Charles Stewart (1729–1800)
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Stewart was born in Gortlea in County Donegal, Ireland. He emigrated to the United States in 1750 and pursued a career in agriculture. Stewart was commissioned lieutenant colonel of militia in Hunterdon County, New Jersey in 1771, and commissioned colonel of a battalion of Minutemen on February 15, 1776. He served in four sessions of the Provincial Congress of New Jersey (1775-76)
After the outbreak of war, he was appointed commissary general of issues by the Continental Congress on June 18, 1777. Stewart later became a New Jersey delegate to the Continental Congress in 1784 and 1785.
Stewart died June 24, 1800, at a farm he owned on Mt. Carmel (Coxe's Hill) in Flemington. He is interred at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Grandin, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.
Gen. Farrand Stewart Stranahan was his great-grandson.
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