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Richard Scott Blackburn (1760–1803)


Bushrod Washington was married to Julia Ann "Nancy" Blackburn, Richard Scott Blackburn's sister.


Richard Scott Blackburn, son of Thomas Blackburn, was born on 16 May 1760 in Prince William County, Virginia. A U.S. Army officer, he accompanied James Wilkinson to New Orleans on a trade mission and held posts at Dumfries, Virginia, and Fort Washington, Georgia. He also briefly served in the Virginia House of Delegates. Blackburn won promotion to major months before his death in November 1803. His wife Judith Ball (b. 1764, m. 1781) and their four daughters survived him.


Richard Blackburn Journal and Letterbook, 1789–1802, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Richard Scott Blackburn MD in Tye Family Tree (

New York Evening Post, 17 December 1803, page 3, column 1 (

Richard Scott Blackburn at House History.

Richard Scott Blackburn at FamilySearch.