Cadwalader, John, 1742-1786Alternative names
John Cadwalader was a land agent for the Penn family and a Revolutionary War soldier. Born in Philadelphia in 1742 to Dr. Thomas Cadwalader and Hannah Lambert, he was educated at the College and Academy of Philadelphia. He went into business with his brother, Lambert; both men held considerable wealth and social position in Philadelphia. Early in the conflict with Great Britain, Cadwalader became a member of the Philadelphia Committee of Safety and later was appointed Brigadier-General of the Pennsylvania militia. He participated in the Trenton and Princeton campaigns before moving to Maryland and organizing the militia on the eastern shore. He also fought at the battles of Brandywine and Germantown. After the war, Cadwalader settled in Maryland and served in the legislature. He died on February 20, 1786.
From the description of Bank book, 1785-1786. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 122503664
General of "Bennett's Regulation," (Kent Co.), Md.
From the description of Papers, 1771-1785. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36854572
From the description of Autograph letter signed : Kent County, Maryland, to an unidentified recipient, 1782 Mar. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133422
- Finance, Personal
- Bank deposits--Accounting
- Banks and banking--Accounting