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 John Francis Mercer

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John Francis Mercer

Birth
Stafford County, Virginia, USA
Death
30 Aug 1821 (aged 62)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Galesville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID
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John Mercer was a famous Congressman and Delegate in Virginia and Maryland and became a Govenor for Maryland. He was the 5th of 9 children , his father was John Mercer. He attended College of William and Mary, he joined General Lee's Camp, but after General Lee was court-martialed in 1779, Mercer resigned his position. In 1782 Mercer was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. Mercer married Sophia Sprigg in 1785, then moved to Maryland. He was 28 years old. He was the second youngest delegate in Philadelphia. He served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1778-1789, 1800-1801, and 1803-1806. He was a Maryland Representative between 1791-1794. He became Govenor for Maryland from 1801-1803. During his last years, he was plagued with illness, he traveled to Philadelphia to seek medical help, where he died at the age of 62. His remains temporarily was interred in a Vault in St. Peters Church in Philadelphia and was moved to his Estate in Cedar Park, Maryland to be reburied.

John Mercer was a famous Congressman and Delegate in Virginia and Maryland and became a Govenor for Maryland. He was the 5th of 9 children , his father was John Mercer. He attended College of William and Mary, he joined General Lee's Camp, but after General Lee was court-martialed in 1779, Mercer resigned his position. In 1782 Mercer was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. Mercer married Sophia Sprigg in 1785, then moved to Maryland. He was 28 years old. He was the second youngest delegate in Philadelphia. He served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1778-1789, 1800-1801, and 1803-1806. He was a Maryland Representative between 1791-1794. He became Govenor for Maryland from 1801-1803. During his last years, he was plagued with illness, he traveled to Philadelphia to seek medical help, where he died at the age of 62. His remains temporarily was interred in a Vault in St. Peters Church in Philadelphia and was moved to his Estate in Cedar Park, Maryland to be reburied.


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