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Name

State Rep.

Date of Birth

Birthplace

Age in 1776

Occupation

Number of Marriages

Number of Children

Date of Death

Age at Death

Adams, John

MA

10/30/1735

Quincy, MA

40

Lawyer

1

5

7/4/1826

90

Adams, Samuel

MA

9/27/1722

Boston, MA

53

Merchant

2

2

10/2/1803

81

Bartlett, Josiah

NH

11/21/1729

Amesbury,MA

46

Physician

1

12

5/19/1795

65

Braxton, Carter

VA

9/10/1736

Newington, VA

39

Plantation Owner

2

18

10/10/1797

61

Carroll, Charles of Carrollton

MD

9/19/1737

Annapolis, MD

38

Merchant, Plantation Owner

1

7

11/14/1832

95

Chase, Samuel

MD

4/17/1741

Somerset Co., MD

35

Lawyer

2

4

6/19/1811

70

Clark, Abraham

NJ

2/15/1726

Elizabethtown, NJ

50

Lawyer, Surveyer

1

10

9/15/1794

68

Clymer, George

PA

3/16/1739

Philadelphia, PA

37

Merchant

1

8

1/24/1813

73

Ellery, William

RI

12/22/1727

Newport, RI

48

Lawyer, Merchant

2

16

2/15/1820

92

Floyd, William

NJ

12/17/1734

Brookhaven, NY

41

Land Speculator

2

3

8/4/1821

86

Franklin, Benjamin

PA

1/17/1706

Boston, MA

70

Scientist, Printer

1

3

4/17/1790

84

Gerry, Elbridge

MA

7/17/1744

Marblehead, MA

32

Merchant

1

7

11/23/1814

70

Gwinnett, Button

GA

c. 1735

Gloucester, England

41

Merchant, Plantation Owner

1

3

5/15/1777

42

Hall, Lyman

GA

4/12/1724

Wallingford, CT

52

Physician, Minister

2

1

10/19/1790

66

Hancock, John

MA

1/12/1737

Quincy, MA

40

Merchant

1

2

10/8/1793

56

Harrison, Benjamin

VA

4/7/1726

Charles City Co., VA

50

Plantation Owner, Farmer

1

7

4/24/1791

65

Hart, John

NJ

c. 1711

Hunterdon Co., NJ

65

Land owner

1

13

5/11/1779

68

Hewes, Joseph

NC

1/23/1730

Kingston, NJ

46

Merchant

-

-

10/10/1779

49

Heyward Jr., Thomas

SC

7/28/1746

St. Helena Parish, SC

30

Lawyer, Plantation Owner

2

8

3/6/1809

62

Hooper, William

NC

6/17/1742

Boston, MA

34

Lawyer

1

3

10/14/1790

48

Hopkins, Stephen

RI

3/7/1707

Providence, RI

69

Merchant

2

7

4/13/1785

78

Hopkinson, Francis

NJ

10/2/1737

Philadelphia, PA

38

Lawyer, Musician

1

5

5/9/1791

53

Huntington, Samuel

CT

7/3/1731

Windham, CT

45

Lawyer

1

2

1/5/1796

64

Jefferson, Thomas

VA

4/13/1743

Albemarle Co., VA

33

Lawyer, Plantation Owner, Scientist

1

6

7/4/1826

83

Lee, Francis Lightfoot

VA

10/14/1734

Mt. Pleasant, VA

41

Plantation Owner

1

0

1/11/1797

62

Lee, Richard Henry

VA

1/20/1732

Stratford, VA

44

Plantation Owner, Merchant

2

6

6/19/1794

62

Lewis, Francis

NY

3/21/1713

Llandaff, Wales

63

Merchant

1

7

12/30/1802

89

Livingston, Philip

NY

1/15/1716

Albany, NY

60

Merchant

1

9

6/12/1778

62

Lynch Jr., Thomas

SC

8/5/1749

Prince George’s Parrish, SC

26

Lawyer

1

0

c. 1779

30

McKean, Thomas

DE

3/19/1735

Chester Co., PA

42

Lawyer

2

11

6/24/1817

83

Middleton, Arthur

SC

6/26/1742

Charleston, SC

34

Plantation Owner

1

9

1/1/1787

44

Morris, Lewis

NY

4/8/1726

West Chester Co.,NY

50

Plantation Owner

1

10

1/22/1798

71

Morris, Robert

PA

1/31/1734

Liverpool, England

42

Merchant, Land Speculator

1

7

5/8/1806

72

Morton, John

PA

c. 1724

Ridley Township, PA

52

Farmer

1

8

c. 1777

53

Nelson Jr., Thomas

VA

12/26/1738

Yorktown, VA

37

Merchant, Plantation Owner

1

13

1/4/1789

50

Paca, William

MD

10/31/1740

Abington, MD

35

Lawyer, Plantation Owner

2

5

10/13/1799

58

Paine, Robert Treat

MA

3/11/1731

Boston, MA

45

Lawyer, Scientist

1

8

5/12/1814

83

Penn, John

NC

5/6/1740

Carolina Co., VA

36

Lawyer

1

3

9/14/1788

48

Read, George

DE

9/18/1733

Northeast MD

42

Lawyer

1

5

9/21/1798

65

Rodney, Caesar

DE

10/7/1728

Dover, DE

47

Plantation Owner, Military Officer

0

0

6/29/1784

55

Ross, George

PA

5/10/1730

New Castle, DE

46

Lawyer

1

3

7/14/1779

49

Rush, Benjamin Dr.

PA

1/4/1746

Philadelphia, PA

30

Physician

1

13

4/19/1813

67

Rutledge, Edward

SC

11/23/1749

Christ Church Parish, SC

26

Lawyer, Plantation Owner

2

3

1/23/1800

50

Sherman, Roger

CT

4/19/1721

Newton, MA

55

Lawyer

2

15

7/23/1793

72

Smith, James

PA

c. 1719

Northern Ireland

57

Lawyer

1

5

7/11/1806

87

Stockton, Richard

NJ

10/1/1730

Princeton, NJ

45

Lawyer

1

6

2/28/1781

50

Stone, Thomas

MD

c. 1743

Charles Co., MD

33

Lawyer

1

3

10/5/1787

44

Taylor, George

PA

c. 1716

Ireland

60

Merchant

1

2

2/23/1781

65

Thornton, Matthew

NH

c. 1714

Ireland

62

Physician

1

5

6/24/1803

89

Walton, George

GA

c. 1741

Cumberland Co., VA

35

Lawyer

1

2

2/2/1804

63

Whipple, William

NH

1/14/1730

Kittery, ME

46

Merchant

1

0

11/28/1785

55

Williams, William

CT

4/18/1731

Lebannon, CT

45

Merchant

1

3

8/2/1811

80

Wilson, James

PA

9/14/1742

Carskerdo, Scotland

33

Lawyer

2

7

8/21/1798

55

Witherspoon, John

NJ

2/5/1723

Gifford, Scotland

53

Minister

2

12

11/15/1794

71

Wolcott, Oliver

CT

11/20/1726

Windsor, CT

49

Lawyer

1

4

12/1/1797

71

Wythe, George

VA

c. 1726

Elizabeth City Co., VA

50

Lawyer

2

1

6/8/1806

80

Information obtained from:
American Council of Learned Societies. American National Biography. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Who Was Who in America: Historical Volume 1607-1896. Chicago: The A.N. Marquis Company, 1963.

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