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Guest Post by Salina B. Baker When it comes to the American Revolution, most people have heard of men like George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, who were instrumental in the founding of this country. But what … Continued
Continuing series on the Signers of the Declaration of Independence Many volumes have been written about Sam Adams, and we can’t hope to cover all the relevant research here – but for a quick look at the colorful colonial founder, … Continued
Sojourner Truth ( c. 1797 – November 26, 1883) was an African American, born into slavery in Esopus, New York, about 96 miles north of New York City. She was one of twelve children. Her parents were owned by Colonel Hardenbergh, an officer … Continued
Continuing series on Signers of the Declaration of Independence Josiah Bartlett (December 2, 1729– May 19, 1795) was born in Amesbury, Massachusetts, fourth son of Deacon Stephen and Hannah(Emery) Bartlett from England. Stephen Bartlett was deacon of the First Church of … Continued
Continuing series on the Signers of the Declaration of Independence Carter Braxton ( September 10, 1736 – October 10, 1797 ) was born to wealth, power and privilege. His father George Braxton Jr. was a rich landowner and merchant. His mother, … Continued
Continuing series on the Signers of the Declaration of Independence Charles Carrol of Carrolton ( September 19, 1737 – November 14, 1832) is referred to this way because of the numerous other Charles Carrol relatives. His ancestor, also Charles Carrol, … Continued
Continuing series on the Signers of the Declaration of Independence George Clymer( March 16, 1739 – January 23, 1813) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, descended from a merchant family of Bristol, England. His father died at a young age, and his … Continued