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John Bubenheim Bayard

Also Known As: "John", "Bubenheim /Bayard/", "John Bubenheim Colonel /Bayard/"
Birthplace: Bohemia Manor, Cecil, Maryland, United States
Death: Died in New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA
Place of Burial: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Immediate Family:

Son of James Bayard and Mary Bayard
Husband of Johanna Kelsall Bayard; Mary Bayard and Margaret Bayard
Father of Hugh Bayard; William Grant Bayard; Andrew Bayard; Judge Samuel Bayard; Anna Marie Boyd 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.

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

August 11, 1738
Bohemia Manor, Cecil, Maryland, United States
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, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 30
Age 32
July 12, 1772
Age 33
New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
Age 34