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Edward Hand, MD

Edward Hand, MD

Male 1744 - 1802  (57 years)

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  • Name Edward Hand 
    Suffix MD 
    Born 31 Dec 1744  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Sep 1802  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30473  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2015 

    Family Catherine Ewing,   b. 25 Mar 1751, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1805, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 13 Mar 1775  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F10073  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Catharine, b. In Philadelphia, Pa., March 25, 1751. She was m. in Lancaster, Pa., March 13, 1775, to Edward Hand, M.D., a native of Clydnff, Kings County, Province of Leinster, Ireland, son of John and Dorothy Hand, b. December 81, 1744, who had come to America in 1767 as surgeon's mate of the 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment, sailing from the cove of Cork, May 20, and arriving at Philadelphia July 11. April 1, 1777, he was promoted to be Brigadier-General. Soon afterwards General Hand was sent to Western Pennsylvania to call the militia together; General Hand afterwards joined Washington, and encamped at Morristown, N. J., during the winter. On the formation of the light infantry corps of the army, in August, 1780, he was given the command of one of the two brigades of which that body was composed. He was one of the fourteen generals who constituted the tribunal that tried and convicted Major Andre. January 8, 1781, he was appointed Adjutant-General of the Army of the United States. He was present at the siege of Yorktown, and returned with the troops to Philadelphia. September 30, 1783, he was commissioned Major-General of the Pennsylvania Line. Upon the close of the war he resumed the practice of medicine in Lancaster. He was a Delegate from Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1784 and 1786, a Member of the Assembly of Pennsylvania in 1785, and an Elector for the same State "for choosing a President and Vice-President of the United States" in 1789. He was a Member of the Convention which framed the Constitution of Pennsylvania in 1790. He was appointed by President Washington, March 21, 1791, Inspector of the Revenue for Survey No. 3 in the District of Pennsylvania, and retained the office till the end of his life. In 1794 he was put in command of a division of the militia of Pennsylvania, organized for the defence of the frontiers. In 1798, when Washington accepted the command of the army raised in anticipation of a war with France, Hand was recommended by him for appointment as Adjutant-General. General Hand was an original Member of the Society of the Cincinnati, being one of the committee which revised the proposals for establishing that body, adopted at a subsequent meeting of the Society. He was elected President of the State Society of Pennsylvania in 1799. He was a Member of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St Patrick. In politics General Hand was a Federalist. "As a citizen he was highly esteemed, and as a physician greatly sought after and beloved." "He was known as a lover of fine horses and an excellent horseman." He d. at his farm of Rockford, Lancaster Co.,
      Pa., September 3, 1802.

      [Jasper George Yates Extract from the following work [2015 by Ronald E, Yates]:The Descendants of JORAN KYN of New Sweden; By GREGORY B. KEEN; 1913]