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  • ID: I41336
  • Name: John Cleves SYMMES
  • RELA: 6th cousin 8x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 21 JUL 1742 in Long Island, Suffolk Co., NY
  • Event: Elected Member of the Continental Congress BET 1785 AND 1786
  • Death: 26 FEB 1814 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH
  • Title: Hon.
  • Occupation: Lawyer
  • Event: Pic Hon. John Cleves Symmes
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    SYMMES, John Cleves, a Delegate from New Jersey; born in Riverhead, Long Island, N.Y., July 21, 1742; completed preparatory studies; moved to New Jersey; chairman of the committee of safety of Sussex County in 1774; member of the state council in 1778; served in the Revolutionary Army; chief justice of the state supreme court 1777-1787; Member of the Continental Congress in 1785 and 1786; moved to the Northwest Territory and settled in North Bend, below Cincinnati; appointed one of the three judges of the Northwest Territory in 1788 and held the position until Ohio was admitted into the Union; died in Cincinnati, Ohio, February 26, 1814; interment in Congress Green Cemetery, North Bend, Ohio.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Timothy SYMMES , Jr. b: 27 MAY 1715 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA
    Mother: Mary CLEVES b: ABT 1714

    Marriage 1 Anna TUTHILL b: 17 JUN 1741 in Long Island, Suffolk Co., NY
    • Married: 30 OCT 1760 in Mattituck, Suffolk Co., NY
    1. Has Children Maria SYMMES b: 23 APR 1765 in Mattituck, Suffolk Co., NY
    2. Has Children Anna Tuthill SYMMES b: 25 JUL 1775 in Flatbrook, Sussex Co., New Jersey
    3. Has Children Joseph SYMMES b: 1776 in Southold, Suffolk Co., NY
    4. Has No Children Louisiana SYMMES b: 1776

    Marriage 2 Susannah LIVINGSTON b: 1748
    • Married: 1779
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