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James Duane
Birth: Feb. 6, 1733
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 1, 1797
Schenectady County
New York, USA

U.S. Continental Congressman. Born in New York City, he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1754 and was clerk of the New York chancery court in 1762. He was Attorney General of New York in 1767, boundary commissioner in 1768 and New York State Indian commissioner in 1774. In 1774, he was appointed a member of the First the Continental Congress, serving until 1783 and was also a member of the Provincial Congress, (1776-77). In addition, he served in the New York State Senate (1782-85, 88-90), was the first Mayor of New York City, (1784-89) and United States district judge for the district of New York, (1789-94). He died at age 63 in Duanesburg, New York. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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  Mary Livingston Duane (1738 - 1821)*
  Adelia Duane Pell (1765 - 1860)*
  James Chatham Duane (1769 - 1842)*
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To the Honour of CHRIST and to the welfare of the People of Duanesburgh: this Church was erected by the Honourable James Daune Esquire; whose Remains here rest, untill that day, which shall give to the Patriot, the Man of Virtue, and the Christian, the Plaudit of a GOD! Eminent at the Bar, enlightened and impartial as a Judge; to the knowledge of a Statesman, the manners of a Gentleman were joind; and all the domestic Virtues, the social affections were his. Planted in the Wilderness by his hand, people of Duanesburgh! you were his Children; imitate his Virtues. Adore the Deity. love you Country. love one another.
To the Memory
of her dear departed friend;
his Widowed Partner,
has erected this Monument,
due to his Worth, to her affection,
and her Grief.

Born Feb.ry 6th, 1732 Died Feb.ry 4th, 1797
Christ Episcopal Church
Schenectady County
New York, USA
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Record added: Jul 03, 2003
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