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Charles Humphreys

Charles Humphreys

Born: September 19, 1714 at Haverford, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Died: March 11, 1786 at Haverford, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Offices Held
Delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress (1774 – 1776)

Facts about Charles Humphreys

He voted against the Declaration of Independence, since he believed it would inevitably escalate the Revolutionary War and that conflicted with his Quaker beliefs. He was one of six appointed by an act of the General Assembly to purchase land for the purpose of building a statehouse in Philadelphia.

Charles Humphreys Childhood

The son of Daniel and Hannah (nee Wynne; daughter of Dr. Thomas Wynne) Humphreys, he served as a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress from 1774 – 76.

Where is Charles Humphreys buried?

He was buried at Old Haverford Friends Meeting House Cemetery, Haverford, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He died in Haverford on March 11, 1786.