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Pioneers -- Maryland -- History -- Sources

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Cresap/Bruce Family papers

 Collection 0260-MDHC
Abstract Thomas Cresap (circa 1692-1790) was a Maryland pioneer, settler colonist, and frontiersman. He surveyed Maryland's western frontier for what is known today as the National Road and fought in the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. Records describe Cresap’s participation in the violent attacks of Indigenous people to forcibly overtake their lands. His son, Michael, led Cresap's Riflemen during the American Revolution and records describe Michael Cresap’s murder of Shawnee and...