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Jasper Yeates

jurist

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