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Dr. William Beanes

1749 - 1828

 
 
Dr. William Beanes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 16, 2013
1. Dr. William Beanes Marker
Inscription. During the War of 1812, the bombardment of Baltimore, Maryland took place September 13-14, 1814. Dr. William Beanes was held prisoner aboard the British flagship of Vice Admiral Edward Cochrane. Francis Scott key and John Skinner were charged with obtaining his release, which was granted. In the process, the three were detained and witnessed the bombing of Fort McHenry. This inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the words to the Star Spangled Banner, which became our nation's anthem.

Dr. Beanes, a Revolutionary War Patriot and surgeon to the troops, returned to his home, Academy Hill, in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. He was one of the founders of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, now the College of Medicine of Maryland, and lived out his days as a respected medical doctor and distinguished scientist.

 
Erected 2013 by the National Society United Daughters of 1812.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United States Daughters of 1812 marker series.
 
Location. 38° 49.064′ N, 76° 45.131′ W. Marker is in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Oden Bowie Drive and Elm Street. Touch for map. The marker is
Dr. William Beanes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 16, 2013
2. Dr. William Beanes Marker
on the southwest pillar of Dr. Beanes Tomb on the hill above the corner of Oden Bowie Drive and Elm Street. Marker is in this post office area: Upper Marlboro MD 20772, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Beanes (here, next to this marker); Turn of Events (a few steps from this marker); Marlboro Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Site of the Residence of Dr. William Beanes (within shouting distance of this marker); John Rogers (1723 - 1789) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Schoolhouse Pond (about 500 feet away); The Walk of History (about 500 feet away); This White Oak Tree (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Marlboro.
 
Categories. Science & MedicineWar of 1812
 
Dr. Beanes' Tomb image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 16, 2013
3. Dr. Beanes' Tomb
Graves of Dr. Beanes and his Wife Sarah image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 16, 2013
4. Graves of Dr. Beanes and his Wife Sarah
Grave of Dr. Beanes image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 16, 2013
5. Grave of Dr. Beanes

William Beanes
son of William & Mary Beanes
was born January 24,
1749
and was married to
Sarah Hawkins Hanson
November 25,
1773.
Died 12th October 1828; in the
80th year of his age.
Beanes, Key and Skinner image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 8, 2009
6. Beanes, Key and Skinner
Diorama, at nearby Darnal's Chance, depicting Francis Scott Key, William Beanes and John Skinner watching the bombardment of Fort McHenry in the dawns early light.
1985 Restoration Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 16, 2013
7. 1985 Restoration Plaque
Grave markers and Site Restored by The Prince George's County Committee of Maryland Historical Trust, 1985
Plaque on the southwest corner pillar of Beanes Tomb
DAR Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 16, 2013
8. DAR Plaque
"Thurs. 4 Sept. 1777 Doct. William Beans is appointed a surgeon to the Maryland milita..." -- Journal of Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1777
Marker placed by Marlbough Towne Chapter, NSDAR, 1971
Plaque on the northwest pillar of Beanes Tomb.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 17, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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