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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...


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...


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, ...