GARDNER, JOSEPH, a Delegate from Pennsylvania; born in Honeybrook Township, Chester County, Pa.,
in 1752; studied medicine and practiced; raised a company of Volunteers in 1776 and commanded
the Fourth Battalion of militia from Chester County; member of the committee of safety in 1776 and
1777; member of the State assembly 1776-1778 and of the supreme executive council in 1779;
Member of the Continental Congress in 1784 and 1785; resumed the practice of medicine in
Philadelphia, Pa., 1785-1792, and in Elkton, Md., 1792-1794; died in Elkton, Md., in 1794.