Jacob Bry's Contribution To The American Revolution

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October 17, 1752 in Wilmington, Delaware, Jacob Broom was born. His father, James Broom was a blacksmith turned prosperous farmer and his mother, Esther Willis was a Quaker. There’s not too much information about his schooling, but he did attend Wilmington’s Old Academy where he received his primary education. Broom followed in his father’s footsteps and became a farmer. Soon after that he studied surveying and completed his courses around the spring of 1772. He followed that career but then Broom finally went into business, which he was very successful in. He held several different offices, like borough assessor, president of the city’s, a group responsible for the care of the street, water, and sewage system, and juice of the peace for…show more content…
After the Revolution, his community sent him as their representative to the state legislature (1784-1786 and 1788), which in turn chose him to represent the state at the Annapolis Convention. Even though Broom was unable to attend the short meetings, like many other delegates, he sympathized with the convention’s call for political reforms. There’s not much said about Jacob Broom’s beliefs or views about religion and the government, in fact it’s stated that he’s the least known signer of the Constitution. However, he did write a letter to his son telling him it was important to stay a Christian. A letter to his son, James, attending Princeton University: “I flatter myself you will be what I wish, but don’t be so much flatterer as to relax of your application – don’t forget to be a Christian. I have said much to you on this head, and I hope an indelible impression is made.” Later in life, it says that, Broom was also deeply involved in his community's religious affairs as a lay leader of the Old Swedes Church. Broom died suddenly at the age of 58 in 1810 while in Philadelphia on business and was buried there at Christ Church Burial
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