Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Neilson, John

Neilson, John, a Delegate from New Jersey; born at Raritan Landing, near New Brunswick, N.J., March 11, 1745; completed preparatory studies; attended the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1758; engaged in mercantile pursuits in New Brunswick 1769-1775; member of the Revolutionary Army as captain of New Jersey Militia in 1775; appointed colonel of the Second Regiment, Middlesex County (N.J.) Militia, in 1776; brigadier general of militia in 1777; deputy quartermaster general for New Jersey 1780-1783; Member of the Continental Congress in 1778 and 1779; trustee of Rutgers College at New Brunswick, N.J., from 1782 until his death; delegate to the State constitutional convention which ratified the Federal Constitution in 1790; member of the State general assembly in 1800 and 1801; engaged as a shipping merchant; General Lafayette presented him with a sword in 1824; died in New Brunswick, N.J., March 3, 1833; interment in Van Liew Cemetery, on the Cranberry Turnpike.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Neilson, John," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1609 Original Sources, accessed September 25, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3UG368F7ABKJ2KV.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Neilson, John." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1609, Original Sources. 25 Sep. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3UG368F7ABKJ2KV.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Neilson, John' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1609. Original Sources, retrieved 25 September 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3UG368F7ABKJ2KV.