Portrait: Philadelphia North American, “The Dundas Family,” Feb. 23, 1913
COUNTIES: Berks, Schuylkill
Major Marks John Biddle (Federalist5) Berks and Schuylkill Counties 1816-1819
Major Marks John Biddle, born May 24, 1765, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America; son of James and Frances Marks Biddle; pursued business, studied law within the Biddle family; admitted, Reading, Philadelphia bars, 1788; married, Jane Dundas, 1793; proprietor, Biddle’s Spring Tavern; Major, Sixth Pennsylvania Regiment, 1st Battalion Pennsylvania Militia, 1794; elected, Federalist, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1816-1819; appointed, prothonotary, Berks County, 1821-1823; various business pursuits; died, August 11, 1849, (age 84), Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania; interment Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Proprietor, Biddle’s Spring Tavern, purchased from the Penn family. Major, Sixth Pennsylvania Regiment, 1st Battalion Pennsylvania Militia, 1794.
Elected, Federalist, Pennsylvania State Senate, 5th district, Berks and Schuylkill Counties, 1816-1819.
Appointed, prothonotary, Berks County, Governor Joseph Hiester, 1821-1823
Nephew, Pennsylvania State Senator Charles Biddle, Philadelphia City, Philadelphia, 1810-1814.
Wife, Jane Dundas, niece, Sir Ralph Dundas, Major-General, British Army.
Biography: Biddle, Craig, Autobiography of Charles Biddle (Philadelphia, E. Claxton and Company, 1883).