Patrick Farrelly

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Patrick Farrelly
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 18th district
In office
March 4, 1823 – January 12, 1826
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byThomas Hale Sill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823
Preceded byRobert Moore
Succeeded byThomas Patterson
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
In office
Personal details
Born1770 (1770)
Kingdom of Ireland
DiedJanuary 12, 1826(1826-01-12) (aged 55–56)
Meadville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

Patrick Farrelly (1770 – January 12, 1826) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Patrick Farrelly (father of John Wilson Farrelly) was born in the Kingdom of Ireland. He immigrated to the United States in 1798. He studied law, was admitted to the bar July 11, 1803, and commenced practice in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1811 and 1812. He served in the War of 1812 as a major of militia.

He was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1820.[1]

Farrelly was elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress, and was reelected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and as a Jacksonian candidate to the Nineteenth Congress and served until his death in Meadville in 1826. Interment in Greendale Cemetery.

See also[edit]



  • United States Congress. "Patrick Farrelly (id: F000032)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert Moore
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
Thomas Patterson
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district

Succeeded by
Thomas Hale Sill