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Judge Nathaniel Pendleton, II

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: New Kent County, Virginia, United States
Death: October 20, 1821 (64)
Hyde Park, Dutchess County, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Hyde Park, Dutchess County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Nathaniel Pendleton, I and Elizabeth Pendleton
Husband of Susannah Pendleton
Father of Edmund Henry Pendleton; Nathanael G. Pendleton, U.S. Congress; John Bard Pendleton; Anna Pierce Rogers and James M. Pendleton, Dr.
Brother of Elizabeth Clayton Pendleton
Half brother of William Pendleton; Henry Pendleton, Jr; Philip Pendleton, Colonel; Susannah Pendleton and Mary Pendleton

Occupation: Attorney General of Georgia, US District Judge
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About Judge Nathaniel Pendleton

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of AIDE-DE-CAMP. DAR Ancestor #: A088375 Red Flagged: "THIS LINE MAY NOT BE USED FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE DAR."

Pendleton, Nathaniel (1756-1821) — Born in New Kent County, Va., 1756. Nephew of Edmund Pendleton; cousin of John Penn. Major in Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Georgia state attorney general, 1785-86; district judge in Georgia; Delegate to Continental Congress from Georgia, 1789; Judge of U.S. District Court for Virginia, 1789-96; county judge in New York, 1821. Served as a second to Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton's duel with Aaron Burr. Died in Hyde Park, Dutchess County, N.Y., October 20, 1821. Interment at St. James' Churchyard, Hyde Park, N.Y.




Nathaniel Pendleton (October 27, 1756 - October 20, 1821) was a lawyer and judge in the United States at the time of the American Revolutionary War and afterward.

Born in New Kent County, Virginia, Pendleton, whose uncle was Edmund Pendleton, read law to become a lawyer. He was a soldier in the Continental Army during the American Revolution, and later entered private practice in Savannah, Georgia until 1789. He was also the Attorney General of Georgia in 1785-1786. Pendleton was elected to both the Philadelphia Convention of 1787, and the Confederation Congress in 1789, but attended neither.

He was nominated by President George Washington on September 24, 1789, to a new seat created by 1 Stat. 73, as Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Georgia. Pendleton was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 26, 1789, and received his commission that day. He resigned on September 1, 1796, and returned to private practice in Dutchess County, New York. At some point thereafter, he became a county judge for Dutchess County, and held that position until his death in Hyde Park, New York. In 1804, he served as a "second" to Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton’s duel with Aaron Burr.

Congressman Nathanael Greene Pendleton was Pendleton's son.

Birth: Oct. 27, 1756 New Kent County Virginia, USA Death: Oct. 20, 1821 Hyde Park Dutchess County New York, USA

Jurist, Attorney General of Georgia. Joined the Revolutionary Army in 1775 and he was promoted to brevet-major and served as aide-de-camp to General Nathaniel Greene. For his service at Eutaw Springs, South Carolina, he received on September 8, 1781, the thanks of Congress. After the war he studied law in Georgia and was appointed U.S. District Judge among his many services to our country. His name was given to George Washington as a candidate for the office of Secretary of State. Nathaniel was opposed by Alexander Hamilton for the office. They later became friends and in Hamilton's famous duel with Aaron Burr, Nathaniel Pendleton served as his second to Hamilton. In 1787 he served as a delegate to the Federal Constitution Convention, but was not present when the Constitution of the United States was signed. He was also elected to the Continental Congress in 1789. He was a nephew of Edmund Pendleton and a cousin to John Penn. In 1796, he married his second wife, Susan Bard. He served as a Judge in Duchess County and resided on his farm at Hyde Park, New York, until his death. (bio by: Karen Mickel Bennett)

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 Nathaniel Pendleton (1715 - 1794)
 Elizabeth Clayton Pendleton (1714 - 1771)

 Elizabeth Clayton Pendleton Tutt (1744 - 1840)*
 Nathaniel Pendleton (1756 - 1821)
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Inscription: NATHANIEL PENDLETON, Esq. A Native of VIRGINIA, who served his Country in his youth with fidelity and courage as a Soldier, and in his riper age with integrity and learning as a Magistrate. Having retired from the cares of life and in the full possession of his health & faculties. His was life was terminated by a fatal accident at Hyde Park, October 20th, 1821, in the 63rd year of his age.

Burial: Saint James Episcopal Churchyard Hyde Park Dutchess County New York, USA

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Judge Nathaniel Pendleton's Timeline

October 27, 1756
New Kent County, Virginia, United States
August 2, 1788
Age 31
Savannah, GA
August 23, 1793
Age 36
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, United States
Age 38
Savannah, GA
Age 39
October 20, 1821
Age 64
Hyde Park, Dutchess County, New York, United States
Hyde Park, Dutchess County, New York, United States