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James Mercer

James Mercer, Continental congressman. member Virginia House of Burgesses from Hampshire County (now West Virginia), 1762-1776; member Virginia revolutionary convs., 1774, 75, 76; member Committee of Correspondence, 1774; member 1st Virginia Committee of Safety, 1775; member Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1776; member Continental Congress from Virginia, 1779, 80; member Virginia General Court, 1779.

Background

  • Mercer, James was born on March 8, 1737. Son of John and Catherine (Mason) Mercer.

  • Career

    • General Court, 1779.

    Membership

    Member Virginia House of Burgesses from Hampshire County (now West Virginia), 1762-1776. Member Virginia revolutionary convs., 1774, 75, 76. Member Committee of Correspondence, 1774.

    Member 1st Virginia Committee of Safety, 1775. Member Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1776. Member Continental Congress from Virginia, 1779, 80.

    Member Virginia General Court, 1779.

    Connections

    • Married Eleanor Dick, June 4, 1772, 3 children including Charles Fenton, Mary Eleanor Dick.
    • father: John Mercer
    • mother: Catherine (Mason) Mercer
    • spouse: Eleanor Dick
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    Born March 8, 1737
    Died October 31, 1793
    (aged 56)