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Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant

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Birthplace: Newark, Essex County, Province of New Jersey
Death: Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hon. Jonathan Sergeant, IV and Abigail Sergeant
Husband of Margaret Sergeant and Elizabeth Sergeant
Father of John Sergeant, US Congress; Thomas Sergeant; Henry Sergeant; David SERGEANT; Frances Rittenhouse Lowber and 1 other

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About Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant

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Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant (1746 – 1793) represented New Jersey in the Second Continental Congress in 1776 and 1777. He later served as Attorney General for the state of Pennsylvania.

Sergeant was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1746, but moved with his parents to Princeton. He completed his initial studies and attended the College of New Jersey (later called Princeton University) there, receiving his degree in 1762. His maternal grandfather, Jonathan Dickinson, had been the first president of the college when it was founded in 1747. After Sergeant's graduation from the College of Philadelphia (now the University of Pennsylvania) in 1763 with an A.B. degree, he read for the law and set up his practice in Princeton in 1767.

From 1774 to 1776 he was a member of the revolutionary New Jersey Provincial Congress. In early 1776 he went as a delegate to the Continental Congress, but he resigned in June to return home and serve on the committee that drafted New Jersey's first constitution. In November he was returned again to the national congress.

In September 1777 he resigned from Congress a second time, this time to accept office as the attorney general of Pennsylvania. He permanently moved to Philadelphia, and opened a law practice there when he returned to private life in 1780.

Sergeant died in Philadelphia in 1793 and was originally buried in the Old Presbyterian Churchyard at Fourth and Pine Streets. In 1878, he was re-interred in the Laurel Hill Cemetery.

His son, John Sergeant, would later represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Congress.

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[From the official Congressional Biography of] Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant was a Delegate from New Jersey. He was born in Newark, N.J., in 1746; moved with his parents to Princeton, N.J., in 1758; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from Princeton College in 1762 and from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1763; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1767 and commenced practice in Princeton, N.J.; surrogate of Somerset County, N.J., in 1769; secretary of the State provincial convention in 1774; member of the New Jersey Provincial Congress, 1775 and 1776; secretary from May 24 to May 30, 1775, treasurer from August 17 to October 3, 1775, and member of the committee of safety from August 17 to October 3, 1775; appointed as a member of the committee that drafted the first constitution of New Jersey in 1776; Member of the Continental Congress from February 14 to June 22, 1776, when he resigned; again elected a Member of the Continental Congress on November 30, 1776, and served until his resignation on September 6, 1777, to accept the office of attorney general of Pennsylvania; moved to Philadelphia, Pa., in 1777; member of the council of safety of Pennsylvania in 1777; attorney general of Pennsylvania 1777-1780; counsel for the State in the Wyoming land controversy with Connecticut in 1782; died in Philadelphia, Pa., October 8, 1793; interment in the Presbyterian Churchyard, then located at Fourth and Pine Streets; reinterment in Laurel Hill Cemetery in 1878.

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-------------------- Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant (1746 – October 8, 1793) was an American lawyer from Princeton, New Jersey. He represented New Jersey in the Second Continental Congress in 1776 and 1777. He later served as Attorney General for the state of Pennsylvania. Sergeant was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1746, but moved with his parents to Princeton. He completed his initial studies and attended the College of New Jersey (later called Princeton University) there, receiving his degree in 1762. His maternal grandfather, Jonathan Dickinson, had been the first president of the college when it was founded in 1747. After Sergeant's graduation from the College of Philadelphia (now the University of Pennsylvania) in 1763 with an A.B. degree, he read for the law and set up his practice in Princeton in 1767. From 1774 to 1776 he was a member of the revolutionary New Jersey Provincial Congress. In early 1776 he went as a delegate to the Continental Congress, but he resigned in June to return home and serve on the committee that drafted New Jersey's first constitution. In November he was returned again to the national congress. In September 1777 he resigned from Congress a second time, this time to accept office as the attorney general of Pennsylvania. He permanently moved to Philadelphia, and opened a law practicve there when he returned to private life in 1780. Sergeant died in Philadelphia in 1793 and was originally buried in the Old Presbyterian Churchyard at Fourth and Pine Streets. In 1878, he was re-interred in the Laurel Hill Cemetery. His son, John Sergeant, would later represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Congress.

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Jonathan D. Sergeant, Member Cont. Congress's Timeline

1746
January 23, 1746
Newark, Essex County, Province of New Jersey
1775
March 14, 1775
Age 29
1779
December 5, 1779
Age 33
Philadelphia, PA, USA
1782
January 14, 1782
Age 35
Philadelphia, PA, USA
January 14, 1782
Age 35
Philadelphia, PA, USA
1788
December 10, 1788
Age 42
Pennsylvania
1789
October 16, 1789
Age 43
Pennsylvania
1791
July 1, 1791
Age 45
Pennsylvania
1793
October 8, 1793
Age 47
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
November 17, 1793
Age 47
Pennsylvania