Signers of the Declaration

Signers of the Declaration

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Signers of the Declaration

The signers represented the Colonies as follows:

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton.

MASSACHUSETTS: John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry.

RHODE ISLAND: Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery.

CONNECTICUT: Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott.

NEW YORK: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris.

NEW JERSEY: Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark.

PENNSYLVANIA: Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross.

DELAWARE: Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean.

MARYLAND: Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton.

VIRGINIA: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton.

NORTH CAROLINA: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton.

GEORGIA: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton.

(It may be noted that several of these were not members of the Continental Congress when the Declaration was passed.)

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