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John Hancock


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 ...

John Hancock - American Revolution - HISTORY.com


In 1775, he and fellow patriot Samuel Adams avoided arrest in Lexington, Massachusetts, after Paul Revere ... His prominent, stylish signature became famous.

The Boston Patriots [ushistory.org]


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  ...

Signature Patriot: John Hancock III | Map of Time | A Trip Into the Past


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.

John Hancock - Wikiquote


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), ...

John Hancock's Declaration of Independence signature: Was it too ...


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, ...

William Ellery – Newport's Famous Patriot | June 26, 2014 | Newport ...


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 ...

John Hancock Signs the Declaration of Independence : snopes.com


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.

Find A Grave - Signers of The US Declaration of Independence


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 ...

Charles Carroll of Carrollton – The Signer | Charles Carroll House


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 politics ...

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Facts about the Life of John Hancock *** - Colonial America


What was his involvement in the American Revolutionary War? ... fast information about John Hancock, famous as a political activist and patriot ... The Signature of John Hancock was the first to be added to the Declaration of Independence .

The Sons of Liberty - Constitution Facts


Most famous for his bold signature on the Declaration of Independence, John Hancock ... to mob violence, and he would go down in history as a leading patriot .

John Hancock Facts | American History and John Hancock


Read on for little known facts about this famous politician. ... Hancock sympathized with his friends John Adams and Samuel Adams who were both patriots. ... He signed in an entirely blank space so his signature stood out for that reason and ...