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  • John Hancock, Signer of the "Declaration of Independence" (1737 - 1793)
    John Hancock (January 23, 1737 [O.S. January 12, 1736] – October 8, 1793) was the son of Rev. John Hancock of Braintree and Mary (Hawke) Thaxter of Hingham. He was an American merchant, statesman, an...
  • Thomas Cushing (1724 - 1788)
    Added by Elwin C. Nickerson- Served in Continental Congress-1774-1776- Patriot to the American Revolution- If we had lost the war, him like many others would have been hunted down by the British and Ha...
  • Gov. James Bowdoin, II (1726 - 1790)
    James Bowdoin was an American political and intellectual leader from Boston, Massachusetts, during the American Revolution and the following decade. He initially gained fame and influence as a wealthy ...
  • Gov. Samuel Adams, Signer of the "Declaration of Independence" (1722 - 1803)
    DAR Ancestor #: A000577 Sam Adams, founder of the Boston Tea Party. The Adams Family, a Massachusetts family of statesmen, scholars, and authors that included two Presidents of the United States. I...
  • Increase Sumner, Jr. (1746 - 1799)
    Increase Sumner (November 27, 1746– June 7, 1799) was an American politician from Massachusetts. He served as the fifth governor of Massachusetts from 1797 to 1799. Increase Sumner was born on 27 Novem...