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Jonathan Bayard Smith

Jonathan Bayard Smith, American Continental congressman. member, secretary Committee of Safety, 1775-1777; member Continental Congress, 1777-1778; member Board of War, 1778; member American Philosophical Soc.

Background

  • Smith, Jonathan Bayard was born on February 21, 1742 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Samuel Smith.

  • Education

    • Graduate Princeton, 1760.

    Career

    • Provincial Conference, 1774, secretary Pennsylvania Provincial Convention, 1775, secretary Pennsylvania Provincial Conference, 1776. Helped overthrow old provincial government, 1776. Member, secretary Committee of Safety, 1775-1777.

      Lieutenant colonel of a battalion of “Associators” served in Brandywine campaign, 1777. Member Continental Congress, 1777-1778. Member Board of War, 1778.

      Prothonotary of Court Common Pleas for City and County of Philadelphia, 1777-1779, justice, 1778. Auditor general Pennsylvania, circa 1794. Trustee University of Pennsylvania, also Princeton, 1779-1808.

      Member American Philosophical Soc.

    Membership

    Member, secretary Committee of Safety, 1775-1777. Member Continental Congress, 1777-1778. Member Board of War, 1778.

    Member American Philosophical Soc.

    Connections

    • Married Susannah Bayard, at least 1 child, Samuel Harrison: Mem: Pennsylvania.
    • father: Samuel Smith. Smith
    • spouse: Susannah Bayard
    • child: Samuel Harrison: Mem: Pa Smith
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    Born February 21, 1742
    Died June 16, 1812
    (aged 70)
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