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James Tilton

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Kent County, Delaware
Death: May 14, 1822 (76)
Kent County, Delaware
Place of Burial: Wilmington, DE, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Tilton, Jr. and Sabrah Tilton
Brother of Sarah Allee

Occupation: 1st Surgeon General of the US
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About James Tilton

James Tilton (June 1, 1745– May 14, 1822) Born and died in Kent County, Delaware

Parents: Thomas Tilton, Jr. b.1714 and Sabrah Allee 1740-1790

Wife: Never married

Children: No descendents

James Tilton was an American physician and soldier from Dover, Delaware. He was a delegate for Delaware in the Continental Congress of 1783 and 1784, and served as Surgeon General of the United States Army during the War of 1812.

When the Revolutionary War began, his militia became part of the 1st Delaware Regiment of the Continental Army. Colonel John Haslet quickly reassigned him to duty as the regimental surgeon. He served with distinction and saw action at the battles of Brooklyn, White Plains, Trenton, and Princeton.


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James Tilton's Timeline

June 1, 1745
Kent County, Delaware
May 14, 1822
Age 76
Kent County, Delaware
Wilmington, DE, USA