David Ramsay

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Birthday
2, 1749
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
May 8, 1815 (66)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
2, 1749
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
May 8, 1815 (66)

About

American physician, politician, and historian who served in the South Carolina legislature and was the first major historian to document the American Revolution.

Before Fame

He served in the South Carolina militia as a field surgeon during the Revolutionary War.

Trivia

He was assassinated by William Linnen, a man he had examined and declared legally insane.

Family Life

He was married three times, to Sabina Ellis from 1775 to 1776, Frances Witherspoon from 1783 to 1784, and Martha Laurens from 1787 to his death.

Associated With

He was related by marriage to Supreme Court Justice John Rutledge.