A illegitimate son of an Scottish immigrant and a a British West Indian who happened to be married to someone else at the time, was born. His name was, Alexander Hamilton.
Charleston, Nevis 1755
When he was about 13, his mother died from yellow fever leaving him an orphan. He was soon taken in by a prosperous merchant.
When he reached his teens, he was sent to New York to pursue his education and he took an early role in the militia as the American Revolutionary War began.
1774- was enrolled in King's College at age 16.
1777, he participates in the battle of Princeton.
Elected to the Continental Congress in 1782 but resigned in 1783 and became a lawyer in New York.
1798, he is elected as second in command by George Washington.
1804 in a duel with Aaron Burr. The duel occurred early in the morning of July 11, 1804, Vice President Burr shot Hamilton, while Hamilton's shot broke a tree branch directly above Burr's head. Hamilton was carried to the home of William Bayard Jr. where he died the next day.