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  • ID: I253616
  • Name: Nicholas VAN DYKE III
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 25 SEP 1738 in New Castle Co., DE
  • Event: Elected Continental Congressman from Delaware BET 22 FEB 1777 AND 2 FEB 1782
  • Event: Elected President of Delaware BET 1783 AND 1786
  • Death: 19 FEB 1789 in New Castle Co., DE
  • Occupation: Lawyer
  • Title: Gov.
  • Note:
    VAN DYKE, Nicholas, (father of Nicholas Van Dyke [1770-1826]), a Delegate from Delaware; born in New Castle County, Del., September 25, 1738; studied law in Philadelphia, Pa.; admitted to the bar in 1765 and commenced practice in New Castle County; delegate to the State constitutional convention in July 1776; elected a member of the Council of Delaware in 1777, serving as speaker in 1779; appointed judge of admiralty February 21, 1777; Member of the Continental Congress 1777-1781; a signer of the Articles of Confederation; served as President of Delaware from February 1, 1783, to October 27, 1786; died in New Castle County, Del., February 19, 1789; interment in Immanuel Churchyard, New Castle, Del.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Nicholas VAN DYKE , Jr. b: 6 JAN 1705/06 in Somerset Co., NJ
    Mother: Lydia DIRCKS b: ABT 1710

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth NIXON b: ABT 1742 in New Castle Co., DE
    • Married: 1766 in New Castle Co., DE
    1. Has Children Nicholas VAN DYKE IV b: 20 DEC 1769 in New Castle Co., DE
    2. Has No Children Anne VAN DYKE b: ABT 1772 in New Castle Co., DE
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