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From: "Mary A.Hutchins" <>
Subject: [RUTLEDGE] re: Rev. War Rutledges
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2000 22:22:55 -0400
I've joined this list just recently, so I'm sure that I've missed a lot of this discussion. I did a lot of reading at our State Library about the Rutledges of S.C. and TN. but haven't made a connection with them. I'm sure that William was the father but I can't find the notes. I did find notes from Vol.II of the Irish Settlers in America by O'Brien. pg.57:
"Edward Rutledge was a son of Dr. John Rutledge, a native of Longford, Ireland. While his biographers assume he was born in South Carolina, no entry of his birth or baptism can be found in church records of the province, but the inscription on the tombstone of Dr.John Rutledge at Charleston indicates that it was subsequent to Edward's birth that he imigrated to America. It is assumed Edward was a native of Ireland. He wa a delegate from South Carolina to the Continental Congress, took an active part in the discussions which preceed the Declaration of Independence and was one of it's signers. He was a commander of South Carolina Artillary in the Revolutin, was a govenor of the state 1798-1800, and was appointed Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States but declined the office. He was Treasurer and Secretary of the "Friendly Brothers of St.Patrick", a patriotic Irish Society founded at Charleston in 1771.
"John Rutledge was the elder brother of Edward Rutledge and was born in Longford, Ireland. In 1776, he became president of South Carolina and was Commander-in-chief of it's military forces in the Revolution. He was delegate to the Continental Congress, but was not a signer because he was in the field battling with the enemy. In 1779, hfe was Governor of South Carolina and Chancellor in 1784; was a member of the convention to frame the Constitution of the U.S. and signed that instrument. In 1797, he ecame Judge of the Court of Chancery and was successively Chief Justice of South Carolina and Judge of the Supreme Court of the U.S. and became Chief Justice of that august body. Both brothers had enviable reputations as orators and patriots and no names are more honored among the leading men of the south. John Rutledge was also a member of the "Friendly Brothers of St.Patrick" as well as the Hibernian Society, founded at Charleston in 1799."
pg.177 "Andrew Rutledge from Longford, Ireland, who came to Charleston in 1730, was one of its distinquished lawyers and in time became Attorney General of the Province and Speaker of the Commons House of Assembly; his brother Dr. John Rutledge also a native of Longford, was one of Charleston's leading Physicians, and three of his sons became famous in the history of the state. Edward Rutledge and Thomas Lynch of Charleston of the same race of "red-blooded men", pledged their sacred lives and fortunes to their country when they signed the Declaration of Independence."
Sorry if this is repetitious from the past. If I find the other information, I'll send it along for what it's worth. Mary
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