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Old Chester, PA: Biographical Sketches
(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)
Jonas Eyre (1814-20, 1824-1832),
son of Isaac and Ann (Preston) Eyre, was born in Chester borough, April
28, 1769. By trade he was a merchant tailor, at that period a highly
remunerative occupation, and by his industry, together with his share in
his father's estate, he accumulated large means, as wealth was then
retarded. He was County Commissioner in 1801, but resigned the office on
April 28, 1802, when John Odenheimer was appointed to fill the vacancy.
Jonas Eyre died March 31, 1836, aged 65 years.
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