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William HEMSLEY

(1737-1812)

HEMSLEY, William, a Delegate from Maryland; born at “Clover Fields Farm,” near Queenstown, Queen Annes County, Md., in 1737; engaged in planting; provincial treasurer of Eastern Shore, Md., in 1773; surveyor of Talbot County, Md.; colonel of the Twentieth Battalion, Queen Annes County Militia, in 1777; justice of the peace of Queen Annes County in 1777; member of the State senate 1779-1781; Member of the Continental Congress 1782-1783; again served in the State senate in 1786, 1790, and 1800; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Queen Annes County, June 5, 1812; interment in Clover Fields Farm Cemetery, Queen Annes County, Md.

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

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