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Thomas Harwood

Born 1769 - Died 1845

Thomas Harwood (1769-1845) was the son of John Harwood (died c.1787) who had been a millwright at James Hunter’s Iron Works near Falmouth.  Thomas was also a millwright and repaired several of the local flour and textile mills.  He inherited the family farm, the house on which stood in the vicinity of the Wingate Inn on the south side of Warrenton Road (U. S. 17) and across from the Target store.  The Harwood family also ran a tavern in or very near the Interstate 95/Route 17 cloverleaf.