Born: September 17, 1719 at Ulster, Ireland
Died: July 11, 1806 (aged 85-86) at York, Pennsylvania
Spouse: Eleanor Armor (m. unknown)
Children: He had one child
Member of Continental Congress (1776 – 1777)
Facts about James Smith
He was appointed to the provincial convention in Philadelphia in 1775. He was appointed to the state constitutional convention in 1776.
James Smith retired from the Congress in 1777, and served in few public offices after: one term in the State assembly, a few months as a judge of the state High Court of Appeals. He was elected to the Continental Congress. He was reelected to Congress in 1785 but declined to attend because of his advanced age.
James Smith Childhood
He was born in the province of Ulster, Ireland; his family immigrated to Chester County, Pennsylvania, in 1729. Smith attended the Philadelphia Academy. He studied law at the office of his brother George and was admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania, initially practicing near Shippensburg, and later near York.
Where is James Smith buried?
He was buried in York, Pennsylvania, First Presbyterian Churchyard.
How did James Smith die?
Smith died on July 11, 1806.