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Ewing, Jameslocked

(03 August 1736–01 March 1806)
  • Benjamin H. Newcomb

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Ewing, James (03 August 1736–01 March 1806), colonial Pennsylvania assemblyman, revolutionary war general, and state legislator, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the son of Thomas Ewing, a member of the Pennsylvania Assembly from 1739 to 1741, and Susanna Howard. His family was Scotch-Irish, but unlike most of this group, the Ewings were not Presbyterians. James married Patience Wright, a daughter of a notable local family. In the “Great War for the Empire,” Ewing accompanied General ...

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