About this Famous Person
General in the United States Army during the Mexican-American War and American Civil War
Source : Tim DOWLING
He was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, studied law, and was admitted to the bar. He served in the Pennsylvania state militia and suppressed anti-foreign riots in Philadelphia. His father was Thomas Cadwalader (1779–1841), not to be confused with his cousin Thomas McCall Cadwalader (1795–1873) who was a general from New Jersey. His mother was Mary Biddle (1781–1850), who was daughter of Clement Biddle (1740–1818) who served in the American Revolutionary War.),
He was married in 1830 to Frances Butler Mease. They had one daughter, Frances who died young.