Button Gwinnett

Button Gwinnett (1735 - 1777)

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Button Gwinnett
Born in Gloucestershire, Great Britainmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Staffordshire, Englandmap
Died in Savannah, Georgia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 26 Jul 2014
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Button Gwinnett is Notable.

Button Gwinnett participated in the American Revolution

Button Gwinnett is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P-171984

Preceded by
3rd Governor
Archibald Bulloch
Button Gwinnett
4th Governor
of Georgia
Seal of the State of Georgia
Succeeded by
5th Governor
John Adam Treutlen


Button Gwinnett was a British-born American political leader who, as a representative of Georgia to the Continental Congress, was one of the signatories on the United States Declaration of Independence. He was also, briefly, the provisional president of Georgia in 1777, and Gwinnett County was named for him. Gwinnett was killed in a duel by a rival, Lachlan McIntosh, following a dispute after a failed invasion of East Florida. (1)

  • Father: Reverend Samuel Gwinnett; Mother: Anne
  • Spouse: Ann Bourne married in 1757, at St. Peter's Church, Wolverhampton , England.


  • Gwinnett County, Georgia is named in his honor.


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Button Gwinnett
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