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Jesse Root
Birth: Dec. 28, 1736
Coventry
Tolland County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1822
Coventry
Tolland County
Connecticut, USA

US Congressman. In 1756, he graduated from Princeton College, was ordained as a minister and preached from 1758 to 1763. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Hartford, Connecticut in 1763. During the Revolutionary War, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel and Adjutant General in the Continental Army. In 1778 he was elected to the Second Continental Congress and served until 1782. In 1785, he was appointed Connecticut State Attorney, appointed a judge of the superior court in 1789 and served as Chief Justice from 1796 to 1807. From 1807 to 1809, he was a member of the State House of Representatives and a delegate to the State Constitutional Convention in 1818. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Ebenezer Root (1694 - 1760)
  Sarah Strong Root (1699 - 1784)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Banks Root (1732 - 1813)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Root (1773 - 1857)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Root (1719 - 1807)*
  Hannah Root (1721 - 1721)*
  Ephraim Root (1725 - 1811)*
  Hannah Root (1727 - ____)*
  Sibyl Root (1729 - 1820)*
  Ebenezer Root (1731 - 1758)*
  Jesse Root (1736 - 1822)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Nathan Hale Cemetery
Coventry
Tolland County
Connecticut, USA
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Apr 14, 2007
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