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John Neilson
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Colonel John Neilson, a member from New Jersey of the Continental Congress of 1778. He was born at Raritan Landing near New Brunswick, on the 11th of March, 1745. His father, John Neilson, M.D., had removed to this country from Belfast, Ireland. with his brother, James Neilson, who settled at New Brunswick as a shipping merchant and ship-owner. His vessels traded with Belfast, Lisbon, Madeira, and the West India Islands. He was a friend of Washington, Lafayette, Governor Livingston.
Added by: Gregory Speciale
8/28/2005
 
 

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