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

Button Gwinnett was one of three Georgia signers of the Declaration of Independence. He served in Georgia’s colonial legislature¬†in the Second Continental Congress, and as president of Georgia’s Revolutionary Council of Safety. Born in April 1735 in Down Hatherly, Gloucestershire, … Continue reading

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

“George Ross’s father was born at Balblair, Scotland, in 1679 or 1680. Rev. George Aeneas, the 5th Laird Balblair Ross (b.1679, d.1754), had 2 wives and 16 children, and was an Anglican clergyman who had immigrated from Scotland. The paternal … Continue reading

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

Born to a wealthy family of the Hudson River Valley of New York (like 160,000 acres on the eastern side of Hudson River wealthy), Philip Livingston was a merchant and a philanthropist. The Livingston family’s wealth provided them with political … Continue reading

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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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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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