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Judge Jedediah Strong, Cont. Cong. (1738 - 1802)

Continental Congressman. A native of Litchfield, Connecticut, he served as a Member of the Connecticut State House of Representatives from 1771 to 1801, and 1779 to 1788, County Judge from 1780 to 1791...

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Gen. Daniel Roberdeau (1727 - 1795)

Daniel Roberdeau (1727 – January 5, 1795) was an American merchant residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the time of the American War of Independence. He represented Pennsylvania from 1777...

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Judge William Fleming, House of Burgesses (1736 - 1824)

Birth: Jul. 6, 1736 Cumberland County Virginia, USA Death: Feb. 15, 1824 Chesterfield County Virginia, USA Continental Congressman and jurist. He graduated from the College of William and...

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Judge Zephaniah Platt, Cont. Congress (1735 - 1807)

Continental Congressman. He served as a Delegate to the Continental Congress from New York in 1784, Member of the New York State Senate for the Middle District from 1777 to 1783, and as a State Court...

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Francis Dana, L.L.D. (1743 - 1811)

Francis Dana (June 13, 1743 – April 25, 1811) was an American lawyer, jurist, and statesman from Massachusetts. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1777–1778 and 1784...

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Thomas Fitzsimons (1741 - 1811)

Thomas Fitzsimons (1741–1811) was an American merchant and statesman of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He represented Pennsylvania in the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention, and th...

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Charles Thomson (1729 - 1824)

Charles Thomson (November 29, 1729 – August 16, 1824) was a Patriot leader in Philadelphia during the American Revolution and the secretary of the Continental Congress (1774–1789) through...

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Francis Kinloch, Continental Congress (1755 - 1826)

Francis Kinloch, American patriot, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, 7 March, 1755 and died. there, 8 Feb., 1826. His father, Francis, was a member of his majesty's council for South Carolina f...

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Josiah Hornblower (1729 - 1809)

Josiah Hornblower (February 23, 1729 – January 21, 1809) was an English engineer and statesman in America Belleville, New Jersey. He was a delegate for New Jersey in the Continental Congress i...

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Jacob Read, U.S. Senator (1752 - 1816)

Jacob Read (1752 – July 17, 1816) was an American lawyer and politician from Charleston, South Carolina. He represented South Carolina in both the Continental Congress (1783–1785) and...

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Dyer Kearney, Continental Congress (b. - 1791)

Studied law; was admitted to the bar of New Castle County in 1784 and commenced practice in Dover, DE Member of the Continental Congress from Delaware 1787-1788 Resumed the practice of his profession i...

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John Wereat, Governor (c.1733 - 1799)

John Wereat (around 1733 – January 25, 1799) was an American politician and the ninth Governor of Georgia. Personal life Wereat was born in Road (now Rode, Somerset) in England, around 173...

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Button Gwinnett (1735 - 1777)

Button Gwinnett (1735 – May 19 or 27, 1777) was an British-born American political leader who, as a representative of Georgia to the Continental Congress, was the second of the signatories (fi...

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John Patten (1746 - 1800)

Major John Patten (April 26, 1746 – December 26, 1800) was a United States farmer and politician from Dover, in Kent County, Delaware. He was an officer of the Continental Army in the American R...

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Jared Ingersoll MP (1749 - 1822)

Jared Ingersoll was the son of British Colonial official and Loyalist, Jared Ingersoll, Sr., and shared his father's Loyalist feelings. Ingersoll studied law at the Middle Temple in London. During a tw...

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Benjamin Huntington, US Congress (1736 - 1800)

Benjamin Huntington (April 19, 1736 – October 16, 1800) was an eighteenth-century American lawyer, jurist and politician from Connecticut. He served in the Revolutionary War with the rank of G...

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Daniel Carroll, Signer of the US Constitution, and Articles of Confederation MP (1730 - 1796)

Daniel Carroll (July 22, 1730 July 5, 1796) was a politician and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. The Founding Fathers of the United States were the political leaders who signed the De...

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George Clinton, 4th Vice President of the US MP (1739 - 1812)

DAR Ancestor #: A023206 ) George Clinton (July 26, 1739 – April 20, 1812) was an American soldier and politician, considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was the firs...

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Gustavus Scott (c.1753 - 1800)

Gustavus Scott (1753 – December 25, 1800) was a lawyer and public official from Maryland. Scott was born at “Westwood” in Prince William County, Virginia. He went with his brothe...

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Nathan Dane (1752 - 1835)

An American lawyer and statesman who represented Massachusetts in the Congress of the Confederation from 1785 through 1788. Dane helped formulate the Northwest Ordinance while in Congress, and introduc...

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William Henry MP (1729 - 1786)

William Henry (May 19, 1729 – December 15, 1786) was an American gunsmith from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1784, 1785, and 1786. D...

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Nathaniel Mitchell, Governor (1753 - 1814)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for MARYLAND - VIRGINIA with the rank of MAJOR. DAR Ancestor #: A080641 Nathaniel Mitchell (1753 – February 21, 1814) was an American lawyer and politici...

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Nicholas Van Dyke (1738 - 1789)

) Nicholas Van Dyke (September 25, 1738 – February 19, 1789) was an American lawyer and politician from New Castle, in New Castle County, Delaware. He served in the Delaware General Assembly, ...

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Gov. John Langdon, Signer of the US Constitution MP (1741 - 1819)

John Langdon (June 26, 1741 – September 18, 1819) was a politician from Portsmouth, New Hampshire and one of the first two United States senators from that state. Langdon was an early supporte...

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John Collins (1717 - 1795)

) John Collins (June 8, 1717[1] – March 4, 1795), was the third Governor of the U.S. state of Rhode Island, born in Newport, the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Collins. He stood forth as a ...

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Governor George Plater (c.1735 - 1792)

The DAR's "Lineage Book of the Charter Members" by Mary S Lockwood published in 1895 states he was "of the Maryland Covention, member of the First Congress and second governor of Maryland." George ...

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Col. Robert Burton (1747 - 1825)

Colonel Robert Burton (1747-1825) was a native of Mecklenburg County, Virginia, a son of Hutchings Burton and his wife, Tabitha (Minge)Burton; he moved to Granville County, North Carolina and "At the...

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Col. Benjamin Smith (Cont. Army), Gov. (1756 - 1826)

) Benjamin Smith (January 10, 1756 – January 26, 1826) was the 16th Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1810 to 1811. Biography Smith was born in Charles Town, South Caro...

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Richard D.Spaight, Signer of the US Constitution MP (1758 - 1802)

Signer of the U.S. Constitution. SPAIGHT, Richard Dobbs, (father of Richard Dobbs Spaight, Jr., and grandfather of Richard Spaight Donnell), a Delegate and a Representative from North Carolina; bor...

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Gov. Abner Nash (1740 - 1786)

FRANCIS and his brother Abner moved to Hillsborough (Halifax County NC) in late 1762 or early 1763. Francis invested in a merchantile store. He held , as did his brother Abner, many political offic...

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Richard Caswell, III, Prov. Gov. (1729 - 1789)

Richard Caswell Birth: 1729 Death: 1789 North Carolina Governor. Served as the Governor of North Carolina from 1776 to 1780, and 1785 to 1787. Also served as a Delegate to the Continental Congr...

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Thomas Burke (c.1747 - 1783)

) Thomas Burke (c. 1747 – December 2, 1783) was an Irish physician, lawyer, and statesman who lived in Hillsborough, North Carolina. He represented North Carolina as a delegate to the Continen...

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Arthur Middleton, Signer of the "Declaration of Independence" MP (1742 - 1787)

Arthur Middleton (June 26, 1742–January 1, 1787), of Charleston, South Carolina, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Parents: Henry Middleton (1717 - 1784) President of the Cont...

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Richard Ridgely (1755 - 1824)

Continental Congressman in 1784 and 1785. Birth: Aug. 3, 1755, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA Death: Feb. 25, 1824, Howard County, Maryland, USA After attending St. John's College in Annapo...

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Gov. Edward Telfair MP (1735 - 1807)

Edward Telfair (1735 – September 17, 1807) was the Governor of the state of Georgia in 1786, and again from 1790 through 1793. He was a member of the Continental Congress, and a signer of the ...

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Nathan Brownson MP (1742 - 1796)

Nathan Brownson (May 14, 1742 – November 6, 1796) was an American physician and statesman from Riceboro, Georgia. He served Georgia as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1777 and as the...

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Archibald Bulloch MP (c.1730 - 1777)

DAR Ancestor #: A016858 Archibald Bulloch (c.1730 – February 22, 1777) was a lawyer, soldier, and statesman from Georgia during the American Revolution. Early life Bulloch was born a...

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John Walton (1743 - 1783)

) John Walton (1738–1783) was a Georgia delegate to the Continental Congress. Though born in Virginia, Walton later became a planter near Augusta, Georgia. He was elected as a delegate from St...

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Lt. Colonel Edward Carrington (Continental Army) (1748 - 1810)

Edward Carrington (February 11, 1748 – October 28, 1810) was an American soldier and statesman from Virginia. He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Continental Army, serving as Quartermaster to G...

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Meriwether Smith (1730 - 1790)

Continental Congressman. He was educated locally and became manager of "Bathurst," his family's plantation. Smith was active in the militia, rising to Colonel and commander of the Essex County unit. ...

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John Mathews, Governor (c.1744 - 1802)

) John Mathews (1744 – November 17, 1802) was an American lawyer from Charleston, South Carolina. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1778 to 1781 where he endorsed the Articl...

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John Francis Mercer, Governor (1759 - 1821)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of LIEUTENANT COLONEL. DAR Ancestor #: A077476 John Francis Mercer (May 17, 1759 – August 30, 1821) was an American lawyer, pl...

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James Mercer (1736 - 1793)

) James Mercer (February 26, 1736 – October 31, 1793), also known as William James Mercer, was born in Virginia at Malborough plantation on February 26, 1736. He was the son of John Mercer a...

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James McHenry, 3rd U.S. Secretary of War (1753 - 1816)

James McHenry (November 16, 1753 – May 3, 1816) was an early American statesman. McHenry was a signer of the United States Constitution from Maryland and the namesake of Fort McHenry. He was a...

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Colonial Jeremiah Wadsworth (Continental Army) (1743 - 1804)

Photo: Jeremiah Wadsworth and hIs son Daniel Jeremiah Wadsworth (July 12, 1743– April 30, 1804) was an American sea captain, merchant, and statesman from Hartford, Connecticut who profited f...

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Major General Alexander McDougall (Continental Army) (1731 - 1786)

Alexander McDougall (about 1731–1786) was an American seaman, merchant, a Sons of Liberty leader from New York City before and during the American Revolution, and a military leader during the ...

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General John Morin Scott (c.1730 - 1784)

DAR Ancestor #: A101650 Scott was born in Manhattan and attended public school there. His father died when he was three years old, and his mother never remarried. He graduated Yale College in 174...

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George Read, Signer of "The Declaration of Independence", Signer of the US Constitution MP (1733 - 1798)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for DELAWARE. DAR Ancestor # A093830 George Read Some might consider George Read the father of the State of Delaware, for he was the author of her first Constit...

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James Sykes, Esq. (1725 - 1792)

Judge of the High Court of Errors and Appeals Member Constitutional Convention 1776 Member Continental Congress 1777, 1778 Member of State Legislature Ratifying Federal Constitution 1787 Presidential E...

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Mann Page, III (c.1749 - 1781)

Mann Page III (1749–1803) was an American lawyer and planter from Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He was a delegate for Virginia to the Continental Congress. He was the half-brother of Virginia...

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Brig. General James Mitchell Varnum (Continental Army) (1748 - 1789)

James Mitchell Varnum (December 17, 1748 – January 9, 1789) was an American legislator, lawyer and a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Early life James...

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Thomas Adams (1730 - 1788)

Thomas Adams (1730 – August 1788) was a politician and businessman from Virginia. Adams was born in New Kent County in 1730. His first political position was as a clerk of Henrico County, and ...

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Edward Lloyd MP (1744 - 1796)

) Edward Lloyd IV (December 15, 1744 – July 8, 1796) was an American planter from Talbot County, Maryland. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress for Maryland in 1783 and 1784. In 177...

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Frederick Muhlenberg, US Congress MP (1750 - 1801)

Frederick Muhlenberg Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg (January 1, 1750 – June 4, 1801), was an American minister and politician who was the first Speaker of the United States House of Re...

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Gov. William Paca, signer of the "Declaration of Independence" MP (1740 - 1799)

William Paca (October 31, 1740 – October 23, 1799) was a signatory to the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Maryland, and later Governor of Maryland and a United S...

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Cadwalader Morris (1741 - 1795)

Cadwalader Morris (February 19, 1741 – January 25, 1795) was an American merchant and politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the American Revolution, he was a member of the First...

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Francis Hopkinson, signer of "the Declaration of Independance" MP (1737 - 1791)

Francis Hopkinson (September 21, 1737 – May 9, 1791), an American author, was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence as a delegate from New Jersey. He later served as a federal ju...

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David Jackson (1747 - 1801)

) David Jackson (1747 – September 17, 1801) was an American apothecary and physician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1785. ...

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William Hindman, U.S. Senator (1743 - 1822)

William Hindman (April 1, 1743 – January 19, 1822) was an American lawyer and statesman from Talbot County, Maryland. He represented Maryland in the Continental Congress, and in the federal ...

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Col. Whitmell Hill (c.1743 - 1797)

DAR Ancestor #: A056084 Whitmell Hill (February 12, 1743 – September 26, 1797) was an American planter from Martin County, North Carolina. He was a delegate for North Carolina to the Contine...

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John Walker, U.S. Senator (1744 - 1809)

) John Walker (February 13, 1744 – December 2, 1809) was a public official from Virginia. Walker was born in Virginia, the son of Dr. Thomas Walker. He received private education before at...

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Sen. William Grayson (Anti-Fed - Virginia) MP (c.1740 - 1790)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of COLONEL. DAR Ancestor # A047840 William Grayson (1740 – March 12, 1790) was a soldier, lawyer, and statesman from Virginia. H...

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Robert Goldsborough, Esq. (1733 - 1788)

Robert Goldsborough (December 3, 1733 – December 22, 1788) was an American lawyer and statesman from Maryland. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress. Robert was the son of Ch...

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John Dickinson, Signer of the US Constitution, President of Pennsylvania, President of Delaware (1732 - 1808)

John Dickinson (November 8, 1732 – February 14, 1808) was an American lawyer and politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware. He was a militia officer during the American...

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Tench Coxe (1755 - 1824)

Tench Coxe (May 22, 1755 – July 17, 1824) was an American political economist and a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1788-1789. He wrote under the pseudonym "A Pennsylv...

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Charles Pettit (1736 - 1806)

Charles Pettit (1736 – September 4, 1806) was an American lawyer and merchant from New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He served as a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Confederation Cong...

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James Duane (1733 - 1797)

James Duane was an American lawyer, jurist, and Revolutionary leader from New York. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress, New York state senator, Mayor of New York. President George Wash...

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Henry Wynkoop, US Congress (1737 - 1816)

Henry Wynkoop (March 2, 1737 – March 25, 1816) was a member of the Continental Congress (from 1779) and later a United States Representative for the state of Pennsylvania during the First Unit...

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Rev. John Knox Witherspoon, Signer of the "Declaration of Independence" MP (1723 - 1794)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW JERSEY. DAR Ancestor # A127172 John Knox Witherspoon (February 15, 1723 – November 15, 1794) was a signatory of the United States Declaration of In...

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Richard Stockton, Signer of "The Declaration of Independence" MP (1730 - 1781)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW JERSEY. DAR Ancestor # A110432 Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Richard Stockton was born near Princeton, on October 1, 1730. He attended the ...

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Jonathan Bayard Smith (1742 - 1812)

Jonathan Bayard Smith (February 21, 1742 – June 16, 1812) was an American merchant from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He served as a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1777...

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Dr. William Shippen, Sr. (1712 - 1801)

William Shippen, Sr. (October 1, 1712 – November 4, 1801) was an American physician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a civic and educational leader who represented Pennsylvania in the C...

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Benjamin Rush, signer of the "Declaration of Independence" MP (1745 - 1813)

Benjamin Rush (December 24, 1745 – April 19, 1813) was a Founding Father of the United States. Rush lived in the state of Pennsylvania and was a physician, writer, educator, humanitarian and a d...

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Benjamin Rumsey (1734 - 1808)

Benjamin Rumsey (October 6, 1734 – March 7, 1808) was an American jurist from Joppa, Maryland. He served as a delegate for Maryland in the Continental C...

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Nathaniel Ramsey (1741 - 1817)

Nathaniel Ramsey (May 1, 1741– October 23, 1817) was an American lawyer and soldier from Cecil County, Maryland. Ramsey fought in the Revolutionary War, and was a member of the Congress of the...

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Dr. David Ramsey (1749 - 1815)

) David Ramsay (April 2, 1749 – May 8, 1815) was an American physician and historian from Charleston, South Carolina. He served as a South Carolina delegate to the Continental ...

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Joseph Montgomery (1733 - 1794)

Joseph Montgomery (1733–1794) was an American Presbyterian minister and a delegate to the Continental Congress from Pennsylvania. Joseph was born near Harrisburg (now Paxtang, Pennsylvania...

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James Manning (1738 - 1791)

) James Manning (October 22, 1738 – July 29, 1791) was an American Baptist minister, educator and legislator from Providence, Rhode Island best known for being the first president of Brown Uni...

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Walter Livingston (1740 - 1797)

Walter Livingston (November 27, 1740 Clermont Manor, Clermont, Columbia County, New York - May 14, 1797 New York City) was an American merchant, lawyer and politician. Family He was a son of ...

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Richard Hutson, Cont. Cong., Lt. Gov. (1748 - 1795)

Richard Hutson (1748 – April 12, 1795) was an American lawyer, judge, and politician from Charleston, South Carolina. He represented South Carolina as a delegate to the Continental Congress, w...

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Joseph Hewes, U.S. Secretary of the Navy (signer of the "Declaration of Independence") (1730 - 1779)

Joseph Hewes (January 23, 1730 – November 10, 1779) was a native of Princeton, New Jersey, where he was born in 1730. Hewes’s parents were members of the Society of Friends, commonly kn...

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John Henry, Governor, U.S. Senator (1750 - 1798)

) John Henry (November 1750 – December 16, 1798) was the eighth Governor of Maryland and member of the United States Senate. He was born near Vienna in Dorchester County, Maryland. He was ...

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John Habersham (1754 - 1799)

HABERSHAM, John, (brother of Joseph Habersham and uncle of Richard Wylly Habersham), a Delegate from Georgia; born at “Beverly,” near Savannah, Ga., December 23, 1754; completed prepara...

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Colonel John Beatty (Continental Army) (1749 - 1826)

) John Beatty (December 10, 1749 – May 30, 1826) was an American physician and statesman from Princeton, New Jersey. Biography Born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, he rose to the rank o...

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William Churchill Houston MP (1746 - 1788)

William Churchill Houston (ca. 1746 – August 12, 1788) was an American teacher, lawyer, and statesman. He was a delegate to both the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention for ...

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) Allen Jones (December 24, 1739 – November 10, 1798) was an American planter and statesman from Northampton County, North Carolina. During the Revolutionary War he was a Brigadier General in ...

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Colonel Nathaniel Scudder (1733 - 1781)

Nathaniel Scudder (May 10, 1733 – October 17, 1781) was an American physician and patriot leader during the Revolutionary War. He served as a delegate for New Jersey to the Continental Congres...

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Abner Nash (1716 - 1786)

Abner Nash was a member of the Provincial Council of North Carolina, and an active politician. When the war of the Revolution broke out, he and his brother Francis were found in the ranks of the patrio...

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Stephen Higginson (1743 - 1828)

Stephen Higginson (November 28, 1743 – November 28, 1828) was an American merchant and shipmaster from Boston, Massachusetts. He was a delegate for Massachusetts to the Continental Congress in...

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John Baptista Ashe, US Congress, NC (1748 - 1802)

John Baptista Ashe (1748 – November 27, 1802) was an American planter, soldier, and statesman from North Carolina. He was born in Rocky Point township of Pender County, North Carolina in 1748,...

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John Armstrong, Jr., 7th Secretary of War, U.S. Senator (1758 - 1843)

. -------------------- John Armstrong, Jr. (November 25, 1758 – April 1, 1843) was an American soldier and statesman who was a delegate to the Continental Congress, U.S. Senator from New Y...

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Brig. General John Armstrong, Sr. (Continental Army) (1717 - 1795)

. John Armstrong (October 13, 1717 – March 9, 1795) was an American civil engineer and soldier who served as a major general in the Revolutionary War. He was a delegate to the Continental Cong...

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Henry Wisner (1720 - 1790)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW YORK. DAR Ancestor #: A126854 Henry Wisner (c.1720 – March 4, 1790) was an American miller from Goshen, New York. He was a patriot leader during th...

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William Duer, Continental Congressman (1743 - 1799)

) William Duer (March 18, 1743 – May 7, 1799) was a British-born American lawyer, developer, and speculator from New York City. A Federalist, Duer wrote in support of ratifying the United Stat...

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John B. Alsop MP (1724 - 1794)

John Alsop (1724 – November 22, 1794) was an American merchant and politician from New York City during the American Revolution. He was a delegate for New York to the Continental Congress from 1...

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George Clymer (1739 - 1813)

George Clymer (March 16, 1739 – January 24, 1813) was an American politician and founding father. He was one of the first Patriots to advocate complete independence from Britain. As a Pennsylv...

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Richard Peters (1744 - 1828)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA with the rank of CAPTAIN. DAR Ancestor # A089652 ) Richard Peters (June 22, 1744 – August 22, 1828) sometimes Richard Peters, Jr., to di...

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Thomas Willing (1731 - 1821)

Mayor of Philadelphia

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Samuel Rhoads (1711 - 1784)

Samuel Rhoads (1711–April 7, 1784) was a leading citizen of 18th-century Philadelphia. He designed Pennsylvania Hospital and was a master of the Carpenters' Company of Philadelphia. Rhoads...

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Colonial Gov. Willie Jones MP (1741 - 1801)

Willie Jones (December 24, 1740 – June 18, 1801) was an American planter and statesman from Halifax County, North Carolina. He represented North Carolina as a delegate to the Continental Congres...

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