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Signers Of The Declaration Of Independence
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Posted on 07/01/2018 3:45:12 PM PDT by zeestephen

A chart of basic biographical data for every signer of the Declaration of Independence. I am actually familiar with just 14 of the 56 names, which is kind of depressing and embarrassing. Almost one half were lawyers. Only one was unmarried. Eleven had at least 10 children. Fourteen lived to be at least 80 years old. Eight were foreign born - from England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.

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1 posted on 07/01/2018 3:45:12 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

That Carter Braxton dude had 18 kids. What a stud LOL. How did he get the energy to attend the DOE...


2 posted on 07/01/2018 4:06:29 PM PDT by max americana (Fired libtard employees 9 consecutive times at every election since 08'. I hope all liberals die.)
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I hope it was 18 kids over several wives. Otherwise his poor wife must have been thinking “Oh no, not again.”


3 posted on 07/01/2018 4:09:51 PM PDT by EvilCapitalist (It's Ok to be white.)
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To: EvilCapitalist

““Oh no, not again.”

Carter: “Ummm, but, but this is for the great country we are forming for future generations, honey!”


4 posted on 07/01/2018 4:16:47 PM PDT by max americana (Fired libtard employees 9 consecutive times at every election since 08'. I hope all liberals die.)
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To: max americana

I looked it up. He had 2 children with his first wife(who died in childbirth), and 16 children with his second wife.


5 posted on 07/01/2018 4:23:36 PM PDT by EvilCapitalist (It's Ok to be white.)
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To: zeestephen

bookmark


6 posted on 07/01/2018 4:29:51 PM PDT by DFG
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To: EvilCapitalist

16 kids? With one woman? God Bless America.


7 posted on 07/01/2018 4:30:25 PM PDT by max americana (Fired libtard employees 9 consecutive times at every election since 08'. I hope all liberals die.)
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To: zeestephen
Almost one half were lawyers

Given the rate at which they've metastasised in the interim, it's a wonder we've lasted this long.

8 posted on 07/01/2018 4:37:47 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: zeestephen
Joshua Witherspoon , the first president of Princeton University was a signer. He is actress Reese Witherspoon's great-great-great-great grandfather.
9 posted on 07/01/2018 4:58:17 PM PDT by jmacusa ("Made it Ma, top of the world!'')
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To: zeestephen

“...a Republic, Madam. IF you can KEEP it!” ~ Benjamin Franklin


10 posted on 07/01/2018 4:58:53 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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“Just lie back and think of England...and how LUCKY we are to have escaped it!”

*SMIRK*


11 posted on 07/01/2018 5:00:05 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: zeestephen

The “Frank and Ernest” cartoon today (available for free on GoComics.com) is about the signing of the Declaration of Independence.


12 posted on 07/01/2018 7:00:03 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; 31R1O; ...
Thanks zeestephen.

13 posted on 07/01/2018 7:53:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: zeestephen
Too early for the DOI.

We need to be celebrating The Lee Resolution first.

July 2nd would be about right.

14 posted on 07/01/2018 8:00:02 PM PDT by Pelham (California, Mexico's socialist colony)
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To: jmacusa

Now I know 15 names!


15 posted on 07/02/2018 2:53:10 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

I own a desk reputed to have belonged to James Smith of PA. I love it, even though it is not very practical. Holds a lot of paper and is pretty.


16 posted on 07/02/2018 3:54:11 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: zeestephen

Most of them lived to an advanced age for their time. A few died relatively young — Button Gwinnett (42), Thomas Lynch, Jr. (30), Edward Rutledge (50), and Thomas Nelson, Jr. (50). The dates (between 1777 and 1800) suggest that they may have met violent ends as a result of the Revolution.


17 posted on 07/02/2018 4:07:50 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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