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Obituaries of Kent County, MD


BORDLEY, Stephen

August 22 1771. Lately died at his house in Kent Co., Stephen Bordley, Esq. attorney at law, and one of the representatives of that County.

["MARYLAND GAZETTE", Annapolis, MD - reprinted in Maryland Historical Magazine, Volumes 17-18, 1922 -- Sub. by K.T.]


CAMPBELL, DAVID J.,
Atty. At law, died in Chestertown, Md., 17 Nov., aged 27. He was a member-elect of the Legislature of Maryland. (National Intelligencer, 26 Nov., 6 Dec. 1828, trans. by K. Torp)

CORSE, James
Mr. James Corse, of Kent County was unfortunately thrown from his sulky on Saturday the 22d ult., near Chestertown and killed. As the vehicle was going very rapidly, one of the wheels struck a gate-post which precipitated him on his breast on the ground. Balt. Amer.
[Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, PA) - November 2, 1825 - Submitted by Nancy Piper]



Mr. Crosden

Newspaper: Gallipolis Journal (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday,

Date: March 6, 1851

Submitters Name: Kathy McDaniel

Obit: OUTRAGE.--Some unknown assassin, on the 1st inst., entered the house of Mr. Crosden, near Georgetown crossroads, Kent county, Md., and shot Mr. Crosden, his wife, his sister-in-law, and a female servant. All four have since died. What prompted the bloody deed, or who was the murderer, is a mystery.





HANDS, Bedingfield
September 28 1769. Lately died in Kent Co., Bedingfield Hands, Esq. Treasurer of the Eastern Shore, and one of his Lordship's Justices of the Provincial Court, of this Province.
["MARYLAND GAZETTE", Annapolis, MD - reprinted in Maryland Historical Magazine, Volumes 17-18, 1922 -- Sub. by K.T.]

LUSBY, BRADFORD, BROWN
August 5. On Wednesday last [July 28 1773] Mrs. Lusby of Kent Co., Mrs. Bradford of Baltimore, and Mr. Thomas Brown of Kent Co. about 22 years old, were drowned at the Mouth of Chester River, below Poole's Island.
["MARYLAND GAZETTE", Annapolis, MD - reprinted in Maryland Historical Magazine, Volumes 17-18, 1922 -- Sub. by K.T.]


MURRAY, Dr. William
April 20 1769. Lately died at his house in Chestertown, Kent Co., Dr. William Murray.
["MARYLAND GAZETTE", Annapolis, MD - reprinted in Maryland Historical Magazine, Volumes 17-18, 1922]


REED, Gen. Philip
Another Revolutionary Patriot and Soldier Gone - It has become our melancholy duty to announce the lamented death of another distinguished defender of his country. The brave and gallant Gen. PHILIP REED is no more. He died suddenly on Monday night, at Huntingfield, his residence, in Kent county, Maryland. Gen. Reed, distinguished himself in many hard fought battles during the ever memorable war of the Revolution. At a later period when Great Britain sent her powerful fleets and armies, to spread war and desolation along our seaboard, this venerable patriot once more, cheerfully obeyed the voice of his country, and rallying around his standard the brave and patriotic yeomanry of his native county, at the famous battle of Caulk's Field, he met and conquered Sir Peter Parker, leaving him dead on the field.
Gen. Reed always enjoyed in an eminent degree the confidence and esteem of his fellow citizens; was frequently honored with some of the most important and dignified offices within their gift, both in the general and state governments, all of which he filled in manor highly honorable to himself and useful to his country. The death of such a man is a loss to the nation.

[Buried in Christ Church Cemetery, Worton, MD]
["Republican Star", 17 Nov 1829 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
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RINGGOLD, Thomas
April 9 1771. On Wednesday, 1st inst., died Mr. Thomas Ringgold, late of Chester Town, Merchant, and one of the Delegates of Kent Co.

["MARYLAND GAZETTE", Annapolis, MD - reprinted in Maryland Historical Magazine, Volumes 17-18, 1922 -- Sub. by K.T.]


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