Button Gwinnett - (1735 - 1777)

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Religion: Congregationalist
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Button Gwinnett Biography


Button Gwinnett was a native of England, where he was born about the year 1732. His parents were respectable in life, and gave their son as good an education as their moderate circumstances would allow. On coming of age, Mr. Gwinnett became a merchant in the city of Bristol.

Some time after his marriage in England, he removed to America, and selecting Charleston, South Carolina, as a place of settlement, he continued there for about two years; at the expiration of which, having sold his stock in trade, he purchased a large tract of land in Georgia, where he devoted himself extensively to agricultural pursuits.

Mr. Gwinnett had from his earliest emigration to America taken a deep interest in the welfare of the colonies; but, from the commencement of the controversy with Great Britain, he had few anticipations that the cause of the colonies could succeed. A successful resistance to so mighty a power as that of the United Kingdoms, to him appeared extremely doubtful; and such continued
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Button Gwinnett Genealogy

Spouse:
Ann Bourne Gwinnett (____ - 1780)

Children:
Elizabeth Ann Gwinnett Belin (1762 - 1780)

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Button Gwinnett died after a duel with General Lachlan McIntosh
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Events in the life of Button Gwinnett

DateEvent

1735    Birth of Button Gwinnett
1777 05/15   Death of Button Gwinnett
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