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Mary Clymer (Willing)

Birthdate: (82)
Death: October 25, 1852 (82)
Place of Burial: Friends Burying Ground Trenton Mercer County New Jersey
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Willing, Mayor of Philadelphia and Anne Willing
Wife of Henry Clymer
Mother of Eliza Willing Overton; Louisa Anne Clymer; Anne Willing Clymer; William Bingham Clymer; Thomas Willing Clymer and 3 others
Sister of Thomas Mayne Willing; Dorothy Francis; George Willing; Richard Willing; Abigail Peters and 3 others

Managed by: Alissa Ann Smith
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About Mary Clymer

Mary Willing Clymer (1770–1852) was a noted Philadelphia, Pennsylvania socialite during the time when that city was the capital of the United States. Her portrait by Gilbert Stuart, which was painted in 1797, hangs in Independence National Historical Park on long-term loan.


She was born Mary Willing in 1770 of parents Thomas Willing and Anne McCall. Her father had been Mayor of Philadelphia in 1763 and later a justice. He went on to become the president of the Bank of North America and First Bank of the United States after the American Revolution.

Mary wed Henry Clymer in 1794 and the couple had eight children. Henry was the son of George Clymer (1739–1813), who signed both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. She sat for a portrait by Gilbert Stuart in 1797. The portrait's caption notes that she was, "one of Philadelphia's premier social figures during the era when the city was the nation's capital".

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Mary Clymer's Timeline

September 15, 1770
April 25, 1795
Age 24
October 1796
Age 26
December 1797
Age 27
April 10, 1801
Age 30
Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA
October 1802
Age 32
July 24, 1804
Age 33
Morrisville, New Jersey, USA
September 1806
Age 35
October 25, 1852
Age 82