PENDLETON, Edmund, (uncle of Nathaniel Pendleton and John Penn),
a Delegate from Virginia; born in Caroline County, Va., September 9, 1721;
completed preparatory studies; clerk, Caroline County Court, in 1740; studied law; was admitted to
the bar in 1741 and practiced; justice of the peace in 1751; member of the Virginia House of
Burgesses 1752-1774; member of the committee of correspondence in 1773 and of the provincial
convention in 1774; Member of the Continental Congress in 1774 and 1775; president of the
committee of safety in 1775; president of the Virginia conventions in 1775 and 1776; member of the
state house of delegates in 1776 and 1777; judge of the general court and the court of chancery in
1777; presiding judge of the court of appeals in 1779; member and president of the Virginia
ratification convention in 1788; died in Richmond, Va., October 23, 1803; interment at Edmundsbury,
eight miles southeast of Bowling Green, Va.; in 1907 was reinterred in Bruton Parish Church
Cemetery, Williamsburg, Va.
BibliographyMays, David J. Edmund Pendleton, 1721-1803:
A Biography. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1952.