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John Morton

Born: 1724

Birthplace: Ridley, Pennsylvania

Signed On: 8/2/1776

Signed For: Pennsylvania

Died: 4/1777

Fun Facts:

  • Morton was the first of the signers to die when he passed away less than a year after signing the Declaration.

  • John Morton voted against the Declaration in the unofficial tally on July 1st, but was persuaded to change his mind for the official July 2nd vote.

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