Thomas Heyward Jr

  • American

HEYWARD, Thomas, Jr, a Delegate from South Carolina; born in St. Luke's Parish, S.C., July 28, 1746; pursued academic studies; studied law, Middle Temple, London, England; lawyer, private practice; farmer; member of the commons house of assembly of South Carolina, 1772; delegate to the provincial convention, 1774; member of the council of safety, 1775-1776; member of the South Carolina, general assembly, 1776-1778; Member of the Continental Congress, 1776-1778; signer of the Declaration of Independence; member of the South Carolina state constitutional committee, 1776; served in the South Carolina state house of representatives, 1778-1780 and 1782-1790; South Carolina militia, Revolutionary War; British prisoner of war during the Revolutionary War; judge of the circuit court, 1785-1789; member of the South Carolina state constitutional convention, 1790; died on April 17, 1809, in St. Luke's Parish, S.C.; interment in the Heyward Family Cemetery, St Luke's Parish, SC. - Biography of US Congress

Notable Position Organization From To
Commander South Carolina Militia

Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1746/07/28 Thomas Heyward Jr is born at Heyward Plantation, Luke's Parish, Province of South Carolina. Born House Plantation, Old Ridgeland
1772/00/00 Built by Daniel Heyward for son, Thomas Heyward, Jr Home Heyward-Washington House Charleston
1775/05/10 Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia from 5 October 1775 until 12 December 1776 Represented South Carolina Independence Hall Philadelphia Second Continental Congress
1776/08/02 Most delegates sign the Declaration of Independence Signer, Representing South Carolina US Declaration of Independence American Colonies Declare Independence from Great Britain
1780/08/27 Edward Rutledge, Arthur Middleton and Thomas Heyward are captured by British forces and held in the Provost Dungeon. Prisoner of War The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon Charleston Siege of Charleston
1780/09/04 Edward Rutledge, Arthur Middleton and Thomas Heyward leave Charleston to be imprisoned in St Augustine, Florida. They were released during a prisoner exchange in July of 1781. Prisoner of War Siege of Charleston
1803/00/00 Built Home Thomas Heyward House Charleston
1809/03/06 Thomas Heyward Jr dies at Heyward Plantation, Luke's Parish, Province of South Carolina. He is buried on the plantain in the Heyward Family Cemetery. Died House Plantation, Old Ridgeland
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