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Jeremiah CRABB

(1760-1800)

CRABB, Jeremiah, a Representative from Maryland; born in Montgomery County, Md., in 1760; served in the Revolutionary War as second lieutenant in the First Maryland Regiment; promoted to the rank of first lieutenant on December 15, 1777, and served as such until April 1, 1778, when he resigned because of ill health occasioned by the winter hardships endured at Valley Forge; was an extensive landowner in Montgomery County; served as general with Gen. Harry Lee in Pennsylvania during the Whisky Rebellion; elected as a Federalist to the Fourth Congress and served from March 4, 1795, until his resignation after June 1, 1796; returned to his home near Rockville, Montgomery County, Md., and died there in 1800; interment in the family burying ground near Derwood, Montgomery County, Md.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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