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“Put Your John Hancock on the Line!” Signer of the Declaration of Independence

With the flamboyant signature on the Declaration of Independence, John Hancock is a name easily remembered. But what do we know of Hancock’s life? John Hancock was born on 23 January 1737 in Baintree, Massachusetts (now known as Quincy, Massachusetts), … Continue reading

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Benjamin Rush, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and “Father of American Psychiatry”

Although he had his┬ádetractors, Benjamin Rush was considered (USHistory.org) an “eminent physician, writer, educator, humanitarian, and as interesting a figure as one could find in the formation of the United States. A wildly popular and much loved man, he was … Continue reading

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Another Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Descendant of Edward III

I hope you are enjoying this series on the signers of the Declaration of Independence as much as I. Many of these men held deeps roots to family in England. Thomas Nelson of Virginia was one such man. His grandfather … Continue reading

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

After the successful piece on William Floyd, I thought I might look at some of the others signers of the Declaration of Independence. After all, I have plenty of research on the period lying around. Perhaps it might lead another … Continue reading

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So What Do President Abraham Lincoln and Rock Legend David Crosby Have in Common? William Floyd

I am currently writing a novel set in America in the years after the American War for Independence, which means I am immersed in Revolutionary War history and, specifically, in the men who signed the Declaration of Independence and who … Continue reading

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