Skip to comments.Signers Of The Declaration Of Independence
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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That Carter Braxton dude had 18 kids. What a stud LOL. How did he get the energy to attend the DOE...
I hope it was 18 kids over several wives. Otherwise his poor wife must have been thinking “Oh no, not again.”
“Oh no, not again.
Carter: “Ummm, but, but this is for the great country we are forming for future generations, honey!”
I looked it up. He had 2 children with his first wife(who died in childbirth), and 16 children with his second wife.
16 kids? With one woman? God Bless America.
Given the rate at which they've metastasised in the interim, it's a wonder we've lasted this long.
“...a Republic, Madam. IF you can KEEP it!” ~ Benjamin Franklin
“Just lie back and think of England...and how LUCKY we are to have escaped it!”
The “Frank and Ernest” cartoon today (available for free on GoComics.com) is about the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
We need to be celebrating The Lee Resolution first.
July 2nd would be about right.
Now I know 15 names!
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.
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.
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