1-2 of 2 results  for:

  • revolutionary leader (American revolution) x
  • alcoholic drink producer x
Clear all

Article

Harnett, Cornelius, Jr. (20 April 1723?–28 April 1781), politician and Revolutionary leader, was born in eastern North Carolina, probably in Chowan County, the son of Cornelius Harnett, a merchant, and Elizabeth (maiden name unknown). As a provincial leader of resistance against British policies from 1765 to 1776, Cornelius Harnett, Jr., had few equals. He also did yeoman service for the American cause as a dependable delegate to the Continental Congress. This merchant and distiller of rum has been called the “Pride of the Cape Fear” and the “Samuel Adams of North Carolina.”...

Article

Thomson, Charles ( November 1729–16 August 1824), Philadelphia revolutionary leader and secretary of the Continental Congress, was born in the townland of Gorteade, parish of Maghera, County Londonderry, Ireland, the son of John Thomson, probably a flax grower (mother’s name unknown). Upon the death of his mother in 1739, Charles emigrated with his father and two or three brothers. John Thomson died at sea, and the sons were dispersed upon reaching New Castle, Delaware. Impoverished, Charles was placed in the care of a local blacksmith. About 1743 he entered the Reverend ...