|Birthplace:||Kent County, Delaware|
|Death:||Died in Kent County, Delaware|
|Place of Burial:||Wilmington, DE, USA|
|Occupation:||1st Surgeon General of the US|
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About James Tilton
James Tilton (June 1, 1745– May 14, 1822) Born and died in Kent County, Delaware
Parents: Thomas Tilton, Jr. b.1714 and Sabrah Allee 1740-1790
Wife: Never married
Children: No descendents
James Tilton was an American physician and soldier from Dover, Delaware. He was a delegate for Delaware in the Continental Congress of 1783 and 1784, and served as Surgeon General of the United States Army during the War of 1812.
When the Revolutionary War began, his militia became part of the 1st Delaware Regiment of the Continental Army. Colonel John Haslet quickly reassigned him to duty as the regimental surgeon. He served with distinction and saw action at the battles of Brooklyn, White Plains, Trenton, and Princeton.