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William North (1755 – January 3, 1836)

William North was an American soldier and politician.
Born: 1755, Bristol, Maine, United States
Died: January 3, 1836, Duanesburg
Spouse: Mary Duane (m. 1787)
Party: Federalist Party
Previous office: Senator, NY (1798–1798)
Succeeded by: James Watson
Books: Baron Von Steuben: Major General Continental Army
Buried: Christ Episcopal Church, Duanesburg, Schenectady County, New York, USA

Friedrich Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand von Steuben, also referred to as the Baron von Steuben, was a Prussian-born military officer who served as inspector general and Major General of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Peter Stephen Du Ponceau or DuPonceau was a French linguist, philosopher, and jurist. DuPonceau immigrated to America in 1777, at age 17, with Baron von Steuben. DuPonceau served as a secretary for von Steuben. After the war, he settled in Philadelphia, where he would spend the rest of his life. He was a good friend of Lafayette. Von Steuben “adopted” John W. Mulligan, Jr., when he and his friend, Charles Adams, son of then-Vice President John Adams, had to search shelter after their families opposed to their friendship. Du Ponceau was apparently much happier with his longtime companion Tench Coxe (May 22, 1755 – July 17, 1824), an American political economist and a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1788-1789. According to biographer Jacob E. Cooke, “Du Ponceau was one of Coxe’s closest associates, his legal adviser, one of the assignees to whom he handed over management of his property, and a constant companion.”
They met (before) 1777 and remained friends until 1783: 6 years.
Friedrich Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand von Steuben (September 17, 1730 - November 28, 1794)
Pierre-Étienne (Peter Stephen) Du Ponceau (June 3, 1760 - April 1, 1844)
William North (1755 – January 3, 1836)



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At Christ Episcopal Church (132 Duanesburg Churches Rd, Duanesburg, NY 12056) is buried General William North (1755 – January 3, 1836), aide-de-camp to Baron Steuben. The bulk of Baron Steuben's property was bequeathed to General North, who divided it among his military companions.



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