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John Banister

Continental congressman , army officer

John Banister, American Continental congressman, army officer. member Virginia Convention, 1776; member Virginia House of Burgesses, 1777; member Continental Congress from Virginia, 1778-1779, a framer and signer Articles of Confederation, lieutenant colonel Virginia Cavalry in Revolutionary War, 1778-1781.

Background

Banister, John was born on December 26, 1734 in Bristol Parish, Virginia, United States. Son of John and Willmuth (or Wilmet, or Wilmette) Banister.

Membership

Member Virginia Convention, 1776. Member Virginia House of Burgesses, 1777. Member Continental Congress from Virginia, 1778-1779, a framer and signer Articles of Confederation, lieutenant colonel Virginia Cavalry in Revolutionary War, 1778-1781.

Connections

Married Patsy Bland; married second, Anne Blair.

father:
John Wilmet

mother:
Willmuth (or Wilmet

spouses:
Patsy Bland

Anne Blair.