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Robert Brent
Birth: 1764
Aquia
Stafford County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 14, 1819
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

First Mayor of Washington, DC. He was born at Woodstock estate, the second son of Robert Brent and Anne Carroll. He was involved in laying out Washington DC and was appointed its first mayor by President Thomas Jefferson on June 1, 1802. He was reappointed each year for ten successive terms. The last six appointments were made by President James Madison. In addition to serving as mayor, he served as a Justice of the Peace from 1801 to 1817, as judge of the orphan's court from 1806 to 1814 and as Paymaster General of the Army from July 1, 1808 to August 28, 1819. He died at his Washington DC home after suffering from a stroke. Originally buried in a vault on his property, he was reinterred in Forest Glen in 1915. (bio by: DXA) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Ann Carroll Brent (1733 - 1804)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Young Brent (1767 - 1800)*
 
 Children:
  Jane Brent*
  Robert Young Brent (____ - 1855)*
  Eleanor Brent Pearson (1787 - 1818)*
 
 Siblings:
  Catharine Brent Digges (____ - 1835)*
  Robert Brent (1764 - 1819)
  William Brent (1775 - 1848)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"first mayor of Washington"
 
Note: Older stone appears to say he died Sept 1819 ("obiit Sept ? 1819") in his 55th year ("Etatis suce Anno LV")
 
Burial:
Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church Cemetery
Forest Glen
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Judith McCully
Record added: Jul 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54479526
Robert Brent
Added by: Michael V Drachman
 
Robert Brent
Added by: Judith McCully
 
Robert Brent
Added by: Judith McCully
 
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