Robert Forsyth (1754 - 1794)

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Birthplace: Scotland
Death: Died
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About Robert Forsyth

Robert Forsyth (1754–11 January 1794) was an American patriot who served as a Captain in Lee's Legion under Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee. He was selected by President George Washington to be the first United States Marshal for the state of Georgia and became the first U.S. Marshal and third law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty.


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Capt. Robert Forsyth's Timeline

October 22, 1780
Age 26
Fredericksburg, Virginia
January 11, 1794
Age 40
Saint Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery Augusta Richmond County Georgia