Signers of the Declaration of Independence:
These biographies  come from the Fourth Edition of the book "Lives of The Signers to the
Declaration of Independence." It was written by Rev. Charles A. Goodrich and published in
1834. In fact, at the time (1829) the first edition of this book was published, one signer,
Charles Carroll of Carrollton, was still alive.
Massachusetts:
John Hancock
Samuel Adams
John Adams            
Robert Treat Paine
Elbridge Gerry
John Hancock
Samuel Adams, Sam Adams
John Adams
Robert Paine
Elbridge Gerry
Hancock
S. Adams
J. Adams
Paine
Gerry
New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett
William Whipple
Matthew Thornton
Josiah Bartlett
William Whipple
Matthew Thornton
Bartlett
Whipple
Thornton
Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins
William Ellery
Stephen Hopkins
William Ellery
Hopkins
Ellery
Connecticut:
Roger Sherman
Samuel Huntington
William Williams
Oliver Wolcott
Roger Sherman
Samuel Huntington
William Williams
Oliver Wolcott
Sherman
Huntington
Williams
Wolcott
New York:
William Floyd
Philip Livingston
Francis Lewis
Lewis Morris
Francis Lewis
William Floyd
Philip Livingston
Lewis Morris
Floyd
Livingston
Lewis
Morris
New Jersey:
Richard Stockton
John Witherspoon
Francis Hopkinson
John Hart
Abraham Clark
Richard Stockton
John Witherspoon
Francis Hopkinson
John Hart
Abraham Clark
Stockton
Witherspoon
Hopkinson
Hart
Clark
Pennsylvania:
Robert Morris
Benjamin Rush
Benjamin Franklin
John Morton
George Clymer
James Smith
George Taylor
James Wilson
George Ross
Robert Morris
Benjamin Rush
Benjamin Franklin, Ben Franklin
John Morton
George Clymer
Colonial Williamsburg
Morris
Rush
Franklin
Morton
Clymer
James Smith
George Taylor
James Wilson
George Ross
Smith
Taylor
Wilson
Ross
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Delaware:
Caesar Rodney
George Read
Thomas M'Kean
Caesar Rodney
George Read
Thomas M'Kean
Rodney
Read
M'Kean
Maryland:
Samuel Chase
William Paca
Thomas Stone
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Samuel Chase
William Paca
Thomas Stone
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Chase
Paca
Stone
Carroll
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Virginia:
George Wythe
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Harrison
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Carter Braxton
George Wythe
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Harrison
Thomas Nelson
Wythe
Henry Lee
Jefferson
Harrison
Nelson
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Carter Braxton
Lee
Braxton
North Carolina:
William Hooper
Joseph Hewes
John Penn
William Hooper
Joseph Hewes
John Penn
Hooper
Hewes
Penn
South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge
Thomas Heyward
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Arthur Middleton
Edward Rutledge
Thomas Heyward
Thomas Lynch
Arthur Middleton
Rutledge
Heyward
Lynch
Middleton
Georgia:
Button Gwinnett
Lyman Hall
George Walton
Button Gwinnett
Lyman Hall
George Walton
Gwinnett
Hall
Walton
Biographies for all 56 signers will eventually be added here.
Books on the Declaration of Independence
These biographies include a great deal of information, some of which you won't find in
today's
text books. We hope that you enjoy this resource, and that it is helpful in better
understanding this rare group of men who supported
The Declaration, and mutually
pledged to each other their Lives, Fortunes, and sacred Honor.
Resources from the National Archives:
A Transcript of the Declaration of Independence
Signers Fact Sheet
Drafting the Declaration of Independence (Resources from the Library of Congress):
Drafting the Declaration of Independence
Chronology of Events
Transcript of Jefferson's "original rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence
Images of Early Drafts of the Declaration of Independence
Enlarged Images of Early Drafts of the Declaration of Independence
Other interesting resources:
The Literary Style of the Declaration of Independence
Old Style and New Style dates
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