Category Archives: Rhode Island

Stephen Hopkins

Stephen Hopkins’ name is not one of the first names that comes to mind as a signer of the Declaration of Independence, but he does stand out in John Trumbull’s painting “The Declaration of Independence.” Hopkins is clearly visible in … Continue reading

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William Ellery

Born in Newport, Rhode Island on 22 December 1727, young William was the second son of William Ellery and Elizabeth Almy. William Ellery’s great grandfather, Sergeant William Ellery, immigrated to New England and was living in Salem in 1668, and … Continue reading

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