LIVINGSTON Philip, Jr.

Male 1716 - 1778  (62 years)


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  • Name LIVINGSTON Philip 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 15 Jan 1716  Albany, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID B7CE03EC8AEF461F959C616C13208640497E 
    Died 12 Jun 1778  York, York, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • (died while in attendance at the 6th session of the Continental congress.)
    Notes 
    • Signer of the Declaration of Independence.

      He was graduated from Yale, A.B., 1737, A.M., 1740, and engaged in business in New York city as a merchant. He was one of the seven aldermen of the city, 1754-63; a member of the provincial assembly, 1763-69 and speaker in 1768; a member of the committee of correspondence; a delegate to the stamp act congress in October 1765; a delegate to the Continental congress, 1774-78, and at the first convention of that body he was one of the committee appointed to prepare an address to the People of Great Britain. He was one of the four delegates from New York who signed the Declaration of Independence. It was at his residence on Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., that Washington held the council of war that decided on the retreat from Long Island in 1776. He was a member of the state assembly and in May, 1777, was chosen state senator. He was one of the founders of the New York Society library in 1754; of the chamber of commerce in 1770; and one of the governors of the New York hospital in 1771. He was prominent in the establishment of King's College, and in 1746 he aided in founding the Livingston professorship of divinity at Yale.
    Person ID I109367  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2015 

    Father Colonel LIVINGSTON Philip, Sr.,   b. 9 Jul 1686, Albany, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1749, New York, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother VAN BRUGH Catherine,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Y  [2
    Family ID F43857  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family TEN BROECK Christina,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Y  [2
    Children 
     1. LIVINGSTON Philip, III,   b. 28 May 1741,   d. 2 Nov 1787  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F43856  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jan 1716 - Albany, Albany, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jun 1778 - York, York, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S6824] Book-The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Volume VI: Jack - Lock (Livingston).

    2. [S5921] Internet-Database-ancestry.com-U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, SAR Membership: 85749.