Francis Salvador - Charleston South Carolina
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N 32° 46.617 W 079° 55.818
17S E 600180 N 3627066
Quick Description: Francis Salvador, 1747 - 1776, First Jew in South Carolina to die for American Independence
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 7/22/2008 10:02:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM48NR
Located in George Washington Square in downtown Charleston. This plaque errected to remember a proud American.
The plaque says the following:
1747 – 1776
First Jew in South Carolina to hold public office
To Die for American Independence
He came to Charles Town from his native London in 1773 to develop extensive family landholdings in the frontier district of ninety six. As a deputy to the provincial congresses of South Carolina, 1775 and 1776, he served with distinction in the creation of this state and nation, participating as a volunteer in an expedition against Indians and Tories, he was killed from ambush near the Keowee river, August 1, 1776.
Born an aristocrat, he became a democrat, an Englishman, he cast his lot with America.
True to his ancient faith, he gave his life for new hopes of human liberty and understanding.
Erected at the time of the Bicentennial celebration of the Jewish community of Charleston.
Approved by the historical commission of Charleston SC
Additional information at the following web site
There are many memorials located in this park, some from the American Revolution, some from the Civil War.