Barton, William

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Born: Apr 11, 1754 AD
Died: 1831 AD, at 77 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Designers, Military Officer


1754 - William Barton is a US army officer in American Revolution was born 11th of April in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

1775 - Went to England, where he studied heraldry.

 

1779 - Returned to Pennsylvania and was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

 

1781 - Married Elizabeth Rhea, niece of Continental Congressman Jonathan Bayard Smith.

 

1781 - Barton published Observations on the Nature and Use of Paper Credit.

 

         - University of Pennsylvania awarded him an honorary Master of Arts degree.

 

1785 - College of New Jersey (later known as Princeton University) followed suit.

 

1786 - Barton published The True Interests of the United States and particularly of Pennsylvania considered with Respect to the Advantages Resulting from a State Paper Money.

 

1787 - Barton was elected to Benjamin Franklin's American Philosophical Society.

 

1800 - William moved back to Lancaster.

 

1802 - Published a lengthy treatise entitled A Dissertation on the Freedom of Navigation and Maritime

Commerce and such Rights of States Relative Thereto, as are founded on the Law of Nations.

 

1813 - Barton published Memoirs of the life of David Rittenhouse.

 

1817 - William Barton died 21st of October in Lancaster.

 

William Barton designed Great Seal of Unites States of America.

 

 

 

 

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