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John Dunlap
Birth: Aug. 21, 1747
Strabane
County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Death: Nov. 27, 1812
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Printer John Dunlap was born in Strabane, Northern Ireland in 1746 and came to the American Colonies as a boy of ten. He was apprenticed to his uncle William Dunlap, a printer in Philadelphia, and took the business over from him in 1766. By 1771, he printed a weekly newspaper, "The Pennsylvania Packet or The General Advertiser". After he was named printer to The Continental Congress and to The State of Pennsylvania, it became his charge to print the first copies of The Declaration of Independence in July, 1776. Known as "The Dunlap Broadside", the typeset was based on Jefferson's updated manuscript under the supervision of Benjamin Franklin and John Hancock and was then distributed to the Colonial Assemblies. He also printed much of Pennsylvania's colonial currency. In 1774 he was a founder of The 1st Troop of Philadelphia City Cavalry and was engaged with them in the actions at Trenton and Princeton as bodyguards to General Washington. In 1780, he subscribed L4000 for the purpose of supplying provisions to the Continental Army. In September 1784, Dunlap's Pennsylvania Packet or General Advertiser became the first daily newspaper in the United States. He died of Apoplexy, or a stroke, and was survived by his wife Elizabeth and five daughters. He was buried at Christ Church Burial Ground in Philadelphia.
 
 
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 Parents:
  James Dunlap (1721 - 1783)
  Agnes Service Dunlap (1725 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Hayes Ellison Dunlap (1746 - 1836)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Dunlap Forrest (1774 - 1821)*
  Mary Dunlap Bleight (1779 - 1868)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

Sacred to the
Memory of
JOHN DUNLAP, Esq
Who departed this life
November 27, 1812
Aged 66 years.
 
Burial:
Christ Church Burial Ground
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section A
 
Created by: Census taker
Record added: Sep 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29976753
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- LSP
 Added: May. 12, 2016
I am proud that you are my ancestor. Clan Dunlop will never forget. Merito.
- TJD
 Added: Feb. 27, 2015

- Missy
 Added: Oct. 12, 2012
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