Author: tiggerandpooh PM
A biography on Banastre Tarleton.Rated: Fiction K - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 1,494 - Updated: 04-18-13 - Published: 02-09-13 - id: 3099796
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My biography of Banastre Tarleton
Banastre Tarleton was born August 21, 1754. His parents were John and Jane Tarleton. He had other siblings; Thomas, John, William, Bridget, and Clayton. It is said that Bridget was his favorite sibling. He was active, and paid more mind to playing than studying. When in teens, he went to Middle Temple, Oxford, then to University College. His father wanted him to be a lawyer. However, this was not to be. In 1773, John Tarleton died, leaving Ban an inheritance of $5,000. He squandered it all, though, and soon he was in debt. He persuaded his mother to buy him a cornetcy in the 1st Dragoon Guards. In 1775, Ban was part of Lord Cornwallis's company headed to the American Colonies.