Josiah Bartlett DOI


Josiah Bartlett 21 November 1729 in Amesbury, Massachusetts, he was raised as a Congregationalist. and died 19 may 1795. He was the fifth child and fourth son of Stephen and Hannah-Mary (Webster) Bartlett By age 17, he had built a foundation in Latin and learned some Greek. He was educated In New Hampshire and became a practicing Physician at Kingston. He was a delegate to Continental Congress, 1774 to 1784. He was the first, after John Hancock, to sign the Declaration of Independence. He served as Judge of Common Pleas and of the Supreme Court of his state, he was later elected Governor of New Hampshire.

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