Member Biography

Ely Kitchin 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1824-1825       5 Democrat
1825-1826       5 Democrat
1826-1827       5 Democrat



01/31/1784 - 02/24/1842

Doctor Ely Kitchin (D5) Bucks County 1824-1827 

Early Life:

Doctor Ely Kitchin, born January 31, 1784, Solebury, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; son of John and Hanna Ely Kitchin; practiced medicine; private, Pennsylvania Militia, War of 1812, 1812-1815; gubernatorial appointed, Clerk, Orphans’ Court, Court of Quarter Sessions; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1816; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1824-1827; married, Rebecca Crowell, 1827, children, Sarah Kitchin Samuel Kitchin Mary Kitchin; died, February 24, 1842 (Aged 58 Years and 24 Days), New Hope, Bucks, Pennsylvania; interment, Lower Tinicum Union Cemetery, Tinicum, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 

Early Career:

Private, Regiment L Infantry (Bache's) Pennsylvania Militia United States, War of 1812, 1812-1815.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Appointed, Clerk, Orphans’ Court, Court of Quarter Sessions, Governor John Andrew Shulze.

Unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, Bucks County, 1816.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 5th district, Bucks County, 1824-1827. 


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