Download e-book for iPad: American Revolutionary War Leaders: A Biographical by Bud Hannings

By Bud Hannings

ISBN-10: 0786443790

ISBN-13: 9780786443796

This large reference paintings is an invaluable instrument for discovering and gaining knowledge of the leaders of the yankee Revolution. It covers either recognized and imprecise figures from various backgrounds together with infantrymen, politicians, plantation vendors, farmers, and extra. info is integrated for officials of the Continental military, military, and Marines; leaders of country militias, for whom a lot details has been formerly inaccessible; the framers and signers of the statement of Independence and the structure; diplomats and governors; and, importantly, the ladies who have been instrumental through the Revolution. Entries describe each one person from delivery to loss of life and supply genealogical details while to be had.

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During December 1781, Captain Barry left Boston aboard the Alliance en route to France to deliver the Marquis de Lafayette, returning to the United States on 16 March with dispatches from Benjamin Franklin. The voyage remained uneventful until it reached the Delaware Capes on the 10th of May. After spotting British warships, Barry took a circuitous route to avoid a contest with the more powerful squadron and arrived at New London instead of Philadelphia on the 13th of May. Three days later, a mutiny occurred, due to orders forbidding liberty, but Barry returned to the ship and it was subdued.

1748); Mary (b. August 1751) and Josiah 30 (b. March 1753). Thomas later married Sarah, a daughter of General Joseph Cilley. Together, Thomas and Sarah had the following children: Israel (married a sister of General Butler of Deerfield); Joseph; Thomas of Nottingham; Jonathan of Mt. S. Army officer during War of 1812). Thomas served during the revolution and rose to the rank of colonel by 1778, when he participated in the Rhode Island Campaign. During that same year, Colonel Bartlett served on the New Hampshire Committee of Safety.

March 1752, died July 1752); Elizabeth (b. 1753, married Richard Gough); Richard (b. January 1755, died October 1766); 26 Edward (b. November 1757, died 1808); Robert Gibbes (b. 1761, died 1814) and Sarah (b. 1764, married James Hazzard Cuthbert). At about age eighteen, John married Elizabeth Fenwick, the only child of Edward and Martha Izard Fenwick, during early 1766. Elizabeth succumbed that same year. By that time, Elizabeth’s mother had succumbed and her father had remarried in 1753 to Mary Drayton, the daughter of Thomas Drayton.

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