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James Pemberton

James Pemberton, American merchant, philanthropist. member Meeting for Sufferings (executive body of Society of Friends), 1756-1808; member, financial supporter Friendly Association for Regaining and Preserving Peace with the Indians by Pacific Measures; member board of managers Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, 1751-1772, secretary, 1759-1772; member Pennsylvania Assembly, 1750-1756, 65-69.

Background

  • Pemberton, James was born on September 6, 1723 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Israel and Rachel (Read) Pemberton.

  • Career

    • Made fortune in Philadelphia mere.

    Membership

    Member Meeting for Sufferings (executive body of Society of Friends), 1756-1808. Member, financial supporter Friendly Association for Regaining and Preserving Peace with the Indians by Pacific Measures. Member board of managers Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, 1751-1772, secretary, 1759-1772.

    Member Pennsylvania Assembly, 1750-1756, 65-69.

    Connections

    • Married Hannah Lloyd, October 15, 1751. Married second, Sarah Smith, March 22, 1768.
    • father: Israel Pemberton
    • mother: Rachel (Read) Pemberton
    • spouses: Hannah Lloyd
    • Sarah Smith
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    Born September 6, 1723
    Died February 9, 1809
    (aged 85)
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