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John Pendleton

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Birthplace: King & Queen County, Virginia
Death: Died in Hanover, Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Pendleton, III, and Mary Bishop Pendleton
Husband of Phoebe James and Sarah Pendleton
Father of Edmund Pendleton; Mary Jean Harrison; John Pendleton, Jr.; Elizabeth Pendleton; Henry Harwood Pendleton and 4 others
Brother of James Pendleton, I; Philip Pendleton; Isabella Gaines; Nathaniel Pendleton, I; Mary Gaines and 2 others
Half brother of John Watkins; Sarah Clay; Elizabeth Watkins; Edward Watkins; Mary Anderson and 3 others

Occupation: Judge, VA House of Burgess 1762-1765;speaker 1765
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About John Pendleton

  • Daughters of American Revolution Ancestor #: A088361
  • Service: VIRGINIA Rank(s): CIVIL SERVICE, PATRIOTIC SERVICE
  • Birth: 1719 KING & QUEEN CO VIRGINIA
  • Death: 1799 HANOVER CO VIRGINIA
  • Service Source: THE VA GAZETTE, 1-19-1776, P 3, COL 2, 4-9-1779, P 2, COL 2, 5-11-1775, P 3, COL 2; LEONARD, THE GENL ASSEMBLY OF VA, 7-301619-1-11,1978, P 134
  • Service Description: 1) MEM OF THE COMM OF SAFETY, SERVING AS CLERK; 2) MEM, HOUSE OF DELEGATES, 1779

John Pendleton was in his 58th year at the beginning of the Revolutionary War; he held various offices of honor and trust in the Colony of Virginia and in the Senate. He was appointed by a convention of delegates of the Counties and Corporations in the Colony of Virginia at Richmond Town on Monday, July 17, 1775 to sign a large issue of Treasury notes. These notes were issued upon the credit, taxes and duties having been suspended to suit the distressed circumstances of the colonists. The issue was about 350,000 and the ordinance read: "of the notes to be issued, 50,000 shall be of the denomination of one shilling and shall be signed by John Pendleton, Jr., Gentleman, which notes last named shall be on the best paper. John Pendleton was appointed by the Governor of Virginia, Judge of her Courts at a time when they were composed of leading men of the Colony.

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John Pendleton's Timeline

1719
1719
King & Queen County, Virginia
1740
1740
Age 21
Virginia, USA
1743
February 4, 1743
Age 24
King and Queen Co, VA
1747
1747
Age 28
Virginia, USA
1749
1749
Age 30
1750
September 1750
Age 31
Virginia, USA
1762
December 4, 1762
Age 43
King and Queen Co, VA
1765
1765
Age 46
Virginia, USA
1767
1767
Age 48
Virginia, USA
1770
1770
Age 51
Virginia, USA