What Life Was Like Here
Kingís Reach Site
The smaller building housed servants or slaves. It had only one room, heated by a hearth with no chimney. Fences enclosed a small yard between buildings. A nearby spring provided water for the residents, and agricultural fields surrounded the buildings.
The Artifacts indicate that people lived here from 1690-1715.
While the main house may seem small and uncomfortable to us, the number of artifacts discovered---including many luxury items---indicate that the family was fairly wealthy. Circumstantial evidence suggests that Richard Smith Jr., the son of Marylandís first Attorney General, lived here.
(Inscription under the image in the upper center on the red cloth)
Row 1: Spoons; Row 2: Jaw Harp, Knife; Row 3: Drinking Glass Stem, Stoneware Pottery, Beads; Row 4: Book Hinge, Buckle, Thimble Fragment, Furniture Tack, Cufflink; Row 5: Rings (finger and curtain), Pins, Bone Needle Case.
(Inscription under the images on the upper right)
(Inscriptions under the images on the bottom right)
Glass Beads & “WC” Bottle Seal; Horse Harness Ornament; Tin Glaze Pottery Sherds; Door Lock; Book Hinges; Keys
Location. 38° 24.119′ N, 76° 30.709′ W. Marker is in St. Leonard, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Jefferson Patterson Park Road. Touch for map. This marker is located on the grounds of the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Leonard MD 20685, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. King's Reach Post Mold Patterns (here, next to this marker); Evidence Found in the Ground (a few steps from this marker); Excavation Process Gathers the Most Information (a few steps from this marker); Indian Life at the Stearns Site (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); War on the Water (about 500 feet away); Discovery of a Colonial Plantation (about 600 feet away); Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Leonard.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.