William Henry Drayton

William Henry Drayton

Birth
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Death 3 Sep 1779 (aged 36–37)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 7595437 · View Source
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U.S. Continental Congressman. He attended Westminister School and Balliol College, England and returned to South Carolina in 1764. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, visited England again in 1770 and was appointed by King George III privy councilor for the Province of South Carolina. Appointed assistant judge, he was an active part in the pre-Revolutionary movement, president of the South Carolina council of safety in 1775 and was a South Carolina chief justice, in 1776. In 1778, he was appointed a member of the second US Continental Congress and served until his death at age 36.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 18 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7595437
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Drayton (Sep 1742–3 Sep 1779), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7595437, citing Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .