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Bulloch, Archibald Stobo (1730–1777), planter and revolutionary politician in America, was born in Charles Town, South Carolina, the son of James Bulloch (1701–1780) clergyman and planter, and Jean Stobo. Archibald studied law and was admitted to the bar before 1758, when he moved to ...

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Carroll, Charles [called the Barrister] (1723–1783), planter and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 22 March 1723, at King George Street, Annapolis, Maryland, the eldest of three children of Charles Carroll (1691–1755), physician and ironmaster, and his first wife, Dorothy Blake...

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Drayton, William Henry (1742–1779), planter and revolutionary leader in America, was born in September 1742 at Drayton Hall, St Andrew's parish, South Carolina, the son of John Drayton (1713?–1779), a wealthy planter and public official, and Charlotta (1719–1743), daughter of Lieutenant-Governor William Bull...

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Benjamin Harrison (c. 1726–1791) by unknown artist The Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia

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Harrison, Benjamin (c. 1726–1791), planter and revolutionary politician in America, was probably born at Berkeley, the family residence, in Charles City county, Virginia, the oldest surviving son of Benjamin Harrison (1701–1744/5), a prosperous planter, and Anne Carter (b. c.1699), the daughter of ...

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Johnston, Samuel (1733–1816), planter and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 15 December 1733 in Dundee, the son of Samuel Johnston (1702–1757) and Helen, née Scrymsoure (d. 1750). In 1735 his parents moved to North Carolina where his uncle, Gabriel Johnston...

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Richard Henry Lee (1733–1794) by Charles Willson Peale, c. 1785 Independence National Historical Park

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Lee, Richard Henry (1733–1794), revolutionary politician and planter in America, was born on 20 January 1733 in Westmoreland county, Virginia, the fourth of eight surviving children of Thomas Lee (1690–1750) and Hannah (1701–1750), daughter of Philip Ludwell of Green Spring, Virginia, and his wife, ...

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Peyton Randolph (1721/22–1775) by John Wollaston The Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia

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Randolph, Peyton (1721/2–1775), planter and revolutionary politician in America, was probably born in Williamsburg, Virginia, the second of the three sons and one of the four children of Sir John Randolph (1693–1737), planter and speaker of the Virginia house of burgesses in 1734 and 1736, and ...

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Rutledge, Edward (1749–1800), planter and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 23 November 1749 in Charles Town, South Carolina, the seventh and youngest child of the Irish immigrant John Rutledge (d. 1750) and his wife, Sarah Hext (1724–1792). His father, a physician and planter, died when ...