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Continental Congressman from Delaware
( 1782 - 1783 )
United States Senator from New Jersey
( 1790 - 1793 )


      
" Philemon Dickinson "

Date & Place of Birth:
     April 5, 1739 - ’Crosia-dore,’ near Trappe, Talbot County, Maryland

Parents:
     Samuel & Mary (Cadwalader) Dickinson

Married:
     currently unknown

Children:
     currently unknown

Facts about his life:

  • Younger Brother of John Dickinson, "Continental Congressman & Delaware Governor"
  • Moved with his parents to Dover, Delaware in 1740
  • Received his education from a private tutor in Dover, Delaware and was graduated in the first class of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1759, studied law
  • Admitted to the bar, but never practiced
  • Superintended his father’s estates in Delaware until 1760
  • Moved to Trenton, N.J., in 1767
  • Delegate to the New Jersey Provincial Congress in 1776
  • Served in the Revolutionary War; was commissioned brigadier general in 1776, and in 1777 major general commanding the New Jersey Militia, serving in the latter capacity throughout the Revolution
  • Member of the Continental Congress from Delaware 1782-1783
  • Vice President of the Council of New Jersey 1783-1784
  • Member of the commission to choose a site for the national capital in 1784
  • Elected to the United States Senate from New Jersey to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William Paterson and served from November 23, 1790, to March 3, 1793; was not a candidate for renomination
  • Then devoted his time to the care of his estates

Date & place of Death:
     At his home, ‘The Hermitage,’ near Trenton, NJ - February 4, 1809 - Age 69

Place of burial:
     Friends Meeting House Burying Ground, Trenton, NJ

Home(s):
     ‘The Hermitage,’ near Trenton, NJ

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Continental Congressman from Delaware
( 1787 - 1788 )

Date & Place of Birth:
     Date unknown - Kent County, Delaware

Parents:
     currently unknown

Married:
     currently unknown

Children:
     currently unknown

Facts about his life:

  • Studied law; was admitted to the bar of New Castle County in 1784 and commenced practice in Dover, De
  • Member of the Continental Congress from Delaware 1787-1788
  • Resumed the practice of his profession in Dover, Delaware

Date & place of Death:
     Dover, Delaware - ca. November 1, 1791

Place of burial:
     currently unknown

Home(s):
     currently unknown





Continental Congressman from Delaware
( 1783 - 1784 )


      
" Eleazer McComb "

Date & Place of Birth:
     Cumberland, Maryland - 1740

Parents:
     currently unknown

Married:
     Lydia Irons McComb

Children:
     Jennette - Married
US Senator Thomas Clayton

Facts about his life:

  • Served in the Revolutionary War as Captain of Delaware Militia
  • Appointed Privy Councilor in 1779
  • Member of the Continental Congress from Delaware in 1783 and 1784
  • Appointed as one of the commissioners to confer on the subject of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal in 1786
  • Auditor of Accounts of the State of Delaware 1787-1793
  • Moved from Dover to Wilmington about 1792
  • Engaged in commercial pursuits and shipping in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Director of the Bank of Delaware in 1795

Date & place of Death:
     Wilmington, Delaware - December 1798

Place of burial:
     Wilmington & Brandywine Cemetery, Wilm., DE

Home(s):
     currently unknown

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Continental Congressman from Delaware
( November 7, 1785 through November 3, 1786 )
United States Representative from Delaware
( 1st Term - March 4, 1793 - February 14, 1794 )
United States Representative from Delaware
( 2nd Term - March 4, 1795 - March 3, 1797 )

Date & Place of Birth:


      
" John Patton "


     April 26, 1746 - Tynhead Court, Kent County, Delaware, currently Dover Air Force Base.

Parents:
     John Patten and Ann Maxwell Patten.

Married:
     1st - Ann Haslet - daughter of Colonel John Haslet & Jemima Molleston Haslet.
              She died shortly after their marriage

     2nd - Mary Miller Loockerman - daughter of Rev. John Miller

Children:
     currently unknown

Facts about his life:

Date & place of Death:
     December 26, 1800 - Age 53 - Tynhead Court, Kent County, Delaware, currently Dover Air Force Base.

Place of burial:
     Presbyterian Churchyard, Dover, Delaware

Home(s):
     "Tynhead Court", Kent County, Delaware, currently Dover Air Force Base
     Also had a home on the north side of Front Street, between Orange and Tatnall Streets in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Continental Congressman from Delaware
( 1786 )

Interesting Fact(s):

  • Was a Major in command of the militia company at Lewes, Delaware, during the Revolution
  • Besides guarding the coastline and shipping ways, Peery was also responsible for containing Loyalist activities in the county
  • Was the 1st Treasurer of Sussex County

Date & Place of Birth:
     1743 - Place currently unknown

Parents:
     currently unknown

Married:
     currently unknown

Children:
     currently unknown

Facts about his life:

  • Settled with his father’s family near Lewes, Delaware
  • Farmer; Lewes, Delaware
  • Member of the Militia, Revolutionary War, 1777
  • Served in the Delaware State House of Representatives, 1782, 1784, 1787, and 1793-1794
  • Lawyer, private practice; admitted to the bar in Delaware, 1785
  • Treasurer of Sussex County, Del., 1785-1796
  • Member of the Continental Congress from Delaware, 1786

Date & place of Death:
     Cool Spring, Sussex County, Delaware - December 17, 1800 - Age 57

Place of burial:
     Cool Spring Presbyterian Church, Sussex County, Delaware

Home(s):
     Cool Spring, large red house (no longer standing)

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Continental Congressman from Delaware
( 1781 - 1782 & 1786 )

Interesting Fact(s):

Date & Place of Birth:
     June 4, 1744 - Near Dover, Delaware

Parents:
     Caesar & Elizabeth (Crawford) Rodney

Married:
     currently unknown

Children:
     Caesar Augustus - ( 1772-1824 ) - Later became a "U.S. Senator & Congressman"
     Possibly More

Facts about his life:

  • Studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Delaware
  • Justice of the Peace in 1770 and 1784
  • Member of the Assembly to Elect Delegates in 1774
  • Member of the Council of Safety in 1775
  • Colonel of Delaware Militia during the Revolutionary War
  • Chief Justice of Kent County Court in 1778
  • Register of Wills in 1779
  • Member of the Continental Congress 1781-1782 and 1786
  • Member of the Delaware State assembly in 1787 and served as speaker
  • Superintendent of Kent County Almshouse in 1802
  • Appointed an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware on December 17, 1802, and served until August 1803, when he resigned, having been appointed United States Judge for Mississippi Territory

Date & place of Death:
     Natchez, Miss. - January 2, 1811 - Age 56

Place of burial:
     currently unknown

Home(s):
     currently unknown





Continental Congressman from Delaware
( 1777 )

Interesting Fact(s):

Date & Place of Birth:
     1725 - Place unknown

Parents:
     currently unknown

Married:
     Agnes Bell ?

Children:
     James Sykes - Became "Delaware's 15th Governor"
     May have been more

Facts about his life:

  • Studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Delaware
  • Lieutenant in Capt. Caesar Rodney’s company of Dover Militia in 1756
  • Member of the council of safety in 1776
  • Delegate to the Delaware State Constitutional Convention held at New Castle, Delaware in 1776
  • Member of the Continental Congress in 1777
  • Delaware Clerk of the Peace 1777-1792
  • Prothonotary of Kent County 1777-1793
  • Served in the State Council in 1780
  • Again a delegate to the State Constitutional Convention in 1790
  • Judge of the High Court of Errors and Appeals of Delaware
  • Member of the State Legislature which ratified the Federal Constitution on December 7, 1787

Date & place of Death:
     Dover, Delaware - April 4, 1792 - Age 67?

Place of burial:
     Christ Episcopal Church, Dover, Delaware

Home(s):
     currently unknown

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Continental Congressman from Delaware
( 1783 - 1784 )

Interesting Fact(s):


          
    " James Tilton "

  • Entered the Revolutionary Army as surgeon, and in 1777 was in charge of the military hospital at Princeton, N.J.
  • Served as a Surgeon at Valley Forge, Pa.
  • Surgeon General of the United States Army 1813-1815

Date & Place of Birth:
     June 1, 1745 - Kent County, Delaware

Parents:
     currently unknown

Married:
     currently unknown

Children:
     currently unknown

Facts about his life:

  • Attended Nottingham Academy, Maryland; was graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1771 and commenced practice in Dover, Delaware
  • Entered the Revolutionary Army as surgeon, and in 1777 was in charge of the military hospital at Princeton, N.J.
  • Resumed the practice of his profession in Dover, Delaware after the war
  • Member of the Continental Congress from Delaware 1783-1784
  • Moved to Wilmington, Delaware
  • Government commissioner of loans 1785-1801
  • Served several years as a member of the Delaware State House of Representatives
  • Surgeon General of the United States Army 1813-1815

Date & place of Death:
     near Wilmington, Delaware - May 14, 1822 - Age 76

Place of burial:
     Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware

Home(s):
     currently unknown

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Continental Congressman from Delaware
( 1782 - 1783 )

Date & Place of Birth:
     May 3, 1732 - Philadelphia, Pa.

Parents:
     currently unknown

Married:
     currently unknown

Children:
     currently unknown

Facts about his life:

  • Received a liberal schooling; engaged in mercantile pursuits
  • Speculated in western lands and promoted the Vandalia Company
  • Signed the nonimportation resolutions of 1765
  • Member of the Continental Congress from Delaware in 1782 and 1783
  • Justice of the Peace for the district of Southwark 1784-1786
  • Judge of the Delaware Court of Common Pleas 1790-1791 and resigned in the latter year

Date & place of Death:
     At his country home near Philadelphia, Pa. - March 1800 - Age 67

Place of burial:
     currently unknown

Home(s):
     currently unknown





Continental Congressman from Delaware
( 1784 - 1785 )
United States Representative from Delaware
( March 4, 1789 to March 3, 1793 )
United States Senator from Delaware
( March 4, 1793 - January 19, 1798 )


      
" John Vining "

Date & Place of Birth:
     December 23, 1758 - Kent County, Delaware

Parents:
     currently unknown

Married:
     currently unknown

Children:
     currently unknown

Facts about his life:

  • Studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1782 and commenced practice in New Castle County, Delaware
  • Member of the Continental Congress for Delaware from 1784-1785
  • Served in Delaware State House of Representatives from 1787-1788
  • Elected to the First and Second Congresses (March 4, 1789 - March 3, 1793)
  • Served in Delaware State Senate in 1793
  • Elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1793 to January 19, 1798, when he resigned

Date & place of Death:
     Dover, Delaware - February 1802 - Age 43

Place of burial:
     Christ Episcopal Church, Dover, Delaware

Home(s):
     currently unknown

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Unites States Representative from Delaware
( February 14, 1794 - February 7, 1795 )
Unites States Senator from Delaware
( February 7, 1795 - February 28, 1801 )

Interesting Fact(s):


          
    " Henry Latimer "

  • Named Surgeon General of the Northern Division of the Continental Army
  • His father James was the founder of Newport, Delaware

Date & Place of Birth:
     April 24, 1752 - Newport, Delaware

Parents:
     James & _____ Latimer

Married:
     currently unknown

Children:
     currently unknown

Facts about his life:

Date & place of Death:
     Philadelphia, Pa. - December 19, 1819 - Age 67

Place of burial:
     Presbyterian Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware

Home(s):
     currently unknown

"Click Here" for Henry Latimer's "Find A Grave" record.


      
" James Latimer "
( Founder of Newport, Delaware )




United States Senator from Delaware
( February 28, 1801 to November 4, 1809 )

Interesting Fact(s):


          
    " Samuel White "

  • Died while in Office
  • He had a national reputation as a marksman, and performed remarkable feats in shooting.
  • His father gave future Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury haven during the Revolutionary War. Asbury developed the ideas that would shape the future of American Methodism while living in the White's home.

Date & Place of Birth:
     December, 1770 - near Harrington, Delaware (close to Whitelysburg)

Parents:
     Judge Thomas & _____ White

Married:
     currently unknown

Children:
          currently unknown

Facts about his life:

Date & place of Death:
     Wilmington, Delaware - November 4, 1809 - Age 38

Place of burial:
     Old Swede Churchyard, Wilmington, Delaware

Home(s):
     currently unknown

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Unites States Representative from Delaware
( 3 Terms - March 4, 1797 thru March 3, 1803 )
United States Senator from Delaware
( 2 1/2 Terms - January 15, 1805 thru March 3, 1813 )

Interesting Fact(s):

Date & Place of Birth:
     July 28, 1767 - Philadelphia, Pa.

Parents:
     Dr. James Asheton Bayard and Ann Hodge Bayard. - ( passed away early )
     Raised by his uncle, Colonel John B. Bayard, in Philadelphia, Pa.

Married:
     Ann "Nancy" Bassett - daughter of "Governor Richard Bassett"

Children:
     Richard Henry - ( 1796-1868 ) - Later became a "U.S. Senator"
     Caroline
     James Asheton, Jr. - ( 1799-1880 ) - Later became a "U.S. Senator"
     Edward - Married Tryphena Stanton.
     Mary
     Henry M.

Facts about his life:

  • Graduated from Princeton College in 1784, studied law
  • Admitted to the bar in 1787 and commenced practice in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Declined the appointment as Minister to France tendered by "U.S. President John Adams" in 1801
  • Elected as a Federalist to the Fifth U.S. Congress by defeating "William Peery" and served from March 4, 1797 to March 3, 1799.
  • One of the managers appointed by the U.S. House of Representatives in 1798 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against William Blount, a U.S. Senator from Tennessee
  • Re-elected as a Federalist to the Sixth U.S. Congress by defeating Delaware State Senator "Archibald Alexander" and served from March 4, 1799 to March 3, 1801.
  • Re-elected as a Federalist to the Seventh U.S. Congress by defeating "John Patten" and served from March 4, 1801 to March 3, 1803.
  • Defeated in his bid for a fourth term to the Eighth U.S. Congress by "Caesar Augustus Rodney" in 1802.
  • Re-elected as a Federalist to the Ninth U.S. Congress by defeating "Caesar Augustus Rodney", however he didn't serve due to also being elected by the Delaware General Assembly to fill the vacancy in the U.S. Senate noted below.
  • Elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate in 1804 by the Delaware General Assembly to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of "Senator William H. Wells" and served from January 15, 1805 through March 3, 1805.
  • Re-elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate (opponent unknown) and served from March 4, 1805 to March 3, 1811.
  • Re-elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate (opponent unknown) and served from March 4, 1811 to March 3, 1813 when he resigned his seat to go to Europe to negotiate peace with Great Britain.
  • Appointed a member of the commission to negotiate peace with Great Britain in 1813
  • Aided in negotiating the treaty of Ghent, signed in December 1814
  • Declined the appointment as Minister to Russia tendered by "U.S. President James Madison" in 1815

Date & place of Death:
     Wilmington, Delaware - August 6, 1815 - Age 48

Place of burial:
     Bohemia Manor, Cecil County, Md
     reinterment about 1842 in Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware

Home(s):
     Bohemia Manor, Cecil County, Md. (no longer standing)

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U.S. Representative from Delaware
( October 6, 1807 to March 3, 1811 )
U.S. Senator from Delaware
( March 4, 1817 - May 21, 1826 )

Interesting Fact(s):

Date & Place of Birth:
     December 20, 1769 - New Castle, Delaware

Parents:
     Nicholas Sr. & Charlotte (Stanley) Van Dyke

Married:
     _____ Johns, Daughter of Kensey & Susannah (Galloway) Johns

Children:
          Dorcus Montgomery - married Charles Irenee du Pont on March 6, 1824
          in her father's home - The Marquis De Lafayette gave her away.

          Nicholas - ( 1794-1820 )

Facts about his life:

  • Graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1788; studied law
  • Admitted to the bar in New Castle, Del., in 1792 and commenced the practice of law
  • Served in Delaware State House of Representatives 1799
  • Served as Delaware's 3rd Attorney General from 1801 to 1806
  • Elected as a Federalist to the Tenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of "Congressman James M. Broom" - reelected to the Eleventh Congress, and served from October 6, 1807 to March 3, 1811
  • Served in Delaware State senate 1815-1816
  • Elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate in 1817; reelected in 1823, and served from March 4, 1817, until his death in New Castle, Delaware

Date & place of Death:
     New Castle, Delaware - May 21, 1826 - Age 56

Place of burial:
     Immanuel Churchyard, New Castle, Delaware

Home(s):
     "Kensey Johns-Van Dyke House", 300 Delaware Street, New Castle, Delaware
     (Also the home of Governor Thomas Stockton - currently a private residence)

"Click Here" for Nicholas Van Dyke, Jr.'s "Find A Grave" record.


      
" Van Dyke House "
( 2004 - Photo by Russ Pickett )




United State Representative from Delaware
( March 4, 1803 - March 3, 1805 & March 4, 1821 - January 24, 1822 )
United States Senator from Delaware
( January 24, 1822 - January 29, 1823 )

Interesting Fact(s):

Date & Place of Birth:
     January 4, 1772 - Dover, Delaware

Parents:
     "Cont. Congressman Thomas Rodney" & Elizabeth (Fisher) Rodney

Married:
     Susan Hunn in 1791 - ( 1775-1839 ) - Daughter of Capt. John Hunn )

Children:
          currently unknown

Facts about his life:

  • Completed preparatory studies and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1789; studied law
  • Admitted to the bar and began practice in Wilmington, Delaware in 1793
  • Served in Delaware State House of Representatives 1796-1802
  • Elected as a Republican to the Eighth Congress (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1805); was not a candidate for renomination in 1804
  • One of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in January 1804 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against John Pickering, judge of the United States District Court for New Hampshire, and in December of the same year against Samuel Chase, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Attorney General of the United States in the Cabinet of "U.S. President Thomas Jefferson" and "U.S. President James Madison" 1807-1811, when he resigned
  • Served in the War of 1812
  • Served on Delaware Committee of Safety in 1813
  • Served in Delaware State Senate 1815-1816
  • Sent to South America by "U.S. President James Monroe" as one of the commissioners to investigate and report on the propriety of recognizing the independence of the Spanish-American Republics
  • Elected to the Seventeenth Congress and served from March 4, 1821 to January 24, 1822, when he resigned due to being elected a U.S. Senator
  • Elected to the United States Senate and served from January 24, 1822, to January 29, 1823, when he resigned
  • Appointed Minister Plenipotentiary to Argentina in 1823, and served until his death in Buenos Aires

Date & place of Death:
     Buenos Aires, Argentina - June 10, 1824 - Age 52

Interred:
     British Cemetery, Victoria district
     reinterred, 1923, in British Cemetery, Charcarita district, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Home(s):
     currently unknown




United States Representative from Delaware
( March 4, 1815 - March 3, 1817 )
United States Senator from Delaware
( March 8, 1823 - March 3, 1827 )
( January 9, 1837 - March 3, 1847 )


      
" Thomas Clayton "

Date & Place of Birth:
     July 1777 - Masseys Cross Roads, Md.

Parents:
     
"Governor Joshua" & Rachel Bassett Clayton

Married:
     Jennette McComb - ( 1780-1812 ) - "View Online Memorial"

Children:
     currently unknown

Facts about his life:

  • Son of "Governor Joshua Clayton"
  • Cousin of "Senator John Middleton Clayton"
  • Received a classical education at Newark Academy; studied law
  • Admitted to the bar in 1799 and commenced practice in New Castle, Delaware
  • Clerk of the Delaware State house of representatives in 1800
  • Served in Delaware State House of Representatives 1802-1806, 1810, 1812, 1813
  • Secretary of State of Delaware 1808-1810
  • Served in Delaware State senate 1808
  • Delaware State Attorney General 1810-1815
  • Elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817)
  • Served in Delaware State senate 1821
  • Elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of "Senator Caesar A. Rodney" and served from March 8, 1823 to March 3, 1827
  • Chief justice of the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware in 1828
  • Chief justice of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware in 1832
  • Elected as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of "Senator John M. Clayton" - reelected in 1836 and served from January 9, 1837 to March 3, 1847
  • Chairman, Committee on Printing (Twenty-seventh Congress), Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Twenty-ninth Congress)
  • Moved to New Castle, Delaware and retired from public life

Date & place of Death:
     New Castle, Delaware - August 21, 1854 - Age 77

Interred:
     Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Dover, Delaware

Home(s):
     currently unknown

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United States Representative from Delaware
( March 4, 1811 - March 3, 1815 )
United States Senator from Delaware
( January 12, 1827 - March 3, 1829 )


      
" Henry Moore Ridgely "

Date & Place of Birth:
     August 6, 1779 - Dover, Delaware

Parents:
     currently unknown

Married:
     currently unknown

Children:
     currently unknown

Facts about his life:

Date & place of Death:
     Dover, Delaware - August 6, 1847 (his birthday) - Age 68

Interred:
     Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery, Dover, De.

Home(s):
     currently unknown

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United States Representative from Delaware
( March 4, 1817 - March 3, 1827 )
United States Senator from Delaware
( March 4, 1827 - April 16, 1829 )
United States Secretary of the Treasury
( 1831 - 1833 )
United States Secretary of State
( 1833 - 1834 )


      
" Louis McLane "

Date & Place of Birth:
     May 28, 1776 - Smyrna, Delaware

Parents:
     currently unknown

Married:
     currently unknown

Children:
     Richard Milligan
     Possibly More

Facts about his life:

Date & place of Death:
     Baltimore, Md. - October 7, 1857 - Age 81

Interred:
     Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.

Home:
     currently unknown

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United States Senator from Delaware
( March 4, 1829 - December 29, 1836 )
( March 4, 1845 - February 23, 1849 )
( March 4, 1853 - November 9, 1856 )

United States Secretary of State
( 1849 - 1850 )


    John Clayton Statue   
John M. Clayton Statue
in the U.S. Capitol Building




United States Senator from Delaware
( June 17, 1836 - September 19, 1839 )
( January 12, 1841 - March 3, 1845 )


          

    " Richard Henry Bayard "
  • Date & Place of Birth: September 26, 1796 - Wilmington, Delaware
  • Parents: "Senator James Asheton, Sr." & Ann "Nancy" Bassett Bayard
  • Married:currently unknown
  • Children:currently unknown

  • Son of "Senator James Asheton Bayard, Sr.".
  • Grandson of "Governor Richard Bassett"
  • Brother of "Senator James Asheton Bayard, Jr.".

  • Graduated from Princeton College in 1814; studied law
  • Admitted to the bar in New Castle, Del., in 1818 and commenced practice in Wilmington, Delaware
  • First mayor of Wilmington in 1832
  • Elected as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of "Senator Arnold Naudain" and served from June 17, 1836 to September 19, 1839, when he resigned to become Chief Justice of Delaware; chairman, Committee on Private Land Claims (Twenty-seventh Congress), Committee on District of Columbia (Twenty-seventh Congress), Committee on Naval Affairs (Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses)
  • Served as Chief Justice of Delaware 1839-1841
  • Elected again to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy which had existed since his own resignation in 1839 and served from January 12, 1841, to March 3, 1845; was not a candidate for reelection in 1845
  • Appointed Charge d’Affaires to Belgium 1850-1853

  • Date & place of Death: Philadelphia, Pa. - March 4, 1868 - Age 71
  • Interred:Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Home:currently unknown

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United States Senator from Delaware
( March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1853 )




United States Senator from Delaware
( February 3, 1849 - March 3, 1851 )




United States Senator from Delaware
( November 19, 1856 - January 14, 1857 )




United States Senator from Delaware
( January 14, 1857 - March 3, 1859 )


          

    " Martin Waltham Bates "
  • Owned Delaware historic home "Woodburn" (currently Delaware's official Governors Home) from 1817-1825

  • Date & Place of Birth: February 24, 1786 - Salisbury, CT.
  • Parents:currently unknown
  • Married:Mary Hillyard - ( 1788-1847 ) - daughter of Charles Hillyard
    "View Her Online Memorial"
  • Children:currently unknown

  • Attended the common schools; moved to Delaware and taught school for several years; studied medicine and later studied law
  • Admitted to the bar in 1822 and commenced practice in Dover, Delaware
  • Served in Delaware State House of Representatives 1826
  • Delegate to the State Constitutional Convention 1852
  • Elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of "Senator John M. Clayton" and served from January 14, 1857 to March 3, 1859; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1858 being defeated by "Willard Saulsbury, Sr."
  • Resumed the practice of law in Dover, Delaware

  • Date & place of Death: Dover, Delaware - January 1, 1869 - Age 82
  • Interred:Presbyterian Cemetery, Delaware State Museum, Dover, Delaware
  • Home:(1st) "Woodburn"
    (2nd) currently unknown

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United States Senator from Delaware
( March 4, 1859 - March 3, 1871 )

      

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Last update: September 1, 2009