Category: Signers of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence

Categories: US History | North Carolina History | Province of North Carolina

Mecklenburg Declaration
of Independence (reproduction)
The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence is a text published in 1819 with the claim that it was the first declaration of independence made in the Thirteen Colonies during the American Revolution. It was supposedly signed on May 20, 1775, in Charlotte, North Carolina, by a committee of citizens of Mecklenburg County, who declared independence from Great Britain after hearing of the battle of Lexington. If the story is true, the Mecklenburg Declaration preceded the United States Declaration of Independence by more than a year. The authenticity of the Mecklenburg Declaration has been disputed since it was published, forty-four years after it was reputedly written. There is no verifiable evidence to confirm the original document's existence and no reference to it has been found in extant newspapers from 1775.

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecklenburg_Declaration_of_Independence


Person Profiles (20)

A

09 Dec 1717 Cecil, Maryland - 23 Apr 1786
28 Apr 1728 Cecil, Maryland - 13 Nov 1798
26 Feb 1739 Cecil, Maryland - 06 Jul 1800
13 Jan 1721 New Munster, Cecil, Maryland - 16 Jul 1801 photo
06 Jun 1733 New Munster, Cecil, Maryland - 10 Jul 1817 photo

B

1746 Deer Creek, Harford, Maryland - 1776
abt 1726 Cecil County, Maryland - Aug 1801 photo
1744 Maryland - aft 20 Jul 1781

D

15 Dec 1735 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - 10 Jan 1832 photo

F

07 Mar 1744 Dauphin, Cumberland Township, Greene County, Province of Pennsylvania - 14 Dec 1810
1727 - 1798 photo

G

abt 1740 Ulster Province, Ireland - 17 Jul 1818

I

26 Aug 1738 Carlisle, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 23 Dec 1800

K

11 Mar 1751 Chesterfield, Chesterfield, Virginia Colony - 10 Mar 1804

M

1744 Lebanon, Hunterdon, New Jersey - 11 Mar 1790

P

22 Mar 1747 - 1776
07 Dec 1747 Carlisle, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 31 Aug 1824 photo
1732 Cumberland County Pennsylvania - 26 Jun 1794 photo

R

11 Feb 1708 Blaenau Gwent, Wales - 11 Aug 1787

W

abt 1733 Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 1824




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