Signers of the Declaration of Independence

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Overview and Extent of Project

Our goal is to make good Master Profiles (MPs) of all of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. All of the links for the signers listed below are being made into MP's. We want, as well, to eventually connect all related families to these MP's, so we need to work on merging related families too. A few of the related profiles have also been made into MPs. The purpose of making MPs, as stated above, is to make good profiles. There are some problems connected to some of these families. In some cases, it may be necessary to lock an MP so that only curators may approve additional merges to them. This is a work in progress. Not all issues will be resolved immediately.

In order to find related profiles to work on, choose any of the profiles from the list below:

Click on the links to go to a particular MP profile, then look under the drop down menu on the right where it says "contact manager" "view tree" etc.

At the bottom of that menu choose "MORE ACTIONS" then choose "VIEW NEARBY MERGE ISSUES".

A list of merge issues related to that profile will come up for you. Keep this page open in another window. When completing a merge by default you will be taken back to your own merge issues, that is why you'll need to keep the Mayflower related merge issue page open in another window so you can return to it easily after completing each merge.

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Master Profiles for Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Connecticut

Samuel Huntington
Roger Sherman
William Williams
Oliver Wolcott

Delaware

Thomas McKean
George Read
Caesar Rodney

Georgia

Button Gwinnett
Lyman Hall
George Walton

Maryland

Charles Carroll
Samuel Chase
William Paca
Thomas Stone

Massachusetts

John Adams
Samuel Adams
Elbridge Gerry
John Hancock
Robert Treat Paine

New Hampshire

Josiah Bartlett
Matthew Thornton
William Whipple

New Jersey

Abraham Clark
John Hart
Francis Hopkinson
Richard Stockton
John Witherspoon

New York

William Floyd
Francis Lewis
Philip Livingston
Lewis Morris

North Carolina

Joseph Hewes
William Hooper
John Penn

Pennsylvania

George Clymer
Benjamin Franklin
Robert Morris
John Morton
George Ross
Benjamin Rush
James Smith
George Taylor
James Wilson

Rhode Island

William Ellery
Stephen Hopkins

== South Carolina

Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Arthur Middleton
    • Edward Rutledge

Virginia

Carter Braxton
Benjamin Harrison
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Jefferson
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
George Wythe

Project Members (in alphabetical order)

Erica Isabel Howton (curator)

Brendan Molloy

Maria Edmonds Zediker (curator)

Sources

USHistory.org



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