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James Milnor

James Milnor

Male 1773 - 1845  (71 years)

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  • Name James Milnor  [1
    Born 26 Jun 1773  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Apr 1845  [1
    Person ID I198  Merged Tree
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2003 

    Father William Milnor,   b. 1737, Burlington, Burlington, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1807, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Anna Breintnall,   b. ABT. 1737, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. BET. 1786 - 1832  (Age ~ 94 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1760  Philadelphia M.M, Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F117  Group Sheet

    Family Eleanor Pauling,   b. WFT Est. 1769-1789,   d. WFT Est. 1804-1873  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married WFT Est. 1804-1835  [1
    Family ID F033  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    James Milnor 1806
    James Milnor 1806
    [His Colonial Free Mason Grand Master Photo]
    Years Served as RWGM: 1806-1813
    Higher Education: Some University/D.D.
    Occupation: Lawyer/Clergy
    Residence: Philadelphia
    Lodge: Lodge No. 31, Norristown; Lodge No. 3, Philadelphia
    Religion: Quaker/Episcopal

    Letter Milnor, James
    Letter Milnor, James
    Letter with accompanied Images from a Tract which is a Memoir of James, Interesting reading, what little we have here...

  • Notes 
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      !Family Record Files at the Genealogical Society of Philadelphia, PA (FHL
      Colonial Families of Philadelphia (FHL #1697332, 1697339)
    • from....
      MILNOR, James, clergyman, born in Philadelphia, 20 June, 1773: died in New York city, 8 April, 1844. His parents were members of the Society of Friends. He entered the University of Pennsylvania, but, owing to family embarrassments, was not graduated. He began the study of law in 1789, in Philadelphia, and was admitted to the bar in 1794. He began practice in Norristown, Pennsylvania, but removed to Philadelphia in 1797, where he soon obtained a large practice. In 1805 he entered political life. He was elected a member of the select council of his native city, re-elected for three years in 1807, and became president of the council in 1808. He was then chosen a member of congress, serving from 4 November, 1811, till 3 March, 1813, and, being strongly Federalist in his principles, opposed the second war with Great Britain, in 1812. Soon after returning home he became a candidate for orders in the Protestant Episcopal church. While studying for the ministry he busied himself effectively as catechist and lay reader. He was made deacon, 14 August, 1814, and priest, 27 August, 1815, by Bishop White. He was elected assistant minister in St. Peter's and the United churches, Philadelphia, in 1814, but two years later he accepted the rectorship of St. George's church, New York city, where he remained until his death, lie received the degree of D. D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1819. He visited Europe in 1830 as delegate to the British and Foreign Bible society. His remaining years were spent in parochial work and in aiding the various charitable institutions in Philadelphia. Dr. Milnor's publications were "Oration on Masonry," before the Grand lodge of Pennsylvania (1811) ; "Thanksgiving-Day Sermon" (1817) ; "A Plea for the American Colonization Society" (New York, 1826) ; " Sermon on the Death of De Witt Clinton, Governor of New York" (New York, 1828) ; and "A Charitable Judgment of the Opinions and Conduct of Others Recommended," which was delivered on the Sunday before his death (1844). See a "Memoir," by the Reverend John S. Stone, D. D. (New York, 1855).

  • Sources 
    1. [S02891] World Family Tree Vol. 2, Ed. 1, BrÝderbund Software, Inc., (Release date: November 29, 1995), Tree #3659.
      Date of Import: Dec 21, 1997

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