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Theodorick Bland (1742–1790)


Bland was an acquaintance of Bushrod Washington. 


Theodorick Bland, a Revolutionary War officer and congressman, was born on 21 March 1742 at Cawsons, his father's plantation near Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia. A planter and physician (he had studied medicine in Edinburgh, Scotland), Blair served under George Washington as a Continental Army officer of light dragoons. He later sat in the Continental Congress (1780–83), the Virginia House of Delegates (1786–88), the Virginia Convention of 1788 (where he opposed adoption of the U.S. Constitution), and the U.S.


"Theodorick Bland." Dictionary of American Biography, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. Gale In Context: U.S. History, Accessed 22 Jan. 2023.

"To George Washington from Martha Dangerfield Bland, 4 July 1790," Founders Online, National Archives, [Original source: The Papers of George Washington, Presidential Series, vol. 6, 1 July 1790 – 30 November 1790, ed. Mark A. Mastromarino. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1996, pp. 9–13.]

Theodorick Bland at Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Theodorick Bland at House History.

Theodorick Bland at Find a Grave.

Theodorick Bland at FamilySearch.