Thomas Crampton (Cramphin)

Born: July 4, 1735 - on the high seas
Died: May 20, 1819 - Pleasant Valley, Washington County, Maryland
Buried: Crampton Estate Graveyard, Pleasant Valley, Washington County, Maryland
 
Service: Thomas was a lieutenant in the Maryland militia, serving under Captain Joseph Chapline. Thomas was appointed by the Committee of Correspondence to carry the association to all freemen resident in the Lower Antietam district of the middle district of Frederick County (now Washington County). In January 1776, Thomas was mustered into the first military company organized for the Revolutionary War in Hagerstown, Maryland, in which he was commissioned second lieutenant. Thomas signed the Oath of Fidelity and Support in Washington County as shown by the Worshipfull Joseph Chaplin’s returns dated April 17, 1779.
 
Family: Thomas was a justice of the peace in the first County Court in Washington County that was created in September 1776. Thomas married Ann Mary Maria Sabboth in 1760. Their children (and spouses) included: Ozias, Elias, Joshua, John (Elizabeth Clopper), Josiah, Ruth, Mary and Elizabeth.