We visited the final resting place of Richard Hutson who was a
Richard Hutson Signer of the Articles of Confederation
Signer of the Articles of Confederation from the great State of South Carolina.
Signer Hutson was born in South Carolina 1747 (ish) and died April 12, 1793 (ish), in Philadelphia, PA. He is interred at the Independent Congregational (Circular) Church in Charleston South Carolina
(After researching this I came to the conclusion that none remain that know his actual birth and death dates. They can span anywhere from June 12, 1747 – April 12, 1795)
Brief Bio of Richard Hutson
Not much is written about Mr. Hutson but a few highlights are below.
Signer of the Articles of Confederation
Son to Reverend William Hutson and Mary Woodward Hutson, he had one younger sibling, Thomas Hutson
Graduated in 1765 from Princeton University, (Formerly called College of New Jersey)
He was a Lawyer, Judge, and Politician
Served in a militia
Continental Congress – 1774 – 1776 & 1778 – 1779
He was imprisoned in St Augustine Florida for about one year, under Sir Henry Clinton for aiding the rebellion, after the battle and fall of Charleston. Richard was an accomplished linguist and master of many languages, it is said that during his time in St Augustine, he learned Spanish.)
By the time the war was over he had lost the greater part of his fortunes.
Held many different political positions in the State of South Carolina, and the city of Charleston.
He was part of the Delegates of South Carolina that help ratify the US Constitution in 1788
Part of the Founding Body of the College of Charleston
Was not married
Richard died on April 12, 1793, in Philadelphia, PA and was buried in Charleston, South Carolina.
I personally want to thank Richard Huston for his commitment and the part he played in the founding of this nation.
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I was surprised to see that the only history mentioned about Edward was his role as Governor of Georgia, and a brief mention of his jaunts as one of the “Liberty Boys,” (Sons of Liberty), 1774.
There is nary a mention that he served multiple times as the Georgia Delegate to the US Constitutional Conventions, one of those times he signed the Articles of Confederation, the interim government between the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.
Here is a brief video of our visit to the burial site of Edward Telfair, (and family).