John Hancock (January 23, 1737 [O.S. January 12, 1736] – October 8, 1793) was
an American merchant, smuggler, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the
American Revolution. ... He is remembered ...
In 1775, he and fellow patriot Samuel Adams avoided arrest in Lexington,
Massachusetts, after Paul Revere ... His prominent, stylish signature became
The Boston Patriots. ... The man with the famous signature — John Hancock —
was also a Bostonian. Hancock earned ... His famous midnight ride that warned
of the advancing British troops was only one of his revolutionary actions. He was
Jan 31, 2013 ... As a boy John tagged along with future Patriot John Adams. ... scratch of his pen
would make him famous to future generations (not necessarily for ... His signature
was by far the largest and fanciest signature on the document.
He is most famous for his large signature on the United States Declaration of ....
Harlow Unger, in John Hancock: Merchant King and American Patriot (2000), ...
Aug 5, 2014 ... We hold this truth to be self-evident: John Hancock's signature on the Declaration
... The first published version is known as the Dunlap broadside and was ... It's
not his fault if a bunch of bandwagon patriots showed up weeks, ...
Jun 26, 2014 ... William Ellery – Newport's Famous Patriot. By Brian Stinson. His signature was
not the first or the largest, but William Ellery of Newport was ...
Jul 3, 2014 ... Claim: When John Hancock affixed his famously large signature to the
Declaration of ... first signer of the Declaration of Independence — is so little-
known to Americans. .... John Hancock: Merchant King and American Patriot.
Records 21 - 40 ... An early patriot, he headed the committee. ... Famous for his confirming lightning
is electricity by flying a kite in a thunderstorm. ... His signature on the document
was so bold that when people sign their names, they are said to ...
Young Charles Carroll, known as “Charley” to his parents, was sent in 1747, at
the ... word “Carrollton” to his signature to distinguish himself from other Charles
Carrolls. ... THE PATRIOT – Carroll's position in the emerging revolutionary