Abigail Edington Reilly

Born Abigail Edington, daughter of Robert Edington, she was one of the women who lived and assisted at Fort Roberdeau. She was married to the commissary Peter Reilly at Fort Roberdeau by Major Robert Cluggage. They had a son in 1784 named Matthew. Peter died in the War of 1812, in June of 1812, while […]

Harmon Husbands

Harmon (or Hermon) Husbands was born in October of 1724 in Cecil County Maryland. His family were plantation owners. He spent part of his childhood in a tavern helping his grandfather. Raised Anglican, influenced by the Great Awakening, he became a New Light Presbyterian. Disagreeing with New Light church elders, he left the church. He […]