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Nathaniel Pendleton, II

Birthplace: New Kent Co, VA
Death: Died in Duchess Co, NY
Immediate Family:

Son of Nathaniel Pendleton, I and Elizabeth Anne Clayton
Husband of Susannah Pendleton
Father of Edmund Henry Pendleton; Nathaniel Greene Pendleton, III; John Bard Pendleton; Anna Pierce Rogers and James M. Pendleton, Dr.
Brother of William Pendleton; Henry Pendleton, Jr; Elizabeth Pendleton; Philip Pendleton, Colonel; Susannah Pendleton and 2 others

Occupation: Attorney General of Georgia
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About Judge 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.

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Judge Pendleton's Timeline

October 27, 1756
New Kent Co, VA
August 2, 1788
Age 31
Savannah, GA
August 23, 1793
Age 36
Savannah, GA
Age 38
Savannah, GA
Age 39
October 20, 1821
Age 64
Duchess Co, NY