Revolutionary War Continental Army Officer, US Diplomat. He joined General George Washington's staff as volunteer aide, served in every battle General Washington was in, including Battles of Brandywine, Monmouth, Germantown, Savannah, and Charleston. He helped plan for siege of Yorktown, in which he received General Lord Cornwallis' sword at Yorktown.
Martha Weatherell Manning Laurens
1757–1781 (m. 1776)