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James McSherry

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James McSherry Famous memorial

Birth
Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
3 Feb 1849 (aged 72)
Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Germany Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA GPS-Latitude: 39.7365844, Longitude: -77.0791838
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U.S. Congressman. Educated at the Lancaster Academy, he engaged in mercantile pursuits and was the founder of the Pennsylvania Littlestown Railroad and the Gettysburg National Bank. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives 1807-1812 and served in the defense of the city of Baltimore, Maryland, during the War of 1812. After the war, he in the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1813 and was a delegate to the state constitutional conventions (1837-38). In 1821, he was elected as a Federalist to the Seventeenth Congress, serving until 1823. An unsuccessful candidate for re-election, he was again a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives (1824-30, 34-35) and resumed his mercantile pursuits until his death.
U.S. Congressman. Educated at the Lancaster Academy, he engaged in mercantile pursuits and was the founder of the Pennsylvania Littlestown Railroad and the Gettysburg National Bank. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives 1807-1812 and served in the defense of the city of Baltimore, Maryland, during the War of 1812. After the war, he in the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1813 and was a delegate to the state constitutional conventions (1837-38). In 1821, he was elected as a Federalist to the Seventeenth Congress, serving until 1823. An unsuccessful candidate for re-election, he was again a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives (1824-30, 34-35) and resumed his mercantile pursuits until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: Oct 16, 2002
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6856466/james-mcsherry: accessed ), memorial page for James McSherry (29 Jul 1776–3 Feb 1849), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6856466, citing Saint Aloysius Cemetery, Germany Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.