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John James Abert

Birth17 SEP 1788
 
Education1811
 
West Point, West Point Academy
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USA Army / Brevet Major / War of 1812
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History24 AUG 1814
 
Battle of Bladensburg
Brevet Major, USA
War of 1812
Org.1838-1861 Corps of Topographical Engineers, Commander
Org.1845 American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Associate Fellow
Death27 SEP 1863
 
Grave
 
Aged: 75 years

This is the site where Blagden and Argyle mills once stood, two of the twenty-six mills that once flourished along Rock Creek. If you look close, you can still see part of the millrace and the mill road. The exact date of the construction of these mills is unknown, but the mills were in operation during the early 1800's. Stones used in the construction of the mill were quarried on the east bank of the Rock Creek Valley across from the mill. Thomas Blagden, a prominent Washington businessman owned the mills. Blagden's Mill, a 2 1/2 story structure, contained three millstones for grinding wheat, rye, and corn. Argyle, a smaller mill, ground animal bones for the production of fertilizer. The mills ceased operation in 1889. The millseat was forty-seven... Read More

Ellen Matlack Stretch

Birth16 SEP 1792
 
Death22 FEB 1872
Grave
 
Aged: 79.4 years

This is the site where Blagden and Argyle mills once stood, two of the twenty-six mills that once flourished along Rock Creek. If you look close, you can still see part of the millrace and the mill road. The exact date of the construction of these mills is unknown, but the mills were in operation during the early 1800's. Stones used in the construction of the mill were quarried on the east bank of the Rock Creek Valley across from the mill. Thomas Blagden, a prominent Washington businessman owned the mills. Blagden's Mill, a 2 1/2 story structure, contained three millstones for grinding wheat, rye, and corn. Argyle, a smaller mill, ground animal bones for the production of fertilizer. The mills ceased operation in 1889. The millseat was forty-seven... Read More

ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
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James William 

18 NOV 182010 AUG 1897  NJ, Burlington Co, Mt Holly Lucy C. Taylor 
2+

Charles 

abt 182310 AUG 1897  NJ, Burlington Co, Mt Holly Henrietta Constantia Bache 
3

William Stretch 

1 FEB 183625 AUG 1867  DC, Washington  
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  • Blagden/Argyle Mill
  • Parrott Mill
  • Albert Eldridge
  • William Whittlesey
  • Kurt Mentzel
  • Charles Becker
  • Russell Paylor
  • Julian Pollard
  • Random Hickman
  • Samuel Deckman
  • George Barnes
  • Blagden/Argyle Mill
  • Parrott Mill
  • Albert Eldridge
  • William Whittlesey
  • Kurt Mentzel
  • Charles Becker
  • Russell Paylor
  • Julian Pollard
  • Random Hickman
  • Samuel Deckman
  • George Barnes
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