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Charles STEWART

(1729-1800)

STEWART, Charles, a Delegate from New Jersey; born in Gortlea, County Donegal, Ireland, in 1729; immigrated to the United States in 1750; engaged in agricultural pursuits; was commissioned lieutenant colonel of militia in Hunterdon County, N.J., April 10, 1771; commissioned colonel of a battalion of Minutemen on February 15, 1776; appointed commissary general of issues by the Continental Congress on June 18, 1777; Member of the Continental Congress in 1784 and 1785; died in Flemington, N.J., on June 24, 1800; interment in Old Stone Church, Bethlehem Township, Hunterdon County, N.J.

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

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