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John Cadwalader
Birth: Jan. 10, 1742
Taunton Lake
Burlington County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 1786
Kent County
Maryland, USA

Revolutionary War Militia General. A successful merchant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in company with his brother, at the outbreak of the Revolutionary war he was commissioned as a Brigadier General in the Pennsylvania Militia, and placed in command of the Pennsylvania troops. He led one of the divisions of General George Washington's Army that crossed the Delaware River, December 27, 1776, remaining on the Jersey side. He fought at the January 1777 Battle of Princeton, the September 177 Battle of Brandywine, and the October 1777 Battle of Germantown. After the Battle of Monmouth, he fought a duel with fellow General Thomas Conway; Cadwalader was uninjured, but wounded Conway with a shot to the mouth. In 1779 he returned to his home in Maryland, and became a member of the Assembly there. He died at Shrewsbury just past his forty-fourth birthday. (bio by: Dan Silva) 
Family links: 
  Thomas Cadwalader (1707 - 1779)
  Hannah Lambert Cadwalader (1712 - 1786)
  Elizabeth Lloyd Cadwalader (1742 - 1776)*
  Maria Cadwalader Ringgold (1776 - 1811)*
  Thomas Cadwalader (1779 - 1841)*
  Frances Cadwalader Erskine (1781 - 1843)*
  Lambert Cadwalader (1742 - 1823)*
  John Cadwalader (1742 - 1786)
  Margaret Cadwalader Meredith (1752 - 1820)*
*Calculated relationship
Shrewsbury Cemetery
Harmony Corner
Kent County
Maryland, USA
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Originally Created by: Dan Silva
Record added: Nov 16, 2006
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Thank you, General for your service to our country during the American Revolution. Rest in peace.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Feb. 10, 2016

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