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Ellsworth, Oliver (1745–1807), revolutionary politician and jurist in the United States of America, was born on 29 April 1745 in Windsor, Connecticut, the second son of Captain David Ellsworth (1709–1782), farmer and militia officer, and Jemima Leavitt (1721–1790). His father intended him for the ministry and after preparing for college with the noted New Light clergyman ...

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Nicholas, Robert Carter (1728–1780), jurist and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 28 January 1728 in Williamsburg, Virginia, the third son of George Nicholas (c.1695–1734), British naval surgeon, and Elizabeth (1692–1734), eldest daughter of Robert Carter (1633–1732), of Corotoman, and widow of ...

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Parsons, Theophilus (1750–1813), revolutionary politician and jurist in the United States of America, was born on 24 February 1750 in Byfield, Massachusetts, the third of three children of Moses Parsons (1716–1783), a Congregational parish minister, and Susan Davis (1719–1794), daughter of Abraham Davis...

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James Wilson (1742–1798) by Jean Pierre Henri Elouis, c. 1792 National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution / Art Resource, NY

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Wilson, James (1742–1798), revolutionary politician in America and jurist in the United States, was born on 14 September 1742 at Carskerdo, near Ceres, in Fife, the fourth of seven children of William Wilson (d. 1762), a modest farmer and an outspoken elder of the ...