About Joshua Rutledge
A Patriot of the American Revolution for MARYLAND with the rank of LIEUTENANT. DAR Ancestor #: A098749
Commissioned as a Lieutenant in the 4th Regiment, Maryland Line and served until the end of the war. He received one-half his salary for life. Lt. Rutledge was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, an original member of Washington's group so honored. During the war Joshua was captured at Camden, SC and imprisoned in the British Hulks in Charleston Harbor. He escaped. For his service he was granted title to four tracts of land, 50 acres each, in Garrett County west of Fort Cumberland.
After the war, he lived in Washington County for a while on lands belonging to Col. Tilghman. He returned to Harford County from there.
John Rutledge, Joshua's brother, bought for him the valuable tract of land called "Rich Neck," lying at the intersection of Little Creek and Deerk Creek. This was later divided into two farms. Joshua was given the 400 acre tract called "The Brick House Farm" or "Ruth's Industry," part of which has been passed on through the family and still remains as such today, minus about 100 acres.
Virginia, United States