Tobias Lear

  • American


Architect - AsNotedIn

Notable Position Organization From To
Chairman Potomac Company

Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1762/09/19 Tobias Lear is born in Portsmouth, NH. Born Tobias Lear House Portsmouth, NH
1784/00/00 Tobias Lear begins tutoring Martha Washington's grandchildren and working as George Washington's personal secretary. Employee Mount Vernon Estate, VA Mt Vernon, VA
1789/11/03 Washington visits the home of his secretary, Tobias Lear, and Pitt Tavern, known then as Staver's Tavern. Host Tobias Lear House Portsmouth, NH United States of America's First Presidential Tour
1790/00/00 Mary 'Polly' Long marries Tobias Lear, her childhood sweetheart. Groom
1793/07/28 After a short, but server illness, Mary Long Tobias, wife of Tobias Lear, dies of Yellow Fever in Philadelphia. Widower 1793 Yellow Fever Epidemic
1793/07/29 Mary Long Tobias, wife of Tobias Lear, is buried at Christ Church, Philadelphia. Widower Christ Church Burial Ground Philadelphia, PA 1793 Yellow Fever Epidemic
1799/12/14 Washington tells Lear, "Do you arrange and record all my late military letters and papers. Arrange my accounts and settle my books, as you know more about them than anyone else, and let Mr Rawlins finish recording my other letters which he has begun." Washington's Secretary Mount Vernon Estate, VA Mt Vernon, VA Death of George Washington
1804/00/00 Frances Dandridge Henley, niece of Martha Washington, marries Tobias Lear. They will honeymoon aboard the USS Constitution on their way to Algeria where Tobias is to be Consul General to North Africa. Groom USS CONSTITUTION Boston
1815/00/00 Tobias Lear buys three lots at 1801 F Street, probably for speculation, since he owned a house one block away on F Street. Owner Ringgold-Carroll House Washington, DC
1816/10/11 Known to suffer from headaches and depression, Tobias Lear shoots himself in the head at his DC home (Wirt House, demolished, 1700-1800 G St NW, south side). His son, Benjamin, finds the bloody pistol in Tobias' hand. Tobias did not leave a suicide note. Died Ringgold-Carroll House Washington, DC
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