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Martha Washington

1731-1802

Skilled in manageing Mount Vernon, she also was a successful hostess in her public role as First Lady.

Gen. George Washington

1732-1799

General in the Revolutionary War, First President, gentleman farmer, from Virginia.

Abigail Adams

1744-1818

Second First Lady, advocate of women's rights and the abolition of slavery.

John Adams

1735-1826

Signer of the Delcatation of Independance, Second President 1797-1801,

Marquis de Lafayette

1757-1834

French general and statesman, served as a volunteer in the Continental Army, 1777-81.

James Forten

1766-1842

Philadelphia born, apprenticed as a sailmaker, he eventually owned the business. Was a prominent abolitionist.

Thomas Jefferson

1743-1826

Member of Continental Congress, authored the Declaration of Independance, architect, planter, third President.

Benjamin Franklin

1706-1790

American statesman, scientist, printer, writer, inventor, patriot, etc.

William Frankiln

1731-1813

Son of Benjamin Franklin, Colonial Governor of New Jersey. Kept his alligence to King George during the American Revolution.

Temple Franklin

1760-1823

Grandson of Benjamin Franklin, he edited and published editions of his grandfather's writings.

Patrick Henry

1736-1799

American patriot, statesman, orator, member of the Continental Congress and later Governor of Virginia.

John Paul Jones

1747-1792

Naval officer in American Revolution, born in Scotland

Baron VonSteuben

1730-1794

Prussian officer, general in the American Revolution

Nathanael Greene

1742-1786

American Revolutionary War general. He commanded troops in New York, Philadelphia, Rhode Island and was given command over all troops from Delaware to Georgia

Daniel Morgan

1736-1802

American soldier, and state Representative from Virginia. A gifted battlefield tactician in the American Revolutionary War, later he commanded the troops that suppressed the Whiskey Rebellion.

Benedict Arnold

1741-1801

Successful general in the American Continental Army during the revolution. He felt unappreciated and changed sides in the conflict.

Paul Revere

1735-1818

American silversmith & patriot.

Phillis Wheatly

1753?-1784

American poet, born in Africa and brought to US as a slave.

George Rogers Clark

1752-1818

American frontiersman & Revolutionary War General.

William Henry Harrison

1773-1841

Ninth President. Governor of the Indiana Territory, defeated British & Indian forces at the Battle of the Thames, 1813.

Gen. John Burgoyne

1722-1792

British General, commanded the force to invade America from Canada, defeated at Saratoga, NY.

Col. Thomas Musgrave

Commander of the force barracaded inside Cliveden during the battle of Germantown 1777.

Governor Botetourt

1718-70

Colonial governor of Virginia 1768-1770. This portrait is after a wax portrait done by Flaxman in England & sent to this country.

Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Anthony Wayne

1745-1796

Revolutionary War General, played an important role at the battles of Brandywine, Paoli, Germantown and Monmouth.

 
 

Gilbert Stewart

1755 1828   

Stewart is widley considered to be one of America's finest portrait painters.  His best known work is the unfinished portrait of George Washington.