HORNBLOWER, Josiah, a Delegate from New Jersey; born in Staffordshire, England, February 23, 1729; completed preparatory studies and became a civil engineer; immigrated to the United States in 1753 and settled in Belleville, N.J.; captain of a company engaged in the defense of New Jersey during the French and Indian wars; member of the State general assembly in 1779 and 1780 and served as speaker in the latter year; Member of the Continental Congress in 1785 and 1786; judge of the Essex County court 1798-1809; died in Newark, N.J., January 21, 1809; interment in Dutch Reformed Churchyard, Belleville, N.J.
BibliographyNelson, William. Josiah Hornblower, and the First Steam-engine in America, With Some Notices of the Schuyler Copper Mines at Second River, N.J., and a Genealogy of the Hornblower Family. Newark, N.J.: Daily Advertiser Printing House, 1883.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present