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

William Hooper, one of North Carolina’s three signers of the  Declaration of Independence, was the oldest of five children of the Scots divine, the Reverend William Hooper (1704–14 Apr. 1767), second rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Boston, Mass., and Mary Dennie … Continue reading

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

George Wythe (pronounced “with”) was born in 1726 (the second son of three children) at Chesterville in what is now Hampton, Virginia. His father was Thomas Wythe, a planter who died soon after George’s birth. Wythe was reared by his … Continue reading

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

May 11, 2016, marked over 240 years since John Hart’s death. Hart, a signer of the Declaration from New Jersey was one of the many noted Christians among the Founding Fathers. WallBuilders, a Christian based historical group, recently posted some of our legal … Continue reading

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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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John Penn: A Man Who Aided in Cornwallis’s Defeat and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Patriot, Continental Congress member, and North Carolina signer of the Declaration of Independence, John Penn was a native of Caroline County, Virginia.  Like many others who risked their lives to bring freedom to the American states, Penn’s contributions are often … Continue reading

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

In 1723, when Sherman was 2 years of age, his family relocated from his Newton, MA, birthplace to Dorchester (present Stoughton). As a boy, Roger read widely in his spare time to supplement his minimal education at a common school. Sherman … Continue reading

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

Lewis Morris III was born on April 8, 1726, in Morrisania, New York, into a rich and privileged family. In 1762, upon the death of his father, Lewis inherited the family estate, Morrisania, which covered about 2000 acres, and resembled a small … Continue reading

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

Samuel Chase was born in Somerset County, Maryland, 11 April 1741. His father Thomas Chase graduated from both Eton and Cambridge. At Eton, he earned honors in both Latin and Hebrew; later, at Cambridge, he studied medicine and earned a … Continue reading

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

Lyman Hall was one of three Georgians to sign the Declaration of Independence. He served as a representative to the Continental Congress and as governor of Georgia (1783-84). Hall was born April 12, 1724, in Wallingford, Connecticut, the fourth of eight … Continue reading

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