Tag Archives: signer of the Declaration of Independence

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

Wilson was born on 14 September 1742 at Carskerdo, near St. Andrews, Scotland, and educated at the universities of St. Andrews, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. There is some speculation that he did not finish his studies for he emigrated to America, arriving … Continue reading

Posted in American History, British history, Declaration of Independence, Georgian England, Georgian Era, Great Britain, history | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Thomas Jefferson, the Signer Who Wrote the Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson, author of the American Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president, was born on April 13, 1743, at the Shadwell plantation located just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. Jefferson was born into one of the most prominent families … Continue reading

Posted in American History, architecture, British history, buildings and structures, Declaration of Independence, Georgian England, Georgian Era, Great Britain, political stance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Benjamin Franklin, Genius Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Benjamin Franklin was known as a printer and publisher, a writer, a scientist and inventor, a philosopher and a philanthropist. The son of a candlemaker, Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17, 1706. He was the youngest son … Continue reading

Posted in American History, British history, Declaration of Independence, Georgian England, Georgian Era, Great Britain, history, military | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Benjamin Franklin, Genius Signer of the Declaration of Independence

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

Thomas Lynch, Jr., was born at Hopseewee Plantation in Prince George’s Parish, Winyah, South Carolina, on August 5, 1749. [This handsome home exists today on 58 acres on the Santee River on the gateway to Georgetown city and the Santee … Continue reading

Posted in American History, British history, Declaration of Independence, Georgian England, Georgian Era, Great Britain, history, Living in the Regency, world history | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Thomas Heyward, Jr., Patriotic Songwriter and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Thomas Heyward was born in St. Luke’s parish, on July 28, 1746, in the province of Old House, Beaufort Count, South Carolina. His father, Colonel Daniel Heyward, was a planter of great wealth, which he had chiefly acquired by his industry. … Continue reading

Posted in American History, British history, Declaration of Independence, Georgian England, history | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Elbridge Gerry, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Source of “Gerrymandering”

It is the duty of every man, though he may have but one day to live, to devote that day to the good of his country. —Elbridge Gerry Elbridge Gerry was born on July 17, 1744 in Marblehead, Massachusetts, the … Continue reading

Posted in American History, British history, Georgian England, history, real life tales | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

James Smith, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Congressional “Cut-Up”

James Smith was born in northern Ireland, in the Province of Ulster as the second son of a well-to-do farmer, John Smith in or around 1716 – 1719. He emigrated to Cheshire County Pennsylvania with his family when he but … Continue reading

Posted in American History, British history, Declaration of Independence, Georgian England, holidays | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on James Smith, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Congressional “Cut-Up”

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

Born on 3 July 1731, in Windham, New London, Connecticut, Samuel Huntington was the son of Nathaniel and Mehetabel (Thurston) Huntington. He was the fourth of ten children and the second son in the family. Nathaniel was a farmer and clothier at … Continue reading

Posted in American History, British history, buildings and structures, Declaration of Independence, Great Britain | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Born in June 26, 1742, Arthur Middleton was the son of Henry Middleton, 2nd President of the Continental Congress, and Mary Williams, only daughter of John Williams, a wealthy landowner, Justice of the Peace and member of the Assembly, at … Continue reading

Posted in American History, British history, Declaration of Independence, Georgian England, Georgian Era, history, Living in the Regency, Living in the UK, military, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in American History, British history, Declaration of Independence, Georgian England, Georgian Era, history, Living in the Regency, medicine, military, Regency era | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments