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.
Wilmer McLean and the Annoying War Wilmer McLean could not escape the Civil war. His plantation ravaged by battle twice, forcing him to move south, only to have General Lee surrender in his front parlor. He could rightfully claim, “The war began in my front yard and ended in my front parlor.” Not much is known about Wilmer McLean’s early life, as he was, in history’s eye, mostly insignificant. He operated the Kerr & McLean wholesale and retail grocery in Yorkshire, a county in Virginia named after home county of English native Richard Blackburn who had established the plantation in the early 1700s, and was unmarried until he was 38. Not once did he expect to have himself and his household haunted by an upcoming war.
In the year of 1757 the Clarks decided to sell their land to move to a small plantation that was left behind to them by an uncle that goes by the name of John Clark (Indiana Historical Bureau). He was born on November 19, 1752. During the Revolutionary War he was named the “Conqueror of the Old Northwest” after he had captured territory that increased America’s frontier. After the Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 ending the Revolutionary War he became broke and very deep in debt due to paying a lot of money to support his troops
The authors of the Declaration of independence are John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Thomas Paine. After the first draft all four authors had agreed on the document to be artistic as well as precise. Jefferson out of the four was chosen to do the majority of the document. Today, we know Jefferson had a difficult time writing part of the document because Jefferson’s landlady recorded his painful struggles in her journal. One, day Jefferson set home for his violin and when it had arrived he would pace a little, then play a little, then the house would become silent for some time then he would do it again.
Benjamin Banneker also became an active writer of almanacs and exchanged letters with Thomas Jefferson, politely challenging him to do to ensure racial equality. Banneker later passed on October 9, 1806. Benjamin Banneker was the son of a freed slave from Guinea named Robert and of Mary banneky, daughter of a formerly indentured English servant named Molly Welsh and her husband, Bannka, a slave whom she freed and who claimed to be the son of a Gold Coast tribal chief. Banneker’s early years were spent with his family. This includes his three sisters, growing tobacco on his parents’ 100-acre farm near the banks of the Patapsco River.
A hero that was in the Revolutionary War which was John Adams.He was born on October 30,1735, he helped come up with the Declaration Of Independence,and signed the trident of paris.John Adams parents are Susanna Boylston,and John Adams Sr.John Adams went back to school to get a college degree for a lawyer.In this story you will learn about John Adams early life,life as a hero and when he left the world
Darren Hardnick, born on October 16, 1970 at University Hospital, in Cleveland,Ohio. He was the last baby of Ivory and Edward Hardnick (my grandparents). “My Aunt Lula Mae named me. That’s how I got my name”, he says. My dad had a fulfilling childhood especially with having a house with __ older siblings.
Frederick Douglass, the most successful runaway slave that ever was. Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born directly into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland to his mother, Harriet Bailey and his father, who is said to be Anthony Aaron . His birth year is thought to be around 1818 however the exact date is unknown. He later chose to celebrate his birthday on February 14th. He began his early stages of life living with his maternal grandmother, Betty Bailey, but a relatively young age, he was forced to live on a plantation with plantation owners, one of which was thought to be his father.
Puritan Literature In the Puritan faith you are believed to be the chosen ones or the special people. Anne Bradstreet was notable American poet, man or women. She was born in England, and got married at the age of sixteen, then two years later she sailed to Massachusetts. Jonathan Edwards was born in East windsor and he was extremely smart, by the age of twelve he had just entered in what is now Yale University. After his education he became a Puritan minister then after he became a church pastor after his grandfather died.
James Madison James Madison also known as the “father of constitution” born on March 16,1751 in Port Conway Virginia and later dieing at the age 85 on June 28,1836. Madison was the oldest of 12 children, seven of whom lived to adulthood. His father, James, was a successful planter and owned more than 3,000 acres of land and dozens of slaves. He was also an influential figure in county affairs. In 1762, Madison was sent to a boarding school run by Donald Robertson in King and Queen County, Virginia.
Monroe’s father, Spence Monroe, was of Scottish descent, and his mother, Elizabeth Jones Monroe, of Welsh descent. The family were owners of a modest 600 acres (240 hectares) in Virginia. At age 16 Monroe entered the College of William and Mary but in 1776 left to fight in the American Revolution. As a lieutenant he crossed the Delaware with General George Washington for what became the Battle of Trenton. Suffering a near fatal wound in the shoulder, Monroe was carried from the field.
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney was born to planters, Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Charles Pinckney on February 25, 1746. He grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, with two brothers and one sister. (Wikipedia). His mother, Eliza, was a wealthy and brilliant agriculturist who introduced a new cash crop--indigo. His father, Charles, was a successful politician.
John Pope In 1770 John Pope was born in prince William County, Virginia. He inter the war of 1812 he was unsuccessful to serving a single term in the us military. Win he was a young kid he lost his arm to a farming accent. His father put him in a privet school in bartend, Kentucky. He went to marry college in marry college he stead law for the state of Kentucky.