1738 – Born on the 26th of December in Yorktown, Virginia.
1781 – He represented Virginia in the continental Congress.
1760 – He attended Eton before entering Trinity College at Cambridge University.
1761 – He was first elected to the Virginia house of Burgesses.
1762 – He married Sally Cary.
1774 – He was a member of the rebel convention.
1775 – He resigned the post when elected to the Continental Congress.
1776 – He returned to Congress in time to sign the Declaration of Independence.