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Marion, Francis (1732–1795), planter and revolutionary army officer in America, was born at Goatfield plantation near the Cooper River, St John's parish, Berkeley county, South Carolina, the sixth of six children of Gabriel Marion (1693–1747), planter, and Esther Cordes (1695–1757). Francis was of French Huguenot ancestry and at birth 'not larger than a ...

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McIntosh, Lachlan (1727–1806), planter and revolutionary army officer in America, was born on 5 March 1727 at Badenoch, Inverness-shire, the son of John Mohr McIntosh (c.1700–1761), and his wife, Marjorie Fraser. In 1735 Lachlan accompanied his parents and over a hundred Scots of clan ...

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Pickens, Andrew (1739–1817), planter and revolutionary army officer in America, was born on 19 September 1739 in Paxton township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. The third of six children of Andrew Pickens (c.1699–1757), farmer, and Anne Davis (d. c.1762), Andrew was of Scots-Irish and French Huguenot descent. In the early 1740s the family moved to ...