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David Shriver (1735-1826)
MSA SC 3520-1124
Member, 1776 Constitutional Convention, Frederick County
House of Delegates, Frederick County, 1794-96, 1799-1803
Maryland State Senate, Western Shore, 1804-1810

Biography:

Born:  April 28th, 1735, near Conewago, Pennsylvania. Baptized May 22, 1735 as Johann Theobaldt Schreiber.

Father:  Andreas Schreiber (also Andrew Shriver) (September 6th, 1712 - 1797)

Mother:  Ann Maria Keise (1710-1801)

Marriage:  May 5th, 1761, at the church of the First Reformed Congregation in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Rebecca Ferree (January 21st, 1742 - November 24th, 1812) daughter of Abraham Ferree and Elizabeth Eltinge Ferree

Children:  Andrew (November 7, 1762 - September 20, 1847), Elizabeth (1764-1766), Rachel (1767-1844), David (1769-1852), Abraham (May 5, 1771 - July 28, 1848), Mary (November 29, 1773 - May 1, 1855), Isaac (March 6, 1777 - December 22, 1856), Jacob (December 19, 1779 - October 15, 1841), and Susanna (1782-1862)

Religious Affiliation:  German Reformed, St. Benjamin's (sometimes known as Kreider's) Church, Pipe Creek, Frederick County

Miltary Service:  Lieutenant colonel, Linganore Battalion, Frederick County, 1777

Positions Held:
Committee to execute the "Association" to enforce boycott on British trade, 1774;
Committee of Observation, Frederick County, apointed January 24, 1775 - 1776;
Maryland Constitutional Convention (9th), Frederick County, Middle District, 1776;
Justice, Frederick County, appointed 1777, 1789, 1796, 1798, and 1799;
Lower House, Frederick County, 1777-1803 (elected to the 2nd session), 1781-1782 (Manufactories 1,2), 1782-1783, 1783, 1784, 1789, 1794, 1795, 1796, 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803;
Maryland Senate elector, 1801;
Senate, Western Shore, 1804 (elected on November 20, 1804, to fill vacancy), 1805, 1806-1811

Died:  January 30th, 1826

Burial:  Family burial ground, Little Pipe Creek 

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