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Bartlett, Josiah (1729–1795), physician and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 21 November 1729 in Amesbury, Massachusetts, the seventh and youngest child of Stephen Bartlett, a shoemaker, and his wife, Hannah Webster. Josiah had little schooling before being apprenticed to a relative, ...

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Josiah Bartlett (1729–1795) by John Trumbull, 1790 New Hampshire Historical Society

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Jones, Noble Wimberly (c. 1723–1805), physician and revolutionary politician in America, was born in Lambeth, Surrey, the eldest child of Noble Jones (1702–1775) and his wife, Sarah Hack (c.1703–c.1752). In 1733 he accompanied his parents and younger sister Mary...

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Noble Wimberly Jones (c. 1723–1805) by Charles Willson Peale, c. 1781 Collection of Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia; Gift of the Wormsloe Foundation, 1981

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Rush, Benjamin (1746–1813), physician and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 4 January 1746 in Byberry, Pennsylvania, the fourth of the seven children of John Rush (1712?–1751), a farmer and gunsmith, and Susanna Harvey, née Hall (1717?–1795). When Rush's father died at the age of thirty-nine in 1751, his mother, whom ...

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Warren, Joseph (1741–1775), physician and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 30 May 1741 at Roxbury, Massachusetts, the eldest of four children of Joseph Warren (1695–1755), farmer, and his wife, Mary Stevens (b. 1712), daughter of Samuel Stevens of Roxbury and his wife, ...

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Joseph Warren (1741–1775) by John Singleton Copley, c. 1765 Copyright 2004 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; gift of Buckminster Brown, M. D., through Carolyn M. Matthews, M. D., Trustee

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Williamson, Hugh (1735–1819), physician and revolutionary politician in America, was born in West Nottingham township, Chester county, Pennsylvania, on 5 December 1735. Both of his parents were Scots-Irish: his father, John Williamson (d. 1757), was a clothier who emigrated to America in 1730 from ...