Sign in Not A Member? Join now!
Find A Grave - Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Franklin, Capt. Jesse b. March 24, 1760 d. August 31, 1823 US Congressman, US Senator, North Carolina Governor. Having served as a Major in the Revolutionary War, he was elected as a Congressman from North Carolina to the Fourth Congress and served from 1795 to 1797. He served twice as a Senator from North Carolina (1799 to 1805 and 1807 to 1813), including service as President Pro Tempore of the Senate in the Eighth Congress. He was appointed a Commissioner to treat with the Chickasaw Indians in 1817, and was elected Governor of North Carolina...[Read More] Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Hooper, William b. June 28, 1742 d. October 14, 1790 Signer of the Declaration of Independence from North Carolina. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of a minister. His father wanted him to become a minister like himself, but young William wanted to study law. He graduated from Harvard University at age 18, then studied law under the tutelage of James Otis, a strongly patriotic lawyer, who probably influenced his political opinions. After completing his law studies, in 1764, William moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, where he set up a...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA Plot: Reinterred here in 1894, many historians believe that much of his remains are still in his original grave
Penn, John b. May 17, 1741 d. September 14, 1788 Signer of the Declaration of Independence from North Carolina. Born in Virginia, he studied law under his cousin, Edmund Pendleton, a lawyer who was also a leading Virginia patriotic leader. When he was 21, he received his license to practice law. He practiced successfully for about twelve years in Virginia, but in 1774, he moved to North Carolina, where he became a Revolutionary patriot leader as well as set up a law practice. He married Susannah Lyme, with whom he would have three...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA