Dr John McKinly

Dr John McKinly

Birth
Northern Ireland
Death 31 Aug 1796 (aged 75)
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 7461367 · View Source
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Served as a Major in the New Castle County Delaware Militia during the French & Indian War and as a Brigadier General of the New Castle County Delaware Militia in 1775. Elected to Delaware's 1st General Assembly and served as the Speaker of the House in 1776. Became the 1st President (Governor) of Delaware and served from February 12, 1778 until captured by the British and made a POW on September 3, 1777. Finally Paroled by the British to Wilmington, August 1778. One of the founders of the Delaware Medical Society in 1789.

Bio by: Russ Pickett


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 18 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7461367
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr John McKinly (24 Feb 1721–31 Aug 1796), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7461367, citing Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .