John Drayton

1715–1779 (Age 64)
Saint Andrews Parish, Charleston, South Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life of John

When John Drayton was born about 1715, in Saint Andrews Parish, Charleston, South Carolina, British Colonial America, his father, Thomas Drayton, was 38 and his mother, Ann Fox, was 35. He married Sarah Cattell on 17 February 1737, in St. Andrews Parish, Berkeley, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 31 May 1779, in Saint Andrews Parish, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

John Drayton
1715–1779
Sarah Cattell
1720–1740
Marriage: 17 February 1737
Stephen Fox Drayton
1737–1739
William Drayton
1738–1740

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
17 February 1737
St. Andrews Parish, Berkeley, South Carolina, United States
children

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Parents & Siblings

siblings

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World Events (5)

1721 · Incorporated as a Royal Colony

Age 6

On May 29, 1721, Sir Francis Nicholson is appointed as the Royal Governor of South Carolina by King George I.
1733 · Colonists Arrive in Charleston

Age 18

On January 13, 1733, James Oglethorpe and around 130 colonists arrive in Charleston. Even though they land here, they are to go down to Georgia and establish it as a colony.
1739 · Stono Rebellion

Age 24

The Stono Rebellion on September 9, 1739, is a slave revolt led by Angolan slave Jemmy. They end up killing around 30 white people. This is one of three revolts that happen in 1739, that led to more regulation over the Blacks

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the very numerous places in England named Drayton, from Old English dræg ‘drag’, ‘portage’, ‘slipway’, or ‘sledge’ (a place where boats were dragged across land or where loads had to be dragged uphill or on sledges across wet ground, from dragan ‘to draw or drag’) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Story Highlight

Governor John Drayton - Drayton Hall, South Carolina

First Generation: 1738-1784 John Drayton (c. 1715-1779) was born on the plantation now known as Magnolia Plantation and Its Gardens, located just north of Drayton Hall along the Ashley River. The Dra …

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Sources (3)

  • John Drayton in entry for Charlotte Bull, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • John Drayton in entry for Charlotte Bull, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • John Drayton, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"

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