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 Edmund Pendleton

Edmund Pendleton

Caroline County, Virginia, USA
Death 23 Oct 1803 (aged 82)
Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Burial Williamsburg, Williamsburg City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 3589 · View Source
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American Revolution Continental Congressman. A lawyer and justice of the peace in Caroline County, Virginia, he served as a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses for 25 years. He was elected as a Delegate from Virginia to the 1st Continental Congress in 1774, where along with Patrick Henry and George Washington, rode on horseback from Mount Vernon, Virginia to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He later served as the President of the Virginia convention that drew up the resolutions for the Declaration of Independence. Some of his ideas were later incorporated into the document by Thomas Jefferson.

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"Here lies the remains of Edmund Pendleton of Caroline. Born September 9th 1721. Died October 23rd 1803. Author of the Resolution adopted unanimously by the Virginia Convention of May 15th 1776, instructing the Virginia delegates in the Continental Congress to introduce a bill to declare the colonies free and independent states. He was for twenty-five years, a member of the House of Burgessess; delegate to the Continental Congress; member of all Virginia Conventions of the eighteenth century; President of the Conventions of 1775 and 1776; Chairman of the Committee of Safety; one of the Committee of Five, which revised the laws of Virginia, among them the bill for establishing religious freedom; Speaker of the House of Delegates; first President of the Court of Appeals of Virginia and for many years Vestryman of Drysdale Parish. His remains were removed from his plantation at Edmundsbury and reinterred under this stone in July 1907 by his great-great niece, Charlotte Pendleton. Here also are interred the remains of his two wives and infant child."




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  • Added: 21 Sep 1998
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edmund Pendleton (9 Sep 1721–23 Oct 1803), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3589, citing Bruton Parish Episcopal Church Cemetery, Williamsburg, Williamsburg City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .