John Morin Scott


John Morin Scott

Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 14 Sep 1784 (aged 53–54)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Memorial ID 7633951 View Source
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Continental Army Brigadier General, Continental Congressman. Born in Manhattan, New York, he graduated from Yale College in 1746, at the age of 16, was admitted to the 1752 and proceeded to practice law. During the American Revolution, he served as a Brigadier General of the New York Militia under General George Washington's command. He led the 1st New York Battalion and the 2nd New York Battalion at the Battle of Brooklyn, Battle of Harlem Heights and Battle of White Plains. After the war, he was a New York State Senator (1777-82), became a delegate to the First Continental Congress, serving (1780-82) and was New York's first Secretary of State in 1778, serving until his death at age 54 in New York City.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


Here lies the body of ye Honorable John Morin Scott Esq. son of John and Marion Scott who departed this life Sept 14th 1784 aged 54 years

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