- "Dr. Richard Waters, of Revolutionary Fame, was born about 1760, and served as a surgeon in the war for independence, and was noted for his skill as a surgeon as well as a practicing physician. After the close of the war, he purchased a large estate called "Spring Garden," on the road leading from Goshen to Gaithersburg, and the road from Mechanicsville to Clarksburg. Dr. Waters was born in Prince George's County, where he married Miss Margaret Smith, by whom he had several children. His son Richard was a prominent man in the County, and held the office of Sheriff, while his brother Somerset was a prominent Commission Merchant in Baltimore, and served a long time as a Tobacco Inspector" (101-02).