Button Gwinnett

Button Gwinnett (1735-1777) was born 10 Apr. 1735 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England. He was the son of Samuel Gwinnett and Anne Emes. He married Ann Bourne on 19 Apr. 1757 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England. He died 19 May 1777 in Savannah, Chatham Co., Georgia. He was one of the eminent men for whom Wilford Woodruff initiated proxy temple ordinance work in Aug. 1877.


Button Gwinnett (KG17-2K9), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 3 May 2022). Button Gwinnett, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/button-gwinnett, accessed 3 May 2022). Charles Francis Jenkins, Button Gwinnett, Signer of the Declaration of Independence (New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1926).

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  • Page 272

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

    August 21, 1877 ~ Tuesday Aug 21, 1877 I Wilford Woodruff went to the Temple of the Lord this morning and was Baptized for 100 persons who were dead including the signers of the Declaration of Independance all except John Hancock and [William Floyd] I was Baptized for the following names [FIGURES] [FIGURE] William Hooper Benjamin Franklin Joseph Hewes John Morton John Penn George Cliymer Button ...
    August 21, 1877