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Edmund Pendleton
Birth: Sep. 9, 1721
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 23, 1803
Virginia, USA

American Revolutionary War Leader. Youngest son of Henry Pendleton and Mary Bishop Taylor, he was born after his father died and when only a few years old his mother married again. Although deprived of the loving care of parents, he grew to be the great member of his family and one of the noblest patriots of Virginia. He studied law with his cousin, John Penn (signer of Declaration of Independence) was a member of the House of Burgesses for 25 years; member of the First Continental Congress, where he, Patrick Henry and George Washington rode on horseback from Mt. Vernon; was President of the Virginia convention that drew up the resolutions for the Declaration of Independence and these resolutions were his own. They were later incorporated into the document by Thomas Jefferson. (bio by: Karen Mickel Bennett) 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Pendleton (1683 - 1721)
  Mary Bishop Taylor Pendleton (1688 - 1770)
 
 Spouses:
  Elizabeth Roy Pendleton (____ - 1741)*
  Sarah Pollard Pendleton (1725 - 1803)*
 
 Children:
  Infant Son Pendleton (1741 - 1741)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Pendleton (1702 - 1763)*
  Philip Pendleton (1704 - 1778)*
  Isabella Pendleton Gaines (1712 - 1790)*
  Nathaniel Pendleton (1715 - 1794)*
  Mary Pendleton Gaines (1717 - 1803)*
  John Pendleton (1721 - 1799)*
  Edmund Pendleton (1721 - 1803)
  Sarah Watkins Clay (1725 - 1750)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
"Here lies the remains of Edmund Pendleton of Caroline. Born September 9th 1721. Died October 23rd 1803. Author of the Resolution adopted unanimously by the Virginia Convention of May 15th 1776, instructing the Virginia delegates in the Continental Congress to introduce a bill to declare the colonies free and independent states. He was for twenty-five years, a member of the House of Burgessess; delegate to the Continental Congress; member of all Virginia Conventions of the eighteenth century; President of the Conventions of 1775 and 1776; Chairman of the Committee of Safety; one of the Committee of Five, which revised the laws of Virginia, among them the bill for establishing religious freedom; Speaker of the House of Delegates; first President of the Court of Appeals of Virginia and for many years Vestryman of Drysdale Parish. His remains were removed from his plantation at Edmundsbury and reinterred under this stone in July 1907 by his great-great niece, Charlotte Pendleton. Here also are interred the remains of his two wives and infant child."
 
Burial:
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church Cemetery
Williamsburg
Williamsburg City
Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 21, 1998
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