was born on December 15th, 1735 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. As
a child, his father sent him off to get a liberal education; many
family issues arose, such as, his parents careers and his mother,
Mary Davison, captured by Blackbeard. As an adult, Hugh had many
different jobs and moved from state to state. Hugh continued in the
mercantile business with his brother, and also reentered private
medical practice in North Carolina. In 1776 he was elected into the
Continental Congress, and signed the Declaration of Independence.
At 44 years old, he married Maria Apthorpe and had 2 children. In
his later life, After his 2 sons and wifes death, he gave up his
profession as a physician, and continued writing philosophical
publications in New York. On May 22nd, 1819 Hugh Williamson died in
New York City.
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Williamson was a clothier, who emigrated from Dublin to Pennsylvania, United Statesof America, in 1730. John married Mary Davison, during immigration to America from Ireland at age three, she was captured by Blackbeard for a little while. Hugh Williamson was the eldest of six girls, and four boys. Until the age of sixteen, his father, John W. Williamson, sent him to get a liberal arts education. After graduating Williamson attended the College of Philadelphia that is now known as the University of Philadelphia. At the University he taught Latin, and English while obtaining a bachelor's degree in Mathematics. After graduating from the University of Philadelphia in 1757, he attended Pennsylvania and Connecticut to study theology. However, he decided to abandon these studies and re enrolled in the College of Philadelphia to study medicine. After Earning a masters degree in 1760, he continued to teach at the college and pursue doctoral studies. In 1763, he transferred to a school in Britain. Where he received a medical Degree from Utrecht University in Holland, and in 1768 he returned to
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