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Richard Smith (1735 - 1803)

Richard Smith (March 22, 1735 – September 17, 1803) was a lawyer and politician who served in the Continental Congress. Richard Smith was born in Burlington, New Jersey to Richard Smith, a mem...

2/26/2015

James Kinsey (1731 - 1803)

Continental Congressman. Elected to represent New Jersey in the Cotinental Congress, he served in 1774. Also served as a member of the New Jersey State Legislature and was an Associate Justice of the N...

2/26/2015

Gen. Daniel Roberdeau (1727 - 1795)

Daniel Roberdeau (1727 – January 5, 1795) was an American merchant residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the time of the American War of Independence. He represented Pennsylvania from 1777...

6/27/2014

Thomas Fitzsimons (1741 - 1811)

Thomas Fitzsimons (1741–1811) was an American merchant and statesman of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He represented Pennsylvania in the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention, and th...

3/15/2014

Charles Thomson (November 29, 1729 – August 16, 1824) was a Patriot leader in Philadelphia during the American Revolution and the secretary of the Continental Congress (1774–1789) through...

2/11/2014

Francis Kinloch, American patriot, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, 7 March, 1755 and died. there, 8 Feb., 1826. His father, Francis, was a member of his majesty's council for South Carolina f...

1/14/2014

Josiah Hornblower (1729 - 1809)

Josiah Hornblower (February 23, 1729 – January 21, 1809) was an English engineer and statesman in America Belleville, New Jersey. He was a delegate for New Jersey in the Continental Congress i...

10/29/2013

John Wereat, Governor (c.1733 - 1799)

John Wereat (around 1733 – January 25, 1799) was an American politician and the ninth Governor of Georgia. Personal life Wereat was born in Road (now Rode, Somerset) in England, around 173...

10/10/2013

Button Gwinnett (1735 - 1777)

Button Gwinnett (1735 – May 19 or 27, 1777) was an British-born American political leader who, as a representative of Georgia to the Continental Congress, was the second of the signatories (fi...

10/10/2013

John Patten (1746 - 1800)

Major John Patten (April 26, 1746 – December 26, 1800) was a United States farmer and politician from Dover, in Kent County, Delaware. He was an officer of the Continental Army in the American R...

10/4/2013

Continental Congressman. A native of Litchfield, Connecticut, he served as a Member of the Connecticut State House of Representatives from 1771 to 1801, and 1779 to 1788, County Judge from 1780 to 1791...

8/20/2013

Continental Congressman. He served as a Delegate to the Continental Congress from New York in 1784, Member of the New York State Senate for the Middle District from 1777 to 1783, and as a State Court J...

6/12/2013

John Collins (1717 - 1795)

) John Collins (June 8, 1717[1] – March 4, 1795), was the third Governor of the U.S. state of Rhode Island, born in Newport, the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Collins. He stood forth as a ...

4/12/2013

Jacob Read, U.S. Senator (1752 - 1816)

Jacob Read (1752 – July 17, 1816) was an American lawyer and politician from Charleston, South Carolina. He represented South Carolina in both the Continental Congress (1783–1785) and...

3/25/2013

) Benjamin Smith (January 10, 1756 – January 26, 1826) was the 16th Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1810 to 1811. Biography Smith was born in Charles Town, South Caro...

3/21/2013

Thomas Burke (c.1747 - 1783)

) Thomas Burke (c. 1747 – December 2, 1783) was an Irish physician, lawyer, and statesman who lived in Hillsborough, North Carolina. He represented North Carolina as a delegate to the Continen...

3/21/2013

Gov. Edward Telfair MP (1735 - 1807)

Edward Telfair (1735 – September 17, 1807) was the Governor of the state of Georgia in 1786, and again from 1790 through 1793. He was a member of the Continental Congress, and a signer of the ...

2/24/2013

Edward Carrington (February 11, 1748 – October 28, 1810) was an American soldier and statesman from Virginia. He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Continental Army, serving as Quartermaster to G...

2/23/2013

James McHenry (November 16, 1753 – May 3, 1816) was an early American statesman. McHenry was a signer of the United States Constitution from Maryland and the namesake of Fort McHenry. He was a...

2/11/2013

Photo: Jeremiah Wadsworth and hIs son Daniel Jeremiah Wadsworth (July 12, 1743– April 30, 1804) was an American sea captain, merchant, and statesman from Hartford, Connecticut who profited f...

2/11/2013

Alexander McDougall (about 1731–1786) was an American seaman, merchant, a Sons of Liberty leader from New York City before and during the American Revolution, and a military leader during the ...

2/2/2013

Mann Page, III (c.1749 - 1781)

Mann Page III (1749–1803) was an American lawyer and planter from Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He was a delegate for Virginia to the Continental Congress. He was the half-brother of Virginia...

11/12/2012

Cadwalader Morris (1741 - 1795)

Cadwalader Morris (February 19, 1741 – January 25, 1795) was an American merchant and politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the American Revolution, he was a member of the First...

10/27/2012

David Jackson (1747 - 1801)

) David Jackson (1747 – September 17, 1801) was an American apothecary and physician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1785. ...

10/27/2012

Jonathan Bayard Smith (1742 - 1812)

Jonathan Bayard Smith (February 21, 1742 – June 16, 1812) was an American merchant from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He served as a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1777...

9/26/2012

Dr. William Shippen, Sr. (1712 - 1801)

William Shippen, Sr. (October 1, 1712 – November 4, 1801) was an American physician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a civic and educational leader who represented Pennsylvania in the C...

9/26/2012

Benjamin Rumsey (1734 - 1808)

Benjamin Rumsey (October 6, 1734 – March 7, 1808) was an American jurist from Joppa, Maryland. He served as a delegate for Maryland in the Continental C...

9/26/2012

Major John Habersham (1744 - 1799)

DAR A 048841, GA HABERSHAM, John, (brother of Joseph Habersham and uncle of Richard Wylly Habersham), a Delegate from Georgia; born at “Beverly,” near Savannah, Ga., December 23, 1754; ...

9/26/2012

) John Beatty (December 10, 1749 – May 30, 1826) was an American physician and statesman from Princeton, New Jersey. Biography Born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, he rose to the rank o...

9/26/2012

William Churchill Houston MP (1746 - 1788)

William Churchill Houston (ca. 1746 – August 12, 1788) was an American teacher, lawyer, and statesman. He was a delegate to both the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention for ...

9/26/2012

) Allen Jones (December 24, 1739 – November 10, 1798) was an American planter and statesman from Northampton County, North Carolina. During the Revolutionary War he was a Brigadier General in ...

9/26/2012

Richard Peters (1744 - 1828)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA with the rank of CAPTAIN. DAR Ancestor # A089652 ) Richard Peters (June 22, 1744 – August 22, 1828) sometimes Richard Peters, Jr., to di...

8/19/2012

Samuel Rhoads (1711 - 1784)

Samuel Rhoads (1711–April 7, 1784) was a leading citizen of 18th-century Philadelphia. He designed Pennsylvania Hospital and was a master of the Carpenters' Company of Philadelphia. Rhoads...

8/10/2012

Gov. Abner Nash (1740 - 1786)

FRANCIS and his brother Abner moved to Hillsborough (Halifax County NC) in late 1762 or early 1763. Francis invested in a merchantile store. He held , as did his brother Abner, many political offic...

7/27/2012

William Hindman (April 1, 1743 – January 19, 1822) was an American lawyer and statesman from Talbot County, Maryland. He represented Maryland in the Continental Congress, and in the federal ...

6/19/2012

Reverend Jacob Duche (1737 - 1798)

The Reverend Jacob Duché (1737–1798) was a Rector of Christ Church in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania, and the first chaplain to the Continental Congress . In 1759 he married Elizabeth Hopkin...

5/4/2012

Lambert Cadwalader (1742 - 1823)

Lambert Cadwalader (December 1742 – September 13, 1823) was an American merchant and leader in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He fought in the Revolutionary War, then represented New Jersey in t...

4/5/2012

Andrew Allen (1740 - 1825)

) Andrew Allen (June 1740 – March 7, 1825) was a lawyer and official from the Province of Pennsylvania. Born into an influential family, Allen initially favored the colonial cause in the Ameri...

3/5/2012

John Houstoun, Governor MP (1744 - 1796)

John Houstoun ( /ˈhaʊstən/; August 31, 1744 – July 20, 1796) was an American lawyer and statesman from Savannah, Georgia. He was a delegate for Georgia in the Continenta...

2/23/2012

A Patriot of the American Revolution for New Jersey with the rank of COLONEL. DAR # Ancestor #: A042309 ) Frederick Frelinghuysen (April 13, 1753 – April 13, 1804) was an American lawyer, so...

1/22/2012

James Schureman (February 12, 1756 – January 22, 1824) was an American merchant and statesman from New Brunswick, New Jersey. He represented New Jersey in the Continental Congress as well as t...

1/22/2012

Nicholas Van Dyke (1738 - 1789)

) Nicholas Van Dyke (September 25, 1738 – February 19, 1789) was an American lawyer and politician from New Castle, in New Castle County, Delaware. He served in the Delaware General Assembly, ...

1/17/2012

John Middleton "Jack" Vining (December 23, 1758 – February, 1802) was an American lawyer and politician from Dover, in Kent County, Delaware. He was a Continental Congressman from Delaware, an...

1/17/2012

) Dr. Henry Latimer (April 24, 1752 – December 19, 1819) was an American physician and politician from Newport, in New Castle County, Delaware. He was elected to the Continental Congress from ...

1/16/2012

) John Henry (November 1750 – December 16, 1798) was the eighth Governor of Maryland and member of the United States Senate. He was born near Vienna in Dorchester County, Maryland. He was ...

1/15/2012

) David Howell (January 1, 1747 – July 30, 1824) was an American jurist and statesman from Providence, Rhode Island. Born in Morristown, New Jersey, Howell graduated from Princeton Univers...

1/3/2012

Paine Wingate (May 14, 1739 – March 7, 1838) was an American preacher, farmer, and statesman from Stratham, New Hampshire. He served New Hampshire in the Continental Congress and both the Unit...

1/1/2012

Judge Thomas Rodney (1744 - 1811)

""Tommy""

Thomas "Tommy" Rodney (June 4, 1744 – January 2, 1811) was an American lawyer and politician from Jones Neck in St. Jones Hundred, Kent County, Delaware and Natchez, Mississippi. He was a Cont...

12/26/2011

Richard Potts (July 19, 1753 – November 26, 1808) was an American politician and jurist. Early life and career Potts was born in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and lived there until he move...

12/25/2011

Matthew Tilghman (1718 - 1790)

Matthew Tilghman (February 17, 1718 – May 4, 1790) was an American planter and Revolutionary leader from Maryland, who served as a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1776. Ear...

10/1/2011

Timothy Bloodworth (1736 – August 24, 1814) was an American teacher and statesman from North Carolina. Parents: Timothy Bloodworth 1686-1749 and Margaret Evans b. 1715, second wife of Timothy ...

8/25/2011

Egbert Benson (1746 - 1843)

Egbert Benson (June 21, 1746 New York City – August 24, 1833 Jamaica, Queens County, New York) was a lawyer, jurist, politician from Upper Red Hook, New York, and a Founding Father of the United...

8/24/2011

Gunning Bedford, Jr. MP (1747 - 1812)

Gunning Bedford, Jr. (1747 – March 30, 1812) was an American lawyer and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. He served in the Delaware General Assembly, as a Continental C...

8/24/2011

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW HAMPSHIRE. DAR Ancestor # A041418 Abiel Foster (8 August 1735 – 6 February 1806) was an American clergyman and statesman from Canterbury, New Hamps...

8/23/2011

Eliphalet Dyer MP (1721 - 1807)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT with the rank of BRIGADIER GENERAL. DAR Ancestor # A035138 Eliphalet Dyer (September 14, 1721 – May 13, 1807) was a lawyer, jurist, and sta...

8/11/2011

Christopher Gadsden (February 16, 1724 – September 15, 1805), a soldier and statesman from South Carolina, was the principal leader of the South Carolina Patriot movement in the American Revol...

7/25/2011

George W. Clymer (1739 - 1813)

""Signer""

George Clymer (March 16, 1739 – January 24, 1813) was an American politician and founding father. He was one of the first Patriots to advocate complete independence from Britain. As a Pennsylv...

7/20/2011

Gen. Samuel Meredith (1741 - 1817)

Samuel Meredith (1741 – February 10, 1817) was an American merchant from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress from 1786 to 1788. Presi...

7/20/2011

Samuel Chase (April 17, 1741 – June 19, 1811) was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court and earlier was a signatory to the United States Declaration of Independence as a repr...

7/2/2011

Samuel Johnston (December 15, 1733 – August 17, 1816) was an American planter, lawyer, and statesman from Chowan County, North Carolina. He represented North Carolina in both the Continental C...

7/2/2011

John Haring (1739 - 1809)

John Haring (September 28, 1739 – April 1, 1809) was an American lawyer from New York City. He was a delegate for New York to the Continental Congress. John was born to a large Dutch family at...

6/17/2011

) Stephen Crane (1709 – July 1, 1780) was an American politician from Elizabethtown (Elizabeth, New Jersey) who was a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1776. He also served in ...

5/28/2011

John Baptista Ashe, US Congress, NC (1748 - 1802)

"Baptiste"

John Baptista Ashe (1748 – November 27, 1802) was an American planter, soldier, and statesman from North Carolina. He was born in Rocky Point township of Pender County, North Carolina in 1748,...

5/5/2011

Judge Cyrus Griffin (1748 - 1810)

Updated from FamilySearch Family Tree via father Captain Leroy Griffin by SmartCopy : Jun 19 2015, 19:16:53 UTC Cyrus Griffin was the last president of the Continental Congress.

4/18/2011

Charles Humphreys (September 19, 1714 – March 11, 1786) was an American miller and statesman from Haverford, Pennsylvania. He served as a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress fr...

4/16/2011

Thomas Tudor Tucker, MD (1745 - 1828)

Thomas Tudor Tucker (June 25, 1745– May 2, 1828) was an American physician and politician from Charleston, South Carolina. Thomas served as a surgeon during the Revolutionary War. He represented...

3/12/2011

Oliver ELLSWORTH 1745-1807 Parents: David Ellsworth 1709-1782 and Jerusha Leavitt 1721-1790 Minister to France, an American lawyer and politician, a revolutionary against British rule, a drafter of...

2/25/2011

John Kean (1756 - 1795)

) John Kean (1756 – May 4, 1795) was an American merchant from Charleston, South Carolina. He was a delegate for South Carolina in the Continental Congress from 1785 to 1787 and advocated rati...

2/10/2011

) William Duer (March 18, 1743 – May 7, 1799) was a British-born American lawyer, developer, and speculator from New York City. A Federalist, Duer wrote in support of ratifying the United Stat...

2/10/2011

Joseph Galloway (1731 - 1803)

Joseph Galloway (1731 – August 10, 1803) was an American Loyalist during the American Revolution, after serving as delegate to the First Continental Congress from Pennsylvania. Early life ...

2/8/2011

Titus Hosmer (1736 – August 4, 1780) was an American lawyer from Middletown, Connecticut. He was a delegate for Connecticut to the Continental Congress in 1778, where he signed the Articles of C...

1/24/2011

James Sykes, Esq. (1725 - 1792)

Judge of the High Court of Errors and Appeals Member Constitutional Convention 1776 Member Continental Congress 1777, 1778 Member of State Legislature Ratifying Federal Constitution 1787 Presidential E...

1/23/2011

Henry Wisner (1720 - 1790)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW YORK. DAR Ancestor #: A126854 Henry Wisner (c.1720 – March 4, 1790) was an American miller from Goshen, New York. He was a patriot leader during th...

1/10/2011

Col. Whitmell Hill (c.1743 - 1797)

DAR Ancestor #: A056084 Whitmell Hill (February 12, 1743 – September 26, 1797) was an American planter from Martin County, North Carolina. He was a delegate for North Carolina to the Contine...

12/11/2010

James White (1749 - 1809)

) James White (June 16, 1749 – October, 1809) was an American physician, lawyer, and politician. He was an early settler at Nashville, Tennessee and in Louisiana. He was a delegate for North C...

11/18/2010

Edward Biddle (1738 - 1779)

Edward was the son of William (1698–1756) and Mary (Scull) (1709–1790) Biddle. He was born in 1738 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and had nine brothers and sisters, although two died in ...

11/11/2010

Signer of the U.S. Constitution. SPAIGHT, Richard Dobbs, (father of Richard Dobbs Spaight, Jr., and grandfather of Richard Spaight Donnell), a Delegate and a Representative from North Carolina; bor...

11/7/2010

Reference: "Wister and Butler Families Papers" at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania Both the Wister and Butler families were prominent in Philadelphia in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries,...

11/2/2010

Caesar Rodney (October 7, 1728 – June 26, 1784)[2] was an American lawyer and politician from St. Jones Neck in Dover Hundred, Kent County, Delaware, east of Dover. He was an officer of the Dela...

10/18/2010

Col. John B. Bayard, Cont. Congress (1738 - 1807)

"John", "Bubenheim /Bayard/", "John Bubenheim Colonel /Bayard/"

John Bubenheim Bayard (11 August 1738 – 7 January 1807) was a merchant, soldier, and statesman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in ...

9/24/2010

John Langdon (June 26, 1741 – September 18, 1819) was a politician from Portsmouth, New Hampshire and one of the first two United States senators from that state. Langdon was an early supporte...

7/25/2010

John Taylor Gilman (December 19, 1753 – September 1, 1828) was a farmer, shipbuilder, and statesman from Exeter, New Hampshire. He represented New Hampshire in the Continental Congress in 1782...

7/23/2010

Richard Ridgely (1755 - 1824)

Continental Congressman in 1784 and 1785. Birth: Aug. 3, 1755, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA Death: Feb. 25, 1824, Howard County, Maryland, USA After attending St. John's College in Annapo...

6/23/2010

A Patriot of the American Revolution for MARYLAND - VIRGINIA with the rank of MAJOR. DAR Ancestor #: A080641 Nathaniel Mitchell (1753 – February 21, 1814) was an American lawyer and politici...

6/5/2010

Francis Lewis (March 21, 1713 – December 31, 1802) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New York. Francis Lewis was a native of Landaff, in Sout...

5/3/2010

Robert Gibbes Barnwell (December 21, 1761 – October 24, 1814) was a South Carolina revolutionary and statesman who was a delegate to the Confederation Congress and a United States Congressman....

4/22/2010

Andrew Adams MP (1736 - 1797)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT with the rank of COLONEL. DAR Ancestor # A000398 Andrew Adams 1736-1797 Andrew Adams graduated from Yale College and began a law practice in Lit...

4/11/2010

Jared Ingersoll MP (1749 - 1822)

Jared Ingersoll was the son of British Colonial official and Loyalist, Jared Ingersoll, Sr., and shared his father's Loyalist feelings. Ingersoll studied law at the Middle Temple in London. During a tw...

4/4/2010

Richard Hutson (1748 – April 12, 1795) was an American lawyer, judge, and politician from Charleston, South Carolina. He represented South Carolina as a delegate to the Continental Congress, w...

3/23/2010

Capt. Meriwether Smith MP (1730 - 1790)

Continental Congressman. He was educated locally and became manager of "Bathurst," his family's plantation. Smith was active in the militia, rising to Colonel and commander of the Essex County unit. ...

3/23/2010

A Patriot of the American Revolution for SOUTH CAROLINA. DAR Ancestor # A206865 Thomas Bee (1739, Charleston, South Carolina – February 18, 1812, Pendleton, South Carolina) was an American pla...

3/23/2010

Abner Nash (1716 - 1786)

Abner Nash was a member of the Provincial Council of North Carolina, and an active politician. When the war of the Revolution broke out, he and his brother Francis were found in the ranks of the patrio...

3/13/2010

Studied law; was admitted to the bar of New Castle County in 1784 and commenced practice in Dover, DE Member of the Continental Congress from Delaware 1787-1788 Resumed the practice of his profession i...

1/20/2010

General John Morin Scott (c.1730 - 1784)

DAR Ancestor #: A101650 Scott was born in Manhattan and attended public school there. His father died when he was three years old, and his mother never remarried. He graduated Yale College in 174...

12/27/2009

Jonathan Blanchard (September 18, 1738 – July 16, 1788) was an American lawyer, farm owner, and statesman from Dunstable, New Hampshire. He was a delegate for New Hampshire to the Continental Co...

12/24/2009

) James Lovell (October 31, 1737 – July 14, 1814) was an American educator and statesman from Boston, Massachusetts. He was a delegate for Massachusetts to the Continental Congress from 1777 t...

11/28/2009

John Mathews, Governor (c.1744 - 1802)

) John Mathews (1744 – November 17, 1802) was an American lawyer from Charleston, South Carolina. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1778 to 1781 where he endorsed the Articl...

11/27/2009

Tench Coxe (1755 - 1824)

Tench Coxe (May 22, 1755 – July 17, 1824) was an American political economist and a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1788-1789. He wrote under the pseudonym "A Pennsylv...

11/20/2009

James Smith (September 17, 1719 – July 11, 1806), was a signer to the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Pennsylvania. He attended a provincial assembly in 1774 w...

10/29/2009