Gravestone for famous ancestor Roger Sherman - signer of the Dec of Independence and Constitution

Gravestone for famous ancestor Roger Sherman - signer of the Dec of Independence and Constitution

Roger Sherman United States Senator from Connecticut signer of the United States Declaration of Independence

Roger Sherman United States Senator from Connecticut signer of the United States Declaration of Independence

Roger Sherman, Signer of the Articles of Association, Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the U. S. Constitution

Roger Sherman, Signer of the Articles of Association, Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the U. S. Constitution

Roger Sherman, Signer of the Articles of Association, Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the U.

Roger Sherman Offers a Connecticut Compromise - http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/roger-sherman-offers-connecticut-compromise/

Roger Sherman Offers a Connecticut Compromise - http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/roger-sherman-offers-connecticut-compromise/

“I believe that there is one only living and true God, existing in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. . . . that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are a revelation from God. . . . that God did send His own Son to become man, die in the room and stead of sinners, and thus to lay a foundation for the offer of pardon and salvation to all mankind so as all may be saved who are willing to accept the Gospel offer.” – Roger Sherman, signer of Declaration and…

“I believe that there is one only living and true God, existing in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. . . . that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are a revelation from God. . . . that God did send His own Son to become man, die in the room and stead of sinners, and thus to lay a foundation for the offer of pardon and salvation to all mankind so as all may be saved who are willing to accept the Gospel offer.” – Roger Sherman, signer of Declaration and…

Roger Sherman Jr, my 3X Great Grandfather.  This is from a very large portrait copy I have at home.

Roger Sherman Jr, my 3X Great Grandfather. This is from a very large portrait copy I have at home.

Roger Sherman - Connecticut: Hardworking and determined, Roger Sherman was a self-made man with a remarkably busy career. He was born in Newton, Massachusetts on April 19, 1721. He was an early supporter of the patriot cause and served as a delegate to both Continental Congresses. He was a member of the committees that drafted the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation.

Roger Sherman - Connecticut: Hardworking and determined, Roger Sherman was a self-made man with a remarkably busy career. He was born in Newton, Massachusetts on April 19, 1721. He was an early supporter of the patriot cause and served as a delegate to both Continental Congresses. He was a member of the committees that drafted the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation.

Roger Sherman, Originator of the Great Compromise that balanced the interests of the large & small states.

Roger Sherman, Originator of the Great Compromise that balanced the interests of the large & small states.

John Adams made this copy of the Declaration of Independence while revisions of Thomas Jefferson's draft were still in progress. Adams and Jefferson, along with Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston made up the Committee of Five appointed by Congress to draft the Declaration. This copy is important for demonstrating the evolution of the text from Jefferson's original rough draft, which exists now only as a much marked-up document, to the Declaration known today.

John Adams made this copy of the Declaration of Independence while revisions of Thomas Jefferson's draft were still in progress. Adams and Jefferson, along with Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston made up the Committee of Five appointed by Congress to draft the Declaration. This copy is important for demonstrating the evolution of the text from Jefferson's original rough draft, which exists now only as a much marked-up document, to the Declaration known today.

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