueduct Stones (approx. 1.5 miles away); Stones Reunited
Abraham Lakin 2nd Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
2. Abraham Lakin 2nd Marker
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Catoctin Aqueduct (approx. 1.5 miles away); Lockhouse 28 (approx. 2.4 miles away); A Canal Home (approx. 2.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. (PDF) The Lankins of Frederick County, Maryland. By Ralph Fraley Martz. A very detailed discussion of the family, the cemetery, and some background information on the marker. (Submitted on August 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. About the Committees of Observation. Described on page 185 in the 1879 book History of Maryland from the Earliest Period to the Present Day by J. Thomas Scharf. (Submitted on August 8, 2007.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,375 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Pictures of the graveyard. It should be to the east of the marker on the Loy Farm, and may be on private property. • • Can you help?
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