WENTWORTH, John, Jr., (1745 - 1787)


WENTWORTH, John, Jr., (grandfather of John Wentworth), a Delegate from New Hampshire; born at Salmon Falls, Strafford County, N.H., July 17, 1745; prepared for college by private tutors; was graduated from Harvard College in 1768; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Dover, N.H., in 1771; register of probate of Strafford County 1773-1787; appointed on January 10, 1774, a member of the committee of correspondence; member of the State house of representatives 1776-1780; appointed in June 1777 a member of the State committee of safety; served as moderator 1777-1786; Member of the Continental Congress in 1778; one of the signers of the Articles of Confederation; member of the State council 1780-1784; served in the State senate 1784-1786; died in Dover, N.H., on January 10, 1787; interment in Pine Hill Cemetery.