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Isaac WAYNE 1770-1852 Son of Mad Anthony WAYNE

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Isaac WAYNE 1770-1852 Son of Mad Anthony WAYNE

Posted: 29 Aug 2000 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 6 Apr 2003 12:57AM GMT
Surnames: WAYNE
WAYNE, ISAAC, congressman, was born in 1770 in Warren county, Pa. He was a representative in congress from Pennsylvania from 1823 to 1825. He died Oct. 25, 1852, in Chester county, Pa.Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography

WAYNE, Isaac (son of Anthony Wayne), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Paoli, Chester County, Pa., in 1772; attended the common schools and was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the Chester County bar in 1795; member of the State house of representatives 1799-1801 and in 1806; served in the State senate in 1810; during the War of 1812 was captain of a troop of Pennsylvania Horse, raised and equipped by himself, and was subsequently colonel of the Second Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; unsuccessful Federalist candidate for Governor in 1814; elected to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825); engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Chester County, Pa., October 25, 1852; interment in St. David's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Radnor, Pa.

WAYNE, Anthony (father of Isaac Wayne), a Representative from Georgia; born in East Town, Chester County, Pa., January 1, 1745; attended Philadelphia Academy; became a land surveyor and was employed for a time in Nova Scotia; returned to Chester County, Pa.; member of the colonial house of representatives in 1774 and 1775; served in the Revolutionary Army as colonel of the Fourth Regiment of Pennsylvania troops; commissioned as brigadier general February 21, 1777; received a gold medal and the thanks of Congress and a similar testimonial from the Pennsylvania Assembly for the capture of Stony Point; brevetted major general October 10, 1783; elected to the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1784; moved to Georgia and settled upon a tract of land granted him by that State for his military service; delegate to the State convention which ratified the Constitution of the United States in 1788; presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Second Congress and served from March 4, 1791, to March 21, 1792, when the seat was declared vacant; declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1792; again entered the service of the United States Army, as major general and General in Chief of the Army; concluded a treaty August 3, 1795, with the hostile Indians northwest of the Ohio River; died in Presque Isle (now Erie), Pa., December 15, 1796; remains were moved in 1809 and inferred in St. David's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Radnor, Pa.



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