Walton, George (1741–1804), a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia, but settled in Savannah, Georgia, where he practiced law. Walton was a delegate to the Continental Congress (1776–77, 1780–81). He served two terms as governor of Georgia (1779–80, 1789–90) and was a United States senator (1795–96).
Forget George Washington’s cherry tree and Ben Franklin’s inveterate womanizing. You're about to meet patriots you've never heard of, plus a few you thought you knew.
In the dark of night on Dec. 16, 1773, residents of Boston poured more than 90,000 pounds of tea into the harbor. But they weren't trying to set a world record for the most cups of tea made at one time. They were protesting the British government.