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Jonathan Bayard Smith

Continental congressman

Jonathan Bayard Smith, American Continental congressman. member, secretary Committee of Safety, 1775-1777; member Continental Congress, 1777-1778; member Board of War, 1778; member American Philosophical Soc.

Background

Smith, Jonathan Bayard was born on February 21, 1742 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Samuel Smith.

Education

Graduate Princeton, 1760.

Career

Provincial Conference, 1774, secretary Pennsylvania Provincial Convention, 1775, secretary Pennsylvania Provincial Conference, 1776. Helped overthrow old provincial government, 1776. Member, secretary Committee of Safety, 1775-1777.

Lieutenant colonel of a battalion of “Associators” served in Brandywine campaign, 1777. Member Continental Congress, 1777-1778. Member Board of War, 1778.

Prothonotary of Court Common Pleas for City and County of Philadelphia, 1777-1779, justice, 1778. Auditor general Pennsylvania, circa 1794. Trustee University of Pennsylvania, also Princeton, 1779-1808.

Member American Philosophical Soc.

Membership

Member, secretary Committee of Safety, 1775-1777. Member Continental Congress, 1777-1778. Member Board of War, 1778.

Member American Philosophical Soc.

Connections

Married Susannah Bayard, at least 1 child, Samuel Harrison: Mem: Pennsylvania.

father:
Samuel Smith. Smith

spouse:
Susannah Bayard

child:
Samuel Harrison: Mem: Pa Smith