What three American Patriots did FX Sanchez help to survive the prison in Castillo de San Marcos?When Francisco Xavier Sanchez fed and clothed the Spanish sailors held prisoner by the English in the fort in Saint Augustine, there were three men also jailed who were American patriots and later signed the Declaration of Independence. These men were:
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
of Saint Helena Parish, South Carolina, 7/28/1746 - 3/6/1809. He was a lawyer and a plantation owner, who was married twice and fathered eight children before he died at the age of 62.
Submitted by the Rev. Dee Graham with assistance from Cindy Weatherby, DAR, and by Jon Wilson, journalist with the Florida Historical Quarterly. Watch the upcoming issue for his story about Los Flordianos. (1/15/2015)