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Sunday’s Salute ~ Signers of the Declaration of Independence

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Family ties to the Founding Fathers are always intriguing!

Genealogy With Valerie

fireworksOn this 4th of July weekend, I wanted to honor 4 of my Revolutionary War Soldiers who also signed the Declaration of Independence which was approved on July 4, 1776 and signed on August 2, 1776.

Benjamin_Harrison_V_miniature_portraitBenjamin Harrison V is my 2nd cousin 8x removed. He was born on August 15 1726 in Berkeley Plantation, Charles City Co., Virginia. He was an American planter, merchant, and legislator in colonial Virginia. He was a Founding Father of the United Statesand also served as Virginia’s governor (1781–1784).

Benjamin served as an aggregate for three decades in the Virginia House of Burgesses, representing Surry County and Charles City County. He was among the earlypatriots to formally protest tyrannical measures imposed by King Georgeand his Parliament upon the American colonies leading to the American Revolution. As a Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress, and…

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Written by Jude Cowell

July 5, 2020 at 8:11 pm

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