Gwinnett, Button (1735?–1777), an American Revolutionary War patriot and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Gwinnett came to America from England sometime before 1765, when he established a plantation on St. Catherines Island, Georgia. He was elected to the Continental Congress in 1776. In 1777 he was briefly governor of Georgia. He was killed in a duel.
President Jefferson sent a couple of his representatives over to France to buy the city of New Orleans. What he got was the Louisiana Purchase, a patch of land that nearly doubled the size of the young nation.
Henry, Patrick (1736-1799), a United States orator and statesman. He was one of the first American patriots to speak out against taxation by Britain.