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Lieut Jonathan Williams Biddle
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Birth: Aug. 1, 1855
Death: Sep. 30, 1877

United States Army Officer. He served during the Wars with the Plains Indians as a 1st Lieutenant in the 7th United States Cavalry. He was killed at Bear Paw Mountain, Montana when elements of his regiment under Colonel Nelson Miles charged a camp of Nez Perce Indians.

Philadelphia Inquirer, October 7, 1877 -

"Lieutenant J. Williams Biddle

We regret to learn from the War Department at Washington, that Lieutenant J. Williams Biddle, of the Seventh Cavalry, is reported as among the killed in Gen. Miles' last engagement with the Nez Perces. Lieutenant Biddle had just reached his twenty-second year; was a graduate of Princeton, and settled in the West soon after leaving college. He was lately appointed second lieutenant of Company K, in the Seventh Cavalry, when vacancies in the regiment occurred by General Custer's fight were being filled. Lieutenant Biddle was the son of the late Colonel Henry J. Biddle, of Philadelphia, who was killed during the seven days' battle before Richmond." 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Jonathan Biddle (1817 - 1862)
  Mary Deborah Baird Biddle (1829 - 1900)
 
 Siblings:
  Jonathan Williams Biddle (1855 - 1877)
  Lydia MacFunn Biddle Robinson (1858 - 1936)*
  Spencer Fullerton Baird Biddle (1859 - 1929)*
  Christine Williams Biddle (1860 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section K, Lot 3
 
Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Jul 28, 2004
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Lieut Jonathan Williams Biddle
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Lieut Jonathan Williams Biddle
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Lieut Jonathan Williams Biddle
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