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 John Neilson

John Neilson

Birth
New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 3 Mar 1833 (aged 87)
New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
Burial North Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 8608455 · View Source
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Revolutionary War Militia Brigadier General, Continental Congressman. In 1758 he graduated from University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia and engaged in mercantile pursuits in New Brunswick, 1769 to 1775. He was a member of the Revolutionary Army as Captain of the Jersey Militia in 1775, appointed Colonel of the Second Regiment, Middlesex County Militia, in 1776, Brigadier General of militia in 1777 and Deputy Quartermaster General for New Jersey, 1780 to 1783. He was a member of the Continental Congress in 1778 and 1779, delegate to the State constitutional convention which ratified the Federal Constitution in 1790 and member of the State general assembly in 1800 and 1801. After his public service he became trustee of Rutgers College at New Brunswick and was a shipping merchant until his death. General Lafayette presented him with a sword in 1824.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 7 Apr 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8608455
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Neilson (11 Mar 1745–3 Mar 1833), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8608455, citing Van Liew Cemetery, North Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .