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Biographies of the Founding Fathers

   The following biographical sketches of America's founding fathers are taken from the 1829 book, Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence, by the Rev. Charles A. Goodrich. Some editing has been done including an effort to modernize the spelling. However, I still expect there to be many mistakes. If you see any please email me and let me know.

The Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Massachusetts
John Hancock
Samuel Adams
John Adams
Robert Treat Paine
Elbridge Gerry
 
New Hampshire
Josiah Bartlett
William Whipple
Matthew Thornton
 
Rhode Island
Stephen Hopkins
William Ellery
Connecticut
Roger Sherman
Samuel Huntington
William Williams
Oliver Wolcott
 
New York
William Floyd
Philip Livingston
Francis Lewis
Lewis Morris
 
New Jersey
Richard Stockton
John Witherspoon
Francis Hopkinson
John Hart
Abraham Clark
Pennsylvania
Robert Morris
Benjamin Rush
Benjamin Franklin
John Morton
George Clymer
James Smith
George Taylor
James Wilson
George Ross
 
Delaware
Caesar Rodney
George Read
Thomas M' Kean
Maryland
Samuel Chase
William Paca
Thomas Stone
Charles Carrol
 
Virginia
George Wythe
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Harrison
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Carter Braxton
North Carolina
William Hooper
Joseph Hewes
John Penn
 
South Carolina
Edward Rutledge
Thomas Heyward
Thomas Lynch
Arthur Middleton
 
Georgia
Button Gwinnett
Lyman Hall
George Walton

As I am still scanning in the biographies of these founding fathers, if there is a founding father that you would especially like to see, contact me, and I'll do my best to move that founder forward in my schedule.

 

Designed and Edited by John Vinci
Last modified December 30, 2003