FORREST, Uriah, a Delegate and a Representative from Maryland; born near
Leonardtown, St. Marys County, Md., in 1756; received a limited schooling;
served as a first lieutenant, captain, and major in Maryland forces in the
Revolutionary War; wounded at the Battle of Germantown and lost a leg at the
Battle of Brandywine; Member of the Continental Congress in 1787; elected as a
Pro-Administration candidate to the Third Congress and served from March 4,
1793, to November 8, 1794, when he resigned; commissioned major general of
Maryland Militia in 1795; clerk of the circuit court of the District of
Columbia 1800-1805; died at his home, Rosedale, near Georgetown, D.C., July
6, 1805; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
BibliographyMann-Kenney, Louise. Rosedale: The Eighteenth Century
Country Estate of General Uriah Forrest, Cleveland Park. Washington,
D.C.: L. Mann-Kenney, 1989.