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Jasper Yeates

Jasper Yeates, American jurist. member of commission appointed by Continental Congress to negotiate treaty with Indians at Fort Pitt, circa 1776; member Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, 1787; member of commission appointed by President Washington to treat with inhabitants of Western Pennsylvania who participated in Whiskey Rebellion, 1794.

Background

  • Yeates, Jasper was born on April 17, 1745 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John and Elizabeth (Sidebottom) Yeates.

  • Education

    • Graduated from College of Philadelphia (now University of Pennsylvania), 1761.

    Career

    • Admitted to Pennsylvania bar, 1765. Chairman Lancaster County (Pennsylvania) Committee of Correspondence, 1775. Favored reconciliation with England until outbreak of America Revolution.

      Member of commission appointed by Continental Congress to negotiate treaty with Indians at Fort Pitt, circa 1776. Member Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, 1787. The American Association For Justice Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1791-1817.

      Member of commission appointed by President Washington to treat with inhabitants of Western Pennsylvania who participated in Whiskey Rebellion, 1794.

    Membership

    Member of commission appointed by Continental Congress to negotiate treaty with Indians at Fort Pitt, circa 1776. Member Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, 1787. Member of commission appointed by President Washington to treat with inhabitants of Western Pennsylvania who participated in Whiskey Rebellion, 1794.

    Connections

    • Married Sarah Burd, December 30, 1767, at least 4 children.
    • father: John Yeates
    • mother: Elizabeth (Sidebottom) Yeates
    • spouse: Sarah Burd
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    Born April 17, 1745
    Died March 14, 1817
    (aged 71)
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