Signer Profiles


Signer #30, Elizabeth Conklin: "A Lucky Hit"

Searching out Declaration signers who married after the Convention is a galling challenge...

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Signer #74, Henry W. Seymour: "So Many Misfortunes"

The mystery surrounding the two Henry Seymours deepens.

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Signer #75, Henry Seymour: "The Captain of Industry"

Wealthy and well known, Signer #75 doesn't fit in...

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Signer #17, Malvina Seymour: "Reader Requested"

A reader emailed in, asking if she was related to Signer #17. Hopefully, this will help!

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Signer #50, Cynthia Fuller: "The Loose Thread"

Signer #50's life intersects with at least three other Declaration signers.

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Signer #35, Phebe King: "Household #1067"

The profile of Signer #35 depends heavily on one key artifact.

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Signer #96, E.W. Capron: "The Wandering Spirit(ualist)"

Signer #96 lead a life of philosophical restlessness and seeking—a life often guided by spirits...

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Signer #52, P.A. Culvert: "The Door-Knock Thesis"

Did living en route to the Wesleyan Chapel drive participation in the convention?

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Signer #47, Betsy Tewksbury: “Studying the Shrapnel”

Some misfortune befell Signer #47, and archival evidence suggests that it tore her family apart.

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Signer #83, Robert Smallbridge: “Patterns Converge”

Signer #83 has some outstanding quality in common with every other signer profiled so far.

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Signer #34, Mary S. Mirror: "The Name that Sounds Fake"

In which the author is reminded of the episode of "The Brady Bunch" entitled “The Not-So-Ugly Duckling.”

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Signer #24, Sophronia/e Taylor: "The Two Sophronia Taylors"

The challenge of Signer #24 involves determining which Sophronia Taylor signed the Declaration...

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