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Christopher Gadsden

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Christopher Gadsden Famous memorial Veteran

Birth
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Death
15 Aug 1805 (aged 81)
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Burial
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA GPS-Latitude: 32.7792137, Longitude: -79.9297778
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U.S. Continental Congressman. He was a successful merchant who built the wharf in Charleston, South Carolina, that still bears his name. He served as a Captain in the South Carolina Militia in expedition against the Cherokees in 1759, was a member of the House of Commons, in 1757 and a delegate to the Stamp Act Congress, in 1765. In 1774, he was elected to the First Continental Congress, serving until 1776. He also was one of the founders and leaders of the Charleston Sons of Liberty, at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During the Revolutionary War, he served as a Brigadier General in command of the 1st South Carolina Regiment, Continental Army, (1776-83). After the war, he was a member of the South Carolina's House of Representatives, served as Lieutenant Governor of the South Carolina, (1778-80) and was a member of the state convention in 1788 and voted for ratification of the U.S. Constitution. After retiring from civil service he was a framer until his death from an accidental fall at the age of 81.
U.S. Continental Congressman. He was a successful merchant who built the wharf in Charleston, South Carolina, that still bears his name. He served as a Captain in the South Carolina Militia in expedition against the Cherokees in 1759, was a member of the House of Commons, in 1757 and a delegate to the Stamp Act Congress, in 1765. In 1774, he was elected to the First Continental Congress, serving until 1776. He also was one of the founders and leaders of the Charleston Sons of Liberty, at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During the Revolutionary War, he served as a Brigadier General in command of the 1st South Carolina Regiment, Continental Army, (1776-83). After the war, he was a member of the South Carolina's House of Representatives, served as Lieutenant Governor of the South Carolina, (1778-80) and was a member of the state convention in 1788 and voted for ratification of the U.S. Constitution. After retiring from civil service he was a framer until his death from an accidental fall at the age of 81.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6664742/christopher-gadsden: accessed ), memorial page for Christopher Gadsden (16 Feb 1724–15 Aug 1805), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6664742, citing Saint Philip's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.