Person:William Paterson (18)

William Paterson, 2nd Governor of New Jersey
  • HWilliam Paterson, 2nd Governor of New Jersey1745 - 1806
  • WCornelia BellAbt 1759 -
m. 9 Feb 1779
  1. Cornelia Paterson1780 - 1844
Facts and Events
Name William Paterson, 2nd Governor of New Jersey
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 24 Dec 1745 County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Marriage 9 Feb 1779 to Cornelia Bell
Death[1][2] 9 Sep 1806 Albany, Albany, New York, United Statesdied while visiting his daughter
Reference Number? Q729054?

Research notes

  • Father = William Paterson. Source = Reynolds2. Proof needed.
  • Father = Richard Paterson. Source = Wikipedia1. Proof needed.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 William Paterson (judge), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

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    William Paterson (December 24, 1745 – September 9, 1806) was a New Jersey statesman and a signer of the United States Constitution. He was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court and the second governor of New Jersey.

    Born in County Antrim, Ireland, Paterson moved to the United States at a young age. After graduating from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and studying law under Richard Stockton, he was admitted to the bar in 1768. He helped write the 1776 Constitution of New Jersey and served as the New Jersey Attorney General from 1776 to 1783. He represented New Jersey at the 1787 Philadelphia Convention, where he proposed the New Jersey Plan, which would have provided for equal representation among the states in Congress.

    After the ratification of the Constitution, Paterson served in the United States Senate from 1789 to 1790, helping to draft the Judiciary Act of 1789. He resigned from the Senate to take office as Governor of New Jersey. In 1793, he accepted appointment by President George Washington to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. He served on the court until his death in 1806.

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Reynolds, Cuyler. Hudson-Mohawk genealogical and family memoirs: a record of achievements of the people of the Hudson and Mohawk valleys in New York state included within the present counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Washington, Saratoga, Montgomery, Fulton, Schenectady, Columbia and Greene. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Pub., c1911)

    ... Cornelia Paterson's father was Justice William Paterson (son of William Paterson), a resident of New Brunswick, New Jersey, who was born December 24, 1745, died while on a visit at the Manor House in Albany, New York, September 9, 1806. He was a member and secretary of the first provincial congress of New Jersey, 1776; attorney-general of that state, 1776-86; a framer of the federal constitution; United States senator, 1789; was chosen the second governor of New Jersey in 1791, and General Washington appointed him a justice of the United States supreme court in 1793, which position he held when he died. He married, February 9, 1779, Cornelia, daughter of John Bell. ...