Declaration of Independence Signers


Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Signers are Listed by state they represented:


Connecticut


Samuel Huntington

BORN
July 3, 1731 in Windham, CT

STATE
Connecticut

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
40

CAREER
Lawyer

DEATH
January 5, 1796 at the age of 64


Roger Sherman

BORN
June 19, 1721 in Newton, MA.

STATE
Connecticut

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
55

CAREER
Lawyer

DEATH
July 23, 1793 at the age of 72


William Williams

BORN
June 18, 1731 in Lebannon, CT.

STATE
Connecticut

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
45

CAREER
Merchant

DEATH
August 2, 1811 at the age of 80


Oliver Wolcott

BORN
November 20, 1726 in Windsor, CT.

STATE
Connecticut

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
49

CAREER
Lawyer

DEATH
December 1, 1797 at the age of 71


Delaware


Thomas McKean

BORN
March 19, 1735 in Chester Co., PA.

STATE
Delaware

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
42

CAREER
Lawyer

DEATH
June 24, 1817 at the age of 83


George Read

BORN
September 18, 1733 in Northeast MD.

STATE
Delaware

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
42

CAREER
Lawyer

DEATH
September 21, 1798 at the age of 65


Caesar Rodney

BORN
October 7, 1728 in Dover, Delaware

STATE
Delaware

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
47

CAREER
Military Officer

DEATH
June 29, 1784 at the age of 55


Georgia


Button Guinett

BORN
Year 1735 in Gloucester, England

STATE
Georgia

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
41

CAREER
Merchant

DEATH
May 15, 1777 at the age of 42


Lyman Hall

BORN
April 12, 1724 in Wallingford, CT

STATE
Georgia

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
52

CAREER
Minister and doctor

DEATH
October 19, 1790 at the age of 66


George Walton

BORN
Year c. 1741, in Cuberland Co., VA.

STATE
Georgia

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
35

CAREER
Lawyer

DEATH
February 2, 1804 at the age of 63


Maryland


Charles Carroll

BORN
September 19, 1737 in Annapolis, MD

STATE
Maryland

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
38

CAREER
Merchant

DEATH
November 14, 1832 at the age of 95


Samuel Chase

BORN
April 17, 1741 in Somerset Co., MD

STATE
Maryland

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
35

CAREER
Lawyer

DEATH
June 19, 1811 at the age of 70


William Paca

BORN
October 31, 1740 in Abington, MD

STATE
Maryland

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
35

CAREER
Lawyer

DEATH
October 13, 1799 at the age of 58


Thomas Stone

BORN
Year c. 1743 in Charles Co., MD

STATE
Maryland

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
33

CAREER
Lawyer

DEATH
October 5, 1787 at the age of 44


Massachusetts


John Adams

BORN
October 30, 1735, Quincy, MA

STATE
Massachusetts

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
40

CAREER
Lawyer

DEATH
July 4, 1826 at the age of 90


Samuel Adams

BORN
September 27, 1722 in Boston, MA

STATE
Massachusetts

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
53

CAREER
Merchant

DEATH
October 2, 1803 at the age of 81


Elbridge Gerry

BORN
July 17, 1744 in Marblehead, MA

STATE
Massachusetts

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
32

CAREER
Merchant

DEATH
November 23, 1814 at the age of 70


John Hancock

BORN
January 12, 1737 in Quincy, MA

STATE
Massachusetts

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
40

CAREER
Merchant

DEATH
October 8, 1793 at the age of 56


Robert Treat Paine

BORN
March 11, 1731 in Boston, MA

STATE
Massachusetts

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
45

CAREER
Lawyer, Scientist

DEATH
May 12, 1814 at the age of 83


New Hampshire


Josiah Bartlett

BORN
November 21, 1729 in Amesbury, MA

STATE
New Hampshire

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
46

CAREER
Physician

DEATH
May 19, 1795 at the age of 65


Mathew Thornton

BORN
Year c. 1714 in Ireland

STATE
New Hampshire

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
62

CAREER
Physician

DEATH
June 24, 1803 at the age of 89


William Whipple

BORN
January 14, 1730 in Kittery, ME

STATE
New Hampshire

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
46

CAREER
Merchant

DEATH
November 28, 1785 at the age of 55


New Jersey


Abraham Clark

BORN
February 15, 1726 in Elizabethtown, NJ

STATE
New Jersey

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
50

CAREER
Lawyer

DEATH
September 15, 1794 at the age of 68


John Hart

BORN
Year c. 1711 in Hunterdon Co., NJ

STATE
New Jersey

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
65

CAREER
Land Owner

DEATH
May 11, 1779 at the age of 68


Francis Hopkinson

BORN
March 7, 1707 in Providence, RI

STATE
New Jersey

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
69

CAREER
Merchant

DEATH
April 13, 1785 at the age of 78


Richard Stockton

BORN
October 1, 1730 in Princeton, NJ

STATE
New Jersey

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
45

CAREER
Lawyer

DEATH
February 28, 1781 at the age of 50


John Witherspoon

BORN
February 5, 1723 in Gifford, Scotland

STATE
New Jersey

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
53

CAREER
Minister

DEATH
November 15, 1794 at the age of 71


New York


William Floyd

BORN
December 17, 1734 in Brookhaven, NY

STATE
New York

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
41

CAREER
Land Speculator

DEATH
August 4, 1821 at the age of 86


Francis Lewis

BORN
March 21, 1713 in Llandaff, Wales

STATE
New York

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
63

CAREER
Merchant

DEATH
December 30, 1802 at the age of 89


Philip Livingston

BORN
January 15, 1716, Albany, NY.

STATE
New York

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
60

CAREER
Merchant

DEATH
June 12, 1778 at the age of 62


Lewis Morris

BORN
June 8, 1726 in West Chester Co., NY

STATE
New York

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
50

CAREER
Plantation Owner

DEATH
January 22, 1798 at the age of 71


North Carolina


Joseph Hewes

BORN
January 23, 1730 in Kingston, NJ.

STATE
North Carolina

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
46

CAREER
Merchant

DEATH
October 10, 1779 at the age of 49


William Hooper

BORN
June 17, 1742 in Boston, MA.

STATE
North Carolina

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
34

CAREER
Lawyer

DEATH
October 14, 1790 at the age of 48


John Penn

BORN
May 6, 1740 in Carolina Co., VA

STATE
North Carolina

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
36

CAREER
Lawyer

DEATH
September 14, 1788 at the age of 48


Pennsylvania


George Clymer

BORN
March 16, 1739 in Philadelphia, PA.

STATE
Pennsylvania

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
37

CAREER
Merchant

DEATH
January 24, 1813 at the age of 73


Benjamin Franklin

BORN
January 17, 1706 in Boston, MA.

STATE
Pennsylvania

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
70

CAREER
Printer; Scientist

DEATH
June 17, 1790 at the age of 84


Robert Morris

BORN
January 31, 1734 in Liverpool, England

STATE
Pennsylvania

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
42

CAREER
Merchant; Land Speculator

DEATH
May 8, 1806 at the age of 72


John Morton

BORN
Year c. 1724 in Ridley Township, PA.

STATE
Pennsylvania

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
52

CAREER
Farmer

DEATH
Year c. 1777 at the age of 53


George Ross

BORN
May 10, 1730 in New Castle, DE.

STATE
Pennsylvania

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
46

CAREER
Lawyer

DEATH
July 14, 1779 at the age of 49


Benjamin Rush

BORN
January 4, 1746 in Philadelphia, PA.

STATE
Pennsylvania

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
30

CAREER
Physician

DEATH
June 19, 1813 at the age of 67


James Smith

BORN
Year c. 1719 in Northern Ireland

STATE
Pennsylvania

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
57

CAREER
Lawyer

DEATH
July 11, 1806 at the age of 87


George Taylor

BORN
Year c. 1716 in Ireland

STATE
Pennsylvania

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
60

CAREER
Merchant

DEATH
February 23, 1781 at the age of 65


James Wilson

BORN
June 18, 1731 in Lebannon, CT.

STATE
Pennsylvania

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
45

CAREER
Merchant

DEATH
August 2, 1811 at the age of 80


Rhode Island


William Ellery

BORN
December 22, 1727 in Newport, RI.

STATE
Rhode Island

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
48

CAREER
Lawyer; Merchant

DEATH
February 15, 1820 at the age of 92


Stephen Hopkins

BORN
March 7, 1707 in Providence, RI.

STATE
Rhode Island

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
69

CAREER
Merchant

DEATH
June 13, 1785 at the age of 78


South Carolina


Thomas Heyward Jr.

BORN
July 28, 1746 in St. Helena Parish, SC.

STATE
South Carolina

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
30

CAREER
Lawyer; Plantation Owner

DEATH
March 6, 1809 at the age of 62


Thomas Lynch Jr.

BORN
August 5, 1749 in Prince George’s Parrish, SC.

STATE
South Carolina

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
26

CAREER
Lawyer

DEATH
Year c. 1779 at the age of 30


Arthur Middleton

BORN
June 26, 1742 in Charleston, SC.

STATE
South Carolina

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
34

CAREER
Plantation Owner

DEATH
January 1, 1787 at the age of 44


Edward Rutledge

BORN
November 23, 1749 in Christ Church Parish, SC.

STATE
South Carolina

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
26

CAREER
Lawyer

DEATH
January 23, 1800 at the age of 50


Virginia


Carter Braxton

BORN
September 10, 1736 in Newington, VA.

STATE
Virginia

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
39

CAREER
Plantation Owner

DEATH
October 10, 1797 at the age of 61


Benjamin Harrison

BORN
June 7, 1726 in Charles City Co., VA

STATE
Virginia

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
50

CAREER
Farmer

DEATH
June 24, 1791 at the age of 65


Thomas Jefferson

BORN
June 13, 1743 in Albermarle Co., VA.

STATE
Virginia

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
33

CAREER
Lawyer; Scientist

DEATH
July 4, 1826 at the age of 83


Richard Henry Lee

BORN
January 20, 1732 in Stratford, VA.

STATE
Virginia

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
44

CAREER
Merchant; Plantation Owner

DEATH
June 19, 1794 at the age of 62


Thomas Nelson Jr.

BORN
December 26, 1738 in Yorktown, VA.

STATE
Virginia

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
37

CAREER
Merchant

DEATH
January 4, 1789 at the age of 50


George Wythe

BORN
Year c. 1726 in Elizabeth City Co., VA.

STATE
Virginia

AGE AT SIGNING IN 1776
50

CAREER
Lawyer

DEATH
June 8, 1806 at the age of 80




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