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Signers of The Declaration of Independence

Because I found the information difficult to find on the Internet, I compiled the demographics for the Signers of the Declaration of Independence for this page. It mirrors the data found on a similar page which has demographics for the attendees of the Constitutional Convention and another for the signers of the Articles of Confederation.

Name State Place of Birth Birth Date Death Date Occupation Religion
Adams, JohnMassachusettsQuincy, MA10/30/17357/4/1826LawyerUN
Adams, SamuelMassachusettsBoston, MA9/27/172210/2/1803MerchantCO
Bartlett, JosiahNew HampshireAmesbury, MA11/21/17295/19/1795PhysicianCO
Braxton, CarterVirginiaNewington, VA9/10/173610/10/1797Plantation OwnerEP
Carroll of Carrollton, CharlesMarylandAnnapolis, MD9/19/173711/14/1832Merchant/Plantation OwnerRC
Chase, SamuelMarylandSomerset Co., MD4/17/17416/19/1811LawyerEP
Clark, AbrahamNew JerseyElizabethtown, NJ2/15/17419/15/1794Lawyer/SurveyorPB
Clymer, GeorgePennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA3/16/17391/24/1813MerchantQU/EP
Ellery, WilliamRhode IslandNewport, RI12/22/17272/15/1820Lawyer/MerchantCO
Floyd, WilliamNew YorkBrookhaven, NY12/17/17348/4/1821Land SpeculatorPB
Franklin, BenjaminPennsylvaniaBoston, MA1/17/17064/17/1790Scientist/PrinterDE
Gerry, ElbridgeMassachusettsMarblehead, MA7/17/174411/23/1814MerchantEP
Gwinnett, ButtonGeorgiaDown Hatherley, England17355/15/1777Merchant/Plantation OwnerEP
Hall, LymanGeorgiaWallingford, CT4/12/172410/19/1790Physician/MinisterCO
Hancock, JohnMassachusettsQuincy, MA1/12/173710/8/1793MerchantCO
Harrison, BenjaminVirginiaCharles City Co., VA4/7/17264/24/1791Plantation Owner/Farmer?
Hart, JohnNew JerseyHunterdon Co., NJ17115/11/1779Land OwnerPB
Hewes, JosephNorth CarolinaKingston, NJ1/23/173010/10/1779MerchantEP
Heyward Jr., ThomasSouth CarolinaSt. Helena Parrish, SC7/28/17463/6/1809Lawyer/Plantation Owner?
Hooper, WilliamNorth CarolinaBoston, MA6/17/174210/14/1790LawyerEP
Hopkins, StephenRhode IslandProvidence, RI3/7/17074/13/1785Merchant?
Hopkinson, FrancisNew JerseyPhiladelphia, PA10/2/17375/9/1791Lawyer/MusicianEP
Huntington, SamuelConnecticutWindham, CT7/3/17311/5/1796LawyerCO
Jefferson, ThomasVirginiaAlbermarle Co., VA4/13/17437/4/1826Lawyer/Plantation OwnerDE
Lee, Francis LightfootVirginiaMt. Pleasant, VA10/14/17341/11/1797Plantation Owner?
Lee, Richard HenryVirginiaStratford, VA1/20/17326/19/1794Plantation Owner/Merchant?
Lewis, FrancisNew YorkLlandaff, Wales3/21/171312/30/1802Merchant?
Livingston, PhilipNew YorkAlbany, NY1/15/17166/12/1778MerchantPB
Lynch Jr., ThomasSouth CarolinaPrince George's Parrish, SC8/5/17491779Lawyer?
McKean, ThomasDelawareChester Co., PA3/19/17356/24/1817LawyerPB
Middleton, ArthurSouth CarolinaCharleston, SC6/26/17421/1/1787Plantation Owner?
Morris, LewisNew YorkWest Chester Co., NY4/8/17261/22/1798Plantation Owner?
Morris, RobertPennsylvaniaLiverpool, England1/31/17345/8/1806Merchant/Land SpeculatorEP
Morton, JohnPennsylvaniaRidley Township, PA17241777Farmer?
Nelson Jr., ThomasVirginiaYorktown, VA12/26/17381/4/1789Merchant/Plantation Owner?
Paca, WilliamMarylandAbington, MD10/31/174010/13/1799Lawyer/Plantation OwnerEP
Paine, Robert TreatMassachusettsBoston, MA3/11/17315/12/1814Lawyer/ScientistCO
Penn, JohnNorth CarolinaCarolina Co., VA5/6/17409/14/1788Lawyer?
Read, GeorgeDelawareNortheast MD9/18/17339/21/1798LawyerEP
Rodney, CaesarDelawareDover, DE10/7/17286/29/1784Plantation Owner/SoldierEP
Ross, GeorgePennsylvaniaNew Castle, DE5/10/17307/14/1779Lawyer?
Rush, BenjaminPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA1/4/17464/19/1813PhysicianPB
Rutledge, EdwardSouth CarolinaChrist Church Parrish, SC11/23/17491/23/1800Lawyer/Plantation OwnerAN
Sherman, RogerConnecticutNewton, MA4/19/17217/23/1793LawyerCO
Smith, JamesPennsylvaniaNorthern Ireland17197/11/1806LawyerPB
Stockton, RichardNew JerseyPrinceton, NJ10/1/17302/28/1781LawyerPB
Stone, ThomasMarylandCharles Co., MD174310/5/1787LawyerEP
Taylor, GeorgePennsylvaniaIreland17162/23/1781MerchantPB
Thornton, MatthewNew HampshireIreland17146/24/1803PhysicianPB
Walton, GeorgeGeorgiaCumberland Co., VA17412/2/1804LawyerAN
Whipple, WilliamNew HampshireKittery, ME1/14/173011/28/1785MerchantCO
Williams, WilliamConnecticutLebanon, CT4/18/17318/2/1811MerchantCO
Wilson, JamesPennsylvaniaCarskerdo, Scotland9/14/17428/21/1798LawyerEP/DE
Witherspoon, JohnNew JerseyGifford, Scotland2/5/172311/15/1794MinisterPB
Wolcott, OliverConnecticutWindsor, CT11/20/172612/1/1797LawyerCO
Wythe, GeorgeVirginiaElizabeth City Co., VA17266/8/1806LawyerEP

Religion key:

AN = Anglican
CO = Congregationalist
DE = Deist
EP = Episcopal
PB = Presbyterian
QU = Quaker
RC = Roman Catholic
UN = Unitarian

Sources:
Birth places, birth and death dates, and occupations: Declaration Signer's Factsheet from NARA. Religion: A Note on the Signers of the Declaration of Independence and God & Country.

Note on religion: Pinning down the religion of some people on this list is notoriously difficult. The "Deist" label, in particular, is a difficult one to assign. The best attempt has been made to assign labels accurately - the assignment can be debated, and this fact is readily acknowledged.


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