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George Rogers Clark (b. November 19, 1752, d. date unknown)George Rogers Clark (son of John Clark and Ann Rogers) was born November 19, 1752, and died date unknown.
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Note: General George Rogers Clark was a Revolutionary War Veteran and the founder of Louisville, Kentucky.
He was an excellent frontiersman, a skilled Indian negotiator and a superb Military commander. Concerned with the safety of settlers exposed to attack from both the British and their Indian allies in the American Revolution, he led an expedition north of the Ohio River to capture British outposts. His Military exploits in Illionis, Kentucky and Ohio helped to secure those regions for the United States.
Tragically, after serving his country faithfully, George in his old age was left to a life of povery and obscurity. The State of Virginia gave him a sword as a token of thanks, to which he replied, "When Virginia needed a sword, I gave her one. She sends me now a toy. I want bread".