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James Mercer

Continental congressman

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