Judge Joseph Hopper Nicholson

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Judge Joseph Hopper Nicholson

Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland, USA
Death 4 Mar 1817 (aged 46)
Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
Burial Easton, Talbot County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 8967816 · View Source
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Lawyer, U.S. Representative from Maryland, War of 1812. born in Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland, after his preparatory studies he studied law and was admitted to the bar. He was married on October 10, 1793 at Wye House to Rebecca Lloyd of Wye a daughter of Col. Edward Lloyd, IV and his wife Elizabeth Tayloe so he was a brother-in-law of Francis Scott Key. He first served as a member of the State house of delegates from 1797-1798 and was then elected as a Republican to the Sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses. He participated in the defense of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 he then served as chief justice of the sixth judicial district of Maryland and as associate justice of the court of appeals from March 26, 1806 until the time of his death at his home in Baltimore County. He was a son of Joseph Nicholson, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth Hopper.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 8967816
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Judge Joseph Hopper Nicholson (15 May 1770–4 Mar 1817), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8967816, citing Wye House Cemetery, Easton, Talbot County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by CMWJR (contributor 50059520) .