John Banister, Delegate to Continental Congress

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John Banister, III

Birthplace: Dinwiddie Co, VA
Death: Died in 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 Bland; Elizabeth Banister; Elizabeth "Patsy" Banister (Bland) and Anne "Nancy" Banister (Blair)
Father of Bennett Banister; Robert Munford Banister,; Nathaniel Banister; Theodorick Blair Banister and John Munro Banister
Brother of Martha Bolling

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
Dinwiddie Co, VA
Age 37
Amelia County, VA
Age 46
Age 48
September 30, 1788
Age 53
Dinwiddie Co, VA