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ough but thirteen years of age, having been in arms for the patriotic cause in 1780; his brother Hugh having died in the service the preceding year. Andrew (then but fourteen), with his brother Robert, was taken prisoner by the British in 1781, and wounded in the head and arm while a captive, for refusing to clean his captor's boots. His brother was, for a like offense, knocked down and disabled. John C. Calhoun was only born in the last year of the Revolutionary War; but his father, Patrick Calhoun, was an ardent and active Whig throughout the struggle. Each was early left fatherless — Andrew Jackson's father having died before his illustrious son was born; while the father of John C. Calhoun died when his son was still in his early teens. Each was by birth a South Carolinian; for, though General Jackson's birth-place is claimed by his biographers for North Carolina, he expressly asserted South Carolina Fellow-citizens of my native State! --appealing to South Carolinians in h
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Carolina, (search)
emigrants from Virginia and Pennsylvania, settles on the Pacolet and Tyger rivers......1750-55 Cotton in small quantities exported......1754 Mrs. Pinckney, who ten years previously cultivated the first indigo, manufactures near Charleston silk for, three dress patterns; one she presents to the princess-dowager of Wales, one to Lord Chesterfield, and one to her daughter......1755 Governor Glen erects Fort Prince George on the Savannah about 300 miles from Charleston......1755 Patrick Calhoun and four families settle in Abbeville district......1756 Treaty of peace concluded with the Cherokees at Fort Prince George......Dec. 17, 1759 Two ships reach Charleston with several hundred poor German emigrants from England, deserted there by their leader Stumpel......April, 1764 Two hundred and twelve French settlers, in charge of Rev. Mr. Gilbert, arrive at Charleston in April. Settle at New Bordeaux......October, 1764 Stamped paper stored in Fort Johnson on James Islan
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memorial address (search)
and had been disbanded, but he went to the field as a volunteer, and was honored by being invited to the council held by Campbell, Sevier, McDowell, and other distinguished regimental commanders, to determine the plan of attack. He made a number of suggestions that were adopted and proved the value of his opinion as a soldier. For twenty years after the war Colonel Hill was the trusted representative of his district in the State Senate of South Carolina, and was the intimate friend of Patrick Calhoun, the father of the great statesman and orator, John C. Calhoun. General Hill's mother was Nancy Cabeen, the daughter of Thomas Cabeen, a native Scotchman, who was Sumpter's trusted scout and the bravest man in his command, as the General himself often declared. Two uncles of General Hill were soldiers in the second war with England, and one of them was the adjutant of Colonel Arthur P. Hayne's regiment. Solomon Hill, his father, died when his son Harvey was but four years old, leaving