-James Wilson was the last signer of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania.
-James was born in Scotland in 1742 and went to the University in St Andrews, Glasgow and Edinburgh though he never obtained a degree from any of them.
-After studying the ideas of Francis Hutcheson, David Hume and Adam Smith he moved to Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1766.
Continue reading “Bullet Point Bio: James Wilson “
-George Taylor was a signer of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania.
-Taylor was born in Ireland but moved to the colonies at the age of 20 in the year 1736.
-Since Taylor’s father was a clergyman and had little money to pay for his American passage, he was indentured to an ironmaster at Warwick Furnace and Coventry Forge.
Continue reading “Bullet Point Bio: George Taylor”
-One of the signers of the United States Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania
-James Smith was born September 17, 1719 in Ulster Ireland. His family moved to Pennsylvania in 1729.
-While growing up in Pennsylvania he received his education from a local church minister. After graduating, he went on to study law in Lancaster. At the age of 26 he was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar.
Continue reading “Bullet-Point Bio: James Smith”
-One of the signers from Pennsylvania.
-Benjamin Rush was born on January 4, 1746 to John and Susanna Rush. He grew up outside of Philadelphia and was the fourth of seven children.
-Benjamin went to school at West Nottingham Academy at the age of eight, while living with his aunt and uncle, after his father died.
Continue reading “Bullet-Point Bio: Benjamin Rush”