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Nathaniel Ramsay

Nathaniel Ramsay, American army officer, Continental congressman. member Continental Congress from Maryland., 1775, 85-87.

Background

  • Ramsay, Nathaniel was born on May 1, 1741 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of James and Jane (Montgomery) Ramsay.

  • Education

    • Graduated from College of New Jersey (now Princeton), 1767.

    Career

    • Del to Maryland. Convention, 1775, signer Maryland. Declaration of Freemen. Member Continental Congress from Maryland., 1775, 85-87.

      Captain Smallwood’s Maryland. Regiment, 1776; commissioned lieutenant colonel 3d Maryland. Regiment, Continental Army, 1776-1781.

      Served at Battle of Monmouth, 1778, helped check retreat begun by General Charles Lee. United States marshal. District Maryland, 1790-1798.

      Naval officer Port of Baltimore, 1794-1817.

    Membership

    Member Continental Congress from Maryland., 1775, 85-87.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Jane Peale, 1771. Married second, Charlotte Hall, 1792.
    • father: James Ramsay
    • mother: Jane (Montgomery) Ramsay
    • spouses: Mary Jane Peale
    • Charlotte Hall
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    Born March 1, 1741
    Died October 24, 1817
    (aged 76)
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