Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Richard Thomas Jr. (1758-1821)
MSA SC 3520-15890

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Brookeville 1814 Lot Descriptions:

In August of 1814, Richard Thomas Jr. was most likely living at "Cherry Grove," his family home and plantation in the Sandy Spring region of Montgomery County, Maryland. Thomas founded the town of Brookeville, and owned several lots, both with and without homes on them, until his death in 1821. Thomas also operated a grist mill on the eastern edge of Brookeville. The following lots and properties all likely belonged to Thomas during August of 1814:

Lot 1 Lot 19 Lot 25 Lot 31 Lot 37 Lot 55
Lot 5 Lot 20 Lot 26 Lot 32 Lot 38 Thomas's Grist Mill
Lot 6 Lot 21 Lot 27 Lot 33 Lot 39
Lot 7 Lot 22 Lot 28 Lot 34 Lot 40
Lot 8 Lot 23 Lot 29 Lot 35 Lot 50
Lot 9 Lot 24 Lot 30 Lot 36 Lot 51

Brookeville 1814: "U.S. Capital for a Day"

This project explores the people and community that welcomed President James Madison to Brookeville in the summer of 1814 after the British burned Washington, D.C.

Brookeville 1814: "U.S. Capital for a Day"

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