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William EVERHART

(1785-1868)

EVERHART, William, (father of James Bowen Everhart), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Chester County, Pa., May 17, 1785; attended the common schools and became a civil engineer; served in the War of 1812 as captain of a company of riflemen; was the only passenger saved from the packet ship Albion, wrecked off the coast of Ireland in 1822; upon his return to Pennsylvania he platted a large addition to the city of West Chester; was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); was not a candidate for renomination; engaged in mercantile pursuits; died in West Chester, Pa., October 30, 1868; interment in Oakland Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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