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Tombstone Tuesday: Charles Jessop

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010


Charles Jessop was born 06 Nov 1759 and died 02 Apr 1828. He’s buried in the Jessop Family Cemetery near Phoenix, Baltimore County, MD. The image shown above is from Find A Grave Memorial# 29445078, added by James on August 31st, 2008. The Find A Grave entry gives the tombstone inscription as follows:

Sacred memory of Charles Jessop aged 68 died April 2 1828


The image above is a close-up of the marker that has been placed on his grave by the Fairfax County Chapter of the NSDAR.

Surname Saturday: Jessop

Saturday, April 24th, 2010


Here’s what I think I know about my JESSOP line:

1. Dean Richardson

2. David Richardson, born 17 Nov 1935 in Erie, Erie County, PA; died 16 Oct 1998 in Stanford, Santa Clara County, CA

3. Owen Richardson, born 02 Dec 1899 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, MD; died 05 Dec 1993 in Edinboro, Erie County, PA

4. Allen Chapman Richardson, born 18 Jun 1859 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, MD; died 21 Dec 1908 in Erie, Erie County, PA

5. Sarah Rogers Merryman, born 03 Oct 1834 in Baltimore County, MD; died 14 Oct 1896

6. Mary Jessop, born 1804/1805 in Baltimore County, MD, died 14 Nov 1854.

7. Charles Jessop, born 06 Nov 1759, Baltimore County, MD; died 02 Apr 1828.

The picture shown here is from a color portrait of Charles, donated in 2006 to the Maryland Historical Society. Charles and his wife Mary Gorsuch lived in Vaux Hall, a home Charles is said to have built in 1800, the ruins of which are located near present-day Phoenix, Maryland. [Some data taken from Winter 2007 issue of the Maryland Historical Society News, p. 4.]