Clement Biddle (1740 - 1814)

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Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Death: Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Managed by: Doug Robinson
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About Clement Biddle

Daughters of American Revolution Ancestor #: A009914

Service: PENNSYLVANIA Rank(s): COLONEL, DEPUTY, QUARTERMASTER, GENERAL

Birth: 5-10-1740 PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA

Death: 7-14-1814 PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA

Service Description: 1) COL QUAKER VOLUNTEERS, DEP WM GEN 1776, 2) QM GEN, 1781, WITH RANK OF COL.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clement_Biddle

Clement Biddle (May 10, 1740 – July 14, 1814) was an American Revolutionary War soldier, with the rank of Colonel.

Colonel Clement Biddle (May 10, 1740 – July 14, 1814) was an American Revolutionary War soldier.


Life


Biddle was born May 10, 1740 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to John Biddle (1707–1789) and Sarah Owen (1711–1773). He was the younger brother of Owen Biddle, Sr. (1737–1799).


Biddle was a part of the Society of Friends and helped organize the "Quaker Blues", a company of volunteers.


Biddle's first marriage was to Mary Richardson on June 6, 1764. They had one child, Francis, who died at childbirth. His second marriage was to Rebekah Cornell, the daughter of Rhode Island Chief Justice Gideon Cornell. They had four children: Frances (died at infancy), Thomas (born June 4, 1776), George Washington (February 21, 1779 – 1812), and Mary (born January 12, 1781).


During the American Revolutionary War, Biddle fought in the Battle of Princeton, the Battle of Brandywine, the Battle of Germantown and the Battle of Monmouth. He was the Commissary General at Valley Forge under George Washington, and his headquarters was at Moore Hall. Biddle resigned from the Army in 1780. In 1781, Biddle was made quarter-master general of the Pennsylvanian troops.


After the Revolutionary War, he was the first U.S. Marshal (1789–1793) for Pennsylvania.


In the 1790 census, Biddle's jobs were "Notary, Scrivener, and Broker" which made him a rich man.


He died in Philadelphia on July 14, 1814.

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Col. Clement Biddle's Timeline

1740
May 10, 1740
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1776
1776
Age 35
1781
1781
Age 40
1782
1782
Age 41
1784
1784
Age 43
1795
December 29, 1795
Age 55
1795
Age 54
1798
February 7, 1798
Age 57
1814
July 14, 1814
Age 74
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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