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Francis Hopkinson was an American author as well as one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence as a delegate from New Jersey. Other positions he held was as federal judge of Pennsylvania. He is noted as playing a key role in the design of the first American flag.
He married Ann Borden, the granddaughter of the man for whom Bordentown was named; they would have five children. A few years later, the family moved to Bordentown, New Jersey He died in 1791 from complications of a stroke at the age of 53.
"“My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free,” written in Philadelphia in 1759 by Francis Hopkinson (1737–91), is generally considered the first secular song written by a native-born American."
DAR record for Francis Hopkinson #A058237
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