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John Banister

John Banister, American Continental congressman, army officer. member Virginia Convention, 1776; member Virginia House of Burgesses, 1777; member Continental Congress from Virginia, 1778-1779, a framer and signer Articles of Confederation, lieutenant colonel Virginia Cavalry in Revolutionary War, 1778-1781.

Background

  • Banister, John was born on December 26, 1734 in Bristol Parish, Virginia, United States. Son of John and Willmuth (or Wilmet, or Wilmette) Banister.

  • Membership

    Member Virginia Convention, 1776. Member Virginia House of Burgesses, 1777. Member Continental Congress from Virginia, 1778-1779, a framer and signer Articles of Confederation, lieutenant colonel Virginia Cavalry in Revolutionary War, 1778-1781.

    Connections

    • Married Patsy Bland; married second, Anne Blair.
    • father: John Wilmet
    • mother: Willmuth (or Wilmet
    • spouses: Patsy Bland
    • Anne Blair.
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    Born December 26, 1734
    Died September 30, 1788
    (aged 53)
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