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John Penn

Born: 5/17/1741

Birthplace: near Port Royal, Virginia

Signed On: 8/2/1776

Signed For: North Carolina

Died: 9/14/1788

Fun Facts:

  • Penn had very little eductaion by the time he was 18, an age when many other signers were graduating college. From this point he quickly became a self taught lawyer.

  • None of North Carolina's signers were born in the colony. Penn had only lived there for about 2 years when he signed the Declaration.

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