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Signer of the Declaration of Independence (Virginia)

Biographical Data
Religious Views
References, Links, & Further Reading

Education: College of William and Mary

Occupation: planter

Political Affiliation:

Religious Affiliation: Episcopalian

Summary of Religious Views:

A devoted church member, Braxton was a vestryman, and sometimes served as a representative of his church in statewide conventions.

Views on Religion & Politics:

Braxton supported Thomas Jefferson's Bill for Establishment of Religious Freedom, and also supported the disestablishment of the Episcopal church in Virginia.


References, Links, & Further Reading: Books, Articles, Links


Alonzo Thomas Dill, Carter Braxton, Virginia Signer: A Conservative in Revolt, Univ. Press of America, 1983



Works by Carter Braxton

An Address to the Convention of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia; on the Subject of Government in General, and Recommending a Particular Form to Their Consideration -- May 1776 (The Founder's Constitution)

Biographical Sites

BRAXTON, Carter, 1736-1797 (Biographical Directory of the US Congress)
Carter Braxton (ushistory.org: Signers of the Declaration of Independence)
Carter Braxton (1736-1797) (EncyclopediaVirginia)
Carter Braxton (Colonial Hall)
Carter Braxton (Signers of the Declaration of Independence -- National Park Service)

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