Category: American Founding Fathers

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American Founding Fathers

The Founding Fathers of the United States of America were political leaders and statesmen who participated in the American Revolution by signing the United States Declaration of Independence, taking part in the American Revolutionary War, and establishing the United States Constitution.[1]

The religious affiliations and beliefs of the Founders. Of the 55 delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, 49 were Protestants, and two were Roman Catholics (D. Carroll, and Fitzsimons). Among the Protestant delegates to the Constitutional Convention, 28 were Church of England (or Episcopalian, after the American Revolutionary War was won), eight were Presbyterians, seven were Congregationalists, two were Lutherans, two were Dutch Reformed, and two were Methodists.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." - Declaration of Independence

Here are leading figures of the American Revolution and founding, along with other WikiTree pages of significance to the Founding Fathers period.

List of the United States Founding Fathers (and Mothers) on Wikipedia

We've also created and sourced a special WikiTree page to assist in tracking the American Founding fathers click WikiTree Genealogy Guide American Founding Fathers to learn more.



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People or pages in American Founding Fathers

There are 200 profiles on this category page.

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  • Andrew Adams Esq. 11 Dec 1736 Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, New England - 27 Nov 1797
  • John Adams 30 Oct 1735 Braintree, Norfolk County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England - 4 Jul 1826
  • Samuel Adams Jr. 16 Sep 1722 Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony - 2 Oct 1803
  • Thomas Adams 1730 New Kent, Virginia - Aug 1788
  • Ethan Allen 10 Jan 1738 Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut - 12 Feb 1789
  • Richard Allen 14 Feb 1760 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 26 Mar 1831
  • John Alsop 1724 New Windsor, Orange, New York - 22 Nov 1794

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  • Abraham Baldwin 22 Nov 1754 North Guilford, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut - 4 Mar 1807
  • John Banister III 26 Dec 1734 Petersburg, Virginia Colony - 30 Sep 1788
  • Josiah Bartlett 21 Nov 1729 Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts - 19 May 1795
  • Richard Bassett 2 Apr 1745 Cecil, Maryland - 15 Sep 1815
  • Gunning Bedford 13 Apr 1747 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 30 Mar 1812
  • Egbert Benson 21 Jun 1746 New York City, New York - 24 Aug 1833
  • Edward Biddle 1738 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 5 Sep 1779
  • John Blair 1732 Williamsburg, Virginia - 31 Aug 1800
  • Richard Bland II 6 May 1710 Jordan's Point, Berkeley, Charles City , Virginia - 26 Oct 1776
  • William Blount 26 Mar 1749 Rosefield, Windsor, Bertie, North Carolina - 21 Mar 1800
  • Simon Boerum 29 Feb 1724 New Lots, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York - 11 Jul 1775
  • Elias Boudinot IV abt 2 May 1740 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 24 Oct 1821
  • Carter Braxton 10 Sep 1736 Newington Plantation in Livingston, Virginia - 10 Oct 1797
  • David Brearley 11 Jun 1745 Spring Grove Farm, Maidenhead Township, Hunterdon County, Province of New Jersey - 16 Aug 1790
  • Jacob Broom 17 Oct 1752 Delaware - 25 Apr 1810
  • Aaron Burr Jr. 6 Feb 1756 Newark, Province of New Jersey, British America - 14 Sep 1836
  • Pierce Butler 11 Jul 1744 County Carlow, Ireland - 15 Feb 1822

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  • William Ellery 2 Dec 1727 Newport, Newport, Rhode Island - 15 Feb 1820
  • Oliver Ellsworth 29 Apr 1745 Windsor, Connecticut, British America - 26 Nov 1807

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  • Lewis Morris 1726 Morrisania, Bronx, New York - 22 Jan 1798
  • Robert Morris Jr. 31 Jan 1734 Liverpool, Lancashire, England - 18 May 1806
  • John Morton 10 Mar 1724 Ridley Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania - 1 Apr 1777

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  • Thomas Nelson 26 Dec 1738 Yorktown, York County, Virginia - 4 Jan 1789

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  • James Otis Jr. 5 Feb 1725 West Barnstable, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts Bay - 23 May 1783
  • Mercy (Otis) Warren 14 Sep 1728 Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America - 19 Oct 1814

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  • George Walton abt Dec 1749 Cumberland County, Virginia - 2 Feb 1804
  • John Walton abt 1738 Virginia, United States - 24 Jun 1783
  • Samuel Ward 25 May 1725 Newport, Rhode Island - 26 Mar 1776
  • Joseph Warren 11 Jun 1741 Roxbury, Province of Massachusetts Bay - 17 Jun 1775
  • George Washington 22 Feb 1732 Pope's Creek, Westmoreland County, Virginia Colony - 14 Dec 1799
  • Anthony Wayne 1 Jan 1745 Waynesborough, Chester, Pennsylvania Colony - 15 Dec 1796
  • Noah Webster Jr. L.L.D. 16 Oct 1758 West Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut - 2 May 1843
  • John Wentworth Jr. 17 Jul 1745 Somersworth, New Hampshire - 17 Jan 1787
  • William Whipple 14 Jan 1730 Kittery, York, Maine - 28 Nov 1785
  • John Williams 14 Mar 1731 Hanover County, Virginia - 10 Oct 1799
  • Hugh Williamson 5 Dec 1735 West Nottingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania - 22 May 1819
  • William Williams 1731 Lebanon, New London,Connecticut Colony, New England - 2 Aug 1811
  • Thomas Willing 19 Dec 1731 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 19 Jan 1821
  • James Wilson 14 Sep 1742 Carskerdo, Scotland - 28 Aug 1798
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