James Wadsworth (lawyer)

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James Wadsworth (July 8, 1730 – September 22, 1816) was an American lawyer from Durham, Connecticut. Initially a brigadier general of the Connecticut militia during the Revolutionary War, after the death of David Wooster in 1777 he became the major general of militia and the second-highest ranked militia officer in the state. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1784.[1][2]


  1. ^ Hinman, Royal Ralph, ed. (1846). "James Wadsworth". A catalogue of the names of settlers of the Colony of Connecticut. Hartford. pp. 303–304.
  2. ^ Wadsworth Family Collection Inventory — Connecticut State Library (Both his children having died in infancy, James Wadsworth (1730–1816) left no direct descendants but his brother James Noyes Wadsworth (1732–1786) founded a distinguished family and was the great-grandfather of the painter Wedworth Wadsworth.) Archived 2011-10-11 at the Wayback Machine.

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