FINDLEY (RW), WILLIAM - Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania | WILLIAM FINDLEY (RW) - Pennsylvania Gravestone Photos

William FINDLEY (RW)

Unity Cemetery Cemetery
Westmoreland County,
Pennsylvania

William Findley
Died Apr 5, 1821
Aged 80
Patriot

CAPTAIN
7th Company 8th Battalion
New York Volunteer Militia

Local politician, Pennsylvania congressman, elected to U.S. House of Representatives,
First "Father of the House", Constitutional Convention delegate, helped draft the first Pennsylvania constitution, ruling elder in the local Reformed Presbyterian Church, member of the American Philisophical Society, author.

Listings from Daughters of the American Revolution:

Vol 42, pg 283-284
William Findley (1741-1821) served as Captain in the Revolution and after the war was a member of Congress for so many terms from Westmoreland County he was known as the "Father of Congress".

Vol 56, pg 222-223
William Findley (1741-1821) was a member of the convention that ratified the constitution, and was a Captain of Pennsylvania milita. He was born in Ireland, and died in Westmoreland Co, PA.

Vol 66, pg 20
William Findley (1741-1821) commanded a company in the 8th Battalion, Cumberland County PA militia, 1778. He was born in Ireland; died in Unity, PA.

Vol 118, pg 297
William Findley (1741-1821) commanded a company in the 8th Battalion, Cumberland County Pennsylvania militia. He was born in Ireland and died near Greensburg PA.

Contributed on 9/11/13 by Kristibender
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Submitted: 9/11/13 • Approved: 9/15/13 • Last Updated: 4/5/18 • R42009-G0-S3

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