ROBERDEAU, Daniel, (1727 - 1795)


ROBERDEAU, Daniel, a Delegate from Pennsylvania; born on the island of St. Christopher, West Indies, in 1727; immigrated to the United States and settled in Philadelphia, Pa., in boyhood; completed preparatory studies; engaged in the lumber business; member of the state assembly 1756-1760; manager of the Pennsylvania Hospital 1756-1758 and 1766-1776; member of the council of safety; first brigadier general of Pennsylvania troops in 1776; Member of the Continental Congress from 1777 to 1779; moved to Alexandria, Va., in 1785; died in Winchester, Frederick County, Va., on January 5, 1795; interment in Mount Hebron Cemetery.