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Politicians Killed in the Revolutionary War

Very incomplete list!

in chronological order

  Francis Nash (1742-1777) — of Hillsborough, Orange County, N.C. Born in Prince Edward County, Va., 1742. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1764; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Welsh ancestry. During the Battle of Germanown, he was hit by cannonball and musket shot, was mortally wounded, and died soon after, in Montgomery County, Pa., October 7, 1777 (age about 35 years). Interment at Towamencin Mennonite Churchyard, Near Lansdale, Montgomery County, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Abner Nash (1685-1732) and Elizabeth (Hinton) Nash; brother of Abner Nash (1740-1786); married to Sally Moore.
  Nash County, N.C. is named for him.
  The city of Nashville, Tennessee, is named for him.  — The town of Nashville, North Carolina, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Cornelius Harnett (1723-1781) — of North Carolina. Born near Edenton, Chowan County, N.C., April 20, 1723. Delegate to Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1777. Captured by the British in January 1781, and died as a prisoner, of disease contracted in captivity, in Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C., April 20, 1781 (age 58 years, 0 days). Interment at St. James' Churchyard, Wilmington, N.C.
  Harnett County, N.C. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Nathaniel Scudder (1733-1781) — of Monmouth County, N.J. Born in Monmouth Court House (now Freehold), Monmouth County, N.J., May 10, 1733. Delegate to Continental Congress from New Jersey, 1778-79; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Monmouth County, 1780. Killed while resisting an invading party of the British Army during the Revolutionary War, at Blacks Point, near Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, N.J., October 17, 1781 (age 48 years, 160 days). Interment at Tennent Church Graveyard, Tennent, N.J.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Stephen Trigg (1742-1782) — Born in Spotsylvania County, Va., 1742. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1779-80. Killed in the Battle of Blue Licks, in what is now Robertson County, Ky., August 19, 1782 (age about 40 years). Interment somewhere in Nicholas County, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William Trigg and Mary (Johns) Trigg; brother of John Johns Trigg and Abram Trigg; married 1758 to Mary Christian; grandfather of Stephen Trigg Logan.
  Political family: Trigg family of Virginia.
  Trigg County, Ky. is named for him.
  John Laurens (1754-1782) — of South Carolina. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., October 28, 1754. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1779-80, 1782. Killed in battle, in Barnwell County, S.C., August 27, 1782 (age 27 years, 303 days). Interment at Mepkin Abbey, Moncks Corner, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Laurens and Eleanor Delamere (Ball) Laurens; uncle of Henry Laurens Pinckney.
  Political family: Pinckney-Middleton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
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