BAYARD, John Bubenheim, (uncle of James Asheton Bayard, Sr.),
a Delegate from Pennsylvania; born at Bohemia Manor, Cecil County,
Md., August 11, 1738; moved to Pennsylvania in 1756 and settled in
Philadelphia, where he became one of the leading merchants; member of the
general assembly 1776-1779 and in 1784, serving several terms as speaker;
member of the council of safety in 1776 and 1777; during the Revolutionary War
was colonel of the Second Regiment of Philadelphia Volunteers and served in the
Battles of Brandywine, Germantown, and Princeton; Member of the Continental
Congress 1785-1786; moved to New Brunswick, N.J., in 1788; city mayor in 1790
and, later, judge of the court of common pleas; died in New Brunswick, N.J.,
January 7, 1807; interment in the First Presbyterian Churchyard.
BibliographyWilson, James Grant.
Colonel John Bayard (1738-1807) and the Bayard Family of
America. New York: Trows Printing and Bookbinding Co., 1885.