The Fairfax Resolves Chapter of the Sons of the Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution will be dedicating a plaque for Fairfax Resolves Signer Robert Adam at the Adam family obelisk in the Presbyterian Cemetery in the Wilkes Street Complex, followed by the George Washington Chapter marking the graves of Revolutionary War veterans David Black and John Dundas in the same cemetery. Representatives from the Sons of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Children of the American Revolution will also participate.
Robert Adam (1731-1789) was a prominent merchant in Alexandria. He served on the Alexandria and Fairfax Committees of Safety and signed the Fairfax Resolves in 1774. In 1782, he was instrumental in founding Alexandria’s first Masonic lodge and in 1783 became its first worshipful master.
David Black,(1762-1831) was a distinguished figure in the historic town of Alexandria,
celebrated for his maritime prowess and deep-rooted civic dedication. Before his prominence as a ship captain, Black bravely served as a drummer boy during the Revolutionary War. He was part of the First, Second, Third, and Fourth New York Regiments for five pivotal years.
John Dundas (1759-1813) joined the Philadelphia City Militia during the American Revolution. Later, he rose to the rank of Ensign in Captain John Kling’s Company, 3rd Company, 2nd Battalion. By September 1780, he served as a Lieutenant under Captain George Esterly’s Company, 1st Company, 3rd Battalion, and at least through 1782 and likely remained so until the war’s end.
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