Button Gwinnett

3 Mar 1735 - 19 May 1777

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 a signer of the Declaration of Independence and one of the eminent men for whom Wilford Woodruff initiated proxy temple ordinance work in Aug. 1877.

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