Burlingham Rudd was about twenty-one years old when he arrived at the British colony of South Carolina in late 1728, early 1729. Even though he left few records behind, much can be learned about him. This blog is written in narrative fashion in an attempt to tell the story of his life and that of his progeny. These anecdotes are based on found records and historical events to provide context and reveal the probable circumstances of their lives, and identify the generations as the family grew.
~ Era of the American Revolution ~
Part 2 ~ From Declaration to Nation, 1776-1783
The American Rattle Snake is a political cartoon that appeared in British newspapers in 1782 calling for an end to the Revolutionary War. Of course, in Britain it wasn’t called a revolution, it was an insurgency led by some malcontents in the American colonies. The rattlesnake is coiled in three circles. One represents the British defeat at Saratoga in October 1777, the second represents the British defeat at Yorktown in October 1781, and third empty coil has a sign that says “apartment for lett for military gentlemen” insinuating that if the British military continues the war, Americans will accommodate them with another defeat.