23 July 2014

Today in History: Roger Sherman dead of typhoid

Roger Sherman died of typhoid in New Haven, Connecticut today back in 1793. He was 72. Sherman was a Connecticut Patriot, who sadly I must admit I had never heard of until he popped up on "Today in History" on the History.com page. Sherman was the only one among the Patriots of the American Revolution who signed all four documents that gradually assigned sovereignty to the new United States: the Continental Association of 1774, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution. The National Park Service offers a nice write up on Sherman as well.

Photo: NPS
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.