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July Drayton Hall Trivia

American Revolution, Trivia

How did John Drayton, builder of Drayton Hall, die?

John Drayton died while evacuating from Drayton Hall in 1779, with the Revolutionary War waging around him. He suffers a seizure on a boat on the Cooper River and is brought ashore where he died in what seems to be a pub alongside the river near Strawberry Ferry. He was 64 at the time of his death (b. 1715 – d. 1779).  The exact burial location of John Drayton is unknown.