New Castle, Delaware
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Nicholas Van Dyke Sr.

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Nicholas Van Dyke Sr.   (1738-1789)

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Title/Occupation President of Delaware (1783-1786)
Continental Congressman (1777-1781), entered politics in 1774 as a member of the Boston Relief Committee (vs Tea Party closure of harbor), Trustee NCC
Address2 E. 4th.
Date painted
MarriedElizabeth Nixon (1767), Charlotte Stanley (1774)
ParentsNicholas Van Dyke & Rachael Allee
Childrenby Elizabeth: Nancy Ann (m Kensey Johns, Sr) Nicholas Jr., ?by Charlotte: Henry?

Newspaper account of the marriages of those Lucky Van Dyke girls of New-Castle-on-the-Delaware, with the great lions of the early republlic (Washinton and Lafayette) in attendance. She had five children. She died after a long illness. Her papers are available at Winterthur Library


Jim Meek
nc-chap.org 2014, 2015