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 Cornelius Parson Comegys

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Cornelius Parson Comegys

  • Birth 15 Jan 1780 Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland, USA
  • Death 27 Jan 1851 Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA
  • Burial Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA
  • Memorial ID 7493956

Delaware Governor. He was a member of the Delaware House of Representatives and during the War of 1812, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel the Delaware State Militia. After the war, he was again a member of the Delaware House of Representatives (1813-17, 30-31), an agent for Brandywine Creek millers and plus was in the mercantile business. In 1836, he was elected as a Whig the 23rd Governor of Governor, serving until 1841. While in office, the common schools were restructured and school tax legislation was revised. He finished his term and then lived in retirement until his death at age 71.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 26 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7493956
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cornelius Parson Comegys (15 Jan 1780–27 Jan 1851), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7493956, citing Methodist Cemetery, Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .