Of Maryland, was educated at Princton College and practiced the law until he entered the Army; on the retreat from Long Island, Ramsey, then a captain, escaped being drowned in a spot of deep water, from his great height, being six feet two inches. Was wounded and taken prisoner at the battle of Monmouth, where he commanded one of two battalions which stood their ground until they were mixed with the British; just as a horseman raised his sword to cut him down, Ramsey ran him through the body, but before he could take possession of the horse, a second horseman's pistol grazed his cheek and the sword of a third across his back brought him to the ground, where he lay as if dead, but was finally carried off with the wounded. Has been many years collector of the customs in Baltimore. [P. 41.]
Historical Catalogue of the Paintings in the Philadelphia Museum consisting chiefly of Portraits of Revolutionary Patriots and other distinguished characters. 1813.