1729 – Born in November 29th in Maghera, County Derry, Ireland.
1774 – He had just come to Philadelphia in September, with his bride, a sister of Benjamin Harrison, the signer, when he learned that he had been unanimously chosen Secretary of the 1st Continental congress.
– The only secretary of Continental Congress.
1815 – Author of the book A Synopsis of the Four Evangelists.
1824 – Died on August 16th in Lower Merion, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.