Burton Gwinnett DOI


Burton Gwinnett was born in Gloucestershire England in 1735 and doed pm 19 May 1777. He was a Congregationalist. In 1757 he married Ann Bourne at the age of 22. The couple left England for America in 1762 moving to Georgia. Burton served as the Governor of Georgia From 4March 1777 to 8 May 1777 when he died of a gunshot wound as the result of a duel at the hands of Lachlan McIntosh.

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