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1761, Dec 211814, Oct 24
a South Carolina revolutionary and statesman who was a delegate to the Confederation Congress and a United States Congressman. His education was by a private tutor after he had exhausted the resources of the Beaufort common school. But he interrupted this and entered the revolutionary war at the age of 16 as a private in the militia. By the end of the war had risen to Lieutenant Colonel. Back home in Beaufort, Barnwell was elected to the South Carolina house of representatives for 1787-1788. He was a delegate representing South Carolina in the Confederation Congress in 1788 and 1789.
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12/21/1761-Patriot Robert Barnwell is born
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