Category: American Founding Fathers

Categories: United States of America, American Revolution | US History | US Political History

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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, overseeing the War of Independence from Great Britain, and establishing the United States Constitution.Wikipedia

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.

[Wikipedia:Founding Fathers of the United States#List of the Founding Fathers | 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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Person Profiles (198)

A

11 Dec 1736 Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, New England - 27 Nov 1797 photo
30 Oct 1735 Braintree, Suffolk, Province of Massachusetts Bay - 04 Jul 1826 photo
16 Sep 1722 Boston, Suffolk, Province of Massachusetts Bay - 02 Oct 1803 photo
1730 New Kent, Virginia - Aug 1788 photo
10 Jan 1738 Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony - 12 Feb 1789 photo
1724 New Windsor, Orange, New York - 22 Nov 1794 photo

B

22 Nov 1754 North Guilford, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut - 04 Mar 1807 photo
26 Dec 1734 Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, Colony of Virginia - 30 Sep 1788 photo
02 Dec 1729 Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony - 19 May 1795 photo
02 Apr 1745 Cecil, Maryland - 15 Sep 1815 photo
13 Apr 1747 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 30 Mar 1812 photo
21 Jun 1746 New York City, New York - 24 Aug 1833 photo
1738 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 05 Sep 1779 photo
17 Apr 1732 Williamsburg, Virginia - 31 Aug 1800 photo
06 May 1710 The Richard Bland House, Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA - 26 Oct 1776 photo
26 Mar 1749 Rosefield, Windsor, Bertie, North Carolina - 21 Mar 1800 photo
29 Feb 1724 New Lots, Kings, New York - 11 Jul 1775 photo
abt 02 May 1740 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 24 Oct 1821 photo
10 Sep 1736 Newington Plantation, King and Queen County, Colony of Virginia - 10 Oct 1797 photo
11 Jun 1745 Spring Grove Farm, Maidenhead Township, Hunterdon County, Province of New Jersey - 16 Aug 1790 photo
17 Oct 1752 Delaware - 25 Apr 1810 photo
06 Feb 1756 Newark, Essex, New Jersey - 14 Sep 1836 photo
abt 11 Jul 1744 County Carlow, Ireland - abt 15 Feb 1822 photo

C

19 Sep 1737 Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Province of Maryland - 14 Nov 1832 photo
22 Jul 1730 Upper Marlboro, Prince Georges Co, Province of Maryland - 05 Jul 1796 photo
03 Aug 1729 Joppa, Harford, Province of Maryland - 10 Nov 1789 photo
17 Apr 1741 Princess Anne, Somerset Co, Province of Maryland - 19 Jun 1811 photo
15 Feb 1726 Elizabeth, Essex, Colony of New Jersey - 15 Sep 1794 photo
19 Nov 1752 Albemarle County, Virginia - 13 Feb 1818 photo
abt 1721 Wagontown, West Colen Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania - 09 May 1790 photo
abt 26 Jul 1739 Little Britain, Ulster, New York - 20 Apr 1812 photo
abt 16 Mar 1739 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 23 Jan 1813 photo
abt 08 Jun 1717 Newport, Rhode Island - abt 04 Mar 1795
22 May 1755 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 16 Jul 1824 photo
1709 Elizabethtown, New Jersey - 01 Jul 1780 photo

D

13 Jun 1743 Charlestown, Massachusetts - 25 Apr 1811 photo
20 Jun 1756 Egremont, Cumberland, England - 29 Nov 1820 photo
16 Oct 1760 Elizabethtown, New Jersey - 09 Oct 1824 photo
24 Dec 1737 Groton, New London, Connecticut - 23 Sep 1789 photo
25 Jul 1727 Elizabethtown, Essex, New Jersey - 01 Jun 1795 photo
15 Nov 1732 Croisadore, Talbot County, Maryland. - 14 Feb 1808 photo
20 Sep 1742 Drayton Hall, St. Andrews Parish, Province of South Carolina - 03 Sep 1779 photo
06 Feb 1733 New York City, Province of New York - 01 Feb 1797 photo
abt 18 Mar 1747 Devon, England - 07 May 1799 photo
14 Sep 1721 Windham, Connecticut - 13 May 1807 photo

E

02 Dec 1727 Newport, Newport, Rhode Island - 15 Feb 1820 photo
29 Apr 1745 Windsor, Connecticut - 26 Nov 1807 photo

F

08 Jun 1748 Baltimore, Maryland - 16 Jul 1828 photo
10 Feb 1757 Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay - 04 Apr 1838
Oct 1741 Ireland - 26 Aug 1811 photo
17 Dec 1734 Mastic, Suffolk, New York Colony - 04 Aug 1821 photo
28 Sep 1726 Exeter, New Hampshire - 26 May 1790
17 Jan 1706 Boston, Suffolk County, Province of Massachusetts Bay - 17 Apr 1790 photo
26 Apr 1720 New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire - 21 Jun 1796

G

16 Feb 1724 Charleston, South Carolina - 28 Aug 1805 photo
29 Jan 1761 Geneva - 12 Aug 1849 photo
1731 West River, Anne Arundel, Maryland - 10 Aug 1803 photo
26 Jul 1727 Maldon, Essex, England - 10 Apr 1806 photo
17 Jul 1744 Marblehead, Massachusetts Bay Colony - 23 Nov 1814 photo
03 Aug 1755 Exeter, Rockingham, Colony of New Hampshire - 02 May 1814 photo
27 May 1738 Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts Bay - 11 Jun 1796 photo
27 Jul 1742 Forge Farm, Potowomut, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island - 19 Jun 1786 photo
01 Jan 1752 Gloucester, New Jersey - 30 Jan 1836 photo
abt 1732 Gloucestershire, England - 19 May 1777 photo

H

12 Apr 1724 Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut - 19 Oct 1790 photo
11 Jan 1757 Charlestown, Nevis, British West Indies - 12 Jul 1804 photo
12 Jan 1736 Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony - 08 Oct 1793 photo

H cont.

14 Apr 1721 Mulberry Grove, Port Tobacco Parish, Charles, Province of Maryland - 15 Nov 1783 photo
20 Apr 1723 Chowan, North Carolina - 28 Apr 1781 photo
05 Apr 1726 Berkley Plantation, Charles City County, Virginia - 24 Apr 1791 photo
abt 1713 Hopewell, New Jersey - 11 May 1779 photo
abt 1742 Albemarle County, Colony of Virginia - 06 Feb 1807
abt 1759 John Wayles Plantation the Forest, Albemarle County, Colony of Virginia - abt 1831
29 May 1736 Studley, Hanover County, Colony of Virginia - 06 Jun 1799 photo
09 Jul 1730 Princeton, New Jersey - 10 Nov 1779 photo
28 Jul 1746 St Luke's Parish, Province of South Carolina - 06 Mar 1809 photo
09 Jun 1738 Danvers, Massachusetts Bay - 02 Jan 1816 photo
17 Jun 1742 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts - 14 Oct 1790 photo
07 Mar 1707 Providence, Providence County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations - 13 Jul 1785 photo
21 Sep 1737 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 09 May 1791 photo
1736 Hartford, Connecticut - 04 Aug 1780
1746 Sumpter District, South Carolina - 12 Aug 1788 photo
abt 1755 Savannah, Chatham, Georgia Colony - 17 Mar 1813 photo
19 Sep 1714 Haverford Township, Chester, Pennsylvania - 11 Mar 1786
16 Jul 1731 Windham, Windham, Connecticut - 05 Jan 1796 photo
09 Jul 1748 Beaufort, South Carolina - 12 Apr 1795 photo

I

24 Oct 1749 New Haven, Connecticut - 31 Oct 1822 photo
05 Oct 1750 Lewes, East Sussex, England - 20 Oct 1799 photo
abt 23 Jan 1742 Charleston, South Carolina - abt 30 May 1804 photo

J

09 Mar 1759 England - 17 Dec 1828 photo
12 Dec 1745 Bedford, New York - 17 May 1829 photo
13 Apr 1743 Shadwell Plantation, Albemarle County, Colony and Dominion of Virginia - 04 Jul 1826 photo
1723 Charles, Maryland - 16 Nov 1790 photo
04 Nov 1732 Calvert County, Province of Maryland - 26 Oct 1819 photo
07 Oct 1727 Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony - 14 Nov 1819 photo

K

24 Mar 1755 Scarborough, Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay - 29 Apr 1827 photo
22 Mar 1731 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 04 Jan 1803 photo
25 Jul 1750 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony - 25 Oct 1806 photo
04 Feb 1746 Mereczowszczyzna, Brest, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth - 15 Oct 1817 photo

L

26 Jun 1741 Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire - 18 Sep 1819 photo
1738 Savannah, Georgia - 02 Nov 1802
30 Jan 1754 Albany, Albany County, Province of New York - abt 12 Dec 1829 photo
24 Feb 1725 Charles Town, South Carolina - abt 08 Dec 1792 photo
14 Oct 1734 Stratford, Westmoreland County, Colony of Virginia - 11 Jan 1797 photo
20 Jan 1732 Stratford, Westmoreland Co, Virginia Colony - 19 Jun 1794 photo
31 Dec 1772 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - 29 Feb 1840
21 Mar 1713 Llangurig, Powys, Wales - 31 Dec 1802 photo
15 Jan 1716 Albany, Albany, New York Colony - 12 Jun 1778 photo
27 Nov 1746 New York City, New York - 26 Feb 1813 photo
08 Nov 1723 Livingston Manor, Albany, Province of New York - 25 Jul 1790 photo
31 Oct 1737 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony - 14 Jul 1814 photo
13 Apr 1735 Piscataway, New Jersey - 25 Jul 1791 photo
abt 1727 St. James Parish, Berkeley County, Province of South Carolina - abt Dec 1776
abt 05 Aug 1749 Prince George's Parish, Winyah, South Carolina - abt 1779 photo

M

16 Mar 1751 Virginia - 28 Jun 1836 photo
09 Apr 1741 Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts - 30 Aug 1796 photo
24 Sep 1755 Germantown, Prince William County, Colony of Virginia - 06 Jul 1835 photo
1740 Lebanon, Hunterdon County, New Jersey - 02 Nov 1807 photo
09 Feb 1748 Brunswick, New Jersey - 08 Jul 1826
11 Dec 1725 Fairfax, Fairfax, Virginia - 07 Oct 1792 photo
1744 Beaufort County South Carolina - 17 Nov 1802 photo
25 Dec 1730 Poggio a Caiano, Tuscany, Italy - 19 Mar 1816 photo
1746 Hampton, Virginia - 09 Jul 1823
16 Nov 1753 Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland - 03 May 1816 photo
19 Mar 1734 New London, New London Township, Chester, Pennsylvania - 24 Jun 1817 photo
17 May 1759 Stafford County, Virginia Colony - 30 Aug 1821 photo
26 Jun 1742 Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina - 01 Jan 1787 photo
abt 1717 Charles Town, Carolina - 13 Jun 1784 photo
10 Jan 1744 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania - 20 Jan 1800 photo
06 Jul 1736 Hunterdon, Province of New Jersey - 06 Jul 1802 photo
31 Jan 1752 City of New York, Province of New York, British America - 06 Nov 1816 photo
08 Apr 1726 Morrisania, New York - 22 Jan 1798 photo
20 Jan 1734 Liverpool, Lancashire, England - 08 May 1806 photo

M cont.

10 Mar 1724 Ridley Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, - 01 Apr 1777

N

26 Dec 1738 Yorktown, York County, Colony of Virginia - 04 Jan 1789 photo

O

05 Feb 1725 Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony - 23 May 1783 photo

P

31 Oct 1740 Abingdon, Baltimore County, Province of Maryland - 23 Oct 1799 photo
12 Mar 1731 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts - 12 May 1814 photo
29 Jan 1737 Thetford, Norfolk, England - 08 Jun 1809 photo
24 Dec 1745 County Antrim, Ireland - 09 Sep 1806 photo
06 Jul 1747 Abigland, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland - 18 Jul 1792 photo
09 Sep 1721 , Essex (later Caroline), Colony and Dominion of Virginia - 23 Oct 1803 photo
17 May 1741 Port Royal, Caroline Co, Virginia Colony - 14 Sep 1788 photo
13 Sep 1739 Paxtang, Dauphin, Pennsylvania - 11 Aug 1817 photo
06 Jul 1745 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Bay - 29 Jan 1829 photo
abt 1740 Virginia - 10 Dec 1789
26 Oct 1757 Charles Town (now Charleston), South Carolina - abt 29 Oct 1824 photo
25 Feb 1746 South Carolina - 16 Aug 1825 photo
07 Jan 1718 Salem Village, Essex, Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England - 29 May 1790 photo

R

10 Aug 1753 Williamsburg, Colony of Virginia - 12 Sep 1812 photo
10 Sep 1721 Williamsburg, Virginia - 22 Oct 1775 photo
18 Sep 1733 New Munster, North East Cecil, Maryland - 21 Sep 1798 photo
27 Aug 1741 Trenton, New Jersey, American Colonies - 05 Mar 1785 photo
abt 1727 St. Christopher, West Indies - 05 Jan 1795 photo
07 Oct 1728 Kent, Delaware - 29 Jun 1784 photo
10 May 1730 New Castle, New Castle, Delaware - 14 Jul 1779 photo
24 Dec 1745 Byberry Township, Philadelphia County, Province of Pennsylvania - 19 Apr 1813 photo
23 Nov 1749 Charleston, South Carolina - 23 Jan 1800 photo
17 Sep 1739 Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, or Dorchester County - 23 Jul 1800 photo

S

07 Apr 1740 Leszno, Poland - 06 Jan 1785 photo
10 May 1733 Monmouth Court House, Province of New Jersey - 17 Oct 1781 photo
19 Apr 1721 Newton, Middlesex, Province of Massachusetts Bay - 23 Jul 1793 photo
11 Dec 1750 Prince William, Virginia Colony - 28 Apr 1823
17 Sep 1719 Ulster, Ireland - 11 Jul 1806 photo
21 Feb 1742 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 16 Jun 1812 photo
22 Mar 1735 Burlington, New Jersey - abt 17 Sep 1803
25 Mar 1758 New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina - 04 Sep 1802 photo
17 Sep 1730 Magdeburg, Duchy of Magdeburg - 28 Nov 1794 photo
01 Oct 1730 Morven, Princeton, Somerset, Province of New Jersey - 28 Feb 1781 photo
1743 Poynton Manor, Charles County, Province of Maryland - 05 Oct 1787 photo
29 Dec 1744 Northampton, Massachusetts, British American Colonies - 07 Nov 1819 photo
17 Feb 1740 Somersworth, New Hampshire - 23 Jan 1795 photo

T

1716 Antrim, Ireland - 23 Feb 1781 photo
01 Jan 1735 Town Head, Scotland - 17 Sep 1807 photo
29 Nov 1729 Gortede, Maharan Parish, Londonderry, Ireland - 16 Aug 1824 photo
17 Mar 1713 Limerick, Ireland - 24 Jun 1803 photo
17 Feb 1718 Centreville, Queen Anne's, Maryland - 04 May 1790 photo

V

17 Dec 1748 Dracut, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay - 09 Jan 1789 photo

W

abt Dec 1749 Colony of Virginia - 02 Feb 1804 photo
24 Mar 1746 Farmville, Prince Edward County, Colonial Virginia - 24 Jun 1783
25 May 1725 Newport, Rhode Island - 26 Mar 1776 photo
10 Jun 1741 Roxbury, Province of Massachusetts Bay - 17 Jun 1775 photo
22 Feb 1732 Pope's Creek, Westmoreland County, Colony of Virginia, British Empire - 14 Dec 1799 photo
01 Jan 1745 Waynesborough, Chester, Pennsylvania Colony - 15 Dec 1796 photo
16 Oct 1758 West Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut - 28 May 1843 photo
17 Jul 1745 Somersworth, New Hampshire - 17 Jan 1787 photo
14 Jan 1730 Kittery, York, Massachusetts Bay Colony - 28 Nov 1785 photo
14 Mar 1731 Hanover County, Virginia - 10 Oct 1799
1731 Lebanon, New London, Connecticut Colony, New England - 02 Aug 1811 photo
05 Dec 1735 West Nottingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, British America - abt 22 May 1819 photo
19 Dec 1731 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 19 Jan 1821 photo
bef 14 Sep 1742 Lower Largo, Fife, Scotland - 21 Aug 1798 photo
14 May 1739 Hampton, New Hampshire - 07 Mar 1838 photo
1720 Florida , New York - 04 Mar 1790
05 Feb 1723 Gifford, East Lothian, Scotland - 15 Nov 1794 photo
20 Nov 1726 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut - 01 Dec 1797 photo
03 Dec 1726 Chesterville, Elizabeth City County, Colony of Virginia - 08 Jun 1806 photo

Y

abt 27 Jan 1738 Schenectady, New York - abt 09 Sep 1801




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