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, taking part in the American Revolutionary War, 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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Subcategories (6)


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Person Profiles (62)

A

16 Sep 1722 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay - 02 Oct 1803 photo
10 Jan 1738 Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony - 12 Feb 1789 photo

B

13 Apr 1747 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 30 Mar 1812 photo
21 Jun 1746 New York City, New York - 24 Aug 1833 photo
abt 02 May 1740 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 24 Oct 1821 photo
11 Jun 1745 Spring Grove Farm, Maidenhead Township, Hunterdon County, Province of New Jersey - 16 Aug 1790 photo

C

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 County, New York - 20 Apr 1812 photo
22 May 1755 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 16 Jul 1824 photo

D

24 Dec 1737 Groton, New London, Connecticut - 23 Sep 1789 photo
14 Sep 1721 Windham, Connecticut - 13 May 1807

F

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

26 Jul 1727 Maldon, Essex, England - 10 Apr 1806 photo
27 Jul 1742 Forge Farm, Potowomut, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island - 19 Jun 1786 photo
01 Jan 1752 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 30 Jan 1836 photo

H

12 Jan 1737 Braintree (now Quincy), Province of Massachusetts Bay - 08 Oct 1793 photo
20 Apr 1723 Chowan, North Carolina - 28 Apr 1781 photo
1759 John Wayles Plantation the Forest, Albemarle County, Colony of Virginia - aft 1831
28 Jul 1746 St Luke's Parish, South Carolina - 06 Mar 1809 photo

I

05 Oct 1750 Lewes, East Sussex, England - 20 Oct 1799 photo

J

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

K

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

30 Jan 1754 Albany, Albany County, Province of New York - abt 12 Dec 1829 photo
27 Nov 1746 New York City, New York - 26 Feb 1813 photo

M

16 Mar 1751 Virginia - 28 Jun 1836 photo
24 Sep 1755 Germantown, Prince William County, 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
25 Dec 1730 Poggio a Caiano, Tuscany, Italy - 19 Mar 1816
1746 Hampton, Virginia - 09 Jul 1823
19 Mar 1734 New London, New London Township, Chester, Pennsylvania - 24 Jun 1817 photo
1717 Charles Town, Carolina - 13 Jun 1784 photo
06 Jul 1736 Hunterdon, New Jersey - 06 Jul 1802 photo

O

05 Feb 1725 West Barnstable, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts Bay - 23 May 1783 photo

P

29 Jan 1737 Thetford, Norfolk, England - 08 Jun 1809 photo
06 Jul 1747 Abigland, Kirkcudbrightskire, Scotland - 18 Jul 1792 photo

P cont.

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
07 Jan 1718 Salem Village, Essex, Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England - 29 May 1790 photo

R

10 Aug 1753 Williamsburg, James, Virginia - 12 Sep 1812 photo
10 Sep 1721 Williamsburg, Virginia - 22 Oct 1775 photo
24 Dec 1745 Byberry, Pennsylvania - 19 Apr 1813 photo

S

07 Apr 1740 Leszno, Poland - 06 Jan 1785 photo
17 Sep 1730 Magdeburg, Duchy of Magdeburg - 28 Nov 1794 photo

T

29 Nov 1729 Gortede, parish Maharan, County Derry, Ireland - 16 Aug 1824 photo

V

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

W

25 May 1725 Newport, Rhode Island - 26 Mar 1776 photo
11 Jun 1741 Roxbury, Province of Massachusetts Bay - 17 Jun 1775 photo
01 Jan 1745 Waynesborough, Chester, Pennsylvania Colony - 15 Dec 1796 photo
16 Oct 1758 West Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut - 28 May 1843 photo
14 Mar 1731 Hanover County, Virginia - 10 Oct 1799
19 Dec 1731 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 19 Jan 1821 photo
05 Feb 1723 Gifford, East Lothian, Scotland - 15 Nov 1794 photo

Y

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




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