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Signers of the Declaration of Independence

(Technically this blog post is not about Lawrence County but. . . you're still reading, so you might as well continue...)

There were 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence--26 lawyers, 8 merchants, 6 physicians, 6 farmers, 2 soldiers, 2 statesmen, 1 sailor, 1 painter, 1 printer, 1 surveyor, 1 shoemaker, and 1 minister. The oldest signer was Ben Franklin, (a printer) at age 70. The youngest was Ed Rutledge, (a lawyer) at age 26. The last survivor of those who signed was Charles Carrol who died November 14,1832 at age 95.

Happy Fourth!

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