Richard Hutson (1748 - 1795)

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Birthplace: Stoney Creek, Beaufort District, South Carolina
Death: Died in Charleston, South Carolina, USA
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About Richard Hutson

Richard Hutson (1748 – April 12, 1795) was an American lawyer, judge, and politician from Charleston, South Carolina. He represented South Carolina as a delegate to the Continental Congress, where he signed the Articles of Confederation. After the British captured Charleston in 1780, he was held as a prisoner at St. Augustine, Florida for a time. After he returned home, he served as the eighth Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina in 1782 and 1783.

Born in Beaufort County to Rev. William Hutson and Mary (Woodward) Hutson, he moved to Charleston with his family in 1756. The Pennsylvania Gazette of October 10, 1765 lists him as a member of the graduating class of 1765 at Princeton University (then known as The College of New Jersey). He is buried in a vault at the Independent Congregational (Circular) Churchyard in Charleston.

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Richard Hutson, Cont. Cong., Lt. Gov.'s Timeline

July 9, 1748
Stoney Creek, Beaufort District, South Carolina
August 1, 1778
Age 30
Randolph County, North Carolina
Age 30
Guiflord, Randolph, North Carolina, United States
April 12, 1795
Age 46
Charleston, South Carolina, USA