On November nineteenth, 1752 George Rogers Clark was born. His birthplace was near Charlottesville, Virginia. His mom’s name was Ann and his dad’s name was John. His older brother’s name was also John, His sister’s name was Lucy, and he had a younger brother named William Clark who became famous for being a part of the Lewis and Clark expedition. In 1757, the Clarks moved to a small plantation in Caroline Country, Virginia.
Book Summary Robert E. Lee was born on January 19, 1807 in Virginia. Lee had two heroes that he looked up to. One was George Washington and the other was his father, Henry Lee, who fought in the America revolution. Henry Lee was also Governor of Virginia from 1791 to 1794. When Robert was eleven his father died and his mother became ill. Robert had to take care of his sick mother and still attend school.
Frederick Duglass was born into slavery on February 1818 at a place called Holmes Hill Farm near the town of Easton on the Maryland’s eastern shore. It was part of an estate owned by Aaron Anthony, Manager of the Plantations belonging to Edward Lloyd V. Frederick’s mother (Harriet Bailey) worked in the cornfields surrounding Holmes Hill. Harriet Bailey was required to work long hours, Frederick was sent to stay with his grandmother (Betsey Bailey). The grandmother was to take care of Harriet’s kids till they were old enough to work. Frederick was a slave child of Captain Anthony’s house hold.
There he became a judge «riding three counties» and the family throve” (page 1). His father, also from Baltimore, met his mother while visiting Texas and they soon married. Together they returned to Baltimore. His father died early which left his mother with Peyton and his two younger sisters and
Thomas Woodrow Wilson Woodrow Wilson was born on December 28, 1856. He was born in Staunton, Virginia. He witnessed the Civil War as a child in Virginia. He studied his academics and went on to college. After graduating Wilson went on to become a professor of political science at Princeton.
He moved to Spain in 1799, at sixteen to complete his education after his parents died (Martin & Wasserman, 2011). In 1802, he married Maria Teresa Rodriguez who died shortly in Venezuela where they had visited in 1803. Bolivar returned to Europe to engage himself in educational and political world he had found fascinating. There he kept in touch with scholars such as Alejandro Humboldt, and Bonpland, and military men such as Napoleon and attended many conferences. In 1806, Napoleon named Bonaparte King of Spain and its colonies which included Venezuela.
In 1732, when Ben Franklin was at work on his newspaper, a boy was born on a plantation in Virginia who was one day to stand higher than even the Philadelphia printer. That boy when he grew up was to be chosen leader of the armies of the Revolution; he was to be elected the first president of the United States; and before he died he was to be known and honored all over the world. The name of that boy was George Washington. Washington's father died when George was only eleven years old, leaving him, with his brothers and sisters, to the care of a most excellent and sensible mother. It was that mother's influence more than anything else which made George the man he became.
Governor John Kasich Bio Matt Emerman 1 May 2012 State and Local Government Early Life: John Kasich was born on May 15, 1952 in the town of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Anne and John Kasich, who were postal workers. While growing up John played an active role in his high school and church. Upon graduating high school he attended Ohio State University where he majored in political science. Ohio Senate: After college he became and aide to a Senator in the Ohio Senate.
Robert Penn Warren was born in Guthrie, Todd County, Kentucky, on April 24, 1905. He was the oldest of three children; others being Mary, the middle child, and Thomas, the youngest. His parents were Robert Franklin Warren, a proprietor and banker, and Anna Ruth Penn Warren, a schoolteacher. In the fall of 1911 he entered the Guthrie School from which he graduated at age 15. He did not then enter college as his mother felt he was too young and went instead, in September, 1920, to Clarksville High School, Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee, graduating after the full school year.
Born in Lancaster, Ohio on February 8 1820, William Tecumseh Sherman would later become one of America’s greatest army officers (Virtual). Famous for his idea of “total war” Sherman was named after the Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, who had unsuccessfully tried to unite the tribes of the Ohio River Valley against American intrusion (PBS). Sherman was one of eleven children. When his father died in 1829, William was raised by multiple relatives and family friends. While living with different families, Sherman lived with Senator Thomas Ewing who obtained an appointment for William to attend the United States Military Academy where he graduated 6th in his class in 1840 (Civil).