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Salvador, Francis, 1747-1776


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    • found: McCullough, A. Examining Jewish revolutionary patriots, 2014:p.1 (foremost Jewish Revolutionary figures, Francis Salvador of South Carolina ... Salvador and his uncle Joseph immigrated to South Carolina ... Francis purchased a portion of Joseph's land in the South Carolina upstate near Ninety-Six in an attempt to recoup his family's diminished fortune, moving from England to South Carolina and utilizing his involvement in the political scene to position himself among the prominent statesmen of the time) p. 13 (Salvador was plagued by the same economic misfortunes as his uncle, circumstances that prompted him to purchase the tract of land in Ninety-Six distict he would refer to as Cornacre and attempt to cultivate an indigo plantatiion. Salvador moved to South Carolina accompanied by Rapley in late 1773) p. 18 (Salvador viewed himself as catalyst for action and a leading figure in the state's military)
    • found: Jewish Virtual Library webpage, March 27, 2015(Francis Salvador, (1747 - 1776) ; South Carolina's Francis Salvador, the first identified Jew to be elected to an American colonial legislature, the only Jew to serve in a revolutionary colonial congress and the first Jew to die for the cause of American liberty. Francis Salvador was born in London in 1747, the fourth generation of Salvadors to live in England ... In 1773, in an attempt to rebuild the family fortune, Francis Salvador moved to South Carolina ... When the Cherokees attacked settlements along the frontier on July 1, 1776, massacring and scalping colonial inhabitants, Salvador, in an act reminiscent of Paul Revere, mounted his horse and galloped nearly thirty miles to give the alarm. He then returned to join the militia in the front lines, defending the settlements under siege. During a Cherokee attack early in the morning of August first, Salvador was shot ... Salvador had "sacrificed his life in the service of his adopted country." Dead at twenty-nine, never again seeing his wife or children after leaving England, Salvador was the first Jew to die waging the American Revolution) - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Salvador.html
    • found: Wikipedia, March 27, 2015(Francis Salvador (1747 - August 1, 1776) was a young English planter in the colony of South Carolina from the Sephardic Jewish community of London; in 1774 he was the first Jew to be elected to public office in the colonies when chosen for the Provincial Congress. He had joined the independence cause and in 1776 was the first Jew killed in the war, fighting with the militia on the South Carolina frontier against Loyalists and their Cherokee allies ... Francis Salvador was born in London to Jacob Salvador and his wife,[2] where a Spanish and Portuguese Jewish (Sephardic) community had developed since the 17th century. His uncle, Joseph Salvador, was a prominent businessman, the only Jewish director of the British East India Company ... Francis Salvador acquired 7,000 acres (28 km2) in Ninety Six District, and emigrated intending to send for his wife, Sarah, and their four children as soon as he was able. Arriving in Charleston in December 1773, Salvador quickly joined the American cause ... On July 1, 1776, the Indians began attacking frontier families in Ninety Six District. Salvador rode from his lands to the White Hall plantation of Major Andrew Williamson, 28 miles (45 km) away, to raise the alarm. Salvador took part in the engagements that followed. On July 31 ... Salvador was shot ... He died from his wounds at age 29) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Salvador
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