Category: Signers of the United States Declaration of Independence

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The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. Instead they formed a union that would become a new nation—the United States of America. John Adams was a leader in pushing for independence, which was unanimously approved on July 2. A committee had already drafted the formal declaration, to be ready when Congress voted on independence. - Wikipedia

List of the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence



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  • John Adams 30 Oct 1735 Braintree, Norfolk County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England - 4 Jul 1826
  • Samuel Adams Jr. 16 Sep 1722 Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony - 2 Oct 1803

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  • Josiah Bartlett 21 Nov 1729 Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts - 19 May 1795
  • Carter Braxton 10 Sep 1736 Newington Plantation in Livingston, Virginia - 10 Oct 1797

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  • Charles Carroll 19 Sep 1737 Annapolis, Province of Maryland - 14 Nov 1832
  • Samuel Chase 17 Apr 1741 Princess Anne, Somerset Co, Province of Maryland - 19 Jun 1811
  • Abraham Clark 15 Feb 1726 Elizabethtown, NJ - 15 Sep 1794
  • George Clymer abt 16 Mar 1739 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 23 Jan 1813

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  • William Ellery 2 Dec 1727 Newport, Newport, Rhode Island - 15 Feb 1820

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  • Lyman Hall 12 Apr 1724 Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut - 19 Oct 1790
  • John Hancock III 12 Jan 1737 Braintree (now Quincy), Province of Massachusetts Bay - 8 Oct 1793
  • Benjamin Harrison V 5 Apr 1726 Berkley Plantation (Charles City Co), Colony of Virginia - 24 Apr 1791
  • John Hart abt 1713 Connecticut or New Jersey - 11 May 1779
  • Joseph Hewes 23 Jan 1730 Princeton, New Jersey - 10 Nov 1779

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  • Thomas Jefferson 13 Apr 1743 Shadwell Plantation, Albemarle County, Virginia Colony - 4 Jul 1826

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  • Thomas McKean Sr. 19 Mar 1734 New London, New London Township, Chester, Pennsylvania - 24 Jun 1817
  • Arthur Middleton 26 Jun 1742 Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina - 1 Jan 1787
  • Lewis Morris 1726 Morrisania, Bronx, New York - 22 Jan 1798
  • Robert Morris Jr. 31 Jan 1734 Liverpool, Lancashire, England - 18 May 1806
  • John Morton 10 Mar 1724 Ridley Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania - 1 Apr 1777

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  • Thomas Nelson 26 Dec 1738 Yorktown, York County, Virginia - 4 Jan 1789

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  • William Paca 31 Oct 1740 Abingdon, Baltimore Co, Province of Maryland/ Now Harford Co - 23 Oct 1799
  • Robert Treat Paine 12 Mar 1731 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts - 12 May 1814
  • John Edmund Penn 17 May 1741 Port Royal, Caroline Co, Virginia Colony - 14 Sep 1788

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  • George Read 18 Sep 1733 New Munster, North East Cecil, Maryland - 21 Sep 1798
  • Caesar Rodney 7 Oct 1728 Kent, Delaware - 26 Jun 1784
  • George Ross 10 May 1730 New Castle, New Castle, Delaware - 14 Jul 1779
  • Benjamin Rush 24 Dec 1745 Byberry, Pennsylvania - 19 Apr 1813
  • Edward Rutledge 23 Nov 1749 Charleston, South Carolina - 23 Jan 1800

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  • Roger Sherman 19 Apr 1721 Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts - 23 Jul 1793
  • James Smith 17 Sep 1719 Ulster, Ireland - 11 Jul 1806
  • Richard Stockton 1 Oct 1730 Princeton, Somerset, Province of New Jersey - 28 Feb 1781
  • Thomas Stone 1743 Poynton Manor, Charles Co, Province of Maryland - 7 Oct 1787

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