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The Signers of the Declaration of Independence

A Biographical And Genealogical Reference

By Della Gray Barthelmas, 1920-

None of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 could have imagined a few years earlier that they would be part of such an event. All had been loyal British subjects earlier in their lives, and several had held British government posts in their home colonies. In 1743, Samuel Adams became one of the first to advocate for independence and he was gradually joined by others as English control became increasingly oppressive. A biography and genealogical history of the 56 signers, and of Secretary Charles Thomson who attended all meetings and witnessed the original broadside with John Hancock but did not actually sign it, are presented in this unique reference work. Each of the 57 entries open with a biography of the man, focusing on his education, political career and the events that led him to advocate for independence, based in large part on contemporary sources. This is followed by a narrative genealogical history, providing names, birth and death dates, marriages, children and other details of the signers ancestors. Photographs of the men are included.

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Format: Book
Author: Barthelmas, Della Gray, 1920-
Title: The signers of the Declaration of Independence : a biographical and genealogical reference / by Della Gray Barthelmas ; with a foreword by Frank Borman.
Publisher Date: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1997.
Subject: United States. Declaration of Independence -- Signers -- Biography. United States. Declaration of Independence -- Signers -- Genealogy. United States. Declaration of Independence -- Signers -- Biography. United States. Declaration of Independence -- Signers -- Genealogy. United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Biography
Isbn: 0786403187 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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Call Number: 973.313 Bar
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Format: Book
Author: Barthelmas, Della Gray, 1920-
Title: The signers of the Declaration of Independence : a biographical and genealogical reference / by Della Gray Barthelmas ; with a foreword by Frank Borman.
Publisher, Date: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1997.
Description: vi, 334 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Subjects: United States. Declaration of Independence -- Signers -- Biography.
Subjects: United States. Declaration of Independence -- Signers -- Genealogy.
Subjects: United States. Declaration of Independence -- Signers -- Biography.
Subjects: United States. Declaration of Independence -- Signers -- Genealogy.
Subjects: United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Biography
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-317) and index.
Contents: John Adams -- Samuel Adams -- Josiah Bartlett -- Carter Braxton -- Charles Carroll -- Samuel Chase -- Abraham Clark -- George Clymer -- William Ellery -- William Floyd -- Benjamin Franklin -- Elbridge Gerry -- Button Gwinnett -- Lyman Hall -- John Hancock -- Benjamin Harrison V -- John Hart -- Joseph Worth Hewes -- Thomas Heyward, Jr. -- William Hooper -- Stephen Hopkins -- Francis Hopkinson -- Samuel Huntington -- Thomas Jefferson -- Francis Lightfoot Lee -- Richard Henry Lee -- Francis Lewis -- Philip Livingston -- Thomas Lynch, Jr. -- Thomas McKean -- Arthur Middleton -- Lewis Morris -- Robert Morris -- John Morton -- Thomas Nelson, Jr. -- William Paca -- Robert Treat Paine -- John Penn -- George Read -- Caesar Rodney -- George Ross -- Benjamin Rush -- Edward Rutledge -- Roger Sherman -- James Smith -- Richard Stockton -- Thomas Stone -- George Taylor -- Charles Thomson -- Matthew Thornton -- George Walton -- William Whipple -- William Williams -- James Wilson -- John Witherspoon -- Oliver Wolcott -- George Wythe.
LCCN: 97011663
ISBN: 0786403187 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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Call Number: 973.313 Bar