Capt. John "Jack" Jouett, Jr.
Aged: 67.2 years
Jack Jouett rode forty miles at night from Cuckoo Tavern in Louisa County, to Charlottesville and Monticello to warn Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and others that British Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton and his army were enroute to capture them. They escaped.
In honor of his heroism, the Virginia Assembly awarded Captain Jouett a “brace of silver mounted pistols and a jeweled sword.”