Timothy Matlack

Timothy Matlack

Birth
Haddonfield, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
Death 16 Apr 1829 (aged 93)
Holmesburg, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Audubon, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 16365624 · View Source
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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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  • Originally Created by: James
  • Added: 29 Oct 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 16365624
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Timothy Matlack (26 Mar 1736–16 Apr 1829), Find a Grave Memorial no. 16365624, citing Wetherills Cemetery, Audubon, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .