Hector de Crèvecoeur

J. Hector St. John (born Michel-Guillaume-Saint-Jean de Crèvecoeur, December 31, 1735-November 12, 1813), a French-American author, was famous for his descriptions of life in colonial America. Crèvecoeur came to North America in 1755 and later became an English citizen and took the name J. Hector St. John. His writings caused many Europeans to emigrant to America. His most reknown work was Letters from an American Farmer (1782), perhaps the first work detailing the life and character of the average American at the close of the Revolutionary War.