Warner, Seth (1743–1784), a Revolutionary War soldier. He and his cousin Ethan Allen were leaders of the Green Mountain Boys in Vermont. Warner was born in Woodbury (now Roxbury), Connecticut, but moved to Bennington, Vermont. Warner captured Crown Point from the British in 1775 and took part in the unsuccessful invasion of Canada in 1775–76. During Burgoyne's invasion from Canada in 1777, Warner was defeated at Hubbardton but took part in the victory at Bennington. In 1778 the Vermont Assembly made him a brigadier general.
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.