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Robert Morris (1734-1806) —
Born in Liverpool, England,
to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1776; signer,
Declaration of Independence, 1776; member of Pennsylvania
state house of representatives, 1785; member,
U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S.
Senator from Pennsylvania, 1789-95.
Financier of the American Revolution, but went broke in the process.
for debt from February 1798 to August 1801.
Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia
County, Pa., May 8,
1806 (age 72 years, 97
Entombed at Christ
Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pa.; statue at Independence
National Historical Park, Philadelphia, Pa.
of Robert Morris (1711-1750) and Elizabeth (Murphet) Morris
(1712-1778); married, March 2,
1769, to Mary White (1749-1827); father of Thomas
Morris and Henrietta 'Hetty' Morris (1774-1816; who married James
Markham Marshall (1764-1848)); great-grandfather of John
| || || Political families: Lee-Randolph
family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell
family of Virginia; Biddle-Randolph
family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three
Thousand Related Politicians).|
| || ||Morris Hall (dormitory, built 1926), at
Business School, Boston,
Massachusetts, is named for
| || ||Coins and currency: His portrait
appeared on the U.S. $10 silver certificate in the 1870s and
| || ||See also congressional
biography — Govtrack.us
page — Wikipedia
article — NNDB
dossier — Find-A-Grave
| || ||Books about Robert Morris: Charles
Morris: Financier of the American Revolution|
Nathaniel Peabody (1741-1823) —
of Atkinson, Rockingham
Born in Topsfield, Essex
County, Mass., March 1,
Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member
Hampshire state house of representatives, 1776-79, 1781-85,
1787-90, 1793-96; Delegate
to Continental Congress from New Hampshire, 1779-80, 1785; delegate
to New Hampshire state constitutional convention, 1782-83; member
Hampshire Governor's Council, 1784-86; member of New
Hampshire state senate from Rockingham County, 1785-86, 1790-93.
in a debtor's prison
for about twenty years.
Died in Exeter, Rockingham
County, N.H., June 27,
1823 (age 82 years, 118
Interment at Old
Cemetery, South Hampton, N.H.
James Swan (1754-1830) —
of Boston, Suffolk
County, Mass.; Paris, France.
Born in Scotland,
Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; twice
wounded at the Battle of Bunker Hill; member of Massachusetts
state house of representatives, 1777-78; imprisoned
for debt in Paris, from 1808 to about 1830.
Died in Paris, France,
31, 1830 (age about 76
Richard Cutts (1771-1845) —
of Pepperell, Middlesex
Born in Saco, York
County, Maine, June 28,
Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state legislature, 1790; U.S.
Representative from Massachusetts, 1801-13 (at-large 1801-05,
14th District 1805-13); imprisoned
for debt, 1828.
Died in Washington,
D.C., April 7,
1845 (age 73 years, 283
Original interment at St.
John's Church Cemetery, Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C.;
reinterment in 1857 at Oak
Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Israel DeWolf Andrews (c.1813-1871) —
also known as Israel D. Andrews —
Born in New
Brunswick, about 1813.
Naturalized U.S. citizen; imprisoned
for debt more than once; U.S. Consul in SAINT John, 1843-48; U.S. Special Diplomatic Agent to Canada, 1849-54; U.S. Consul General in Toronto, 1855-57; successfully advocated for reciprocal trade
Died, reportedly due to alcoholism,
in Boston, Suffolk
County, Mass., February
17, 1871 (age about 58
Interment at Hillside
Cemetery, Eastport, Maine.
Albert Hiram Lennox (1842-1907) —
also known as Albert H. Lennox; Albert Hiram
of Camden, Camden
Born in Trenton, Mercer
County, N.J., December
for Haiti in Philadelphia,
Pa., 1877-83; Consul
for Greece in Philadelphia,
Pa., 1881-91; Consul
for Haiti in Philadelphia,
Pa., 1883-91; in 1891, he and other officers of some mutual
benefit associations were charged
in Philadelphia with obtaining money under false
pretenses; in 1894, he resisted eviction
for non-payment of rent; he was no longer consul, but falsely
immunity; the government of Haiti contradicted his claim, and a
Died in Camden, Camden
County, N.J., July 4,
1907 (age 64 years, 194
Interment at Colestown
Cemetery, Cherry Hill Township, Camden County, N.J.
of Elizabeth Jane Lenox and Hiram Lenox (1818-1892); married to Emma
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John Edward Charles O'Sullivan Addicks
also known as J. Edward Addicks; "Gas
Addicks"; "Napoleon of Gas";
"Frenzied Financier" —
of Claymont, New Castle
Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia
County, Pa., November
merchant; built and controlled the illuminating
gas industry in Boston and other cities; tried for years without
success to win a seat in the U.S. Senate; member of Republican
National Committee from Delaware, 1904; delegate to Republican
National Convention from Delaware, 1904;
in New York, 1913, over his refusal to acknowledge money
judgements against him by creditors, and released on bond; jailed
in 1915 for contempt
Died in Manhattan, New York
County, N.Y., August
7, 1919 (age 77 years, 259
Interment at Laurel
Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.