Lt. Col. Francis Huger (Continental Army)

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Francis Huger

Birthplace: Limerick Plantation, Berkeley, South Carolina
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Huger, II and Ann LeJau
Brother of Paul Huger; Margaret Huger (twin) and Baby Girl Huger (twin)
Half brother of Congressman Daniel Huger; Brig. Gen. Isaac Huger (Cont. Army); John Huger; Benjamin Huger and UNKNOWN Huger

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About Lt. Col. Francis Huger (Continental Army)

Francis Huger (1751-1800) was the son of Daniel Huger Jr and wife Anne Le Jau. Educated in England. Jilted by English fiancee when he supported American Revolution, he never married.

His parents had both died when he was only three years old, leaving him a substantial inheritance that he would put to good use. In 1766, Francis traveled to England to receive an education. He studied for two years at Eton and went on to Cambridge University.

He returned to South Carolina at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. Francis Huger earned the rank of Captain in Colonel William Moultrie’s Second Regiment of Regulars. In this position, he would help reinforce the provincial troops at Fort Johnson following its seizure from British control in September 1775. The next year he fought the British at at the Battle of Fort Moultrie.Francis was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel and named Deputy Quartermaster General for the Southern Continental troops. Additionally, he lent the government of South Carolina a total of £42,410 to assist them in their fight for American independence.

Francis Huger has been recognized by the DAR as an American patriot for his military service. His DAR number is A059032.

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Lt. Col. Francis Huger (Continental Army)'s Timeline

June 19, 1751
Berkeley, South Carolina
August 20, 1800
Age 49