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Born near Boston, Massachusetts in the year of 1721 on April 19 was a poor boy by the name of Roger Sherman. Roger Sherman was born into a cobbler and farming family and spent his formative years in Stoughton, Massachusetts. Since Roger Sherman was born into impoverished family he had little opportunity for a formal education until he reached the age of thirteen, when a small schoolhouse opened in the area. There was a popular story about him in his youth. Sherman was working alongside with his father he always propped open a book on his cobbler’s bench so he can read while he worked. But we will never know whether the story is true or not. When Sherman's father died around 1743, the family moved to New Milford, Connecticut, where one of …show more content…
Once he arrived to New Milford, Connecticut he partnered up with his brother and opened the town’s first store. He very quickly introduced himself in civil and religious affairs, rapidly becoming one of the towns leading citizens and eventually town clerk of the New Milford. With his leadership, Sherman became the first mayor of New Haven Connecticut and served on the committee of five that drafted the Declaration of Independence, and was also a representative and senator in the new republic. He was the only person to sign all four great state papers of the US; the continental association; the Declaration of Independence; the articles of confederation; and the constitution. Roger Sherman represented Connecticut in the US house of representatives from 1781 to 1791 and then in the US senate from 1791 until the time of his death in 1793, at the age of seventy-two. Sherman died in his sleep on July 23, 1793 after a two month illness diagnosed as typhoid fever. Another signer of the Declaration of Independence was Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Franklin was born on milk street in Boston Massachusetts on January 17, 1706. He …show more content…
As an infant, his family moved to New Castle County, Delaware and settled near the village of Christiana. When he grew up, George Read joined Thomas McKean at the Rev. Francis Allison's Academy at New London, Pennsylvania and afterwards he studied law in Philadelphia with John Moland. After being admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in the year of 1753; the following year he returned home to establish a practice at New Castle, Delaware. In the year of 1763 he married Gertrude Ross Till, daughter of the Rev. George Ross, --the Anglican rector of Immanuel Church in New Castle and widowed sister of George Ross, also a future signer of the Declaration of Independence-- together they had five children. In 1763 John Penn, the Proprietary Governor, appointed Read Crown Attorney General for the three Delaware counties and he served in that position until leaving for the Continental Congress in 1774. He also served in the Colonial Assembly of the Lower Counties for twelve sessions, from 1764/65 through 1775/76. George Read is known as the signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Continental Congressman from Delaware, a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, President of Delaware, and a member of the Federalist Party, who served as U.S. Senator from Delaware and Chief Justice of Delaware and the only one out of two statesman who signed all three of the great State papers

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