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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Person Profiles (140)

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, 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, Virginia - 30 Sep 1788 photo
21 Nov 1729 Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay - 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 in Livingston, 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, British Colonial America - 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
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
24 Mar 1725 Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony - 28 Feb 1788 photo

D

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

F

10 Feb 1757 Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay - 04 Apr 1838
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
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 Jul 1742 Forge Farm, Potowomut, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island - 19 Jun 1786 photo
01 Jan 1752 Gloucester, New Jersey - 30 Jan 1836 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 (now Quincy), Province of Massachusetts Bay - 08 Oct 1793 photo
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

H cont.

05 Apr 1726 Berkley Plantation (Charles City Co), Colony of Virginia - 24 Apr 1791 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, Virginia - 06 Jun 1799 photo
28 Jul 1746 St Luke's Parish, South Carolina - 06 Mar 1809 photo
16 Jul 1731 Windham, Windham, Connecticut - 05 Jan 1796 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
07 Oct 1727 Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony - 14 Nov 1819 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

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 - 08 Dec 1792 photo
14 Oct 1734 Stratford, Westmoreland Co, Virginia Colony - 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
15 Jan 1716 Albany, New York - 12 Jun 1778 photo
27 Nov 1746 New York City, New York - 26 Feb 1813 photo
1727 St. James Parish, Berkeley, South Carolina Colony - Dec 1776
05 Aug 1749 Prince George's Parish, Winyah, South Carolina - abt 1779 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 photo
1746 Hampton, Virginia - 09 Jul 1823
19 Mar 1734 New London, New London Township, Chester, Pennsylvania - 24 Jun 1817 photo
abt 1717 Charles Town, Carolina - 13 Jun 1784 photo
06 Jul 1736 Hunterdon, New Jersey - 06 Jul 1802 photo
08 Apr 1726 Morrisania, New York, British Colonial America - 22 Jan 1798 photo
20 Jan 1735 Liverpool, Lancashire, England - 18 May 1806 photo
10 Mar 1724 Ridley Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania - 01 Apr 1777

N

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

O

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

P

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, Kirkcudbrightskire, Scotland - 18 Jul 1792 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 - 29 Oct 1824 photo

P cont.

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
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, Pennsylvania - 19 Apr 1813 photo

S

07 Apr 1740 Leszno, Poland - 06 Jan 1785 photo
10 May 1733 Monmouth Court House, New Jersey - 17 Oct 1781 photo
19 Apr 1721 Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay - 23 Jul 1793
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 County, Province of New Jersey - 28 Feb 1781 photo
1743 Poynton Manor, Charles, Maryland - 07 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, parish Maharan, County Derry, 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 Cumberland County, 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
11 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
19 Dec 1731 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 19 Jan 1821 photo
14 Sep 1742 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, Colony of Virginia - 08 Jun 1806 photo

Y

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




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