Walter Dulany Addison
DescriptionOil on canvas portrait painting of Rev. Walter Dulaney Addison (1769-1848), 1845, attributed to Charles Bird King. Addison was born in Annapolis and was a clergymen of the Episcopal Church. He had six children with his first wife Elizabeth Dulany Hesselius Addison (1775-1808) and one son with his second wife Rebecca Mackall Addison (1776-1850). As a church official, he was a vocal opponent of dueling, freed slaves that he inherited, founded several churches in Washington, D.C., and assisted African American Methodists in establishing a church near his lifelong home in Oxen Hill, Maryland. He is buried in St. John's Episcopal Church Cemetery in Fort Washington, Maryland.