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Atlee, Samuel John [memorial] b. 1739 d. November 25, 1786 Revolutionary War Continental Army Officer, Continental Congressman. He served on the Forbes Expedition to Fort Duquesne in 1758, and the next year he was a Captain. On March 21, 1776, Atlee was named Colonel of a unit, the Pennsylvania Musketry Battalion. Once they were organized, he led them north to the defense of New York City. During the Battle of Long Island on October 27, 1776 he led the original defense of the Old Stone House in Brooklyn, New York. Atlee's force was driven from the...[Read More] (Bio by: Dan Silva) Christ Episcopal Church and Churchyard, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Butler, Pierce b. July 11, 1744 d. February 15, 1822 United States Constitution Signer, Continental Congressman, US Senator. Served in the British Army. Sent to America in 1758 to quell unrest in Boston. Resigned his commission and became a planter in South Carolina. Supported the Whig cause in the Revolutionary War, as served as South Carolina’s Militia Adjutant General. Elected as a Delegate from South Carolina to the Continental Congress, serving in 1787. Member of the U.S. Constitution Convention of 1787, supporting the Madison-Wilson caucus...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Christ Episcopal Church and Churchyard, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Forbes, John b. September 5, 1707 d. March 11, 1759 British Army Officer. Born in Fifeshire, Scotland, in 1710 or 1719, Forbes served as a Brigadier General or Commander in His Majesty's forces during the French and Indian Wars. He commanded the 1757 expedition against Fort Duquesne. Along the way to the fort he built "Forbes Road" a wagon road that cut across the Alleghenies and was later a chief highway of Western immigration. In 1758 the French surrendered to Forbes and the settlement of Fort Duquesne was later changed to Fort Pitt, which is...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Christ Episcopal Church and Churchyard, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Inside the Church.
Lee, Charles b. January 26, 1731 d. October 2, 1782 Revolutionary War Continental Major General. Served in the British Army from early in his life, and participated in the expedition against Fort Duquesne during the French and Indian War. Settled in American and supported the Colonials in the rebellion against the British. Appointed to the second Major Generalship of the Continental Army by Congress in 1775. Fought with George Washington’s Army at the Battles of Long Island, Brooklyn and White Plains. Captured in Basking Ridge, New Jersey in...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Christ Episcopal Church and Churchyard, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Morris, Robert b. January 20, 1734 d. May 8, 1806 Declaration of Independence Signer, Continental Congressman, US Senator, United States Constitution Singer. Served as a Delegate from PA in the Continental Congress from 1775 to 1778. Signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Elected to the US Senate from PA, serving from 1789 to 1795. One of the richest men in America at the time of the Rebellion; known as the "Financier of the Revolution". His involvement in unsuccessful land speculation caused him to be imprisoned from debt from 1798...[Read More] Christ Episcopal Church and Churchyard, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Wilson, James b. September 14, 1742 d. August 28, 1798 Declaration of Independence Signer, United States Constitution Signer. Born and educated in Scotland, he had studied to become a minister, but had to leave school due to his father's death. Searching for greater opportunities, he arrived in New York City in 1765 and soon settled in Philadelphia, where he taught Latin for the University of Pennsylvania. A gifted writer and speaker, Wilson decided to become a lawyer, and in 1770 he set up a law practice in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The next...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Christ Episcopal Church and Churchyard, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA