John Banister, Delegate to Continental Congress

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John Banister, III

Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Hatchers Run, Dinwiddie County, VA
Death: September 30, 1788 (53)
Dinwiddie Co, VA
Place of Burial: burial ground on his estate
Immediate Family:

Son of Captain John Banister and Martha Wilmette Munford Banister,
Husband of Elizabeth Banister; Elizabeth "Patsy" Banister (Bland) and Anne "Nancy" Banister (Blair)
Father of Robert Munford Banister,; Nathaniel Banister; Bennett Banister; Theodorick Blair Banister and John Munro Banister
Brother of Martha Bolling and Martha Mary Gill

Occupation: lawyer
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About John Banister, Delegate to Continental Congress

John Banister 1734-1788

Continental Congressman. (in 1778) Signer and framer of the Articles of Confederation. Delegate from Virginia. John attended a private school located in Wakefield, England. He graduated in law from the Temple in London. He practiced law in Petersburg, Virginia upon his return to the Colonies. John was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1765-1775, and a member of the conventions of 1775 and 1776. He served in the Virginia house of delegates in 1776, 1777, and 1781-1783; During the Revolutionary War, John served as major and lieutenant colonel of the Virginia Militia. DAR Ancestor # A005765 He died on his estate and is interred in the family burying ground on his estate. (bio by: Dan Silva)


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John Banister, Delegate to Continental Congress's Timeline

December 26, 1734
Hatchers Run, Dinwiddie County, VA
Age 37
Amelia County, VA
Age 46
Age 48
September 30, 1788
Age 53
Dinwiddie Co, VA