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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hancock

John Hancock (January 23, 1737 [O.S. January 12, 1736] – October 8, 1793) was an American ... Before the American Revolution, Hancock was one of the wealthiest men in the ... Hancock returned to Massachusetts and was elected governor of the Commonwealth, serving in that role for most of his remaining years.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Button_Gwinnett

Button Gwinnett (1735 – May 19, 1777) was a British-born American founding father who, as a ... There are conflicting reports as to his exact birthdate, but he was baptized in St. ... He signed the famous parchment copy on August 2, 1776. ... of Independence, and the extreme rarity of the Gwinnett signature; there are 51  ...

news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2013/06/our-signature-1776-revolutionary

Jun 28, 2013 ... John Hancock's role as treasurer left an uneasy Harvard ... There was … a report that you are going to be married soon. ... But in his own day, after the Revolutionary War, Hancock was still threatened with lawsuits from ...

nypost.com/2007/01/29/john-hancock-merchant-revolutionary-founding-father

Jan 29, 2007 ... Let them double their reward,” he said for there was a bounty on his head. In fact, the signature is so famous that “John Hancock” is now a slang ... for his skills as an orator and negotiator, but during the Revolutionary War, ...

www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/john-hancock

John Hancock, Declaration of Independence, American Revolution .... was raised by his aunt and uncle, Thomas Hancock (1703-1764), a wealthy merchant, in their elegant Boston mansion. ... His prominent, stylish signature became famous.

www.revolutionarywararchives.org/hancock.html

John Hancock: The Man Behind the Signature ... He did so in such a way that in America his name has become a synonym for the word 'signature'. ... had done a wise thing as they had made John Hancock's personal fortune, their own". In ...

thehistoryjunkie.com/button-gwinnett-facts

Learn Button Gwinnett facts in this brief biography that details his life, duel with Lachlan McIntosh and his famous signature as a signer of the DOI. ... land was plentiful and there was more money to be made in the agricultural industry. ... his first decision to support the American Revolutionary War was probably because his ...

www.revolutionary-war-and-beyond.com/declaration-of-independence-signatures.html

The following Declaration of Independence signatures appear in the order they ... the debate about the Declaration of Independence and during its signing. .... signing the Declaration of Independence, but his more important role during the ...

revolution.mrdonn.org/famousquotes.html

It is amazing how many famous quotes came out of the American Revolution. ... you are all marksmen - don't one of you fire until you see the whites of their eyes. ... Archives in Washington, D.C. On that document, John Hancock's signature is ...

www.foxnews.com/us/2011/07/04/10-things-might-not-know-about-our-independence.html

Jul 4, 2011 ... It has been suggested that Hancock's is by far the largest signature simply ... When Virginia declared its independence in May 1776, they sent Rep. ... we did in the American Revolution was original and that our ideas of freedom ... to the year 1860 with the writing of that famous poem, "Paul Revere's Ride.