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Members of the Constitutional Convention of 1816

CountyRepresentativeDate and Place of BirthOccupationAdditional Information
ClarkThomas Carr, Sr.June 23, 1755 MarylandFarmerCaptain in Revolutionary War; served in Indian wars; moved to Clark Co. in 1806
 John K. GrahamJanuary 30, 1783 Bedford Co., PennsylvaniaMerchant, teacher, surveyor, civil engineer farmer, poetMoved to Ind. in early 1800s; laid out town of New Albany
 Jonathan Jennings1784 Virginia or New JerseyLawyer, politicianPresident of 1816 Constitutional Convention; first governor of the state of Indiana; U.S. Congress, 1823-1831
 James Lemon??? KentuckyLawyer, justice of the peace, sheriffServed under George Rogers Clark; militia officer
 James Scott1767 Washington Co., PennsylvaniaLawyer, judge of General Court of Indiana TerritoryMoved to Clark Co. by 1810; commissioned a judge of Indiana State Supreme Court, Dec. 28, 1816
DearbornJames Dill1772 Dublin, IrelandLawyer, clerk of Dearborn CountyMoved to Dearborn Co. in 1803; appointed brigadier general of territorial militia, Jan. 15, 1816
 Ezra FerrisApril 26, 1783 Stanwich, ConnecticutMinister, physician, justice of the peaceMoved to Lawrenceburg circa 1806
 Solomon Manwaring1771 Delaware (?)Lawyer, judge, surveyorLaid out towns of Brookville and New Trenton in Franklin Co.
FranklinJames Brownlee1780 Washington Co., PennsylvaniaMill builder, Franklin County coronorMoved to Ind. in 1815
 William H. Eads??? Hagerstown, MarylandMerchant, tanner, bankerPostmaster at Brookville, 1813
 Robert HannaApril 6, 1786 Laurens District, South CarolinaFarmerMoved to Franklin Co. in 1804; brigadier general in Indiana militia
 Enoch McCartyJanuary 5, 1783 Culpepper Co., VirginiaFarmer, lawyerMoved to Ind. in 1803
 James NobleDecember 16, 1785 Clarke Co., VirginiaLawyerMoved to Brookville circa 1808; U.S. Senator from Ind., 1816-1831; brother of Noah Noble, Ind. governor, 1831-1837
GibsonAlexander Devin??? Pittsylvania Co., VirginiaBaptist ministerMoved to Ind. from Warren Co., Ky. in 1810
 Frederick Rapp1775 ??????Adopted son of George Rapp (New Harmony); business leader and spokesman for Harmonist society
 David RobbJuly 12, 1771 IrelandSurveyor, farmer, miller, justice of the peace, Gibson Co. surveyorServed in Indian wars and War of 1812; moved to Gibson Co. in 1800, president of Legislative Council, 1815
 James SmithAugust 14, 1774 Orange Co., VirginiaCounty surveyor, justice of the peaceMoved to Ind. in 1808; served in Battle of Tippecanoe
HarrisonJohn BooneFebruary 10, 1772 Frederick, MarylandFarmer, justice of the peaceMoved to Ind. in 1808; brother of Daniel Boone
 Davis Floyd1772 VirginiaRiver pilot, tavern keeper, lawyer, Ind. auditor, 1813-1814; Ind. treasurer, 1814-1816Moved to Clarksville in 1801; involved in Aaron Burr conspiracy to invade Mexico
 Daniel C. Lane1766 Loudoun Co., VirginiaSurveyor, associate judge of circuit courtMoved to Ind. circa 1814; served as state treasurer, 1816-1823
 Dennis Pennington1776 Mecklenburg Co., VirginiaFarmer, stone mason, justice of the peaceMoved to Ind. circa 1804; friend of Henry Clay; contractor for building Corydon Courthouse
 Patrick Shields??? VirginiaLawyer, associate judge of circuit courtMoved to Ind. in 1805; served as private in Battle of Tippecanoe
JeffersonNathaniel Hunt1773 Litchfield Co., ConnecticutLawyer, merchantMoved to Madison, Jefferson Co. in 1813
 David H. MaxwellSeptember 17, 1786 Lancaster, Garrard Co., KentuckyPhysician, bankerMoved to Jefferson Co. in 1810
 Samuel Smock??? Berkeley Co., VirginiaLawyer, justice of the peace, associate judge of circuit court 
KnoxJohn Badollet1758 Geneva, SwitzerlandRegister of U.S. Land Office at VincennesCame to Vincennes circa 1804; friend of Albert Gallatin
 John Benefiel1761 VirginiaFarmer 
 John Johnson??? Virginia, Pennsylvania, or KentuckyLawyer, Indiana Supreme Court judgeServed in first Territorial General Assembly; appointed to Indiana State Supreme Court, Dec. 28, 1816
 William PolkeSeptember 19, 1775 or 1777 Brooke Co., VirginiaFarmer, surveyorConducted last band of Potawatomi to new lands across the Mississippi River in 1838
 Benjamin ParkeSeptember 2, 1777 New JerseyLawyer, judge of General Court of Indiana TerritoryMoved to Vincennes in 1801; good friend of Gov. Harrison; captain at Battle of Tippecanoe
PerryCharles Polkecirca 1744 Frederick Co., MarylandBaptist ministerFather of William Polke, delegate from Knox; wife and children captured by Indians, later released at Detroit
PoseyDann LynnJune 24, 1782 Christian Co., KentuckyFarmer, trader, ferry operator, associate judge of circuit courtMoved to Ind. in 1798; served in Indiana militia; acquired extensive land holdings
SwitzerlandWilliam CottonMarch 13, 1776 Loudoun Co., VirginiaFarmer, lawyer, judge, millerMoved to Ind. in 1798; appointed by President Monroe to appraise Indian improvements in northern Indiana
WarrickDaniel GrassMarch 27, 1774 or 1780 or 1781 Pennsylvania or KentuckyFarmer, lawyerServed in Indian wars; moved to Ind. circa 1802; excused from convention, June 19, 1816, due to ill health
WashingtonJohn DePauwMarch 11, 1785 Lincoln Co., KentuckyLawyer, merchantFather, Charles, came with French army under command of Lafayette to fight in American Revolution; son, Washington, endowed DePauw University
 William GrahamSeptember 4, 1782 IrelandFarmer, surveyorMoved to Ind. in 1811; committee for selecting new state capital; U.S. House of Representatives, 1837-1839
 William Lowe1767 North CarolinaLawyer, associate judge of circuit court 
 Samuel MilroyAugust 14, 1780 Mifflin Co., PennsylvaniaCarpenter, farmer, joiner, traderMoved to Washington Co. in1814; brigadier general of the militia; founded town of Delphi, Carroll Co., Ind.
 Robert McIntyre1766 Chester Co., PennsylvaniaFarmer, justice of the peaceMoved to Washington Co. circa 1812; served in War of 1812; Indiana militia
WaynePatrick Beard1769 Londonderry, IrelandFarmer, livestock dealerMoved to Ind. circa 1813
 Jeremiah CoxMarch 3, 1763 Adams Co., PennsylvaniaMiller, farmer, blacksmithMoved to Wayne Co. in 1806
 Hugh CullOctober 1759 Havre de Grace, MarylandMethodist circuit riderMoved to Whitewater River Valley in 1805
 Joseph HolmanOctober 1, 1788 Woodford Co., KentuckyMerchant, tannerMoved to Wayne Co. circa 1805; served in War of 1812