Search for the Signers: Visiting the Graves of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence

by Jennifer Epstein Rudnick

What began as an unusual pastime quickly became a true fixation. Upon discovering a cemetery with three of the Declaration signers’ graves whilst on an excursion with friends, this project was conceived: hunting for and photographing the graves of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. At first, it appeared to be a simple venture. As pictures were taken and names crossed off the list, important queries came to the forefront. Is this where the signer was originally buried? Was he moved from a primary burial location? Is the true grave locale on record? Ultimately, it was discovered that a large amount of Declaration signers aren’t interred in their original burial locations. Read along in this historical sojourn with some surprising tales, and find out how many graves were uncovered in the process.

ISBN: 978-1-64307-570-9

sku: 08-583-01