List of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence who Owned Slaves

List of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence who Owned Slaves

41 of the 56 Signers Owned Slaves.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826)
Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790)
Samuel Chase (1741 – 1811)
John Hancock (1737 – 1793)
Benjamin Harrison (1726 – 1791)
William Floyd (1734 – 1821)
Joseph Hewes (1730 – 1779
John Penn (1741-1788)
Edward Rutledge (1749 – 1800)
Thomas Heyward (1746 – 1809)
Thomas Lynch, Jr. (1749 – 1779)
Arthur Middleton (1742 – 1787)
William Paca (1740 – 1799)
Thomas Stone (1743 – 1787)
Charles Carroll (1737 – 1832)
George Wythe (1726 – 1806)
Richard Henry Lee (1732 – 1794)
Thomas Nelson, Jr. (1738 – 1789)
Francis Lightfoot Lee (1734 – 1797)
Carter Braxton (1736 – 1797)
Button Gwinnett (1735 – 1777)
Lyman Hall (1724 – 1790)
Robert Morris (1734 – 1806)
Benjamin Rush (1746 – 1813)
George Taylor (1716 – 1781)
Caesar Rodney (1728 – 1784)
George Read (1733 – 1798)
Philip Livingston (1716 – 1778)
Francis Lewis (1713 – 1802)
Lewis Morris (1726 – 1798)
Richard Stockton (1730 – 1781)
John Witherspoon (1723 – 1794)
Francis Hopkinson (1737 – 1791)
John Hart (1713 – 1779)
Abraham Clark (1726 – 1794)
Josiah Bartlett (1729 – 1795)
William Hooper (1742 – 1790)
William Whipple (1730 – 1785)
Stephen Hopkins (1707 – 1785)
Oliver Wolcott (1726 – 1797)

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