Thomas Lynch, Jr

Thomas Lynch, Jr., born in 1749 in what is presently known as Georgetown County, South Carolina. His father was a wealthy rice planter, a revolutionary, and politically powerful. While growing up, Lynch attended a school called the Indigo Society School, and later attended Eton and Cambridge in England. He took up the study of law while he was abroad, but upon his return home he decided to get married and settle down at Peach Tree Plantation (gift from his father) instead.