World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Henry Wynkoop

Article Id: WHEBN0000961880
Reproduction Date:

Title: Henry Wynkoop  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Wynkoop, Pennsylvania's at-large congressional district, Israel Jacobs, George Clymer, Thomas Hartley
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Henry Wynkoop

Portrait of Henry Wynkoop

Henry Wynkoop (March 2, 1737 – March 25, 1816) was a member of the Continental Congress (from 1779) and later a United States Representative for the state of Pennsylvania during the First United States Congress, 1789 to 1791.

Wynkoop was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania on March 2, 1737. He inherited his father's 153 acre farm in Newtown upon his death in 1759. He was admitted to Princeton University but he did not complete his studies as he got involved in local politics.[1]

Prior to his term as a representative, he served as a Justice on the Court of Common Pleas and the orphan's court in Kingston, Pennsylvania from 1780 to 1789. After his term in Congress, he was appointed as an Associate Judge in Bucks County, as which he served until his death in that county on March 25, 1816; he was interred in the graveyard of the Low Dutch Reformed Church, Richboro, Pennsylvania.

Contents

  • Family 1
  • References 2
  • Further reading 3
  • External links 4

Family

Wynkoop married three times and had eight children. In 1761 he married Susannah Wanshaer , who died in 1776. In 1777 he married Maria Cummings, who died in 1781. He married his third wife, Sarah Newkirk, who died in 1813.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Henry Wynkoop: Princeton, Class of 1760". Rootsweb.com Wynkoop Family Research Library. Retrieved July 7, 2015.
  2. ^ Wynkoop, Richard. Wynkoop Genealogy in the United States of America New York, 1904. Knickerbocker Press

Further reading

  • Beatty, Joseph M., Jr. "The Letters of Judge Henry Wynkoop, Representative From Pennsylvania to the First Congress of the United States." Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 38 (January 1914): 39-64, 183-205.

External links

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
None
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's at-large congressional district

1789-1791
Succeeded by
None


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.