Grayson Eichelberger (1821-1870)
MSA SC 3520-12977
Born in Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Maryland, 1821. Son of Col. George M. Eichelberger and Jane Grayson. Attended Mt. Saint Mary's College; valedictorian. Studied law; admitted to the bar, 1843. Married to Amanda Baugher, the daughter of Isaac and Ann Elizabeth Baugher (d. 1885). Eight children, including three sons and one daughter who died young, Ella V., Effie G., Edward S., and Robert G. Resided in the city of Frederick. Died February 17, 1870. Buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Lawyer in private practice, Frederick, 1860s. Member of the bar,
Frederick County. Maryland Secretary of State, 1861. Maryland
Senate, Frederick County, 1861-64. Commissioner to re-organize the
militia of the state, appointed by Governor Augustus
W. Bradford. State bounty commissioner, 1865-67. Member,
Board of Visitors, Deaf and Dumb Asylum; Board of Trustees, Frederick College
and Frederick Female Seminary; Board of Directors, Central National Bank.
Active with the Presbyterian Church. Described as "a man of strong Union
principles [who] did much to foster such sentiments in his own section
of the county...during the war".1
1. Portrait and Biographical Record of the Sixth Congressional District, Maryland, p. 427.
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