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William Paca
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William Paca was born in 1740 in Abingdon, Maryland and was a signer for the Declaration of Independence. William Paca was a representative of Maryland. He was the second son of the family and had five sisters. He married Mary Chew in 1763. After four days after their marriage, William Paca bought two acres of land and soon began to build their five-part mansion and a garden. They had three children but only one son, John Philemon, survived into adulthood.⇧
William Paca was tutored at home until he went to college with his brother at The College of Philadelphia, now known as the University of Philadelphia. In 1756 he graduated with a bachelor degree of arts. In the late spring or early summer of 1759 Paca settled in Annapolis to study law with Stephen Bordley, one of the colony's most prominent lawyers.


William Paca
William Paca
William Paca


3rd Governor of Maryland
In office
November 22, 1782 – November 26, 1785
Preceded by
Thomas Sim Lee
Succeeded by
William Smallwood

Maryland State Senator
In office
1777 – 1779

Maryland Delegate to the Continental Congress
In office
1774 – 1779

Judge of the United States Court for Maryland
In office
1789 – 1799

Born
October 31, 1740
Harford County, Maryland
Died
October 13, 1799 (aged 58)
Queen Anne's County, Maryland
Signature
William Paca's signature
William Paca's signature

WPaca.jpgIn 1761 he was licenced to practice law and in 1764 Benjamin Harrison was admitted to the provincial bar and stayed in Annapolis, Maryland. William Paca was a close friend of Samuel Chase and led local opposition of the Stamp Art of 1782. Paca also organized the Anne Arundel County chapter of the Sons of Liberty.
William Paca was elected to Maryland in 1771 and in 1782 he was elected governor of Maryland. He was re-elected governor in 1783 and 1784.
Paca served as a judge of the Court of Appeals for Admiralty and Prize Cases
from 1780 until his election as the third governor of Maryland in November 1782. Paca refused election to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 but did represent Hartford County as an anti-Federalist in the Ratification Convention held in April 1788.
William Paca died at Wye Hall on October 13, 1799, and was most likely buried on the grounds, although the location of his grave is unknown.


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Benjamin Harrison 1726-1791
Benjamin Harrison was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was born in 1726 in Charles Benjamin_Harrison_signature.pngCity County, Virginia at Berkeley Plantation. Benjamin Harrison lived there all his life. His brother-in-law was Speaker of the House of Burgeses , Peyton Randolph, who was first cousin once removed of Thomas Jefferson. His Brother-in-law Burwell Bassett was married to the sister of Martha Washington. His father was Benjamin Harrison IV and his mother was Anne Carter. Harrison was married to Elizabeth Basset and they had seven children. One of their sons, William Henry Harrison, lived to be president.
Harrison was a representative for Virginia. he was the 5th governor of Virginia and was an American planter. Benjamin was educated at the College of William and Mary.
Harrison served as Governor from 1781 to 1784. He then again ran for the state legislature but was defeated by John Tyler, Sr., father of future president John Tyler. He died in 1791, removed from High Office by death. Harrison County, West Virginia, was formed in 1784 and named in Governor Harrison's honor.

Benjamin Harrison V
Benjamin Harrison V
Benjamin Harrison V


5th Governor of Virginia
In office
1781 – 1784
Preceded by
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Succeeded by
Patrick Henry

Born
April 5, 1726
Charles City County, Virginia
Died
April 24, 1791 (aged 65)
Charles City County, Virginia
Spouse
Elizabeth Bassett
Signature
Benjamin Harrison V's signature
Benjamin Harrison V's signature

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