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Philip Pell, Jr

  • Birth 7 Jul 1753 Pelham Manor, Westchester County, New York, USA
  • Death 1 May 1811 Pelham Manor, Westchester County, New York, USA
  • Burial Mount Vernon, Westchester County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 7152833

US Continental Congressman. Born in Pelham Manor, New York, he graduated from King’s College, in 1770; studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced law in New York City. During the Revolutionary War, he served as a Lieutenant in the New York Volunteers in 1776 and was a deputy judge advocate for the Continental Army, in 1777. After the war, he was a member of the New York State Assembly (1779-81, 1784-86), Judge Advocate General US Army, (1781-83), a member of General Washington’s staff at the evacuation of the City of New York in 1783 and a regent of the University of the State of New York, (1784-87). In 1788, he was elected a member of the Continental Congress served until 1789 and also was surrogate of Westchester County, New York until 1800. He died at age 57 in Pelham Manor, New York.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 5 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7152833
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Philip Pell, Jr (7 Jul 1753–1 May 1811), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7152833, citing Saint Paul's Church Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .