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George TAYLOR

(1716-1781)

TAYLOR, George, a Delegate from Pennsylvania; born in Ireland in 1716; pursued academic studies; immigrated to the United States in 1736 and settled at Warwick Furnace and later at Coventry Forge, Chester County, Pa.; engaged in the manufacture of iron; moved to Durham, Pa., in 1755; justice of the peace in 1757, 1761, and 1763; moved to Easton, Pa., in 1763; member of the provincial assembly 1764-1769; justice of the peace for Northampton County 1764-1772; appointed judge of the county court in 1770; again a member of the provincial assembly in 1775; colonel of Pennsylvania Militia in 1775; returned to Durham in 1775; Member of the Continental Congress in 1776; signer of the Declaration of Independence; member of the First Supreme Executive Council in 1777; returned to Easton, Pa., in 1780, where he died February 23, 1781; interment in St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery; reinterment in the Easton Cemetery.

Bibliography

Fackenthal, Benjamin Franklin. The Homes of George Taylor, Signer of the Declaration of Independence. [Easton?: N.p., 1922].

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

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