Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1749/11/23 Born Born Edward Rutledge's Birthday
1760/00/00 Parish member Christ Church Mount Pleasant
1774/03/01 Henrietta Middleton marries Edward Rutledge Husband Marriage of Henrietta Middleton and Edward Rutledge
1774/09/05 First Continental Congress opens Represented South Carolina Carpenters' Hall Philadelphia First 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
1776/09/11 Representative for the British Crown, Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, meets with Continental Congress representatives John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Edward Rutledge in a peace conference. American Representative Conference House New York City
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
1787/09/27 By late September 1787, the Rutledges move into a well built elegant house at 55 Broad St (now 117 Broad St) which had been constructed by a Mr Miller. Home Edward Rutledge House Charleston
1791/05/02 At Haddrels point (Haddrels St), GW is met by Pinckney and Edward Rutledge in a 12 oared barge rowed by 12 American Captains of Ships, most elegantly dressed. A great number of other Boats with Gentlemen, ladies and Music attend GW across to Charleston. Host Mount Pleasant Historic District Mount Pleasant George Washington's Southern Tour
1797/10/19 Frances Motte Middleton marries her widowed brother-in-law, Thomas Pinckney. Edward Rutledge throws a party to celebrate the occasion. Host Marriage of Frances Middleton and Thomas Pinckney
1798/12/18 Governor of South Carolina Work Event
1800/01/23 Home due to his gout, Governor Rutledge, dies in Charleston before the end of his term. He is buried at the Saint Philip's Episcopal Church Cemetery. Died Edward Rutledge House Charleston
1800/01/23 Home due to his gout, Governor Rutledge, dies in Charleston before the end of his term. He is buried at the Saint Philip's Episcopal Church Cemetery. Died St Philip's Episcopal Church Charleston
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