Patrick Henry

Son of Scottish immigrants to Virginia and named after his clergyman-uncle, Patrick Henry with his ringing voice and unvarnished rhetoric led his countrymen into rebellion against the tyranny of King George; he was christened “The Trumpet of the Revolution.”
As a youngster he had sat at the feet of the great preacher Samuel Davies during the “Great Awakening,” much to the displeasure of his father but with the insistence of his mother. Patrick married his seventeen year old neighbor and began his working life as a rather unsuccessful farmer and tavern-keeper near the county courthouse.