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Owen Biddle
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Birth: Apr. 11, 1737
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 19, 1779
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

From "Rash's Surname Index" -

"Owen Biddle, (1737-99), was a delegate to the Provincial Congress and a member of the Committee of Safety, 1775; a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, 1776, and President of the Board of War, 1777. He was a "Fighting Quaker" and one of the eighty merchants of the city, who, headed by Robert Morris, became responsible for army supplies when the soldiers were suffering. His house was destroyed when the enemy occupied the city and on the site now stands Girard College. He was born in Philadelphia, where he died.
Owen was a partner with his brother Clement in the shipping and importing business and one of the most ardent patriots of the Revolution, member of the provincial Committee and Council of Safety, delegate to the several provincial conventions and conferences, member of the Board of War, and constantly one of the most prominent members of special committee of these several organizations, and a man of high scholastic and scientific attainments, one of the prominent men and officers of the American Philosophical Society."

Married Sarah Parke, September 29, 1760. They had 10 children.

1). Jane Biddle (July 29, 1761-September 28, 1793)

2). John Biddle (October 2, 1763-August 16, 1815). Married Elizabeth Canby, September 15, 1796.

3). Rebecca Owen Biddle (January 26, 1766-1801). Married Peter Thompson, 1796.

4). Sarah Biddle (November 19, 1767-September 27, 1795)

5). Tacy Biddle (November 8, 1770-March 3, 1778)

6). Thomas Biddle (November 13, 1772-December 17, 1773)

7). Owen Biddle Jr. (April 28, 1774-May 25, 1806). Married Elizabeth Rowan, May 2, 1798.

8). Robert Biddle (March 3, 1776-July 15, 1777)

9). Clement Biddle (August 6, 1778-February 10, 1856). Married Mary Canby, November 2, 1810. Married Sarah Saunders Morris Tyson, December 26, 1850.

10). Anne Biddle (July 23, 1780- ). Married John Tatum, June 26, 1822. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Biddle (1707 - 1789)
  Sarah Owen Biddle (1711 - 1773)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Parke Biddle (1742 - 1794)*
 
 Children:
  Jane Biddle (1761 - 1793)*
  John Biddle (1763 - 1815)*
  Rebecca Owen Biddle Thompson (1766 - 1801)*
  Sarah Biddle (1767 - 1795)*
  Tacy Biddle (1770 - 1778)*
  Thomas Biddle (1772 - 1773)*
  Owen Biddle (1774 - 1806)*
  Robert Biddle (1776 - 1777)*
  Clement Biddle (1778 - 1856)*
  Ann Biddle Tatum (1780 - ____)*
 
 Siblings:
  Owen Biddle (1737 - 1779)
  Clement Biddle (1740 - 1814)*
  Ann Biddle Wilkinson (1742 - 1807)*
  Sarah Biddle Tellier (1748 - 1794)*
  Lydia Biddle Hutchinson (1752 - 1785)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Apr 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51445620
 


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