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Scottish-Americans Who Signed the
Declaration of Independence

 
   

William Hooper (1742-1790)
He has a vision of independence.

Philip Livingston (1716-1778)
Businessman who gave generously

Thomas McKean (1734-1817)
President of Continental Congress

Thomas Nelson (1738-1789)
The Revolution cost him a fortune

George Ross (1730-1779)
A Loyalist who changed his mind

James Smith (1719-1806)
Colonel of one of the first regiments

George Taylor (1716-1781)
Legislator, judge, and militiaman

Matthew Thornton (1714-1803)
Physician, lawmaker, and judge

James Wilson (1742-1798)
He also signed the constitution

John Witherspoon (1723-1794)
He was the only clergyman to sign


 

Wayne Rethford, President Emeritus
Illinois Saint Andrew Society
Scottish-American History Club
2800 Des Plaines Avenue
North Riverside, IL 60546

2014