At age eight he was sent to live with his uncle, Rev. Dr. Samuel Finley. At age fourteen he attended the College of New Jersey, now known as Princeton University, for a B.A. (Bachelor of Bussiness Administrator). Then, in 1761, he moved back to Philadelphia and apprenticed under John Redman until 1766.
Nathaniel Gorham was born on May 27, 1738, in Charleston, Boston. Gorham ran a sucessful merchant house, but when the revolutionary war began, he took an interest in public affairs. He started his public career as a notary, and soon won an election to the Massachusetts legislative court in 1771.
In 1782 J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur wrote about the migration of Europeans into America. He was a French aristocrat who settled into the American colonies where he purchased a farm in New York. Crevecoeur is explaining that America is made up of different cultures and is a new place that is equal to all people, and explains so with a passive tone and a powerful use of rhetoric. Crevecoeur’s purpose of the reading is to convince Europeans to move to America and that everyone will be treated equal and given an opportunity at a good life.
First off, both colonies were settle by English settlers around the 16th century. When settling the Chesapeake Bay, King James 1 chartered a joint stock called the Virginia Company for explicit religious mission. In the book, America a Narrative History the authors state, “The Virginia Company planted the first permanent colony in Virginia. On May 6, 1607, three tiny ships carrying 105 men and boys reached Chesapeake bay after four storm-tossed months at sea.” (Tindall, Shi 35-36).
Colonel James Boyd had 650 Loyalists that recruited from North and South Carolina. The Loyalists played their drums for the first time since they have entered Georgia. Andrew Pickens, Elijah Clarke, and John Dooly heard the drums and ordered all 400 Patriots to "pick and prime"
Thomas Jefferson was born April 13, 1743 at Shadwell, which was a slave plantation in Central Virginia. During Thomas’s school years, he studied Latin, Greek, and French; and in 1760, he went to the College of William and Mary. He learned how to play the violin and was a very skilled horseman by the age of thirteen. When his father, Peter Jefferson died, he left almost thirty slaves and about three thousand acres of land to Thomas in his will. On New Year’s Day, Martha Wayles Skelton, who was a widow, and Thomas got married.
Free Land In 1862 the U.S. Congress passed the Homestead Act. This law permitted any 21-year-old citizen or immigrant with the intention of becoming a citizen to lay claim to 160 acres of land known as the Great American Prairie. After paying a filing fee, farming the land, and living on it for five years, the ownership of the land passed to the homesteader. People came from all over the world to take advantage of this opportunity.
The first of my family to come to Nebraska were John and Scarlett Reinhardt (my dad’s Family), Peter and Ana Carl (My grandma’s maiden family), along with Anthony and Margret Hoffman (My mom’s maiden family). John and Scarlett were Germans who lived in Russia. Around the late 1800’s there was a new leadership in Russia which caused them to leave. They met each other on their voyage to America. They came to work in the sugar beet fields of Nebraska.
George Clymer was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 16, 1739. At an early age Clymer was an orphan. George 's uncle then took him and gave him a good education. Clymer was a patriot partisan and leader in the disturbances in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from the Tea and Stamp Act. He was also a member of the Philadelphia Council of Safety in 1773.
The occupation of Walton was a tailor. He had completed his practice for the profession in his early twenties and later joined the Great Migration of Puritans and other men that would soon live and populate new Massachusetts Bay colony. Walton first appeared in record December 4, 1638 in Boston when he was fined for swearing by Suffolk County magistrates. Thirty five people including Walton signed the Exeter Compact. The Exeter Compact was a social contract written by the people who wanted to establish order in the new land far from the English authority.
where it crosses Bowie 's Mill Road (Turnertown Road), nine miles northwest of Franklin, Logan County (now Simpson County), Kentucky, probably on April 10, 1796. He was the son of Reason (or Rezin) and Elve Ap-Catesby Jones (or Johns) Bowie. In 1794 Reason Bowie had moved his family from Tennessee to Logan County, where he farmed and operated a gristmill with the help of eight slaves. In February 1800 he moved to Madrid, in what is now Missouri. On May 2, 1801, at Rapides, Louisiana, Reason Bowie and his brothers David, Rhesa, and John swore allegiance to the Spanish government.
On September 12,1818 on a large plantation in Hertford County,N.C. Richard J. Gatling was born. Working with his father they perfected machines to sow cotton and thin cotton plants. At the age 15 Richard started working in the county clerk 's office,he worked there until the age 19. Richard then taught school briefly,and then became a merchant.
Callyn Brown Richard Henry Lee Life span years: 1732-1794 Richard Henry Lee was born in Westmoreland, Virginia in 1732. He went to a private school in England and returned to Virginia in 1751. He came back during the French and Indian war and was chosen to lead a troop. In 1757 he was chosen as Justice of the Peace, he was then elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses. In 1774 he was elected to attend the first Continental Congress.