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

The Bartlett family of Massachusetts traces its roots to William the Conqueror. The family’s records in Stopham show that Brian, a knight (described in ancient sources as Guido de Brionne), and his Esquire, Adam Barttelot, sailed over from the Liseux district … Continue reading

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Matthew Thornton, President of New Hampshire and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

One of three New Hampshire men to sign the Declaration of Independence, Matthew Thornton, physician, soldier, patriot, agitated against the Stamp Act of 1765, presided over the Provincial Congress in 1775, served in the State Senate and as an associate … Continue reading

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

Today we have a look at another signer of the Declaration of Independence, one of which you likely are not familiar.  William Whipple was born in 1730 in Kittery, Maine. His father William was a brewer and his mother the … Continue reading

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