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Amos Slaymaker

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Paradise, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: June 12, 1837 (82)
Salisbury Heights, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Paradise, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Slaymaker and Faithful Jones Slaymaker
Husband of Isabella Slaymaker
Father of Elizabeth Henderson; Jasper Yeates Slaymaker; Henry Fleming Slaymaker; Amos Henderson Slaymaker and Hannah Evans
Brother of Faithful Duffield and Sophia Dance

Managed by: Faustine Darsey
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About Amos Slaymaker

A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA with the rank of ENSIGN. DAR Ancestor # A105183

US Congressman. After working on farms and managing a hotel he built and operated his own, the Slaymaker Inn. Slaymaker's venture was a success, and his holdings and partnerships grew to include a store, a stagecoach line, contracts to deliver mail, and farms that he rented out. He served in the militia during the Revolution as an Ensign in the company raised by his uncle, Captain John Slaymaker, and later joined an organization formed to curtail Loyalist activities in Lancaster County. Slaymaker served as a Salisbury Township Justice of the Peace and in other local offices. In addition, he continued to serve in the military, and in 1806 was appointed Inspector of the state militia in Lancaster County. Slaymaker was a County Commissioner from 1806 to 1810, and a member of the Pennsylvania Senate from 1810 to 1811. After running unsuccessfully in 1812, in 1814 Slaymaker was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Federalist in a special election held to fill the vacancy left when James Whitehill resigned, and served the remainder of Whitehill's term, October, 1814 to March, 1815. During his time in Congress, Slaymaker was one of a small group of businessmen who averted a crisis and enabled prosecution of the War of 1812 by using their personal credit to guarantee loans to the federal government. He did not run for reelection to a full term and returned to his business interests. (bio by: [fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=46817687" target="_blank Bill McKern)]

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Amos Slaymaker's Timeline

1755
March 11, 1755
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
1785
December 19, 1785
1787
November 30, 1787
Salisbury Heights, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
1789
August 20, 1789
1791
September 12, 1791
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
1801
December 27, 1801
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
1837
June 12, 1837
Age 82
Salisbury Heights, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
June 12, 1837
Age 82
Paradise, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States