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Charles Justis


Charles Justis

(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)

Years in parentheses are years of service as a Director of The Bank of Delaware County and/or The Delaware County National Bank

Charles Justis (1818-24,1832), son of Charles and Mary (Morton) Justis, of Kingsessing, Philadelphia county, where he was born in 1784. His mother was a daughter of John Morton, the signer of The Declaration of Independence. His father died January 10, 1789, and the widow several years later was fatally overcome by heat of the sun while in the harvest field, where she had gone to oversee the men cradling the wheat. Charles Justis was a private in the Delaware County Fencibles in the War of 1812. He subsequently located in Chester, where he conducted a general store. He was a vestryman of St. Paul's Church in 1819, '24, '29, '31-34. In 1821, he purchased the Withy, later known as the Pennell farm, and in 1828 built the dwelling which until recently stood on Second, near Lloyd street, the bricks for which were made on the farm and burned in a kiln a short distance from the site of the house. Charles Justis died in Chester, April 22, 1835, aged 51 years.

 

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