When Rebecca Kelley was born about 1773, in Greenville, South Carolina, United States, her father, William Kelley, was 16 and her mother, Rebecca Jennings, was 18. She had at least 3 sons and 6 daughters with Young Eskew. She lived in Saint Andrews Parish, Charleston, South Carolina, United States in 1800. She died in 1820, in Greenville, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 48.
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island
On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion
Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.