John Billington was born circa 1580 around Lincolnshire, England. Billington married his wife Eleanor in 1603 in England. John and Francis were their sons. The Billington’s were a poor family in England, so John jumped at the chance for a new life in a new world. The only catch was that they would have to work six days a week for “the company.”
Not only was Lou Gehrig known for his disease, but as well for his amazing career in baseball. (Biography.com Editors) Henry Louis Gehrig was born in New York City in the Yorkville section of Manhattan, on June 19, 1903. His parents, Heinrich and Christina Gehrig, were German immigrants who had moved to their new country just a three years before having a son.
Richard Taylor and his wife Sarah Strother contributed to America’s evolution, by both serving many battles in the American Revolution and fathering the nation’s twelfth president, Zachary Taylor. The third of six children, Zachary Taylor was born in Virginia, on November 24th, 1784. Shortly after his birth, Taylor’s family moved to Kentucky because of land gifted to Richard for his military services and the family became wealthy. Despite their status, Zachary Taylor received little education and enrolled in military school.
Robert Fulton invented the steamboat during the Industrial Revolution. Robert Fulton was born on November 14, 1765, in Little Britain Township, PA. Robert Fulton had three siblings, which are Abraham, Mary, Isabella, and Elizabeth. Robert was able to learn to read, at home, and so, he went to Quaker. Although, Robert Fulton didn’t came up with the idea of the steamboat, he built the first working steamboat.
Christopher’s mother Barbara had been a student at Vassar College, but transferred to Barnard College so she could be closer to Franklin who she had met through a family connection. Franklin and Barbara then had a son, Benjamin Reeve, who was born on October 6th, 1953. Barbara and Franklin divorced in 1956, and then she moved
Benjamin franklin was also part of the declaration of independence Which was like a bet that they would win the war or they would be executed if they lost. Benjamin franklin was married to deborah read. And he had 3 children two of them were his sons and the first one 's name is william franklin and the second son’s name is francis folger franklin. Benjamin franklin was born january 17 1706 and he died april
His life took an unexpected turn whenever his father died. Instead of taking over the estate, Monroe went to Virginia’s College of William and Mary. He only stayed for a few months before he dropped out to join the American Revolution (biography.com). He was wounded severely during the Battle of Trenton. He shot in the shoulder and the wound was almost fatal.
Martin Luther king Jr. went to Booker T. Washington High School. Later, he attended to Morehouse College, the same school as his father and maternal grandfather (Nobel Media AB, 2014). At first, young Martin Luther king
Poe was born on January 19, 1809, in Boston and died on October 7, 1849. Poe 's life initially started off in tragedy when his father left him at infancy forcing his mother to look after him and car for him. Only a year later Poe 's mother had past away leaving him with no parents. Edgar then moved to Richmond, Virginia, with his new foster parents, John and Frances Allan. Poe 's writing career initially began in New York when he worked as a reporter and copyeditor ("The Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe").
He was also the oldest child out of seven children. When his mother died at the age of 12 Moses left home. He eventually returned to St. Louis to attend school while living at the home of his English teacher. He graduated from Tennessee State University after serving in the United States Army. He later went back to school to receive his Master’s degree, and taught briefly at the Grambling College before pursuing an acting career.
William Penn was a very independent man who had different thoughts than others, which led him to great things even though he was punished all the way through his discovering of Pennsylvania. William Penn was born October 24, 1644, in London, United Kingdom, and was the child of Margaret Jasper and Sir William Penn, and he also had one sibling named Peggy Penn. He attended Christ Church College (University of Oxford) and studied to be a Lawyer. He ended up getting expelled for criticizing the Church of England.
George Washington Childhood There was a baby boy born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland Virginia. His name George Washington. George Washington’s mother “Mary” was George Washington’s father “Gus” second wife. Gus 's first wife died. Gus’s first wife had two teenage son’s that now Gus and Mary have to take care of.
James Madison Jr was the fourth president of the United States. He was born on March 16, 1751 in Port Conway, Virginia. Madison 's father, James Madison Sr, was a very successful planter with more than 3,000 acres and had dozen of slaves. His Mother, Eleanor Conway, did not do a whole lot she stayed at home and took care of her twelve children. James Madison was the oldest of the twelve.
He was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia on February 22, 1732. His father owned plantation, businesses, and mines in many places. When George was eleven, his father died. As a result, he moved to live with his half-brother, Lawrence, on the estate they had inherited from their father. George took on the job of being a surveyor.