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Daniel James Sr.

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Daniel James Sr.

Birth
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
4 Jan 1817 (aged 66)
Bedford, Bedford County, Virginia, USA
Burial
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Daniel was born March 31, 1750 in colonial Upper Merion Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania to Thomas James (1690-1753) and Sarah Henderson (died 1800). Daniel's father Thomas was a descendant of the Lords of Plas Einion in Denbighshire, Wales; and his mother Sarah was a descendant of the Barons of Fordell in Fife, Scotland. Daniel married on June 18, 1772 to Susanna Bealert (1745-1849), the daughter of Johan Jacob Behlerdt "Bealert" and Maria Dorothea. He served under General George Washington in the Revolutionary War as a bombardier in Captain Hercules Courtney's Company, 3rd Company of Pennsylvania Artillery. He was mustered March 10, 1777 into the Continental Line, 4th Regiment of Artillery and served February 6, 1777 through November 3, 1783. In 1782, just a year prior to the conclusion of the war, Daniel purchased land in Bedford County, Virginia where he relocated following the war. He died in testate on January 4, 1817. He and Susanna had nine children.
Daniel was born March 31, 1750 in colonial Upper Merion Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania to Thomas James (1690-1753) and Sarah Henderson (died 1800). Daniel's father Thomas was a descendant of the Lords of Plas Einion in Denbighshire, Wales; and his mother Sarah was a descendant of the Barons of Fordell in Fife, Scotland. Daniel married on June 18, 1772 to Susanna Bealert (1745-1849), the daughter of Johan Jacob Behlerdt "Bealert" and Maria Dorothea. He served under General George Washington in the Revolutionary War as a bombardier in Captain Hercules Courtney's Company, 3rd Company of Pennsylvania Artillery. He was mustered March 10, 1777 into the Continental Line, 4th Regiment of Artillery and served February 6, 1777 through November 3, 1783. In 1782, just a year prior to the conclusion of the war, Daniel purchased land in Bedford County, Virginia where he relocated following the war. He died in testate on January 4, 1817. He and Susanna had nine children.


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