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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.

NameStatePlace of BirthBirth DateDeath DateOccupationReligion
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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