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Name: Jacob Broom                                                                 
Born: October 17, 1752                                                           
Died: April 25, 1810                                                             
Jacob Broom (October 17, 1752-April 25, 1810) was an American businessman and     
politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a delegate to 
the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, the Annapolis Convention (1786) and   
served in the Delaware General Assembly. He was the father of Congressman James   
M. Broom and grandfather of Congressman Jacob Broom.                             
His father was James Broom, a blacksmith turned prosperous farmer, and his       
mother was Esther Willis, a Quaker. In 1773 he married Rachel Pierce, and         
together they raised eight children.