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

1st Washington, DC Mayor, War of 1812 United States Army Brigadier General. Born in Woodstock, Stafford County, Virginia, he was involved in the laying out of 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, with 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. He was commissioned as a Brigadier General in the United States Army, and served 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. He was originally buried in a vault on his property, the then well-known Brentwood Mansion, which was located near the intersection of present day 5th Street and Florida Avenue, N.E. in Washington, DC. Vandalism and desecration of the crypts forced the last owners of the property to re-inter the remains Mayor Brent and his family members to Forest Glen, Maryland in 1915. Today Cogswell Hall, a residence hall of Gallaudet University, stands on the site of Brentwood Manor. (bio by: DXA) 
Family links: 
  Ann Carroll Brent (1733 - 1804)
  Mary Young Brent (1768 - 1800)*
  Jane Brent*
  Eleanor Brent Pearson (1786 - 1818)*
  Robert Young Brent (1788 - 1855)*
  Catharine Brent Digges (____ - 1835)*
  Robert Brent (1764 - 1819)
  Daniel Carroll Brent (1774 - 1841)*
  William Brent (1775 - 1848)*
*Calculated relationship
"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")
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
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Robert Brent
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Robert Brent
Added by: Judith McCully
Robert Brent
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