Thomas HEYWARD JR.

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American politician

AmericanBorn Thomas HEYWARD JR.

American judge, signer of the United States Declaration of Independence

Born on July 28, 1746 in St. Luke's Parish, Province of South Carolina , United States

Died on March 06, 1809 in Old House, South Carolina , United States

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He was born in St. Luke's Parish (now known as Jasper County), South Carolina and educated at home, then traveled to England to study law where he was a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. He was elected to the Continental Congress in 1775 and signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776.



Heyward returned to South Carolina in 1778 to serve as a judge. In command of a militia force, he was taken prisoner by the British during the siege of Charleston. He continued to serve as a judge after the war, retiring from the bench in 1798.

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