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The Religious Affiliation of
a Signer of the Declaration of Independence
Benjamin Harrison is regarded as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. He was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He was a delegate from Virginia.
Benjamin Harrison (5 April 1726 - 24 April 1791) was an Episcopalian.
Benjamin Harrison the signer of the Declaration of Independence should not confused with his similarly named great-grandson, President Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd President of the United States, who was born in 1833. Declaration of Independence signer Benjamin Harrison's son William Henry Harrison was also a U.S. President (the 9th).
From: Robert G. Ferris (editor), Signers of the Declaration: Historic Places Commemorating the Signing of the Declaration of Independence, published by the United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service: Washington, D.C. (revised edition 1975), page 71:
...Harrison died in his mid-sixties at Berkeley and was buried there in the family cemetery.
Note that numerous sources and authoritative references have been consulted in order to ascertain the religious affiliation of the American Founding Fathers. Note that the excerpts and references mentioned on this page are not the only references used in order to identify this person's religious affiliation.
Portrait: from Robert G. Ferris (editor), Signers of the Declaration: Historic Places Commemorating the Signing of the Declaration of Independence, published by the United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service: Washington, D.C. (revised edition 1975).
Religion of Founding Fathers webpage created 17 November 2005. Last modified 29 November 2005.
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