Samuel Sitgreaves, US Congress

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Samuel Sitgreaves

Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Death: Died in Easton, PA, USA
Place of Burial: Easton Cemetery Easton Northampton County Pennsylvania
Immediate Family:

Son of William Sitgreaves, Sr., and Susannah Sitgreaves
Husband of Mary Sitgreaves and Francenia Sitgreaves
Father of William Sitgreaves
Brother of Julianna Scott; William Sitgreaves; Charlotte Cox and Hitty Cox

Occupation: Law and Politics
Managed by: Max Kushner Saltonstall
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About Samuel Sitgreaves, US Congress

Samuel Sitgreaves, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., March 16, 1764; pursued classical studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Philadelphia, Pa., September 3, 1783, and began practice in Easton, Pa., in 1786; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1790; elected as a Federalist to the Fourth and Fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1795, until his resignation in 1798; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1798 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Senator William Blount; appointed United States commissioner to Great Britain under the Jay treaty, regarding British claims, August 11, 1798; burgess of Easton 1804-1807; treasurer of Northampton County 1816-1819; resumed the practice of law; president of the Easton Bank 1815-1827; died in Easton, Pa., April 4, 1827; interment in Easton Cemetery.

Samuel Sitgreaves was born March 16, 1764, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of merchant William Sitgreaves, Jr., and Susannah Deshon. Sitgreaves studied law and was admitted to the Philadelphia Bar in 1783, the same year that he married Francenia Allibone. He began practicing law in Easton, Pennsylvania, in 1786. In 1790, he served as a delegate to the state constitutional convention, and was elected to Congress as a Federalist, serving from 1795 until his resignation in 1798. In 1796, after the early death of his first wife, he married Mary Kemper. In 1798, the House of Representatives chose Sitgreaves to conduct impeachment proceedings against Senator William Blount, who had allegedly conspired with a British agent to seize Spanish territory in Florida and Louisiana for the British. In August of the same year, he became a United States commissioner to Great Britain, to hear British debt cases under Article VI of the Jay Treaty. Sitgreaves also served as burgess of Easton, Pennsylvania (1804-1807); treasurer of Northampton County (1816-1819); and president of the Easton Bank (1815-1827). He died April 4, 1827.

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March 16, 1764
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Age 32
April 4, 1827
Age 63
Easton, PA, USA
Easton Cemetery Easton Northampton County Pennsylvania