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James Pemberton

merchant , philanthropist

James Pemberton, American merchant, philanthropist. member Meeting for Sufferings (executive body of Society of Friends), 1756-1808; member, financial supporter Friendly Association for Regaining and Preserving Peace with the Indians by Pacific Measures; member board of managers Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, 1751-1772, secretary, 1759-1772; member Pennsylvania Assembly, 1750-1756, 65-69.

Background

Pemberton, James was born on September 6, 1723 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Israel and Rachel (Read) Pemberton.

Career

Made fortune in Philadelphia mere.

Membership

Member Meeting for Sufferings (executive body of Society of Friends), 1756-1808. Member, financial supporter Friendly Association for Regaining and Preserving Peace with the Indians by Pacific Measures. Member board of managers Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, 1751-1772, secretary, 1759-1772.

Member Pennsylvania Assembly, 1750-1756, 65-69.

Connections

Married Hannah Lloyd, October 15, 1751. Married second, Sarah Smith, March 22, 1768.

father:
Israel Pemberton

mother:
Rachel (Read) Pemberton

spouses:
Hannah Lloyd

Sarah Smith