Category: Signers of the Articles of Confederation

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The Articles of Confederation

"The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, was an agreement among the 13 founding states that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution. Its drafting by the Continental Congress began in mid-1776, and an approved version was sent to the states for ratification in late 1777. The formal ratification by all 13 states was completed in early 1781. Even when not yet ratified, the Articles provided domestic and international legitimacy for the Continental Congress to direct the American Revolutionary War, conduct diplomacy with Europe and deal with territorial issues and Native American relations. Nevertheless, the weakness of the government created by the Articles became a matter of concern for key nationalists. On March 4, 1789, the Articles were replaced with the U.S. Constitution. The new Constitution provided for a much stronger national government with a chief executive (the president), courts, and taxing powers." -- from Articles of Confederation on Wikipedia

List of the 48 Signers on Wikipedia


Person Profiles (48)

A

11 Dec 1736 Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, New England - 27 Nov 1797 photo
16 Sep 1722 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay - 02 Oct 1803 photo
1730 New Kent, Virginia - Aug 1788 photo

B

26 Dec 1734 Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Virginia - 30 Sep 1788 photo
21 Nov 1729 Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay - 19 May 1795 photo

C

22 Jul 1730 Upper Marlboro, Prince Georges Co, Province of Maryland - 05 Jul 1796 photo
abt 1721 Wagontown, West Colen Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania - 09 May 1790 photo
08 Jun 1717 Newport, Rhode Island - 04 Mar 1795

D

13 Jun 1743 Charlestown, Massachusetts - 25 Apr 1811 photo
15 Nov 1732 Croisadore, Talbot County, Maryland. - 14 Feb 1808 photo
20 Sep 1742 Drayton Hall, Saint Andrews (Charleston County) - 03 Sep 1779 photo
06 Feb 1733 New York City, Province of New York - 01 Feb 1797 photo
18 Mar 1747 Devon, England - 18 Apr 1799 photo

E

02 Dec 1727 Newport, Newport, Rhode Island - 15 Feb 1820 photo

G

17 Jul 1744 Marblehead, Massachusetts Bay Colony - 23 Nov 1814 photo

H

12 Jan 1737 Braintree (now Quincy), Province of Massachusetts Bay - 08 Oct 1793 photo
14 Apr 1721 Mulberry Grove, Charles Co, Province of Maryland - 15 Nov 1783 photo

H cont.

20 Apr 1723 Chowan, North Carolina - 28 Apr 1781 photo
abt 1742 Albemarle County, Colony of Virginia - 06 Feb 1807
28 Jul 1746 St Luke's Parish, South Carolina - 06 Mar 1809 photo
09 Jun 1738 Danvers, Massachusetts Bay - 02 Jan 1816 photo
1736 Hartford, Connecticut - 04 Aug 1780
16 Jul 1731 Windham, Windham, Connecticut - 05 Jan 1796 photo
09 Jul 1748 Beaufort, South Carolina - 12 Apr 1795 photo

L

1738 Savannah, Georgia - 02 Nov 1802
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
21 Mar 1713 Llangurig, Powys, Wales - 31 Dec 1802 photo
31 Oct 1737 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony - 14 Jul 1814 photo

M

09 Apr 1741 Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts - 30 Aug 1796 photo
1744 Beaufort County South Carolina - 17 Nov 1802 photo
19 Mar 1734 New London, New London Township, Chester, Pennsylvania - 24 Jun 1817 photo

M cont.

31 Jan 1752 City of New York, Province of New York, British America - 06 Nov 1816 photo
20 Jan 1735 Liverpool, Lancashire, England - 18 May 1806 photo

P

17 May 1741 Port Royal, Caroline Co, Virginia Colony - 14 Sep 1788 photo

R

27 Aug 1741 Trenton, New Jersey, American Colonies - 05 Mar 1785 photo
abt 1727 St. Christopher, West Indies - 05 Jan 1795

S

10 May 1733 Monmouth Court House, New Jersey - 17 Oct 1781 photo
19 Apr 1721 Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay - 23 Jul 1793
21 Feb 1742 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 16 Jun 1812 photo

T

01 Jan 1735 Town Head, Scotland - 17 Sep 1807 photo

V

25 Sep 1738 New Castle, Delaware - 19 Feb 1789

W

24 Mar 1746 Farmville, Prince Edward County, Colonial Virginia - 24 Jun 1783
17 Jul 1745 Somersworth, New Hampshire - 17 Jan 1787 photo
14 Mar 1731 Hanover County, Virginia - 10 Oct 1799
05 Feb 1723 Gifford, East Lothian, Scotland - 15 Nov 1794 photo
20 Nov 1726 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut - 01 Dec 1797 photo




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