James Witherspoon

Biography of James Witherspoon

James Witherspoon in Matriculation Album (GUA26678)
James Witherspoon in Matriculation Album (GUA26678)

James Witherspoon matriculated at the University of Glasgow in 1764. He was the eldest son of John Witherspoon of Paisley, the president of Princeton University and a signator of the Declaration of Independence.

Witherspoon served as a major in the American Revolution Army and aid to Brigadier General Francis Nash. He fell at the battle of Germantown in 1777.

Summary

James Witherspoon
Born 17 November 1751.
Died 4 October 1777.
University Link: Student
GU Degree: Arts, 1764;
Occupation categories: military
Record last updated: 22nd Jan 2015

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