Doesn't have to be your exact home town, but your area, where you grew up and hung out. (city dwellers: if yer from Bensonhurst, don't give me rappers from Bed Stuy) I read through these the other day when looking over my town's wiki and checking out the nearby places. There are 3 who stand out to me: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_B._Montgomery - Naval Officer who raised the American flag over San Francisco, sending the beaners on their way. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_A._Newell - Former Governor of NJ and the Washington Territory, and US Representative who's Newell Act set up the US Life Saving Service, which was the pre cursor to the Coast Guard. And here is a shady fuck: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_Imlay - First Lt. in the Continental Army, fled to Europe from KY after racking up lots of debt in land speculation, worked in the American Embassy in France during their Revolution, knocked up British feminist write Mary Wollstonecraft, cheated on her, abandoned their daughter when Mary died. Finally, one of Abe Lincoln's aunts is buried in an old dilapidated cemetery here https://lostinjersey.wordpress.com/2009/04/02/the-cemetery-of-abraham-lincolns-great-aunt/ and President John Adams' brother was a resident of the town.