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David JACKSON

(17301801)

JACKSON, David, a Delegate from Pennsylvania; born in Newtown-Limavady, County Londonderry, Ireland, about 1730; immigrated to the United States and settled in Edenton, Chester County, Pa.; attended Nottingham Academy at West Nottingham Township; was graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1768 and was an apothecary and physician in Philadelphia, Pa., 1768-1801; during the Revolutionary War was appointed paymaster of the Second Battalion of Philadelphia Militia December 3, 1776; quartermaster of militia in the field October 23, 1779; hospital physician and surgeon September 30, 1780; was present at the surrender of Lord Cornwallis, Yorktown, Va., October 19, 1781; Member of the Continental Congress in 1785; resumed the profession of apothecary, in addition to the practice of medicine; died in Oxford, Pa., September 17, 1801; interment in the Oxford Cemetery.

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

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