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Col Timothy Matlack, Jr
Birth: Mar. 26, 1736
Camden County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 1826
Holmesburg
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Revolutionary War Patriot, Continental Congressman. He was an staunch early supported of Independence from Great Britain, and served as a clerk to the Secretary of the Continental Congress, Charles Thomson. In this capacity he actually wrote the draft of the Declaration of Independence that was signed by the various members of the 2nd Continental Congress, and that document is now on display at the National Archives in Washington, DC. He also served as Colonel of the Philadelphia Associators Pennsylvania Militia Regiment (the "Shirt Battalion"), and fought with them at the Battles of Trenton and Princeton. He later served as Secretary of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, and aided in the treason trial in absentia for Benedict Arnold. He was elected as a delegate to the Continental Congress, serving in 1780. He co-founded the Society of Free Quakers for members of the church who had been disenfranchised for supporting the Revolution. Originally interred in the Free Quaker Burial Ground adjacent to the Arch Street Quaker Meetinghouse in Philadelphia, his remains were moved to the Wetherill Cemetery in Audobon, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in 1905. 
 
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 Parents:
  Timothy Matlack (1695 - 1752)
  Elizabeth Martha Burr Matlack (1705 - 1765)
 
 Siblings:
  Priscilla Brown Matlack Warren (1722 - 1750)**
  Letitia Mickle Matlack Hinchman (1724 - 1752)**
  Achsah Matlack Siddons (1726 - ____)**
  Abi Matlack (1728 - 1728)**
  Sybil Matlack Cooper (1730 - 1759)*
  Sybil Matlack Cooper (1730 - 1759)*
  Elizabeth Matlack Chandler (1734 - 1793)*
  Timothy Matlack (1736 - 1826)*
  Timothy Matlack (1736 - 1826)
  Titus Matlack (1738 - 1796)*
  Seth Matlack (1743 - ____)*
  White Matlack (1745 - 1824)*
  Josiah Matlack (1747 - 1802)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Free Quaker Burial Ground *
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Original Burial Site
*Former burial location
 
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Record added: Jun 20, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7599277
Col Timothy Matlack, Jr
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- Jill
 Added: Mar. 26, 2017
I am a many-great-granddaughter of Timothy, and visited his grave today, in the village of Audubon, PA (probably in the Valley Forge postal codes). On his gravestone (both the original one and the new one place in the 20th century) his death year is list...(Read more)
- Cindy M
 Added: Oct. 13, 2016

- Deborah Barber
 Added: Oct. 13, 2015
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