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Bartlett, Josiah

Born: 1729 AD
Died: 1795 AD
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1729 – Josiah Bartlett was born 21st of November in Amesbury, Massachusetts.

 

1745 – Began the study of medicine, working in the office of Dr. Ordway of Amesbury.

 

1765 – Bartlett was elected to the colonial assembly.

 

1767 – Became the colonel of his county’s militia and Governor John Wentworth appointed him justice of the peace.

 

1754 – Married Mary Bartlett of Newton, New Hampshire.

 

1774 – Joined the Assembly’s Committee of Correspondence.

 

1775 – Bartlett was selected as delegates to the Continental Congress.

 

1777 – He declined a return to the congress, citing fatigue due to earlier efforts.

 

1776 – Signer of Declaration of Independence as delegate from New Hampshire.

 

1778-1779 – New Hampshire delegate to Continental Congress.

 

1782 – Appointed to the New Hampshire Supreme Court in spite of not being a lawyer.

 

1788 – Bartlett was made the Chief Justice of the state’s supreme court.

 

1790-1792 – He was appointed as President of New Hampshire.

 

1793-1794 – Served as 1st Governor of New Hampshire.

 

1795 – Retired to his home in Kingston, and died there on 19th of May.