Person:Anthony Wayne (2)

  • HAnthony Wayne, General1745 - 1796
  • WMary PenroseEst 1749 - 1793
m. 25 Mar 1766
  1. Margaretta WayneEst 1770 - 1810
  2. Isaac Wayne1772 - 1852
Facts and Events
Name Anthony Wayne, General
Alt Name "Mad Anthony" _____
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][5] 1 Jan 1745 Easttown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Marriage 25 Mar 1766 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesChrist Church
to Mary Penrose
Death[1][5] 14 Dec 1796 Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Burial[2][3] 15 Dec 1796 Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Alt Burial[2][3] 1809 Old Saint David's Church Cemetery, Wayne, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States
Reference Number? Q574116?
  1. 1.0 1.1 Anthony and Mary (Penrose) Wayne Family Bible, in Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Anthony Wayne, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

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    Anthony Wayne (January 1, 1745 – December 15, 1796) was a United States Army officer and statesman. He adopted a military career at the outset of the American Revolutionary War, where his military exploits and fiery personality quickly earned him promotion to brigadier general and the nickname Mad Anthony. He served as the Senior Officer of the Army and led the Legion of the United States.

    Wayne was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and he worked as a tanner and surveyor after attending the College of Philadelphia. He won election to the Pennsylvania General Assembly and helped raise a Pennsylvania militia unit in 1775. During the Revolutionary War, he served in the Invasion of Quebec, the Philadelphia campaign, and the Yorktown campaign. His reputation suffered due to his defeat in the Battle of Paoli, but he won wide praise for his leadership in the 1779 Battle of Stony Point.

    After the war, Wayne settled in Georgia on land that had been granted to him for his military service. He briefly represented Georgia in the United States House of Representatives, then returned to the Army to accept command of the Northwest Indian War. His forces defeated several Indian tribes at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, and the subsequent Treaty of Greenville ended the war.

    Wayne died in 1796 while on active duty. Various places and things have been named after him, including the cities of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Waynesboro, Virginia, and Waynesboro, Georgia; and Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

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  3. 3.0 3.1 1796 Original Burial Recorded and 1809 Reinterment Recorded, in Find A Grave.

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  4.   Downes, Randolph Chandler. Anthony Wayne, 1745-1796. (Fort Wayne, Indiana: Public Library of Fort Wayne, 1954).
  5. 5.0 5.1 Allen, William B. A history of Kentucky, embracing gleanings, reminiscences, antiquities, natural curiosities, statistics, and biographical sketches. (Green Co. Historical Society, 1967)