At age fifteen Henry began working as a clerk for a local merchant. When he was eighteen, not yet having found his profession, he married Sarah Shelton who was sixteen at the time. Her dowry was a 600-acre farm called Pine Slash, a house and six slaves. Henry’s first attempt as a planter got ruined when fire destroyed his house in 1757 (Red Hill). Near his twenty-fourth birthday he decided he was going to become a lawyer.
At the age of sixteen he dropped out of school to work on his mother's farm. When he began, Newton got off to a slow start in school, but eventually got well into his work until he was the top of his class. Newton was a gifted child and he always took advantage of his skills. Midway in his course at King's School, it became apparent to him that farming was not in the cards. At the age of 19, he entered Trinity College, Cambridge (Newton, 1998).
A couple days after John's birth, he was baptized. John's father, George was a farmer who owned his own business. Both John's parents, George and Alice, expected him to become a farmer and take over his father's business. John had other plans, he wanted to explore to world. John's education was short, but that was usual for boys.
Allos’ dad stopped them and when it was over, Leon left the town with his bride and started a new life. Amado, the youngest of his four brothers, who was attending grade school in town living with his mother and their baby sister. His father brought him to the village to help them on their farming. His other brother, Luciano was on camp serving the United States. They all worked so hard for his brother Macario, who was attending high school at the province capital.
As a teen, he was famous around town for training horses with ease, a skill that would help Grant in his years in the army. (Smith, 21-23) After Grant's seventeenth birthday, his father suggested that he go to West Point. 1 2 Initially, Grant did not want to go, but reluctantly, agreed to apply. His only motivation for going to West Point was to travel around the world. The congressman in charge of scheduling an appointment for Grant wrote down his name not as Hir... ... middle of paper ... ... provide for his family after he was gone.
Cesar left school after the eighth grade to help support his family. Cesar served as CSO national director in the late 1950's and early 1960's. But his dream was to create an organization to help farm workers whose suffering he had shared. In 1962, after failing to convince the CSO to commit itself to farm worker organizing, he resigned his paid CSO job, the first regular paying job he had. He moved to Delano, California where he founded the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA).
Who was Joseph McCarthy? 	Joseph R. McCarthy was born in 1908 on a family farm in Wisconsin. He went to a country school and decided he was done with his education at the young age of 14. After that, he explained to his family that he was finished with his studies and wanted to become a farmer like his father. 	Joe began a profitable business of raising chickens after borrowing a plot of land from his father.
When James was barely eight, James and his family, moved to Grand Calumet, where his father, John, began to work as a saw hand (The Lincoln Library of Sports Champions 124-127). But when James was barely nine years old, he was orphaned when both of his parents passed away because they had contracted typhoid fever while working in the milling community (Biography of James Naismith). After the death of his parents he was sent to live with his maternal grand mother. But they didn’t live there for very long. James Naismith’s grandmother passed away, and again the Naismith children were moved to their maternal uncle’s, Peter Young, house.
Follow your dreams and they will become reality. This man, was Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Jr. got named after his father Michael Martin Luther King Sr. When King Jr. was born his birth name was Michael. His father later changed him and his son's name to Martin in honor of German reformer Martin Luther. King Sr. was a poor boy, working with his grandfather till the age of 16 as a sharecropper just outside of Atlanta in the small town of Stockbridge, Georgia.
His father was a merchant seaman and was away when John was born. Julia taught Lennon how to play the banjo, piano, and bought him his first guitar while his father was away during his childhood. John Lennon got his name from Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his paternal grandfather John “Jack” Lennon. While his father was away from home he sent regular payments to Lennon and Julia back in Liverpool. The payments stopped in February of 1944, after he went absent without leave, he returned six months later.