Charles Humphreys

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Charles Humphreys (September 19, 1714 – March 11, 1786) was a miller and statesman from Haverford, Pennsylvania.

The son of Daniel and Hannah (née Wynne; daughter of Dr. Thomas Wynne) Humphreys, he served as a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress from 1774-76. He voted against the Declaration of Independence, since he believed it would inevitably escalate the Revolutionary War and that conflicted with his Quaker beliefs. He withdrew from the Congress soon afterwards.[1] Despite not taking part in the Revolutionary War, his sympathies were with the patriotic cause and he criticized what he thought was British oppression. He died in Haverford in 1786.[2]


  1. ^ Humphreys' biography at the U.S. Congress website,; accessed March 26, 2015.
  2. ^ Ashmead, Henry (1884). History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. L.H. Everts & Co. p. 577. Retrieved August 15, 2015.