He was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, on the family homestead between the towns of Paoli and Wayne on January 1, 1754.
General Wayne served in the Continental Army from January 1776, until his retirement in 1783. He was a friend of President George Washington and was called back to service in 1792 to command a new army-the Legion of the United States.
After accepting the formal surrender of the British forts along the Great Lakes, General Wayne fell ill in Erie, Pennsylvania on his way back to Pittsburgh. He died in Erie in December of 1796. He is interred in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
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