Are You Related to the Signers of the United States Declaration of Independence?
Although the wording of the Declaration was approved by Congress on July 4, the date of its signing has been disputed. Most historians have concluded that it was signed nearly a month after its adoption, on August 2, 1776, and not on July 4 as is commonly believed.
Here are the family trees of some of the signers of the United States Declaration of Independence:
President of Congress: John Hancock (Massachusetts)
Massachusetts: Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine.
Rhode Island: Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery.
Connecticut: Roger Sherman, Oliver Wolcott.
New Hampshire: William Whipple
New York: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Lewis Morris.
Pennsylvania: Benjamin Franklin.
Delaware: George Read.
Maryland: William Paca.
Virginia : Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr..
South Carolina: Edward Rutledge, Arthur Middleton.
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