WAYNE, Anthony, (father of Isaac Wayne),
a Representative from Georgia; born in East Town, Chester County,
Pa., January 1, 1745; attended Philadelphia Academy; became a land surveyor and
was employed for a time in Nova Scotia; returned to Chester County, Pa.; member
of the provincial house of representatives in 1774 and 1775; served in the
Revolutionary Army as colonel of the Fourth Regiment of Pennsylvania troops;
commissioned as brigadier general February 21, 1777; brevetted major general
October 10, 1783; elected to the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1784; moved to
Georgia and settled upon a tract of land granted him by that State for his
military service; delegate to the State convention which ratified the
Constitution of the United States in 1788; presented credentials as a
Member-elect to the Second Congress and served from March 4, 1791, to March 21,
1792, when the seat was declared vacant; declined to be a candidate for
reelection in 1792; again entered the service of the United States Army, as
major general and General in Chief of the Army; concluded a treaty August 3,
1795, with the Indians northwest of the Ohio River; died in Presque Isle (now
Erie), Pa., December 15, 1796; remains were moved in 1809 and interred in St.
David's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Radnor, Pa.
BibliographyWildes, Harry E.
Anthony Wayne, Trouble Shooter of the American Revolution. New
York: Harcourt, Brace, 1941.