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Who was the real first father of our country1 No it is not George Washington but a man who was such a patriot that no man that supported the American Revolution could hate He was one of most inspirational men the world has ever known and he desired only one thing a revolution Unfortunately he died almost a year before we the Americans achieved independence from Britain This first father of our country was Peyton Randolph The reason we call George Washington our first father of our country is because he was our first president and a great leader The better decision for a president however would be Peyton Randolph because he had slowly developed a hatred of Britain and had much more experience with judgments that could have a big impact on America because of his past accomplishmentsPeyton Randolph was born in or around Williamsburg in 1722 or 1723 He died in Philadelphia on October 22 1775 of an apoplectic stroke He was the second son of Sir John Randolph a rich landowner He had two other brothers Beverley Randolph named after his grandmother and John The Tory Randolph He also had one sister Mary Randolph He was related to the Jeffersons and his cousin was Thomas Jefferson Peyton Randolph married Betty Harrison of Berkeley in 1745 or 1746 An interesting fact about Betty Randolph is that she supposedly haunts the Peyton Randolph house along with her slave According to the docents working there they said it was extremely scary to be in that house at night it was haunted and still is today He had no children of his own with Betty Randolph Peyton Randolph was well educated he graduated the College of William and Mary and went to England to study law He became the kings attorney general in 1748 which allowed him to join a committee that altered particular laws Lets talk more about the haunting of Peyton Randolphs
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