1788 – Born on the 15th of May in Charleston, South Carolina U.S.A.
1806 – He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut U.S.A.
1812 – He served in the Army, and was responsible for the construction of Fort Gadsden in Florida.
1823 – He was appointed as a commissioner to assist the government in moving the Seminoles (Native
American people originally of Florida) to reservation.
1840 – He served as a president of the South Carolina Railroad Company.
1853 – He was appointed as a U.S. minister to Mexico to negotiate the Gadsden Treaty.
1858 – Died on the 25th of December in Charleston, South Carolina.