Jeffries, John (1745-1819)

Physician and scientist.

Famous for his 1785 English channel crossing by balloon, after which he dined with Franklin at Passy.

British military surgeon during the American Revolution.

Born in Boston. A.B., Harvard (1763). M.D., Marischal College, Aberdeen (1769). Married in 1770 to Sarah Rhoads; three children. Married in 1787 to Hannah Hunt; eleven children.