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William PEERY

(1743-1800)

PEERY, William, a Delegate from Delaware; born 1743; settled with his father’s family near Lewes, Del.; farmer; Lewes, Del., militia, Revolutionary War, 1777; member of the Delaware state house of representatives, 1782, 1784, 1787, and 1793-1794; lawyer, private practice; admitted to the bar, 1785; treasurer of Sussex County, Del., 1785-1796; Member of the Continental Congress, 1786; died on December 17, 1800, in Cool Spring, Sussex County, Del.; interment in the churchyard of the Cool Spring Presbyterian Church, Sussex County, Del.

Bibliography

Perry, Lynn. Some Letters of and Concerning Major William Peery. Strasburg, Va.: Shenandoah Publishing House, Inc., 1935.

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

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