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Patrick FARRELLY

(1770-1826)

FARRELLY, Patrick, (father of John Wilson Farrelly), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Ireland in 1770, where he completed his education; immigrated to the United States in 1798; studied law; was admitted to the bar July 11, 1803, and commenced practice in Meadville, Pa.; member of the State house of representatives in 1811 and 1812; served in the War of 1812 as a major of militia; elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress, reelected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and as a Jacksonian candidate to the Nineteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1821, until his death in Meadville, Crawford County, Pa., January 12, 1826; interment in Greendale Cemetery.

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

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