Edward Rutledge

Edward Rutledge (1749 - 1800)

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Governor Edward Rutledge
Born in Charleston, South Carolinamap
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Died in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United Statesmap
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Categories: Saint Philips Episcopal Church Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina | US Southern Colonist | American Founding Fathers | South Carolina Governors | Signers of the Continental Association | Signers of the United States Declaration of Independence | South Carolina Notables.

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Edward Rutledge settled in the Southern Colonies in North America prior to incorporation into the USA.
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Governor Edward Rutledge was a Founding Father in the American Revolution
Preceded by
37th Governor
Charles Pinckney
Edward Rutledge
39th Governor
of South Carolina
Seal of the State of  South Carolina
Succeeded by
40th Governor
John Drayton



Edward Rutledge is Notable.
Edward Rutledge (November 23, 1749 – January 23, 1800) was an American politician and youngest signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. He later served as the 39th Governor of South Carolina.

In 1778 Rutledge accepted a seat in the State legislature and the next year won reelection to Congress, though military duties prevented his attendance. As a militia captain, in February 1779 he took part in Gen. William Moultrie's defeat of the British at Port Royal Island, S.C. But in May, 1780, during the siege of Charleston, the redcoats captured Rutledge, as well as Heyward and Middleton, and imprisoned them at St. Augustine, Fla., until July 1781. http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/declaration/bio43.htm


Saint Philips Episcopal Church Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
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Signing the Declaration of Independence
Signing the Declaration of Independence


On 24 Jan 2017 at 10:26 GMT Esmé (Pieterse) van der Westhuizen wrote:

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