July 4, 1776 – Meet the Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Today, I am enjoying some quiet time with family and my writing, but I thought some of you might wish a second chance to explore my pieces on the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. It took me a little over a year to compile these stories. Enjoy! 

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Signers of the Declaration of Independence

John Adams (MA), John Adams, American Founding Father and the “Atlas of Independence”

https://reginajeffers.blog/2016/10/31/john-adams-american-founding-father-and-the-atlas-of-independence/

Samuel Adams (MA), Samuel Adams, “Poster Boy” of the American Uprising and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/09/16/samuel-adams-poster-boy-of-the-american-uprising-and-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

Josiah Bartlett (NH), Josiah Bartlett, “President” of New Hampshire and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.blog/2016/11/21/josiah-bartlett-president-of-new-hampshire-and-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

Carter Braxton (VA), Carter Braxton, Father of 18 and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/09/09/carter-braxton-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

Charles Carroll (MD), Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the Last of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence to Pass

https://reginajeffers.blog/2016/12/22/charles-carroll-of-carrollton-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

Samuel Chase (MD), Only U. S. Supreme Court Judge to Face Impeachment Charges and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/samuel-chase-only-u-s-supreme-court-judge-to-face-impeachment-charges-and-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

Abraham Clark (NJ), Signer of the Declaration of Independence and “The Poor Man’s Counselor” https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/02/15/abraham-clark-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

George Clymer (PA), Captain of the “Silk Stockings” and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/george-clymer/

William Ellery (RI) What Does a Popular Party Game Have in Common with William Ellery, Signer of the Declaration of Independence?

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2015/12/22/william-ellery-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence-and/

William Floyd (NY) So What Do President Abraham Lincoln and Rock Legend David Crosby Have in Common? William Floyd, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/so-what-do-president-abraham-lincoln-and-rock-legend-david-crosby-have-in-common-william-floyd/

Benjamin Franklin (PA) Benjamin Franklin, Genius and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/08/17/benjamin-franklin-genius-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

Elbridge Gerry (MA) Eldridge Gerry, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Source of “Gerrymandering” https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/07/18/elbridge-gerry-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence-and-the-source-of-gerrymandering/

Button Gwinnett (GA), A Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Who Died in a Duel

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/button-gwinnett-a-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence-who-died-in-a-duel/

Lyman Hall (GA), Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Founder of the University of Georgia

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/04/12/lyman-hall-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence-and-founder-of-the-university-of-georgia/

John Hart (NJ), John Hart, a Man Who Sacrificed Everything as a Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/john-hart-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

John Hancock (MA), “Put Your John Hancock on the Line!” ~ Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/01/12/8728/

Benjamin Harrison (MD), Congressional “Falstaff” and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/04/07/benjamin-harrison-congressional-falstaff-and-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

John Hart (NJ), a Man Who Sacrificed Everything as a Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/john-hart-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

Joseph Hewes (NC), the Bachelor Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/joseph-hewes-the-bachelor-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

Thomas Heyward, Jr. (SC) Thomas Heyward, Jr., Patriotic Songwriter and Signer of the Declaration of Independence https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/07/28/thomas-heyward-jr-patriotic-songwriter-and-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

William Hooper (NC): “Prophet” and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/06/17/william-hooper-prophet-and-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

Stephen Hopkins (RI), Surveyor, Astronomer, and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/stephen-hopkins-surveyor-astronomer-and-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

Francis Hopkinson (NJ), Francis Hopkinson, Designer of the U. S. Flag and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/09/30/francis-hopkinson-designer-of-the-u-s-flag-and-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

Samuel Huntington (CT), Signer of the Declaration of Independence and First President of the United States

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/samuel-huntington-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence-and-first-president-of-the-united-states/

Thomas Jefferson (VA), Thomas Jefferson, the Signer Who Wrote the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/08/31/thomas-jeffers-the-signer-who-wrote-the-declaration-of-independence/

Francis Lightfoot Lee (VA), Francis Lightfoot Lee, Part of Virginia’s Lee Family Dynasty and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/10/14/francis-lightfoot-lee-part-of-the-lee-family-dynasty-and-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

Richard Henry Lee (VA), Signer of the Declaration of Independence and the “Cicero” Who Advocated for a Bill of Rights

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/richard-henry-lee-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence-and-the-cicero-who-advocated-for-a-bill-of-rights/

Francis Lewis (NY), a founder of the Sons of Liberty and a Signer of the Declaration of independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/03/21/francis-lewis-a-founder-of-the-sons-of-liberty-and-a-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

Philip Livingston (NY), Signer of the Declaration of Independence and “Lord of the Manor”

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/philip-livingston-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence-lord-of-the-manor/

Thomas Lynch, Jr. (SC), Thomas Lynch, Jr., the Youngest of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence to Meet His Death

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/08/05/thomas-lynch-jr-the-youngest-of-the-signers-of-the-declaration-of-independence-to-meet-his-death/

Thomas McKean (DE), The “Last” Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/03/29/thomas-mckean/

Arthur Middleton (SC) (or is it Andrew Marvell?), Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/06/28/arthur-middleton-or-is-it-andrew-marvell-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

Lewis Morris (NY), Lewis Morris, Lord of Morrisania Manor and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/04/22/lewis-morris-lord-of-morrisania-manor-and-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

Robert Morris (PA), Signer of the Declaration of Independence and America’s First True Capitalist

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/01/29/robert-morris-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence-and-americas-first-true-capitalist/

John Morton (PA), the “Keystone” Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/04/04/john-morton-the-keystone-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

Thomas Nelson, Jr. (VA), Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Descendant of Edward III

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2015/12/28/another-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence-thomas-nelson-jr-descendant-of-edward-iii/

William Paca (MD), William Paca, Rabble Rouser and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.blog/2016/11/30/william-paca-rabblerouser-and-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

Robert Treat Paine (MA), “The Objection Maker” and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/03/11/robert-treat-paine-the-objection-maker-and-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

John Penn (NC), A Man Who Aided in Cornwallis’s Defeat and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/05/06/john-penn/

George Read (DE), George Read, the Only Signer Who Voted Against the Declaration of Independence, But Still Signed It

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/09/23/george-read-the-only-signer-who-voted-against-the-declaration-of-independence-but-still-signed-it/

Caesar Rodney (DE), Caesar Rodney, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, and His Famous “Midnight Ride”to Save a Nation

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/10/27/caesar-rodney-a-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence-and-his-famous-midnight-rideto-save-a-nation/

George Ross (PA), Defender of States’ Rights and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/05/10/george-ross-defender-of-states-rights-and-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

Benjamin Rush (PA), Signer of the Declaration of Independence and “Father of American Psychiatry” https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/01/04/benjamin-rush-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence-and-father-of-american-psychiatry/

Edward Rutledge (SC), Youngest Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/11/11/edward-rutledge-youngest-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

Roger Sherman (CT), Roger Sherman, Signer of the Articles of Association, Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the U. S. Constitution

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/04/28/roger-sherman-signer-of-the-articles-of-association-declaration-of-independence-the-articles-of-confederation-and-the-u-s-constitution/

James Smith (PA), Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Congressional “Cut-Up”   https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/07/12/james-smith-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

Richard Stockton (NJ), Richard Stockton, A Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Who Was Reviled for Recanting His Allegiance

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/10/04/richard-stockton-a-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence-who-was-reviled-for-recanting-his-allegiance/

Thomas Stone (MD), Thomas Stone, A Man Who Loved His Wife and a Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/10/20/thomas-stone-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

George Taylor (PA), From Indentured Servant to Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/george-taylor-from-indentured-servant-to-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

Matthew Thornton (NH), President of New Hampshire and Signer of the Declaration of Independence https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/06/24/matthew-thornton-president-of-new-hampshire-and-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

George Walton (GA), the Orphaned Signer of the Declaration of Independence

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/02/02/george-walton-the-orphaned-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

William Whipple (NH), Signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Man Whose Slaves Fought Along Side Him

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/01/14/william-whipple-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence-a-man-whose-slaves-fought-along-side-him/

William Williams (CT), “I have signed the Declaration of Independence. I shall be hung.”

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/william-williams/

James Wilson (PA), James Wilson, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence Who Spent Time in Debtor’s Prison

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/09/02/james-wilson-a-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence-who-spent-time-in-debtors-prison/

John Knox Witherspoon (NJ), Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Author of a Colonial Blockbuster

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/02/05/john-knox-witherspoon-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence-and-author-of-a-colonial-blockbuster/

Oliver Walcott (CT), the Signer of the Declaration of Independence who Melted King George’s Statue for Revolutionary Bullets

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/oliver-wolcott-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

George Wythe (VA), a Signer of the Declaration of Independence Who Was Poisoned by His Heir

https://reginajeffers.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/george-wythe-a-signer-of-the-declaration-of-independence-who-was-poisoned-by-his-heir/

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About reginajeffers

Regina Jeffers is the award-winning author of Austenesque, Regency and contemporary novels.
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4 Responses to July 4, 1776 – Meet the Signers of the Declaration of Independence

  1. Fantastic research, Regina. I have followed this series but certainly have not read all the posts, so this is a wonderful reference for me to keep and catch up on those I’ve missed. I hope you will not eliminate the posts from your blog. At least not until I can finish reading them. Thanks for these gems!

    • I rarely eliminate posts from my blog, La Deetda. I do occasionally update them, but I will not be doing away with this series. The Jeffers family is a small branch on Thomas Jefferson’s family tree.

  2. Paula says:

    Thank you for all the effort and care that went into these, Regina. Reading these bios sure does explain a lot about our country.

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