George Walton was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and served his country in multiple ways during the American Revolutionary War. His birth date is traditionally held at 1749 or 1750, however Charles Goodrich who wrote The Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence dated his birth in 1740.
Lyman Hall (April 12, 1724 – October 19, 1790), was a man of many vocations. He had experience as a physician, clergy and a statesman. He would attend the Second Continental Congress along with his fellow delegates George Walton and Button Gwinnett. He would vote in favor of independence and become a famous signer of the Declaration of Independence. [Read more…]
Button Gwinnett (1735 – May 19, 1777) was born in England and would become an American political leader and patriot who would sign the Declaration of Independence. He served as a delegate to the Second Continental Congress alongside fellow Georgians George Walton and Lyman Hall. His signature was the second signature on the Declaration of Independence. He served as the provisional president of Georgia in 1777. Unfortunately what is most researched about him is his signature and his duel with Lachlan McIntosh in which he was mortally wounded. [Read more…]
Arthur Middleton (June 26, 1742 – January 1, 1787), of Charleston, South Carolina Colony, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He served alongside fellow South Carolina colony delegates: Thomas Lynch Jr., Thomas Heyward and Edward Rutledge. He was born to Henry Middleton and Mary Baker Williams. Arthur Middleton’s home would be passed down for multiple generations in the Middleton family and is now a popular destination in South Carolina. [Read more…]
Thomas Lynch Jr. (August 5, 1749–1779) served as a delegate from South Carolina to the Second Continental Congress. He served alongside fellow South Carolina colony delegates: Arthur Middleton, Thomas Heyward and Edward Rutledge and was the youngest delegate in the Continental Congress. Lynch stepped into fill his father’s role when he became ill. [Read more…]