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Col. John Bubenheim Bayard

Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Bohemia Manor, Cecil County, Maryland
Death: January 7, 1807 (68)
New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Bayard and Mary Bayard
Husband of Margaret Bayard; Mary Bayard and Johanna Kelsall Bayard
Father of Andrew Bayard; Judge Samuel Bayard; Jane Kirkpatrick; Anna Marie Boyd; James Ashton Bayard and 10 others
Brother of James Asheton Bayard

Occupation: Col. Colonial Army
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About Col. John B. Bayard, Cont. Congress

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 1785 and 1786, and later mayor of New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Bayard's family were French Huguenots who escaped France through the Netherlands. His ancestor, Samuel Bayard married Ann Stuyvesant there. After his death, she brought their four children to New Netherland with her brother Peter Stuyvesant in 1647. In 1698, their grandson Samuel Bayard (1675–1721) moved to Maryland and established a plantation known as Bohemia Manor in Cecil County, Maryland. It remained the seat for several new generations of the Bayard family.[1]

He was born to James Bayard and Mary Asheton at Bohemia Manor on August 11, 1738. In 1755, John moved to Philadelphia and became a merchant. In 1759 he married Margaret Hodge in Philadelphia. Before her death in 1780, the couple had a large family. Their children included James Bayard (1760–1788) (1760–1788), Andrew Bayard (1762–1833), Samuel Bayard (1766–1840), Jane Bayard (1772–1851) who married Andrew Kirkpatrick, Nicholas Bayard (1774–1821), Margaret Bayard (1778–1844), and Anna Bayard (1779–1869). The household was expanded even further when John's brother, James Asheton Bayard ‎I, died in 1770. Two nephews and a niece were added: John H. Bayard (1762–1820), Jane Bayard (1765-?), and James Asheton Bayard ‎II (1767–1815). After Margaret died, John remarried twice: in 1781 to a widow Mary (Grant) Hodgson who died in 1785, and then another widow Johannah White who survived him and died in 1834. Neither of the later marriages had children who lived.

Member of Board of War (Rev. War) JOHN BAYARD was born in Cecil county, Maryland, August 11, 1738. At the breaking out of the Revolution he was a prominent merchant of Philadelphia. Being a warm patriot, he was selected a member of the Committee of Safety and subsequently of the Board of War. Major of the Second Philadelphia Battalion, which he commanded at the battle of Trenton, he won honor and promotion. He was for several years Speaker of the Pennsjdvania Assembly, and with Reed and Rittenhouse a commissioner on the funded loan ; also, member of Congress in 1785-6. He subsequently removed to New Jersey, locating at New Brunswick, of which city he was mayor and judge of the court of common pleas. He died there January 7, 1807. He was the father of Andrew Bayard, of Philadelphia, and the uncle of James Ash ton Bayard, of Delaware.

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Col. John B. Bayard, Cont. Congress's Timeline

August 11, 1738
Cecil County, Maryland
March 5, 1760
Age 21
Philadelphia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA
February 24, 1762
Age 23
Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
March 11, 1762
Age 23
Age 24
January 11, 1767
Age 28
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Age 30
Age 32
July 12, 1772
Age 33
New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
Age 34