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Clement Biddle was born 10 May 1740 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States to John Biddle (1707-1789) and Sarah Owen (1711-1773) and died 14 July 1814 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States of unspecified causes. He married Mary Richardson (1743-1772) 6 June 1764 . He married Rebekah Cornell (1755-1831) 18 August 1774 .

Biddle was a part of the Society of Friends and helped organize the "Quaker Blues", a company of volunteers.

During the American Revolutionary War, Biddle fought in the Battle of Princeton, the Battle of Brandywine, the Battle of Germantown and the Battle of Monmouth. He was the Commissary General at Valley Forge under George Washington, and his headquarters was at Moore Hall. In 1781, Biddle was made quarter-master general of the Pennsylvanian troops.

After the Revolutionary War, he was the first U.S. Marshal (1789–1793) for Pennsylvania.

In the 1790 census, Biddle's jobs were "Notary, Scrivener, and Broker" which made him a rich man.



Children



Offspring of Clement Biddle and Mary Richardson (1743-1772)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Francis Biddle (c1765-1765)



Offspring of Clement Biddle and Rebekah Cornell (1755-1831)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Francis Biddle (1775-1775)
Thomas A. Biddle (1776-1857) 1776 1857 Christine Williams (1780-1861)
George Washington Biddle (1779-1812)
Mary Biddle (1781-)









 






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