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Clark, George Rogers (1752–1818), revolutionary army officer in America, was born on 19 November 1752 in Albemarle county, Virginia, one of ten children of John Clark (d. 1799), planter, and his wife and cousin Ann Rogers (d. 1799). His parents were of Scottish ancestry, descended from settlers who arrived in ...

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Greene, Nathanael (1742–1786), revolutionary army officer in America, was born on 27 July 1742 in Warwick, Rhode Island, the son of Nathanael Greene senior, co-owner of an ironworks, and Mary, née Mott. Greene's father, a man of some means, did not believe in extensive formal education. So at a relatively early age ...

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Knox, Henry (1750–1806), revolutionary army officer and politician in America, was born on 25 July 1750 at Sea Street, Boston, Massachusetts, the seventh of ten sons of William Knox (1712–1762), shipmaster and wharf owner, and his wife, Mary Campbell (d. 1771), daughter of ...

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Lincoln, Benjamin (1733–1810), revolutionary army officer and politician in America, was born on 29 January 1733 in Hingham, Massachusetts, the sixth of eight children of Colonel Benjamin Lincoln (1699–1771), farmer and maltster, and his wife, Elizabeth Thaxter, a widow. Although his father was moderately wealthy and a member of the governor's council, ...

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Mifflin, Thomas (1744–1800), revolutionary army officer and politician in the United States of America, was born on 10 January 1744 in Philadelphia, the eldest son of John Mifflin, wealthy merchant and later Pennsylvania provincial councillor, and his wife, Elizabeth Bagnell. His father's progenitors were Quakers from ...

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Montgomery, Richard (1738–1775), revolutionary army officer, was born on 2 December 1738 at Swords, co. Dublin, the third of four children of Sir Thomas Montgomery, baronet, former army officer and MP for Lifford, and his wife, Mary Franklin (or Franklyn). He attended St Andrews School...

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Morgan, Daniel (1735?–1802), revolutionary army officer in America, was born, according to family tradition, to Welsh parents, who lived in New Jersey. Details of his family background and life before appearing on the Virginia frontier about 1753 are unclear. As a teenager he is thought to have run away following an argument with his father....

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Sumter, Thomas (1734–1832), revolutionary army officer and politician in the United States of America, was born on 14 July or 14 August 1734 in the Preddy's Creek settlement of Hanover county, Virginia, near present-day Charlottesville. Second of four children born to William Sumter...

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Washington, George (1732–1799), revolutionary army officer and president of the United States of America, was born on 11 February 1732 at his family's plantation near Pope's Creek, Westmoreland county, Virginia, the first of six children of Augustine Washington (1694–1743), planter, and his second wife, ...

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Wayne, Anthony (1745–1796), revolutionary army officer in America, was born on 1 January 1745 at his family's estate, Waynesborough, in Chester county, Pennsylvania, the second of three children of Isaac Wayne (d. 1776), farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1793), daughter of ...