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us: Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784

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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Dover (Del.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Dover (Del.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Dover (Del.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Kent County (Del.). Sheriff
        • Affiliation Start: 1755
        • Affiliation End: 1758
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Delaware. Kent County Militia
        • Affiliation Start: 1756
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Continental Army. Delaware Regiment
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Continental Congress
        • Affiliation Start: 1774
        • Affiliation End: 1776
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (lcsh) United States. Declaration of Independence--Signers
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Delaware. General Assembly
        • Affiliation Start: 1762
        • Affiliation End: 1769
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Delaware. Supreme court
        • Affiliation Start: 1769
        • Affiliation End: 1777
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Agriculture
          (lcsh) Law
            (lcsh) Legislation
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                    (lcsh) Farmers
                      (lcsh) Generals
                        (lcsh) Judges
                          (lcsh) Justices of the peace
                            (lcsh) Legislators
                              (lcsh) Politicians
                                (lcsh) Founding Fathers of the United States
                            • Related Terms

                              • us: Delaware. President (1778-1781 : Rodney)
                            • Additonal Related Forms

                              • us: Rodney (Family : 1728-1846 : Del.)
                            • Sources

                              • found: Bayard, T.F. Proceedings on unveiling the monument to Caesar Rodney, 1889.
                              • found: LC in OCLC, 5-1-86 (hdg.: Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784)
                              • found: Delaware. President (1778-1781 : Rodney). By His Excellency Cæsar Rodney, Esq; president ... A proclamation. Whereas by an act of the General Assembly of the said state, intitled, 'An act to prohibit the exportation of provision from this state, 1779: t.p. (Cæsar Rodney; President of Delaware)
                              • found: DAB (Rodney, Caesar; served in Continental Congress; elected president of Delaware, Spring, 1778 and served until Nov., 1781; b. 1728; d. 1784)
                              • found: Biographical directory of the United States Congress (Caesar Rodney, born Dover, Del., October 7, 1728; completed preparatory studies; engaged in agricultural pursuits; high sheriff of Kent County 1755-1758; justice of the peace; judge of all lower courts; captain in the Kent County Militia in 1756; superintendent of the printing of Delaware currency in 1759; member of the state assembly 1762-1769; superintendant of the loan offfice in 1769; associate justice of the Delaware Supreme Court 1769-1777; member of the Continental Cogress 1774-1776; a signer of the Declaration of Independence; served in the Revolutionary Army as a brigadier general; elected President of Delaware and served from 1778 to 1782; elected to the Continental Congress in 1782-1783 but did not serve; died in Dover, Del., June 26, 1784; interment on his farm, "Byfield," near Dover; reinterment in Christ Churchyard, Dover, Del.)
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