Are there wikitree profiles for the Continental Congress?

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Sharon, Have you looked at the 1776 Project?

Under that project is a subproject for Amerian Founding Fathers which includes four groups of signers of the 4 major US Documents. The AFF includes profiles of the members of the different sessions of the Continental Congress, some of whom did not sign the documents.

 

See Also:

American Found Fathers Wikitree Genealogy Guide

Category: American Founding Fathers

Category: Continental Congress (Incomplete)

Let us know if you are looking to do something specific?

by Michael Stills G2G6 Pilot (397k points)
Thanks! I am watching American Revolution on AHC and wondering what we have on the folks profiled in this documentaary.

Sharon

Awesome.  I should be watching too!  Let us know if we need to add anything.  Or better yet, if you identify with someone who is missing or needs a better profile, jump in an create or update it.

We also have the Special Improvement Projects.

We would love to have you join the 1776 Project.

Thanks.  Six hours and then it repeats. 8pm-2am EST I set the DVR.

Details important  lesser- known people of the Rev War. Joseph Warren, John Hanson, Prescott, Ludington, and more.I have to watch it again.I will let you know about the  1776 project. I am part of so many projects already!

Sharon

This is from one of those chain email things, but the info is good. These eight Presidents of the Continental Congress seem to all have profiles, but they are inconsistent, and there is no President category for them.

They were at least as important as some of the more minor US Presidents after 1789, so I think they should have a consistent category, at least.

1. John Hanson
2. Elias Boudinot (1782-83),
3. Thomas Mifflin (1783-84),
4. Richard Henry Lee (1784-85),
5. John Hancock (1785-86),
6. Nathan Gorman (1786-87),
7. Arthur St. Clair (1787-88), and
8. Cyrus Griffin (1788-89),
...all served prior to George Washington ever taking office

 

Steven, Some treatment should be given to each of the Continental Congress'.

I believe that this Category: Continental Congress (Incomplete) collects them.  Their service was more like presiding officer's rather than as President as we know it today.  They did not have the powers as we think of the President today. The debate then is what is meant by President. 

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