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Edward Rutledge was born in Charleston, South Carolina back in 1749 to John and Sarah.  He studied law in London and in 1772 was admitted to the English bar.  Returning to practice in Charleston however, when the outbreak of the American Revolution he served in South Carolina in the Continental Congress. 

He served as a captain in the artillery for the South Carolina militia and fought in the Battel of Beaufort in 1779.   He died in 1800 at 50 and is buried t Saint Philip’s Episcopal Church Cemetery in Charleston.  So, now comes the usual question can you tell me what he is noted for and will forever be written down in the history books for?

First, he was the 39th Governor of South Carolina serving from 1796-1800, not fulfilling his term due to his death.  However, he is most noted for being the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence at the tender age of 26.  So, all you history buffs did you know this?  Stay tuned in tomorrow for another person in history you may not know

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, James Dray .... a few more of these posts and you can teach the details of US History.... nice little side job!!

Nov 28, 2016 04:09 AM #1
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

No I did not know the rest of the story.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Nov 28, 2016 04:14 AM #2
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

thanks for sharing this information with us - I did not know Rutledge's story- but I am proud to say that an ancestor of mine signed the Declaration of Independence -William Hooper from NC - have a great day! 

Nov 28, 2016 04:14 AM #3
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

What a very short, but full life of many accomplishments Mr. Rutledge enjoyed. We must remember that lifespans were not very long in Colonial times. Bleeding therapy?

Nov 28, 2016 04:26 AM #4
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning James Dray ,

I love Charleston as my son went to Clemson and we use to come to see him and then go to Charleston! Love the history lesson this morning..thanks for sharing.!

Nov 28, 2016 04:44 AM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning James. As usual, not the smallest clue! Enjoy your day!

Nov 28, 2016 04:55 AM #6
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Thank you for today's history lesson and I doubt you will run out of people to talk about.

Nov 28, 2016 05:13 AM #7
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - another history lesson learned....thanks to you James!  Have a great Monday!

Nov 28, 2016 05:46 AM #8
faye schubert
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty - Branson, MO
technology and marketing specialist

Sad that I never focused on ALL those who signed the Declaration of Independence.

Nov 28, 2016 05:59 AM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Your posts definitely teach me a lot about people that I have never heard of before, haha.

Nov 28, 2016 06:11 AM #10
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi James

You certainly are a wealth of information on historical people, well known and not. I always enjoy reading these.


Nov 28, 2016 08:01 AM #11
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Marvelous history story...youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence. He died so young - 50 years old while governor.  Hmmm. Will goggle.

Nov 28, 2016 11:08 AM #12
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Another great lesson in America's history.  I enjoy your sharing these obscure and fun tidbits with us.  A

Nov 28, 2016 01:32 PM #13
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, James. I had no idea. Yet again you've given me another lesson in history. 

Nov 28, 2016 08:56 PM #14
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