Caesar Rodney U.S. Congressperson

Caesar rodney

Caesar Rodney (October 7, 1728 – June 26, 1784) was an American lawyer and politician from St. Jones Neck in Dover Hundred, Kent County, Delaware, east of Dover. He was an officer of the Delaware militia during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, a Continental Congressman from Delaware, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and President of Delaware during most of the American Revolution. Caesar Rodney was born in 1728 on his family's farm, "Byfield", on St. Jones Neck in East Dover Hundred, Kent County, Delaware. He was the son of Caesar and Elizabeth Crawford Rodney and grandson of William Rodney, who came to America in the 1680s and had been Speaker of the Colonial Assembly of the Delaware Counties in 1704. His mother was the daughter of the Rev. Thomas Crawford, Anglican rector of Christ Church at Dover. Among the Rodney family ancestors were the prominent Adelmare family in Treviso, Italy. Byfield was an 800 acre (3.2 km²), prosperous farm, worked by a small number of slaves. With the addition of other adjacent properties, the Rodneys were, by the standards of the day, wealthy members of the local gentry.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 7th, 1728
Place of birth
United States of America
Date of death
June 29th, 1784 at age of 55
Place of death
Kent County
Episcopal Church
Places lived
Kent County
pop. 169,416 (2013)



Military conflicts participated

American Revolutionary War


April 19th, 1775


September 3rd, 1783

Wikipedia article

The American Revolutionary War, the American War of Independence, or simply the Revolutionary War in the United States, was the revolt against Great Britain by the thirteen American colonies which founded the United States of America. Originally limited to the colonies, French and Spanish intervention would spread the fighting to Europe, the Caribbean, and the East Indies as well. The war had its origins in the resistance of many Americans to taxes imposed by the British parliament, which they held to be unlawful. Formal acts of rebellion against British authority began in 1774 when the Patriot Suffolk Resolves ousted the royal government of the Province of Massachusetts Bay. The tensions caused by this would lead to the outbreak of fighting between Patriot militia and British regulars at Lexington and Concord in April 1775. By spring 1776 the Patriots had full control in all thirteen colonies and on July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress declared their independence. The British were meanwhile mustering large forces to put down the revolt.

Goverment positions 2

Delegate to the Continental Congress


Legislative sessions

First Continental Congress

Area represented


Other position holders


Governor of Delaware


The Governor of Delaware is the executive officer of the U.S. state of Delaware.

Other position holders


Written work

1.Letters to and from Caesar Rodney, 1756 1784

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1970. at New York City


1.Rodney Square

Rodney Square is the public square and national historic district located in downtown Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, named after American Revolutionary leader Caesar Rodney. A large statue of Rodney by James E. Kelly stands in the front of the square. The square was created in the early 20th century by John Jacob Raskob who worked for Pierre S. du Pont. The City Beautiful movement served as the inspiration for the effort. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011, as the Rodney Square Historic District.


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