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Henry Knox (1750–1806) by Gilbert Stuart, c. 1805 Copyright 2004 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Deposited by the City of Boston

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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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Martin, Alexander (1739/40–1807), revolutionary army officer and politician in America, was born at Lebanon, Hunterdon county, New Jersey, the eldest son of Hugh Martin (b. c.1700) and Jane, née Hunter (c.1720–1807). Martin's father was originally from co. Tyrone and his mother from ...

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McDougall, Alexander (1732–1786), army officer and revolutionary politician in America, was born in July or August 1732 in Kildalton, Islay, Scotland, the son of Ronald McDougall, a farmer and dairyman, and his wife, Elizabeth. His Presbyterian parents were part of the highland Scottish and northern Irish migration to the American ‘back country’ of the mid-eighteenth century, prepared to brave a war-ridden frontier rather than continuing to endure conditions in their homeland. ...

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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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Daniel Morgan (1735?–1802) by Charles Willson Peale, 1794 Independence National Historical Park

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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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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 ...

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Reed, Joseph (1741–1785), politician and revolutionary army officer in America, was born on 27 August 1741 in Trenton, New Jersey, the third of eight children of Andrew Reed (d. 1769) and the eldest of Andrew's second wife, Theodosia Bowes (d. 1753)...