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Thomas II Lynch, 1st Prov. Cong./Cont. Cong. (Lynch)

Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Craven, South Carolina, United States
Death: December 1776 (49)
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States
Place of Burial: Annapolis, St. Anne's Churchyard, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas I Lynch and Sabina Vanderhorst
Husband of Elizabeth Allston and Hannah Lynch
Father of Esther Lynch; Sabina Bowman; Thomas Lynch, Jr., signer of the "Declaration of Independence"; William Lynch; Elizabeth Hamilton and 1 other
Brother of Major Charles Lynch; William Lynch; Jonak Lynch and Edward Lynch
Half brother of Ulruk Lynch; Margaret Lynch; Mary Lynch; Sarah Lynch; Elizabeth Lynch and 2 others

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About Thomas II Lynch, 1st Prov. Cong./Cont. Cong.

Thomas Lynch, Sr. was admired by the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, and they marked their high regard with the blank space they created solely for his signature. He is the only founding father whose son was elected to replace his father.

Lynch was elected to represent the colony of South Carolina in the Commons House of Assembly in 1751. He was chosen because of his work with George Washington and the Continental Army. He was one of the most successful indigo and rice planters, the second wealthiest individual, and a leading statesman in the Colony between 1751 and 1776.

Lynch sacrificed his own fortune through his deep commitment to independence. He had the respect of the Second Continental Congress to influence the appointment of George Washington as the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, even though Washington was not the first choice of many. Lynch convinced the New England delegation through John Adams and then convinced the Southern delegation and the career of Washington began.

Mr. Lynch’s achievements upon the world stage between 1751 and 1776 were as a leader in the Stamp Act Congress, the 1st and 2nd Continental Congresses, and as a representative of the Congress to George Washington. Lynch spearheaded the idea that the Legislative Branch of Congress should consist of two houses, one to represent the area and one to represent population.


Thomas Lynch, 1727-1776, served more than 15 years in the Royal Assembly. His father was elected to the First & second Continental Congresses. During the Second Continental Congress, both father & son served at the same time.

Thomas Lynch, 1749-1779, was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independance. He was the third generation public servant in South Carolina. (he and his wife died at sea on the way to the West Indies)

Thomas Lynch, 1675-1738, served in the First RoyalAssembly.

(from "New World Encyclopedia")

Continental Congressman. Served as a Delegate to the Continental Congress from South Carolina in 1774. Also served as a Member of the South Carolina State Legislature in 1776. He was the father of Thomas Lynch Jr. (1749-1779).

 Sabina Bowman (1747 - 1812)*
 Esther Lynch (1747 - 1825)
 Thomas Lynch, Jr.
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Thomas II Lynch, 1st Prov. Cong./Cont. Cong.'s Timeline

Craven, South Carolina, United States
December 4, 1746
Age 19
Georgetown County, South Carolina, United States
Age 19
July 30, 1747
Age 20
Georgetown, SC, USA
August 5, 1749
Age 22
December 28, 1756
Age 29
Charleston, SC, USA
Age 32
December 1776
Age 49
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States