On March 26, 1843, Methodist Bishop Robert R. Roberts, who was born in Frederick County August 2, 1778, and who was the first bishop of any denomination west of the Alleghany Mountains, died at his home in Lawrenceport, IN. Bishop Roberts was also among the founders of DePauw University.
On March 26, 1866, Bradley T. Johnson, a former Frederick County State's Attorney and a general in the Confederate Army, was arrested in Baltimore on a charge of treason. He was released on $20,000 bail. At the insistence of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, President Andrew Johnson granted a pardon on April 2nd, and the charges were dismissed.
On March 26, 1895, Luther A. Horine, a 37-year-old farmer living near Jefferson, was fatally injured on the Carroll Creek Bridge on South Market Street in Frederick. Mr. Horine’s team of horses was startled at the Square Corner while he was in Citizens National Bank and bolted down South Market. Mr. Horine chased after the horses and wagon and caught up just before the bridge. In crossing the bridge he was trapped between the bridge railing and his wagon, suffering fatal internal injuries.
On March 26, 1897, the first organizational meeting of the women who founded Frederick City Hospital was held. Emma Josephine Smith donated seven acres on the northwest edge of the city for the facility.