Cadwalader, John, 1742-1786

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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

American soldier.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Kent County, Maryland, to an unidentified recipient, 1782 Mar. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133422

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creatorOf Cadwalader, John, 1742-1786. Autograph letter signed : Kent County, Maryland, to an unidentified recipient, 1782 Mar. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Provincial delegates letters, 1754-1829. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Order-books, 1775-1861. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Galloway, Grace Growden, d. 1782. Papers, 1778-1781. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Rosengarten, J. G. (Joseph George), 1835-1921. The German allied troops in the North American war of independence, and related materials, ca. 1767-1893. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Cadwalader family. Collection, 1630-1900. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Colonel Richard Gimbel Collection of Thomas Paine Papers, 1692 - Circa 1921 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Cadwalader, John, 1742-1786. Papers, 1771-1785. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Reynolds, James B., 1736-1798. Looking glass, 1770. Winterthur Library
creatorOf Cadwalader, John, 1742-1786. Bank book, 1785-1786. Winterthur Library
referencedIn James S. and Frances M. Bradford Collection, 1749-1898 American Philosophical Society
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associatedWith Bank of North America. corporateBody
associatedWith Bradford, Frances Mary person
associatedWith Bradford, James S. person
associatedWith Cadwalader family. family
associatedWith Chase, Jeremiah Townley, 1748-1828. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 person
associatedWith Galloway, Grace Growden, d. 1782. person
associatedWith Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809 person
associatedWith Reynolds, James B., 1736-1798. person
associatedWith Rosengarten, J. G. (Joseph George), 1835-1921. person
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Birth 1742-01-10

Death 1786-02-10




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