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Nathaniel Ramsay

army officer , Continental congressman

Nathaniel Ramsay, American army officer, Continental congressman. member Continental Congress from Maryland., 1775, 85-87.

Background

Ramsay, Nathaniel was born on May 1, 1741 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of James and Jane (Montgomery) Ramsay.

Education

Graduated from College of New Jersey (now Princeton), 1767.

Career

Del to Maryland. Convention, 1775, signer Maryland. Declaration of Freemen. Member Continental Congress from Maryland., 1775, 85-87.

Captain Smallwood’s Maryland. Regiment, 1776; commissioned lieutenant colonel 3d Maryland. Regiment, Continental Army, 1776-1781.

Served at Battle of Monmouth, 1778, helped check retreat begun by General Charles Lee. United States marshal. District Maryland, 1790-1798.

Naval officer Port of Baltimore, 1794-1817.

Membership

Member Continental Congress from Maryland., 1775, 85-87.

Connections

Married Mary Jane Peale, 1771. Married second, Charlotte Hall, 1792.

father:
James Ramsay

mother:
Jane (Montgomery) Ramsay

spouses:
Mary Jane Peale

Charlotte Hall